Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


Today's forecast calls for sunny skies, a high temperature around 45 degrees and west winds between 16 and 25 miles per hour, gusting as high as 39 miles per hour. The low temperature is expected to be around 31 degrees with mostly clear skies tonight.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Feds shut down bus company that operates in Md.: A bus company that served Baltimore has been shut down by federal transportation officials for being an "imminent hazard" to public safety.

Anne Arundel Co. couple injured in fire: The man and woman, both in their 70s, suffered from smoke inhalation in Tuesday morning's fire, according to fire officials.

Sexual assault reports double at the Naval Academy: The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department.

Seven Ravens picked for next month's Pro Bowl: The Ravens, who enter Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals as the No. 2 seed in the AFC, could be well-represented next month in the Pro Bowl with seven players being selected Tuesday for the game, including six as starters.


Home values fell 17% in three years, state assessors say: Home values in Maryland communities reassessed by the state this year have fallen an average of 17 percent since 2008, a sizable drop but smaller than in the last two rounds of property evaluations.

Marylanders face long wait in assessment appeals: The turbulent real estate market has helped drive a huge backlog of cases before the local boards that hear property tax assessment appeals. Though officials say they are hearing more cases than ever, the waits can stretch for months and months for some homeowners.

Area ski resorts try to cope with warm temperatures: Unseasonably warm temperatures and heavy rains have kept many ski areas in the region from filling their chairlifts during what traditionally is one of the busiest times of the season.

New director has big plans at Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: Though the center -- used by more than 25,000 students a year -- is well known in Baltimore and in education circles around the country, it's easily pigeon-holed as "nerd camp," a place where oddballs go to solve chemistry problems in the summer.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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