From the archives: Baltimore's weirdest news stories
Murder committed only hours before, coroners believe.
August 19, 2002
As T-shirt vendors hawked their wares and the curious made a detour from their Sunday morning coffee run, a small boat bobbed in Maryland's most famous pond, spraying the first batch of chemicals that scientists hope will kill the voracious northern snakehead.
August 3, 2008
An international manhunt for a New England man accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter a week ago came to an end yesterday afternoon when FBI agents arrested the fugitive and rescued the girl in Mount Vernon, officials said.
October 22, 1978
The Armistead is a hotel just off The Block where winos, prostitutes and poor old people without homes can get a cheap bed and a roof over their heads.
October 8, 1996
Richard Belzer and Clark Johnson aren't real Baltimore cops, they just play them on TV.But the two cast members of "Homicide: Life on the Street" got a taste of real street life yesterday when a man suspected of shoplifting at a North Avenue pharmacy crashed the set during a rehearsal of an arrest scene and surrendered to them.
August 15, 1970
Julius Salsbury, a major gambling figure on The Block, jumped bail and apparently fled the state yesterday only hours before a federal judge struck down his appeal and ordered him to start a 15-year prison term.
May 15, 2010
Someone of the canine persuasion has been leaving his business all over the Scarlett Place condominiums near the Inner Harbor. And the condo board says the only way to find the culprit: mandated DNA tests for every dog in the building.
December 17, 1982
Dental history of sorts was made in Baltimore yesterday when movie star Edith Massey lost her last remaining tooth.
June 11, 1951
With only a thin crust of concrete separating their home from collapse into a great underground pit, 20 persons yesterday abandoned their houses in the 600 block East Clement Street.
May 30, 1974
"Deep Throat" was showing in two Baltimore locations yesterday morning -- at a North Avenue movie theater and in the courtroom of Judge James W. Murphy.
May 23, 2002
Oroiles manager Mike Hargrove did not put left fielder Marty Cordova in the lineup yesterday because Cordova has been advised to stay out of the sun after burning his face in a tanning bed Monday.
July 29, 2006
Most of the time, police aren't surprised when they find a ballpoint pen crammed with cocaine, or illicit pills stashed in a secret compartment of a running shoe. But when a bag full of smiley-faced gumballs hollowed out and stuffed like mushrooms with marijuana were confiscated early this year at a Howard County high school and last week in Northern Virginia, it took authorities by surprise.
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