Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


Today's forecast calls for more cool weather, with highs expected in the low 50s and gusty winds. There's a chance of showers tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.


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Fire damages Sparrows Point church: A three-alarm fire tore through a church in the 4300 block of North Point Blvd. in Sparrows Point on Tuesday night, causing parts of the roof to collapse, according to a Baltimore County fire official. There were no injuries reported, officials said.

Peaceful march for Trayvon Martin met by heavy police presence: There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore.

Balto. Co. school board OKs Dance as superintendent: The Baltimore County school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve S. Dallas Dance, a Houston school administrator, as the next superintendent of its 105,000-student system.

Orioles squander chances vs. Yankees, lose in 12 innings: Just 30 minutes before midnight, New York's Raul Ibanez hit a two-out, run-scoring, ground-rule double to right-center field in the 12th off Pedro Strop that ultimately handed the Orioles a 5-4 loss.


What now? Legislative leaders decry budget cuts, say special session is needed: Democratic lawmakers limped out of Annapolis having enacted a "doomsday" budget that slashes spending for education and other services they do not want to cut -- and with no clear plan on how to fix a political mess of their own making.

Canton rehab without permits could lead to jail time: City officials say the case of a rowhouse with illegal renovations shows that when safety is at stake and other enforcement measures fall short, they aren't afraid to throw you behind bars for breaking the rules.

Md. becomes 1st state to ban employers from asking for social media passwords: If Gov. Martin O'Malley signs the bill, it would make Maryland the first state in the nation to set such a restriction into law. Other states are considering similar legislation, including Illinois and California.

3 Md. educators share in Mega Millions winnings: For now, "The Three Amigos," as they call themselves, have allowed lottery officials to reveal only the barest details about their identities: a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 50s. They work at three different public schools.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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