Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday


The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a 30 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.


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Williams' interception return key in Ravens' win: Cornerback Cary Williams' first career interception helped the Ravens turn aside the pesky Browns, 23-16, Thursday nigh tat M&T; Bank Stadium.

Two women killed in separate shootings in city: A 19-year-old woman shot in the city's Irvington neighborhood died Thursday from a gunshot wound to the head. Additionally, an unidentified woman shot in the torso Thursday night in Cherry Hill died Friday morning.

Convicted murderer from Columbia killed in prison cell: A 28-year-old man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering two people in Howard County in 2007 was found dead and bloodied in his Allegany County prison cell early Thursday, according to police.

NFL officials receive loud cheers in first night back: Instead of receiving the usual jeers that go with their profession, NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew were treated like conquering heroes Thursday night at M&T; Bank Stadium.


Inspector General's report critical of city's phone purchases: An investigation into the Rawlings-Blake administration's purchase of nearly $675,000 in phone and computer equipment found possible conflicts of interest and missed opportunities for "significant cost savings."

Twitter, Facebook can be powerful law enforcement tools: To head off problems like the unruly, violent crowds that descended on Towson and downtown Baltimore this year, police departments locally and across the nation are seeking new ways to tap into social media sites.

'Lost' Renoir apparently stolen from BMA: A painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir that was recently rediscovered and purchased from a flea market for $7 appears to have been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951.

Netanyahu issues stern warning on Iran's nuclear threat: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" for Iran's nuclear program on Thursday, saying Tehran will be on the brink of developing a nuclear weapon in less than a year.

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