Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

August 24, 2012


The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 90 and southeast winds around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.


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


Del. Dwyer admits to drinking in Arundel boating accident: Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. said Thursday that he had been drinking alcohol when a motorboat he was operating collided with another boat in the Magothy River — an accident that left six people with serious injuries.

Fire damages three boats, pier in Edgewater: A fire at the South River Marina in Edgewater damaged three boats and a pier early Thursday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Ravens starters find a rhythm in preseason win: The Ravens spent the week focusing on finishing drives, and they did just that Thursday in a 48-17 throttling of the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium.


Maryland wins federal health grant for insurance marketplace: Maryland secured $123 million of federal funding to launch its health insurance exchange, the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care reform.

Park School graduate walks nearly 400 miles to start college at Yale: When Park School alumnus Gabe Acheson arrived Thursday at Yale University, he'd walked nearly 400 miles from his Rodgers Forge home, fulfilling a promise he'd made in his application to the Ivy League school, and to himself.

Deaths in Ellicott City train derailment confirmed as accidental: The state medical examiner ruled that the two women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City, died Tuesday of "compressional asphyxia," meaning they were unable to breathe as powdered coal spilling from the derailed cars crushed their bodies.

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