Emergency Response

30 years ago: Remembering the Chase, MD train crash of 1987

It was on this day 30 years ago, January 4, 1987, that Amtrak train 94 slammed into a Conrail freight train in Chase, MD. In the blink of an eye, 16 people were killed and 175 were injured. The accident occurred at 1:04 p.m. Train 94’s speed at the time of the collision was estimated at about 108 miles per …


Government, Science

Baltimore County Christmas tree recycling collection begins January 9

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 9, 2016. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have the trees out at the curb no later than Saturday, January 14 to ensure collection. Residents must follow these simple rules when placing …


Woman assaulted, robbed leaving Kingsville pub

UPDATE; 1/4/2017: This story has been updated to include a Facebook statement from the Dew Drop Inn. Scroll to the bottom of the article to view it. UPDATE; 1/5/2017: Police have identified the victim as a 35-year-old woman. Authorities do not have any suspect information at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the White …

Parkville AT&T store robbed at gunpoint

Authorities are investigating after a local cell phone shop was robbed on New Year’s Eve. Police say that, at just before 5:30 p.m. on December 31, a man entered the The Wireless Experience AT&T store located in the 8700 block of Harford Road, 21234. Once inside, the suspect displayed a gun and robbed the store of cell phones, computer tablets …

Vehicle overturns in Philadelphia Road crash

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a serious crash in Joppa on Tuesday. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded to an accident along Philadelphia Road at Joppa Farm Road at just before noon on Tuesday morning. There were injuries reported, but there has been no update as to their severity. Roads were wet due to a cold front moving …

Eastbound Route 40 closed due to vehicle fire

A Monday afternoon vehicle fire has shut down a portion of a busy thoroughfare in White Marsh.  At just after 4:30 p.m., fire crews responded to Pulaski Highway at Jones Road, near Midway Liquors, for a report of a vehicle fire.   All eastbound lanes of Route 40 have been shut down due to the fire, according to the Joppa-Magnolia …