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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday


Today's forecast calls for increasing clouds and a high temperature around 44 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies tonight.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Boy, 5, dead after beltway on-ramp collision: A 5-year-old boy died and three other family members were transported to area hospitals Wednesday after the car they were riding in was rear-ended on a Baltimore Beltway on-ramp, police said.

Man shot in Cylburn; homicide detectives investigating: A man was shot in the 2800 block of W. Garrison Ave. in northwest Baltimore around 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said. (UPDATE: The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.)

Warning for Beards Creek because of sewage spill: People should avoid direct contact with Beards Creek in Riva between Hoot Owl Road and Berkshire Drive until Jan. 4 due to a sewage spill, Anne Arundel health officials said Wednesday.

Alex Len scores 14 in debut as Terps beat Albany, 83-72: Fans at Maryland's win at Comcast Center clearly felt they were seeing something special as the 7-footer made his regular-season debut by hitting his first five shots -- four of them dunks -- en route to a 14-point, eight-rebound performance.


Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton: Owners Frank and Barbara Smith hope a buyer will retain the chapel, the last remnant of the bustling marriage business that once defined this town on Maryland's northern border.

Grand Prix takeover stalled as deadline looms: As a deadline set by city officials draws near, leaders of the beleaguered company that organized the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix have yet to finalize plans for restructuring the business or paying debts to the city.

Attorney: Investigators 'have nothing' in Phylicia Barnes case: As relatives marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Phylicia Barnes, the attorney for a Baltimore man questioned in the case claims that police have no leads and have wasted time on a dead end.

St. Joseph Medical Center's future unclear: When a star cardiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center was accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures in 2009, it changed the course of the Towson hospital and now raises questions about its future.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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