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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
A robbery victim was shot at near downtown Baltimore after giving chase to his attacker, resulting in a car crash that stalled the light rail for more than an hour. The series of events began at around 6:30 p.m., when a man was robbed in the 300 block of Park Ave., according to Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman. The victim got into a minivan and went after the two people who had robbed him, who were also in a sedan. The two vehicles collided in the 800 block of N. Howard St. along the light rail tracks, and one of the robbery suspects then opened fire at the victim.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The first significant stretch of heat this year already has some residents yearning for the cooler days of early spring, but they'll have to wait until the end of the week for some relief. Temperatures in downtown Baltimore reached 95 degrees Tuesday, which was notably above the mid-80s weather that's typical this time of year, according to the National Weather Service. The all-time high for June 17 was 96 degrees in 1939. The Tuesday high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where records are measured now, was 94. Kurt Miller, wearing a dress shirt and trousers, cursed the heat while as he walked through downtown Baltimore on his lunch break.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
A 57-year-old man was hit with 88 criminal charges this week in connection with more than 20 car break-ins that occurred over less than a month this spring in downtown Baltimore. The charges against Alphonso Russell Jr. of Northwest Baltimore came just days after he received a six-month jail sentence for breaking into cars on April 4. Prosecutors filed a new case, wrapping together a string of incidents dating to March 10 and continuing through April 3. The break-ins occurred all over the downtown area — on Charles, Calvert, Fayette, Franklin, Gay, Light, Lombard and Pratt streets, according to court documents.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore recently redesigned its website as part sales pitch and part guide. The reworked site offers information about community news, events, where to live, eat, shop and where to park in an effort to draw more people to live in the city, help new residents get to know downtown and be a tool for visitors. The local nonprofit's goal was to make the site, godowntownbaltimore.com, more useful for consumers in Baltimore, with a focus on "functionality, layout and design," said Michael Evitts, a spokesman for the partnership.
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June 6, 2014
As a resident of the Inner Harbor, I don't think a message of "safe streets" was reflected in Wednesday's photo-op ( "Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). If downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor are so "safe," why did Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake need a uniformed police detail during her stroll? It even looks like there was a sheriff or Maryland State Police trooper accompanying her as well. If Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts want to make a point about safety, this was hardly the way. How much better had everyone been in plain clothes.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after being cut Thursday on a busy street in downtown Baltimore. Baltimore police said the boy was transported to an area hospital in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries to his face after being cut with part of a belt. Police responded to the incident around 3:22 p.m. at the intersection of Baltimore and South streets. Two boys were arrested in connection with the cutting, police said. Friends at the scene described the victim as a student at Digital Harbor High School.
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By Thomas Maronick Jr | May 29, 2014
Baltimore theater fans are hard-pressed as of late to find a reason to leave the city with so much available right at home: superb local theater companies and community theaters and the renovated Hippodrome . It's a welcome revival of an industry the city was once known for. In its heyday in the 1930s, Baltimore was a theater and music town where the legendary Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and countless other stars got their start or visited on...
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating several reports of a large group of teens fighting in downtown Baltimore on Sunday night. Baltimore police spokeswoman Det. Sgt. Sarah Connolly said a "large group of juveniles" were congregating at South Howard and West Pratt streets when a fight broke out. Police arrested two of the teens, Connolly said. Police continue to investigate reports that the teens assaulted people with bricks and sticks and robbed at least one battered person of a phone.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Hunched over the kitchen table in an East Baltimore row home, E'Lexus Cole carefully arranged photographs of David Mbugua into a collage. It was important that she get the close-up photo, the one with him wearing a black knit hat, in the middle. Everyone agreed it was the best. One photo was separated from the others - a tiny thumbnail, which was being held in the hand of Mbugua's 18-month-old son, David Jr. David Jr. gazed at the picture. His family is unsure whether he understands that his father is dead.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
Dr. Oscar A. Iseri, a retired Veterans Administration pathologist, died April 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Lorien Harmony Hall Assisted Living in Columbia. He was 86. The son of Matahichi Iseri and Kisa Iseri, immigrant Japanese farmers, Oscar Akio Iseri was born in Thomas, Wash. During World War II, Dr. Iseri and other members of his family were sent in 1942 to the Pinedale Assembly Center, which was an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, near Fresno, Calif., and later to the Tule Lake Relocation Center in Modoc County, Calif.
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