Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

The Crisfield City Dock and a number of the area's homes were damaged by Sandy, but the federal government has denied FEMA aid to Maryland.
The Crisfield City Dock and a number of the area's homes were damaged by Sandy, but the federal government has denied FEMA aid to Maryland. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun)

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high near 58. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, low around 33.

TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues.


U.S. government denies aid to Md. residents hit by Sandy: The Obama administration has denied Maryland's request for federal aid for hundreds of Eastern Shore residents affected by superstorm Sandy, prompting an outcry from state officials, who vowed to appeal the decision.

Northwestern HS preparing to fight against closing: The Northwestern High School Alumni Association has set "Operation Hands-Off Northwestern" in motion, mapping out a fight to save the school from closing. Plans include a legal injunction and civil rights lawsuit when the school board takes its final vote on the closing in the 2015-2016 school year.
City official worried about speed camera problems months ago: City transportation officials were so worried four months ago about inaccurate speeding tickets coming from an automated camera that a supervisor ordered the problem fixed before it could "get out of hands," documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.
State lawmakers examine drug shortages: Maryland lawmakers are jumping into the fray, trying to help hospitals combat growing drug shortages with plans to introduce legislation to tackle the issue at the state level.

Suspect 'implicates' self in N.Y. subway death: New York police said on Tuesday that a suspect they questioned in the death of a 58-year-old man who had been pushed onto a subway track and killed by a train has implicated himself in the incident.



ORIOLES: The Orioles are pushing to add another outfielder, and if they can't re-sign free agent left fielder Nate McLouth, they are trolling for other options, including former Yankees first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher.

RAVENS: With one month remaining in the regular season, the battle for the AFC's first-round playoff byes appears to be a four-team race that includes the Ravens.

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