Good morning, Baltimore: Rams Head president speaks, Congress battles over DHS, new deck of 'Cards'

Friday's mix: winter weather, congressional drama, new 'House of Cards'

Good Morning, Baltimore: here's what yoou need to know for Friday

WEATHER

Snow showers are a possibility this morning with flurries in the afternoon. It’s going to be cold today with the mercury hitting a high of 28 with an overnight low of 14.  Winds will be out of the north northwest  7 to 14 mph. The rest of the weekend promises to be cold so don’t put away those flannel pajamas just yet. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bal-wx-wind-chills-in-teens-forecast-friday-20150226-story.html

TRAFFIC

Get the latest on delay’s for this morning’s commute from baltimoresun.com

FROM LAST NIGHT

Gov. Larry Hogan defended his funding of education Thursday while also declaring that “our children deserve better” than the school options now available to them. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-hogan-charters-20150226-story.html

A new festival, the Light City Baltimore festival, is designed to help brand the city as a hub of arts and innovation, building on its burgeoning tech and music scenes. http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/news/bs-md-light-city-20150226-story.html

In a statement Thursday, Kyle Muehlhauser, 37, president of the Rams head Group, said he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by charges that he secretly videotaped women in the bathroom of his Savage restaurant. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-muehlhauser-statement-20150226-story.html

FROM TODAY’S FRONT PAGE

With only hours remaining before the Department of Homeland Security runs out of money, Republican House leaders on Thursday floated a way to avoid a shutdown but extended debate over President Barack Obama’s far-reaching- immigration policy changes. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-dhs-congress-20150226-story.html

Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, 50,  assumes control of the Maryland National Guard in a change-of-command ceremony. She is the 29th adjutant general of Maryland, and the first African-American and first woman to hold that position. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-general-singh-profile-20150226-story.html#page=1

Civil rights advocates and families of alleged victims of police brutality urged state lawmakers Thursday to improve law enforcement accountability. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-police-brutality-bills-20150226-story.html#page=1

Today, federal Judge Richard D. Bennett will consider whether Michael D. Hayden Jr., a Tilghman Island waterman who has been convicted of participating in a rockfish poaching scheme, also engaged in obstruction of justice in the case when he threatened others in the probe.   http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-hayden-sentencing-20150226-story.html#page=1

TRENDING

The Netflix series, "House of Cards," had its season three debut overnight, and Z on TV offered a preview suggesting its still very "bingeworthy." Stay tuned for reviews of the episodes, complete with potential spoiler alerts.  http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-season-3-house-of-cards-still-bingeworthy-viewing-20150218-story.html

 

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