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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
March 5, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Elkridge/Jessup Washington Boulevard,  6300 block, 11:08 a.m. Feb. 24. Ford 350 with Maryland tags 45R035 stolen. Frank George Flint, 44, of Ridge Road in Pasadena, and Rachael Larane Wilson, 29, of Glen Hannah Drive in Laurel each charged with unlawful taking of motor vehicle and theft. Ellicott City Kaitlins Court, between 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. March 2. Entry gained to residence via unknown means.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
A City Council committee considering new regulations for Baltimore's growing food truck industry plans to hold work sessions as members evaluate more than 50 proposed amendments. Councilman James B. Kraft, chairman of the committee, said he's been inundated with letters as major parts of the legislation remain undecided. During a meeting Tuesday on the legislation, Kraft told a crowd of vendors that he received a pro-food truck petition with 700 signatures from across the country.
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By Luke Broadwater and Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
The Rawlings-Blake administration is proposing new regulations for the city's rapidly growing food truck industry - setting up zones for the mobile chefs to sell their designer grilled-cheese sandwiches, spicy tacos and decadent cupcakes. The legislation, which a City Council committee will consider Tuesday, was written to encourage the vendors while also limiting where they operate to protect brick-and-mortar restaurants. But some truck operators expressed concern the new limits would hurt their business, and the city's proposal was in flux Monday night.
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