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Baltimore City Power Rankings

June 18, 2014
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      Baltimore City Power Rankings   1. Loose Steer The steer that busted out of a West Baltimore slaughterhouse last week and sauntered down the median of North Avenue for two miles before the Baltimore Police Department shot and killed it got more media attention than most cattle will ever know. And...
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Pig’s Out

May 19, 2014
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The relatively new barbecue joint, Oliver Specks in Harbor East announced its immediate closure today. “It is with a very heavy heart that we say this. As of today, Oliver Speck’s Eats and Drinks has permanently closed,” said a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “We would like to thank each and every one...
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Free Comic Book Day In Baltimore

May 1, 2014
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There are a few high holidays on the comic book nerd calendar. Free Comic Book Day, which takes place this Saturday, May 3, is one of the highest. Each year, the comic book stores of America dole out a myriad of free floppys to both entice the newbies and prepare vet readers for the...
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Hatching A Protest In Front Of The Sun Building

April 1, 2014
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A chicken on a toilet and someone dressed as Gov. Martin O’Malley staged a protest in front of The Sun building at noon today. An “invoice” was handed out which accused so-called “Big Chicken” companies like Perdue of providing 1.5 billion pounds of manure every year and billing taxpayers $501 million to clean up...
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The Besty Sex Tape (NSFW)

November 15, 2013
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Just after our annual Best of Baltimore party, our mascot Besty™ was Besty™-napped. Though we pleaded with the Besty™-nappers to return our old pal and they responded with a few photos here and there, then silence. We thought the nightmare was over when Besty™ was unceremoniously dumped on our front steps. But we were...
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World’s Best Political Fights

October 1, 2013
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Judging by the rest of the worlds’ governments, our politicos are pussies. Here’s 10 videos of international politicians beating the crap out of each other, pulling guns, and generally being mean to their fellow humans. Enjoy.
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Teenager killed in Saturday night shooting was a local rapper

August 26, 2013
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On Saturday night, an illegal dice game on the 1500 block of W. Fayette Street reportedly went bad, leaving 6 people shot, including 15-year-old Deshaun Jones, the only victim who died of his wounds. According to multiple sources on Twitter and YouTube, Jones was a local rapper who went by the name Lor D’Shaun....
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Summer of the Gun: Violent Weekend

August 19, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: Violent Weekend

After a lull in shootings in recent days, 13 people in Baltimore city were shot from Friday night to early Monday morning, including a seven-year-old boy. Two men were shot a few feet over the Baltimore City line on Edmonson Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning at about 3 a.m. Initially a...
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Summer of the Gun: 3900 S. Hanover St.

August 12, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 3900 S. Hanover St.

Police were called to the 3900 block of S. Hanover Street after a reported gunfight in the street. One man was shot in the neck. His condition was unknown. Residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood were not used to this kind of violence. At a crime scene in the 3900 block of S. Hanover Street,...
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Summer of the Gun: The Activists

August 6, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: The Activists

Fed up with the high rate of summer gun violence, neighborhood activist and founder of COR Fitness Munir Bahar organized the first 300 Man March on July 3 where he estimates 700 men walked the entire 10-mile length of North Avenue. On August 2, almost a month later, this second walk was organized through...
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Summer of the Gun: 1000 block of Patterson Park Ave.

August 1, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 1000 block of Patterson Park Ave.

On June 25, a man ran down Patterson Park Avenue calling for help after being shot. In many cases, there is not a “crime scene.” It’s just where the person fell. Police are often spend hours looking for the actual scene of the shooting. This is one of those cases. Police scour the area...
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Summer of the Gun: 1400 block of Ashland Avenue

July 30, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 1400 block of Ashland Avenue

There were four shootings over the July 27-28 weekend, including that of an 18-year-old who was shot in the face on Russell Street under the 295 overpass. On Ashland Avenue, which is just blocks from the huge expansion of Johns Hopkins Hospital, police found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest on...
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