WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 67 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 50 degrees.

TRAFFIC

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

Baltimore cops behaving badly on display at kickbacks trial: Testimony in the trial of two city officers has not only brought to light new details but indicated that more than 60 officers were involved over the course of about two years, making the scandal probably the largest in the department's history.

Crash victims were working on fresh starts, stepfather says: The three Bauguess siblings were inseparable, right up until the accident that would suddenly take their lives on Route 543 near Bel Air Monday night, their stepfather John Farmer said Wednesday afternoon.

National Harbor casino proposal draws fire: A proposal by the Prince George's County executive to single out National Harbor as the only acceptable site for a casino in that county ran into fierce opposition on multiple fronts Wednesday in Annapolis.

Baltimore County proposes new student discipline code: Baltimore County school leaders are reconsidering discipline policies that have led to one of the highest suspension rates in the state, saying they want to reduce the times that students are sent home for minor infractions.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Jurors recommend 26-year sentence in Huguely trial: A Charlottesville jury recommended a combined sentence of 26 years in prison for George Huguely V, less than three hours after finding him guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the 2010 alcohol-fueled beating death of Yeardley Love.

City issuing $4.2 million in refunds for faulty water bills: Baltimore's Public Works Department is issuing more than $4.2 million in water bill refunds to 38,000 households in the city and Baltimore County after an audit showed the agency overcharged tens of thousands of customers.

Judge blocks award of travel plazas contract: A circuit judge blocked the award of a contract worth up to a half-billion dollars to a Miami-based company to build and operate two travel plazas on Interstate 95, saying it appeared the state did not follow its own procurement law.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]