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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
A pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident on Route 40 near the border between Baltimore and Harford counties late Thursday. The fatal crash occurred around 10 p.m. in the 12400 block of Pulaski Highway, near Little Gunpowder River, according to Baltimore County police and fire. The patient was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Pulaski Highway was closed at Joppa Farm Road. Route 7 and Interstate 95 are alternate routes.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
State Highway Administration bridge inspectors closed the westbound Interstate 70 between I-695 and Route 29 on Friday at 4 p.m. shortly after finding the beginning of a small crack in a steel girder under the I-70 bridge over the Patapsco River, according to Lora Rakowski, a public information officer for the SHA. The highway connecting Baltimore with Ellicott City and points west in Maryland is expected to be closed until 5 a.m. Monday while repairs...
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 15, 2013
An Aberdeen man was killed Wednesday morning while walking on Route 40. At about 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aberdeen police were called to Pulaski Highway near Beards Hill Road Extended, where CPR was being administered to a man, identified as David Robert Brooke Jr., 32, of Walnut Lane in Aberdeen, according to a press release from the Aberdeen Police Department. Brooke was walking east on Route 40 toward Havre de Grace, on the fast lane shoulder near the median, when he was hit by a 1996 Chevy Blazer being driven by a 50-year-old man from Aberdeen, according to the release.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
A 29-year-old Point of Rocks man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle left the road as he fled from a Maryland State Police traffic stop near Hagerstown, authorities said. Zachary A. Macintosh, of the 1600 block of Gibbons Road, was pronounced dead around 1 p.m. along eastbound Route 40 near Beverly Road, where his 1999 Suzuki GSXR-750 motorcycle went off the road, State Police said. Hagerstown Barrack commander Lt. Michael Fluharty saw a man on a motorcycle, later identified as Macintosh, going between 75 and 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, and tried to pull him over, State Police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Baltimore County police on Monday identified two people who died when the driver of a 2013 Ford Mustang flipped the vehicle on Route 40, near Martin Boulevard early Sunday. Emil Antonio Ledesma Vargas, 29, of the 300 block of Endsleigh Avenue, and Josseline Rico-Hernandez, 25, of the 9700 block of Matzon Road, both in Middle River, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third passenger, a 25-year-old male, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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April 21, 2013
Baltimore County Police were on the scene Sunday investigating a vehicle crash in the Route 40 area eastbound at Martin Boulevard in the Middle River area. Police said that at 6:27 a.m., police and fire units were dispatched to eastbound Route 40 at Martin Boulevard for a crash with injuries. Responding units found a single vehicle crash involving a Ford Mustang with four occupants. Two passengers, an adult female and an adult male, were pronounced dead at the scene. The victims have not been identified and no next of kin notifications have been made, police said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 5, 2013
The 7-Eleven store in the 3900 block of Pulaski Highway in Abingdon was robbed Tuesday night by a man with a knife, police said. No one was inured in the robbery, which was reported at 10:46 p.m., according to Cristie Kahler, a spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The robber approached the clerk in the back of the store with a knife. He forced the clerk to open the register in the front of the store and hand over an undisclosed amount of cash, Kahler said. The robber is described as a white man, 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a brown sweatsuit.
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By Staff Report | November 25, 1993
Howard County police will work with their counterparts in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to ensure safer shopping and traveling along the busy Route 40 corridor this holiday season.The joint effort, beginning today and continuing through New Year's Day, will cover shopping plazas and intersections in Ellicott City, Catonsville and communities along Edmondson Avenue in the city.Police say Route 40 provides an easy escape route for car thieves, convenience store robbers and other criminals in all three jurisdictions.
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July 15, 1994
Howard County police are searching for a gunman who held up an Ellicott City convenience store early yesterday.The robber entered the Shell Food Market in the 8500 block of Route 40 shortly after 4 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money, then fled after the clerk gave him an undisclosed sum from a cash register, police said.No one was injured, police said.The robber is described as a white male, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 140 to 150 pounds, with medium-length blond hair, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
A 17-year-old girl died after she was struck by a car on Route 40 in Catonsville Sunday night, Baltimore County police said. Sahara Malishan, of the 900 block of Wildwood Parkway in Baltimore was hit by a Mazda 6 headed east on the 6400 block of Baltimore National Pike just before 10:30 p.m. Malishan was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver, a 62-year-old man, remained at the scene, police said. No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
A pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident on Route 40 near the border between Baltimore and Harford counties late Thursday. The fatal crash occurred around 10 p.m. in the 12400 block of Pulaski Highway, near Little Gunpowder River, according to Baltimore County police and fire. The patient was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Pulaski Highway was closed at Joppa Farm Road. Route 7 and Interstate 95 are alternate routes.
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February 7, 2014
The Joppatowne Mariners picked up a big Chesapeake (upper) Division boys basketball victory at home Friday night, beating Route 40 rival Edgewood, 67-55. The win boosted Joppatowne to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in upper division games. The Rams fell to 7-8 overall and 3-5 against Chesapeake opponents. Joppatowne led, 26-23, at halftime. The third quarter is where the hosts broke things open, outscoring the Rams, 24-7. Edgewood outscored the Mariners, 25-17, in the fourth quarter, but could not make up enough ground.
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December 9, 2013
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Dec. 12, 1963: The States Roads Commission approved a five-year plan for new roads to be built in Harford County. The roads project was devised using data computed during the Highway Needs Study taken throughout the state. The new roads would consist of: new construction of a mile from existing Route 1 and the new Route 23 to existing Route 1 northeast of Hickory; resurfacing of 6.37 miles of Route 22 from Main Street in Bel Air to Route 136 east of Churchville; resurfacing 1.23 miles of Route 22 from the Aberdeen town limits to Route 40 in Aberdeen; new construction of 3.40 miles of Route 24 from the Northeastern Expressway to the Edgewood Arsenal.
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December 4, 2013
From the pages of the Aegis 50 of years ago this week. The Northeastern Expressway was expected to be renamed Dec. 11, 1963 to honor the late President John F. Kennedy. The State Roads Commission agreed to rename the expressway for the slain president, pending the family's approval, which was expected to be given. The opening of the highway on Nov.14, 1963 was the last public works project to be dedicated by the president, just eight days before his assassination. The 53 mile section was the last stretch of limited access road between Boston and Washington to be opened on the new Interstate.
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December 3, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Baltimore National Pike, 6200 block, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30. A man approached two people in a parking lot and attempted to sell them cell phones. He implied he was carrying a pistol and demanded money. After they complied, he fled in a tan SUV. Montrose Avenue, unit block, 4 p.m. Nov. 29. Two men armed with gun stole cash from man. Wilkens Avenue, 4100 block, between 3:45 and 4:01 p.m. Nov. 29. Two men seen taking air conditioning system from vacant Wilkens Money Center.
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October 31, 2013
Isn't it wonderful that a Catonsville school, located north of Route 40 (an area considered by many south of Route 40 residents to not be part of Catonsville) to collaboratively share its resources with a school south of Route 40?!  As an 18 year resident of Woodbridge Valley, with two children who attended Woodbridge Elementary School, I have long known Woodbridge Elementary to be a place of excellence. Someone once referred to the Woodbridge area as "a diamond in the rough," a hidden place of local residential beauty.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Staff Writer | July 7, 1993
Five cars have been stolen from the O'Donnell Honda lot on Route 40 at Ridge Road since the beginning of the month, leaving the business' manager puzzled by the magnitude of the theft."
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By Louise Vest | October 9, 2013
50 Years Ago Let's see a movie An ad in the Times was a movie listing for the Edmonson Drive-In: "Wed, thru. Tues. Frank Sinatra in 'Come Blow Your Horn'; Richard Burton in 'Bramble Bush'; added feature Fri & Sat. Elizabeth Taylor in 'Giant'. " The Edmonson Drive-In on Route 40 in Catonsville closed in 1991, but it had a 43-year run was a popular spot for Howard countians too, especially for Baby Boomers on date nights. It was also included in John Waters' flick, "Polyester.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
A 17-year-old girl died after she was struck by a car on Route 40 in Catonsville Sunday night, Baltimore County police said. Sahara Malishan, of the 900 block of Wildwood Parkway in Baltimore was hit by a Mazda 6 headed east on the 6400 block of Baltimore National Pike just before 10:30 p.m. Malishan was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver, a 62-year-old man, remained at the scene, police said. No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.
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