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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
A 53-year-old northeast Carroll county man was sentenced yesterday to eight years in state prison for sexually abusing three neighborhood children over four years.Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. sentenced the defendant to 15 years for child abuse and eight years each for two counts of battery. The man's name is being withheld to protect the children's privacy.His victims were two boys and a girl, court records show.Judge Beck suspended all but eight years of the sentence and ordered the defendant to serve five years of supervised probation after his release from prison.
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October 12, 2014
Montgomery County Judge Richard E. Jordan was so appalled by the actions of former Baltimore Police Officer Alec Taylor that he went outside sentencing guidelines to order the man committed to jail for a year - four times the maximum recommendation of three months. Mr. Taylor's crime? Beating a dog to death. The facts of the case are pretty horrific. The officer pummeled "Rocko," a tiny Jack Russell terrier, with a mop, choked him and left him lying on the floor all because the pup had soiled a rug. Mr. Taylor then sent a girlfriend a series of unemotional text messages about the beating, including this one: "Yeah I think he's pretty much dead.
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NEWS
June 16, 2014
The Sun makes endorsements for the following races in Baltimore City: District 41 In District 41 in the Northwest reaches of the city, incumbents Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg, Jill Carter and Nathaniel Oaks, all House veterans, have performed well as a team despite their diverse backgrounds, and they merit reelection. The delegates were critical in the effort to secure $1.1 billion in school construction funds as well as financing for the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project while protecting homeowners living near the proposed right-of-way from losing their property through eminent domain.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
All lanes are open on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City on Thursday morning with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision at the Keith Avenue exit, according to the state Department of Transportation. Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder for more than four hours since first reported by DOT at 4:43 a.m. The Maryland Transit Administration reported at 9:12 a.m. that trains, buses and mobility vehicles are running on schedule.
EXPLORE
November 22, 2012
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/MS Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail tworgo@tribune.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Towson Rec offers a winter break soccer camp, Dec. 20-31, for boys and girls ages 6-10. http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=nerrcholidaysoccercamp, 410.262.2418. Mountain Club The Mountain Club of Maryland conducts hikes, overnight and camping trips and maintains trails.
NEWS
June 12, 2012
Most Baltimoreans would probably be surprised by the political wrangling in the City Council over a charter amendment requiring periodic audits of city agencies ("Bill to put ads on city fire trucks advances," May 31). They would probably be even more surprised by Councilwoman Helen Holton's assertion that some agencies haven't been audited in 40 years. But there's nothing at all surprising about MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake's assurances that everything is fine and that no changes to the audit procedure are needed.
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July 7, 2011
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/MS Sports Notices, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Wood bat baseball league needs substitute players. Weekend games. http://www.Over30Baseball.com. Al Bumbry baseball camp will be held at Carroll Manor Elementary, July 11-15. Carrollmanor.org or gtana3@aol.com . Towson Rec baseball pitching camp, July 5-8, 9-11 a.m., ages 6-16.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
A single-vehicle crash in Baltimore City on Interstate 95 South past the Key Highway exit has closed the right southbound shoulder at 7:43 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported that police activity in Baltimore City on Interstate 95 North at the Keith Avenue exit has closed the right lane at 7:41 a.m. The Maryland Transit Administration reported at 8 a.m. that buses and trains are running on schedule.
NEWS
July 6, 2012
Two people were shot in Baltimore Friday night, police said. An adult male was reportedly shot in the hand in the 1500 block Fairmount Ave., according to Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman. Another apparent gunshot victim walked into an area hospital, Silbert said. No further information was available. —Timothy B. Wheeler
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | January 24, 2014
The Baltimore City indoor track championship meet has been moved from Wednesday to Friday next week. The decision was made to allow student-athletes to run in another meet on Monday, giving them an extra chance to qualify for regionals, said Northwestern coach Jerry Molyneaux, who oversees indoor track in the city. The championship meet will begin at 3:45 p.m. next Friday at the Fifth Regiment Armory.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A two-alarm fire in Baltimore City on Wednesday morning has sent a police officer to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center due to possible smoke inhalation, city fire department officials said. Capt. Roman Clark said that the blaze occurred at an apartment-style building with six units that were all vacant due to renovations. Officials said that the incident occurred at the 3400 block of Woodbrook Avenue near Mondawmin Mall. Clark added that a firefighter suffered minor injuries during the incident and was transported to a local hospital.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management said at 8:06 a.m. on Wednesday that city firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze near Gwynns Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road. OEM said that motorists should expect road closures and avoid the area. A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn at Liberty Road has closed the inner loop right shoulder at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on I-95 South in Rossville past the Baltimore Beltway exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:42 a.m. on Wednesday, according to DOT. Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 4:18 a.m., DOT said.
NEWS
By Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | October 7, 2014
In Dan Rodricks ' recent column (" Mayor Should Have Seen Troubling Brutality Trend ," Oct. 4) Mr. Rodricks asks a fair question. Noting that I have been a member of the Board of Estimates for the past seven years - both as mayor and City Council president - he asks if I recognized the troubling trend in excessive force court judgments before an article citing years-old cases appeared in The Baltimore Sun. Mr. Rodricks is forgiven for,...
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Baltimore City firefighters were called to a 2.5-alarm blaze at a building that once housed Volunteers of America but is now vacant in the Jonestown neighborhood Sunday, officials said. Firefighters were called just before 3 p.m. to the two-story block and stone building in the 1100 block of E. Fayette Street, where they encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions. Smoke poured from the second-floor windows and over the street as firefighters sprayed the building from above and below with water hoses.
NEWS
October 5, 2014
I hail reporter Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun for your investigative report on Baltimore police officers' excessive use of force and the astronomical financial and psychological costs of this to our city ( "Undue Force: Suits against police cost millions," Sept. 28). Baltimore City has mishandled, lost, and poorly accounted for millions of taxpayer dollars in recent years. At the same time, city officials regularly claim the need for new taxes, bonds and other revenue sources to pay for badly needed upgrades to city schools and recreation centers; each spring the city claims that it has insufficient funds to operate all of the park and neighborhood swimming pools daily over the summer, and neighborhoods such as West Baltimore continue to struggle with blight and joblessness.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | October 3, 2014
A Florida business bought the Belair Edison Crossing shopping center for $12.3 million this week, a deal that suggests strength in the city's retail investor market, the broker for the transaction said Thursday. “It's a significantly sized deal in Baltimore City,” said Gil Neuman, managing director of Greysteel Co. “I think there's a new sort of … revival, so to speak, of Baltimore, which is being seen nationally as a desirable place to invest.” The 16-acre Belair Road property last sold in 2003 for $4.7 million, according to reports at the time.
NEWS
Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she is throwing her support behind City Councilman William "Pete" Welch's bill calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore. In legislation pending in a City Council committee, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for urban farmers who grow and sell at least $5,000 of fruit and vegetables a year. The credits, which must be approved by the city's Cffice of Sustainability, are good for five years, but can be renewed for a total of 10 years, according to the bill.
NEWS
By Ivan Leshinsky | October 1, 2014
The number of young people arrested and brought to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is down drastically over the past 10 years. Fewer juveniles are being placed in secure detention facilities, and plans for construction of a new juvenile jail in Baltimore City have been shelved, at least temporarily. Some contend that the reduction in the numbers of youth charged and detained is more about revised policing policies than anything else. We've seen the end of zero tolerance, and "youth connection centers" (YCCs)
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