Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

January 24, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

O'Malley introduces same-sex marriage bill: Gov. Martin O'Malley introduced legislation Monday night to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, presenting a bill to the General Assembly that aides said would offer broad protections for groups that would not want to perform or honor same-sex marriages.

Archdiocese investigating priest charged with indecent exposure: The Archdiocese of Baltimore has launched its own investigation into a Towson priest arrested this month on charges of indecent exposure at an adult store in Harford County.

Homeless people protest shelter ban: Five men say they have been banned from the city's homeless shelter after a fight broke out Saturday evening, prompting concerns from legal advocates about the shelter's protocol for barring the homeless from the $8 million facility.

City deputy mayor's car vandalized outside Balto. Co. home: Baltimore County police confirmed that Baltimore Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos contacted police at the White Marsh precinct Sunday afternoon to report that her 2011 Mercedes E-350 had been defaced with red magic marker and an expletive directed at "Kelly," which is a nickname.

Elderly man pulled to safety before train hits car: An elderly man who mistakenly drove onto the Light Rail tracks in Lutherville was pulled to safety Monday evening by passersby shortly before a train slammed into his car, police and witnesses said.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

The heartbreak of what might have been for Ravens: On a gray day that matched their mood, Baltimore football fans spent Monday with the two saddest words in the English language echoing in their heads: If only.

Two I-95 travel plazas to be rebuilt in revenue-sharing plan: Maryland has taken the first step toward replacing its two travel plazas on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore with expansive, airy welcome centers filled with amenities and operated by a company with years of experience serving travelers.

When should Baltimoreans vote? Once again, officials battle over proposals for change: A fierce battle is brewing over whether to move city balloting to coincide with elections for president or for governor -- choices which have political ramifications.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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