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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
A man was fatally shot steps away from railroad tracks in an industrial area of Harmans on Thursday night, Anne Arundel County police said. The man, identified by police as Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva-Archila, 44, of Baltimore, was shot at about 7:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of Railroad Avenue, an industrial business site near the intersection of Shipley Avenue and Dorsey Road. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. Police said they believe Leiva-Archila and another man met at the location, and during the encounter, the other man shot Leiva-Archila in the upper body in apparent attempted robbery.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Several steps away from the crumbling edge of East 26th Street in Charles Village, a construction worker slowly unrolled a long yellow measuring tape into a circular hole about the size of a sewer manhole lid. Foot after foot of the tape disappeared as he sought to learn the depth of the hole being bored straight down into the earth by a hulking orange drilling machine anchored not far from St. Paul Street. Another worker at the block-long construction site Tuesday said the hole is the first of many that will be cut into the street as part of a new design to keep East 26th Street and the earth beneath it from spilling down onto the railroad tracks, which run parallel to the street, as they did last week when a century-old retaining wall collapsed amid heavy rain.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
In the wake of two injuries along Harford railroad tracks in the past two days, the county Sheriff's Office will review its policy on calls for service along county tracks and then meet with railroad officials to see how safety might be improved.Sheriff's deputies routinely respond to calls about people trespassing on railroad property, but more often find that trespassers are long gone by the time they arrive, Sgt. Edward Hopkins, a sheriff's spokesman, said yesterday."If deputies do find anyone on the tracks, the suspects are held and turned over to railroad police for prosecution," he said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
By the time the badly-damaged body of George Thomas McAleer was found near Amtrak train tracks in Rosedale, he'd likely been dead for more than eight hours. McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood of Baltimore, was struck by Amtrak Train 181 in Rosedale around 9 a.m. on March 4, Amtrak officials confirmed Tuesday. The operators of the train did not report any collision or trespassers near the tracks at the time, and officials only determined Train 181 struck McAleer after reviewing surveillance footage from multiple trains that operated on the local tracks the day he was found, said Craig Schulz, an Amtrak spokesman.
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February 24, 1995
FIRE* Taneytown: Taneytown firefighters were dispatched to investigate a report of smoke coming from a building on East Baltimore Street at the railroad tracks at 11:54 a.m. yesterday. They were out five minutes.
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By From staff reports | March 17, 2002
In Baltimore County Dundalk woman, 53, killed in North Point Blvd. crash EASTPOINT - Elaine Lauren Ogden, 53, of the 3400 block of Wallford Drive in Dundalk was killed yesterday morning on North Point Boulevard after her car was hit by a truck, police said. According to police, she was turning onto North Point Boulevard from Eastpoint Mall at 8:47 a.m. when her 1992 Plymouth Sundance was struck by a 1995 Mack truck. In Baltimore City Woman found dead near railroad tracks A woman believed to be between 35 and 40 years old was found yesterday fatally stabbed in the stomach near railroad tracks in the 400 block of S. Stricker St., police said.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2002
An autopsy was performed yesterday on an unidentified woman who police said was killed and raped before her nude body was found Sunday in Dundalk. The woman was found in a wooded area near railroad tracks off the 2800 block of Sollers Point Road, according to Baltimore County police. They have not released her name pending notification of the next of kin. Police spokesman Bill Toohey said there was "a possibility' that the death was related to three recent killings of prostitutes in the city but added, "We have no evidence directly linking the two."
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | December 27, 1992
The pieces of lumber that test a car's shock absorbers as it crosses the railroad tracks at Main Street and Railroad Avenue in Westminster may be replaced by rubber mats that promise a smoother crossing.The City Council's Finance Committee is mulling budget options to replace the lumber with rubber matting for 170 feet, from the Liberty Street side of the Main Street intersection to the edge of Winters Alley.A final decision rests with the full council, which may get thecommittee's recommendation in January.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2011
One person was hospitalized Monday night after a vehicle rolled off a Baltimore Beltway bridge in eastern Baltimore County and fell on railroad tracks below, according to Maryland State Police. The incident was reported at 10:54 p.m. on Interstate 695 in the area of Route 702, according to police. The train tracks were shut down during the medical response, and the county police crash team was investigating. The victim was being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2004
A Hampstead man was found dead early yesterday after being run over by a train, state police said. An engineer operating a CSX freight train traveling east from Hanover, Pa., to Baltimore told police he saw a man, later identified as Jeffrey Alan Andrews, 42, lying on railroad tracks between Shiloh and Gill avenues in Hampstead about 2:10 a.m. The engineer, who was not identified, saw a body clothed in white and tried to warn Andrews with a horn, but...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
All Amtrak and MARC rail service between Baltimore and Wilmington was suspended for several hours Tuesday evening after a man was killed on train tracks in Rosedale, rail and police officials said. Baltimore County Police identified the man on Wednesday as George Thomas McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in Baltimore. Police believe the man failed to hear the train coming toward him at a high rate of speed after a stolen ATV in his possession "broke down on him next to the tracks just prior to the accident.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 7, 2013
Three Edgewood area schools were locked down for about an hour Wednesday afternoon while police searched for a man who was reported trying to break into a home in the area. Around 1:20 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Oak Street was walking out the back of his residence when he confronted a black man in his 20s, with a thin build and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, according to Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The resident said the man had entered the rear to the resident's home in an apparent attempted burglary, Hopkins said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
A man was fatally shot steps away from railroad tracks in an industrial area of Harmans on Thursday night, Anne Arundel County police said. The man, identified by police as Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva-Archila, 44, of Baltimore, was shot at about 7:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of Railroad Avenue, an industrial business site near the intersection of Shipley Avenue and Dorsey Road. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. Police said they believe Leiva-Archila and another man met at the location, and during the encounter, the other man shot Leiva-Archila in the upper body in apparent attempted robbery.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year. " Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a train derailment in the heart of Ellicott City approached, reminders were everywhere and the sleepless nights returned. "I felt myself slipping," he said. For Eric Nass, whose daughter Elizabeth "Liz" Nass died alongside Rose Mayr when the coal train left its tracks, the anniversary also weighed heavily on his thoughts - the only comfort being that there would never again be a first Christmas without Liz, or a first birthday.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
The rail transport company CSX is suing the truck driver involved in last month's Rosedale train crash, arguing that he did not take proper care when crossing the railroad tracks. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, names John Jacob Alban Jr. and his company, Alban Waste LLC, as defendants. CSX's lawyers allege that Alban failed to slow his truck down and "exercise due care" as he crossed the tracks. The suit also cites federal safety violations by the company concerning drug and alcohol testing, driver qualification files and vehicle inspection reports.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
IndyCar officials listened to drivers' complaints about the chicane, man-made turns that slowed cars on Pratt Street before the light-rail tracks, in last year's race. So they left it out when setting up the track for this year's Grand Prix of Baltimore. Drivers didn't want to slow down. They wanted an uninhibited run into a widened first turn and the ability to pass anyone in their way. "We were unanimous in wanting the chicane out," KV Racing driver Tony Kanaan said. "We all agreed we could handle the railroad tracks without it. But after the morning practice, we all agreed we couldn't go over the railroad tracks.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2004
Construction crews digging up a median strip between Fells Point and Washington Hill have uncovered what appear to be trolley tracks from a line that probably was abandoned a half-century ago. Crews working for P. Flanigan & Sons Inc. came across the metal rails last week while working on a $3.4 million beautification project for the city, said Kathy Chopper, a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation. Surrounded by gray cobblestones, the tracks were found on Broadway, between Baltimore and Lombard streets.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
Shortly after IndyCar practice opened Friday in advance of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, rookie of the year Simon Pagenaud's car went airborne as it crossed the railroad tracks on the Pratt Streetstraight. After last year's race, drivers had asked that a series of small, man-made turns called chicanes be removed. They were in place for the inaugural race to slow the cars as they approached the tracks. With the chicane gone, Pagenaud came out of Turn 12 and accelerated. He hit the tracks, and the front of his car lifted nearly three feet off the ground.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore are working hard to avoid traffic delays as they begin the construction of the street course for the Labor Day weekend racing event in the city. A year ago, a series of road closures snarled traffic, disrupted downtown business operations and ignited tempers of residents and workers in Baltimore. Monday, at the official placing of the first ceremonial concrete block at the intersection of Pratt and Light streets, general manager Tim Mayer said the organization is planning the construction in order to avoid a repeat this year.
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