Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


Today's forecast calls for rain with a high temperature around 45 degrees. It is expected to be rainy tonight with a low temperature around 42 degrees.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Balto. Co. man charged with throwing Yorkie from balcony: A Baltimore County man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he tossed a Yorkshire terrier about 50 feet from a 23-foot-high balcony Sunday evening.

Annapolis Alderman Kirby faces questions about residence: Housing officials are investigating whether an alderman found by police in a city-owned complex during a drug raid last week in Annapolis is living there in violation of a lease agreement.

Balto. Co. to consider transgender anti-discrimination bill: Councilman Tom Quirk, a Catonsville Democrat, plans to introduce a measure next week to prohibit discrimination against transgender people.

Occupy Baltimore members gather to fight foreclosure: As many as 100 protesters gathered outside Lila Kara's house, where faded American flags occupy a curbside flower bed, to block the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office from evicting the Bulgarian immigrant -- at least for a day.


Police: 16-year-old admits killing father, dumping body in pond: Robert C. Richardson III is accused of murdering his father, Robert C. Richardson Jr., 58, and then dumping his body in a pond behind a relative's house. Police say the son confessed to the crime and told them where to find the body.

General Assembly: Miller, Busch set records for longevity: Today, when the two chambers of the General Assembly elect their leaders as the annual session begins, the political odd couple of Thomas V. Mike Miller and Michael E. Busch will become the longest-serving pair of presiding officers in any state in the nation.

For the national anthem, the Ravens go for a pro: Just before the Ravens face the Houston Texans, they will hear a familiar voice -- other than John Harbaugh's, that is. It will be the smooth, vibrant baritone of Mishael Miller, who has sung the national anthem for Ravens home games since the first one in 1996.

Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire GOP primary: The Republican candidate rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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