Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

May 16, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


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Parkville pair face more than a dozen charges in sex 'slave' case: A Parkville couple accused of treating a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina as their personal sex "slave" and filming and distributing videos online of their sexual interactions with her have each been indicted on more than a dozen state and federal sex abuse charges.

Naval Academy midshipmen face tough endurance training in Sea Trials: Midshipmen completing their first year at the Naval Academy endured the rigorous 14-hour Sea Trials on Tuesday. The annual training exercise put the approximately 1,000 plebes through 30 challenging events from predawn darkness through late afternoon.

Harford Co. Council votes down Craig's executive order: The Harford County Council unanimously struck down the executive order County Executive David Craig recently issued to create a fire commission, and Council President Billy Boniface warned it set a dangerous precedent.

Chen shines in Orioles' 5-2 win over Yankees: Wei-Yin Chen's performance kept the Orioles (23-14) in a first-place tie with the Tampa Bay Rays and gave them their first victory against the Yankees (20-16) at Camden Yards this season.


House poised to approve income tax increase: After beating back a series of challenges in the House of Delegates, lawmakers are poised to give final approval Wednesday to a plan to raise the state income tax to fund schools, police and Medicaid.

George Huguely murder trial evidence displayed: News outlets complained during Huguely's trial in February in connection with the death of Yeardley Love that much of the evidence was shown only to jurors and lobbied for public access, which was granted on a limited basis Tuesday.

City official: Lazy workers faked water meter readings: Two city water meter readers turned in phony numbers in at least two neighborhoods in recent months, the Department of Public Works acknowledged Tuesday, leading to more inaccurate billing by an agency that has been troubled by aging infrastructure and high error rates.

Trauma still fresh for transgender beating victim: Chrissy Polis became an unwitting symbol of the transgender community and the struggle for transgender rights when she stepped into a Rosedale McDonald's one April evening. Two teen girls beat her that night. When an employee caught the assault on his cell phone, the video went viral, making headlines nationwide.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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