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June 2, 2012
While MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeis selling ads on Baltimore's firetrucks to raise money to keep the stations open ("Bill to put ads on city fire trucks advances, May 30), she should try selling ads on the fleet of vehicles that chauffeur her around. Dan Griffin, Perry Hall
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
A Dundalk man died after he was struck by a car when he attempted to cross Belair Road Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said. Gary Leahey, 53, of the 7900 block of St. Gregory Drive, was crossing Belair, north of Elm Avenue in Overlea, when he was hit by a 2004 Hyundai Sonata headed north on Belair Road, police said. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. The Hyundai remained at the scene, police said. Leahey was taken to Franklin Square Hospital where he later died.
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NEWS
October 17, 2011
I read in The Sun that city agencies are preparing for another round of budget cuts to be submitted in next year's budget ("City agencies preparing for another round of cuts," Oct. 14). Have they ever thought of taking away the vehicles that city employees use every day on the job? Every city, state, and federal government agency gives its employees automobiles to drive to work (and I am sure for their personal use, as well). Private industry does not give vehicles to their employees.
NEWS
August 17, 2014
A 38-year-old Landover man fatally shot and stabbed his 3-year-old daughter before being killed exchanging gunfire with five Prince George's County police officers and a state trooper on Saturday, officials said. Frederick Roy Miller, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive, had shot both of the infant's caretakers — her maternal grandfather and great-grandmother — just before 1 p.m. in the 4200 block of Farmer Place when he took off in a car with the infant, police said. The two were in grave condition at a local hospital, police said.
NEWS
May 5, 2014
It should be no surprise that the 26th Street landslide happened ( "Displaced residents blame city, railroad for inaction," May 2). Landslides occur after heavy rain and deterioration of the land. With over 3 inches of rain and a road that has had very little done to fix safety issues, this should come as no surprise. It was the perfect mix for an urban landslide like this one to occur. The fact that nobody was hurt was a good thing. However, something very alarming came from this.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Baltimore City police are investigating several acts of vandalism in Northwest Baltimore last weekend in which swastikas and other messages were spray-painted onto cars, said a police spokesman. Cars were tagged on Strathmore Avenue, Clarinth Road and Labyrinth Road between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, said Kevin Brown, the spokesman. In the 2800 block of W. Strathmore Ave., a swastika was spray-painted on a vehicle, along with the phrase "IH8U," while an expletive was found on the side of another vehicle in the same block.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Anne Arundel County police are investigating several armed robberies that occurred over the weekend in Brooklyn Park, Galesville, Glen Burnie and Annapolis. In several cases, they have descriptions of the suspects, but have been unable to locate them. Officers on patrol in Gambrills did arrest a 29-year-old Arnold man in connection with a series of thefts from autos. Officers stopped a vehicle, known to be involved in the thefts, at about 3 a.m. Friday on Reidel Road, near Route 3. The driver Brandon Michael Smith of the 1100 block Wright Avenue gave officers the consent to search the vehicle.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2010
Electric, hybrid and small cars will grab center stage at the Detroit auto show this week, as the industry adapts to a world reshaped by recession and environmental worries. Ford wants to build on success in midsize sedans and reignite small-car sales, while Hyundai aims to extend last year's triumph in budget-conscious models. GM and Chrysler will start fresh with electric vehicles but also try to boost their small-car credibility. Toyota hopes to solidify its dominance in hybrids. The new models must be successful if automakers are to reverse last year's 21 percent sales plunge.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
A busy street in downtown Baltimore might be the last place one would expect to see a bocce game going on. But just before noon Friday, with traffic rumbling by, Nicole Reedy and Jeff Stump squared off for a friendly match on a swath of grass laid down where cars would normally be parked in front of their office on West Franklin Street. A few feet away, co-workers and clients chatted while sipping wine and soft drinks under a green-roofed lean-to. It was another PARK(ing)
NEWS
February 12, 2010
I would like to comment on Michael Dresser's article about "bad truck drivers" ("Can't avoid jackknifing? Don't be a truck driver," Feb. 8). Nowhere in that article did he mention the bad car drivers out there that cause 75 percent of the truck wrecks across the country. Mr. Dresser seems to have a grudge against truck drivers in general. Question to him: When was the last time you actually drove 40 tons down the road and tried to stop it on a dime because of a four-wheeler stopping in front of you on short notice?
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A 45-year-old Baltimore man was found dead inside a vehicle in Clifton Park Monday evening, and police said detectives are investigating the case as a homicide. The killing was the 12 t h homicide Baltimore Police are investigating in the first 11 days of August. Police said officers called to 2801 block of Saint Lo Drive, the address of the Lake Clifton High School campus, at about 5:07 p.m. The victim, George Darnell Myrick, was inside of a vehicle and appeared to be suffering from trauma to his head and body.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The last time he spoke to the media during training camp, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith said it was going to be hard to stand before reporters every week and compare his time with the Ravens to his years with the Carolina Panthers . However, the San Francisco 49ers media wasn't here for that, and when one reporter asked Monday about his transition from Carolina to Baltimore, the Ravens' newest wide receiver had some fun with the question....
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Andrew Baker Jr. and Angel Chiwengo were holding hands and listening to soft music on the radio as he drove her home from the Pikesville Doubletree Hilton where they worked. As they headed east on Northern Parkway and passed through the York Road intersection, a Honda Accord fleeing police blasted through a red light - at more than 100 mph - and smashed into his Jeep. Chiwengo, 46, and the two people inside the Accord died. Somehow, Baker, 54, survived. But with the anniversary of the Sept.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all new cars will. Computers on board most vehicles on the road already collect and monitor such data, which can be downloaded at dealerships for repair purposes and shared with manufacturers, who say it's used to make cars safer and more reliable.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
The speed camera company blasted in Baltimore for issuing tickets to people who weren't speeding is now facing criticism in Howard County, where it submitted a year's worth of inaccurate data about the program there. Data submitted by Xerox State & Local Solutions for the county's four cameras repeatedly listed more vehicles speeding than there were cars on the road, according to documents reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. The 2013 data sometimes reported that 200 percent, 400 percent or even 600 percent of the number of cars that passed by a camera were speeding.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
A Baltimore police officer was charged with second-degree assault after prosecutors say he struck a 14-year-old boy who was already apprehended. Baltimore prosecutors charged Baltimore police 14-year veteran Serge Antonin on Tuesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 22. He also faces two counts of misconduct, prosecutors said. "We will not tolerate the actions of any officer that breaks the law, in order to enforce the law," Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said in a statement.
NEWS
By Chris Merriam and Robbyn Lewis | June 4, 2013
Baltimore City is at a transportation crossroads. We can move in the direction of a safer, healthier, more sustainable and economical city - the direction in which dozens of cities across America are moving - or fall back on prioritizing cars over people. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently selected William Johnson as the new director of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. The priorities that the mayor and Mr. Johnson set for Baltimore's transportation future will have a significant impact on neighborhood livability and our ability to retain current residents and attract new ones.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
Two Gambrills men were arrested and charged with attempted murder and other charges after shooting a barrage of bullets into a Hanover man's home and cars while he stood in his driveway Monday morning, Anne Arundel County police said. Police identified the two suspects as Kingsley Anthony McLean, 20, of the 900 block of Autumn Valley Ln., and Kendall Alonzo Govan, 24, of the 2400 block of Cheyenne Dr. The two drove past the victim's home in the 1400 block of Gesna Dr., and fired multiple shots into his home and several vehicles while he was with his family around 10:20 a.m., police said.
NEWS
By Thomas Neas, The Baltimore Sun and By Thomas Neas, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
If you're worried about auto theft, parking in the Cedarcroft neighborhood in February might be the safest spot in the entire city - but be wary if you need to park in Frankford in July. In any large city, auto theft is a persistent problem, and in Baltimore, nearly 4,000 vehicles are stolen each year. According to the recovery systems producer LoJack, Maryland ranks seventh in the nation in vehicle thefts and recoveries, and certain trends become more apparent in thecity's crime data.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Baltimore County police chased a stolen car to a suburban cul-de-sac in White Marsh early Tuesday and shot a suspect to death in the woods nearby, police said. The chaos roused neighbors in the development nestled between Interstate 95 and Philadelphia Road. Baltimore County officers were pursuing a Toyota Corolla reported stolen from Baltimore that struck a police cruiser and another car, police said. Officers were combing the streets of the development when one found 19-year-old Briatay McDuffie and, after a struggle, fatally shot him, police said.
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