While the number of Marylanders traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to be slightly lower this year compared to last year, there will still be hundreds of thousands of people on the roads, rails and in the air.
More than a quarter of drivers reported "being so tired they had a difficult time keeping their eyes open" while recently behind the wheel, despite most considering the practice "somewhat or completely unacceptable," according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
A minor derecho storm and a second tornado outbreak in four days socked Marylanders twice on Thursday and yet the weather was still less severe than some had feared, after some forecasts referenced the derecho storm that paralyzed the region for days a year ago.
Maryland transit police are warning travelers to be alert on trains and buses, amid a long-running rash of mobile device thefts targeting riders who were texting, listening to music or talking on the phone.
A AAA Mid-Atlantic survey to be released Friday indicates that most Maryland residents with travel plans — 91 percent — will be going by car. About 883,000 travelers — or roughly one in six residents — are going somewhere for the holiday, according to the survey.
Dozens of Independence Day parades were held Wednesday in Maryland, from do-it-yourself affairs consisting of three kids on bikes and a little red wagon to larger events popular enough to cause traffic jams.
A Baltimore County delegate called on the governor to send in the Maryland State Police to control "roving mobs of black youths" that he said are terrorizing Baltimore's Inner Harbor, prompting one of his colleagues to label the message "race-baiting."
So often, we drop our kids off at their lacrosse practices and games with no questions asked. A neighbor picks then up a couple of hours later and, when they get home, we assume they've been having fun and improving their game. Most of the time they have, but parents should not be blind to the infrequent possibility of injury, emotional stress or even sexual abuse that can occur in the youth sports environment.
By By Dr. Richard Hinton and Steve Stenersen and Special to The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland State Highway Administration says it will close part Route 1 at Conowingo Dam Thursday, Nov. 10, to resurface and repair highway damage at the intersection of Routes 1 and Route 222 (Rock Spring Road) caused by a fuel tanker truck accident and spill Oct 26. The closing will involve lengthy detours around the dam.
A motorcycle convoy is expected to travel through Harford and Cecil counties on northbound I-95 Saturday morning as part of a 9/11 commemoration and victim's memorial ride that began in western Pennsylvania Friday.
The killing of Osama bin Laden closes an important chapter in our history, and though it does not end the war on terror, it could have a profound psychological effect on our troops and allies — as well as on those who would do us harm.