Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

May 01, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


MARC train fatally strikes pedestrian near Essex: A southbound train stopped about 7 a.m. Tuesday and the crew announced a fatality, which Baltimore County police later confirmed.

IndyCar Series looking for new Grand Prix organizer: Strife within race group Downforce Racing LLC is leading IndyCar to seek a new local group or manage the auto race itself in four months.

City Council OK's mayor's property tax reduction plan: Members voted Monday night to approve a plan to cut property taxes by up to $400 by 2020.

Heat spell could bring near-90-degree temperatures later this week: Forecasters are predicting highs in the upper 80s Thursday through Saturday.

Methadone clinics don't attract crime, study finds: University of Maryland researchers found crime doesn't increase when clinics open.


  • Two juvenile trials are slated to start Tuesday: one in which children are accused of aggravated assault on a South Baltimore playground, and the other in which two boys are accused in the shooting death of Monae Turnage in Darley Park.
  • Food critic Richard Gorelick's Table Talk column features an interview with chef Andrew Zimmern on the upcoming Foodie Experience at the Hippodrome.
  • This week's issue of b looks at Baltimore band Beach House and its efforts to pull back from rising fame as it prepares to release its second album.
  • Sports columnist Kevin Cowherd will look at Bill O'Brien, successor to former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, and recruiting from Maryland as O'Brien visits Baltimore on a caravan tour.
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