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  • Landslide video brings national attention for Charles Village resident

    Landslide video brings national attention for Charles Village resident
    By the time the video begins, it's clear that something is wrong on East 26th Street. Cars are listing unsteadily on the edge of the chasm forming between the road and the rail bed below. What happens next, as they say, will astound you. Twenty-four-...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past

    Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past
    For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland. That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
  • Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side

    Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side
    A  27-year-old man died following a traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on the Northwest Side. The victim, whose name was not being made public yet, was pronounced dead at 4:34 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center...
  • Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV

    Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV
    A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Harbor City area early Saturday, the third deadly crash involving an LAPD officer in two months. The officers were making a U-turn to follow a car...
  • Bring on the rubbish

    Tom Freeman, the Stroppy Editor, has tweeted as @SnoozeInBrief: "Simon Heffer warns of 47 'common mistakes' in English. By my count, he has 15 fair points, 13 debatable, 19 rubbish," and I have not the strength to resist so gorgeous a target.  Mr....
  • Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle

    Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle
    In an effort to better serve and involve the community, the village of Lisle is instituting a new program for citizens to help with police operations. Approved by trustees in early April, Volunteers 4 Lisle will provide opportunities for 12 people to...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers

    Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers
    It was Friday afternoon when Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith noticed the voicemail, a message from a friend in the Fire Department. His friend was at the scene of a crash in Beverly Hills. "I'm really sorry to hear about the death of your officer,...
  • Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting

    Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting
    Overnight shootings across the city left at least eight people wounded, including a 15-year-old boy, in addition to a man shot to death by police, authorities said. The 15-year-old, the youngest person shot overnight, was injured in a shooting about 11:...
  • Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park

    Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park
    A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County Police said. About 2 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to assist a man whose right arm had been struck by a passing vehicle, according to Lt....