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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2012
Fire and police officials are investigating an East Baltimore fire as a possible arson after finding evidence of a Molotov cocktail at the scene. Firefighters responded to the site of the fire, a vacant home in the 1100 block of Barclay Street, at about 9:20 a.m. Sunday. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said one person — not an emergency worker — was treated for injuries described as non-life-threatening and was sent to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for evaluation.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
A 24-year-old Elkridge man was arrested Friday after police said he threw a Molotov cocktail at an Ellicott City tavern where employees had thrown him out for disorderly conduct. Kenneth Norman Conway, of the 6800 block of Sanctuary Court, was charged with arson, property damage, use of a destructive device and possession of incendiary material in the incident after an investigation led police to his house, Howard County Police said. About 35 people were inside the Diamondback Tavern in the 3700 block of Old Columbia Pike early Friday morning when Conway allegedly pulled a vehicle in front of the bar and tossed the Molotov cocktail, police said.
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November 22, 1990
A 14-year-old Lutherville boy was critically burned last night while playing with a Molotov cocktail that he and three friends had made several weeks ago, Baltimore County police reported.The boy, identified by a neighbor as John Carter, was burned when he kicked over the homemade incendiary device and it exploded.He was flown by helicopter to the burn center at Francis Scott Key Medical Center.Police said the boys made the Molotov cocktail last month, pouring a flammable bug killer into a plastic bottle and placing a rag in the opening as a fuse.
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By Kevin Rector and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
City police and fire investigators say Molotov cocktails started two fires in Northeast Baltimore early Wednesday, one of which injured seven people at an apartment complex and displaced many more. Police are still seeking a motive, but said they do not believe the victims were targeted or the incidents were hate crimes. But because of the deadly potential of such attacks, patrols in the neighborhoods have been increased, police said, and the investigation has been made a priority.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1996
The District Court in Elkton was evacuated yesterday while a robotic device removed a homemade explosive brought there by a couple telling of a neighbor's threats to blow up the town Police Department.Police said the incident led to the arrest of Duane Steven Crapo, 19, and the evacuation of an apartment complex where authorities seized more explosive material from Crapo's residence on East Main Street.Crapo was charged with the manufacture and possession of a Molotov cocktail, the assembly of an explosive device and three counts of reckless endangerment, police said.
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By Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki and Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff William B. Talbott contributed to this story | May 29, 1991
Three teen-agers were ordered held without bail today on charges of attempting to murder an East Baltimore carryout owner by throwing a Molotov cocktail at him.zTC Charged as adults were Lester L. Talley, 15, of the 1400 block of Darley Ave., a student at Dunbar Middle School; Gregory M. Block, 16, of the 1600 block of Aisquith St., a student at Southern High School; and Garry L. Lambert, 17, of the 1500 block of Penrose Ave., a student at Lake Clifton High...
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By Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2011
"Night Catches Us," Tanya Hamilton's complex treatment of the Black Panther legacy, is perfect viewing for Black History Month. Just released on a Magnolia DVD, it is an emotion-charged memory play and a film noir in more ways than one. It contains one human time bomb — a trigger-happy street kid with delusions of political glory — and several characters carrying scars from a fatal police-Panther showdown. It's a personal work of art, not a docudrama. It's a stirring debut for Hamilton as a keen, intuitive writer-director.
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By TaNoah Morgan and Andrea F. Siegel and TaNoah Morgan and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1997
An amateurish Molotov cocktail was found smoldering in Arundel Senior High School Wednesday during the governor's visit to the Odenton school.No one was injured, and the device did not explode. No one was evacuated during the incident, which Anne Arundel County fire and school officials were investigating yesterday. No arrests were made.Jane Doyle, school system spokeswoman, said administrators felt safe in not ordering the building evacuated, because "this fire had not done anything in this small space.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1997
County fire investigators arrested a 17-year-old Brooklyn Park youth at his home Thursday on arson charges stemming from two incidents earlier this month.The boy was charged as a juvenile with first-degree arson, attempted first-degree arson, attempted second-degree arson, and making, possessing and using a Molotov cocktail.County EMS/Fire/Rescue spokesman Capt. Allan Graves said the boy is accused of setting a car on fire in the 300 block of Cresswell Road in Brooklyn Park July 12 and throwing a Molotov cocktail through the window of an apartment in the 5800 block of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park 10 days later.
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January 25, 1993
Harper's Choice townhouse hit by firebombThe State Fire Marshal's Office is seeking the person who threw a Molotov cocktail at an occupied home in Harper's Choice.No one was injured in the firebombing, and damage to the rear of the two-story townhouse was put at less than $1,000, Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Allen L. Ward said.The Molotov cocktail was thrown about 8 p.m. Thursday against the side of a home in the 5500 block of Mystic Court, Mr. Ward said. The residents reported the bombing."At this time, we haven't assessed a motive," Mr. Ward said.
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By Janene Holzberg | August 24, 2012
Not long after they began living their dream of owning a dance studio in their new hometown of Columbia 25 years ago, two sisters from Michigan watched that dream go up in flames - the seven-alarm kind. Six years before tragedy struck, Diane Andrews and Mary Harper had decided to combine their artistic and entrepreneurial skills and become studio owners and artistic directors. Ready to take that leap of faith in June 1987, they rented a space and hustled to spread the word. “No one knew who we were,” recalls Harper, who had followed her older sister from Michigan, where they had cultivated reputations as performers and teachers.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
WEATHER Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies, with showers and thunderstorms, and a high temperature near 75 degrees. Showers are likely Monday night, with the possibility of thunderstorms, and a low temperature around 65 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM THE WEEKEND... Civic group targets accidents involving pedestrians : Volunteers with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council -- a group made up of the region's elected executives -- are spreading out downtown, educating drivers and walkers to be vigilant and adhere to traffic laws.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2012
Fire and police officials are investigating an East Baltimore fire as a possible arson after finding evidence of a Molotov cocktail at the scene. Firefighters responded to the site of the fire, a vacant home in the 1100 block of Barclay Street, at about 9:20 a.m. Sunday. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said one person — not an emergency worker — was treated for injuries described as non-life-threatening and was sent to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for evaluation.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
City police and the Baltimore field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering up to a $5,000 reward for tips in a series of recent attacks in which makeshift firebombs have been thrown against homes causing minor damage but raising concerns. Since Sept. 13, there have been 13 incidents in which Molotov cocktails have been thrown at homes, largely in the area of Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues in Northwest Baltimore. The most recent occurred Nov. 16, and police believe the attacks are random but connected.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2011
The whiskey bottle filled with gasoline, set on fire and thrown against the side of Mavis Mallett's house shattered a double-paned kitchen window, bounced off a screen and landed in a potted plant on a stone walkway outside. There, the Molotov cocktail burned itself out in a tiger lily. It left behind a small crater in the dirt and black scorch marks on the white aluminum siding of the single-family home on Yosemite Avenue in Northwest Baltimore's Ashburton neighborhood. Wednesday's pre-dawn attack was the latest in a series of nine similar and apparently random firebombings from one end of the city to the other over the past three weeks that have confounded police, who said they have no leads.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2011
University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus police reported Sunday finding two Molotov cocktails a day earlier in a dormitory stairwell. The two homemade incendiary devices, filled with a flammable liquid with a wick inserted into the mouth of the container, were discovered about 10:20 a.m. Saturday by a UMBC employee in an exterior stairwell of Gunpowder-Terrace Apartments, a student dormitory on the Catonsville campus of the university, said...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 14, 1997
Baltimore police yesterday identified 16-year-old Tyonda Roland of Dundalk as the motorcycle passenger who was killed when the vehicle crashed into a turning car in South Baltimore while being pursued by authorities Thursday night.Roland, of the 2000 block of Paulette Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 10: 40 p.m. on West Bay Avenue in Brooklyn, police said.They said the operator of the motorcycle, William Nord Colbert, 20, of the 7800 block of Willing Court in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.
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By Sun Staff Writer | November 2, 1994
While many youths went out searching for treats Halloween night, some also found trouble.Howard County Police said they took reports of five assaults on trick-or-treaters, as well as a small fire started by a vandal at Wilde Lake High School at River Hill.The fire, caused by what is believed to have been a Molotov cocktail thrown through a window, was extinguished by firefighters and caused very little damage, police said.Between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, three youths wearing camouflage clothing were responsible for four separate robberies near Camelback Lane and The Bowl in Oakland Mills, police said.
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By Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2011
"Night Catches Us," Tanya Hamilton's complex treatment of the Black Panther legacy, is perfect viewing for Black History Month. Just released on a Magnolia DVD, it is an emotion-charged memory play and a film noir in more ways than one. It contains one human time bomb — a trigger-happy street kid with delusions of political glory — and several characters carrying scars from a fatal police-Panther showdown. It's a personal work of art, not a docudrama. It's a stirring debut for Hamilton as a keen, intuitive writer-director.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | October 21, 2009
With rosary beads in his hands, a former prison gang member admitted in court Tuesday that he firebombed an Odenton townhouse in retaliation for the killing of a Crofton teenager - but prosecutors said the youth whose home Jonathan Myers targeted had "nothing to do with" Christopher Jones' slaying and was away at the time. The crimes terrified not only the homeowners so much that they moved, but also the wider community in western Anne Arundel County that was largely unaware of youth gangs until the May 30 killing of 14-year-old Christopher and the June 3 firebombing of the house.
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