Here's what you need to know to start your day.
Be thankful you don't live near anywhere near the Great Lakes, upstate New York or New Hampshire, which will be clobbered by up to six feet of snow today by the time the storm blows itself out. Here in Maryland, temperatures may have hit a record low this morning, but will top out at 34 and dip to 30 overnight. There is a slight chance of precipitation with winds out of the southwest at 6 to 12 mph.
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It might be chilly in Baltimore but at least the area isn't buried under 60 inches of snow like Buffalo. All 50 states saw temperatures at or below freezing Tuesday.
And trouble continues for actress Amanda Bynes. Earlier this week she issued a formally apology for saying she'd like to kill her parents.
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After the alleged kidnapping of a 12-year-old student as she walked to school last week, Perry Hall Middle School officials say they will call parents to report when a child is absent.
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Maryland's health website opened early. According to Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the exchange board chairman, the rollout was running smoothly, unlike the debacle of a year ago.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown, who took out a $500,000 loan from the Laborers International Union in October to keep his faltering campaign going, did not pay it off as planned, according to a financial report filed Tuesday evening.
City officials plan to nearly double the size of Baltimore's rat-fighting crew in the coming weeks, a move they say will cut in half the time it takes exterminators to blanket the city --- and give them a chance to keep up with the rapid reproductive cycle of the prolific creatures.