partly sunny skies and a high temperature around 36 degrees. It is expected to be a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain tonight with a low temperature around 29 degrees.



for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.


: Go purple, or go to the library. That was the warning some teachers issued to parents at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School regarding student participation at Friday's Ravens-sponsored pep rally.

: The parents of a teenage girl from Virginia who was found dead next to a trash bin in Baltimore in 2008 are alleging that a state medical examiner threw away her heart and brain, among other organs.

: A Utah doctor facing a murder charge related to a botched second-trimester abortion has been extradited to Maryland.

: More than a week after being placed on paid administrative leave following an on-court confrontation with one of his own players, Morgan State men's basketball coach Todd Bozeman was reinstated Thursday night, a school spokesman said.


: Ray Rice, Joe Flacco or even some lesser-known Raven will be poised to land deals if the team beats the New England Patriots on Sunday, sports marketing experts say.

: In court filings in Baltimore this week, the government says the seized computers "cannot lawfully be returned." An NSA official concluded that disclosing the contents of one computer hard drive would "cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security."

: State officials have revoked tax breaks from more than 550 homes in Baltimore after a Baltimore Sun analysis showed that hundreds of owners have been receiving the homestead property tax credit on multiple houses in apparent violation of state law.

: Baltimore's housing bureau does not have to pay a $2.6 million jury award to two siblings who say they were poisoned by lead paint when they lived in public residences as toddlers, a Maryland intermediate appellate court ruled Thursday.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]