Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

May 02, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 81 degrees. Showers are likely before 8 a.m. There is also a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 62 degrees.


Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.


Pit bull ruling concerns dog and property owners: The Maryland Court of Appeals' decision that the breed is inherently dangerous could have far-reaching implications for landlords and dog owners who rent, experts said.

Tax cut coming in July for city homeowners: Starting in July, Baltimore homeowners can expect to see their tax bills get a little lighter. That's when Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's property tax reduction plan goes into effect, resulting in a 2-cent cut per $100 of assessed value next fiscal year.

Four city rec centers to close: Four Baltimore recreation centers will shut down for good at the end of the summer as part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's strategy to target limited funds to improve some centers while closing others, officials said Tuesday.

Hit-and-run sends Dundalk teen to Shock Trauma: Baltimore County police are searching for the driver of a white sports-utility vehicle that did not stop after striking a 15-year-old Dundalk boy riding his bike on the shoulder of North Point Boulevard early Saturday morning.

Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees: By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled in a 7-1 victory.


JFX lanes to close overnight as crews begin $2M project: All northbound lanes of the Jones Falls Expressway near the 29th Street exit will be closed each night from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. between this Thursday and Monday, signaling the start of a $2 million project to replace crushed drainage pipes and to shore up the soil that supports the crucial thoroughfare for commuters and residents.

Youths charged in killing of girl, 13, admit guilt: Two city youths charged with fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl in the chest and then hiding her body under a pile of trash in an East Baltimore alley admitted to their respective roles in the killing Tuesday afternoon in juvenile court.

Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling: Maryland's attorney general asked the state's highest court to reconsider its recent ruling or allow police to continue to take the samples while the state asks the Supreme Court to step in. At issue is whether taking the samples before a conviction violates an individual's constitutional rights.

Kamenetz, Balto. Co. Council members got dozens of tickets from developers: The Baltimore County executive and some County Council members accepted thousands of dollars' worth of tickets to sporting events from developers and others last year, a practice the county has continued to allow in violation of state ethics standards.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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