April 25, 2013
Firefighters battling a blaze in a small rowhome in West Baltimore on Thursday evening discovered the body of a man in a second-floor bedroom, said Roman Clark, spokesman for the city Fire Department. The man has not yet been identified, and a neighbor said she had never seen anyone go in or out of the home at 615 Claymont Avenue. The homes flanking it were vacant and no other injuries were reported, Clark said. It has not yet been determined whether the man was a resident, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
April 18, 2013
Designed by the influential Baltimore architects Edward L. Palmer and William D. Lamdin in 1925 and built in 1928, the home at 101 Witherspoon Road is one of the premier properties in Homeland. This North Baltimore home is built of local stone with a Vermont slate roof, and it has over 7,000 square feet of living space. The property is being offered by Hill & Co. Realtors for $1.25 million. "It's a unique property with one of the largest lots in Homeland," said Mary Lynne Mullican, the listing agent for Hill & Co. "The wrought-iron work on the back loggia is beautiful.
March 21, 2013
In the past five months, nearly 100 homes in metro Baltimore went under contract in 24 hours or less, according to data complied by real estate brokerage Redfin. “The inventory shortage plaguing real estate markets across the country, paired with extremely high homebuyer demand have caused the pace of the market to accelerate dramatically,” the firm said in a statement. “Already frustrated homebuyers are finding it necessary to move very quickly to keep up with their market's selling velocity.” Metro Baltimore ranks 12th in the nation for the number of homes sold in their first day on the market over that five-month period, according to Redfin's data.
March 15, 2013
A 31-year-old woman found dead in her southern Baltimore home was murdered, police said Friday. Officers were called to a home in the 2600 block of Wegworth Lane, in the Lakeland neighborhood, on Thursday at noon for a report of a person who was not breathing, said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman. Inside, they found Rachel Curtis unresponsive and suffering from undisclosed trauma to her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Silbert said detectives consider the killing to be "domestic-related," and said they have a person of interest.
March 6, 2013
The first caller told Norman Breidenbaugh he had won $2.5 million in a foreign sweepstakes, but there was a catch: Breidenbaugh needed to send $2,000 in fees before collecting his earnings. Other calls followed, promising Breidenbaugh millions more - even a Mercedes Benz - as long as he would wire some money to pay taxes on the prizes. He obliged, sending more than $400,000 over about six years, hoping the promised winnings would cover his wife's medical expenses. The prizes never came.
February 23, 2013
UPDATE (Feb. 23, 4:42 p.m.): Terrel Dishon Taylor, aka Smash, was discovered dead due to congestive heart failure in his Baltimore home 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to a family press release. Funeral arrangements are not yet set, but there will be a vigil on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at City of Gods (1118 Hollins St.) from 6-10 p.m. Donations to the family can be mailed to 8420 Governance Bradford Lane, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. ------------- Baltimore rapper Smash, born Terrel Taylor and also known as T-Mac, died Friday due to heart failure, according to his aunt, Arlette Thomas-Fletcher and long-time manager Swen Brock.