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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | June 30, 1991
Carroll County's year-old policy restricting the number of changes students can make in their school bus stops was upheld by the state last week.In a challenge to the county's policy -- which limits the20,000 students who use school buses to one morning stop and one afternoon stop -- Eldersburg parent Susan Ballas had asked the Board of Education to allow her third-grade daughter to get off the bus at a different stop a mile from her home two days a...
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Dan Rodricks | September 24, 2014
Tuesday morning in a coffee shop, I heard someone wonder why Brandon Finney, the Shock Trauma surgical technician who was shot to death Sunday night, had been standing near Lexington Market at such a late hour. What was he doing there at 11:30? The question suggested that anyone who ventured after hours near the city's historic market - notable for fresh fish and produce on the inside, and too many drug addicts on the outside - must be either up to no good or asking for trouble. But the answer, it turns out, was simple: Brandon Finney had been waiting for the bus. That's what most people do in Baltimore - the working, contributing, responsible people, that is, as opposed to the losers who degrade and debase the city with their guns and cowardice, with stupidity and recklessness.
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August 29, 2014
Like turning a battleship around in the ocean, steering unsafe public behavior in a different direction can seem an agonizingly slow process. When the behavior is intolerable, it is all the more frustrating. This is the case with the frequency of a dangerous traffic violation — drivers blowing past school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off school children. In 2011, the Maryland State Department of Education began an annual survey. On a single school day in spring, the department asked school bus drivers to keep count of each violation he or she observed.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A South Baltimore man filed a lawsuit Monday against a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest — an incident that was captured on video. Kollin Truss and Officer Vincent E. Cosom argued a few moments before the arrest, but a woman with Truss had separated the pair, and Truss was apparently walking away from police when they decided to make an arrest. "This attack was completely unprovoked and served no legitimate law enforcement purpose," Truss' attorneys, Ivan J. Bates and Tony N. Garcia, wrote in a complaint filed in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2013
One man was killed and a man and a woman were wounded in a triple shooting while standing at a bus stop in Middle River late Monday night, according to Baltimore County Police. Officers responded to the 2100 block of Eastern Blvd., near the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center and not far from Martin State Airport, about 11:47 p.m. for a report of gunfire and found the three victims, police said. An initial investigation indicated the three victims were standing at a bus stop when one or more suspects "approached them and began shooting," police said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2010
The problem: A bench at a Randallstown bus stop is broken. The back story: Certified nursing assistant Roslyn DeGraffinreid, 64, works long hours at a Randallstown nursing home before catching the bus home. She says she and other riders like to sit as they wait for the No. 54 to arrive in the 9100 block of Liberty Road. But the wooden bench at the stop has been broken for at least two years, she says, and a second bench is starting to fail. "Now it's more elderly people," she said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said. Police said Laquesha Lewis, 25, fought with Robert Holiday 27, at her home on Shagbark Road when he attempted to visit his child. Afterward, police said Lewis, who was in a relationship with Michael Desmon Martin, 23, sent him text messages about Holiday's whereabouts. Lewis also sent messages to Holiday telling him he would soon die. Martin and Mikal A. Martin, 20, were charged in the shooting near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Old Eastern Avenue that left two others injured.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Artist Pablo Machioli hangs out in the belly of the letter "B. " Kyle Miller likes to linger in "U," a letter he helped shape from steel and pine. And bus driver Kaliha Taylor waits for her shift to begin while perched on the lower curve of "S. " Baltimore's most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters - which resemble a set piece from "Sesame Street" - has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2010
A Baltimore teen was arrested after a woman spotted him at a Brooklyn bus stop and told police he had robbed and sexually assaulted her two months earlier, according to court records. Police were called to the corner of Fifth Street and East Patapsco Avenue about 9 p.m. Saturday, where a woman told police that a man standing at a bus stop was the same man who had robbed her of $200 and attempted to rape her June 26, records show. "You don't remember me," she said, yelling and pointing at the man, according to charging documents.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
A West Baltimore man accused of fatally stabbing another man after an argument at a North Avenue bus stop last week has been ordered held without bail, according to city police. Lafayette Taylor of the 500 block of W. Hoffman St. was arrested Feb. 17 in connection with the death that day of 45-year-old Joshua Mathews, police spokesman Detective Kevin Brown said. Taylor turned 56 the day before police say he stabbed Mathews, of the 6700 block of Kincheloe Ave. in Woodlawn. Taylor faces nine charges, including first- and second-degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records.
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By Liz Bowie | September 11, 2014
Getting their children into the Patapsco High School for the Arts, a magnet school in Baltimore County, was a dream come true, some Randallstown parents said. But then came the reality. From the northwest corner of the county to the school near Dundalk, the journey can take their children as much as two and a half hours one way on public transportation. And that, parents say, is unacceptable. A group of parents went to the school board this week requesting that there be a bus stop somewhere in the northwest area to take the 42 children who live there to the magnet school.
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August 29, 2014
Like turning a battleship around in the ocean, steering unsafe public behavior in a different direction can seem an agonizingly slow process. When the behavior is intolerable, it is all the more frustrating. This is the case with the frequency of a dangerous traffic violation — drivers blowing past school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off school children. In 2011, the Maryland State Department of Education began an annual survey. On a single school day in spring, the department asked school bus drivers to keep count of each violation he or she observed.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Artist Pablo Machioli hangs out in the belly of the letter "B. " Kyle Miller likes to linger in "U," a letter he helped shape from steel and pine. And bus driver Kaliha Taylor waits for her shift to begin while perched on the lower curve of "S. " Baltimore's most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters - which resemble a set piece from "Sesame Street" - has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.
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Dan Rodricks | July 1, 2014
For the first time in many years, I've been taking the bus on a regular basis again, and I have a few things to say about it. But first, a moment of awe: The drivers who work for the Maryland Transit Administration, at least those I've seen in action, do one thing, as a matter of routine, that I find awesome: They bring a 40-foot bus to rest within half an inch of the curb without touching it. I haven't seen the tires rub yet, and I'm always watching for...
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Sean Welsh and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Have you tried Bel Air Today - a free email newsletter from The Aegis and The Baltimore Sun? The newsletter will compile the top news of the day, neatly packaged in a digital format to enjoy as you peruse your email and enjoy your morning coffee or breakfast. The main course is Bel Air news - news, sports, opinion and more. But Bel Air Today will include a side of regional and trending news, helping get you off to an informed start to your day. The newsletter is mobile friendly, too, so you'll be able to read while you're brushing your teeth, sitting at the bus stop or waiting for that early morning meeting to start.
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March 16, 2014
A tractor-trailer overturned in northwest Baltimore after it collided with another vehicle on Reisterstown Road early Sunday, police said. The truck was headed southbound when the accident occurred at 7:15 am in front of a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road, near Belvedere Avenue. The tractor-trailer came to rest within a few feet of the store's front door, a 7-Eleven cashier said. A bus stop was also destroyed in crash. Police, who did not identify the drivers of the vehicles, said two people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
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September 1, 1991
The county commissioners will relay a Detour parent's concerns abouta bus stop change on Middleburg Road to the Board of Education.During a brief meeting Thursday, the commissioners told Herman Steffenthat bus stop policies, set by the school board and its staff, were outside their jurisdiction."
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December 8, 1990
A 28-year-old Cherry Hill woman was shot fatally in the head last night as she waited for a bus at the corner of Greenmount Avenue and Federal Street, police said.Josephine Coates, who lived with her husband in the 2700 block of Sethlow Road, was waiting for a bus shortly after 8 p.m. when someone shot her, either from a passing car or in an ambush, police said.Police had no suspects.Ms. Coates died on the street from at least one shot to the head."We're getting conflicting stories as to what happened," said one investigator, who said detectives were questioning a witness.
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February 7, 2014
I was outraged by Harford County's decision to open schools on Monday despite the severe weather conditions, thus putting our children, bus drivers, teachers and vehicles at risk ( "Sleet, snow snares roads in Harford, closes schools early," Feb. 3). All day Sunday the forecasts remained dire, and as late as 2 a.m. there was essentially no change. If anything, the picture was getting worse. The possibility of extreme weather was clear as a bell. I understand that weather forecasting is not a promise of what's going to happen, but it's also not a game of chance with only money to lose.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said. Police said Laquesha Lewis, 25, fought with Robert Holiday 27, at her home on Shagbark Road when he attempted to visit his child. Afterward, police said Lewis, who was in a relationship with Michael Desmon Martin, 23, sent him text messages about Holiday's whereabouts. Lewis also sent messages to Holiday telling him he would soon die. Martin and Mikal A. Martin, 20, were charged in the shooting near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Old Eastern Avenue that left two others injured.
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