partly sunny skies with a high temperature around 49 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 36 degrees tonight.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
: A 15-year-old boy was hit by two cars Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Putty Hill and Wilson avenues in Parkville, police said, and he was pronounced dead a few minutes later.
: The body of a Middle River man who went missing on Dec. 2 was found Thursday afternoon in a Montgomery County reservoir where he worked, according to a statement from his employer.
: A 23-year-old Eastern Shore watermen faces up to $28,000 in fines for multiple oystering violations in Dorchester County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Thursday.
: He pleaded guilty in September after agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided his downtown law office and Pikesville home earlier this year and found $1.15 million in unreported income.
TODAY'S FRONT PAGE
: Officials declared an end to the mission in Iraq on Thursday, more than eight years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein started, triggering years of violent conflict but also clearing the way for democratic elections.
: "It's hard to believe there was a time when the JFX wasn't there," says former Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III.
: The Walters Art Museum has been putting its stamp on the nation for more than 77 years -- but never in quite the way that it's doing this holiday season.
: A state advisory group on Thursday recommended legislative changes to bolster oversight of coronary stent placements amid widespread concerns about unnecessary medical procedures, but it stopped short of proposing that state law regulate physician reviews in hospitals.