Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for early fog and then sunny skies with a high temperature around 50 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear with a low temperature around 36 degrees tonight.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

Mother, daughter killed in Essex fire: A 63-year-old woman and a 41-year-old woman believed to be her daughter died Monday night in a fire in an Essex rowhouse, Baltimore County firefighters said.

Mother of slain 3-year-old indicted on charges of child abuse: Joaquinia Marie LaJeuness, 28, has been indicted on charges of child abuse and related counts stemming from what Howard County police allege was abuse of Elijah Izale LaJeuness that took place five months before his death.

Baltimore officials want to move to federal election cycle: Baltimore officials plan to ask the General Assembly to pass legislation to align the city's municipal elections with the federal cycle, the city's chief lobbyist said Monday.

Police press for tips in killing of 84-year-old Mary Hines: Baltimore police canvassed the East Baltimore neighborhood where the elderly woman was fatally stabbed and set on fire, hoping to generate tips in a case that has officials and residents outraged. Police said Monday that they have no suspects in the case.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

O'Malley formally recognizes Piscataway tribe: Hundreds of Piscataways gathered beneath the State House dome in Annapolis Monday as Gov. Martin O'Malley issued executive orders formally recognizing the Native American tribe as a distinct people. It is the first time Maryland has given formal recognition to a tribe.

Ex-soldier from Laurel charged with trying to join terrorist group in Somalia: Craig Benedict Baxam, 24, was charged by federal authorities Monday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Bernstein's year of changes and challenges: State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein spent the last year chipping away at his anonymity and his campaign promises, quietly overhauling operations and implementing new initiatives. Still, his first year was marked by growing pains.

City officials closemouthed on Grand Prix search: Baltimore officials are conducting a swift and informal search for a new team to manage the city's Grand Prix race -- and are declining to explain how or by what criteria they are making decisions.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]