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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
A construction mishap led Saturday to prolonged closures of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the West Nursery Road business corridor near BWI, but state officials said the roads should reopen by rush hour Monday morning. The problem occurred as crews were carrying out a bridge replacement procedure that was being used for the first time in Maryland. To replace the two spans of the West Nursery Road overpass, they planned to wheel away the old bridges — built in 1948 — and roll new ones in. But they had to halt their work about 12:45 a.m. because the existing bridge deck shifted while they attempted to remove it, according to Valerie Burnette Edgar, spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
Mike Soukup was driving southbound on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Monday afternoon when he saw a stream of brake lights and then a pillar of smoke. He then saw a pickup truck sideways on its passenger side. One person had been ejected from the vehicle, he said, and another was pinned underneath the truck. He noticed a pool of gasoline forming on the pavement. Soukup, 55, pulled over where he saw a man waving at him in the middle of the highway to come help. He began helping the man try to push the truck back on its wheels.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway reopened to traffic early Saturday morning, after the successful removal of segment of the West Nursery Road bridge overnight. The closures of the parkway, which is a major route to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, are part of an ongoing and sometimes troubled project to replace the bridges by rolling them down the highway and slotting them into position. Hurricane Sandy and construction mishaps had delayed the project, but the bridge over the northbound side of the parkway - also called Route 295 - was replaced last weekend.
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By David Carroll and Pamela Charshee | September 15, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is right. We will not succeed in growing Baltimore's future by "thinking small" but by building "projects that will sustain Baltimore well into the future" (" Moving Baltimore Forward ," Aug. 29). The mayor proposes that designing a great transit system will be one of the cornerstones of a sustainable future for the city. We agree. There is also another cornerstone critical to the vibrancy, the life and the perpetuity of Baltimore and all great cities: its cultural "bones" - the richly layered accumulation of historical experience, knowledge and creative accomplishment that together form the unique identity, the persona, of a place.
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By Tricia Bishop | July 18, 2012
A moving company truck driver, who got into an altercation while on the job then fled police, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for ramming his company truck into several cars on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, injuring the occupants, including a 10-year-old girl. Michael A. Jasper, 40, of Hanover, was on a job in New Carrollton on March 31, 2010, prosecutors said, when he was “involved in an assault.” He jumped into the moving truck and took off, with Prince George's County Police in pursuit.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
After some trouble on the first attempt, the State Highway Administration removed the 300-ton West Nursery Road bridge over the northbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway overnight and reopened the road early Saturday. Crews used hydraulic equipment to lift the bridge deck out of place, after an attempt two weeks ago that failed when the load shifted and the Highway Administration had to assemble a massive crane on the parkway to lift the deck back into place. The parkway reopened at 7:30 a.m. after the bridge was carried several hundred feet north on the parkway, also called Route 295, and dropped off in the median.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
A rally of motorcyclists commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks will be departing the Pentagon in Northern Virginia at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, according to America's 911 Foundation Inc. The convoy will be taking I-395 to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. They will then be going from the parkway to I-95 for a stop at the Maryland House rest area, about 24 miles north of Baltimore City in Harford County. They plan to depart Maryland House at about 9:30 a.m. and continue north on I-95 to Delaware.
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By James Drew | December 9, 2007
A motorist was killed last night when his car struck the side of a bridge on the northbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 32, U.S. Park Police said. Battalion Chief Matt Tobia of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said details were not available; emergency crews were trying to remove the unidentified motorist from the vehicle after the 10 p.m. accident. The accident closed the parkway's northbound off-ramp at Route 32 East, Tobia said.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 17, 2010
The ramp from the northbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway to southbound I-695 in Anne Arundel County will be closed for a few nights this week as crews repair a sound wall. The State Highway Administration announced that the closures probably won't last more than three nights starting on Sunday at 10 p.m. Workers on the job between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be repairing damaged panels on the sound wall and putting in new traffic barriers in front of the wall. Weather permitting, the job is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police. The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of 14 planned furlough days. The National Park Service said savings from those three unpaid days off, combined with other cost-cutting measures and a thorough review of the budget, have "significantly improved" the agency's financial situation and made it possible to end the furloughs for the rest of the fiscal year.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
A 32-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he hit a National Security Agency police officer with his SUV while evading a traffic stop on Route 32 at Fort Meade, Maryland State Police said. NSA officers directed the man, identified as Darnell David Hawkins, of Washington, D.C., to pull into a staging area as he approached an agency checkpoint at about 5:45 a.m., State Police said. Hawkins initially stopped, but then sped off, injuring an officer and nearly striking a barricade on NSA property, police said.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Sixth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. Not long into her campaign for governor, Democrat Heather R. Mizeur coined a response to the question still dogging her today: Can she win? To the pundits and the radio hosts, to donors and supporters across the state, to everyone who says she's an intriguing choice but seems a long shot, Mizeur gives the same optimistic answer: "This campaign is about breaking the illusion of impossibility. " The improbable, if not impossible, would be an astronomical ascent in Maryland politics from the House of Delegates to the governor's mansion as the state's first female governor and the first openly gay person to be elected governor in the country.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Su | February 22, 2014
The gleaming new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore that greets visitors entering the city on Russell Street rises from gritty surroundings, flanked by a Holiday Inn Express and a concrete bunker-like block of storage units. Those two neighboring properties tell different stories about the possibility of a casino-powered transformation of the gas station-lined corridor, which links the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Interstate 95 with M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards and downtown. The hotel owners and others say the $442 million casino will put the Carroll Camden section of South Baltimore on the map and hope it will bring spillover development to the largely industrial area.
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By Mitchell MacNaughton | February 10, 2014
A used diaper, a half-eaten banana and a ripped shirt. The significance of these three items could be anything, depending on the person. But for me, these random objects represent a glimpse of the trash that could be littering my neighborhood at any given moment. Putting it simply: Baltimore is filthy. It's the type of filth so impressive that Travel + Leisure awarded it the 3rd dirtiest American city in 2012 (behind No. 1 New York and No. 2 New Orleans). To put it in perspective - if grime were an Olympic sport, Baltimore would be a medalist.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew. Now, officials with the Baltimore-based International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots — the union that represents licensed merchant mariners — hope Phillips' story, and the Oct. 11 release of a big-budget film based on his high-seas ordeal, will help them raise awareness about their work in Baltimore.
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By David Driver | September 10, 2013
What is it about fathers, sons and baseball? What makes the sport so special that it is passed down the family line, normally among males? But I should quickly add that my wife learned to keep score from her father while going to Fenway Park in Boston in the 1970s, something she still does these days as a season ticket holder to the Washington Nationals. Despite the recent and ongoing problems with performance-enhancement drugs in Major League Baseball, and the ascent of the National Football League as the most popular sport in our country, baseball remains a sport like any other that is passed down from one generation to the next.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Cash reportedly flew out of the window of a car chased by police Wednesday on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, after a bank robbery in Millersville, police said. Around 10:30 a.m. a man went into the Washington Savings Bank in the 600 block of Old Mill Road, passed a robbery note, received cash and then fled onto Veterans Highway in a red Pontiac Firebird, said Justin Mulcahy, a county police spokesman. The car was spotted near I-97 and the Baltimore Beltway, Mulcahy said. Police chased the car on the Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway before the car pulled over on Route 32 and Broken Land Parkway in Columbia, where a man surrendered to officers, he said.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
The State Highway Administration plans to resume work on its "bridge on wheels" project this weekend after construction mishaps and the former Hurricane Sandy delayed the installation of two new spans on West Nursery Road over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The Anne Arundel County roadway is a crucial artery to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. This will be the second time workers will try to replace the aging West Nursery Road bridge over the parkway, or Route 295, by rolling in new, prefabricated bridge decks.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
Join a naturalist on a Tree Walk, Sunday, Aug. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, located off Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197. All ages can discover how to identify local trees by leaf, bark and flower in this informative half-mile hike. Registration is required. Call 301-497-5887 for reservation. Donations to the Friends of Patuxent are appreciated.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2013
In the years Officer Gary Hatch has patrolled the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, he's been kicked in the shins and pushed and has engaged in a fistfight that bloodied his nose. It's a record he laments. "I was involved in, like, six or seven really good fights last year," said Hatch, vice chairman of the U.S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police. "I tased a guy twice. " Violence against Park Police, rangers and other employees at national parks, forests and wildlife refuges is on the rise, according to a group that represents federal workers . Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found a 43 percent jump in violent incidents against Park Police in 2012.
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