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  • First snow of 2014 dumps 6 to 8 inches, closes schools, government

    The the first snowstorm of 2014 dumped six to eight inches of the white stuff accross Harford County from Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning, forcing the closure of schools and government offices. On Monday, the weather – heavy morning...
  • Harford schools to open two hours late Wednesday, two schools closed

    Harford County officials warned residents of hypothermia and other dangers in light of record-setting cold temperatures Monday and Tuesday, and there was more concern about the abnormally cold temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The...
  • Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in crash on Angeles Crest Highway

    A 55-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Angeles Crest Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was identified as Manuel Lumbattis Morales of Los Angeles, according to CHP Officer Thomas Miller....
  • Motorcyclist who died on 2 Freeway was prominent physician

    Motorcyclist who died on 2 Freeway was prominent physician
    The man who was killed Monday night after he lost control of his motorcycle on the 2 Freeway was a former chief of surgery at two local hospitals and a prominent physician, officials said. Thomas Grosch, 53, of La Cañada Flintridge was pronounced dead at...
  • Metro will replace and refurbish scores of aging Blue Line cars

    Metro will replace and refurbish scores of aging Blue Line cars
    As part of a multi-year upgrade to the aging Metro Blue Line, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will spend more than $850 million to purchase 78 train cars and renovate 52 more, officials said Wednesday.  The Blue Line, which...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Glen Burnie home explosion evacuates neighbors

    An explosion in a Glen Burnie home with a gas leak led firefighters to evacuate several neighboring families as a precaution Thursday night, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The home in the 1300 block of Meadowvale Rd. was empty at...
  • Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety

    Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety
    After two major derailments and explosions in recent weeks, federal safety officials recommended new rules Thursday on how crude oil is transported — the same day Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for fees on rail cars carrying hazardous materials. The...
  • Report: Move of shelter to city's outskirts reduce complaints

    Report: Move of shelter to city's outskirts reduce complaints
    While there are by comparison more fights and numerous police calls at Glendale’s emergency winter shelter this year, the issues are happening away from downtown retailers near the shelter’s former home: the Glendale National Guard Armory...
  • Arundel students excused for ice-day absences

    Arundel students excused for ice-day absences
    Anne Arundel County public school students won't be penalized for being late or absent Friday, after officials went ahead with an on-time opening despite dicey weather. Dozens of crashes were reported on roads across Anne Arundel Friday morning, as...
  • Asiana crash: Parents of victim file claim against San Francisco

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed after she was run over by two rescue vehicles at the scene of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport took steps this week toward filing a lawsuit against the city. Gan Ye and Xiao Yung...