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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An accident at U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 161 sent Edward Norris to a regional shock trauma center Wednesday evening, police said.
UPDATE: (5:52 p.m.)—Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Norris, of Hampstead, was driving his Victory motorcycle northbound on U.S. Route 1 in Darlington around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Maryland State Police. At the same time, a GMC truck owned by Ward Trucking and driven by Dedrick Jamal McClain of Windsor Mill made a left turn from Maryland Route 161 onto southbound Route 1, but allegedly failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle. Norris intentionally laid down the motorcycle to avoid hitting the truck and successfully avoided hitting another vehicle, state …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee was shot in the head during a training exercise in Owings Mills Tuesday.
A police trainee is in critical condition Wednesday morning after being shot in the head during a training exercise in Owings Mills. At 2:30 p.m., a University of Maryland Baltimore Police trainee was shot by an instructor at the Rosewood Center, according to Baltimore Police Detective Angela Carter-Watson. The trainee, who is in his 40s, was shot in the front of his head, said Thomas Scalea, the chief physician at shock trauma, during a press conference Tuesday night. Video of the press conference can found here on ABC2 News' website. Family members asked police not to identify the trainee because they are not from the area and have not yet notified family and friends of the incident, Baltimore Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told …
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.
Friday, October 26, 2012
They're preparing to help during the storm that might accompany Hurricane Sandy, but motorists should be cautious of water on roadways, and aware of laws.
Maryland State Police will have four-wheel-drive vehicles, its recovery teams and Aviation Command and more ready for the storm that's headed toward the state. In a press release Friday, superintendent Col. Marcus Brown urged motorists to stay off the roads during the storm. “Use common sense,” Colonel Brown said in a statement. “Do not go out unnecessarily and risk creating an emergency rescue situation." Motorists who do venture out should slow down to avoid hydroplaning on wet roads, and avoid standing water. Other things to remember: More from Patch on the approach of Hurricane Sandy:
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…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Police release: Commercial truck parking is a "tragedy waiting to happen."
Maryland State Police are stepping up enforcement against truck parking on Interstate 83. In a release Thursday, state police said they will begin strict enforcement of parking laws along I-83 between the Baltimore Beltway and the Pennsylvania state line starting Friday. "Commercial vehicles parking on the shoulder of the highway cause extremely dangerous conditions,” Kimberly Smith, commander of the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack, said in the release. Except in cases of emergency, police will issue drivers citations that carry a $60 fine and no points. Federal data show that tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles can contribute to crashes if they're parked on the shoulder, state police said. State officials said …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Mandatory orientation is set for Aug. 28 in Easton, MD.
Maryland State Police is hiring for four positions, including troopers and cadets. A sign at State Police headquarters in Pikesville announces the job openings. The state police website lists the jobs available, as well as a mandatory, 3-hour applicant orientation set for 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in Easton. The open jobs and links to apply are as follows: For local news and conversation, like Pikesville Patch on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. The orientation is set for to take place at the Maryland State Police barracks at 7111 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD. Attendees are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. because the doors close and will be locked at 7 p.m. For more information on the mandatory orientation, visit the orientation website. To learn about …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Conditions have been right for these fungi to grow in front of Maryland State Police Headquarters in downtown Pikesville.
Large, visible mushrooms have blossomed in the damp, warm Pikesville weather on the green in front of Maryland State Police Headquarters. Anyone know the name of these? I did a quick search of AmericanMushrooms.com, and am taking a guess that they are Amanita brunnescens, the variation pallida. Here's where to give identification a try: AmericanMushrooms.com. There must be others popping up in yards and lawns in the area. Your assignment: If you dig nature, go ahead and take some pics of mushrooms, flowers, or other seasonal photos to upload to this article. And tell us where you found them!
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 …