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Baltimore police investigating Oldtown homicide

A male is dead after being shot Sunday morning in the Oldtown section of Baltimore, the city police department said Sunday afternoon.

Police did not identify the male or provide his age.

Police responded around 10 a.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of Orleans Street, where they found the victim. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died, police said.

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Girl, 9, shot Sunday afternoon in Waverly

A 9-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet Sunday afternoon while playing with other children on porch steps in the Waverly neighborhood of North Baltimore, police said. The shooting occurred one block from where 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was fatally shot in 2014.

Gunfire erupted around 1 p.m. in the 3500 block of Old York Road.

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Man arrested in armed robbery after leaving gun at Parkville restaurant

Baltimore County police arrested a man they say assaulted the owner of a restaurant and left his weapon behind amid an armed robbery Saturday in the Parkville establishment's parking lot.

Police said the 83-year-old owner of Pappas Seafood Restaurant in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue was in his vehicle before noon Saturday when a suspect struck him with a handgun, grabbed a bag of money and ran.

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Prosecutors say reckless endangerment charges in Freddie Gray case go beyond lack of seat belt

Baltimore prosecutors argued in a motion this week that a series of actions by police officers contributed to Freddie Gray suffering a spinal cord injury in the back of a transport van.

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Work begins to divvy up money in $190 million Nikita Levy settlement

A year after a judge approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and patients of a gynecologist who might have secretly photographed or filmed them during exams, the work is now beginning to determine how the money will be divided among thousands of women.

Letters were mailed last month to more than 9,500 former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy.

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71-year-old man killed in Friday's shooting at Reisterstown Road shopping center

A 71-year-old man was killed in Friday afternoon's shooting at a Reisterstown Road shopping center, city police said Saturday.

Police identified the victim as James Gaylord of the 400 block of Winston Avenue.

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