Good afternoon, Baltimore: Friday lunchtime lowdown


Job growth stumbles, raising pressure on Fed: Job growth braked sharply in May and the unemployment rate rose for the first time in 11 months, to 8.2 percent.

Weezer to headline Charm City Music Festival: Baltimore, no stranger to niche festivals, finally gets its own all-day, major-headliner event: Alt-rock heroes Weezer will headline the first-ever Charm City Music Festival on Sept. 15 at Harbor Point.

Summer-like heat made spring 2012 warmest on record: Summer-like heat waves throughout the past three months have made it the warmest meteorological spring on record at BWI Marshall Airport. A stubborn rainfall deficit made it the sixth-driest spring on record, to boot.

Woodlawn man stabbed in domestic dispute: Baltimore County police are investigating a stabbing Thursday evening in the Woodlawn area, what appeared to be a domestic dispute between a father and son.

State offering 2.875% mortgage rate to home buyers in June: The Maryland Mortgage Program has $30 million set aside to make loans at that rate over the next three months or until the money is used up.



  • Continuing coverage of a Morgan State student accused of dismembering a 37-year-old man and eating parts of his brain and heart.
  • More on a Baltimore City schools cheating scandal that lawyers said may have unfairly cost two principals their jobs.
  • A look at a dangerous stretch of Jarrettsville Pike, where a handful of deadly accidents are only the most recent in years.
  • Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery for a broken wrist; orthopedic surgery experts will weigh in on his recovery prospects.
  • A Calvert Hall alumnus has become a prospect for the Washington Nationals after flying under the radar earlier in his career and graduating from George Washington University.
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