Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

WEATHER

The National Weather Service is calling for Wednesday to be cloudy, with a high near 83 and a 70 percent chance of precipitation. Wednesday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low around 66 and a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

TRAFFIC

Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.

FROM LAST NIGHT

Kamenetz blames Recher for weekend Towson melee: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz blamed the Recher Theatre on Tuesday for a weekend event that drew unruly crowds to downtown Towson, where several police officers were injured and one man was shot.

Marylanders show support for same-sex marriage, poll shows: Same-sex marriage and the Dream Act are supported by a majority of Marylanders, but voters are just about evenly split on gambling expansion, according to a new independent poll released Wednesday.

Orioles shut out for the first time in 49 games in loss to Jays: On Tuesday night, the Orioles couldn't solve soft-tossing Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Aaron Laffey, who threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 4-0 loss in front of an announced 30,205 at Camden Yards.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Leopold attorney bills taxpayers almost $21K: Anne Arundel County hired a private, $450-an-hour lawyer to defend County Executive John R. Leopold in a discrimination lawsuit, ringing up a $20,743 bill to taxpayers within two weeks.

Bel Air woman gets new ear, thanks to Hopkins surgeons: In what is believed to be the most complicated ear reconstruction in North America, surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital constructed a new ear for a 42-year-old woman who lost her ear to skin cancer.

In-custody death brings out anger with city police: In a filthy East Baltimore lot used as a shortcut and as a place to buy heroin, community leaders and relatives of a man who died in police custody railed against the police Tuesday and called for justice in the case.

Obama, Romney duel in speeches: On a day when President Obama addressed the United Nations about turmoil in the Mideast and defended free speech, Mitt Romney called for the United States to rethink how it awards some foreign aid by requiring governments to work with the private sector to nurture free enterprise.