: A 13-year-old girl was found slain Sunday evening in the Darley Park neighborhood of northeast Baltimore, police reported. Family members confirmed the girl's identity as Monae Turnage, according to local newscasts. They had reported her missing early Sunday.
: Last week, the Department of Finance's Baltimore City contracts database -- which offers information on more than 700 contracts going back to July 2010 -- was made public on the site that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched just over a year ago.
: City, academic and nonprofit officials have worked for years to eliminate so-called "food deserts," but they say the latest data from Johns Hopkins University researchers shows the scope of the problem and where good food options are most urgently needed.
: CEO Andrés Alonso has ordered steps over the past two years to prevent cheating scandals. He also has taped a video message with stern warnings about the consequences of cheating, telling educators that it could be a career-ending move.
: Now in her sixth year as Maryland's first lady, Katie O'Malley credits her upbringing -- watching her father grapple with some of the most difficult issues in the 1960s and 1970s -- for her dedication to another cause stirring outrage from many: legalizing same-sex marriage.