Close Call with Train, What Caused the Chevy Chase Geyser, Jumping on a Trend: Maryland State Headlines

What's been going on around Maryland this week.

Railroad intersection where a man was struck on Sept. 7 on Old Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Credit: Andrew Metcalf
Railroad intersection where a man was struck on Sept. 7 on Old Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Credit: Andrew Metcalf

Bank Bandit Surrenders to FBI

The serial bank robber, who may have targeted two Bel Air banks, turned himself in on Wednesday. Andrew Maberry, 19, of O’Fallon, IL, is believed to have robbed 10 banks and attempted to rob two others in five states since May, according to the FBI. Read more on Bel Air Patch.

Foam Pits, Trampolines and More: Sky Zone Opens in Columbia

The massive indoor trampoline park opened Wednesday on Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Read more on Columbia Patch.

Montgomery County to Audit Business after Worker Strike, Lockout

Montgomery County plans to audit trash collection agency Potomac Disposal after most of the company’s workforce went on strike this week over an alleged immigration threat that followed the workers’ request for health insurance and a “living wage.”Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Man Was Inside Car Being Pushed Across Tracks When Train Hit

The man's vehicle was stuck on the tracks while a passenger was pushing it from behind when a train struck it in Ellicott City. Read more on Ellicott City Patch.

Why Did the Water Main Fail in Chevy Chase?

Washington Suburban and Sanitary Commission officials explained to Montgomery County council members how a series of conditions combined to make a 60-inch water main fail in Chevy Chase last March, leading to a loss of 60 million gallons of water and water restrictions across two counties. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Latex-Concrete Mix May Fix Silver Spring Transit Center Flaws

Montgomery County’s department of general services advises application of a mix of latex and concrete to repair structural flaws in the publicly financed transit center. Metro agrees with the choice of material. The contractor does not. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.

Ruppersberger: Assad Must Go

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger said he supported a response to chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and said he’d eventually like to see Bashar al-Assad no longer in power. Read more in Odenton-Severn Patch.

Father Charged With Shaking Baby Girl to Death

An Elkridge man has been charged with shaking his 6-week-old daughter to death, according to Howard County police. Read more on Elkridge Patch.

Stinkbugs Are Back and Scientists Need Your Help

West Virginia scientists want to determine population numbers and why the bugs choose certain homes over others, but need help from citizen scientists for a stinkbug census.

Police Man Hunt Leads to School Lockdown in Bowie

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School was placed on precautionary lockdown Friday while police searched the Fairwood section of Bowie for three suspects in connection with an attempted robbery and shots fired.

Air Force Officer Charged with Sexually Exploiting Toddlers, Children to Make Pornography

FBI officials say William Gazafi planned schemes involving unsuspecting friends' children and sent pictures of himself with young children to an undercover officer.

Police Investigate Stabbing Near Prince George's Community College

Police said four men were stabbed near campus.

City Council Supports Improvements to Metrobus Bowie Lines

City staff hopes to see more frequent trips to the New Carrollton Metro Station and improved bus stop amenities implemented in Bowie by WMATA.

Annapolis Seafood Markets Closes In Edgewater

This closing marks the fourth business in the area to close in as many weeks.

Yom Kippur Service Set by Reform Temple

A free holiday service is set for Saturday afternoon in Pikesville for the Jewish Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur begins at sundown Friday.

Police: Two Men Shot on Blanche Road

Baltimore County police are investigating shootings that occurred this weekend in Pikesville.


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