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By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
A Baltimore police officer who authorities say shot a man who attacked him in Middle River last month has been cleared of wrongdoing, Baltimore County police said Thursday. The officer was justified in his actions during the Sept. 20 incident on Red Rose Farm Road, State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger's office said. The officer was identified as Officer Michael Nolan-Anderson by the city police department and by Shellenberger's office. County police say Nolan-Anderson had gotten off work and was driving about 12:30 a.m. when one of two intoxicated men "somehow damaged the mirror on his vehicle.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Morgan Eichensehr and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Attention all creatures of beer habit -- with Baltimore Beer Week kicking off Friday and running through Oct. 19, it's time to branch out from your Bohs and Buds. We spoke with Baltimore brewers and bar managers and asked them to recommend their favorite specialty, limited-release and one-of-a-kind beers to give Baltimoreans the perfect opportunity to experiment with taste. All will be available during beer week, so go ahead and try something fruity and crisp or dark and earthy for a change.
NEWS
Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
It has been 17 years since the American League Championship Series came to Baltimore, and based on the weather forecast, there's a chance fans could have to wait an extra day for its return. A 60 percent chance of rain is forecast Friday night as a warm front moves into the region from the southwest, according to the National Weather Service. Cloudy conditions and rain chances are forecast to extend through the weekend. The Orioles are scheduled take on the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 at 8 p.m. Friday and in Game 2 at 4 p.m. Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meekah Hopkins and For The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
It sounds like the start of a bad joke: "One time in Vietnam, I had the best margarita. " Wait, what? No, but seriously, at Saigon Today in Canton, I found an unexpectedly delicious South of the Border gem hidden among the specialty cocktails: the Cinnamon Margarita. When Saigon opened this summer (in the spot formerly occupied by Yellow Dog Tavern), I was pretty pumped. Not only is it hard to find really good pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup) in Baltimore, it's just difficult to find an Asian restaurant that serves anything beyond imported beers and wine.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Closer Zach Britton will return to the Orioles on Thursday as a new dad. Britton and his wife Courtney became parents to a baby boy named Zander Lee Britton, who was born late Tuesday night in Burbank, Calif. Both baby and mother are resting and doing well. Britton is expected to rejoin the Orioles in time to attend Thursday's workout at Camden Yards before Friday's Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Brittons initially received a due date of Oct. 14 and Britton was determined he wasn't going to miss the birth of his first child.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A Baltimore County candidate for the House of Delegates acknowledged this week he wrote checks from his campaign account, a violation of campaign finance law that resulted in a $2,500 fine. Jay Jalisi, a Democrat running to represent western Baltimore County, wrote 28 checks from his campaign account from February through April, according to the Office of the State Prosecutor. Jalisi said his treasurer had suffered two strokes and had heart surgery in the months leading up to June's primary election.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The International Space Station, carrying astronaut Reid Wiseman of Cockeysville, flew over Baltimore Wednesday, and will do so again later this week. It was visible Wednesday from about 7:45 p.m. to 7:51 p.m. The ISS moved across the sky from southwest to northeast, looking brighter than a star but farther away than a plane. It will appear dimmer in a flyover Friday, low across the northwestern sky from 7:44 p.m. to 7:49 p.m. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
NEWS
Luke Broadwater, Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A U.S. Department of Justice official promised Wednesday that his agency's months-long investigation of police brutality in Baltimore would be a "candid" assessment, and federal lawmakers threw their support behind the probe. Ronald L. Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, said he met with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in Arkansas on Wednesday at a U.S. Conference of Mayors event focused on police misconduct.
NEWS
By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Andy Joyce drove his tow truck just after midnight to a West Baltimore service call, where he met a mother and small child waiting with their disabled vehicle. It was Nov. 1, 2010, and the 23-year-old had only worked a few weeks for Gordon Kelly's Quick Response towing company. It was the end of his shift. The mother and child got a ride from someone as Joyce lowered his truck's bed to tow the Dodge Durango near Mosher Street and Druid Hill Avenue. About two hours later, a passerby noticed the truck's door open, engine running, and Joyce slumped inside.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Aya Dixon, 15, has dreams of working for a top design house before eventually branching off to create her own line of couture. Up until now, her only brush with that industry was thumbing through glossy magazines or watching reality shows on television. That changed Wednesday when the Baltimore Design School sophomore got a chance to mingle with the likes of Anna Wintour, popular designer and "Project Runway" judge Zac Posen and other big names in the fashion industry. Dixon was part of a group of 10 students from Baltimore Design School who attended the White House's first Fashion Education Workshop, led by first lady Michelle Obama.
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