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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2011
Three people were struck in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the Turners Station neighborhood in eastern Baltimore County, police said. According to police, none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. They were being treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Baltimore County police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough said the incident began about 4:30 p.m. with a fight at the Fleming Center at the intersection of New Pittsburg Ave. and Main Street. The fight spilled over into the 500 block of Main Street, where a drive-by shooting occurred, McCullough said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Timothy Hall and Jalen Parrish were friends, Hall's mother said, recalling how the teen often came over for dinner, even slept at their Turners Station home. But the two 15-year-olds had a falling-out last year, said Daphne Tull, Hall's mother. Their feuding came to a head Monday night when police said Parrish stabbed Hall in the chest with a knife near his home in the 600 block of N. Avondale Road, according to charging documents. On Wednesday, Baltimore County police charged Parrish as an adult with first-degree murder.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday. Lacks' great-granddaughters, born about half a century after her death from cervical cancer in 1951, bounded on the stage of Union Baptist Church, adorned with colorful silk flowers, to welcome the crowd of about 60. "I'm proud that they took her cells, because it helped the whole world," 14-year-old Aiyana Rodgers said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
Ollie M.J. Ray, whose career teaching in city public schools spanned nearly four decades, died Tuesday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital. She was 82. "They say teachers are born, and Ollie had not only the native ability to be a teacher but also the desire," said Hayyte Jackson, who was a college friend and later a colleague in Baltimore public schools. "She had a great love for children and young people, and wanted to see them receive their appropriate secular and Christian education," said Mrs. Jackson, who retired in 1993 from Windsor Hills Elementary School, where she had been principal.
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March 25, 1993
Kudos to residents of the southeastern Baltimore Count community of Turners Station for their determined and heartening campaign to reopen their local public library. The facility was one of many victims of massive budget cuts announced last month by County Executive Roger Hayden.Soliciting donations of thousands of books, the residents plan to resume operations soon in the community-owned building that had formerly housed the county-run branch. Local volunteers will staff the library when it reopens four days a week, says Peggy Patterson, president of Turners Station Concerned Citizens.
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By Traci A. Johnson | July 31, 1991
Tamitcha Evans liked the idea of winning the Baltimore County girls' softball championship.But victory was bittersweet yesterday for Tamitcha and her Turners Station teammates as they received their trophies on the Bedford Elementary School athletic field in Sudbrook Park without playing the Catonsville Comets -- their final opponent in what has turned out to be a gameless tournament.Three all-girl teams refused to play Tamitcha's club in the tournament because the Turners Station roster includes four boys.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2004
Margaret R. Adams, a lifelong Turners Station resident whose recollections of life in the eastern Baltimore County African-American community became part of a published oral history, died at her home there Sunday of a heart attack. She was 85. She was born Margaret Ruth Adams. Her father, Irvin C. Adams, and her mother, Emma M.S. Adams, had moved from Dillwin, Va., in 1909, after he took a job at the nearby Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant in Sparrows Point. In the published oral history, recorded by Louis S. Diggs, a Baltimore County historian, Ms. Adams recalled her early years growing up there with three brothers in what was called the Meadow.
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By Dan Rodricks and Dan Rodricks,dan.Rodricks@baltsun.com | February 17, 2009
Attention must be paid: A kid from Turners Station had a hand (and his Yamaha YBL-613H) in a Grammy last week. Thanks to Dwight Weems, the longtime and still-frisky front man for one of Baltimore's most popular party bands, Gazze, for pointing out the name of Douglas Purviance (Purr-vy-ance) in the music awards - specifically, in Category No. 49, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. The award went to Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; Purviance plays bass trombone (the Yamaha YBL-613H, in fact) with the band, and he's the orchestra's business manager.
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By Brent Jones | May 20, 2009
Baltimore County police identified Monday a man shot to death Sunday in the 600 block of Peach Orchard Lane in the Turners Station neighborhood. Sylvester Eric Brown, 22, of the 4100 block of Coleman Ave. in Baltimore was shot in the upper body about 3 a.m. and pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to police. A woman walking with Brown was also shot. Police said Theresa Bunk, 21, of the 400 block of Avondale Road in Dundalk was shot several times and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | March 23, 1993
Turners Station doesn't need Baltimore County to have a library.In fact, with book donations from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, and others, the neighborhood may end up with more books and a bigger, better library.The old mini-library closed last month during County Executive Roger B. Hayden's fiscal slash-and-burn operation. Since then, the Turners Station community has launched its own campaign to reopen the library on a volunteer basis.Residents of the small, isolated black community south of Dundalk begged the county to let them keep their 3,600 books and operate the library with volunteers, said Peggy Patterson, president of Turners Station Concerned Citizens.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Michele F. Green, a homemaker who was known for her floral arrangements and family gatherings, died Monday of heart failure at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 55. The daughter of Robert West and Shirley Jackson, Michele Faye Featherstone was born and raised in Baltimore. Raised by her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Faybelle Featherstone, Ms. Green took their name. She attended city public schools and worked for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade for a year. She later worked for a Cockeysville florist until 1990.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Janet M. Hamlett, a retired National Security Agency analyst and active church member, died Tuesday of cancer at Northwest Hospital. She was 63. The daughter of Olion Craig, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, and Allie Mae Craig, a homemaker, the former Janet Maria Craig was born in Baltimore and raised in Turners Station. After graduating from Dundalk High School in 1968, Ms. Hamlett went to work as an NSA intelligence analyst at Fort Meade, where she also worked as a cryptologist.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A man was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Turner Station, Baltimore County police said. Police were called at 11:45 p.m. to the 100 block of Kweisi Mfume Ct. where they found a man in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but police did not know his current condition Wednesday. Police said the suspect fled the scene. The department's violent crimes unit is investigating. Anyone with information on the shooting may call police at 410-307-2020.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A Turner Station woman on her porch Monday was approached by an armed man who forced her inside to perform a sex act, Baltimore County police said. Police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton said the suspect showed a gun to the victim before forcing her inside her own home in 100 block of Oak St. around 10:30 p.m. Batton said he also took property from the victim, after the assault occurred She said detectives have not connected the incident to any other sexual assaults. She said the suspect is between 5'7" to 5'9".
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October 28, 2013
We read with interest Rebbecca Ruggles' commentary on Fells Point residents' concern regarding the presence of chromium 6 contamination near the site of the proposed Harbor Point project ( "The toll of development," Oct. 25). Residents are rightly concerned because chromium 6 is a highly carcinogenic metal. However, there is another Baltimore-area community where residents are also concerned about chromium 6 as a result of waste from Allied Chemical having been deposited in their midst.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Daphne Alston understands why so many people are outraged by the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen shot by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. She just doesn't get why nobody seems to care about the deaths of many other unarmed young men - especially those in similar situations closer to home, such as Christopher Brown, 17, who died in an altercation with a Baltimore County police officer. "We took buses, trains and helicopters to get down to Florida, because there was another nationality that was against us," Alston said Sunday, referring to the Martin case.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 1, 2004
County police have identified the man who died Saturday night after he was shot while walking in his Turners Station neighborhood. George Linwood King, 72, of the 600 block of S. Avondale Road, was found lying on the ground with wounds in the lower torso about 8:15 p.m. and died soon after at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. King was found by police responding to a report of gunshots at Avondale and Carver roads. Paul O. Beasley, 52, a housekeeping supervisor at Dundalk Community College, said he often talked to King, a retired widower, when they met in the area.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | May 23, 1992
The people in the small, isolated southeastern Baltimore County village of Turners Station don't know the ins and outs of a $1.1 billion county budget that's controlled from faraway Towson.But they know what it means when their recreation center worker is promoted to a new location and not replaced, and when their community building, a former school house called the Fleming Center, isn't being cleaned or maintained properly.They also know how to call a meeting and complain. In fact, they've called two, and they're still complaining.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Jesse Tyson Sr., a retired mason who was known for his grilling skills, died April 27 of kidney failure at his Edgemere home. He was 70. The son of a mason and a homemaker, he was born in Clarksville, Va., and was raised in Edgemere. He was a graduate of Baltimore County public schools. Before retiring in 2006, Mr. Tyson worked locally for more than 30 years as a mason, and was "exceptionally proud" of his designs and craftsmanship in building fireplaces, family members said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85. Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She earned a bachelor's degree from what is now James Madison University, where she was editor of the college newspaper. As a young woman, she moved to eastern Baltimore County and taught at Middle River Junior High School.
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