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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | May 25, 1995
A report of a chemical spill prompted authorities to close part of the Baltimore Beltway for nearly two hours yesterday and to ask Virginia police to help them find a Texas-bound tanker.The outer loop of the Beltway was closed at Cromwell Bridge Road from about noon to 2 p.m. while hazardous materials workers donned protective suits and sprayed foam on a van suspected of being contaminated with a poisonous chemical. Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard, a spokesman for the Baltimore County fire department, said tests did not confirm the presence of the chemical, benzyl chloride, in the van.Meanwhile, the tanker said to have leaked the chemical drove on, en route to Texas via Interstate 81, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 27, 1998
Eastbound traffic on Interstate 695 near the Route 2 south exit was backed up for almost two hours yesterday afternoon when a Pasadena man lost control of his commercial truck and it overturned, state police said.Trooper John Evans of the Glen Burnie barracks said traffic was backed up from about 1: 20 p.m. to 2: 45 p.m. on the interstate's eastbound lanes.The truck's driver, Thomas Swigert of the 7700 block of Woodlawn Ave., was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1996
An off-duty Baltimore police officer who witnesses say pulled a motorist out of his car at gunpoint during a rush-hour argument on the Beltway last week has been charged with assault, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and a handgun violation.Officer Tarodd Shawndre Jacobs, 24, a city police officer for two years and assigned to Southwestern District, was charged in Baltimore County District Court after Andrew J. Paladino, a Towson accountant, filed a criminal complaint late Friday with a county District Court commissioner.
NEWS
November 23, 1992
The winter solstice approaches and as commuting seasons go, it's the least pleasant time to be on the road.Ice, snow, wind and fog are bad enough, but we must also cope with the shortest days of the year. As a consequence, many commuters find themselves driving at least one trip a day in the dark.That's what Detroit invented headlights for, of course. But as any veteran of the roads can tell you, headlights present some glaring problems -- specifically, the glare problem.How often have you been temporarily blinded by the lights of an oncoming car?
NEWS
October 19, 2006
The State Highway Administration will spend $6.8 million to design an improved interchange at the Beltway and Charles Street -- a move it says will add traffic capacity and create a more attractive gateway to Lutherville. The project will include replacement of the 51-year-old Charles Street Bridge with a wider span that will accommodate the addition of lanes to the Beltway, according to the agency. The state also announced it will spend $4.3 million to continue widening the west side of the Beltway by adding a fourth outer-loop lane between Ingleside Avenue and Frederick Road.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA and LAURA VOZZELLA,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | December 10, 2008
It's the end of the road for Beltway Gourmet. WBAL radio is dropping the weekly restaurant feature after 21 years. Doug Roberts, a local actor and voice-over artist who first cooked up the segment and continued doing it all these years as a station freelancer, said it was a great gig while it lasted. "I don't know of a freelance job ever being 21 years long," Roberts said. Or anything in radio lasting that long, for that matter. Amid a tough economy, WBAL honchos decided that Beltway Gourmet had to go. The Thursday morning feature will stop at the end of the month.
SPORTS
By BILL TANTON | December 22, 1994
Fang Mitchell knows what he wants for Christmas.He's not asking for a lot, but Mitchell, Coppin State's basketball coach, doesn't expect to get it. At least not for a while.What he wants is some games. That's all.He wants some basketball games for Coppin with the other colleges in and around Baltimore.Look at Fang's schedule.Towson State is not on it, though it was for the past two seasons. Coppin won both times, at home and away. Now Coppin is off.UMBC is not on the schedule. Neither is Loyola College.
NEWS
By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2005
The man who police say was behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run crash on the Baltimore Beltway early Saturday was named by state police yesterday. Jeffrey A. Ziegler, 28, of the 8400 block of Loch Raven Blvd. in Towson was the driver and owner of the 1982 BMW 320i that struck and killed 42-year-old William M. Ruffin, according to the Maryland State Police. The crash is still under investigation, police said. Ruffin -- who was called Michael by his family -- was working on a construction site near the Beltway's York Road exit when Ziegler's car smashed through a barrier and struck him about 5:30 a.m., police said.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1998
A Maryland state trooper and a truck driver were injured yesterday afternoon when the trooper's stopped patrol car was hit from behind by a dump truck on Interstate 695 south of Liberty Road, shutting down a stretch of the Beltway.Trooper Michael R. Tagliaferri, who is assigned to the Golden Ring barracks, received neck and back injuries and was treated at and released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center.The truck driver, identified by police as Nathen Michael Graybill, 35, of the 22200 block of Rock Forge Road in Hagerstown, also was taken to Shock Trauma and was treated and released.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
State police identified yesterday a man who died Monday when his car was struck from behind on the Baltimore Beltway as Barney Golden Ware, 69, of Bluffton, S.C. Trooper Edward Johnson of the Golden Ring Barracks reported that Ware was driving a 1993 Dodge Dynasty east on the Beltway and was in the slow lane about 6:20 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, his car stopped. Ware's car was hit from behind by a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck, Johnson said. The impact pushed the Dynasty into the guardrail on the inner loop's shoulder.
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