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WEATHER

The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be sunny, with a high near 102 and north winds around 5 miles per hour or less. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with heat index values expected to be around 105. Friday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 83 and southeast winds around 5 miles per hour or less.

TRAFFIC

Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

Four more heat-related deaths reported: Four heat-related deaths were reported to state health officials on Independence Day, three of them in Baltimore, bringing the death toll from the recent stretch of heat and storms to 11.

Arrieta struggles in 9-7 loss to the Angels, is sent to Triple-A: Right-hander Jake Arrieta, the Orioles' Opening Day starter, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

Kamenetz to veto Owings Mills Metro Centre bill: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz plans to veto a bill that would free the Metro Centre at Owings Mills of various regulations, after County Council members amended the legislation to protect plans for a nearby development. In announcing what would be the first veto of his term, Kamenetz said the bill was "simply not good public policy." The County Council unanimously passed the bill, sponsored by Councilman Kenneth Oliver, this week after a heated meeting.

Towson Town Center announces additional pair of new retailers: Towson Town Center announced Thursday that two new retailers will be opening later this month, while two existing stores will be expanding. Soma Intimates, a women's lingerie boutique, will open a 2,472-square-foot store on Level 2 of the Nordstrom wing, while The Art of Shaving, whose "high-end products ... lend art and passion to the daily routine" of shaving, will open 972 square feet on Level 4 of the Nordstrom wing.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Four more heat-related deaths reported: Four heat-related deaths were reported to state health officials on Independence Day, three of them in Baltimore, bringing the death toll from the recent stretch of heat and storms to 11.

Anne Arundel considers bottling, selling its water: Anne Arundel County's water has won awards in tasting competitions for years, and now it's being viewed for its potential to boost county revenues. County Councilman John Grasso, a Glen Burnie Republican, has proposed bottling and selling the water.

Harbor Point developers seek to expand project: Developers of Baltimore's Harbor Point have asked the city for permission to build up to 1,000 residences on the site between Harbor East and Fells Point, making the project more of a mixed-use community than is currently allowed by the city's zoning. If the plans for the 27.3-acre waterfront parcel are approved, the developers said, total investment in new construction would be about $1.5 billion, up from a previous estimate of $1 billion. The project's space would grow 60 percent to 2.9 million square feet of space, from the 1.8 million square feet currently allowed.

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