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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career. So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Owen wanted it to look like Riverside Cafe - a bar located on the Indian River in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. - for sentimental reasons, and not just because they cook “a good fish sandwich.” “It's the place that really embraced me when I started playing guitar,” Owen said on the phone recently from Missouri while on the road.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career. So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Owen wanted it to look like Riverside Cafe - a bar located on the Indian River in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. - for sentimental reasons, and not just because they cook “a good fish sandwich.” “It's the place that really embraced me when I started playing guitar,” Owen said on the phone recently from Missouri while on the road.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
As much as any 5-year-old could be, Jake Owen was a fixture in South Baltimore. He hung out at the pool, played on the soccer team and ran through Riverside Park, an expanse of green across the street from his rowhouse. The kindergartner, who was killed on Wednesday in an accident on the Baltimore Beltway, was recognized as much for his spirit as for his family ties — nephew of a former gubernatorial aide, classmate of children of a school board member, the chief mayoral spokesman and a city councilman.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car without hitting the brakes. On Monday, the little boy's family watched the governor sign what has become known as "Jake's Law" into the books, creating stiffer penalties and jail time for anyone who causes a serious or fatal car crash while texting or talking on phone.
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By Katie Mercado, For The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
In recent celebrity weddings I've noticed a very "earthy crunchy" theme creeping in. There have been a lot of non-traditional settings, free spirit, wherever the wind takes you type of events within the Who's Who circle. Just take these celeb weddings, for example: Natalie Portman Natalie's wedding to Benjamin Millepied came complete with wildflowers, a vegan menu and a twig-made chuppah. They even gave guests wildflower seed packets as favors. Talk about keeping it down to earth!
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car without hitting the brakes. On Monday, the little boy's family watched the governor sign what has become known as "Jake's Law" into the books, creating stiffer penalties and jail time for anyone who causes a serious or fatal car crash while texting or talking on phone.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
The ramp from northbound I-83 to the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway closed Thursday afternoon to reconstruct Wednesday's fatal accident that claimed the life of a 5-year-old boy but has reopened, authorities say. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. Wednesday when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a sedan occupied by a man, his wife and their two children. A 9-year-old girl suffered a broken leg and remains hospitalized along her parents. Their son, Jake Owen, was killed in the crash.
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By Michael Dresser | March 14, 2014
The House of Delegates approved a bill Friday that would allow a judge to give up to a year's sentence to a driver who negligently kills or seriously injures someone while texting or speaking on a hand-held cellphone. The 111-25 vote on the legislation known as Jake's Law sends the measure to the Senate. The bill was named after 5-year-old Jake Owen, who was killed in a crash in 2011 caused by a driver police found to have been using a cell phone when he struck Jake's family's car. The driver was acquitted of reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter and convicted of traffic charges that led to a $1,000 fine.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
The House Judiciary voted Wednesday night to approve a bill that would allow a judge to give up to a one-year jail term to a driver who kills someone while distracted by use of a hand-held cell phone. By a bipartisan 18-3 vote, the panel sent the measure known as Jake's Law to the full House. The legislation is named after 5-year-old Jake Owen, who was killed near the Beltway and Interstate 83 three days after Christmas 2011 when the driver of an SUV plowed into the rear of the vehicle in which his family was traveling to a mall to return presents.
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October 26, 2006
Brad Paisley West Virginia-born-and-raised country star Brad Paisley brings his "Time Well Wasted" tour to Baltimore on Saturday, with a stop at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. American Idol winner Carrie Underwood and Nashville singer Jake Owen are also billed. Tickets are $49.50 for the 8 p.m. show. For tickets, call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
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By Michael Dresser | March 14, 2014
The House of Delegates approved a bill Friday that would allow a judge to give up to a year's sentence to a driver who negligently kills or seriously injures someone while texting or speaking on a hand-held cellphone. The 111-25 vote on the legislation known as Jake's Law sends the measure to the Senate. The bill was named after 5-year-old Jake Owen, who was killed in a crash in 2011 caused by a driver police found to have been using a cell phone when he struck Jake's family's car. The driver was acquitted of reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter and convicted of traffic charges that led to a $1,000 fine.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
The House Judiciary voted Wednesday night to approve a bill that would allow a judge to give up to a one-year jail term to a driver who kills someone while distracted by use of a hand-held cell phone. By a bipartisan 18-3 vote, the panel sent the measure known as Jake's Law to the full House. The legislation is named after 5-year-old Jake Owen, who was killed near the Beltway and Interstate 83 three days after Christmas 2011 when the driver of an SUV plowed into the rear of the vehicle in which his family was traveling to a mall to return presents.
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By Katie Mercado, For The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
In recent celebrity weddings I've noticed a very "earthy crunchy" theme creeping in. There have been a lot of non-traditional settings, free spirit, wherever the wind takes you type of events within the Who's Who circle. Just take these celeb weddings, for example: Natalie Portman Natalie's wedding to Benjamin Millepied came complete with wildflowers, a vegan menu and a twig-made chuppah. They even gave guests wildflower seed packets as favors. Talk about keeping it down to earth!
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
The ramp from northbound I-83 to the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway closed Thursday afternoon to reconstruct Wednesday's fatal accident that claimed the life of a 5-year-old boy but has reopened, authorities say. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. Wednesday when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a sedan occupied by a man, his wife and their two children. A 9-year-old girl suffered a broken leg and remains hospitalized along her parents. Their son, Jake Owen, was killed in the crash.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
As much as any 5-year-old could be, Jake Owen was a fixture in South Baltimore. He hung out at the pool, played on the soccer team and ran through Riverside Park, an expanse of green across the street from his rowhouse. The kindergartner, who was killed on Wednesday in an accident on the Baltimore Beltway, was recognized as much for his spirit as for his family ties — nephew of a former gubernatorial aide, classmate of children of a school board member, the chief mayoral spokesman and a city councilman.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2011
A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday after the car he was riding in with his family was rear-ended on a Baltimore Beltway on-ramp, police said. Shortly before 3 p.m., an SUV rear-ended a sedan carrying two adults and two children on the ramp from northbound Interstate 83 to the inner loop of Interstate 695, police said. Cars were braking suddenly on the ramp, police said, and a chain reaction ensued, causing two additional cars to be rear-ended. Jake Owen and his sister, Alexandra Owen, 9, were flown to the pediatric trauma unit at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Drivers suspected of causing serious accidents in Maryland while distracted by a cellphone would be required to give police certain information from that phone under a pair of bills currently filed in Annapolis. The bills also would make distracted driving resulting in a death or serious injury a misdemeanor in Maryland, punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Advocates say the legislation would save lives by deterring distracted driving in an age when cellphone use is increasingly being linked to deadly car accidents, and when many in Maryland support harsher penalties for it. Civil liberty advocates have raised concerns about the proposed law's constitutionality.
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