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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday


Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s. Some clouds will be moving in tonight, with a low temperature in the upper 40s.


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Homeowners must apply for property-tax credit or lose it: Tens of thousands of Maryland homeowners who haven't already applied for the Homestead Property Tax Credit have until the end of the year to do so or lose the often-valuable break.

Lots of rumors, still no Mega Millions winner in state: Maryland lottery officials were inundated Monday with nonstop calls fueled by rumors about the identity of the Baltimore County shopper who will share in the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Maryland Jockey Club cut losses in 2011: Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore lost a combined $5.3 million in 2011, according to financial statements submitted to the Maryland Racing Commission. That's down from a $20 million loss in 2010.

Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta named Opening Day starter: Arrieta wasn't necessarily aiming for his return to be on Opening Day, but eight months after he had a bone spur removed from his throwing elbow, he will be on the mound when the Orioles open the season Friday.


Md. voters to have say in GOP primary: Republican and Democratic candidates made a final push for support across the state Monday, hours before Marylanders were set to head to the polls to help choose a GOP presidential candidate and settle a handful of highly competitive congressional contests.

High-ranking Anne Arundel police official asks for probe of agency: The Anne Arundel County Police Department's second in command said Monday night that he has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate alleged police misconduct related to a criminal indictment against County Executive John R. Leopold.

Stevenson to house rare first edition of King James Bible: A rare King James edition -- there are about 175 in the world -- resides in the library at Stevenson University, part of a collection of 300 Bibles and related documents from the nonprofit Maryland Bible Society.

Next Baltimore election delayed for 1 year: The General Assembly on Monday night put the final touch on a measure that delays Baltimore's next local election by a year -- aligning the city's voting cycle with the presidential schedule and allowing a one-time, five-year term for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city officials.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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