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Jaco, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever owned by Ryan and Cristen Melhorn of New Windsor, splashes into the water to retrieve a tennis ball at the Westminster Municipal Pool during the annual Pooch Pool Party on Wednesday, September 4. (Brian Krista)
The midshipmen march onto the field before the game. The Navy Midshipmen played the visiting Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA Football Saturday afternoon. (Paul W. Gillespie)
Amber Watters, a marketing associate at the school, is embraced by the Carroll Lynx mascot prior to the mens soccer match at Carroll Community College on Tuesday, August 27. The game against Hagerstown was the first official athletics contest in the history of the school. (Brian Krista)
Fairgoers enjoy one of the rides on the main midway at the 138th Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds. (Kim Hairston)
Sue and Ramesh Batchu react to the destruction of the Indian grocery store they opened three years ago at the Lakeside Office shopping center. Firefighters would not permit them into the store due to the structural damage. The devastation from the explosion on Sunday, caused by a gas leak, has closed the center. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Reed Archer, 3, Catonsville, is excited by recently hatched chicks at the Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds. (Kim Hairston)
Baltimore, Md..--8/22/19-- Two young Orioles fans sharing a rain poncho run for covers from the lower deck after the Orioles Royals game was delayed by a thunder storm at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Kenneth K. Lam)
McDaniel College freshman Lyla Martin of Phoenix, Md. sorts photos in her room in Whiteford Hall on move-in day for freshmen at McDaniel College in Westminster Thursday, August 22, 2019. (Dylan Slagle)
Baltimore actor and director Andre De Shields brought his Tony Award to City Hall. De Shields was given a “Key to the City”, from Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young during a ceremony at City Hall. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)
Forest Hill, Md.--August 19, 2019-- The Holmes brothers of Aberdeen, from left, Canon, 8, Kaleb, 12 and Mason, 10, jump off a rock into Deer Creek to cool off from the over 90 degree hot weather at Rocks State Park. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Forest Hill, Md.--August 19, 2019-- “Skampie” the dog from Rising Sun, Md., looks for a spot to slide off the inflatable tube into Deer Creek to cools off from the over 90 degree heat leaving Sally Warner alone on the tube at Rocks State Park. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Lina Smith, 10, left, and her mother, Kenesha Smith of Owings Mills, a Bank of America employee, joined several hundred Bank of America volunteers who came with their families to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to pack 1,000 backpacks with school supplies for Baltimore City school students. The backpacks will be delivered to Armistead Gardens and Sandton-Winchester Achievement Academy on Monday. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Kayakers paddle on the Loch Raven Reservoir from the Loch Raven Fishing Center on Friday afternoon. (Kim Hairston)
Traveling trash men Michael Rivieccio, Anthony Gusmano and Nicholas DeAngelis clean up a vacant lot along Monroe Street during a cleanup with a group of volunteers in West Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson)
An Uncle of Taylor Hayes speak outside the courthouse after Keon Gray was found guilty of second degree murder. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Albert Sweets, with iSTEMS, solves a problem with Jalen Watson, 12 (L), and Kyasia Tunstall, 11 (R). Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) reopened the Harlem Park Recreation Center in West Baltimore on Tuesday, August 13. ()
Melissa Johnson sings at the funeral of Malachi Lawson, 4, her nephew, at Mount Zion Apostolic Faith Church. He was found dead in a Baltimore dumpster on August 3. His mother and her wife have been charged in his death. (Kim Hairston)
Robert “Dr. Bob” Hieronimus flashes the peace sign in front of the replica “Light” the Woodstock bus he designed, during the sendoff party at AVAM, before he takes the bus to Bethel, NY for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Woodstock concert. (Amy Davis)
Ravens linebacker Patrick “Peanut” Onwuasor, autographed several items for young fans that came out to cheer on the team. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore Recreation and Parks staff lead a kayak tour of the Inner Harbor this morning. Left to right: Kirsten Perry and Kelsey Hincke (Rec and Parks staff members), Deborah Stuiber of Towson and Jean White of Lutherville. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Ravens WR #83 Willie Snead IV celebrates with teammate #79 Ronnie Stanley. The Jacksonville Jaguars played against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, August 8 in both team’s first preseason game of 2019. ()
Baltimore police and ATF officers are on the scene of a shooting of a police officer on Summerfield Ave in Northeast Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson)
BGE crews examine the damage after cutting the power to a live wire fire in the 5300 block of Bartholow Road in Sykesville on Wednesday, August 7. (Brian Krista)
A downed tree from yesterday’s storm is seen in Patterson Park as dark clouds roll in before Wednesday afternoon’s storm. (Jerry Jackson)
James Osborne from Baltimore Waterfront Partnership clears debris left after Tuesday’s flash flood from around a storm drain along Caroline Street. (Jerry Jackson)
Jil Jackson, Malachi’s former foster mother, received many hugs at the vigil. A vigil was held for 4-year-old Malachi Lawson on Tuesday, August 6. (Ulysses Muoz / Baltimore Sun)
Bob PomponioÕs rental on 420 Eden has 6 ft deep water in basement on August 6, 2019. (Jerry Jackson)
Ganesha Martin, director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, left, hugs Lisa Jones, the director for the Woodbourne McCabe Safe Streets site in the 5300 block of York Road, as the 12th Safe Streets site officially opens Sunday afternoon. (Amy Davis)
Ravens running back Gus Edwards, signed autographs for young fans as he leaves the field on Friday after practice at the Under Armour Performance Center. Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)
A tree that had grown inside an abandoned row home still holds onto some bricks after the vacant was torn down in West Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson)
Michael Holbert, 10, of Westminster handles monarch butterflies in a monarch demonstration tent presented by the GOES 4-H Club at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair in Westminster Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Dylan Slagle)
Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, holds a press conference in West Baltimore regarding federal Opportunity Zones. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Emma Sellers, 6, prepares to walk a red holstein calf during the Dairy Cattle Show at the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair in Westminster Monday, July 29, 2019. (Dylan Slagle)
Baltimore singer Ross films a video for his song “No More Pain” at the Inner Harbor this afternoon. Members of the public were invited to participate. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Christian Brown, 25, of Baltimore, practices his skateboarding skills at Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Bentley McNally, 4, of Frederick twists his way down a slide at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival on Tuesday, July 23. (Brian Krista / Carroll County Times)
Brooks Turner, 2, of Mount Airy indulges in a soft serve ice cream at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival on Tuesday, July 23. (Brian Krista / Carroll County Times)
A few fair goers enjoy a ride on the ferris wheel under cloudy skies at the Harford County Farm Fair Tuesday evening. (Matt Button / The Aegis / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Actresses from right, Shalom Imo-Osage, Dominique Thurman, Llogan Peters and Randall Mckinney sings Carmen Blue during a practice rehearsal at the Baltimore School for the Arts. (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun / Baltimore Sun)
A downed tree blocks Deer Park Road at the intersection of Gracie Drive in Finksburg after a powerful storm blew through the area Monday, JUly 22, 2019. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)
Flash Mob dancing at Artscape in Baltimore, MD. This activity was organized by Dance Baltimore. (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
An astronaut hangs above Charles Street and Mount Royal as the city prepares for Artscape. Sydmonauts by Amigo & Amigo of Sydney, Australia, features nine astronauts scattered throughout the festival site in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
A construction worker is seen in silhouette while working on a new high rise building in Harbor East at 900 Fleet Street Wednesday morning. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Two women embrace in an alley behind the Man Alive drug treatment center on Maryland Avenue shortly after a shooting. Baltimore police say an officer and at least one other person, the suspect, were shot at the center. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Carter Hopkins, 6, practices his moves facing a mirror, with encouragement from Michael Robinson, co-owner with his wife Germaine Robinson of the Uppercut Boxing Gym. Hopkins is enrolled in a summer camp program at the gym, which relocated to 4408 Park Heights Avenue from Wabash Avenue last August. (all children in camp have permission from parents to be photographed.) (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Callan Reid Landers, 3, of Medfield, right, shows off his cherry-red tongue to his brother, Teagan Steele Landers, 4 1/2, left, as they polish off snowballs on a hot and muggy afternoon on 36th Street in Hampden. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)