Thursday, July 2, 2009

5-Year-Old Shot

on S. Pulaski St. in in West Baltimore, Fenton says she was shot twice in the head.
UPDATE: Fenton says the girl's name is Raven and she is on life support


Three shootings in six hours last night

Guilty plea from second suspect in the Timonium Light Rail kidnapping case

Hermann rides with animal control to visit a(n alleged) drug dealer and dog owner in need of leashes, manzierre

Hopkins Bayview agrees to $2.75 million settlement, denies stealing from government

Another church smote!? Bethel AME is the third church burned down by a lightning strike in three years! There was the Baptist church of the Holy Bentley in July of '07, the Methodist church in Hampden last August. There was also a Baptist church struck by lightning, but not burned down, in May.
Tricia Bishop's story of the Gilbert & Dinkins verdict.

Chasing "johns"

A night on the "john" watch beat in Pigtown.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


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Steven Frank Wilson, reportedly out celebrating his 24th birthday, was shot to death in the 1600 block of E. Eager St

Guilty Plea for Murder of 3-Year-Old Jabari Stocks

From the SAO:
Phillip Queen, 29, of the 100 block of Conley Drive pled guilty today to second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. The State had called its first two witnesses yesterday and today when Judge Charles G. Bernstein accepted the guilty plea. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Queen pled guilty to the following statement of facts: On June 8, 2007 Queen caused the death of Jabari Stocks, 3, while babysitting him at he and his girlfriend’s house in the 900 block of Patapsco Avenue. The mother was working that night. Queen called the mother at work that night advising her that her that Jabari was not breathing and was unresponsive. Queen said that Jabari had choked. The mother left work and rushed home to take Jabari to Harbor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy was performed and the cause of death was ruled homicide by trauma to the brain with force. Testimony would have shown that Queen took a disliking to Stokes, calling him spoiled and that eventually, June 8, 2007, he hit Jabari in a way in which his head was slammed into an object, severing neurons in his brain.

Judge Bernstein did not schedule a sentencing date pending a pre-sentence investigation of Queen’s history. Felony Family Violence Division Chief Julie Drake and Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly Burrell prosecuted this case.

City gas theft, Calvert Hall student gets lost

A city employee stole gas with a city gas car unhindered for over a year, reselling it to a car theft ring for a nifty profit. Meanwhile, city police taught a Calvert Hall student who got lost en route to church a harsh lesson.

Monday, June 29, 2009


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An unidentified man in Forest Park, 3400 block of Fairview Ave.

Also, Fenton reports that one of yesterday's shooting victims was a 15-year-old boy, shot in the torso but expected to survive.

The man found dead on a burning couch on St. Paul Street was ID'd as Edward M. Davis, 39.

This morning's Hampden barricade situation involved a machete

In Woodlawn, 32-year-old Frank Sterling Brice was beaten to death on the lawn of his home

The city is fighting Wells Fargo's motion to dismiss its "reverse redlining" suit

This just in: "payday loan companies are really slimy"
Supreme Court: you can't scrap a test just because not enough minority candidates pass. Like, duh.

Two shootings & barricade situation

Baltimore PoliceDept SHOOTING: Reported @ 3200 DENISON. Police investigating - avoid area · 9 hours ago
Baltimore PoliceDept SHOOTING: Reported @ 501 McELDERRY, Police investigating - avoid area · 9 hours ago
Baltimore PoliceDept UPDATE BARRICADED PERSON: @ 3600 PAINE ST. Suspect in police custody, situation ended without injury.
9 hours ago · via Twitter