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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
The truck driver involved in a crash that sent another car careening off the Bay Bridge this summer pleaded guilty to traffic violations in October. Gabor Lovasz pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County District Court in Glen Burnie on Oct. 18 to four traffic charges, according to court records: failure to control speed on a highway to avoid a collision, negligent driving, driving in excess of reasonable and prudent speed and unsafe lane changing. He was fined a total of $450, according to court records.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company aren't relying only on boot drives, poker tournaments and hall rentals for extra revenue. The 46-member department in eastern Baltimore County recently sold ad space on its ladder truck and a fire engine, becoming what officials believe is the first in the county to do so. Baltimore-based Carroll Home Services will pay the department a monthly fee for the ad, and members say they'll use the money...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
A fuel truck caught fire near the campus of Coppin State University Thursday morning, a city fire spokesman said. No injuries have been reported at the fire in the 2500 West North Avenue, said fire department spokesman Ian Brennan. He said the call came out at 9:23 a.m., and that one engine remained on scene about 20 minutes later. Hazmat crews were also called for a possible fuel leak. No additional information was immediately available. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
The Gathering, Baltimore's traveling food truck rally, is meeting tonight at Stratford University in Little Italy. The event runs 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A new all-you-can-eat VIP option, which the event's organizers had planned to introduce at this rally, will now debut on Nov. 1, when the Gathering returns to McHenry Row. For more information about The Gathering , and a link to buy all-you-can-drink tickets, go...
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By Pamela Wood | October 16, 2013
A dump truck driver who struck and killed a teacher who was biking in Severna Park in July will not be charged, the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Thomas Patrick Heslin Jr. of Severna Park, a 57-year-old teacher at the Severn School, was biking and ran a stop sign on Berrywood Drive at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard shortly after 3 p.m. on July 17, according to police. Heslin failed to yield the right of way to a dump truck on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, police said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 15, 2013
A dump truck left a trail of diesel fuel across Harford County Friday morning, a Department of Emergency Services representative said. Around 9 a.m. Friday, the 911 Center received reports of a fuel spill at the intersection of Routes 1 and 23, according to spokesman Robert Thomas. As the fire department and crew chief responded, further reports of fuel in the road came from as far north as Grafton Shop Road and all the way south to the intersection of Routes 136 and 543, Thomas said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
A 55-year-old Baltimore man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter after his 16-month-old granddaughter was found dead in a hot truck in mid-July, police said. The charges filed in Baltimore against Anthony Jerome Towles come more than three months after the body of Sabriya Towles was discovered in her grandfather's truck in Lansdowne. The medical examiner ruled at the time that her death was accidental and the result of hyperthermia, the medical term for excessively high body temperatures.
NEWS
September 29, 2013
The Food Network's “The Great Food Truck Race” series has its finale airing tonight in an episode that was filmed in June in Annapolis. The Food Network's website describes the show as "a multi-week showdown that challenges food truck teams to outsell one another in a coast-to-coast road trip.” The three teams in the finale were Tikka Tikka Taco from St. Louis, Aloha Plate Truck from Hawaii and Samboni Boys from Philadelphia. The winning team in the contest gets $50,000 and its own food truck.
SPORTS
By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Some college students spend a lot of their time playing video games. Police say Auburn lacrosse player Zachary Burgess decided he'd rather try to live one. Burgess, 20, of Hoover, Ala., was charged with stealing a pickup truck, kidnapping a woman and crashing into nine parked cars in Baton Rouge, La., in an attempt to recreate the game "Grand Theft Auto V," according to multiple reports. Police said that during questioning, Burgess told an officer that he “wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto.” Burgess faces one count of theft of a motor vehicle, nine counts of hit-and-run and simple kidnapping.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
It's the Wacky Races. It's Cannonball Run III. No, it's just The Gathering. More and more, those Baltimore food-truck rallies known as The Gathering are meeting not just on Fridays but two or three times over a weekend. Food trucks will be rallying three times this weekend - in Mount Vernon on Thursday, on McHenry Row on Friday and in Canton on Saturday afternoon. The Thursday night Gathering, a first for Mount Vernon, is on the parking lot of the Maryland Historical Society , 201 W. Monument Place, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The regular Friday night rally returns, for the first time since July, to McHenry Row in Locust Point.
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