Regional Digest

Regional Digest

March 09, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Madison Street ramp to JFX to shut down starting this evening

The Madison Street access ramp to the northbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed for several nights starting tonight. The ramp off Madison Street, north of downtown, will be closed from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. tonight through Wednesday night. It will be open during the day.

Also, St. Paul Street will be closed between Madison and Centre streets from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. today.

In Anne Arundel

Tractor-trailers' crash causes backup on U.S. 50

ANNAPOLIS - A crash involving two tractor-trailers on the Bay Bridge yesterday morning caused a three-mile backup on U.S. 50 and tied up Eastern Shore-bound traffic for more than three hours, according to Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

At the time of the collision, 8:30 a.m., the northern span of the bridge was closed for construction work. Both eastbound and westbound vehicles were using the southern span. As eastbound traffic was slowing, a tractor-trailer carrying tomatoes struck the rear of a truck hauling seafood, said police spokesman Cpl. Greg Prioleau.

In Harford County

Proving ground to conduct detonation test this week

ABERDEEN - The Aberdeen Proving Ground Test Center plans to conduct a large test detonation Thursday or Friday.

The detonation is likely to generate sound and vibrations outside the installation boundaries, said Linda Nogle, a spokeswoman for the proving ground. Testing will be rescheduled if the weather is not favorable.

In Maryland

Two ex-lottery workers indicted in theft of tickets

Two former Maryland State Lottery employees have been indicted on charges that they broke into the lottery's warehouse and stole instant scratch-off tickets, authorities said.

Thomas M. Barnes, 44, of the 3000 block of Phelps Lane in Baltimore and Darryl A. Kane, 46, of the 5500 block of Seward Ave. in Baltimore were indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy, felony theft, storehouse breaking and exceeding authorized access to a state computer.

The men have since been fired, according to the state attorney general's office.

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