Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

August 27, 2012


The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 and south winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. There will be patchy fog before 9 a.m., and then a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Monday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 74 and south winds 6 to 8 miles per hour. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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


4-alarm fire in city injures 4, including firefighter: A four-alarm fire at a carryout restaurant in the city's Irvington neighborhood Sunday night injured four people, including a city firefighter, according to a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman.

Dog mauls woman at Waverly farmers' market: A woman was attacked by a Rottweiler outside the farmers' market in Waverly Saturday after the dog broke the leash with which it had been tied to a parking meter, witnesses said Sunday.

Ravens waive kicker Billy Cundiff: A little more than seven months after he missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt that thwarted the Ravens' Super Bowl hopes and just three days after he was benched for an undrafted rookie in the third preseason game, Billy Cundiff had his contract terminated by the Ravens on Sunday as the team trimmed its roster to 81.

Orioles acquire Joe Saunders from Diamondbacks: On Sunday, the Orioles acquired left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders for right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named after the season, along with cash considerations.


Heavy rains cause Monument Street sinkhole to reopen, widen: Heavy rains that lashed central Maryland on Sunday forced a portion of East Monument Street to be evacuated after a large sinkhole in the road reopened and expanded, according to a city public works spokesman.

School year starts with new curriculum: Here's fair warning for students: Monday isn't just the first day of school in Baltimore City and the surrounding five counties, it's the beginning of life with a whole new set of expectations from teachers. For the first time in a decade, what gets taught in classrooms across the state is shifting under a new set of standards for reading and math adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer: The funeral for 19-year-old Rose Mayr, one of the Ellicott City train derailment victims, was held Saturday. Waves of Rose's friends and classmates have helped comfort the Mayr family, her parents said. "It does make it easier, to see that so many people care about her," her mother, Sharon Mayr, said.

Circumcision's benefits outweigh risks, doctors' group says: The American Academy of Pediatrics is modifying its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis.

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