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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
Monsignor Damien George Nalepa, the pastor of a West Baltimore Roman Catholic parish who led campaigns to take guns out of his neighborhood, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday. He was 70. Sean Caine, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said that when Monsignor Nalepa failed to appear for his regular Saturday evening Mass at St. Gregory the Great, church workers called the police. He said they found him slumped over in a chair in his bedroom. "Though the cause of death is unknown at this time, there was no evidence of foul play," Mr. Caine said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Within a little more than two hours Monday night, Baltimore police were dealing with two homicides and a third incident that left a victim hospitalized with gunshot wounds. At 9:11 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Aisquith St., near East Preston Street, where they found Ricardo Mabray, 27, of the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave., shot several times. He was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital. At 9:40 p.m., officers found a 34-year-old man lying in the street in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in the Gwynn Oak area.
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.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
Shirley H. Atkinson, a former public school liaison officer and longtime active member of Sharon Baptist Church, died Feb. 18 of complications from diabetes at St. Agnes Hospital. The lifelong Sandtown-Winchester resident was 77. The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. worker and a homemaker, Shirley Mae Hopkins was born in Baltimore and raised in Sandtown-Winchester. She attended Baltimore public schools and later earned her General Education Development certificate.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2011
A 14-year-old girl who accepted a ride in a van in West Baltimore was raped or sexually assaulted by five men on Sunday afternoon, according to city police who are seeking help identifying suspects and finding the vehicle. The attack, first made public by police on Wednesday, occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Leslie St., just off Presstman Street in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Police said the girl was seeking directions and got into a van driven by a man in his 20s who offered her a ride.
NEWS
By Don Markus and Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2011
Dixon Stetler, who moved to Baltimore from North Carolina last month, sat on the steps of her Mount Vernon apartment Wednesday, working on an art project. Learning that a woman had been raped in her St. Paul Street apartment the afternoon before, just a few blocks from Stetler's place on North Calvert Street, she expressed a sentiment that echoed through this midtown neighborhood. "I'm terrified," said Stetler, who plans to attend graduate school at Maryland Institute College of Art . "I've seen so many crazy things in the past month.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2011
City police have identified a man who was shot Wednesday afternoon in West Baltimore and later died of his injuries. An officer responded about 3 p.m. to a call for a shooting at North Calhoun and Laurens streets, in the Sandtown-Winchester community, and found the victim, identified as Kareem Randall. A medical crew took Randall to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m., police said. liz.kay@baltsun.com Twitter.com/lfkay
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By Justin Fenton and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2011
Two men were killed overnight in separate attacks in South and East Baltimore, police said. The slayings pushed the number of people killed to 52, statistics show – 13 percent more than at this time last year, when the city went on to record its lowest murder rate in two decades. In the first incident, an unidentified man died early Monday of injuries suffered during an attack Sunday night in Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood, police said. About 11:50 p.m. Sunday, police called to the 3800 block of S. Hanover St. in Brooklyn found a man with multiple stab or sharp-force wounds to his neck and torso.
FEATURES
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2011
More than 20 years ago two neighborhood women, Jaye Burtnick and Gloria DeBarry, established a safe and warm place for the street people of the Cross Street Market area. "Their first epiphany was that almost all the guys who came there were veterans and they had addiction issues," said Michael Seipp, executive director of what is now called the Baltimore Station, an agency that defines its mission as "a therapeutic residential recovery program for men who are homeless largely due to chronic substance abuse.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2010
Two churches took 42 working firearms off the street Saturday during a gun buyback sponsored by The Catholic Review newspaper in hopes of curbing violence in the city. "Any weapons we get off the street is a good thing in this time, in this neighborhood," said the Rev. Peter Lyons of St. Wenceslaus Church in the Middle East neighborhood of Baltimore. Violence in the community just east of Johns Hopkins Hospital, he said, erupts "every weekend it seems. " At St. Gregory the Great Church on North Gilmor Street in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, the Rev. Damien Nalepa said 26 guns were collected, "the second-highest" take among the half-dozen or so buybacks the parish has held.
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