Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

January 03, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, with occasional flurries before 1 p.m., and a high temperature around 33 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy with a low temperature around 21 degrees tonight.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Reisterstown's Almond set to head Balto. Co. Council in 2012: When Baltimore County Council members hold their first meeting of 2012 on Tuesday, they're scheduled to pick their leader for the year -- and for the first time in nearly three decades, it's set to be a woman.

Mount Washington residents criticize plan to build solar panels in the neighborhood: The Chimes, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, plans to put solar panels in a grassy area between two Victorian houses it owns in the Dixon Hill neighborhood.

Baltimore murder victims, suspects share ties to criminal justice system: More than 90 percent of the 71 people arrested on murder charges and 80 percent of the 196 people who were slain last year had criminal records, according to Baltimore police statistics released Monday.

Ravens 'mailboxes' to appear at Giant Food stores: Letters in the "Baltimore Ravens Postal Service" boxes will be taken to the team's training facility in Owings Mills every Wednesday night that the Ravens are in the playoffs and posted in the cafeteria, the team said Monday.


Finding the space to store Maryland's past: Archivists have identified state-owned property near the Maryland Correctional Institutions to construct a 167,000-square-foot facility that would replace several rental facilities around Anne Arundel County and give the state enough room to store records and documents until 2022.

Baltimore to overhaul prosecution strategy: Today, the first anniversary of his official swearing-in, State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein will launch a "community prosecution" concept. It's his biggest initiative to date, and it will alter the way the city handles serious crimes.

William Polk Carey, donor to Hopkins and UM, dies: Business entrepreneur and philanthropist William Polk Carey, who donated more than $100 million to Maryland schools and universities, spent most of his life outside the state, but he never stopped thinking of himself as a Baltimorean.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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