Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


Today's forecast calls for rain with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and a high temperature around 62 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 48 degrees tonight.


Here are today's morning traffic issues.


Judges hear challenge to Maryland congressional map: Three federal judges expressed skepticism Tuesday that Maryland's political mapmakers intentionally diluted black voting power when they drew new congressional districts, as the map's opponents have argued.

E. Baltimore residents rally for jobs at EBDI development: About 200 people shouted "Jobs! Jobs!" as they marched Tuesday through the streets of East Baltimore on a 10-block route to the headquarters of a nonprofit overseeing the $1.8 billion redevelopment of the area north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance names new director: Jeannie Howe, former president of Everyman Theatre's board of directors, has been appointed executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, effective Jan. 3.

Jennifer Royle leaving 105.7 The Fan at end of Ravens season: The sports reporter is leaving Baltimore radio station WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan) and she plans to return to her hometown of Boston, she said Tuesday.


Project aims for national standard in music education: Launched by Carnegie Hall in New York and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Achievement Program seeks to establish the first national standard in the United States for measuring musical aptitude in students of all ages.

Maryland sees improvement in jobs picture: Maryland's employment picture continued to improve in November, and local economists are hopeful that 2012 will be an improvement over this year -- but they aren't expecting much.

Loss of tax breaks means large bills for homeowners: A group of Baltimore homeowners have recently gotten hefty property tax bills going back four years after revelations that they were improperly collecting "homestead" credits -- a widespread problem highlighted in an investigation published Sunday by The Baltimore Sun.

Police believe Towson Town Center shooting was not random: Baltimore County Police released few details about the shooting beyond the victim's name, emphasizing that the mall is safe and they do not believe that 19-year-old Rodney Vest Pridget's death was a case of random violence.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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