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Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black said some people pretend they don't know that handheld cell phones are not permitted on Maryland roads. (Screenshot from CNS YouTube video)
Dennis Gilpin April 15, 2014 at 08:50 pm
If you are traveling at sixty plus you have little time to make a fast stop. Most people travel tooRead More close on our roads and taking your eyes off the road not only puts your passengers lives at risk but everyone life at risk. This has been a contributing cause of road crews being killed because of distracted driving. When I see the traffic slow up on the beltway I immediately put on my four ways to get the attention of the vehicle behind me. My brother got rear ended on I-95 north near RT 24 by a driver who didn't see the stopped traffic up ahead. He was rear ended by a vehicle traveling about fifty miles an hour. If he didn't have a heavy vehicle he would have been killed.
Roger April 16, 2014 at 05:05 am
How many times do we see cops breaking the law on this? Often. And speeding.
brett farve April 16, 2014 at 05:40 am
Hey cops.. Im responding on my cell phone right now driving 70 mph. Its just a law to make money.Read More Pull me over talking on it and I will shove i u y a
"We want to provide some sweet relief to our  customers," the Great American Cookies vice president said. (Credit: Great American Cookies)
MG42 April 15, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Feels like these private businesses offer me more on tax day than the services I get from ourRead More worthless federal, state and local governments that actually take my tax money (at gunpoint, to boot).
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
John April 15, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@Kim Johnson- don't be silly Kim. Barry 's been in charge for 6 yrs now and could of appointed OprahRead More to that position if he wanted to. .
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be honored for his work to repeal the death penalty. Patch file photo.
Dennis Gilpin April 15, 2014 at 01:35 pm
With elections coming up, it is no surprise that the award is well timed. Has to try to justify howRead More his administration voted.Coming from Baltimore he dealt with a lot of violence and gang banging. You would think he would want to protect the public from killers by having a deterrent ? While no one wants to condemn a man, no person wants to be victim of senseless violence. The technology as evolved to such an degree that many killings can be tied to an individual. Take the death penalty off the books and we become caretakers of the individuals who prey on us. Putting them in prison works real well. Consider the access the criminals had to all the women and drugs in the Baltimore city jail. When a criminal takes their own life, after killing innocent people or kidnapping and killing a child, it is just what they should get rather than coddling them for the rest of their life. As was noted in the article, the prison guards have little defense against a inmate doing life. If Baltimore county wanted to keep the death penalty , on the books, it's only because they want the killers to be accountable for their actions, also as a deterrent.
Buzzy Fretton April 15, 2014 at 01:48 pm
Honored??? LOL!! Just pathetic. O'Malley & his blind mice have not learned from Texas'Read More example.
Melinda Bedard April 15, 2014 at 05:00 pm
That jackass shouldn't be honored for anything! He has done nothing but make Maryland one of theRead More most taxed states in the nation! We need to bring back the death penalty and go back to the electric chair. Lethal injection is too good for most of the animals that commit heinous crimes! He is an embarrassment for the state of Maryland.
joebanana April 15, 2014 at 02:44 pm
A .22 cent tax on a SODA? Sounds like a Mob shakedown.
joe smoe April 15, 2014 at 03:02 pm
that's obama's home town. not that he showed up as a senator when we was one. too bad he isn't asRead More delinquent as Commander In Chief in the White House. He sucks hugely. A huge waste of a human being.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement to compete in an event in Arizona later this month. File|Patch
Pat April 14, 2014 at 05:29 pm
I really do wish he would stay retired and give the young guys a chance. He's had his day in theRead More sun. Time to sit back and enjoy the up- and- comers.
runymede April 15, 2014 at 07:38 am
Who cares ?
Steven Spiegel April 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm
What does Mike retiring have a thing to do with the young up and comers having a chance ? They haveRead More a chance to swim against him and beat him if they train hard enough !!!!!! That is why its a competition . I believe retirement at 30 is absurd . They pay those guys to much if they can retire at age 30.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
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