Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

Good Morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know to start your Wednesday.

The health of an Ebola patient being treated in the state continues to improve. Journalism loses an icon. Here's what you need to know to start your Wednesday. 

 

WEATHER

As the English say, it’s positively “bucketing” out there, and with a forecast of precipitation throughout the day, rain gear is in order. If driving, be careful of wet leaves, which make roadways slippery. The high will be 58, with a low of 45, with blustery winds out of the northwest. 

 

TRAFFIC

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

 

FROM LAST NIGHT

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, died on Tuesday at age 93.  

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Maryland Tuesday stumping for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan.

A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda has been upgraded from fair to good condition.

 

TODAY’S FRONT PAGE

A blood test under development at the Johns Hopkins University could reduce the number of women who need chemotherapy significantly by revealing who has residual cancer cells after breast cancer surgery to remove the tumors.

As Maryland health officials begin reforming their oversight services for adults and children with disabilities, advocates are demanding greater urgency and specific fixes to address a reported increase in incidents of abuse and neglect. Read more of the Sun's investigative series here. 

Rodriquez Purnell, 30, who was charged with murder and mistakenly released from the Maryland Reception Diagnostic and Reception Center Friday, remains at the center of a manhunt, while officials try to determine why he was freed from jail in error.

To some fans, Ray Rice, the former Ravens football player who knocked out his then-fiancee in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino in February, will never be unwelcome.

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