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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A snowy owl that had camped out at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was captured and relocated in late December, according to airport officials. The snowy owl was spotted on the airfield near one of the runways at the Linthicum airport Dec. 27. That night, a wildlife technician from the U.S. Department of Agriculture set a trap for the bird. The trap worked, and the owl was banded and released away from the airport the next day. Snowy owls can be dangerous at airports because they can cause damage to airplanes if they are struck.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A man with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday - marking the seventh time this year officers have seized a firearm at the airport's checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Tuesday that officers staffing the checkpoint X-ray machines detected the handgun, which was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, inside a Hidden Valley, Pa. resident's carry-on bag. Officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man, TSA officials said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
All traffic on MD 170 at BWI Airport has been shut down at Terminal Road due to emergency roadwork at 8:36 a.m. Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported a single-vehicle crash in Arbutus on Interstate 95 South at I-195 that has closed the southbound right shoulder at 9 a.m. And DOT said that Sunday morning emergency roadwork in Harford County on I-95 North past the MD 155 (Level Road) exit continued through Monday morning. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays at 9:08 a.m.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Federal prosecutors pursuing a drug money case based in part on a police dog whose certification has been questioned said in court filings this week that the dog might actually have been properly trained. The case stems from the seizure of $122,000 in suspected drug money at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport last fall. An attorney for a woman who claims the money is hers asked a judge to throw out the case, alleging that prosecutors used a faked K-9 training certificate produced by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police to bolster their case.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2013
Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials say a shuttle bus at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport overturned Sunday morning, injuring three people and temporarily interrupting light rail service in that area. The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m., and the shuttle overturned near the intersection of Route 170 and Terminal Road, fire officials said. Three people were hurt, fire officials said. One refused medical treatment and the other two were taken via ambulance to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries, officials said.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Concourse D at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was closed for about an hour Friday afternoon while police investigated a suspicious item in lower level airline space on Concourse D. The focus was in an airline office space located just off the tarmac — not in public areas, said airport spokesman Jonathan Dean. As a precaution, travelers were cleared from the airline gate area on Concourse D nearest the location and the security checkpoint was closed for a few minutes shortly after 4 p.m. to alleviate congestion in the concourse.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A Puerto Rican woman was charged with a weapons violation at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport after security officials located a pink stun gun in her carry-on bag, according to local authorities. The Transportation Security Administration, which screened the woman, said a small pocket knife was also located in her bag. However, the Maryland Transportation Authority, which responded and charged 56-year-old Carmen Luz Pineiro Roman, said it has no record of the knife. First Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman, said officers responded to a domestic concourse about 6:37 a.m. and issued Roman a criminal citation - the result of a lesser weapon violation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
A man was arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday after a loaded hand gun was located inside his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The gun with seven rounds in it, one of them in the chamber, was spotted by a TSA agent in the man's carry-on luggage as it passed through a security X-ray machine, the TSA said. The agent called Maryland Transportation Authority police, who responded about 4:30 p.m., confiscated the gun and arrested the man - identified as Ryan Watson, 36, of Stafford, Va. - on a state weapons charge, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Two people have been arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in as many days for attempting to board planes with handguns in their carry-on bags, Transportation Security Administration officials said Friday. A Prince George's County man was arrested on Thursday after security agents spotted a handgun in his bag. On Friday, Maryland Transportation Authority police arrested a woman who attempted to pass through security with a .38 handgun. TSA said that the firearm spotted on Thursday had been reported stolen.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Some of the bravest people in the world can be found at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The Dalai Lama. These and many other figures are featured in a photo exhibit organized to honor human-rights defenders around the world. Part of the airport's upper concourse, just off the main atrium of the international terminal, has been transformed into a photo gallery to display the traveling exhibit "Speak Truth to Power," which runs through May 31. The exhibit was organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that was formed in 1968 in memory of the former U.S. senator and attorney general, who was assassinated that year at age 42. It is based on a book written by Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and president of the RFK Center.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Two people have been arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in as many days for attempting to board planes with handguns in their carry-on bags, Transportation Security Administration officials said Friday. A Prince George's County man was arrested on Thursday after security agents spotted a handgun in his bag. On Friday, Maryland Transportation Authority police arrested a woman who attempted to pass through security with a .38 handgun. TSA said that the firearm spotted on Thursday had been reported stolen.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the Chrysauginae caterpillar was confirmed July 24 after a review of the caterpillar by an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The caterpillar was first discovered in soursop leaves being carried by a passenger who had arrived at BWI on a flight from Jamaica on Nov. 14, customs officials said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Racial disparities in the restaurant labor force of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are hurting African-American employees and contributing to poverty in Baltimore, according to a study released Monday by the national labor organization Unite Here. Officials with AirMall USA, which subcontracts concessions operations at the airport for the Maryland Aviation Administration, rebutted the findings. The study, which Unite Here produced in collaboration with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, found African-American employees disproportionately work in low-wage positions at fast-food chains and in the back of airport restaurants as dishwashers and cooks, while white employees tend to fill higher-paying, front-of-house jobs as bartenders and servers.
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By Alejandro Zuniga, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
For Spain's national soccer team, the road to Brazil included a brief stop in Baltimore. The European powerhouse, among the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Monday night to a water-cannon salute from the BWI Fire and Rescue Department and to hundreds of fans who crowded the terminal to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. Ranked the world's No. 1 team by FIFA, soccer's governing body, Spain will play against El Salvador on Saturday at FedEx Field as part of the Road to Brazil, a series of matches hosted on American soil.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Another $15 million in federal funding has been awarded to the state for ongoing upgrades to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's runways, legislators announced Tuesday. The Airport Improvement Program funding, won by the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Aviation Administration, follows an initial $5.7 million the airport has already received and further chips away at the overall $44 million cost of the project, aimed at improving traffic flow of taxiing aircraft.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for Central Maryland, with a cold front expected to drop temperatures by 30-40 degrees Tuesday into Wednesday. Lows could reach the upper 20s in outlying suburbs and at higher elevations, and the lower 30s in Baltimore. That could damage or kill vulnerable house plants and crops. The freeze watch is in effect late Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning. Tuesday is forecast to start off in the 60s but fall throughout the day as a cold front passes through, bringing rain and storms.
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July 7, 1995
Ah, to be a kid again!That's our reaction to the new observation gallery at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Not only does it have indoor playground with such airport-inspired amusement vehicles as a luggage train, but there is the nose cone and cockpit of a jet plane with all the controls to operate. There is even a flight simulator that gives a would-be pilot a chance to land at BWI. The high-tech toys give new meaning to the advertising pitch, "Kids fly free."The two-story structure is part of a $30 million overhaul of the 45-year-old airport in northern Anne Arundel County, which handles more than a million passengers a month.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the Chrysauginae caterpillar was confirmed July 24 after a review of the caterpillar by an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The caterpillar was first discovered in soursop leaves being carried by a passenger who had arrived at BWI on a flight from Jamaica on Nov. 14, customs officials said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
A man was arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday after a loaded hand gun was located inside his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The gun with seven rounds in it, one of them in the chamber, was spotted by a TSA agent in the man's carry-on luggage as it passed through a security X-ray machine, the TSA said. The agent called Maryland Transportation Authority police, who responded about 4:30 p.m., confiscated the gun and arrested the man - identified as Ryan Watson, 36, of Stafford, Va. - on a state weapons charge, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
For many Baltimoreans, spring begins at 3:05 p.m. Monday with the first pitch of the Orioles season, and sunshine, gusty winds and temperatures around 60 degrees are forecast for it. The morning was forecast to start off in the mid-30s, warming into the 40s for the morning and into the 50s by midday. Winds of 15-20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph were expected into the early afternoon. Another taste of winter was fresh for many in areas north and west of Baltimore, after several inches of snow fell across much of the region Sunday night.
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