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May 31, 2008
A man charged with killing an off-duty Baltimore police officer was found not guilty yesterday of unrelated handgun counts. Brandon Grimes, 23, was accused of running from two police officers who had pulled him over on suspicion of speeding near his home in the 800 block of Caton Ave. Police said that as they chased him into his backyard, Grimes threw a .22-calber handgun over a fence. The jury found Grimes not guilty of all charges stemming from the April 13, 2006, incident, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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BUSINESS
By The Dallas Morning News | February 2, 2003
People living large, as in homes, seems to be on the decline There are signs that Americans' obsession with living larger is starting to wane. "We are seeing a flattening of the size for the first time in six years," Gopal Ahluwalia, head of research for the National Association of Home Builders, said at last month's homebuilders show in Las Vegas. Last year, the average home built in America was 2,310 square feet, down slightly from 2,332 in 2001. The average home is still more than 50 percent larger than in the 1970s.
NEWS
By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | April 16, 2006
A 16-year-old boy was being sought yesterday in the shooting death of a man at a "Sweet 16" birthday party for his daughter, Baltimore police said. Bryan Jones, 42, was holding a party for his daughter in the 1000 block of N. Augusta Ave. about 9:45 p.m. Friday when a partygoer started causing trouble, police said. Jones escorted Jamal Charles, 16, of the 4000 block of Edmondson Ave. to the porch and asked him to leave when an argument ensued, police said. Charles pulled out a handgun, shot Jones in the head and then fled, police said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2010
Baltimore police officers responding to a call for a suspicious death two blocks from the Pimlico Race Course on Friday found the body of a man who had been shot and possibly left on the front porch of a house for as long as 12 hours. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers had searched the area about 1:30 a.m. Friday after someone called 911 to report hearing gunshots. But he said the officers found nothing. Detectives do not yet know if the gunshots from early Friday were related to the body found in the afternoon, but Guglielmi said detectives were investigating that possibility.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Brent Jones and Baltimore Sun reporters | November 18, 2009
It didn't happen often, but sometimes a student - usually a boy - would poke fun at Jason Mattison Jr. About his skin-tight jeans and funky sweaters. About his boisterous voice that seemed to run nonstop. About his exuberance in recounting the most mundane of events. About his flamboyant mannerisms. He was 15, a sophomore in high school, and he was gay. When someone harassed him in the halls of West Baltimore's Vivian T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, he had a sharp, witty comeback at the ready, and he walked away smiling.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 27, 2009
Please take a good look at Professor Henry Louis Gates. He is 5-foot-7, weighs 150 pounds, wears glasses and uses a cane. His legs are of unequal length, his mustache and goatee are gray. He is 58 years old and looks it. It's important to see Mr. Gates - scholar, author, documentarian, Harvard University professor and African-American man - because that's what Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass., police department apparently did not do in the July 16 confrontation that has ignited debate about racial bias in the U.S. "justice" system.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2007
They may be few and far between, but little stone cottages buried in the woods, surrounded by blooming flowers, stone pathways, fancy gates, trellises, and outdoor tables set for tea really do exist. Karen and Todd Morrill own such a place - a getaway in northern Baltimore County. Think of a Thomas Kinkade painting or an illustration from a child's book of fairy tales. That is the enchanted place called Holly Hillside. "We could also call it Bliss House," Karen Morrill said, sipping her tea, and gazing from the front porch onto a garden as colorful as a box of crayons.
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.
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.
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