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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
A vacant home on an East Baltimore block used for a "pop-up" mural that was commissioned by the city caught fire Thursday morning. The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of E. Eager St., where 35 homes were painted earlier this summer with the words, "Forever Together. " Ian Brennan, a spokesman for the city Fire Department, said units found fire showing from the first and second floors, and the blaze was brought under control after about 23 minutes. Brennan said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
A woman was stabbed to death in South Baltimore late Saturday, one of two homicides in the city that night, Baltimore police said. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Marshall Street, just south of Fort Avenue near Riverside Park, at 11:42 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They found a woman inside a home there, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died, police said. No other information was immediately available. Homicide detectives are investigating the case.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
A man was found fatally shot in an industrial area of East Baltimore Saturday afternoon, one of several shootings that happened in the city over the last two days. The shooting happened around 2:18 p.m. in the 4100 block of E. Monument St., near a railroad overpass, police said. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was found shot in the head, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100. Two other men were shot in separate incidents in Baltimore late Friday night and Saturday morning, though both were expected to survive their injuries.
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August 8, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor is right that it doesn't have to be the depressing landscape of boarded-up houses and trash-strewn yards that greets rail passengers today. In the grand scheme of things, sprucing up the route along which travelers pass as they enter the city won't by itself transform Baltimore's fortunes.
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By Jessica Anderson and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
She was buried in a small pink coffin. But before the casket closed Friday, mourners gathered at the Israel Baptist Church in East Baltimore to say goodbye to 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, whose hair, as in many of the pictures of her that flashed on the church's large screen, was in braids with little white bows. The toddler was struck by a stray bullet outside her home in Waverly a week before. Two others were also injured in the shooting. Police sources said Friday that a person of interest turned himself in for questioning in the shooting, though no charges have been filed.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
If you're a fan of The Quest Bar on Fleet Street in East Baltimore, the good news is there's a big party there this Saturday. The bad news is the party is a last hurrah. After nearly 15 years, bar owner Tom Mathison is selling his longtime Highlandtown establishment -- perhaps the last true gay bar on the east side -- to developers, who plan to tear the tavern down and put in townhomes, he said Thursday. "It's just bittersweet when you've done something half your life, seeing it end," said Mathison, 66, who spent years tending bars on Boston Street and in Fells Point before starting Quest.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
Devin Cook's community college lacrosse coach said that the 20-year-old, a business major who was active in lacrosse leagues around the city, wanted to use sports as a way of getting a scholarship and completing college. He had recently earned enough - he worked two jobs - to buy a car and was taking his fellow lacrosse players at the Community College of Baltimore County home after a game last Thursday night. They were stopped in the car on Wilern Avenue in Park Heights when a gunman killed Mr. Cook and wounded his passenger, a fellow lacrosse player.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A man was shot and killed in West Baltimore, while another man was critically wounded in a shooting in East Baltimore early Tuesday morning, police said. A 46-year-old man was found with several gunshot wounds to his head and torso around 1 a.m. in the 500 block of N. Monroe St., on the border between the Midtown-Edmondson and Harlem Park neighborhoods. He was pronounced dead at a hospital about 20 minutes later. The victim has not yet been publicly identified. Police say he was walking in the block when he was shot but had no further information.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
Percy Smith is against Baltimore's new curfew. Like many of its critics, he's fine with keeping kids off the street late at night; he's just concerned about how it will be implemented. "I'm asking from an economic perspective," he said, "will this be Fells Point or East Baltimore?" He added later that he doesn't want a curfew "just protecting the Inner Harbor. " The Govans man and more than 100 other city residents came to Morgan State University on Monday night to learn about and voice their support of or opposition to the policy, which goes into effect Aug. 8. Residents asked pointed questions to a panel of city officials that included Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Councilman Brandon Scott, who sponsored the law. Some worried about how police will engage youths; others asked how parents will be held accountable for allowing their children to roam the city unsupervised.
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By Tim Swift and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
A man was stabbed to death Sunday in the Oliver section of East Baltimore. About 1:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an emergency call and found the man with multiple stab wounds in the 1300 block of E. Lafayette Ave. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. His identity was not released on Sunday. Homicide detectives are investigating the killing and have no suspects. Police ask anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100. timswift@baltsun.com
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