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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

WEATHER

The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday

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and north winds between 10 and 16 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning of a threat of wildfires in the area Tuesday afternoon and evening, due to "gusty" winds, low humidity and low moisture. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 65.

TRAFFIC

for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

: Four Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company firefighters, who were suspended and/or demoted for their improper Facebook posts, have lost appeals of the disciplinary actions, Chief Eddie Hopkins said Monday.

: The Baltimore City Council defeated legislation Monday aimed at requiring city agencies to be audited at least once every two years. The council voted 8-7 against the measure sponsored by Councilman Carl Stokes, who appeared disheartened by the outcome.

: Lexington County deputies say a Baltimore man shot and killed his live-in girlfriend as they drove to pick up their son who was staying with relatives in South Carolina.

: Michael Phelps finished second in the 400-meter individual medley to arch-rival Ryan Lochte in the opening act of the Olympic swimming trials Monday, but both qualified for the London Games, setting the stage for another duel over their sport's most challenging event.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the main provision of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants but threw out three other parts, handing partial victories to President Barack Obama in his challenge to the law and to the measure's conservative supporters.

: Days after political talks on expanding gambling in Maryland collapsed, a group pushing for a casino at National Harbor has taken its case to the public by buying television ads in the Baltimore market and staging a rally in Annapolis.

: A lawsuit pitting Bengies Drive-In Theatre against a neighboring Royal Farms convenience store and its outdoor lights is being argued before a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury this week. If the lights are not ordered removed, or at least toned down, Vogel said in an interview, he could be forced to shut down.

: A federal jury convicted a Perry Hall man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering for selling $9 million worth of bogus biodiesel credits to commodities brokers and oil companies -- a case that has shaken the nation's renewable-fuel industry and prompted congressional inquiries about the adequacy of federal oversight.

: City and state lawmakers called Monday for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found that chronic errors have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue, despite warnings stretching back more than a decade.

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