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WEATHER

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Rain is possible throughout the day with showers clearing out this evening. Sunny skies return Friday. Today’s high will be 56, with an overnight low of 38. Winds will be out of the north-northeast at 3 to 6 mph. We’re in for a sunny weekend which will be a boon for last minute Christmas shoppers.

TRAFFIC

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FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGE 

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Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter after jurors said they had failed to reach an agreement on any of the charges against him in the April death of Freddie Gray.

From downtown to West Baltimore, hundreds of demonstrators gathered Wednesday, questioning why jurors did not convict Officer William G. Porter in the death of Freddie Gray.

After fighting to a draw in Baltimore’s highest-profile trial in years, prosecutors and defense attorneys will meet behind closed doors today to decide what happens in the case of Officer William G. Porter who was charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

The $1.1 trillion budget bill that lawmakers are expected to approve this week includes hundreds of millions in new spending for Maryland -- underscoring the influence of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is exerting in her final months in office.

TODAY IN HISTORY

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And here's a look at today in history.

FROM LAST NIGHT

One man was killed in Baltimore Wednesday, police said. A 30-year-old man was fatally shot around 9:50 a.m. in East Baltimore. Police said the man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a home in the 2100 block of N. Barclay St.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s higher-education chief, Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, has stepped aside after 11 months on the job without confirmation  from the Maryland Senate.

Baltimore’s finance department does not perform business inspections in an “efficient or effective manner” and has failed to maintain records to show whether employees show up for work or not, new audits released Wednesday show.

 

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