Good afternoon, Baltimore: Thursday lunchtime lowdown


Freeh report: Paterno, others protected SanduskyPenn State’s leaders, including Joe Paterno, were more concerned about bad publicity than protecting children, which investigators in a report released this morning found “saddening and sobering.”

Columbia car crash kills teenage driverShaquan Jamal Curtis, 17, of the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road died in the 3:05 a.m. accident. Police said he lost control of the Audi sedan, left Columbia Road near Tarkington Place and struck a tree.

Second Linthicum sting leads to prostitution arrest: For a second time this month, the Anne Arundel County police's vice unit has arrested a woman for prostitution during an undercover operation targeting solicitation activities in Linthicum's hotels area, near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Greens descend on Baltimore for conventionIt won't have the glitter of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, but Baltimore will nevertheless get a piece of the 2012 nomination action as the national Green Party opens a three-day convention here today to pick a presidential candidate.

Another stretch of 90s in the forecastThis week was forecast as a return to the 80s, but there ended up being a one-day reprieve before what looks like another extended return to the 90s.

  • The Anne Arundel County Council is seeking power to approve the replacement for retired police Chief William Teare.
  • In Baltimore city schools, Maryland State Assessment scores show an achievement gap to those students who have been suspended.
  • Twenty years after first building student housing, the Maryland Institute College of Art is adding a $16 million housing addition that aims to help transform the North Avenue corridor.
  • A look at what the Orioles need to do to stay competitive in the second half of the baseball season.
  • This week's Live! section provides a tour of bars of the "Dundalk Riviera".