Today's forecast calls for increasing clouds and a high temperature near 61 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers, and a low temperature around 50 degrees.
Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
O'Malley grants clemency to two serving life sentences: On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order commuting the sentence of Mark Farley Grant and a Washington, D.C., woman also serving life without parole for murder -- the first time O'Malley has used the power during his tenure.
Ali twin murder case ends in a mistrial : A few minutes before 6 p.m. Thursday, the jury, which deliberated the verdict for 18 hours over the course of three days, returned to the courtroom and the case was declared a mistrial.
Toddler hit by unmarked Baltimore police vehicle: A toddler was struck by an unmarked police vehicle on the eastern edge of the Patterson Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon, officials said. Police said the victim's injuries were not life-threatening.
Lawmakers, education leaders spar over embattled tutoring program: State education leaders say proposed legislation that would force local school systems to continue funding a federal tutoring program could derail their efforts to gain relief from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
TODAY'S FRONT PAGE
At $540 million, a truly Mega jackpot: Even a lottery official, a woman who spends her days dealing in hundreds, thousands and, yes, millions, was having a hard time Thursday getting her head around this monstrous number: $540 million.
1 in 80 Maryland children diagnosed with autism, CDC says: One in 80 of the state's children is estimated to have the disorder, based on a survey of 8-year-olds in 2008. That's up 35 percent from 1 in 109 such children two years earlier.
Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans: On average, one juvenile a month has been the victim of homicide in Baltimore over the past three years. None have generated the kind of fervor currently focused on Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida resident killed at the end of February by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Prosecutors drop charges in South Baltimore robbery: Two men accused of robbing a couple who were walking home from a Federal Hill restaurant last weekend have been freed from jail and cleared of all charges by prosecutors, who acknowledge it was a case of mistaken identification.
[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]
Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.