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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A Baltimore jury found a man police named as "Public Enemy No. One" guilty of murder Wednesday, his attorney said. Over a year ago, a police commander stood at a Greektown playground where Ramon Rodriguez, 21, was killed and branded Capone Chase, 20, as the department's most wanted suspect. State's attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said he was pleased by the outcome of the case. "Mr. Chase is a dangerous and cold-blooded individual," he said. "We hope this result brings some measure of closure to the victim's family and friends.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating a double homicide in Northwest Baltimore and a woman's murder in a Fells Point - marking seven homicides in the first six days of October. Police also were investigating two other nonfatal shootings, in North and Southwest Baltimore. The double homicide occurred in the 5200 block of Denmore Ave., near Pimlico Race Course , at about 1:27 a.m. Tuesday. Police were called for a report of "suspicious activity" at a home and found the door to the residence open.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | October 7, 2014
The head of the Baltimore County school administrators union said the majority of misconduct cases against administrators can "be resolved more expeditiously. " Speaking at the county school board meeting on Tuesday night, William Lawrence, executive director of the Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees, suggested that the union and the county work together on resolving cases more quickly. Currently, administrators and teachers can spend weeks and months investigating a teacher for misconduct, sometimes while they sit in a warehouse.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress. " The Human Rights Campaign said Tuesday that Harris made its new "Hall of Shame" list of 19 legislators nationwide for having "gone out of his way to sponsor nearly every anti-LGBT bill introduced in the House" since he arrived there in 2010. The list, which also includes high-profile legislators such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
SPORTS
October 7, 2014
NAME, PREP SCHOOL AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE John Crosby , New Hampton (N.H.) / Poly, DAYTON Drew Edwards , Calvert Hall, PROVIDENCE Evan Fisher , McDonogh, SIENA Justin Jenifer , Milford Mill, CINCINNATI Kimbal Mackenzie , John Carroll, BUCKNELL Evan Phoenix , Calvert Hall, CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE Anyone I missed? Email me at mbracken@baltsun.com.
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