Good afternoon, Baltimore: Friday lunchtime lowdown


Governor's crime chief to depart: Kristin Mahoney, one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's longest-serving aides, is leaving her role as head of the governor's crime prevention office for a job in the U.S. justice department. She said her move is unrelated to the resignations of Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III and Sheryl Goldstein, a crime adviser to the mayor, on Thursday.

Body found on elementary school grounds in city: Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School in Northwest Baltimore is closed Friday after a body of a young man was discovered on the edge of school grounds Friday morning.

Victims identified in Ellicott City church shooting: Brenda Brewington, 59, and Rev. Marguerite Mary Kohn, 62, an administrative assistant and co-rector at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, respectively, were shot Thursday night. Brewington died, while Kohn is in critical condition.

U.S. hiring slows, unemployment dips to 8.1 percent: Employers added 115,000 workers last month after increasing payrolls 154,000 in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. Economists had expected to see the creation of 170,000 jobs.

Facebook plans to raise $10.6 billion in mega IPO: That would dwarf the stock offerings of tech companies like Google and give the world's largest social network a market value close to that of


  • Ellicott City teen Mohammad Massan Khalid is expected to enter a plea Friday in Philadelphia court on charges he aided a terrorist.
  • Political consultant Julius Henson is expected to testify in his trial over 2010 Election Day robocalls.
  • Sun film critic Chris Kaltenback will preview the Maryland Film Festival, which begins Friday.
  • Two local horses are entered in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Dumb Talking and Union Rags.
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