- "It's going to be an event and a week like Baltimore's never seen before, and because of that we put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that it's going to be a seamless experience and as enjoyable an experience as possible for all the visitors we have," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said of the impending celebration of Francis Scott Key's famous drafting of the "Star Spangled Banner."
- George L. "Len" Novotny, a retired manager who was active in youth lacrosse for three decades, died Sunday of cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel and Skilled Nursing. He was 73.
- Shuttle bus drivers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport plan to travel the airport's traffic loop "en masse" on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to what they say are unfair working conditions.
- Nearly all of the members of Harford County's Board of Estimates approved a $23.5 million contract last week for construction of a new county Emergency Operations Center, although one member voted against it because more than $2 million of the total $28.6 million cost is currently unfunded.
- U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger will be included in a "60 Minutes" piece Sunday looking at Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, tha members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence see as a threat to national security.
- A mature, egg-bearing northern snakehead has been discovered by scientists in a river just south of Annapolis, raising the possibility that low salinity in the Chesapeake Bay this year has allowed the invasive fish to escape from the Potomac River.