Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday


The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 81 and southeast winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour. Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 68.


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City schools special education legal fight ends: A federal suit filed in 1984 alleging that city students weren't receiving timely assessments and that services to students with disabilities were grossly inadequate, was finally resolved Saturday after a two-year settlement.

Northeast residents take 'solidarity walk' following violence: Gathered in the Belair-Edison neighborhood to take a "solidarity walk" after the killing Monday night of Peter Marvit, residents and city leaders spoke of sticking together to confront crime throughout the city.

Balto. Co. schools roll out plan for air conditioning: Officials said that the Baltimore County school system will begin making incremental progress in providing air conditioning to six schools next year, and another dozen the year after that.


Judge strikes down city's pension change: A key provision of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of the fire and police pension system was struck down Thursday by a federal judge in a ruling that could force the city to pay tens of millions of dollars more to retirees each year.

To host Lance Armstrong, triathlon drops sanctioning: To have Lance Armstrong has a competitor, organizers of the Half Full Triathlon had to give up their status as a sanctioned race, opening the door to critics who say Armstrong's tarnished reputation stains the event.

Yeardley Love's mother speaks out against violence: With her daughter's ex-boyfriend convicted for murder, Sharon Love feels freer to speak about the crime, its aftermath and the broader issue of relationship violence.

University of Maryland launches problem gambling center: As the state is poised to add several new casinos, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said it would create a center aimed at training professionals to help gambling addicts and launch a public awareness campaign.

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