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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2012
A 54-year-old Baltimore woman was charged with hitting a pedestrian on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park Thursday and driving away, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday.. Robin L. Sears, of the 1600 block of Ceddox Street, hit Michael J. Diegel, 57, of Severn, with her gold 2001 Chevrolet Venture van at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, police said. Diegel, of the 1200 block of Thomson Avenue, is in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma. Officers found Diegel laying on a northbound lane of Ritchie Highway near Camrose Avenue.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Yesterday, in the wake of the second murder of a transgender woman in Baltimore in the last two months , Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts held a press conference to convey a commitment to solving the crime and improving police relations with the transgender community. Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Reggie Bullock also started tweeting about 26-year-old Mia Henderson's death, saying she was his "brother," and the case -- which city police had clearly sought to shine a spotlight on -- became the subject of international news.
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By Justin Fenton | December 22, 2011
An elderly woman who was severely injured by her 14-year-old grandson in an attack with a hammer in March has died from her injuries, police said Thursday.  Shirley Garrett, 67, died over the weekend at Union Memorial Hospital, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. She was repeatedly struck in the head with a hammer on March 31 by her grandson Hassanhii Garrett, who told police that he had become angry at her while getting ready for school.  He called 911, and police responding to the home in the 800 block of E. 34th St. found her face-down on the floor in a pool of blood.  The boy, who had no previous contacts with the juvenile justice system, was charged as an adult with attempted murder, but the case was remanded to juvenile court in August.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A Baltimore woman, who has been planning parties and weddings for two decades, is among five finalists in a cookbook competition sponsored by celebrity chef Rachael Ray. Linnyette Richardson-Hall is one step closer to having a cookbook published and winning more than $20,000 in prizes, including an appearance on Ray's show.  A spokesperson for Ray's "Great American Cookbook Competition" said the five finalists, chosen from entries from all...
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By Alison Matas, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
Police have identified a suspect in the Thursday stabbing murder of a Baltimore woman who was found dead in her home. Police are searching for Michael Wesley in connection with the homicide, which they have called "domestic-related. " Online court records show Wesley has previously been charged with assault but not convicted. A lawyer who represented him in one of those cases did not immediately respond to requests for comment. On Thursday, police found Rachel Curtis, 31, unresponsive with multiple stab wounds in her Lakeland neighborhood home in the 2600 block of Wegworth Lane.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
A 35-year-old Baltimore woman died Friday after running a red light on Telegraph Road in Jessup and crashing through a six-foot chain link fence after losing control of her vehicle, police said. Christina Marie Tobash, of the 3700 block of Piedmont Ave., was ejected from the 2002 Ford Explorer she was driving after she swerved to avoid vehicles stopped at red light on Telegraph Road at Annapolis Road at 2:54 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Tobash was driving north on Telegraph Road when she approached vehicles stopped at the traffic signal.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
An 81-year-old Baltimore woman died Sunday afternoon after being involved in a car accident in Anne Arundel County, police said. Catherine Mary Guthrie, of the 1700 block of South Hanover Street in South Baltimore, was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the 2006 Pontiac G6 she was a passenger in struck a tree in Pasadena about 1:15 p.m., police said. An initial investigation showed the vehicle, being driven by Gloria Ann Guthrie, 47, of the same South Baltimore address, was traveling east in the 7400 block of Fort Smallwood Road when it "left the roadway for unknown reasons," police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
The Baltimore Fire Department identified a woman killed in an apartment fire on Sunday, the city's 11th fire-related death this year. Rhonda Haigler, 59, died of smoke inhalation after the fire in the five-story building at 1820 Spence St. in Southwest Baltimore, fire spokesman Ian Brennan said on Wednesday. He said the fire started in her second-floor apartment with a cigarette. Dozens were evacuated in the smoky Sunday afternoon fire and two other people suffered injuries that were not expected to be life threatening.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
A Baltimore woman was shot and killed in an apparent domestic homicide just north of Leesburg, Va., Tuesday morning, local police said. Officers arrested a suspect, a Baltimore man, in the area of Woolsthorpe Drive and Hambrick Manor Lane, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified, and police didn't say why the two were in Virginia. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and more details will be released as they become available.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2011
The skeletal remains of a murder victim found in Carroll County have been identified as a woman from Baltimore who went missing 14 years ago, police said. An autopsy has identified Toni Dee Vogel as the victim found on March 24, 2009 in Westminster, Maryland State Police said Wednesday in a statement. The cause of death has not been released because the homicide investigation is ongoing, police said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted the autopsy. Over two years ago, police were called to the 900 block of Baltimore Boulevard, where a person walking through a wooded ravine saw a skull in a pile of construction rubble.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
A Baltimore woman was shot and killed in an apparent domestic homicide just north of Leesburg, Va., Tuesday morning, local police said. Officers arrested a suspect, a Baltimore man, in the area of Woolsthorpe Drive and Hambrick Manor Lane, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified, and police didn't say why the two were in Virginia. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and more details will be released as they become available.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
An 18-year-old man was found in his crashed car in West Baltimore Saturday night with a gunshot wound to his head, Baltimore police said. Officers investigating a car accident at 8:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Cooks Lane found the unidentified man. The car had crashed into a telephone pole. The victim is being treated at an area hospital. Detectives with the Southwest district are investigating. Several hours later, a 20-year-old woman was treated for a graze wound to the chest after she was hit by a bullet while standing in the street early Sunday morning.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
A Baltimore woman died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car near her home in Rosedale, police said. Tasia Nicole Henley, 28, was walking in the 5600 block of Belair Road shortly after 10 p.m. when she struck by the Chevrolet Malibu, police said. Henley, of 4515 White Ave., was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:57 p.m., police said. Police did not release the name of the driver. The incident remains under investigation. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2013
A wheelchair-bound woman died after being attacked by her own pit bull dog early Friday, Baltimore City police and the victim's daughter said. Terry Douglass, 56, suffered fatal injuries after "Boosie," the four-year-old male pit bull that she had raised from puppyhood, attacked her around 12:45 a.m., according to her daughter, Tamathia Davis. "She loved that dog unconditionally," said Davis, who said this was the third time the dog had attacked her mother. Douglass, of the 2000 block of E. 30th St. in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood, had cerebral palsy and had been using a wheelchair for the past two years due to knee and back problems.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2013
In the summer of 2008, When Leora Friedman was 15 and her sister Ariela was 19, the sisters led a song-writing workshop for patients and families of the Hackerman-Patz House, a Baltimore residence for children receiving limb-lengthening surgery at Sinai Hospital. Working with a $500 grant from the Johns Hopkins University, the Friedman sisters donated instruments, wrote songs and performed with the seriously ill youngsters. The result was an album, "A Friend Like You," filled with original songs.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
A man and a woman were shot in two separate incidents early Saturday morning in Baltimore, police said. Officers went to a hospital shortly before 2 a.m. and found the first victim, a 23-year-old woman who had been shot in the left arm and had a graze wound on her right arm, police said. The shooting is being investigated by detectives in the southern district, but no other details were immediately available. Less than an hour later, officers went to the 300 block of E. 24th Street to investigate a report of another shooting and found a 20-year-old man nearby on Brentwood Avenue suffering gun shot wounds to his left wrist and upper arm, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
A woman was fatally shot in the face during a domestic dispute with her boyfriend at her West Baltimore home on Sunday, shortly after the Super Bowl began, according to Baltimore Police. Police responded to the 1600 block of McKean Avenue in the city's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood about 7 p.m. for a report of a shooting and found Rockelle Harper, whose age police could not immediately provide, badly wounded, said Detective Vernon Davis. Harper was pronounced dead shortly after.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
One Baltimore woman has found her urban oasis — in Chicago. Deborah Robertson, 57, is the winner of the 2011 HGTV Urban Oasis, a luxurious, furnished one-bedroom residence on the 35th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. The home, designed by Vern Yip — a judge on HGTV Design Star, offers views of the city skyline and a contemporary look with eclectic furnishings. It has one and a half baths, a gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities for Trump residents include a spa, fitness center, indoor pool, restaurants and 24-hour concierge.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
A Baltimore woman who led a scheme to steal women's wallets as they were using public restrooms was sentenced Monday to more than 21 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's office said Ida Mae Snipe, 29, who also goes by Ida Mae Weathers, was an experienced pickpocket who would steal wallets from women's purses hung on restroom stall doors. She would also often use accomplices who would distract the women from the theft by asking for toilet paper. Using stolen credit cards, Snipe and her co-conspirators would buy personal items, or gift cards or expensive merchandise to resell.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
The Baltimore Fire Department identified a woman killed in an apartment fire on Sunday, the city's 11th fire-related death this year. Rhonda Haigler, 59, died of smoke inhalation after the fire in the five-story building at 1820 Spence St. in Southwest Baltimore, fire spokesman Ian Brennan said on Wednesday. He said the fire started in her second-floor apartment with a cigarette. Dozens were evacuated in the smoky Sunday afternoon fire and two other people suffered injuries that were not expected to be life threatening.
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