"It hurts, it hurts,” Michael Marion said. “Sometimes I just want to close my eyes when I go by. That way maybe it's not there, but it's there and every day we go by it, my boys see it every day, their bus goes by it every day."
Cleaning out your lint filter regularly is a good start... but it is not enough to prevent dryer fires.
It could happen in your home. We found almost 3,000 clothes dryer fires across the United States every year – 100 injuries, five deaths and $35 million in property loss.
Here are two major warning signs: clothes taking too long to dry and your laundry room warmer than normal. Both indicate your vent is dangerously overloaded with lint.
Here's how to prevent a fire:
*clean the lint screen before every load
*clean behind the dryer where lint builds up.
*check and clean the exhausts vents at least one a year
*finally...remove the back and vacuum inside your dryer every two years.
A new voluntary standard for dryers took effect last year that's supposed to contain a fire inside the dryer. But, the consumer product safety commission says the new standard won't eliminate the leading cause of fires -- lint build up.
Court records detail not only Timothy Virts potential for violence but also the custody agreements for parenting the children he had with murder victim Bobbie Joe Cortez.
Maryland hit-and-run reports by the numbers
Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has weighed in on a bill that asks Maryland hospitals with an ER to provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault.
Lawmakers Friday introduced a bill in Annapolis that would place the responsibility on Maryland hospitals to provided certified forensic nurses for rape victims.
When a person is sexually assaulted, a clock starts ticking for evidence collection.
When a victim is raped, convincing them to go to the hospital can be tough. That’s just the first hard step after a horrific trauma.
This searchable database breaks down the number and dollar amount associated with rape kit reimbursements at certified Maryland hospitals.
Stats on hospital rape kit reimbursement claims 2011-2013.
An investigation has revealed serious safety concerns about one of the most popular children's toys on the market that is still being sold in stores despite consumer calls for a recall.