| Oct 7, 2011
| 3:32 PM
In recent years, summer has been a season of discontent for riders on Maryland's MARC commuter trains, as hot weather contributed to frequent engine breakdowns, track problems and power malfunctions that led to cascading delays.
The misery on the rails...
| Oct 13, 2011
If a mid-size luxury SUV is in your fall wardrobe, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 may be the cable-knit sweater.
Its hardy construction is conservatively stylish, its practicality infused with elegance. This is a vehicle that is equally suited to shuttling...
| Nov 7, 2011
Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:40 AM
All the power and toughness of today's Grand Cherokee, now in a less-thirsty diesel formula.
That was the gist of the inaugural press conference for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, with Jeep opening the event Monday morning with the the unveiling of its...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Both diesel and gas engines covert fuel into energy through a series of small explosions or combustions in the piston cylinders.
In a gasoline engine, fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks from spark plugs. In a diesel...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:53 AM
A combination of diesel fuel and sugar from an overturned tractor trailer closed the I-95 north ramp onto Route 100 west in Laurel early Thursday.
Crews from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the accident just after...
| Aug 17, 2012
A tractor trailer driver was killed after his or her truck crashed into a barrier along Interstate 95 North, at the exit for Interstate 395 North in Baltimore, and burst into flames, according to Baltimore fire officials.
Just before 11 p.m., a tractor...
| Sep 17, 2012
Evolution isn't just a theory in the world of auto mechanics.
Your father's Oldsmobile with the heavy-metal components has given way to computers on wheels. The grease monkey has evolved into an electronics engineer.
But one thing that hasn't changed:...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Baltimore County Police reports say a man was robbed last week of his iPhone while he was sitting in a restaurant in Towson.
According to police reports, the man was sitting at a table in a restaurant in the 500 block of York Road on Oct. 15 at about 7:...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
It wasn’t that long ago that everything seemed so simple: pump gas into your car, get behind the wheel and go. But as the internal combustion engine slowly but surely yields ground to alternative energy sources, sorting out the various...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Baltimore County police say a business on Falls Road had 1,369 gallons of diesel fuel stolen in an incident last week.
According to reports, the theft occurred overnight — between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 — from the lot at G. Edgar Harr, in the...