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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91. "We were colleagues on the medical staff at Provident Hospital and became friends. I met Dr. Kington and observed him in his office, where he worked late through the day seeing patients in a tough neighborhood and provided an excellent standard of care," said Dr. Keiffer Mitchell, an internist who has practiced in Baltimore for 43 years.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A 45-year-old Baltimore man was found dead inside a vehicle in Clifton Park Monday evening, and police said detectives are investigating the case as a homicide. The killing was the 12 t h homicide Baltimore Police are investigating in the first 11 days of August. Police said officers called to 2801 block of Saint Lo Drive, the address of the Lake Clifton High School campus, at about 5:07 p.m. The victim, George Darnell Myrick, was inside of a vehicle and appeared to be suffering from trauma to his head and body.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Baltimore's new curfew fell like an unseen curtain across the city Friday night, and on many blocks, children continued to play outside for the first few minutes, oblivious to the controversial law. But at Poe Homes in West Baltimore, two mothers sitting on their front porches said they were obeying the rules willingly and happily. "It gets dark at 8 o'clock," said Nicole Williams as her 8-year-old son, Isaiah Turner, ran around just before the new law fell into place. "What child has reason to be outside?"
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A man and woman were stabbed following an argument in a West Baltimore home Thursday, police said. The incident occured before 8:53 p.m. Thursday in the 4100 block of Chatham Road in the Dorchester neighborhood, police said. A 43-year-old suspect was taken into custody, and detectives are investigating, police said. The victims - a 73-year-old man and 31-year-old woman - were transported to an area hospital. The elderly man was in critical condition, while the woman was in serious, but stable, condition, police said.
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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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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
Prosecutors secured indictments against about two dozen suspected heroin dealers in the Mondawmin area of Baltimore and worked with police to carry out 11 searches last week and make 19 arrests, the state's attorney's office said. Among those taken into custody was Aaron Ausby, 22, who prosecutors say they suspect was the supplier to three drug dealing networks in West Baltimore. The three groups operated along a stretch of Reisterstown Road and often collaborated with one another, prosecutors say. Ausby was arrested at the end of July during a search where prosecutors recovered about 500 heroin capsules and nine grams of raw heroin, according to the state's attorney's office.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A man was shot and killed in West Baltimore, while another man was critically wounded in a shooting in East Baltimore early Tuesday morning, police said. A 46-year-old man was found with several gunshot wounds to his head and torso around 1 a.m. in the 500 block of N. Monroe St., on the border between the Midtown-Edmondson and Harlem Park neighborhoods. He was pronounced dead at a hospital about 20 minutes later. The victim has not yet been publicly identified. Police say he was walking in the block when he was shot but had no further information.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A 21-year-old Baltimore man — convicted less than five years ago of murder — has been charged in a double shooting last week that left 19-year-old Dominic Tales dead and another man critically injured, police said. Police said two officers were on patrol at 1 a.m. Thursday when they heard shots nearby and one of them saw Marquel Gaffney firing a handgun in the 900 block of N. Monroe St. in West Baltimore. In charging documents, police say the officer recognized Gaffney, of the 2100 block of Ashton St., from "numerous" prior contacts.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Robert W. Awalt Sr., who built homes in West Baltimore and Howard County, died of kidney failure July 26 at his Annapolis home. He was 91. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of George W. Awalt, a home builder, and E. Grace Freeland, an artist and homemaker. A 1940 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, he enrolled at Loyola College of Maryland, where he joined the Army Air Corps Reserve Officers Training Corps. During World War II, he flew a P-51 fighter plane in England, Italy, France and Germany as a member of the 336th fighter squadron.
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August 2, 2014
There is an area of West Baltimore that has been devoid of a grocery store for 15 years. Yes,15 years ( "City says largest supermarket to open in Howard Park after years of lobbying," July 28). The term for an area or community bereft of a food store is "food desert. " Food (and water) are inherently vital to our survival as human beings. Baltimore perceives itself as a major American city yet pockets of it have been without major food stores for 15 years? Shouldn't the politicians be ultimately accountable?
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