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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Two male suspects are in custody in connection with a shooting Thursday night in Gwynn Oak, Baltimore County police said. Officers from the Woodlawn Precinct responded to the 6800 block of Townbrook Drive in Gwynn Oak around 7:24 p.m., for a report of gunshots. Police said suspects in a dark vehicle and an unknown victim fled the scene before officers arrived. Shell casings were located at the scene, according to police. According to a news release from department spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough, police attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of the one driven by the suspects, but the males led police on a chase.
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By Nayana Davis and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Two people were arrested in connection with a large fight that broke out outside a Baltimore County high school graduation Monday. The violence erupted after the ceremony about 12:30 p.m. outside Towson University's SECU Arena, where the event took place, according to the college's police department. Dante Smith, 23, of the 2300 block of Tucker Lane in Woodlawn faces charges of assault and resisting arrest, police said. Natanya Johnson, 33, of the 3400 block of Retlaw Road in Gwynn Oak was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
A man was shot and killed in Gwynn Oak just before 7 p.m. Monday, Baltimore County police said. The victim was identified on Tuesday as Ryan Evans, 30, of the 3900 block of Southern Cross Drive. Police found Evans behind the wheel of his Honda Odyssey, having crashed into a fence on Southern Cross Drive near his home. Medics started to treat him for injuries they thought he'd sustained in the crash when they realized he had gunshot wounds in his upper torso. Evans died at the scene, police said, and homicide detectives are investigating.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
A man was shot in Gwynn Oak Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. Few details were released, but officers were dispatched at 3:44 p.m. to the intersection of Devereux Court and Essex Road, where they found the victim, police said. He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive, police said. No suspect information or motive was released. The shooting is under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
FEATURES
By Sun staff | December 8, 1998
Linell Smith, a Sun feature writer, has won one of two honorable mentions in the annual A.D. Emmart Awards for her stories on the 35th anniversary of Gwynn Oak Park's desegregation.The top prize of $1,000 went to Margaret Guroff, managing editor of Baltimore magazine, for a December 1997 story about a woman caring for her developmentally disabled brothers after their mother's death. Another honorable mention, worth $250, went to writer Wyl S. Hilton, a former Baltimore magazine writer, for a profile of artist Raoul Middleman.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Baltimore County police said Friday they are investigating the shooting of a Gwynn Oak seafood business employee the night before. The victim, a 20-year-old man whose identity police did not disclose, was sitting on a bench outside United Crab & Seafood in the 6000 block Liberty Road about 9:24 p.m. Thursday when the incident occurred. Police said he was waiting for his mother to pick him up when a man approached from the rear of the building. A surveillance camera video shows the suspect producing a handgun and firing multiple shots at the victim, according to police.
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By Gilbert Sandler | February 17, 1998
THURSDAY, the Fourth of July, 1963, started out like every other Independence Day in Baltimore. Parades, cookouts, ballgames, fireworks and patriotic speeches were scheduled. The weather was a pleasant 78 degrees. Baltimore was on holiday.But not everybody was taking one. Before the day was over, Baltimore would be a changed city, and a new chapter in the history of Baltimore's black community would be written.About noon, about 300 people assembled at Metropolitan United Methodist Church at 1121 W. Lanvale St. The event had been organized by the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, Maryland Council of Churches and the New York headquarters of Campus Americans for Democratic Action.
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By Jacques Kelly | April 12, 1991
It happened every spring. A small ad appeared in the newspapers: "Gwynn Oak Park opens today. Maryland's finest family playground."The amusement mecca, which opened in the 1890s and died a slow death in the mid-1970s, began as a picnic grove on Gwynns Falls, between Howard Park in the city and Woodlawn in Baltimore County. Today, minus the Wild Mouse, the Big Dipper and the Dixie Ballroom, it's a plain public park in the county.Some 20 years ago, Gwynn Oak was at the end of its life. Baltimore photographer Ron Solomon realized his childhood playland was going the way of the streetcars that once carried throngs there.
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By Richard Irwin | April 20, 2007
Four Northwest Baltimore men were arrested last night in a house in the Gwynn Oak neighborhood and charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of deadly weapons, police said. Nine members of the Northwest District's drug unit forcibly entered a house in the 5500 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. at 5 p.m. and arrested the men on search and seizure warrants, said Sgt. Ronald Beverly, who heads the unit. The arrests came after police received tips two weeks ago that drugs were being sold from the house.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2003
Edward A. Chance, a civil rights activist who helped lead the historic 1963 demonstrations that culminated in the integration of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, died of cardiac arrest Thursday at his Catonsville home. He was 70. Mr. Chance was born and raised in Parmele, N.C., the son of William Claudius Chance Sr., an educator who established a school for black children, and Julia Johnson Chance, a teacher. "They set the precedent for the things that my father later became active in," said his daughter, Julia A. Chance of Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1948, his father was arrested and dragged off a southbound Atlantic Coast Line Railroad passenger train at Washington's Union Station for refusing to move to a segregated "Jim Crow" coach.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Two male suspects are in custody in connection with a shooting Thursday night in Gwynn Oak, Baltimore County police said. Officers from the Woodlawn Precinct responded to the 6800 block of Townbrook Drive in Gwynn Oak around 7:24 p.m., for a report of gunshots. Police said suspects in a dark vehicle and an unknown victim fled the scene before officers arrived. Shell casings were located at the scene, according to police. According to a news release from department spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough, police attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of the one driven by the suspects, but the males led police on a chase.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
The father and son who were fatally shot on New Year's Day in Southwest Baltimore were pronounced dead 15 minutes apart, police said. The men were identified as Frank Anthony Turner, 48, and Anthony Dionne Turner, 21, both of the 1500 block of Shields Place in West Baltimore, according to police. Police said the men were standing in the 3900 block of Edmondson Ave. at about 3:20 p.m. when an unknown person opened fire on them. Police have not released a possible motive in the shooting or a description of the gunman, but police spokesman Capt.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
A man was shot and killed in Gwynn Oak just before 7 p.m. Monday, Baltimore County police said. The victim was identified on Tuesday as Ryan Evans, 30, of the 3900 block of Southern Cross Drive. Police found Evans behind the wheel of his Honda Odyssey, having crashed into a fence on Southern Cross Drive near his home. Medics started to treat him for injuries they thought he'd sustained in the crash when they realized he had gunshot wounds in his upper torso. Evans died at the scene, police said, and homicide detectives are investigating.
NEWS
November 8, 2013
No wonder there is no money for education ( "State didn't give out $17 million in need-based scholarships, auditors say," Nov. 6). The state spent $68.5 million last year on a scholarship program and serviced 27,000 students. The article stated that most students only get $2,000 on average. The Sun has an opportunity for another article to investigate waste at Maryland Higher Education Commission. Guy Keith Salomon, Gwynn Oak - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com .
NEWS
November 5, 2013
In regard to the article, "Environment agencies delay Harbor Point work" (Nov. 1), Can you say cover-up? Can you say shady? Isn't it strange that the chromium readings are high in the area of Harbor Point? Has no one or no agency been monitoring the area from the early days of the original capping till now? Maybe it has been high all along and it just was not known or made common knowledge. Good thing to check on The Sun's part. Who did the last round of testing, and more importantly, who will do the next one?
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By Justin Fenton and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
A man was shot and killed on Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood early Friday morning, breaking a streak of more than 10 days without a homicide in the city. Officers discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest when they responded to a shooting call in the 5500 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. around 12:15 a.m. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Baltimore Police are investigating the shooting, and have not yet contacted the man's family members about the incident.
NEWS
April 16, 2012
Over the span of two hours late Monday, Baltimore police investigated three shootings, according to the department's Twitter account: •Police reported about 9:30 p.m. that a male was shot at the intersection of East Preston and North Aisquith streets in Oliver. •Another shooting was reported about 10 p.m.: a male in the 4800 block of Liberty Heights Avenue in Gwynn Oak. •About 11:40 p.m., police reported that a man was shot in the 1600 block of Delano Court in Sandtown-Winchester.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | July 11, 2008
A convicted rapist from Baltimore County was convicted yesterday of raping a 26-year-old woman who was accosted outside a Linthicum nightclub almost two decades ago. Wendell Keys, 40, of Gwynn Oak was convicted of first- and second-degree rape and false imprisonment in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for the 1990 rape. The jury acquitted Keys on kidnapping and conspiracy charges. He could be sentenced to up to life in prison. Keys was linked to the crime in 2005 through the state's DNA database and was indicted last year.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
The wooden roller coaster and the Dixie Ballroom are long gone. Gone, too, from Gwynn Oak Park is the merry-go-round where a toddler in a pink dress took a historic spin on a summer afternoon a half-century ago. That simple pleasure, a first for a black child at the formerly segregated Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, had become possible just weeks earlier in 1963 when hundreds of black and white protesters thrust Baltimore into the national spotlight...
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By Sharon Rydell, sbrydell13@aol.comsbrydell13@aol.com | June 17, 2013
Do you remember Gwynn Oak Junction? Then you may have gone to the movies at what was the Ambassador Theatre, bought your groceries at Schreiber's, purchased your very first Halloween costume at Read's, spent your allowance at Ben Franklin, and gotten your hair styled at Dorothy's Beauty Parlor. You surely then will remember Gwynn Oak Park, just short hop down Gwynn Oak Avenue, to the corner of Gwyndale, through which ran the Gwynn Falls Creek. Once you got past ticket booth with the nasty smiling-clown's face on it , you knew you were in for an afternoon of great fun - and perhaps a little adventure.
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