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  • Willie Alexander Harry, barber

    Willie Alexander Harry, barber
    Willie Alexander Harry, a well-known Baltimore barber whose York Road shop catered to figures from the world of sports and entertainment, died July 5 of complications from leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Northeast Baltimore...
  • Msgr. Richard E. Parks, pastor of Dundalk congregation

    Msgr. Richard E. Parks, pastor of Dundalk congregation
    Monsignor Richard E. Parks, pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Graceland Park for 25 years who was also a city Fire Department chaplain, died of cancer Feb. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 80. Monsignor Parks was remembered by...
  • City police officer suspended after he talks about nightmares

    A Baltimore police officer who said in an interview that he had received no counseling after he shot and killed two people nine months apart in 2006 and 2007 has been suspended from the force, and stripped of his gun and badge. Police spokesman Anthony...
  • Arundel council's indecision highlights differences in candidates

    Arundel council's indecision highlights differences in candidates
    When the Anne Arundel County Council began the process of selecting a candidate to fill a vacancy on the panel last month, they whittled the list of 10 applicants down to two. And then they got stuck. The council has been deadlocked in a 3-3 tie...
  • Rodricks is right: New programs are needed to spice up local TV

    It isn't often that I find myself agreeing with columnist Dan Rodricks, but his idea of more really local TV and less redundant reporting is one I've had myself ("Let's put more 'local' in local TV," March 11). Why not add even more topics to his list?...
  • Police investigate nine shootings in city since Friday

    A man who was shot in the chest Monday night was the ninth person shot in Baltimore since Friday afternoon, according to police. Two of the victims died. The latest incident occurred Monday about 8:30 p.m. on Imla Street in the city's Southeastern...
  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Monday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... City police investigate eight shootings since Friday: A 29-year-old man who was shot in the leg early Monday in Pigtown was the eighth person shot in Baltimore since Friday afternoon, according to police. Two of the victims died....
  • 2 shot Monday in city; one killed

    Two people were shot Monday, one of them fatally, according to Baltimore Police. A 37-year-old man was the latest victim; he was sitting in a stopped vehicle on the 6400 block of E. Pratt St. around 8:30 p.m. when a minivan pulled up and he was shot...
  • Police sergeant who killed man sues department

    Police sergeant who killed man sues department
    The gun battle raged in three different spots near the old Murphy Homes high-rise in West Baltimore, ending on a cold February day with the death of a 20-year-old man in a hail of gunfire from four city police officers. Four years later, one of the...
  • James Thomas Lee Stubbs, laundry manager

    James Thomas Lee Stubbs, a retired hospital laundry manager and World War II veteran, died Sunday of complications from dementia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Perry Hall resident was 95. The son of a factory worker and Montgomery Ward cafeteria...
  • Gregory W. Gildark

    Gregory W. Gildark
    Gregory William Gildark, a retired police officer and heavy equipment operator, died of an aortic rupture April 23 at his Mount Jackson, Va., home. The former Severn resident was 64. Born in Baltimore and raised on West Cross Street in Pigtown, he...
  • Backstory: Bettye Mills, flamboyant and kind club owner

    Long before ecdysiast Blaze Starr became the reigning Queen of The Block, there was the legendary Bettye Mills, who arose from humble Pigtown origins to become one of the tenderloin district's more memorable characters and nightclub owners — which...