Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday


Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and some showers. The high is expected to be around 59 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 48 degrees tonight.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Man shot in head in East Baltimore barbershop: A man was shot in the head in a barbershop in the 2200 block of Harford Road just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, police said. (UPDATE: The victim's age has been identified by police. He will turn 32 on Friday and remains in critical condition, according to police.)

Balto. Co. man, S.C. woman die in coal pile in Fla.: A young man from Baltimore County and a young woman from South Carolina were found dead Monday morning, buried by a coal shipment in central Florida, police said. Their deaths were accidental, police said.

Locksley set to replace Crowton as Maryland's offensive coordinator: The former Maryland assistant and recruiting coordinator, who played defensive back for Towson in 1988-1991 and also served as an assistant there, is expected to be the replacement for the departing Gary Crowton.

After sloppy start, Maryland rallies for 65-61 win over FIU: Led by Terrell Stoglin's 20 points, the Terps were able to post a come-from-behind victory over the 3-7 Golden Panthers and coach Isiah Thomas at Comcast Center.


Governor gets concessions in Constellation-Exelon deal: By agreeing to more commitments to Maryland, the Chicago-based company has gained his support, O'Malley said. He had opposed the $7.9 billion merger as it was originally structured.

Grand Prix official: High-interest loan led to unpaid tax: After entering into a $1.1 million loan for two months, which allowed the lender to collect more than $500,000 in interest and other charges, Baltimore Grand Prix organizers were unable to pay city taxes, according to the former CEO of Baltimore Racing Development.

Md. GOP readies for a long 2012 primary: Maryland's April 3 primary falls a distant three months after the Iowa caucuses and nearly a month after the 11-state electoral behemoth known as Super Tuesday, but the roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential nomination has inspired talk of a prolonged battle that could carry on well into the spring.

Stent committee member faces accusations: After a high-profile case at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, a Maryland Health Care Commission committee began developing safeguards to prevent unnecessary heart stents for patients. But now, one of the committee's members is accused of improper stenting in three separate legal claims.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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