Good afternoon, Baltimore: Monday lunchtime lowdown


Signs of violent struggle in North Baltimore triple shooting: Police found one man, age unknown, who was shot in the head and later died, one 50-year-old woman who was shot in the foot, and one 28-year-old man who was shot in the face.


City councilman to introduce bills aimed at curbing mayor's power: Councilman Bill Henry's bills would reduce the number of council votes needed to override a mayoral veto of a council bill from three-fourths to two-thirds of the council and allow the council to add funds to certain areas of the budget, after cuts from other areas. 

Grand Prix group lands some sponsors: Sunoco, Dr. Pepper and Giant Food are among them, though none has signed on as a title sponsor of the Labor Day weekend event.

Area bracing for short burst of heatBaltimore City officials declared a "Code Red" heat emergency Monday morning, opening 11 cooling centers across the city. In other counties, those seeking shelter from the heat are encouraged to visit senior centers and public libraries.

'House of Cards' to film in Peabody Institute this week: The Netflix series is  expected to film one of its biggest scenes in the first 13 episodes starting Tuesday.

Werner's luncheonette reopens MondayThe new Werner's offers patrons separate breakfast and lunch menus. The Redwood Street luncheonette was a gathering spot for politicians and lawyers and a favorite of movie and television location scouts before it closed in April.

  • Maryland's pension system board will vote Tuesday on whether to lower its expectations for future returns, potentially impacting future retiree benefits.
  • A look at Ken Mallette, Maryland's chief of emergency management, who started his role in May and has had an eventful first few months on the job given a tornado outbreak and derecho storm in June.
  • Gov. Martin O'Malley will meet with county and state officials over the next two days to discuss the prospect of expanding legal gambling in Maryland.
  • In his Tuesday column, Dan Rodricks shares the views of former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman Joe Ehrmann on the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal at Penn State.
  • Businesses in Canton are struggling with parking woes in the neighborhood, with at least one even choosing to relocate downtown to avoid the problem.
  • Ravens fans await a 4 p.m. deadline for the team to sign a long-term deal with running back Ray Rice.