Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

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ON THE SITE...

Alston convicted of theft, misconduct in office: The freshman state delegate from Prince George's County, was convicted of dipping into legislative funds for $800 in January 2011. Jurors deliberated for more than two hours.

Three injured in Westport shooting: Two teen-aged girls and a man were shot in the 2200 block of Annapolis Ave. in the Westport neighborhood shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

Police-involved crash sends 2 to hospital in Howard Co.: A Howard County police sergeant and a 51-year-old woman were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday night on Baltimore National Pike.

Fire officials still investigating cause of Fells Point blaze: Baltimore fire investigators and police arson detectives are working to identify the cause, but fire officials warned it could take some time because the building is large and unsafe. 

Hordes expected at long-anticipated Wegmans opening: Management is anticipating that a crowd of thousands will begin to gather several hours before the 7 a.m. opening, and has met with Howard County police several times to plan and revise traffic control patterns around the Columbia grocer.

 

COMING LATER...

  • Dispatches from the Pride of Baltimore as it sails up the Chesapeake Bay for the Star-Spangled Sailabration that starts this week to commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial.
  • Coverage of visits from President Barack Obama and Ann Romney, wife of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, to Maryland for campaign fundraisers.
  • Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III is taking the last of many trips Tuesday bringing wounded warriors to the Sept. 11 memorial in New York.
  • A state gambling panel is expected to release projections Tuesday for the impact a sixth Maryland casino could have on state revenue.
  • Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is expected to speak at the team's minicamp Tuesday for the first time since the end of the 2011 season.
  • Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts could make his return from injury Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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