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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
I am so angry right now, I should get a two-game suspension. The National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens have sacrificed running back Ray Rice on the altar of their public image. His firing was cynical and expedient and has absolutely nothing to do with domestic abuse. As soon as video from inside the casino elevator was made public - confirming what we already knew from the police report, that Rice hit his then-fiancee hard enough to knock her unconscious - the team terminated his contract.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Baltimore County police continue to search for the second suspect in a double killing in Rosedale last month. Charles William Mitter, 39, and Tyray Avia Wise, 26, were stabbed more than 70 times in a dispute over $25,000, investigators wrote in court documents. Mitter also was shot several times. Police charged Carlos Lomax, 45, a few days after the killings. But police said Lomax, who is Mitter's stepbrother, had an accomplice. The second suspect is described only as a black man, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, wearing a black jumpsuit with white socks, according to charging documents filed in District Court.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
A day after he was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his fiancée unconscious, Ravens running back Ray Rice and Janay Palmer got married. Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith said today that he visited Rice and Palmer after Friday's ceremony and they are "in a good place. " "Everyone knows that we're tight. I'm tight with Ray, I'm tight with Janay. He is like a brother to me and she's like a sister to me and my wife as well," Smith said at his charity basketball game.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A man's body was found floating Monday evening in the water under the Hanover Street bridge in South Baltimore, police said. An officer was flagged down at 5:40 p.m. by a person who first saw the body. The Baltimore City Fire Department recovered the body from the water. Police did not identify the victim, pending next-of-kin notification. No obvious signs of foul play were apparent, police said. The man's body will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
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By Scott Dance, Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wrote an apology letter to his wife before wrapping a plastic bag around his head Monday and pumping it with helium, killing himself in the basement of his Towson-area home, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation. Along with the letter, he left behind multiple hard drives, computers and servers that police have seized and are scrutinizing, police said. More than 300 of Levy's current and former patients have contacted officers, fearing that they are pictured in images he is accused of secretly capturing, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday.
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By Nick Shields and Nick Shields,Sun Reporter | February 14, 2007
Two teenagers have been charged in the death of a Dundalk man. Dominic Alan Strong, 18, of the 2500 block of W. Woodwell Road and Jason Michael Hammonds, 16, of the 7200 block of Eastern Ave. have been charged with first-degree murder, charging documents show. Hammonds was charged as an adult. Hammonds' father, Danny Ray Hammonds, 52, was fatally shot by police serving a search warrant Monday at their eastern Baltimore County home. Both suspects were denied bail during a court hearing yesterday, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2012
The number of serious violent crimes not reported to police fell from 50 percent to 42 percent from 1994 to 2010, but in recent years the percentage of crimes unreported because of concerns about police has doubled, according to a study released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.  Highlights from the report include:  -Rape and sexual assault continue to be unlikely to be reported to police at a startling rate - 65 percent went unreported...
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Baltimore police identified a 24-year-old man as the victim of a fatal shooting on Tuesday in Northwest Baltimore. Police on Wednesday said Qureem Holloway, who lived in the 4700 block of Park Heights Ave. in Central Park Heights, was killed in his block early Tuesday morning. Police had found Holloway with gunshot wounds to his head at about 1:03 a.m. He died at a hospital shortly thereafter. Detectives say Holloway had been sitting on his porch when someone came up to him and shot him multiple times.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2000
Police are investigating seven slayings that occurred in the city between late Friday and yesterday evening. Arrests were made in two of the incidents. About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified man was shot in the 400 block of N. Port St. and was pronounced dead minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. They said his death was related to the shootings minutes earlier of at least three other men in the 2400 block of Jefferson St. nearby. At least one victim in those shootings was in critical condition at Hopkins, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A morning bank robbery and the ensuing search for suspects in the area shut down a stretch of Pratt Street on Friday.  Police said that two men robbed at gunpoint the Hopkins Federal Savings Bank at the corner of East Pratt and South Eaton streets at about 8:30 a.m. No one was reported injured and the suspects fled on foot. Police received a tip that the suspects were inside a nearby apartment building, and officers shut down the area and called in the SWAT team. At 1 p.m., officers were still searching the rooftops of homes on the street with the help of a city fire truck, as the helicopter unit swirled overhead.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Baltimore's spending panel approved a $63,000 payment Wednesday to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed by a woman shocked with a Taser in 2012. The lawsuit concerns the events of April 30, 2012, when Ashley Overbey called Baltimore police to report an attempted burglary at her home. According to documents presented to the Board of Estimates by the city solicitor's office, Overbey got into a "verbal confrontation" with one of the officers at her home. The officer accused her of pushing him, and attempted to arrest her. Overbey alleges the officer pulled her hair and began hitting her, the documents state.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A man was injured in a shooting in the parking lot of Pip Moyer Community Recreation Center in Annapolis Monday night, police said. The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the shooting, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m., Annapolis police said. The man's injuries were not believed to be life threatening, police said. The recreation center is owned by the Annapolis city government. Mayor Mike Pantelides is in "close contact" with Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop, but declined to comment on the shooting, said city spokeswoman Rhonda Wardlaw.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A South Baltimore man filed a lawsuit Monday against a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest — an incident that was captured on video. Kollin Truss and Officer Vincent E. Cosom argued a few moments before the arrest, but a woman with Truss had separated the pair, and Truss was apparently walking away from police when they decided to make an arrest. "This attack was completely unprovoked and served no legitimate law enforcement purpose," Truss' attorneys, Ivan J. Bates and Tony N. Garcia, wrote in a complaint filed in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Montgomery County police investigators suspect a Clarksburg mother killed two young children who have been missing for more than a week, police said on Monday. Sarah Hoggle, 3, and Jacob Hoggle, 2, have been missing since Sept. 8. Authorities are investigating their mother, Catherine Hoggle, 27, in their possible deaths. Hoggle had also gone missing for a few days after her common-law husband became suspicious about the kids' whereabouts. "We keep a ray of hope that Sarah and Jacob will be reunited with their family," Police Capt.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
A man was shot in the Union Square neighborhood in South Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police said the shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hollins St. They did not release any details on the victim's condition, a suspect or a motive. Anyone with information may call Southern District Detectives at 410-396-2499. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Two men suffering from gunshot wounds were admitted to local hospitals Saturday. Both are expected to survive their injuries and Baltimore police are investigating. About 11 p.m., a 37-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The man told police that he was shot in the 600 block of N. Dukeland St. in the Mosher section of West Baltimore. Police did not provide information about motives or suspects in that case. About 3 p.m., a 21-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim told police that he was walking in the 3000 block of N. Hilton St. in the Forest Park section of Northwest Baltimore when a man tried to rob him. The victim said he was shot as he fled.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Two men were killed and two others wounded in separate incidents in Baltimore late Thursday and Friday. One of the victims died after being beaten and set on fire. About 2 a.m. Friday, Fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said someone called 911 to report an alley fire in the rear of the 4200 block of Shamrock Ave. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Firefighters discovered a body on fire when they arrived, he said. The victim was identified by police as Nathaniel Quarterman, 54, whose last known address was in the 4200 block Shamrock Ave. Police said an investigation determined that the man had been involved in a fight inside of a home before his body was found on fire.
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By Justin Fenton and Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash. But as his career seemed to be taking off this summer, with an opening slot for an arena show by a popular national artist beckoning, a city detective was working to turn the budding performer's YouTube videos against him. After police say they found dozens of heroin gel caps in his family's home, Det. Daniel Hersl noted those videos in charging documents, writing that Young Moose "raps about distributing narcotics, violence and using a firearm to commit violence.
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