Most riders accept the risk of injury in a business that could hardly be more hazardous. While tracks provide jockeys with insurance coverage, there is no long-term care. The Jockeys' Guild says one in five jockeys gets injured and misses work in a given year.
A disabled vehicle on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City past the U.S. 1 (Caton Avenue) exit has closed the southbound left traffic lane and southbound left shoulder at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting large pieces of infrastructure such as retaining walls and the streets near them after the major collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week.
A three-vehicle collision with injury on Interstate 97 North in South Gate at the MD 100 exit has closed a northbound right off-ramp at 8:39 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Baltimore's railroad legacy has ebbed over time as Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was subsumed and its successor CSX Transportation moved south. Residents and local officials say the city's prominence in the railroad industry crumbled alongside the aging tunnels, overpasses and tracks that convey trains through city neighborhoods every day.
By By Kevin Rector, Yvonne Wenger and Doug Donovan and The Baltimore Sun
By the time the video begins, it's clear that something is wrong on East 26th Street. Cars are listing unsteadily on the edge of the chasm that opens up to a rail bed below. What happens next, as they say, will astound you.
With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story first broke.
With some facing up to 40 days away from their homes, Charles Village residents criticize the city and CSX for failing to heed their complaints about problems with East 26th Street, which collapsed in a heap of stones, dirt and automobiles onto the adjacent train tracks.
Harford County emergency officials dealt with what one called "the worst storm event" in months, as the county was caught in a massive deluge that dropped up to 9 inches of rain in some areas between late Tuesday night and early Thursday morning.
A CSX freight train reportedly carrying 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, dumping at least some of its load on the ground surrounding the tracks, according to the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department.
On the day after the Baltimore area experienced record levels of rainfall and a street collapse, Thursday morning's commute was snarled with accidents and road closures on major thoroughfares and secondary roads.
Gubernatorial hopeful Ron George usually keeps the flashiest part of his biography quiet, but he let slip last week that had a brief and unglamorous career as daytime soap opera actor. And that's not all.
A major shift in education was set to begin in Maryland on the first day of school last year, and Baltimore County elementary teachers were anticipating a "world-class" curriculum, promised by their new superintendent.
As of 9:10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation was reporting an accident in Baltimore on northbound I-95 just past Washington Boulevard. The incident involved three vehicles, but was off to the far right shoulder, according to MDOT reports.
All southbound traffic on MD 144 in the Marriottsville area has been closed between MD 32 and Marriottsville Road due to emergency roadwork at 7:32 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation
A single vehicle crash on U.S. 40 in Rosedale has shut down all traffic between Berk Avenue and Todds Lane for more than two hours on Tuesday since first reported by the state Department of Transportation at 6:41 a.m.
Traffic on I-95 near Havre de Grace remained slow late Friday afternoon after a tour bus carrying about 68 mostly elderly passengers struck a guardrail and closed all northbound lanes, Maryland State Police said.
A three-vehicle collision with injury in Bel Air on Interstate 95 North prior to the MD 543 exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and the northbound right shoulder at 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Heading into the bottom of the seventh with a 9-2 lead at Centennial Thursday afternoon, Howard coach Nick Hoffner might have felt pretty confident that his team would be going home with a win. But Hoffner has seen enough high school baseball games to know that there's a difference between being up big in the ninth and being on the bus after a win. "You can never have enough runs," said Hoffner, whose team hung on to win, 9-7. "You always want to get any extra runs you can have."
Harford County's Emergency Operations Center a few miles north of Bel Air was packed Tuesday, as county, state and municipal emergency officials responded to an attack on the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in nearby Delta, Pa.
All lanes have been reopened on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision with injury at Caton Avenue on Friday morning that shut down all but the southbound left shoulder for more than two hours, state transportation officials said.
All northbound lanes on Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk are closed at North Point Road due to a two-vehicle accident with injury at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
An incident involving a vehicle on Interstate 95 North in Baltimore City at the Caton Avenue exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:59 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Annapolis police say a 24-year-old Edgewater man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after a Ford Explorer struck an electrical pole at Forest Drive and Taylor Avenue in the city, causing the road to be closed for more than 17 hours.