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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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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 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.
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.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | June 22, 2002
I was awakened the other night by a scary urban sensory experience: I smelled smoke, the unmistakable smell of a building burning. It was 3 o'clock in the dark morning; I bolted from bed and was soon checking out my shadowy house from furnace to roof. Then I went out on the front porch and surveyed the scene. I could see nothing - and strangely, I smelled less smoke outdoors than inside. When my neighbors appeared, too, I realized this was no imagined false alarm. We had all been awakened by the same terrifying odor.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2003
Pat and Donald McCord say their walls have hairline cracks from the vibrations of tractor-trailers rumbling down the two-lane road in front of their house. They can't imagine life with four lanes - practically to their front porch - but four lanes is what the county intends for Dorsey Run Road, at the eastern edge of Howard County. Construction could begin next year. That's the last straw for the McCords, who have seen a sea change in their Jessup community since they moved in 34 years ago. Once their Sharewood Acres subdivision of about 40 homes was largely surrounded by farmland.
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.
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
December 12, 1990
BOARD MAKES DECISIONSWESTMINSTER - The Board of Zoning Appeals of Carroll County has authorized a request by Elouise A. Herget for a conditional use for a professional office in her home at 2707 Hanover Pike, Manchester.Herget requested the conditional use for a tax preparation and accounting office within her home, and a variance reducing the minimum required lot area from three acres to two acres.The business was authorized based on the fact that the office will be in her home and the appearance and topography of the property will remain unchanged except for a proposed business identification sign.
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