Two loose llamas were lassoed after running amok in Sun City, Ariz., today, captivating Twitter and other social media platforms. But we’re no strangers to animals-on-the-run in Baltimore. In June 2014, a steer escaped from a Baltimore butcher, ran down North Ave. and was shot and killed by city police. In the pre-Twitter era, nine bison escaped from a Stevenson farm before being captured on a tennis court in Pikesville.
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Peyton Goretsas, 3, made a new friend over the weekend — a 14-foot snowman that his family constructed at their Manchester home. Thanks to Kelsey Franklin for sharing these pictures.
On Feb. 16, 1955, a fire ravaged the Tru-Fit Clothing Company at 507-509 E. Baltimore St. Joseph Hanley Jr., Rudolph Machovec, Francis O’Brien, Richard Melzer, William Barnes and Anthony Reinsfelder died in the fire. On the 60th anniversary of the fire, Baltimore Sun reporter Joe Burris wrote about the impact the disaster has had on the families through the years. Take a look through Sun archived images from the fire and its aftermath.
People gather at St. Mark’s square in Venice, Italy for the 2015 Venice Carnival.
International heads of state, dignitaries and more than 300 Auschwitz survivors will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945 on January 27. Auschwitz was among the most notorious of the concentration camps run by the Nazis to enslave and kill millions of Jews, political opponents, prisoners of war, homosexuals and Roma.