General assembly, city fires, Bonnaroo lineup

Good morning, Baltimore!

Today kicks off the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis. Find our new interactive on the session here.


Find updates on the weather and traffic conditions here via The Sun's live blog here. Here's everything else you need to know to start your day:

A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon for Baltimore, southern Baltimore County and Howard and Anne Arundel counties. Yup, you guessed it, the culprit is snow. There is little accumulation forecast for areas north and east of the city. Daytime temperatures will top out at 32, and dip to 21 overnight. Winds will be out of the north from 8 to 16 mph.

September's Star-Spangled Spectacular brought 1.4 million people and $164 million to the city, according to a report that was released Tuesday.

Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of January, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. 

A 2-year-old boy died Tuesday in a Reservoir Hill fire. His father and two brothers were also injured in the fire that occurred in a row house in the 800 block of Whitelock St. The names of the victims weren't released by the fire department.  

Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named former Baltimore Democratic Del. Keiffer Mitchell as a special adviser. Hogan said that Mitchell's role will be to oversee some of his legislative initiatives.

In reshaping her staff, new city state's attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has forced out some veteran prosecutors with some in the middle of trials.

Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children announced Tuesday the launch of an Amber Alert system that will distribute information about abducted children. The announcement credited the successful resolution of a Baltimore County abduction case as an impetus for the new program.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told a White House panel Tuesday that the city needs additional money that will be used for increased police training and body cameras.

Charlie Hebdo will print a record 3 million copies of its latest edition, the fist since the attack on its Paris office last week. Typically it prints only 60,000 copies. Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's deadly attack on the satirical newspaper. 

The 2015 Bonnaroo line up has been announced, which includes Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons and Kendrick Lamar. Tickets go on sale Saturday for the week-long summer music festival that boasts 125 bands, musicians and other acts.

Star of "New Girl" and singer in "She & Him," Zooey Deschanel is pregnant with her first child.