Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

WEATHER: Partly sunny, high near 69. Thursday night is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms, with a low near 56.

TRAFFIC: I-83 southbound lanes have been reopened after a a crash near Old York Rd. involving three tractor trailers.  Check our traffic updates for more.


MTA now recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble: A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers has come under attack from privacy advocates and lawmakers who say it may go too far.

Batts confirmation forwarded to full City Council: Baltimore's new police commissioner wants to expand his agency's focus beyond gun violence to burglaries and other crimes that affect a broader swath of citizens, he told the panel that signed off on his confirmation Wednesday.

Developers prevented from building school in Odenton: Plans for a 700-seat elementary school in Odenton have met an obstacle. The community in which the proposed development is located refuses to lift a covenant that the land be reserved for adult communities.

Ayanbadejo says 10 Ravens were in club during shooting: In a message on his Twitter account that was up for 16 hours but has since been deleted, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said 10 Ravens were inside a Baltimore club early Monday when a man was shot outside.

Obama, Romney stump for female vote: Picking up where their debate left off, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney battled Wednesday for the support of female voters, underscoring their decisive role in settling a fiercely competitive race.


ORIOLES: Columnist Peter Schmuck offers his final grades for the Orioles' 2012 season.

RAVENS: With Lardarius Webb out for the season, the Ravens will look to cornerback Jimmy Smith to become the new starter.

Kevin Cowherd: What the Ravens need to do now is forget about Ray Lewis, Lardarius Webb and Terrell Suggs, and suck it up and find a way to beat the Texans.

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Adults who forgo vaccines are leaving themselves vulnerable: For adults, checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations are vital to living healthy, happy lives.

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