Police/Fire, Traffic

Pilot, passenger rescued following Montgomery County plane crash

GAITHERSBURG, MD—The pilot and passenger of a single engine plane that crashed into a power line tower in Montgomery County on Sunday evening have been rescued and transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. The pilot has been identified as Patrick Merkle, 66, of Washington, D.C. He was operating a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane. One passenger on …


Police/Fire, Traffic

MARYLAND PLANE CRASH: Pilot, passenger awaiting rescue in Montgomery County

UPDATE: The pilot and passenger have been rescued. Original story below… —— GAITHERSBURG, MD—Maryland State Police are on the scene of a single-engine plane crash in Montgomery County where rescue efforts are underway. The plane involved is a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane. Both the pilot and the passenger are reportedly unharmed inside the aircraft and awaiting rescue. At …


Gov. Hogan announces $9.6 million in federal funds for bridge replacement projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced the awarding of $9.6 million through a new funding category in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to rehabilitate or replace fair to poorly rated county-maintained bridges around the state. These limited federal funds require no local government dollars. “Our administration has delivered on promises to all Maryland counties to restore highway …

Councilman Marks: Pulaski Highway project expected to be finished in 2023

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday provided the following update on improvements to Pulaski Highway at the Baltimore County / Harford County line. The following email was sent from the Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer: Dear Councilman Marks: Thank you for your email on behalf of your constituent regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s …

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each …

Councilman Marks: Harford/Joppa Road intersection roadwork to be finished by December

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday passed along word from the Maryland State Highway Administration that the Harford Road / Joppa Road intersection in Carney will be finished by this December. “The pedestrian work is almost 100% complete, including pedestrian crossing poles, sidewalks, and pavement markings,” wrote the District Engineer to Councilman Marks. “We are currently working on …

I-695 inner loop exit ramp to Loch Raven Boulevard to be closed on Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD—Motorists should be aware of an important exit ramp closure on I-695 this weekend. The Maryland State Highway Administration advises that crews will temporarily close the inner loop ramp to Loch Raven Boulevard (MD 542) on Saturday, November 5th. Traffic will be detoured from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ramp is being temporarily closed for mowing and debris …

Eastern Avenue shut down due to Middle River crash

UPDATE: Police say a school bus was involved in this crash. Original story below… ——— MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Monday afternoon crash in Middle River. The crash was reported at just after 4 p.m. on October 3 along Eastern Avenue at Bengies Road (21220). The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that Eastern Avenue has been …