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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

WEATHER

mostly cloudy skies and a chance of morning showers with a high temperature around 67 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with a chance of rain after midnight and a low temperature around 43 degrees.

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

: Preliminary toxicology reports show both drivers in a head-on collision early Saturday on Route 50 were intoxicated, Maryland State Police said Tuesday.

: A Facebook page, local fundraiser and donation account have all been set up in support of Robert Richardson III, 16, who was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime.

: They have the governor's backing and a rewritten bill, but advocates of legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland have made little progress in quieting the concerns of many faith leaders who adamantly oppose the legislation.

: Four thieves are being sought by Maryland State Police for stealing a John Deere lawn tractor from a newly constructed Cecil County Lowe's and fleeing police before crashing a stolen pickup, an accident that resulted in the death of a fifth thief.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

: On state tax rolls, 19 wooded acres in northern Harford County essentially don't exist. No owner is listed -- a rarity in Maryland -- and as the Boy Scouts try to add the land to their campground, they must grapple with an arcane, Colonial-era land patent.

: Maryland's second-largest foster care provider failed to track background checks, training and other requirements for its foster parents, putting the children at risk, according to state officials.

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: For nearly half a century, Columbia residents have looked to the "People Tree" sculpture as a symbol of founder James Rouse's vision of an inclusive, connected community. Now, the organization that runs the planned town says it will drop images of the tree at a cost of as much as $200,000.

: Mitt Romney may have won a blowout victory in Florida's presidential primary, but Newt Gingrich is not about to concede defeat.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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