Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

May 22, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies, patchy fog and a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high temperature near 79 degrees. Monday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low temperature around 67 degrees.

TRAFFIC

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

FROM LAST NIGHT...

Officer thrown from I-83 sues driver, vehicle owner: The Baltimore police officer who was thrown over the side of Interstate 83 and fell 20 feet after a car crashed into her vehicle as she helped a stranded motorist has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the driver and the owner of the vehicle.

Grand jury indicts woman for attempted murder in baby stabbing: A Baltimore grand jury indicted a 29-year-old woman Monday on attempted murder and seven other charges in connection with the brutal stabbing of her 8-month-old daughter during a supervised visit at a city social services office in April.

O'Malley names panel to study gambling expansion: Gov. Martin O'Malley named an 11-member work group Monday night to study a possible expansion of gambling in Maryland and announced that if the group can reach consensus he would call a special session July 9 to vote on casino legislation.

Orioles bullpen falters in loss to Red Sox: It's pretty clear the Orioles have had Boston's number of late, beating the Red Sox in seven of their last eight entering Monday. But these Red Sox arrived at Camden Yards surging, winners of eight of their last 10 games as they try to work their way out of the American League East cellar.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Maryland braces for Memorial Day travelers: Travelers headed to the Eastern Shore for the first time since last summer might be surprised on the Bay Bridge. For one thing, the toll has risen to $4 from $2.50. For another, the westbound span is being painted for the first time since it opened in 1973.

Sparrows Point owner considers selling plant: The struggling Sparrows Point steel mill could be sold within the next six months, mill owner RG Steel said Monday. Sparrows Point, which employs about 2,200 workers, has changed hands several times over the past decade.

Implantable pain disk may help those with cancer: Some Johns Hopkins University scientists have been working on a solution for cancer patients in poor countries, as well as some in the United States, that uses a flexible button-sized disk implanted under the skin that releases consistent doses of painkiller over a month.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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