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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | December 8, 1992
State Highway Administration officials braved the cold yesterday evening to watch westbound Route 140 traffic approach the intersection of Meadow Branch and Royer roads.But they saw nothing to alter their conclusion that the intersection does not need the traffic light proposed by Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown.The intersection, where Meadow Branch Road meets Route 140 on the north and Royer Road meets Route 140 on the south, is now marked by a flashing light.Delay in traffic movement through the intersection "is relatively light," said Gene R. Straub, SHA assistant district engineer for traffic.
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October 13, 2013
Howard County crews are scheduled to start work Monday on a project to repair and repave Bonnie Branch Road in Ellicott City. The project follows recent work to stabilize embankment along Bonnie Branch, and county officials say the roadwork involves making repairs to the road surface and also drainage areas. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late October. Bonnie Branch Road will generally remain open to traffic during the project, but occasional lane shifts are expected in the work zone.
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NEWS
August 2, 1994
A 43-year-old Park Heights man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night as he was walking on Furnace Branch Road, county police said.Glenn Edward Matthews, who lives on Garden Drive in Baltimore, told police that a man in a small white car stopped at the corner of Furnace Branch Road and Elkins Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. and asked for directions to Glen Burnie.The man then pulled out a handgun and demanded money, xTC police said. Mr. Matthews handed over his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and personal papers, police said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2011
Anne Arundel County Police have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed early Sunday morning while trying to cross a road in Glen Burnie. James William King Sr., 45, of no fixed address, was fatally hit on Furnace Branch Road. At about 3:29 a.m., county police and fire departments responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian in the area of South Meadow Road, police said. Upon arrival, officers found a 1999 Chrysler 300 stopped in the northbound lane near the double yellow line, police said.
NEWS
December 26, 1990
The State Highway Administration plans to make safety and traffic improvements to several Route 140 intersections in Carroll County during the new year.Topping the list of improvements are traffic signals at the intersections of Route 140 and Cranberry Road and Route 140 and Sandymount Road, an overhead warning device for a signal change at Route 140 and Route 97 east and a right-turn lane on westbound Route 140 at Royer Road/Meadow Branch Road.The signal at Cranberry Road is needed to accommodate traffic to the Cranberry Square Shopping Center.
NEWS
September 17, 1991
A 39-year-old Caroline County woman was killed last night when she was struck by a pickup truck along a road in Federalsburg.State Police said Mildred C. Dockins of Federalsburg was struck Houston Branch Road near Liberty Road about 9 p.m. Dockins died from multiple injuries.L Police said the Toyota pickup continued on without stopping.About an hour later, a man called police and said he may have struck someone on Houston Branch Road. Police said they took a statement from Edward R. Spaats, 40, of Federalsburg, who said he was unable to stop or swerve to avoid hitting a person in the roadway.
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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
A Glen Burnie man was killed early yesterday when his car slammed into a parked car and a concrete wall, Anne Arundel County police said.Gregorio Legorreta Olvera, 32, of the 6900 block of Glen Ridge Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.His passenger, Gerardo Hernandez Ocampo, 23, of the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane in Glen Burnie, was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is in serious condition with injuries to both legs, police said.Olvera was traveling north on Furnace Branch Road about 2 a.m. when his Ford Taurus ran into a parked Chevrolet Cavalier.
NEWS
May 5, 1993
Chase by police ends in drug chargesCounty police arrested a 22-year-old Glen Burnie man on drug charges after chasing him into a yard off Furnace Branch Road Sunday evening.Officers said they found the man about 8 p.m. walking in the middle of Furnace Branch Road, near South Meadow Drive, holding up traffic. When two officers chased him, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a plastic bag and tossed it.The officers caught up to the man near Country Club Road. They said the bag he discarded contained suspected drugs and a pack of rolling papers.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,STAFF WRITER | August 31, 1993
State highway officials call their new "jug-handle" design for the Royer Road-Route 140-Meadow Branch Road intersection west of Westminster unique and innovative.But it looks illogical and expensive to some local residents, who say a traffic light would be simpler and cheaper.State Highway Administration engineers counter that through and left-turning traffic entering Route 140 from the two side roads isn't heavy enough to meet state standards for a signal.Local residents and SHA staff members are scheduled to discuss the intersection at a meeting set for 10 a.m. Sept.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 25, 2004
Anne Arundel County police have announced temporary road closures for tomorrow to accommodate the funeral procession of Cpl. Duke G. Aaron III. Aaron, a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer and Pasadena resident, died Tuesday after a pickup truck rammed his cruiser on U.S. 50 east of the Bay Bridge. Traffic disruptions for the funeral procession include: Temporary delays could occur along Mountain Road from Woods Road to Hog Neck Road, on Hog Neck Road from Mountain Road to Fort Smallwood Road, and on Fort Smallwood Road from Hog Neck Road to Edwin Raynor Boulevard from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; police vehicles will be traveling from the Lake Shore Athletic Complex to southbound Edwin Raynor Boulevard.
NEWS
December 21, 2005
Anne Arundel: Glen Burnie Pedestrian killed on Furnace Branch A Glen Burnie man died yesterday after he was struck by a pickup truck as he walked along a road, Arundel County police said. Brian Lee Kelliher, 32, of the 7400 block of Furnace Branch Road, was walking on the shoulder near Furnace Branch Road and Country Club Drive about 2 p.m. He was struck by a 1995 Toyota pickup truck after it collided with a 2003 Dodge Neon at the intersection. Kelliher was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he died.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
A selection of road advisories for the Baltimore metro region. Priority is given to new projects. Previously listed closures still may be in effect. Anne Arundel County 1) Bay Bridge Westbound: Two lanes closed 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; full span closed 10 p.m. All lanes reopened by 5 a.m. the next day. Eastbound: Span to carry two-way traffic during complete westbound span closures. 2) I-695, from entrance ramp of Md. 10 to end of Curtis Creek Drawbridge, one northbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 25, 2004
Anne Arundel County police have announced temporary road closures for tomorrow to accommodate the funeral procession of Cpl. Duke G. Aaron III. Aaron, a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer and Pasadena resident, died Tuesday after a pickup truck rammed his cruiser on U.S. 50 east of the Bay Bridge. Traffic disruptions for the funeral procession include: Temporary delays could occur along Mountain Road from Woods Road to Hog Neck Road, on Hog Neck Road from Mountain Road to Fort Smallwood Road, and on Fort Smallwood Road from Hog Neck Road to Edwin Raynor Boulevard from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; police vehicles will be traveling from the Lake Shore Athletic Complex to southbound Edwin Raynor Boulevard.
NEWS
June 21, 2004
Book retailer moving to larger Columbia building SuperBookDeals (www.super bookdeals.com), a discount book retailer, has announced the acquisition of a new headquarters, a 23,000-square-foot distribution center at 9002 Red Branch Road in Columbia. The company, which has expanded its market through strategic partnerships with Amazon, eBay, Yahoo and other online commerce outlets, will move this month from the 8,400- square-foot location it has been leasing at 9051 Red Branch Road. SuperBookDeals maintains specialized book portals, including a site for professionals in architecture, business, finance and other fields.
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By Laura Loh and Lynn Anderson and Laura Loh and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2003
On the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore, yesterday's shrieking winds provided a rush-hour show, as a large workers' tarp billowed and snapped like a huge sail along the Howard Street bridge. At Laurel's racetrack, horses scheduled to run were kept inside warm stables. And in Annapolis, Main Street shopkeepers fought swirls of dead leaves that persistently blew through their doorways. "Every time I sweep [the leaves] out, they come back in," salesperson Kim Mallory, broom in hand, said as she stood guard in the doorway of the Alpaca International clothing store.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2003
The Howard County Public Works Department believes it has found at least a partial solution to concerns about reckless driving on the perilous "seven hills" of College Avenue in Ellicott City. Public Works Director James M. Irvin hopes that new guardrails and the removal of 26 trees along parts of the road between Taylor Manor and Bonnie Branch Road - a destination for drivers seeking stomach-dropping excitement by speeding up and down the hills - will reduce the severity of accidents that occur in the area.
NEWS
April 11, 1997
FireWinfield: Firefighters from Lisbon in Howard County assisted Winfield at 6: 40 p.m. Wednesday, responding to a brush fire at Fannie Dorsey Road and Route 97. Units were out 40 minutes.Winfield: Firefighters responded at 6: 46 p.m. Wednesday to a brush fire at Bear Branch and Old Washington roads. Units were out 45 minutes.Winfield: Firefighters responded at 6: 58 p.m. Wednesday to a brush fire in the 500 block of Bear Branch Road. Units were out 35 minutes.Pub Date: 4/11/97
NEWS
June 21, 2004
Book retailer moving to larger Columbia building SuperBookDeals (www.super bookdeals.com), a discount book retailer, has announced the acquisition of a new headquarters, a 23,000-square-foot distribution center at 9002 Red Branch Road in Columbia. The company, which has expanded its market through strategic partnerships with Amazon, eBay, Yahoo and other online commerce outlets, will move this month from the 8,400- square-foot location it has been leasing at 9051 Red Branch Road. SuperBookDeals maintains specialized book portals, including a site for professionals in architecture, business, finance and other fields.
NEWS
October 20, 2002
Sheriff's sergeants submit a petition in bid to unionize Sergeants in the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Department renewed a bid to unionize last week - their latest effort to create a bargaining unit. The salaries for the eight supervisors start at $38,883, and they have complained that the pay scale's organization makes it nearly impossible to approach the maximum of $59,508, said J.C. Stamps, executive director of the National Union of Law Enforcement Associations, under which the sergeants are trying to organize.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2000
About 650 middle school pupils will be attending new schools next fall as a result of revised boundary lines set last night by the Howard County Board of Education. The five-member board voted 4-1 to adopt new boundary lines for middle schools to fill Bonnie Branch Middle, which will open in August. Pupils in grades six through eight who attend or are slated to attend Elkridge Landing, Ellicott Mills and Mayfield Woods middle schools will be redistricted to Bonnie Branch. Parents from the small neighborhood of Crystal Springs had requested that their children attend Ellicott Mills instead of Bonnie Branch.
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