Sunday, March 10, 2013
Here's a quick look back at some of the most popular Annapolis headlines of the week.
Click each link to read the full story. Thief Steals Lexus Parked at Annapolis Home Police said the keys to the car may have been taken during a separate incident on Feb. 25. Bay Bridge Re-Opens to Traffic The bridge had been closed to all vehicles due to high winds. Earlier in the day, there was an accident involving a tractor trailer. PHOTOS: Storm Dubbed 'Snowquester' Brings Rain to Annapolis Perhaps "Rainquester" might be more appropriate for the hyped storm that only produced rain Wednesday morning in Annapolis. Obezags Move to Next Round of Top Mascot Contest The Key School won for Maryland and will compete nationally to determine the top mascot among high schools. Voting for this round ends March 14. One Restaurant Closed, Another …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The bridge had been closed to all vehicles due to high winds. Earlier in the day, the westbound lane was closed following an accident involving a tractor trailer.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge re-opened Wednesday evening after high winds forced officials to close spans in both directions earlier in the day. The Maryland Transportation Authority opened the bridge to cars at about 6 p.m., then trucks were allowed to pass at about 7:20 p.m. The bridge was shut down to all traffic shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Earlier, the westbound span was closed after a tractor trailer overturned, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) website. The MDTA said it shuts down the bridge to all traffic when there are recorded winds above 55 miles per hour. Get the latest on statewide traffic conditions at md511.org or call 877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for current traffic conditions.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—Chipotle Applies For Liquor License Downtown Chipotle is asking the city for permission to serve beer and margaritas as part of its new location at 36 Market Space. This would be the first chain restaurant to obtain a liquor license in the city because Annapolis' rules require at least one licensee to be a resident. Chipotle could follow area hotels' example and use a store manager who lives locally as one of its liquor license holders. No. 2—Police Investigate Abandoned Car on Bay Bridge Officers are searching for a driver who may have jumped after abandoning a car on the Bay Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. County firefighters and Natural Resources Police searched the waters under the bridge but found no one. No. 3—Residents Balk at …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A team of firefighters and police didn't find anyone after searching the water beneath the bridge.
Officers are searching for a driver who may have jumped after abandoning a car on the Bay Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Police discovered a 2010 Chevrolet parked in the left lane on the westbound Bay Bridge at 2:55 p.m., said Maryland Transportation Authority's Sgt. Jonathan Green. County firefighters and Natural Resources Police searched the waters under the bridge but found no one, Green said. Green said he couldn't confirm whether they believe the driver jumped because, "it is our policy to neither confirm nor deny suicides on our facilities." The car is registered in Maryland, but Green said he could not release the owner's identity due to the ongoing investigation. Police closed two lanes on the bridge for about 30 minutes while the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
As Hurricane Sandy arrives in Maryland, more than 24,000 state residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced in a press briefing Monday afternoon. “This is a very, very dangerous storm and she is intensifying at her center,” he said. O'Malley reiterated that trees, poles and power lines will be knocked down. “The main message of the day is to hunker down and to stay inside,” he said. In the half-hour prior the briefing, which began just after 2 p.m., the number of Marylanders without power rose from around 1,000 to more than 24,000, O'Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. One person died in a weather-related car crash in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday, The Washington …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Ten people were on the boat, but just one suffered minor injuries.
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- Tim Lemke
Saturday, September 15, 2012
One person suffered minor injuries after a motorboat struck a pylon of the Bay Bridge, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said. Batallion Chief Steve Thompson, a department spokesman, said ten people were on the boat when it struck the bridge at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. One person sustained a minor head injury and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Thompson said. The other nine passengers were unhurt. The department's fire boat transported the injured patient and eight other passengers to shore, while one other stayed behind with the boat, Thompson said. Police from the Department of Natural Resources were working to recover the boat.
Friday, August 26, 2011
In the governor’s afternoon press conference on Friday, he discussed some of the fine print of the state’s preparation.
Gov. Martin O’Malley and MEMA Executive Director Richard Muth laid out details of the state’s preparation for Hurricane Irene late Friday, saying the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is likely to be closed in the early evening Saturday. O'Malley said he plans to sleep at MEMA headquarters in Reisterstown Saturday night to keep abreast of storm response. The Ocean City area, Queen Anne’s County and low-lying areas of Wicomico County have mandatory evacuations, O’Malley said at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's Reisterstown headquarters. After the storm, it will be up to local jurisdictions to determine when people can return to evacuated areas. Decisions will be determined by the amount of damage as well as the presence of water barriers. He …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The Medical Examiner's Office is investigating. Age, gender or race could not be determined.
A boater discovered human remains in the Chesapeake Bay, just south of the Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County, according to a news release from The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP). The NRP were notified around 11:40 a.m. Sunday. Both the Coast Guard and the NRP arrived on the scene and were able to locate the remains, which were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for further examination. The age, gender and race of the person discovered could not be determined due to decomposition, according to the release. NRP’s Special Operations Division is investigating the incident.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A public forum on a new transportation plan held at Annapolis High School gave residents a chance express their thoughts, and concerns, about regional traffic.
County officials did little talking at a meeting Tuesday night, but it seems to be an intentional move. Officials from the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning held the second of three "listening sessions" regarding the Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP) at Annapolis High School, in hopes of hearing from those who understand traffic patterns at the most basic of levels—drivers. The TFMP is a study being conducted by the county to look at how to best address traffic congestion in nine of the most heavily used corridors in Anne Arundel County. The study is still in its infancy, and will take about 12 to 18 months to complete, planning and zoning officials said. The county has hired Sabra, Wang and Associates, an …