Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter reacts in the dugout during the team's 1-0 win over the Rays. The Orioles' last game is Wednesday night.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter reacts in the dugout during…
October 03, 2012

WEATHER:  Mostly cloudy, with dense morning fog and a high near 86. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning’s issues.


Death in police custody ruled a homicide: The state medical examiner has determined that an East Baltimore man's death in police custody last month was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma, which conflicts with earlier assertions that he died from choking on drugs.

City considers grading system for restaurants: Restaurant and bar owners in Baltimore may soon be required to publicly post letter grades rating their performance in city health inspections.

Carroll schools' palm scanner concerns parents: Students in Carroll County schools are having their palms scanned as a way to pay for their lunches, raising concerns from some parents that their children's privacy is being violated.

Fells Point named one of U.S.'s great neighborhoods: Fells Point has been named one of the nation’s 10 great neighborhoods by the American Planning Association.

Candidates chase after Latino vote: As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to face off on Wednesday in their first debate, both are focused keenly on the power of Latino voters to determine the presidential election's outcome.


ORIOLES: Miguel Gonzalez kept the Orioles' AL East title hopes alive with a 1-0 win over the Rays. The pitcher allowed just two hits and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings.

Peter Schmuck: For O's, fans, suspense comes down to the last day: Maybe after last year, we all should have known the AL East race — and the Orioles' position in the postseason — would come down to the last scheduled day of the regular season.

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Adam Jones stays hungry: Take a look at what fueled the 2012 Most Valuable Oriole's smash season.

Nicki Minaj caught cursing at Mariah Carey during 'Idol' auditions: Controversial rap star Nicki Minaj, who recently joined the American Idol judging panel, is shown yelling and making heated comments toward fellow judge Mariah Care, in a video posted to TMZ.

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