Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

March 27, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 55 degrees. It is expected to be partly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 43 degrees.


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Teare appears before council, declines to answer questions: Anne Arundel County Police Chief Col. James E. Teare Sr. appeared Monday night before the County Council but declined to answer questions under oath about allegations of misconduct by County Executive John R. Leopold, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.

Hunting fees won't be raised in Md.: A bill that would have increased hunting and trapping fees in Maryland was defeated in the House of Delegates on Monday evening after a spirited floor debate.

Police surveillance video allowed in 'Phoenix' case: A police surveillance video that was key evidence in the 2011 mistrial of Travers and Tremayne Johnson, accused of setting a pit bull on fire, will be presented to jurors in the brothers' retrial, a judge ruled Monday. Defense attorneys had sought to have the tape thrown out.

Kegasus officially announced as Preakness infield's mascot: The Maryland Jockey Club announced Monday that Kegasus, the tweeting centaur, would return as the official mascot of the Preakness infield this year.


Hundreds march in downtown Baltimore to protest Trayvon Martin killing: The crowd, estimated by Baltimore police at 1,200 people, chanted "Justice now" as they marched from McKeldin Square to City Hall, some riding bikes, others pushing strollers and others carrying signs that denounced what they viewed as unfairness and racism.

Supreme Court begins hearings on health care law: The arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday focused narrowly on whether the court could even consider the law now, since the mandate and other provisions do not go into effect until 2014.

City uses cameras to combat illegal dumping: As head of the housing department's Special Investigations Unit, Thomas Waugh hears a lot of far-fetched stories. He also sees a lot of incriminating pictures. Since 2009, photos snapped by the city's array of "trash-cams" have led to 48 criminal convictions.

Baltimore police target rise in robberies: Police said more than 30 people were arrested in the weekend initiative, which targeted habitual offenders with open warrants and put officers in areas where attacks are most frequent.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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