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From The Aegis | October 11, 2012
A taxicab driver was robbed in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday on Eloise Lane in Edgewood. The driver told police he was called to pick up a fare in the 1800 block of Eloise Lane shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday and when he arrived was approached by a man wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with a white dragon print on the back and black jeans, according to Harford County Sheriff's Office incident report. The man told the victim he was the one who called for the cab, then demanded all the driver's money, which the driver handed over, according to the report.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Charges against Navy junior midfielder Gabe Voumard related to a confrontation with a taxi driver last month have been dropped, coach Rick Sowell said Friday morning. “All those charges were dropped - every last one of them,” Sowell said. “Obviously, things came out, but we knew the story was crazy. We're excited, and he's going to be a big part of our offense next year in his senior year. We're expecting big things out of him, and we're happy for him and his family, that all of this is behind him and that he can move on with his life and becoming the best lacrosse player he can be. He's looking forward to graduating this time next year and being commissioned.” Anne Arundel County police had said they arrested Voumard, 22, for threatening a taxi driver with a butter knife April 20. Police had charged Voumard with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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By Tricia Bishop | May 24, 2012
Samuel Renard Queen, of the 3500 block of Elmley Ave. in Baltimore, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for rape, kidnapping and related offenses this week for assaulting a woman at knifepoint in his unlicensed taxicab, the Baltimore state's attorney's office announced. The victim hailed the “hack” taxi after work on Dec. 6, 2010, prosecutors said. Queen picked her up on Belair Road and agreed to take her downtown, but instead took her to Clifton Park, where he forced her to engage in sexual acts and raped her. A jury convicted Queen in the attack on April 12, and he was sentenced Wednesday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested a Naval Academy midshipman after he allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a butter knife. Police say a cab driver told them he drove two men from a bar in Annapolis to a home on Bay Head Road on the Broadneck Peninsula early Sunday morning. One of the men went into the home to get money for the fare, but returned without enough money, according to police. The two then ran into the house, and one of the men returned with a knife and ran toward the cab driver, who was in the driveway.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
A Pennsylvania man was charged with the armed carjacking of a taxi driver in Ocean City Saturday, police said. Police said Ian Edward Keim, 36, of Neville, Penn., got into a taxi at 49th Street in the beach destination at around 6:15 p.m. He then grabbed the taxi driver by the throat and threatened him with a knife, police said. The taxi driver, who was not identified, stopped the taxi at 91st Street and got out while Keim climbed into the driver's seat and drove away, police said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Two men have been arrested and charged in the shooting and robbery of an Annapolis taxi driver found dead in Crownsville earlier this month, prosecutors said. Michael Juvan Wallace, 23, of Fort Meade, and Trevor Allen Snead, 17, of Faulkner, face murder, assault, armed robbery and other charges in the March 12 killing of Benjamin Delano Kirby, Jr., according to the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney. Kirby, 41, was found with a gunshot wound in the head in a driveway near the intersection of Honeysuckle Lane and Generals Highway.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2012
A taxi driver was stabbed by a fare early Saturday in Bel Air, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, sending the driver to the hospital. Police said Robert E. Donley, 53, or Aberdeen, had picked up and driven a man to the intersection of Crescent Knoll Drive and North Fountain Green Road. when the unidentified man demanded money, assaulted Donley and fled. Police were on the scene around 1:35 a.m. Donley, who drives for ABC Company, is in serious condition at the Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, police said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
A man with a rifle robbed a taxi driver of an undisclosed amount Sunday as he arrived to pick up a fare in the Warfield Townhouses community in Severn, county police said.Carl S. Davis, 42, told police he was called to the 8300 block of Flintlock Court about 10 p.m. for a fare. When he arrived, a man opened the rear passenger door, pointed a .22-caliber rifle at his head and demanded cash.Davis complied and the gunman asked if that was all the money. When Davis told him it was, the gunman fled.
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December 20, 1996
A Baltimore taxi driver was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday at a Brooklyn Park Pizza Hut, county police said.Allen Wheeler, 24, told police he had parked his cab in the side lot of the restaurant in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway about 11: 30 p.m. When he got out of the cab, a man approached him, pulled out a black handgun and demanded money. Wheeler complied, and the gunman ran toward Morgan Road, police said.Police logBrooklyn Park: Someone broke into an apartment in the 5000 block of Brookwood Road between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday and stole a $300 jacket, a $48 money order and keys.
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By Michael Sragow | September 14, 2007
Jodie Foster was attracted to The Brave One partly because it resembled Taxi Driver, the Martin Scorsese masterpiece in which, at age 13, she played a prostitute. She told Newsweek, "When I first read the script, honestly, it didn't remind me enough of Taxi Driver. That was one of my issues with it." Right there, Foster indicates what's gone wrong with her new movie. It's an attempt to re-create artificially the power of a movie that was intensely organic. Critics have interpreted Taxi Driver as a response to the violence of the Vietnam War era and a reaction to a New York City that seemed on the eve of self-destruction.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Two men have been arrested and charged in the shooting and robbery of an Annapolis taxi driver found dead in Crownsville earlier this month, prosecutors said. Michael Juvan Wallace, 23, of Fort Meade, and Trevor Allen Snead, 17, of Faulkner, face murder, assault, armed robbery and other charges in the March 12 killing of Benjamin Delano Kirby, Jr., according to the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney. Kirby, 41, was found with a gunshot wound in the head in a driveway near the intersection of Honeysuckle Lane and Generals Highway.
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By Richard Gorelick, Chris Waldmann and Melissa Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
About midway through the episode, it became so clear who this week's eliminated team was going to be that the show itself seemed to lose interest. Not that Team You Tube was that interesting anyway, on this season or  Joey and Meagan were pleasant enough, but for two people who have willingly spent so much of their waking life talking into a camera, the two Internet personalities never really excelled in their "Amazing Race" interviews. Ultimately, Team You Tube was tripped up by a banal mistake.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
An Annapolis woman was killed and two other drivers were hospitalized in a four-vehicle crash in Arnold on Thursday morning, according to Anne Arundel police. Patricia Ann Krzeminski, 77, was driving her 2002 Chrysler Sebring eastbound on College Parkway near Shore Acres Road, when she drifted across the center line, possibly due to a medical condition, police said. Krzeminski struck a 1994 Chevrolet Prism, which spun around clockwise. Krzeminski's Sebring then continued eastbound in the wrong lane and struck a 2001 Honda Odyssey taxi.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
A Pennsylvania man was charged with the armed carjacking of a taxi driver in Ocean City Saturday, police said. Police said Ian Edward Keim, 36, of Neville, Penn., got into a taxi at 49th Street in the beach destination at around 6:15 p.m. He then grabbed the taxi driver by the throat and threatened him with a knife, police said. The taxi driver, who was not identified, stopped the taxi at 91st Street and got out while Keim climbed into the driver's seat and drove away, police said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 20, 2013
One of the four Columbia teenagers charged in connection with the assault of a taxi driver in March was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in Howard County Circuit Court Tuesday, according to state's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Johnam Perez-Rivera, 16, of the 9400 block of Merry Rest Road, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault in front of Howard County Circuit Court Judge Louis A. Becker III, according to Kirwan.  Perez-Rivera is one of four teens, all of whom were students at Oakland Mills High School at the time of the incident, charged in the crime.  Khalid Khaheim Woods, 19, of the 9200 block of Wandering Way, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit assault on Aug. 8 and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 15. Woody Rousseau, 17, of the 6500 block of Pennacock Court, and Chellby Ofosusafori, 17, of the 6500 block of Woven Moonbeam Street, each face one count of second-degree attempted murder, two armed robbery counts, two robbery counts and four counts of assault in connection with the incident.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The incident was one of two robberies reported in the area within several hours of one another. The man flagged a patrol officer down about 11:15 p.m. to report the incident near the Toys R Us store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway, police said.
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September 29, 2004
An Annapolis man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl at his apartment several weeks ago was arrested and charged Monday with second-degree rape and a third-degree sex offense, Annapolis police said yesterday. An arrest warrant for Abdul Aziz Diagne, 44, of Thom Court was issued Monday after detectives investigated claims by the girl's mother that her daughter was having sex with an adult, according to Officer Hal Dalton, a police spokesman. Diagne, a taxi driver, became acquainted with the girl after giving her several rides to and from her grandmother's house late last month, Dalton said.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
Three teen-age girls who confessed to police that they planned on kidnapping and robbing a taxi driver near Annapolis Mall were arrested Tuesday after the plot failed when one of them could not find the hair spray she planned on using as a weapon.The three Dorchester County teen-agers, one 14 and the other two 15, were charged with attempted robbery, attempted kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap and battery. They were being held yesterday at the Waxters Children's Center, police said.The girls told investigators they had run away from home and planned to go to Florida.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | April 4, 2013
Earlier this year, I saw a powerful play set in Zimbabwe in the 1890s (when it was called Rhodesia) that brought back some disturbing memories of my visit there about 15 years ago. "The Convert," the first in a trilogy being written by Zimbabwean award-winning playwright Danai Gurira, ran from mid-February to March 10 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The play centered on Jekesai, a young girl from a rural village, who moved in with an aunt who worked for a Zimbabwean Catholic priest.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2012
Lois W. Uram, a retired Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. accountant, died Oct. 9 of complications from dementia at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 82. The daughter of a certified public accountant and a homemaker, Lois A. Weidemuller was born and raised in Bellevue, Pa., where she graduated in 1949 from Bellevue High School. She studied bookkeeping at night in Pittsburgh while working for the Federal Reserve Bank there. In 1955, she married John Uram, who taught in Baltimore County public schools, and the couple moved to Arbutus.
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