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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
One person was killed in a crash on Erdman Avenue at Interstate 895 in the Pulaski Industrial Area Sunday, police said. Department spokesman Sgt. Jarron Jackson said four people were in the vehicle when it went off the road and flipped upside down. The other passengers' conditions were not released, and it's unclear what caused the accident. Few details were immediately available; this post will be updated. Roughly five miles away on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale, a 53-year-old man had to be extricated from his overturned vehicle by Baltimore County firefighters.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
A man was critically injured in a shooting in Broadway East Sunday, Baltimore police said. The victim was shot as he got out of a car just before 4 p.m. in the 2300 block of E. Oliver St. in the East Baltimore neighborhood, police said. Officers were called, but the victim had gotten back into the car and gone to a local hospital, police said. They found him there — in critical condition with life-threatening injuries — roughly a half hour later. Police mistakenly reported another victim had nonfatal injuries in the shooting.
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By Justin Fenton and Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash. But as his career seemed to be taking off this summer, with an opening slot for an arena show by a popular national artist beckoning, a city detective was working to turn the budding performer's YouTube videos against him. After police say they found dozens of heroin gel caps in his family's home, Det. Daniel Hersl noted those videos in charging documents, writing that Young Moose "raps about distributing narcotics, violence and using a firearm to commit violence.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A lead attorney in a multimillion-dollar settlement against Johns Hopkins Medicine said Friday that some clients complained to medical staff about improper exams before the internal investigation that uncovered illegal filming of female patients by gynecologist Nikita Levy. "All I know, and I'm taking the word of certain people who were patients, was at some point in time or some points in time, patients made complaints to hospital personnel," said Baltimore attorney Jonathan Schochor.
SPORTS
By Randy O'Donnell and New Brunswick Telegraph Journal | September 9, 2014
The Saint John Mill Rats have signed play-making guard Aquille Carr to a one-year contract. Carr's agent, Daniel Hazan, confirmed in a phone interview that the contract has been signed and the paperwork sent to the Mill Rats Tuesday afternoon. “Very excited about the program that Aquille is going to be part of and the team as a whole. I think this is going to be great for the city, it's going to be great for the organization and it's going to be amazing for him,” Hazan said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done - a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF target since the gang started to take over the drug trade along a stretch of Greenmount Avenue years before, and he was suspected of murdering a senior BGF figure, authorities say. By 2011 Mills' insistence on running a freelance heroin operation on gang territory was too much to tolerate.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A Baltimore jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to a 17-year-old city youth who was allegedly poisoned by lead paint in the 1990s when he was a toddler in an East Baltimore rental home. The judgment against Elliot Dackman and the estates of Sandra and Bernard Dackman came Friday in Baltimore Circuit Court, at the end of the weeklong trial of a lawsuit brought on behalf of Daquantay Robinson by his mother, Tiesha Robinson. The jury verdict shows the long-running tide of litigation over the widespread use of lead-based paint in Baltimore's older rental housing has yet to ebb, according to Bruce Powell, the Robinsons' lawyer.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
A man was shot multiple times in East Baltimore on Wednesday night, though the injuries were not life-threatening, police said. The man was shot by an unknown suspect at about 7:50 p.m. in the 2400 block of E. Monument St. in the Milton-Montford neighborhood. The man, aged 24, was found by police in the 700 block of N. Montford Ave. More information about the incident was not available. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2010
Baltimore police have identified a man who was found shot early Tuesday morning in East Baltimore. An officer had found Vance Williams, 19, of the 1600 block of W. Preston Street E. Hoffman and N. Caroline streets in the Oliver neighborhood at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. Medics pronounced him dead at 2:53 a.m. The medical examiner's office is performing an autopsy, according to police. Text BUSINESS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun Business text alerts
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
When Gary Coleman Jr. learned that his uncle, Marvin Matthews, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Aug. 17, Coleman thought he would have to keep up the former Dunbar and Morgan State wrestler's spirits. He quickly found out that wasn't going to be the case. "When I saw him, he said, 'I'm not going to let it beat me,'" Coleman recalled Monday of Matthews, who was a Maryland Scholastic Association champion at 105 pounds in 1972 and 112 pounds in 1973. "He was a fighter.
NEWS
September 24, 2014
Legislation introduced Monday in the City Council would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year. Though the proposal leaves many questions unanswered regarding how evidence from the devices could be used, who would have access to it and, not insignificantly, how the new equipment would be paid for, we think on balance that the benefits of the technology far outweigh the costs both in terms of improving police-community relations...
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A Baltimore jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to a 17-year-old city youth who was allegedly poisoned by lead paint in the 1990s when he was a toddler in an East Baltimore rental home. The judgment against Elliot Dackman and the estates of Sandra and Bernard Dackman came Friday in Baltimore Circuit Court, at the end of the weeklong trial of a lawsuit brought on behalf of Daquantay Robinson by his mother, Tiesha Robinson. The jury verdict shows the long-running tide of litigation over the widespread use of lead-based paint in Baltimore's older rental housing has yet to ebb, according to Bruce Powell, the Robinsons' lawyer.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
One person was killed in a crash on Erdman Avenue at Interstate 895 in the Pulaski Industrial Area Sunday, police said. Department spokesman Sgt. Jarron Jackson said four people were in the vehicle when it went off the road and flipped upside down. The other passengers' conditions were not released, and it's unclear what caused the accident. Few details were immediately available; this post will be updated. Roughly five miles away on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale, a 53-year-old man had to be extricated from his overturned vehicle by Baltimore County firefighters.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
Two men were shot, one of them fatally, Thursday evening in East Baltimore, ending a stretch of a week without a murder in the city. Police responded to the 5400 block of Bucknell Road in the Cedonia neighborhood at 8:04 p.m. to find a man shot in the face and right forearm. He was taken to a local hospital but was pronounced dead at 8:52 p.m., police said. Friends of the victim said he was 22. They sobbed as, one by one, they saw his bicycle lying where he'd been gunned down, surrounded by groceries they said he had just bought.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julekha Dash and For The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
Brewer Justin Bonner acknowledges that he used to be more of a wine geek. But he said he stopped short of buying a vineyard on the Eastern Shore when he realized it just how tough it would be to grow quality grapes in Maryland. Nonetheless, the former defense contractor wanted to produce an affordable drink that that he could share with the public. He noticed that more Marylanders were drinking craft beers but suspected that the supply wasn't meeting demand. So he and his business partner Kasey Turner spent $2 million to open Jailbreak Brewing Co., Howard County's first brewery, in March.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced that New York-based Stephen Powers , known for his public art projects, will create a series of large-scale murals as part of a project called "Love Letter to Baltimore. " Permanent and temporary murals will appear at various locations in East Baltimore and Southwest Baltimore. The object, BOPA says, is to concentrate the murals "around high-traffic transportation corridors, visible to people on the street as well as travelers and commuters passing through Baltimore by car or train.
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By Justin Fenton and Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash. But as his career seemed to be taking off this summer, with an opening slot for an arena show by a popular national artist beckoning, a city detective was working to turn the budding performer's YouTube videos against him. After police say they found dozens of heroin gel caps in his family's home, Det. Daniel Hersl noted those videos in charging documents, writing that Young Moose "raps about distributing narcotics, violence and using a firearm to commit violence.
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