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By ANNIE LINSKEY | June 4, 2008
Baltimore police were investigating the fatal shooting yesterday of a 33-year-old man in the 4100 block of Rockfield Ave. in Northwest Baltimore's Woodmere neighborhood. The killing occurred yesterday near the Rogers Avenue Metro stop and a city fire station. Police said a patrol officer received a report of gunfire about 3 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, the victim was found in the driver's seat of a car that was parked on Rockfield Avenue with the engine running, police said. He had been shot in the upper body, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.
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NEWS
By From staff reports | August 20, 2003
In Baltimore City Two sentenced in death of man who was beaten and shot A Cherry Hill man was sentenced yesterday to two consecutive life terms in prison plus 20 years for beating a man to death in an East Baltimore rowhouse, then shooting him and setting the house on fire. Gamell Jenkins, 25, of the 600 block of Cherry Crest Road was convicted by a Baltimore jury in June of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of Howard Hepburn, 25. Also yesterday, Aaron Bell, 20, of South Durham Street was sentenced to 40 years for his role in Hepburn's murder.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | May 16, 2009
By Preakness Saturday, every last Christmas tree pine needle has to be out of my house. I also have to cut my first rose of the season. It's also the day when the winter rugs must disappear down into my cellar. I live by a Baltimore calendar wherein the Christmas holiday season, late winter and a cool, wet spring have a way of mushing together. By mid-May, it's time for a change. I make the time to clean, tear up the house and find the last holiday light bulbs that might have rolled under the sofa.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 14, 1991
A 12-year-old girl playing on her front porch is accidentally killed by a gang member's stray bullet; the girl's father posts a sign berating his neighbors for refusing to come forth as witnesses.An innocent 20-year-old is murdered by shots fired from an automobile; his grief-stricken mother places flowers and balloons the fatal street corner so residents won't forget.The first incident is the fictional foundation for Charles Fuller's 1980 drama, "Zooman and the Sign," currently receiving a disturbingly timely production at Arena Players.
NEWS
By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 8, 2008
It's a simple and sad story. Girl dates boy. Girl leaves boy for another boy. First boy confronts second boy and ends up dead. Darion Sawyer and Jeffrey L. Brown. Sawyer, a 29-year-old budding comic book artist, was fatally shot, and Brown, a 34-year-old grocery worker who had never before been arrested or even gotten a traffic ticket, is charged with killing him. The police and prosecutors say it is first-degree murder. Brown's lawyers, Margaret A. Mead and Catherine Flynn, call it self-defense.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | September 16, 2000
THIS WEEK'S news contained a story about several of the Baltimore neighborhoods where I often walk, bank, shop and dine - the Mount Vernon-Penn Station-Bolton Hill section of the city. Tucked within the story was a comment from someone who said these neighborhoods needed a change of streetlight, perhaps outdoor lamps on a more human scale, lights geared to the sidewalk, not automobiles. Amen. Ever since the city ripped out the graceful old streetlights I knew in my youth, I've been a critic of the aluminum poles and their ugly fluorescent glow.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1998
JGS Homes has opened a sales trailer at Summit Ridge in Mount Airy, where the company is building 30 traditional homes on lots of one-quarter acre to one-third acre.Crown molding in the living and dining rooms, hardwood flooring the foyer and powder room and gas-powered heat, cooking and hot water are some of the standard features in the Carroll County community.The Brighton I is a 2,050-square-foot home with a beginning price of $214,900. The first floor has a front porch, two-story foyer with guest closet, 11-by-13-foot living room, 10-by-9-foot library, 11-by-11-foot dining room, 11-by-19-foot kitchen/breakfast area, powder and laundry rooms, 18-by-13-foot family room with gas fireplace and two-car garage.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
Two young boys died in a fire that swept through their second-floor bedroom yesterday morning, only a few minutes after their mother left their Northwest Baltimore home to buy food, authorities said. Police identified the victims as Jason, 3, and Austin, 1, the sons of Jetiera Banton, 24. Police and fire officials said they were still investigating the cause of the blaze, which started about 10:20 a.m. in the 3900 block of Reisterstown Road. Firefighters arrived a few minutes after receiving the call and found the children dead in the bedroom, likely victims of smoke inhalation, officials said.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1998
Hours before she and four others were killed in a raging house fire last week, Juanita Roy jumped out of a car to get away from two men, her clothes ripped and her face bruised.When Roy was found on the front porch of her home in the 5200 block of Norwood Ave. at 2 a.m. Jan. 14, her upset aunt called a relative, saying the 20-year-old looked as if she had been assaulted or raped.By 5: 20 a.m., the house was in flames.Police investigating the fire as arson say they have looked into the events of the young woman's last night alive, interviewing one of the two men in the car.Antoinette Manago, 23, daughter of fire victim Francine Roy, said she doesn't know if the men were involved in the fire.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | October 13, 2006
Joan Dolina and her husband have a consuming passion, one that has led to the restoration of eight homes. "We find a house that's falling down and we feel we have to save it," she said. "And this house was definitely falling apart." The home in question is a Roland Park behemoth - an 1895 three-story stone and cedar-shake Edwardian with more than 4,000 square feet. It's embellished with a stone and cedar turret complete with three large stained-glass windows. A small front porch nestled under a sloping roof is one of the home's three that have been comfortably outfitted with tables and cushioned chairs.
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