Officials with the Kentucky Derby announced that backpacks would be banned at the Marathon and miniMarathon held in conjunction with the Derby itself, in an effort to tighten security.
Much of the East Coast is now under a heightened state of alert. Law enforcement across Baltimore have increased police presence in critical areas.
Today’s show was almost completely dedicated to the events of yesterday at the Boston Marathon.
The Secret Service says it has expanded its security perimeter around the White House following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. And though there are no credible threats to Baltimore, city police have also increased security.
Metro is spending millions of dollars to triple the number of video cameras it has monitoring its stations and parking garages, and to put cameras in rail cars for the first time.
A $100 million project is underway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and will help get passengers through security and to their gates much faster.
Serious steps to improve school security in Howard County. They’re making $2 million in changes, hoping it will help prevent a tragedy like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.
Controversial changes coming to the airport in just about a month. Additions to what passengers can bring on the plane now include knives, blades and sports equipment.
Hagerstown Police Chief Mark Holtzman says crime has declined in the city’s downtown corridor as the Washington County Board of education considers relocating the school board offices to the area.
New Orleans police are in the middle of an unprecedented security challenge with an estimated 150,000 Super Bowl fans packing the city during the raucous annual buildup to Mardi Gras, when thousands of revelers flock to the historic French Quarter and its restaurants, bars and strip clubs.
In the anxious weeks after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the idea of bringing more police into the nation’s schools has picked up support. But for many parents and educators, there is a more immediate priority: protecting schoolhouse doors.
Tea party fervor has surged and waned in the past four years, Occupy encampments are long gone from parks in the nation’s capital, and the crowd for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration figures to be significantly smaller than the record-breaking turnout of 2009.