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Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

ON THE SITE...

Portions of Light Street to close for 3 weeks for water main repairsTwo blocks of Light Street are expected to be closed to traffic for weeks so crews can replace a water main that broke during rush hour Monday, according to a public works department spokesman.

Three shot in Brooklyn neighborhoodThree men were shot - one fatally, and another who was critically injured - in two incidents in South Baltmore's Brooklyn neighborhood, near the Anne Arundel County line. 

Miller says lawmakers must be asked for their votes on gamblingSenate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said that "some hard work" and "elbow grease" are required in coming days if the General Assembly is to come back for a special session on gambling expansion. 

Ten arrested in Howard County prostitution stingHoward County police have charged 10 men with solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct during an operation targeting solicitation activities along the U.S. 1 corridor in Laurel.

Rescue teams recover body of man missing in Bush RiverThe body of Kamhou Xairavong was found at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 2021 Park Beach Drive in Perryman, close to where he originally went missing.

COMING LATER...

  • Continuing coverage of the water main break, including its impact on the Grand Prix route, water rates, commuters and businesses. A second break has also occurred in Fells Point.
  • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is calling for a recount of Baltimore population numbers, arguing that the city has not lost population as recent figures show.
  • The state pension board was slated to vote Tuesday on lowering its expectations for returns, potentially affecting retiree benefits.
  • Two state senators are calling for fines as high as $100 million for utilities Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and Pepco for the power outages following June 29 storms.
  • This week's Taste section offers recipes for the bounty of tomatoes at local farmer's markets.
  • This week's edition of b delves into weddings -- where to propose, where to hold a wedding, and how to become an ordained minister.
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