Aug 27, 2012

Family of alleged Perry Hall shooter “horrified”

A 15-year-old student opened fire on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday, getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers, authorities said. The assailant was taken into custody after the shooting and was cooperating with investigators, police said. Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson […]

Sep 26, 2011

2 hurt in UM chemistry class accident

COLLEGE PARK — Two students at the University of Maryland have been injured in a chemistry accident that caused the evacuation of a campus building. Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County fire department, says the two female students had first- and second-degree chemical burns and superficial cuts following the Monday afternoon chemical […]

Sep 14, 2011

Justice Ginsburg slides to safety off airplane

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 78 and has battled cancer, was forced to slide down an emergency chute to evacuate a flight at Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, a court spokeswoman said. Ginsburg was on her way from Washington to San Francisco and was not injured, said Supreme Court […]

Sep 7, 2011

Rains cause flooding, rescues in Baltimore area

Maryland emergency management officials are urging state residents to be careful when traveling because of heavy rains that have prompted rescues and evacuations in the Baltimore area. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency says motorists should check news, weather and traffic reports before traveling and be aware that crews may be on roads dealing with downed […]

Aug 26, 2011

Rawlings-Blake declares state of emergency of Baltimore

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared a state of emergency for Baltimore as Hurricane Irene approaches Maryland’s largest city. She made the declaration at 4:19 p.m. Friday. The mayor urged residents of low-lying areas in south and southeast Baltimore to move their vehicles and offered free parking. Rawlings-Blake also urged those who live along streams or […]

Aug 26, 2011

Maryland moves inmates from low-lying areas

TOWSON — State corrections officials say 188 inmates housed at the Poplar Hill Pre-release Unit at Quantico have been moved because of evacuation of some low-lying areas. The inmates will be moved across the Wicomico River to the Eastern Correctional Institution. They will be housed in the prison’s two gyms. The Department of Public Safety […]

Aug 26, 2011

Worcester County ordering mandatory evacuation

SNOW HILL — Worcester County is ordering a mandatory evacuation of residents in the area of West Ocean City ahead of Hurricane Irene. Residents are being asked to evacuate no later than Saturday at 9 a.m. from the communities of Cape Isle of Wight, West Ocean City, Mystic Harbour, Snug Harbor, Assateague Point, Frontier Town […]

Aug 25, 2011

Ocean City starts phase 1 of hurricane plan

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City has activated phase one of its hurricane action plan in preparation for Irene. The city’s emergency management officials on Thursday asked anyone who had planned to travel to Ocean City to postpone their visit until the situation improves. The city also says mobile home residents should secure their homes and […]

Aug 25, 2011

Earthquake shows difficulty of evacuation from D.C.

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital has prepared for emergencies with sleek communication systems, intelligence fusion centers and chemical detection centers at train stations. But what showed during the 5.8-magnitude quake that shook much of the East Coast on Tuesday was that evacuating during an emergency could tax the city’s resources — and be decidedly complex […]

Sep 8, 2010

2 buildings evacuated after acid spill

Two buildings in south Baltimore have been evacuated after fire officials say 55 gallons of a highly toxic acid spilled. Fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright says there were 11 people in the buildings when the hydrofluoric acid spilled at the business in the 2900 block of Whittington Avenue on Wednesday morning, but no one was […]

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