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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun reporter | April 9, 2008
A 35-year-old Elkton woman identified by authorities as a "person of interest" in a hit-and-run that killed a veteran Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer in December was sentenced yesterday to a year in jail on an unrelated traffic charge. Kerri King was convicted of driving on a suspended license in November in Harford County. King, who was identified as the owner of the sport utility vehicle involved in a fatal incident on New Year's Eve, has been held at the Baltimore City Detention Center since January, authorities said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | January 18, 2008
A multivehicle crash that left five people injured and snarled traffic for two hours in Northeast Baltimore yesterday morning might have been caused by someone who had abruptly slowed or stopped on Interstate 95, causing the chain-reaction accident, authorities said. Four vehicles, including a box truck, a work van and two sport-utility vehicles, were involved in at least two collisions on the highway's southbound lanes, near the split with Interstate 895, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | January 9, 2008
The owner of a sport utility vehicle that that police say was involved in the hit-and-run death of a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer on New Year's Eve was granted a postponement on unrelated traffic charges in Harford County District Court yesterday. Kerri J. King, a 35-year-old mother of four from Elkton, faces two charges in a Nov. 20 incident in Havre de Grace, where she was ticketed for driving on a suspended license and driving 59 mph in a 35 mph zone, authorities said.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | November 10, 2007
A Rosedale man lost his license plates this week after he was found to have accumulated more than $10,000 in unpaid tolls and penalties on Maryland roadways, the Maryland Transportation Authority said yesterday. John Russell Bright III, 50, was also charged with driving with a suspended registration. The motorist was caught up in the fourth of a series of Maryland Transportation Authority Police enforcement exercises aimed at cracking down on chronic toll violators who breeze through E-ZPass lanes without paying.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | August 18, 2007
A Virginia man who appeared to be "exhibiting suspicious behaviors" was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this month while carrying a concealed handgun with 30 rounds of ammunition, according to the federal Transportation Security Administration. The Aug. 1 incident was not publicly announced at the time, but an account was later posted on the TSA Web site as an example of the success of its technique of screening passengers by closely observing their behavior.
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By Siobhan Gorman and Siobhan Gorman,sun reporter | July 26, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Security officials scrambled yesterday to quell public concern over a government report that warned of possible "dry runs" for a terrorist attack that would target airports, including Baltimore's. Officials played down the information in the report, which highlighted an incident at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport last year in which a couple's checked baggage contained a block of processed cheese and a charger for a DVD player, which might have substituted for bomb components.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | July 21, 2007
Drivers who regularly avoid paying tolls on Maryland's roads, tunnels and bridges face a new challenge in the effort to beat the system: technology that captures their license plate numbers and alerts police to their violations. The Maryland Transportation Authority announced this week that it has stepped up its enforcement of toll violations by implementing the new system - known as LPR, for License Plate Recognition. The system is intended to crack down on chronic toll violators - such as drivers who use E-ZPass lanes without having the required transponders and accounts.
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By Jenny Hopkinson and Jenny Hopkinson,sun reporter | June 29, 2007
Charles Scheper got some good news yesterday. The Rosedale resident was worried after hearing reports that an overpass was going to be built near his house as part of an effort to relieve congestion on Interstate 95. "What can I do?" said Scheper, who lives on Kenwood Road. "It's a billion-dollar project." But after reviewing maps and talking with project managers, he discovered that his home would not be affected. With construction already under way near Scheper's house, the Maryland Transportation Authority gave the public the opportunity to see details of that project, as well as several others that will shape the future of I-95.
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By GREG GARLAND | May 21, 2007
A recreational boater discovered a body floating in the water about a mile north of the Bay Bridge yesterday, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police, which is investigating the matter. Sgt. Kenneth B. Turner, a spokesman for the police agency, said the boater radioed the Coast Guard after finding the body, and the Coast Guard, in turn, alerted his agency at 11:23 a.m. "Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to the scene," Turner said.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | May 17, 2007
Maryland Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari said yesterday that he plans to scuttle an agreement under which the Ehrlich administration promised take-home police vehicles for each of the 448 uniformed members of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Porcari said he had only recently learned about the agreement, which calls for the state to provide cars to the officers in exchange for their union's dropping its efforts to achieve collective bargaining rights. "As of today, we are not going forward with this program," Porcari said.
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