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April 30, 2010
During this final week of April 2010, The Baltimore Sun has run several articles that I hope presage a brighter future for West Baltimore. For decades, I have traveled through this part of the city. I was born in New York City, and I've basically lived in Baltimore City since I arrived in the area in 1991. I see links between these cities, patches of Olmstead landscapes, for one, and I think New Yorkers with their eyes open would easily see vast potential in this part of town, and the very real problems too. Still, this wouldn't run off true city folk, and Baltimore's own history shows promise comes with access and jobs.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
A spate of violence in the city continued with a daylight shooting that left three people dead inside a West Baltimore apartment, as members of the City Council on Tuesday pressed police commanders to address a rise in killings and robberies. The Fulton Avenue shootings took the life of two women and a man, the latest in an explosion of violence in West Baltimore, which has already seen 15 murders this year, half of its total for all of 2012. Ten of those killings have occurred in just a 12-block stretch southwest of Druid Hill Park and near Mondawmin Mall.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2013
Seven people - including a 15-year-old boy who was killed - were shot in West Baltimore on Saturday night, and police believe it stemmed from a conflict over an illegal dice game. The 15-year-old victim was not identified late Saturday, and police said they did not yet know whether he was the intended target. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said this year authorities have seen a rise in "cluster" shootings in which multiple victims are struck by gunfire, and they are investigating whether there is a cause for the rise in cluster shootings.
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January 29, 2010
A man found stabbed inside a vehicle parked on a West Baltimore street Thursday night died at an area hospital, police said. Officers responding to an incident in the 800 block of W. Fayette St. between South Fremont Avenue and Poppleton Street about 5:15 p.m. found the victim inside a van. The man, whose identity was being withheld pending notification of family members, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died a short time later, authorities...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Police conducting a search warrant in West Baltimore got a surprise when they encountered three alligators, a pit bull and a turtle.  On Nov. 21 police raided a second-floor apartment in the 1900 block of McCulloh St., in the Druid Heights neighborhood, where they found smoking devices, razors, and baggies with drug residue, and ammunition, police wrote in a court documents. Also in the hallway: two alligators and a turtle. A pit bull was in the kitchen, and another alligator was found in the rear second-floor bedroom.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A group of youths attacked a school bus driver and briefly took the vehicle for a joyride Thursday afternoon in West Baltimore, police confirmed. Three teenagers were taken into custody, and the driver suffered minor injuries, police said. At about 2:35 p.m., police said the bus was parked in the 700 block of W. Lexington St. when a group of youths got onto the bus and assaulted the driver. The driver was the only person on the bus at the time, police said. The driver got off the bus, and the youths drove the bus around the block, returning to the 700 block of W. Lexington St., police said.
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