Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal offers tips for clothes dryer safety, from cleaning the filter and not operating the dryer when no one is home, to getting it serviced at least once a year.
Clean and maintain clothes dryers to help prevent fires and keep the machine working for longer. State Fire Marshal William Barnard offers the following tips, according to a news release: For more information on fire safety call 800-525-3124 or visit the State Fire Marshal website or its Facebook page. The fire marshal is headquartered in Pikesville.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An accident at U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 161 sent Edward Norris to a regional shock trauma center Wednesday evening, police said.
UPDATE: (5:52 p.m.)—Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Norris, of Hampstead, was driving his Victory motorcycle northbound on U.S. Route 1 in Darlington around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Maryland State Police. At the same time, a GMC truck owned by Ward Trucking and driven by Dedrick Jamal McClain of Windsor Mill made a left turn from Maryland Route 161 onto southbound Route 1, but allegedly failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle. Norris intentionally laid down the motorcycle to avoid hitting the truck and successfully avoided hitting another vehicle, state …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The helicopters are arriving Monday, with four more to be delivered this week.
Maryland State Police are set to accept delivery of six new helicopters at Martin State Airport this week, beginning Monday afternoon. The AW139 helicopters are among 10 AgustaWestland helicopters MSP will get to replace its aging fleet of 11. All but one of its current fleet is at least 20 years old. The rest will be delivered Tuesday and Wednesday, according to state police. Training will begin immediately, though the helicopters will not be in use for medevac flights or other missions until late spring or early summer. The new helicopters will allow state police aviation command "to continue its unique multiple mission capability of medevac, search and rescue, law enforcement, and homeland security," officials said in a news release.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee was shot in the head during a training exercise in Owings Mills Tuesday.
A police trainee is in critical condition Wednesday morning after being shot in the head during a training exercise in Owings Mills. At 2:30 p.m., a University of Maryland Baltimore Police trainee was shot by an instructor at the Rosewood Center, according to Baltimore Police Detective Angela Carter-Watson. The trainee, who is in his 40s, was shot in the front of his head, said Thomas Scalea, the chief physician at shock trauma, during a press conference Tuesday night. Video of the press conference can found here on ABC2 News' website. Family members asked police not to identify the trainee because they are not from the area and have not yet notified family and friends of the incident, Baltimore Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The pursuit started in Baltimore, went to the Pennsylvania state line before coming back to the city.
(UPDATED), 6:09 p.m.—Christopher Woolard, 33, allegedly led police on a long, winding chase through the area after speeding away from a drug stop. Woolard, who already has a long criminal record including charges ranging from several drug dealing charges to accusations of witness intimidation, now faces narcotics and traffic charges. A traffic stop related to a drug investigation sparked a police pursuit that blazed an odd trail through the area. Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, said the chase started about 9:30 Monday night when an SUV was stopped in the 500 block of Alluvion Street, not far from M&T Bank Stadium. After being stopped, the vehicle sped away and started a chase that involved the city police's helicopter unit and…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Fifty state troopers teamed up with a child in need on a shopping venture at the Walmart in Rosedale.
Maryland State Police troopers with the Golden Ring Barrack helped 50 Baltimore County kids shop for a better Christmas Saturday morning. Troopers paired up with the children, drove them to Walmart, located at 6420 Petrie Way in Rosedale, and helped them buy some of the things they've been asking for this holiday season. Each child was given a $100.00 gift card, donated by Walmart and private sources.
Monday, October 29, 2012
State police urge motorists to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Although Maryland State Police is not handing out citations for being on the road, they are strongly discouraging residents from driving. State police spokesperson Greg Shipley warned residents that increasing amount of standing water is a significant hazard to drivers because of the high risk for vehicles to hydroplane. “People don’t realize that you don’t have to be going that fast on the road to hydroplane,” he said. Hydroplaning is caused by water being pushed up to the tires and creating a barrier of water, which decreases tire traction and inhibits drivers’ ability to safely steer their vehicles. Basically, Shipley added, the vehicle will be traveling on top of water. Drivers could also run into other hazards like downed trees and …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
No one was seriously injured as eight cars slid on a road made slippery by light rain and a truck's oil leak in Reisterstown Tuesday morning.
Light rain and a box truck’s oil leak apparently caused collisions involving eight vehicles as cars had trouble stopping, spun around and slid off the roadway on Westminster Pike near Mitchell Road Tuesday morning. “All the drivers made the same statement that the roadway was very slippery and they couldn’t stop or steer as they were going down the roadway, which has a fairly steep slope,” said Louise Rogers-Feher, a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman. An officer arrived at the scene on Westminster Pike (MD Route 140) near Mitchell Drive around 7:38 a.m. Tuesday, and said he slid about 10 feet as he was coming to a stop. He observed multiple vehicles with front and rear damange, one vehicle off the roadway lying on its roof and he said …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Maryland drivers who fail to stop and check for pedestrians at nonfunctioning traffic signals will soon face larger fines and points on their licenses.
Maryland drivers have a new set of rules to follow when they come upon a traffic signal that's broken, according to a Maryland State Police press release. The new law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, requires a driver approaching a nonfunctioning traffic signal from any direction at an intersection to stop at a clearly marked stop line, before entering any crosswalk or before entering the intersection. After stopping, the driver must yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection and remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection. "Just because a traffic control signal is not functioning at an intersection does not mean drivers are relieved of their duty to exercise care and caution," according to the…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Civil liberties group says it supports the technology but has privacy concerns about how long the collected information is stored.
Information collected by police through the use of automatic license plate readers could lead to violations of privacy, according to lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union. The civil liberties group Monday said in a statement that it had filed a public information request with local and state law enforcement agencies in 35 states seeking details on how long the data is stored. "Automatic license plate readers make it possible for the police to track our location whenever we drive our cars and to store that information forever," said Catherine Crump, staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, in a statement. "The American people have a right to know whether our police departments are using these tools in a …