Driver-Licenses.org Is Not Where You Renew Your Driver License

Driver-Licenses.org Is Not Where You Renew Your Driver License

Here’s the thing with modern Web browsers: they cater to our innate laziness by making the address bar dual-use. You can type a URL in, or you can type a search term. If you do that while trying to renew your driver’s license online, you may run into trouble. [More]

McDonald’s Says Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Is Too Similar, Sues To Block Nearby Store

McDonald’s Says Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Is Too Similar, Sues To Block Nearby Store

While fast food burger joints have battled over turf and market share for decades, it’s always seemed like Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s were able to live in relative peace since their core products were very different. But a new lawsuit filed by McDonald’s now claims that Dunkin’ and the Golden Arches are so similar that a Maryland mall operator should be stopped from leasing space to the donut chain. [More]

Garbage Truck Driver Wakes Family, Saves Them From House Fire

Garbage Truck Driver Wakes Family, Saves Them From House Fire

Maybe we shouldn’t complain when a garbage truck wakes us up in the wee hours of the morning. A Maryland family has an early-morning recycling run to thank for their safety after the driver noticed smoke coming from the roof. He stopped to wake the family up, pounding on doors and windows to alert them to the fire and get them out of the house. [More]

The driver says he used this tent pole to help fight off five attackers. (FOX45)

Pizza Hut Driver Claims He Was Demoted For Using Fiberglass Tent Pole To Fight Off Attackers

Life can be dangerous for pizza delivery drivers, who are often carrying cash and food and rarely have anyone to protect them. Now a Pizza Hut employee in Maryland says he’s been pulled off deliveries because he used a tent pole to defend himself against a group of attackers. [More]

(The Joy of the Mundane)

Legislator: Traffic Camera Manufacturers Should Be Fined For Each Error

As we’ve seen in previous stories, cameras intended to catch speeders and red-light violators are not perfect, and now a state lawmaker in Maryland believes that the makers of these devices need to be held financially accountable for each instance in which a driver is incorrectly ticketed. [More]

Man Sues Firing Range Over "Ladies' Day" Promotion

Man Sues Firing Range Over "Ladies' Day" Promotion

The notion of a “ladies drink free” night at a bar or club is certainly not unheard of, but a man in Maryland says a local firing range is breaking the law by hosting days where females — and only females — are allowed to shoot without having to pay. [More]

Progressive Provides More Details On Controversial Lawsuit

Earlier this week, the brother of a woman killed in a car crash made headlines around the world by claiming that his sister’s insurance company, Progressive, had actually come to the legal defense of the driver accused of causing the fatal accident. Since then, the insurance company has stated that it was not defending the other driver, but only defending itself in the lawsuit — a distinction the brother found wanting. Today, the insurer says it has reached a settlement with the family and is attempting to clarify matters further by explaining why its lawyers ended up on the other side of courtroom. [More]

RadioShack Employee Uses Receipt To Tell Customer She's An "Ugly Itch" From "Ghettohood, USA"

RadioShack Employee Uses Receipt To Tell Customer She's An "Ugly Itch" From "Ghettohood, USA"

A Maryland RadioShack employee truly went above and beyond the call of bad customer service yesterday when he decided it was perfectly cool to get creative with a customer’s receipt to let her know she’s an “ugly itch” from “ghettohood, usa,” which is apparently in “tattoville, Maryland.” [More]

Couple Spends Five Years In $1.2 Mansion Without Ever Making Mortgage Payment

Couple Spends Five Years In $1.2 Mansion Without Ever Making Mortgage Payment

It now takes an average of 634 to foreclose on a home in Maryland, but one couple has managed to live large in their 4,900 square-foot abode on the Potomac River for nearly three times as long — all without ever having made a single mortgage payment. [More]

Fake Utility Workers Stealing Thousands In Jewelry From Customers

Fake Utility Workers Stealing Thousands In Jewelry From Customers

Thieves have been dressing up as local utility workers for BGE in Maryland. [More]

Verizon Billing & Sales Practices Under Investigation In Maryland

Verizon Billing & Sales Practices Under Investigation In Maryland

While the folks in Washington, D.C., are proposing regulations to prevent bizarre, and often illegal, third-party charges from being buried on your phone bill, officials in a nearby Maryland county are actually investigating Verizon’s billing practices following complaints that the phone company has been charging customers for services they didn’t request. [More]

Exxon Mobil Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion Over Maryland Gasoline Leak

Exxon Mobil Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion Over Maryland Gasoline Leak

A jury in Baltimore County, Maryland, has ordered petroleum giant Exxon Mobil to pay $1.5 billion in damages to residents and businesses of a town affected by a gasoline leak in 2006. [More]

Woman Sues Strip Club For Discrimination For Charging Female Customers Double

Woman Sues Strip Club For Discrimination For Charging Female Customers Double

In February, a woman says she took her husband to a strip club in Maryland to celebrate. But when they got to the door, they were told that she would have to pay double her husband’s $10 cover charge. Now that woman has slapped the bar with a $200,000 discrimination suit. [More]

Too Good To Be True Rental Listing Leads To Credit Score Scam

Too Good To Be True Rental Listing Leads To Credit Score Scam

We’ve been getting a few emails about a new kind of rental scam where they try to lure you into giving over your credit card and personal information to a “free credit score” site. One was from Reader Benjamin, who was looking for a house to rent when he and his wife stumbled across a too good to be true deal, a fully-furnished 3-bedroom house in Maryland for only $1200. Seeing as they had nothing to lose, they emailed the lister, just to see what would happen. [More]

Priceline Restores Insanity, Moves Hotel Reservation To Different City

Priceline Restores Insanity, Moves Hotel Reservation To Different City

Priceline has a very different understanding of what a “hotel reservation” is than Shane does. He and his wife and children planned to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. to attend this past weekend’s Rally To Restore Sanity And/or Fear put on by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. They reserved a hotel room in a close suburb, near a Metro station, correctly assuming that traffic would make driving into the city a bad idea. [More]

Man Attacks 70 Year Old Woman At Walmart, Continues Checking Out

Man Attacks 70 Year Old Woman At Walmart, Continues Checking Out

A Maryland man was arrested after beating a 70-year-old woman in Walmart after her shopping cart bumped into his wife’s shopping cart while changing lanes. [More]

Toxic Fumes At McDonald's That Didn't Come From Kitchen

Toxic Fumes At McDonald's That Didn't Come From Kitchen

A prank involving some sort of smoke bomb recently sent four employees of a Maryland McDonald’s to the hospital and has authorities on the hunt for suspects. [More]

Pepsi Plant Leaks Stinky Green Fluid That Isn't Mountain Dew

Pepsi Plant Leaks Stinky Green Fluid That Isn't Mountain Dew

According to reports out of the region, there was a “bright green, foul-smelling” liquid leaking out of a Pepsi bottling plant in Maryland on Sunday — and no, it wasn’t Mountain Dew. [More]