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  • Record Number of Highway, Bridge Improvements Highlighted in Maryland

    12/12/2017 10:53:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | December 11, 2017 | CEG
    The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) completed its annual Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP) tour of the state's 23 counties and Baltimore City to discuss transportation priorities. The Hogan Administration's investment of $14.7 billion in Maryland's transportation network was briefed to citizens, county leaders and local officials over the course of six weeks to ensure transparency and dialogue with the customers who are affected by MDOT SHA projects in their region. Maryland's transportation network consists of more than 31,000 mi. of roadway, more than 5,000 bridges and two tunnels providing safe, reliable and efficient movement of people...
  • Montgomery County [MD] Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline [wealthy paying less taxes]

    12/12/2017 4:55:44 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    http://www.bethesdamagazine.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | By Andrew Metcalf
    Projected revenue decline attributed to wealthy individuals paying significantly less in income taxes; future job cuts not ruled out Montgomery County is revising its six-year revenue forecasts down by more than $400 million as income tax revenue lags behind previous projections. The lower long-term forecast comes after County Executive Ike Leggett called for 2 percent cuts at county departments to address a projected $120 million shortfall in the $5.4 billion fiscal 2018 operating budget. Leggett said he doesn’t believe county employees should worry about their job security “immediately,” however he did say potential job cuts may need to be considered...
  • Dem Senators Call on Trump to Resign 'Immediately' (They can pound Sand!!!)

    12/11/2017 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Three of President Trump's female accusers spoke with NBC's Megyn Kelly Monday about their experiences, all claiming he took advantage of them sexually. Former beauty pageant contestant Samntha Holvey alleged that Trump made her feel like "a piece of meat," Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist, claimed he forcibly kissed her, and Jessica Leeds, a traveling saleswoman, says he groped and kissed her on an airplane. The White House has dismissed them as "false claims," as Kelly reiterated on her show.These women's stories, however, were enough to convince Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that the president needs to step down "immediately." Should...
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • Former Flynn associate says phone records contradict whistleblower's account

    12/11/2017 4:33:22 PM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/17 | KYLE CHENEY
    A former business associate of Michael Flynn told lawmakers that phone records contradict an anonymous whistleblower's allegation that the ex-national security adviser sent an Inauguration Day text declaring a controversial Middle East nuclear energy deal "good to go," according to a letter released Monday. In an account provided to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in June — but made public only last week — the whistleblower said Alex Copson, a top official at ACU Strategic Partners, bragged on Inauguration Day about his relationship with Flynn, at one point flipping around his phone to reveal the text about the deal to build...
  • 28 arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia as part of Blood gang-related FBI, ATF operation

    12/06/2017 3:24:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WJLA ^ | 12/6/17
    More than two dozen people were arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia Wednesday as the ATF, the FBI and local agencies teamed up for a gang-related sting operation, according to authorities. Officials say the arrests stemmed from an investigation into Blood gang-related crimes throughout the area, particularly in Northern Virginia.The ATF announced earlier Wednesday they were engaged in "ongoing law enforcement activity" from Woodbridge to Alexandria. According to authorities, "Operation Tin Panda" started this past Spring, as they investigated Blood-related crimes over the course of the year.Officials say utilizing search warrants today, officers found guns, heroin and other drugs. Before...
  • Coverup In Progress? Baltimore Police Dept Now Blocking FBI From Looking Into Murdered Cop Case

    12/02/2017 6:27:31 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 11 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-02-2017 | Tim Brown
    Over the past couple of weeks, we've reported on the mysterious murder of Baltimore Police Officer Sean Suiter, who was scheduled to testify the day after he was shot in the head with his own weapon in a case involving 8 Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force police officers had been indicted for shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers. In the latest reports, it seems that the Baltimore Police Department is blocking the Federal Bureau of Investigation from investigating the murder, which only rouses more suspicions that what we are witnessing is a coverup, possibly a blue on blue murder. WBAL reports:...
  • Ravens, NFL scramble as fans stay home

    12/03/2017 11:47:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 2,2017 | Jeff Barker
    It seems paradoxical: The Ravens, who have sold out every home game since they arrived in Baltimore in 1996, are advertising tickets for Sunday’s contest at M&T Bank Stadium. But this is where the Ravens find themselves in 2017: Contemplating the prospect of empty seats, and appealing to fans to “Win Together. Purchase your tickets today!” even as the team is contending for what would be its first playoff berth since 2014. Thousands of fans are trying to resell their tickets to the sold-out game Sunday against the Detroit Lions at 71,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium via Ticketmaster, the team’s official...
  • Earthquake Felt in Maryland (Vanity)

    11/30/2017 1:57:53 PM PST · by scouter · 58 replies
    Scouter | 11/30/2017 | Scouter
    I just felt an earthquake and checked the USGS. Sure enough: Strength: 5.1 Time: 2017-11-30 21:47:30 (UTC) Location: 39.184°N 75.378°W Depth: 8.1 km
  • Jesus banned from buses in DC, but gay hookup ads allowed

    11/29/2017 6:24:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Archdiocese of Washington wanted to extend an invitation to commuters to find the perfect Christmas gift by advertising on city buses, but the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) threw up a roadblock. The advertisement depicted silhouettes of three shepherds walking at night with tall canes and sheep beneath a shining North Star. Emblazoned across the ad is the phrase: “FIND THE PERFECT GIFT.” But the transit authority rejected the ad because it “depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion,” according to a federal lawsuit filed by the Archdiocese of Washington against the WMATA.
  • State Asks About Benefits, Drawbacks of Privatizing I-270 Maintenance

    11/28/2017 5:12:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | September 27, 2017 | Bethany Rodgers
    As state officials launch a project to add toll lanes to Interstate 270 and the Beltway, they also are exploring the benefits of privatizing maintenance of existing highway sections. The Maryland Department of Transportation last week began soliciting input from businesses on the estimated $7.6 billion plan to expand Interstate 495 through Maryland and I-270 from the Beltway to Frederick. A separate but related $1.4 billion plan calls for adding capacity to I-295. During a Sept. 21 press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said his idea for relieving congestion on the state’s largest thoroughfares relies on finding a private partner to...
  • Hogan announces $50 million signal upgrade on Maryland highways to improve traffic flow

    11/28/2017 4:13:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 25, 2017 | Michael Dresser
    Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday. The new system, billed as the second phase of Hogan’s program to relieve highway traffic congestion, will use artificial intelligence to better synchronize signals and improve traffic flow, officials said. The governor said the adaptive signal control system replaces technology that is more than 20 years old. “Nearly 700,000 Marylanders will benefit every day from these transformational improvements,” Hogan said during a news conference at the...
  • Montgomery Co. leaders hear state’s plans to ease Beltway, I-270 congestion

    11/27/2017 12:57:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 16, 2017 | Mike Murillo
    ROCKVILLE, Md. — A month after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan introduced it, Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn went in front of Montgomery County leaders to lay out a $9 billion project that aims to ease congestion on Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.Rahn believes construction of the project can begin in fewer than five years.“We have to recognize we have problem. It’s a multifaceted problem, and we have to come up with multifaceted solutions,” Rahn told members of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment committee Thursday.Packed roads cost drivers time, as well. The...
  • Police search for suspect in road rage stabbing on MD 200

    11/27/2017 10:40:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 21, 2017 | Dick Uliano
    WASHINGTON — Maryland State Police want the public’s help bringing to justice a pickup truck driver who stabbed a man this week on MD 200 — the Intercounty Connector. The victim was a passenger in a white Chevy Silverado which was heading eastbound on the ICC, Wednesday afternoon, around 3:30. The incident began with a dispute between the drivers of the Silverado and a gray Ford pickup. The suspect then drove his gray truck on the shoulder to get around the white truck, according to police. On the ramp to northbound Interstate 95, as the Ford truck blocked the path...
  • Supreme Court shoots down gun cases, upholds ban on assault weapons and open-carry

    11/27/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court declined to take up two Second Amendment cases on Monday, which challenged laws banning assault weapons and open-carry in Maryland and Florida. Both cases were denied review without comment from the justices, which left the lower court rulings in place. In the Florida challenge, the state Supreme Court upheld Florida’s ban on open carry finding the Second Amendment doesn’t guarantee a right to open carry.
  • Virginia: Muslims Call For “Force” To Be Used Against “Infidels” To Accept The Koran

    11/25/2017 9:57:36 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 87 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11/25/2017 | Tim Brown
    "The elites of Mecca would use every possible measure to coerce or contain Muhammad's call for change within specific parameters.  Those parameters would permit the changing of anything that did not threaten their system and infringe on their power. But this message is not here to integrate. It is here to dominate. Islam is here to dominate! This was an ideological struggle, the sole purpose of which was to organize Man's affairs in accordance with a system revealed by Allah." -Haitham Ibn Thbait, of the American chapter of Hizb Ut-Tahrir That statement above is now garnering more support from more Islamists...
  • Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

    11/23/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by JP1201 · 14 replies
    A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. “Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that occurred several years ago that included officers who are now federally indicted back in March,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of Sean Suiter. “He was scheduled to offer grand jury testimony the day after he was murdered,” he added.
  • MS-13 Gang Beheaded Victim — Cut out His Heart, Say Maryland Police

    11/23/2017 4:58:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    A gang of 10 MS-13 members brutally murdered a Maryland man by stabbing more than 100 times, beheading and dismembering him, and cutting out his heart, Maryland detectives say. The victim has yet to be positively identified and police are asking for help from the community. Court documents obtained by ABC 7 News in Washington, D.C., reveal the brutal details of the ambush and murder allegedly carried out by an informant and nine other MS-13 members. The attack is believed to have been carried out by the gang in early spring this year, officers write in the Statement of Charges....
  • MS-13 victim was stabbed 100 times, decapitated, had heart ripped out, police say

    11/22/2017 5:09:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A man murdered earlier this year by the MS-13 street gang was stabbed more than 100 times, decapitated and had his heart torn out of his chest and buried with him, Maryland authorities said Wednesday. Montgomery County Police said one of the alleged killers, 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, was arrested Nov. 11 in North Carolina. Lopez-Abrego, known as "Timido," has been charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held without bond after his first court appearance. According to court documents, which cited interviews with a gang informant, up to ten MS-13 members planned to lure the victim to the Silver...
  • Second federal judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban

    11/22/2017 11:37:41 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/21/2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    A federal judge in Maryland issued a second order on Tuesday blocking President Trump from implementing his ban on transgender military service. The preliminary injunction was granted to a group of active-duty transgender troops who sued Trump and top military officials in August. For now, it bars the Pentagon and Coast Guard from implementing or enforcing Trump’s August guidance aimed at rolling back the Obama administration’s policy of allowing open service and medical care for transgender troops.