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The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Maryland Port Administration a $750,000 grant to extend the port of Baltimore's program to replace older, more polluting trucks with new ones, the port announced Monday. Through the Dray Truck Replacement Program, the owners and operators of the diesel trucks that haul cargo in and out of the port can purchase newer, cleaner trucks that meet or exceed EPA emission standards. Since the program began in 2012, 82 older trucks have been replaced with cleaner models.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
An Annapolis police officer was injured late Saturday after a truck crashed into a brick wall, sending debris onto the officer's parked car, Annapolis police said. About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Owen Frank, 28, driving a Ford F150 truck lost control of his vehicle as he was driving in the parking lot of Fleet Reserve Club in the 100 block of Compromise St., said Cpl. Amy Miguez, a spokeswoman for the department. The truck hit a low brick wall separating the street from the parking lot, she said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Two were injured when a tanker truck crashed into several parked cars near the University of Maryland in Baltimore Sunday night, police said. The driver of the truck and a university police officer were taken to area hospitals with unknown injuries, according to police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert. The cause of the crash, which happened around 9 p.m. in the 100 block of S. Greene St., was also unclear. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcmapbell6
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Salisbury University was placed on lockdown and a city-wide manhunt was underway late Wednesday evening after an officer-involved shooting near campus, police said. Salisbury Police tweeted just before 10 p.m. that officers were involved in a shooting in the area of Parker Place. A male suspect wanted connection with the incident was identified by Salisbury Police as Edwin Lamont Fletcher, 31. He is approximately 6-foot-2, 160 pounds, according to Maryland State Police. According to a Maryland State Police news release, an undercover task force was investigating Fletcher, who was wanted on a warrant for drug felony charges.
NEWS
March 25, 2014
As a retired member of the law enforcement community, I am glad to see the article regarding tow trucks and the move-over law in The Sun ( "Proposed 'move-over' law would apply to tow trucks March 24). Most people have no idea whatsoever of the dangers involved in being a state trooper on any of the major highway systems in this nation. It is a fact that most of our troopers who are killed or severely injured were struck while handling various problems on the shoulder of one of those highways.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
Motorists on Maryland roads approaching a police or emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder with lights flashing are required by law to move over to the next lane or slow down to avoid the possibility of hitting anyone standing nearby. It's a sensible measure designed to protect law-enforcement and emergency personnel from becoming victims of the very traffic problems they are attempting to solve. But if you happen to be a tow truck operator assisting a disabled vehicle under similar circumstances, well, that's another story: You can put up orange cones and flash your lights all you want but other drivers are under no obligation to slow down, let alone change lanes to avoid you. They can whip past at 65 mph inches from where you're standing, and it's all perfectly legal.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
After a tow truck operator from Green's Garage stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 795 in Reisterstown in January to help a motorist, she ended up needing a wrecker herself. A distracted driver veered off the road and hit her truck, causing nearly $10,000 in damage, according to Larry Green, owner of the Hampstead towing business and president of the Towing & Recovery Professionals of Maryland. The truck operator was not injured, Green said, but she and others face constant danger.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
A tanker truck carrying non-hazardous resin overturned onto a median on eastbound Route 50 near Bowie Monday evening, state police confirmed. The driver was extricated and taken to an area hospital by Prince George's County emergency medical workers, Maryland State Police Sgt. Jon Hill said. The extent of the driver's injuries was unclear. All eastbound lanes and the westbound high-occupancy vehicle lane were expected to be closed for hours until another truck could pick up the cargo and the overturned tanker could be righted.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
The producers of The Taste of Two Cities, Baltimore's annual food-truck festival and competition, have announced a date and site for the third go-around. And this year, for the first time, food trucks from Philadelphia will join those from Baltimore and Washington. The event, which has been renamed a Taste of Three Cities, will be at Lots B & C at M&T Bank Stadium. Producers are promising over 50 trucks at the event, which they're billing as "the largest food truck event ever in the state of Maryland.” Details about times and ticketing will be released soon.
NEWS
March 16, 2014
A tractor-trailer overturned in northwest Baltimore after it collided with another vehicle on Reisterstown Road early Sunday, police said. The truck was headed southbound when the accident occurred at 7:15 am in front of a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road, near Belvedere Avenue. The tractor-trailer came to rest within a few feet of the store's front door, a 7-Eleven cashier said. A bus stop was also destroyed in crash. Police, who did not identify the drivers of the vehicles, said two people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
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