Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

WEATHER: Showers, with a high near 52. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, low around 38.

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


Voice of Elmo leaves 'Sesame Street' after underage sex accusations: Baltimore-born Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, is taking a leave of absence from the show in the aftermath of allegations that he had sex with an underage boy, which surfaced Monday on the website TMZ.

Infrastructure issues continue with 2 more water main breaks: For the second time in six days, Baltimore's aging water system ruptured, affecting service to dozens while snarling traffic and providing yet another unpleasant reminder of the region's crumbling infrastructure.
Paid sick leave law urged in Maryland:  Baltimore groups that advocate for workers are launching a campaign to require paid leave in the state, calling it a public-health issue. Business groups, however, argue that adding regulatory mandates can stall job growth.
Baltimoreans are as healthy as their neighborhoods: Another study is adding to evidence that the a neighborhood's condition can have a significant impact on its residents' health. Life expectancy varied by as much as 30 years between Baltimore's poorest and wealthiest neighborhoods between 2005 and 2009.

Petraeus scandal widens to include top U.S. general: General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus.



ORIOLES: As a result of his leadership, O's manager Buck Showalter could be rewarded with his third AL Manager of the Year Award tonight.


RAVENS: The next three weeks, which features two games against the Steelers and a road contest versus the San Diego Chargers, will go a long way toward defining the Ravens' season and whether they are going to coast to an AFC north title.

TERPS: After a slow start, Maryland seemed to come to life in its home opener, using superior size and depth to record a 67-45 win over Morehead State.

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Baltimore's best: We're one day away from releasing our full list of Baltimore's best bars and restaurants. Check out the first 80 restaurant picks and Baltimore bars.

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