sunny skies and a high temperature near 83 degrees. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low temperature around 66 degrees.



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


: The Harford County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help Tuesday in identifying a man who allegedly used a handgun to rob Jacki's Intimate Boutique in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway last week.

: The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to get rid of a zero-tolerance approach to discipline and replace it with a policy that will give principals more discretion in deciding how to handle serious offenses.

: Two Pasadena teenagers faced serious charges Tuesday after being arrested in connection with throwing a homemade "bottle bomb" at a 6-year-old girl on the playground of Sunset Elementary School on Monday, according to Anne Arundel County police.

: Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts played in his first major league game in nearly 13 months. And despite three home runs by the Orioles in the win, Roberts was the hero.

: Loyola attackman Adam Pomper died Tuesday near his parents' home in Huntington, N.Y., according to a source with knowledge of the situation.


: Maryland doesn't have the political clout of neighboring swing states Virginia or Pennsylvania. But President Obama's fundraising in Baltimore and an event in Linthicum that featured Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, underscore that the state has an important role to play in the race.

: Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday.

: Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H Bealefeld III, who within the next few days will doff his police uniform after a career of 31 years, has been quietly organizing trips for wounded warriors for the past three years.

: The Pride of Baltimore II is set to escort the USS Fort McHenry under the Key Bridge on Wednesday morning to launch Sailabration, a weeklong festival that is part of Maryland's War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]