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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday


Today's forecast calls for highs in the lower 70s and clear skies. Clouds are expected to move in for the evening, with a 20 percent chance of showers after midnight.


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Former mayor Dixon roasted for charity: Sheila Dixon sat onstage at the Comedy Factory in Power Plant Live as radio hosts and comedians skewered her over the scandals that led to her resignation from the mayor's office two years ago.

City pastor convicted of sexually abusing a teen girl: Pastor Leon W. Jones, who founded the Renewed Hope Christian Church on the 700 block of N. Paca St., was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a teen girl, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced.

Franchot wants school year to start after Labor Day: Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot says for the sake of tourism and family memories, schools should open after Labor Day. Most public schools in the state begin school about a week before Labor Day each year, depending on the calendar.

University adviser dies after being restrained by Anne Arundel police: When a police sergeant approached a black Jeep Cherokee parked on the side of Piney Orchard Parkway in Anne Arundel County, its hazard lights blinking, she thought it would be a routine check on a stranded motorist. But the encounter was the first in a series of events that ended with the motorist's death.


Husband charged when wife's remains found 20 years after disappearance: Robert A. Jarrett, 57, has been charged with murder after what police believe are the remains of his wife, Christine, were found under floorboards and concrete in the shed behind his home. Christine Jarrett vanished in 1991.

Crab population has rebounded, state says: Rebounding from near-collapse four years ago, the Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs are more plentiful than they've been in nearly two decades, with a record crop of young, Maryland officials announced Thursday.

Supreme Court strip search ruling threatens city lawsuits: A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion upholding jailhouse strip searches could derail the civil claims of thousands of detainees who say they were illegally examined by Baltimore law enforcement officials, including a nurse who was arrested at gunpoint for alleged traffic violations.

At conference, attendees celebrate -- and conquer -- failure: In Baltimore on Friday, failure will get its due. At BmoreFail, local business leaders and entrepreneurs will expose their biggest mistakes to show how they overcame initial missteps on their path to success.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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