Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

September 18, 2012


The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be sunny, with a high near 76 and south winds 5 to 11 miles per hour. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.


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


Harwood playground to be rebuilt after fire: A city-owned playground that was substantially damaged in a fire last month and recently drew the attention of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be rebuilt, according to city officials.

Baltimore police investigating five shootings, two fatal, since Sun.: Baltimore police are investigating five separate shootings, including two that were fatal, that have occurred since Sunday afternoon.

Orioles drop nightcap, split doubleheader with Blue Jays: After a 4-1 win in the opening game, the Orioles couldn't take advantage of scoring opportunities in the nightcap and were dealt a 9-5 loss to Toronto.


Towson melee prompts meeting with police: Baltimore County's police chief plans to meet with business owners after a man was shot several times as late-night weekend crowds surged along York Road, sparking fights that drew dozens of officers and canine units.

Late chase in O's merchandise a boon for retailers: Nationwide, sales of Orioles merchandise increased 278 percent year-over-year for a period of four weeks spanning late August and early September, according to analysis by a research firm.

Some gambling opponents focus fight on Prince George's: Prince George's County is a key battleground because of a provision that says the state can only build a casino there if a majority of county voters support it — even if the referendum is approved statewide.

Baltimore police's No. 2 out indefinitely: Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale, who was vying to be named to the job permanently, is taking medical leave and will be out "indefinitely," leaving the incoming chief without two of the agency's highest-ranking officers.

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