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By Justin Fenton | December 6, 2011
Police were investigating a serious stabbing that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Baltimore.  According to preliminary information from police, the unidentified man was found stabbed at about 12:30 p.m. in the unit block of N. East Ave. in the Baltimore-Linwood neighborhood, a few blocks east of Patterson Park. His condition was not immediately known, but homicide detectives were notified. At the scene, the victim's shoes and some clothing appeared to be left behind in the middle of the street after he was taken to a local hospital.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Police have identified the a victim shot to death early Tuesday in Southeast Baltimore. David Ferguson, 29, was killed in the 3700 block of E. Pratt Street, police say. Officers had found him shot in the back. He died at an area hospital. Police also found a second man shot with non-life-threatening injuries. Homicide detectives have no suspects. Ferguson's last known address was in the 1500 block of Abbotston St. Investigators asked anyone with information to call 410-396-2100.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2010
An unidentified man was shot early Monday in Southeast Baltimore, according to city police. The man was shot several times about 2:10 a.m. in the 6600 block of Gary Ave. and taken to an area hospital. Police have made no arrests in the case. brent.jones@baltsun.com
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department and three officers by a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1987 killing can proceed. James Owens was charged in the robbery, rape and murder of 24-year-old phone company employee and college student Colleen Williar in her Southeast Baltimore home. According to court records, Owens came under suspicion when a neighbor of Williar's, James Thompson, told police he found a knife outside Williar's apartment and retrieved it on behalf of Owens, a friend.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | June 9, 2014
A new BJ's Wholesale Club could open in Southeast Baltimore by the end of next year, said a development firm that has been working to make the area a shopping destination. Officials at Chesapeake Real Estate Group, who are partners in the Canton Crossing shops, said the company has an agreement with BJ's to locate on a 6.58-acre site on O'Donnell Street, formerly occupied by the New Jersey-based specialty paint company Complimentary Coatings Corp., which last year announced plans to close.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
A Canton Railroad train came off the tracks in Southeast Baltimore on Wednesday morning, according to city fire officials. The train came off the tracks at South Clinton Street around 8:25 a.m., Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. No cars were overturned or damaged, and there was no hazardous materials risk, he said. CSX officials are on the scene, and no injuries have been reported. The railroad crossing was blocked for about 20 minutes, Brennan said. The incident occurred in the vicinity of an area that had previously been closed for water main break repairs, Brennan said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2010
A U.S. Census worker was killed while dropping off a co-worker in Southeast Baltimore last week, according to police and the Census Bureau. Spencer Williams, 22, was found shot June 7 inside his vehicle, which had pulled onto a median in the 1100 block of New Hope Circle, police said. He died Friday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Williams was a crew leader responsible for a group of census takers who are doing follow-up visits at the homes of people who did not mail in their questionnaires by April, a Census Bureau spokeswoman confirmed.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2012
A 51-year-old man and two dogs died in a house fire in Southeast Baltimore on Saturday night, while four other people escaped, including a woman who suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The fire broke out in a one-story, wood-frame home in the 6500 block of Eastbourne Avenue, near Dundalk Avenue, shortly after 11 p.m., and firefighters brought it under control about 30 minutes later, city fire officials said. Firefighters found the male victim unresponsive in a room. The man's official cause of death will be determined by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
NEWS
April 17, 2010
An accident Friday morning in Southeast Baltimore left a tanker truck hanging off a bridge, authorities say. The incident happened about 5:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of Pennington Ave. when a utility work truck and tanker truck collided, sending the middle part of the tanker off the roadway, according to police. Authorities believe the tanker was empty and removed it from the Pennington Avenue Drawbridge. Police temporarily closed the bridge at Ordinance Road and Pennington Avenue. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, fire officials say. — Brent Jones
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A man was stabbed to death in the Broening Manor section of Southeast Baltimore Tuesday morning, police said. The victim was identified Wednesday as William Harold Simmons, 49, of Dundalk. Police were called just after 6 a.m. to the 1700 block of Kane Street, for a report of a man lying unconscious in the street, police said. They found Simmons suffering from multiple stab wounds, and he was taken to a hospital, where he died. No suspect or motive information was released.
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By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A Forest Hill man was shot and killed early Saturday morning outside a Southeast Baltimore seafood restaurant, Baltimore police said. About 12:15 a.m., officers found man with multiple gunshot wounds outside Jimmy's Famous Seafood in the 6500 block of Holabird Ave. in the Broening Manor section of Southeast Baltimore, police said. He was taken to an area hospital where he died, police said. Police later identified the victim as Alvin Wells, 39. Police did not provide additional information about a suspect or a motive.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Oh, say can you see a new slogan for Baltimore City? Councilman James B. Kraft can. He petitioned his fellow City Council members to pass a resolution Monday declaring a new official motto for the city: "Baltimore - Birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner. " The new declaration coincides with the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, which begins Wednesday. "Every day someone around this globe is singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner,'" Kraft said, "and that 'Star-Spangled Banner' started here, right in the harbor, right down the street.
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By Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
How's "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" sound for a new city slogan? City Councilman James B. Kraft is expected to introduce legislation at Monday's meeting to set a new official slogan to "celebrate Baltimore's essential link to our national anthem. " Kraft, who represents Southeast Baltimore, is asking for immediate adoption of a resolution to set the new slogan. He's also expected to file a companion bill. It's too soon to tell if the slogan will have more staying more power than the city's last: "Baltimore: A Great Place to Grow," which was unveiled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2011.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet for her need to do . This August morning, 361 days after her last at a paid job, she stopped by home to pick up her 24-year-old son - also looking for work - so they could drive to a job fair together. Her file folder was full of resumes.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Baltimore Police charged a man in connection with a recent string of robberies in the Southeastern District, one of which resulted in a man's being shot. Police said Najee Gray-Johnson, 20, was arrested on Aug. 22 for an armed robbery in the 200 block of S. East Ave., one of 12 robberies reported that day in the Southeastern District. On Aug. 18, in the unit block of S. Albemarle St., a man reported that he had been robbed by two persons while towing a 43-year-old man's car. The 43-year-old victim was shot in the forearm after he refused to comply with the robbers, who made off with an iPhone and a wallet, police said.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Liberty Tsakalos, a former corporate treasurer who managed the retail shop of the H&S Bakery, the Southeast Baltimore family-owned business that was co-founded by her husband, brother and father, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease complications at her Harbor East home. She was 94. "She was an anomaly of her time. She was a strong woman working in a man's world, which was especially true of the commercial baking industry in the 1950s and '60s," said her grandson Michael Tsakalos of Hunt Valley.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
There were 71 robberies reported across Baltimore by police for the week ending Aug. 16, a 20 percent increase over the previous week. The robberies appeared to be concentrated in the northern areas of the city - 14 occurred in the Northeastern District, 12 happened in the Northwestern District, and 10 were reported in the Northern District. The city has nine police districts. The 71 robberies were an increase from 58 reported robberies the previous week, though it was down compared with the same week last year when 84 robberies were reported, according to the Police Department's weekly Comstat data.
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