Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 76 degrees. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature around 64 degrees.


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1812 bicentennial celebration kicks off in city with a loud boom: State and local officials gathered to publicize Sailabration, a maritime and air festival that begins its six-day run in the city on June 13. The city will welcome 18 tall ships and dozens of Navy vessels to its harbor and all will be open for free tours throughout the festival.

Baltimore among areas hardest hit by organized retail crime: Baltimore is among the regions hardest-hit by organized retail crime, a growing national problem in which gangs steal and sell goods, a retail trade group reported Tuesday.

CSX ends agreement to buy land in Elkridge for rail facility: CSX Corp. has terminated agreements to purchase land from property owners along Race and Hanover roads in Elkridge, all but eliminating the possibility of the company locating its proposed intermodal facility there.

Jim Johnson blows first save, but O's rally to win in Boston: The Orioles certainly aren't playing their best baseball of the season, not after losing 10 of their past 13, not after starting this road trip 1-5. That's why Tuesday night's 8-6, 10-inning, sloppy victory against the Boston Red Sox resonated within the clubhouse.


I-895 bridge project to cause major delays: Rush-hour and weekend delays of up to an hour are expected beginning June 20 as construction crews replace the concrete decking on the four-lane bridge just south of the Interstate 895 tunnel toll plaza that carries traffic over the CSX train tracks.

Victim believes bat attack foreshadowed Md. cannibal case: It wasn't the beating by baseball bat that most frightened Joshua Ceasar, who was left with a fractured skull and a blinded eye. It was the scene that his friends described to him afterward: his alleged attacker Alexander Kinyua standing over his unconscious body, holding a knife.

Bel Air firefighters suspended over postings on Facebook: The chief of Harford County's largest and busiest fire company says he has suspended three members and demoted a fourth over inappropriate posts that were made on a member's Facebook page after he complained about not receiving a discount at the Bel Air Sonic drive-in restaurant and some responses suggested they not respond to any fire calls at the business.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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