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Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for Wednesday.

WEATHER
It'll be sunny, windy and chilly today with temperatures in the high 40s.  Winds will be a brisk 12 to 25 mph and will be out of the west northwest. There is a zero chance of precipitation today, but that'll change tomorrow as snow is predicted Thursday evening after midnight which will eventually turn to all rain Friday. Guess Old Man Winter is in no rush to leave the Maryland Free State.

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FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGE
Maryland Transit Administration officials reported Tuesday that ridership on buses and trains declined 4.6 percent in the fiscal year 2014, which  comes one the eve of a fare increase.

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Three Morgan State University football players were stabbed on campus Tuesday afternoon, one of whom was seriously injured. The melee took place outside of an entrance to a campus cafeteria at 2:05 p.m. after a suspect was observed carrying a knife, according to Clint Coleman, a university spokesman.

A solar storm that spewed from the sun's surface Sunday arrived Tuesday morning with an accompanying display of the Northern Lights which are also known as the aurora borealis.

Politicians, parents, treatment advocates and addicts told their stories Tuesday to a panel formed by Gov. Larry Hogan and  offered ideas on how to stem the growing rate of heroin deaths.

FROM LAST NIGHT
Gov. Larry Hogan's nomination of Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera to be Maryland's secretary of higher education has run into trouble in the General Assembly. A key Senate committee will review complaints about her leadership years ago of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

Lawmakers from Maryland and the Obama administration are scrambling to fight a federal court order that has shut down the guest worker program that connects foreigners with crab-picking jobs on the Eastern Shore and other low-paying seasonal work across the country.

William "Kris" Hathaway, 52, who was chief executive officer of Baltimore Behavioral Health, a nonprofit that offered mental health and addiction treatment, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to stealing from an employee retirement plan and mishandling employee income taxes.

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