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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County police and state police are cracking down on aggressive and impaired drivers on busy Route 3 this month. Since Nov. 8, county police officers and Maryland State Police troopers have stopped 626 drivers and arrested 12 drivers for drunk driving, said Justin Mulcahy, a county police spokesman. The "wave of enforcement" will continue at least through the end of November, Mulcahy said. Officers are looking for distracted, impaired and unsafe drivers, he said.
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By Carrie Wells, Nayana Davis and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration worker was killed Thursday morning following a serious crash on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Parkville, Maryland State Police said. Eddie L. Gliyard, 50, of the 5000 block of Hillen Road in Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene in the Putty Hill Road area after he was hit by a 2001 Volvo S80, police said. The 25-year State Highway Administration employee and his colleague were repairing a road sign when the Volvo veered off into the right shoulder of the beltway at around 11 a.m., striking Gliyard and their vehicle.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has paid an overdue speeding ticket issued by a District of Columbia speed camera after repeated delays drove the cost to $400, according to multiple media reports. Gansler issued a statement Tuesday saying he had paid the ticket himself even though he says the identity of who was driving his state-issued vehicle at the time of the violation has not been determined. The ticket was issued in June 2012 for going 21 to 25 mph over the speed limit, WBAL reported.
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October 16, 2013
Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging views of the nation's highest court in colorful language on the Internet, including at baltimoresun.com. But what they should not be is surprised. While opponents of the Maryland law enjoyed a brief victory when a U.S. District Court judge found it violated the Second Amendment last year, that decision hinged on an overly broad view of District of Columbia V. Heller, the 2008 landmark Supreme Court case that spoke to the individual's right to own and bear firearms within the home.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
A psychiatric patient in Cumberland faces attempted-murder charges in connection with the stabbing of a medical center staff member in the head. Craig Harris Zello, 50, of Hagerstown has been charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and weapons violation charges in the incident at the Thomas B. Finan Hospital Center, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities say the victim, a registered nurse whose name was not released, was trying to restrain a combative Zello on Monday morning when Zello stuck him in the head with a 7-inch galvanized spike.
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By Mike Pretl | October 11, 2013
Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government in Annapolis and throughout Maryland. October is not only the month when federal expenditures are debated and approved; it is also the starting-point for much of the legislation passed in the spring session of our General Assembly.
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October 5, 2013
The Benson Post Office was robbed Saturday morning by a man who fired at a Good Samaritan as he followed the robber getting away, according to Maryland State Police. At about 9:41 a.m., troopers from the Bel Air Barrack of the Maryland State Police responded to the Benson Post Office at 108 Connolly Road for a report of an armed robbery. , Benson, Harford County, Maryland for an armed robbery. The suspect displayed a weapon to the cashier. After he fled the post office, a Good Samaritan chased the suspect.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
Maryland State Police are searching for two of three men they say robbed an Eldersburg bank Saturday morning. Employees of the Carroll Community Bank, 1321 Liberty Road, told police that three men entered the bank shortly after 11:30 a.m., displayed a gun and demanded money, police said. One robber fled in a red Dodge Durango on Barnett Avenue, while the others left in a blue four-door sedan, police said. Police apprehended a suspect in the red Dodge Durango after a brief pursuit.
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