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Good Morning, Baltimore: Here's what you need to know for Friday, April 24.

Good morning, Baltimore! Here’s what you need to know for your Friday.

WEATHER

Today will be partly sunny, windy with temperatures in the mid-50s. But it’ll be a cold start with temperatures in the mid-30s. Freeze warnings are in effect for Carroll, Baltimore and Harford counties until 9 a.m. today. Strong northwest winds will range from 10 to 20 mph, with gusts of 30 mph or more possible. There is little chance for precipitation, however.  It looks like we’re in for a rain both Saturday and Sunday.

TRAFFIC

Get the latest on delays for this morning’s commute from baltimoresun.com

FROM TODAY’S FRONT PAGE

When a handcuffed Freddie Gray was placed in a Baltimore police patrol wagon April 12, he was talking and breathing. At the end of the ride, “he could not talk or breathe,” according to a police official. Gray is not the first person to come out of a city police van without serious injuries.

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As children, Freddie Gray and his two sisters were found to have damaging lead levels in their blood, which led to educational, behavioral and medical problems, according to a lawsuit they filed in 2008 against the owner of the Sandtown-Winchester home the family rented for four years.

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Warren Weinstein, of Rockville, a government contractor who was captured by al-Qaida in August 2011, was killed in a January drone attack on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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The Hubble Space and Telescope has turned 25.

FROM LAST NIGHT

Melinda B. Peters, 41, who has headed  the State Highway Administration for 3 ½ years, resigned Thursday.

Gov. Larry Hogan committed Thursday to spending $2 million to fight heroin addiction, the first time he has agreed to spend any of a $200 million pot of cash that has stirred discord in Annapolis.

A man and a woman were found dead Thursday in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of Canton Crossing, a popular Canton shopping center ,in what police suspect is an apparent murder-suicide.

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