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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A rusted old Chevy Impala fell victim. As did a new red Cadillac. And a block over, Thomas Saunders' gold Grand Caravan also was hit. On Monday morning, residents in one corner of West Baltimore woke up to find that someone had shot out their car windows. In the chilly air, a group of police officers looked over the damage and took reports. Neighbors, on their porches and in the street, looked on. "This used to be a really nice street," Saunders, 57, said. In all, police counted at least eight damaged cars in the 2200 blocks of N. Dukeland St. and N. Koko Lane.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Two men suffering from gunshot wounds were admitted to local hospitals Saturday. Both are expected to survive their injuries and Baltimore police are investigating. About 11 p.m., a 37-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The man told police that he was shot in the 600 block of N. Dukeland St. in the Mosher section of West Baltimore. Police did not provide information about motives or suspects in that case. About 3 p.m., a 21-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim told police that he was walking in the 3000 block of N. Hilton St. in the Forest Park section of Northwest Baltimore when a man tried to rob him. The victim said he was shot as he fled.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
A man was fatally shot in West Baltimore and a woman shot and injured near the McCulloh Homes public housing community overnight, police said. Then, another man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head in the southwest part of the city Thursday night, police said. In the fatal shooting, the victim was found shot in the head in the 2900 block of Arunah Avenue around 2:15 a.m. Thursday, and was pronounced dead by medics about 10 minutes later. The man has not yet been publicly identified and police did not release more details about the circumstances or a possible suspect or motive.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | September 11, 2014
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted Thursday to sell the vacant and deteriorated former Hebrew Orphan Asylum in West Baltimore to the Coppin Heights Community Development Corp. for redevelopment as a community health center, according to a university spokesman. The land is currently owned by Coppin State University, which acquired it as part of a 7.3-acre, $680,000 purchase from the Lutheran Home and Hospital Foundation Inc. in 2003. The chancellor recommended that the board allow Coppin State University to move forward with sale of the property.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
The state has awarded more than $2 million in grants to improve bike paths across Maryland, including more than $80,000 to better connect West Baltimore with downtown. The new funding for the state's Bikeways Program was announced Friday by the Maryland Department of Transportation, which administers the program aimed at encouraging biking to work, school and other activities. "Establishing a modern transportation system is more than building roadways, runways and railways," Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Helena E. Sawyer Roberts Wright, a retired city elementary school teacher and principal who was an active member of Heritage United Church of Christ, died Aug. 18 at her Lochearn home of complications from heart disease. She was 93. "She was a pillar of Baltimore education and society," said Latrell A. Clark, an educator who had attended Hilton Elementary School from 1977 to 1983 when Mrs. Wright was its principal. "She made learning fun and made you want to come to school. " The daughter of John Sawyer and Clara Doyle Sawyer, who owned and operated a boarding house, the former Helena Elizabeth Sawyer was born in Norfolk, Va., and moved in 1929 to Lexington Street in West Baltimore.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Blood smeared the white door and concrete slab outside a rowhouse where a teenager was gunned down early Thursday, the second 17-year-old killed in Baltimore in as many days. The killings of Keith Powell in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday and Adrian Gilliard in West Baltimore on Tuesday night pushed the number of youths killed this year to a dozen. The total has surpassed the count from all of last year, when 10 juveniles were killed. Baltimore police and city leaders have spent the last several months developing laws and programs — including a more restrictive curfew — aimed at protecting African-American youths from violence.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Verna Mae Peacock Cann, a retired social worker and church musician, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at Sinai Hospital. The Parkton resident was 81. Born Verna Mae Peacock in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of James Otis Peacock and Christine Smith Peacock. She attended Durham public schools and the Mary Potter Academy, a boarding school, before she moved to Baltimore at age 16. She completed adult evening school at City College. She also had an associate of arts degree from Baltimore City Community College.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating whether officers used excessive force in the arrest of a pair of West Baltimore brothers Sunday, the department said. Officers say that one man punched an officer as the two resisted arrest, while witnesses alleged that officers used unnecessary force in detaining the men following a dirt bike crash in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Charles Peters had just crashed his dirt bike into a tree on Laurens Street at about 1 p.m. when police arrived.
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