Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

January 06, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high temperature around 60 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear with a low temperature around 40 degrees tonight.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Attorneys in doctor abortion case want prosecutor, police chief held in contempt: Attorneys representing one of the two abortion doctors facing murder charges under Maryland's fetal homicide law say the pair broke the law by discussing sealed indictments in public.

BBH sells W. Pratt Street campus for $3 million: Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has sold its West Pratt Street campus to an affiliate of the Abell Foundation for $3 million, according to a recently filed deed.

Balto. Co. could add 14 new traffic cameras this year: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration is asking County Council members to approve a contract that would allow up to 14 new speed and red-light cameras to be installed this year.

Gilman football star Cyrus Jones Jr. commits to Alabama: Jones announced his commitment to a national television audience at Thursday night's Under Armour All-America game in St. Petersburg, Fla., during which he returned an interception for a touchdown.


Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy: While President Barack Obama described his plans for the military Thursday, officials in Maryland said the focus of installations and defense contractors here on intelligence, cyberwarfare, research and development is likely to protect the state from deep cuts.

Groups vie for Baltimore Grand Prix in 2012: Several groups are angling to seize control of Baltimore's Grand Prix as city officials seek a new management team in the wake of the financial collapse of the company that organized the inaugural race.

Judge throws out DUI case, saying police had quotas: A Howard County judge threw out charges Thursday that an Ellicott City woman was driving under the influence of alcohol, ruling that they were linked to an illegal quota indicating that officers had to cite two to four motorists every hour.

Maryland has a new go-to role on television -- Washington: On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that "House of Cards" -- a Washington-set TV series starring Kevin Spacey -- will be filmed in Baltimore this spring, making it the third political drama to be produced in Maryland in less than a year.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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