Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

  • BGE employees Blake Gardner and Steve Stultz talk about plans to demolish a natural gas holder, out of commission since the 1990s, in North Baltimore.
BGE employees Blake Gardner and Steve Stultz talk about plans… (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore…)
October 19, 2012

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, with patchy morning fog and a high near 74. Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

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Boy Scout files reveal 90 cases of alleged sexual abuse in Md.: The veil was lifted Thursday on decades of confidential sexual-abuse allegations in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America with the court-ordered release of more than 1,200 of the organization's "perversion files."

BGE plans to blow up gas holder near JFX: The Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. plans to implode the Melvale Gas Holder — about 25 stories tall — near Cold Spring Lane and the Jones Fall Expressway, flattening structure in seconds.

City schools overcharged on water bills, haven't paid in six months: City officials say they are adjusting water bills for Baltimore public schools after several were overbilled this year by thousands of dollars — including one school whose bill rose nearly $200,000.

Mourners memorialize five Northeast Baltimore fire victims: Family members and an estimated 1,000 mourners paid final tribute Thursday to the grandmother and four children who died last week when a fire destroyed a Northeast Baltimore rowhouse.

Obama, Romney tone it down for charity dinner: After a testy, bruising debate days ago, President Obama and Mitt Romney met Thursday on an entirely different stage, appearing at a quasi-roast for charity in New York, where they ribbed each other and themselves.


RAVENS: In his first public comments to the Baltimore media since June, Terrell Suggs remained non-committal about when he would begin playing meaningful football this season

Mike Preston: Dean Pees wasn't in the mood for ducking questions about his defense, one of the worst in the NFL. "It makes me sick," the Ravens' defensive coordinator said. He is right. The Ravens stink.

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