Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

May 15, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Today's forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms, with a high temperature near 78 degrees. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 66 degrees.


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Sex offense, assault charges stem from Balto. Co. officer's foot massage: A Baltimore County police officer faces sex offense and assault charges after a fellow officer said he gave her a sexualized foot massage in March.

Low-income families charged for summer camps meant to be free: Dozens of low-income city families paid in the past three years to send their children to state-funded summer camps that should have been free, according to an audit.

Senior prank turns into vandalism at River Hill High, principal says: Vandals struck at River Hill High School this past weekend in what the school's principal described as something students had intended to be a senior prank but instead caused a wide range of damage.

Yankees still too hard for Orioles to solve at home: The Orioles might still be above the New York Yankees in the American League East standings, but they can't seem to solve the Bronx Bombers head-to-head at Camden Yards, dropping an 8-5 decision to the Yankees on Monday night under dreary skies and steady showers.


City taking on rogue valet parking services: In Little Italy, Fells Point and other city neighborhoods where restaurants and clubs commingle with houses and apartments, complaints about valet parking companies have grown common. The City Council now is considering new rules for those firms and, for the first time, making them answerable to the Baltimore City Parking Authority.

Some feel city covered up extent of St. Patrick's Day violence: Baltimore police have for years combated youths descending on downtown, causing fights and other trouble, and have employed the same strategy: push them out without resorting to mass arrests, just as they did Saturday night. At the same time, police have battled a perception of Baltimore being ravaged by crime -- even as crime rates have declined.

Democratic tax plan faces challenge from within: A carefully choreographed strategy to raise state income taxes to stave off so-called doomsday budget cuts faces a challenge in the General Assembly after several Democrats defied party leaders with a proposal to raise the sales tax instead.

City's oldest black cemetery finally restored, with help of inmates: After decades of neglect, interrupted occasionally by well-meaning but ultimately fruitless cleanup efforts, the cemetery in South Baltimore was officially rededicated Monday, due in large part to the labors of an unlikely group: state prison inmates.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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