Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal offers tips for clothes dryer safety, from cleaning the filter and not operating the dryer when no one is home, to getting it serviced at least once a year.
Clean and maintain clothes dryers to help prevent fires and keep the machine working for longer. State Fire Marshal William Barnard offers the following tips, according to a news release: For more information on fire safety call 800-525-3124 or visit the State Fire Marshal website or its Facebook page. The fire marshal is headquartered in Pikesville.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The crash happened Thursday morning in the Arbutus area.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Sean Welsh
Thursday, December 13, 2012
UPDATED (3:12 p.m)—A Harford County man was killed Thursday morning when his car went airborne off Interstate 95 and landed on Interstate 195. According to a news release from Maryland State Police, the crash took place shortly afer 7 a.m., when a 2006 Ford Focus struck the left guardrail on northbound I-95. It went airborne, landing in the eastbound lane of I-195, striking a 2002 Chevy Suburban. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, and the incident remains under investigation. Kenneth L. Kirst 3rd, the driver of the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Kirst, 20, resided in the 200 block of Spry Island Road in Joppa. Kirst was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said. The driver of the …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Fifty state troopers teamed up with a child in need on a shopping venture at the Walmart in Rosedale.
Maryland State Police troopers with the Golden Ring Barrack helped 50 Baltimore County kids shop for a better Christmas Saturday morning. Troopers paired up with the children, drove them to Walmart, located at 6420 Petrie Way in Rosedale, and helped them buy some of the things they've been asking for this holiday season. Each child was given a $100.00 gift card, donated by Walmart and private sources.
Monday, October 29, 2012
State police urge motorists to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Although Maryland State Police is not handing out citations for being on the road, they are strongly discouraging residents from driving. State police spokesperson Greg Shipley warned residents that increasing amount of standing water is a significant hazard to drivers because of the high risk for vehicles to hydroplane. “People don’t realize that you don’t have to be going that fast on the road to hydroplane,” he said. Hydroplaning is caused by water being pushed up to the tires and creating a barrier of water, which decreases tire traction and inhibits drivers’ ability to safely steer their vehicles. Basically, Shipley added, the vehicle will be traveling on top of water. Drivers could also run into other hazards like downed trees and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Maryland drivers who fail to stop and check for pedestrians at nonfunctioning traffic signals will soon face larger fines and points on their licenses.
Maryland drivers have a new set of rules to follow when they come upon a traffic signal that's broken, according to a Maryland State Police press release. The new law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, requires a driver approaching a nonfunctioning traffic signal from any direction at an intersection to stop at a clearly marked stop line, before entering any crosswalk or before entering the intersection. After stopping, the driver must yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection and remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection. "Just because a traffic control signal is not functioning at an intersection does not mean drivers are relieved of their duty to exercise care and caution," according to the…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Civil liberties group says it supports the technology but has privacy concerns about how long the collected information is stored.
Information collected by police through the use of automatic license plate readers could lead to violations of privacy, according to lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union. The civil liberties group Monday said in a statement that it had filed a public information request with local and state law enforcement agencies in 35 states seeking details on how long the data is stored. "Automatic license plate readers make it possible for the police to track our location whenever we drive our cars and to store that information forever," said Catherine Crump, staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, in a statement. "The American people have a right to know whether our police departments are using these tools in a …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Suspects had collected 130 pounds of copper pipe when they were arrested Tuesday afternoon.
The 130 pounds of copper pipe that two men have been charged with trying to steal from a closed building at Spring Grove Hospital Center would have been worth $400, according to police. The two suspects have been identified by Maryland State Police as Matthew R. Blizzard, 29, of Catonsville and Dennis W. Dyer, 43, of Dundalk. Two men were seen by a witness going inside the Hamilton building at Spring Grove shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with saws and crowbars. The building had been shut down for use because of asbestos. The incident became a spectacle for neighbors and Spring Grove employees, as the open layout of the campus allowed passersby to watch police in action. Police charged the suspects with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Download speeds may improve for commuters but state highway and public safety officials say texting and driving continues to be a problem in Maryland.
Attention commuters: AT&T wants you to know that when you’re on certain highways in Maryland, you can expect faster speeds on your mobile devices. Attention commuters excited by that first announcement: State and local officials warn that there are strict laws on how to use those devices. AT&T announced this month that it had expanded its broadband wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network along MD-295 and I-95 in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. “Our customers want to stay in touch with both the family and the office at all times,” wrote AT&T spokeswoman Margarita Noriega in a press release. “Commuters can expect better reception and download speeds now.” There were no disclaimers on the dangers of distracted …