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WEATHER

mostly cloudy skies and a high around 51 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 38 degrees tonight.

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TRAFFIC

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OCCUPY BALTIMORE

to read updates about the removal of Occupy Baltimore protesters at McKeldin Square.

about police clearing protesters from the Inner Harbor.

of police removing protesters from the Occupy Baltimore encampment.

of the Occupy Baltimore encampment.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

: Just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, an approximately 4,400-square-foot, single-family dwelling was destroyed by fire. The homeowners weren't home at the time. No further information was available.

: About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police.

: A woman died Monday after she was struck around 7:15 a.m. by a northbound light rail train on the Central Maryland corridor just north of Lutherville.

: The Orioles decided Monday not to tender a 2012 contract to outfielder Luke Scott, allowing their 2010 Most Valuable Oriole to become a free agent, according to an industry source.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

: Business is booming this holiday season for shippers such as FedEx and UPS, thanks to consumers' growing reliance on e-commerce, experts say.

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: Private operators would take over six city recreation centers under a deal that had been slated to go before Baltimore's spending board Wednesday.

: Union and school system officials have struggled to work out critical details of the three-year pact that replaces a pay structure tied to tenure with one that gives teachers the opportunity to earn six-figure salaries.

: Maryland's counties and cities say they will need to spend billions of dollars to take the extra steps needed to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health by 2020, the deadline the state gave them for action.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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