Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

  • U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama speak directly to each other during the second U.S. presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y.
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President… (Mike Segar, Reuters )
October 17, 2012

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Obama, Romney take sharp tone in second debate: A newly energetic and aggressive President Obama went directly after Republican challenger Mitt Romney from the first moment of their second debate to the last.

Conaway notifies city of planned class-action suit over water bills: Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway has formally notified the city of his plans to file a class-action lawsuit over erroneous charges to residents by the municipal water billing system.

After police custody death, activist involved in high-profile case: The day after an East Baltimore man died while in police custody, Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon walked the streets conducting what he calls a "community investigation." His early involvement in such a high-profile case is no coincidence.

Lawsuit over pit bulls expands, names individual state officals: A lawsuit challenging a Baltimore landlord's decision to ban pit bulls from its property was recently amended to include Gov. Martin O'Malley, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Chief Judge Robert M. Bell.


ORIOLES: The Orioles' participation in the 2012 playoffs demonstrated how far the club had come and what it needs to do to get back to the postseason in 2013. So with that in mind, here are the club's five biggest questions heading into the offseason.

RAVENS: Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is expected to be activated from the physically unable to perform list this week and will participate in practice on an extremely limited basis, according to an NFL source.

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Beyonce at the Super Bowl?: Beyonce reportedly has been tapped to perform at the 2013, according to AP reports from an unnamed source close to organizers.

From b With Baltimore Beer Week just around the corner, we sampled about 50 Maryland bottled and canned beers. Here's a toast to 20 of the state's best brews.

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