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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
Baltimore's top cop warned Tuesday against "race-baiting" amid rising tensions across the nation, citing the Trayvon Martin case and cautioning that a video generating outrage on the Internet of a tourist being beaten and stripped in downtown Baltimore does not appear to depict a hate crime. Police CommissionerFrederick H. Bealefeld III, appearing on WBAL's "The C4 Show," said the attack on a 31-year-old white man from Arlington, Va., appears to be nothing beyond "drunken opportunistic criminality.
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Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Overnight closures of the ramp carrying southbound Interstate 95 onto northbound Interstate 395 into downtown Baltimore will begin on Tuesday as part of a $13 million bridge repair project, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Starting Tuesday night through Sunday, Nov. 2, the ramp will be closed nightly Monday through Saturday from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., the MdTA said. Crews will be repairing, cleaning and painting steel support beams. The project targets bridges on I-95 and I-395 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
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BUSINESS
By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
A lucky patron of Holiday Food Mart on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore won a $1 million Powerball ticket after matching all five balls on Wednesday night's drawing, Maryland lottery officials said. The ticket, which matched five balls but not the red Powerball number, is the 12th $1 million Powerball prize sold in Maryland this year. The winning numbers were 1, 4, 18, 20 and 45, with a Powerball of 7. The Powerball jackpot is currently estimated at $60 million. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
A lucky patron of Holiday Food Mart on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore won a $1 million Powerball ticket after matching all five balls on Wednesday night's drawing, Maryland lottery officials said. The ticket, which matched five balls but not the red Powerball number, is the 12th $1 million Powerball prize sold in Maryland this year. The winning numbers were 1, 4, 18, 20 and 45, with a Powerball of 7. The Powerball jackpot is currently estimated at $60 million. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
John Houser III reviews Cazbar in Friday's Live section. Someone spread it around that Cazbar, an "authentic Turkish taverna" in Downtown Baltimore, had closed. It was I, Richard Gorelick. I'd feel much less guilty about that whole ugly episode if you read John's review of Cazbar . It includes a revelatory moment, the sure feeling of eating the best version possible of a thing. Find out what what it was.  
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
A man was found fatally stabbed in downtown Baltimore on Thursday morning, police confirmed.  The victim, whose name and age were not immediately available, was found at about 5 a.m. in the 200 block of W. Lombard St., near the Baltimore Arena and federal courthouse, said Det. Angela Carter-Watson, a police spokeswoman.  Carter-Watson said the medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to confirm the cause of death and determine the victim's identity....
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
Cockeysville native and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore with his Twitter followers Monday, the latest in a string of interesting perspectives he has shared. " Nice to fly over my hometown # Baltimore . Camden yards clearly visible. Go @ Orioles ," he said via his Twitter handle, @Astro_Reid , with a picture he took from aboard the International Space Station. The tweet came just days after another space station flyover of Baltimore during which Wiseman took a photo of severe thunderstorms moving through the region.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Baltimore Police officers on patrol downtown responded quickly to a stabbing two blocks from the Inner Harbor on Tuesday night and arrested a 52-year-old man.  The officers were directed to the corner of Light and East Lombard streets at about 6:45 p.m. for a report of an aggravated assault that was taking place at that moment, according to charging documents provided by police. They found the victim, who the department would not identify, bleeding from his head.  The victim said a man had hit him with a bottle, and pointed out the man, who was standing across the street, police said in charging documents.
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Jacques Kelly | October 2, 2010
On an early October 1962 morning that I took a tour of downtown Baltimore. A neighbor named Dorothy Croswell suggested I accompany her on her weekly Lexington Street pilgrimages. She set the hour of departure at 6:55 a.m. Saturday. "Hmmm," I thought to myself. "The department stores don't open until 9:30. This will be interesting. " Dorothy was a wonderful Baltimore eccentric who met my mother when they were both beginning their careers at the old city Department of Public Welfare, the social-work agency she served for decades.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
The city plans to remove a skywalk between the Baltimore Convention Center and Bank of America at 100 S. Charles St. in the next few weeks, according to the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a nonprofit. The goal is to increase pedestrian traffic for retail establishments, said Kirby Fowler, president of the nonprofit. Another skywalk was recently removed at Gay and Pratt streets to boost foot traffic, he said. City planners believe putting foot traffic at ground level is an unnecessary barrier to retail stores.
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Lorraine Mirabella | October 1, 2014
CVS pharmacy, Chick-fil-A and Nalley Fresh will open locations at the Inner Harbor, joining Shake Shack and M&T Bank in a ground floor retail expansion at 400 East Pratt Street, the building's brokerage firm said today. The office tower's owner started expanding more than a year ago, renovating the lobby and working toward attracting shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The landlord sought tenants that would be seen as amenities for office tenants as well as Inner Harbor workers and visitors, said David Leibowits, a partner of PDL Pratt Associates, the building's owner for more than 30 years.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Make plans to spend Sunday at the B&O Railroad Museum in downtown Baltimore for a great day of trains, history, and adoptable dogs. Bella's Bully Buddies dog rescue, which finds homes for pit bulls in need, will hold its Rails & Trails event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all are invited for family fun and maybe the chance to add to that family. The rescue will host Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, along with family and pet-friendly vendors, a dog-training demonstration, carnival games and prizes, a coloring and stamping station, live entertainment, a moon bounce, and a chalk and bubble fun station, too. Admission is just $1 and includes parking and museum admission.
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By Allison Pendell Jones | September 22, 2014
Big changes are afoot in city and state government, changes that could affect Baltimore's families for a long time to come. Parents who want strong schools, safe streets, green spaces and walkable neighborhoods need to step up and make their voices heard so we don't lose momentum in the effort to make Baltimore a more family-friendly city. On Tuesday, a committee selected by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will interview candidates for the City Council seat vacated by Bill Cole, who recently resigned to lead the Baltimore Development Corporation.
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Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A Maryland Shock Trauma Center worker was among two people shot to death Sunday night in downtown Baltimore, police and hospital officials said. Surgical-support technician Brandon Finney, 25, and Christopher Camphor, 20, were both killed in the 400 block of W. Saratoga St., about four blocks north of Shock Trauma and just north of Lexington Market. Hospital officials confirmed Finney's death Monday afternoon. "This is a shocking and terrible loss, and we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time," the hospital said in a statement.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
The latest in a series of traffic-jamming construction projects on Light Street in the heart of downtown Baltimore will begin Sunday, as crews for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. close two of the road's five southbound lanes. The work near the McKeldin Fountain and the Inner Harbor will occur from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday through late October; work will at times extend into a third lane as crews replace a stretch of 36-inch-diameter gas main pipe that runs beneath the busy thoroughfare.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
For the past 12 years, the name Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has been most associated with its outdoor productions in summer and fall, reached by trekking up a hill to the rustic ruins of Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. Audience seating typically involved folding chairs or blankets. This week, the company inaugurates a striking new home in downtown Baltimore that suggests a hip version of the famed Globe Theatre in London where Shakespeare's own company performed.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
A woman was seriously injured Monday evening when she walked into the side of a moving light rail train at Lombard and Howard streets, just west of Baltimore's downtown, officials said. The accident occurred about 5:35 p.m., halting trains and forcing police to close off several streets during the evening rush hour. Trains were back and service and streets reopened about 6 p.m., police said. Terry Owens, a spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration, said the woman struck the right front corner of the train, apparently while trying to cross the tracks that run north and south on Howard Street.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Fed up with rodents and flooding, about half of the members of Baltimore's law department are leaving their ground-level offices at City Hall for a renovated facility in downtown Baltimore. The $306,000 cost of the renovations was approved Wednesday by the city's Board of Estimates. About 50 law department employees will move from City Hall to two floors on city-owned property at 7 E. Redwood St. "It became an environmental challenge," said City Solicitor George Nilson of the ground-level offices.
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By Mark Puente, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Usually awash with Orioles and Ravens fans, South Paca Street became a sea of scarlet and gray Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of Ohio State University fans filled Pickles Pub, Sliders Bar & Grille and The Bullpen to celebrate after the fifth-ranked Buckeyes beat the Navy Midshipmen at M&T Bank Stadium. Many of the 57,579 fans who left the stadium about 3:30 p.m. headed to bars as others tossed footballs and drank cold drinks in the parking lots. Hundreds of others streamed toward the newly opened Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.
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