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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

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WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 33 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy with scattered flurries and a low temperature around 31 degrees tonight.

TRAFFIC

Here are today's morning traffic issues.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

City gives Balto. Co. property in Catonsville for open space: Baltimore County Council members unanimously signed off Tuesday on accepting the $110,000 property, which consists of 11 acres on Maple Avenue near Frederick and Rolling roads.

Pedestrian killed in Northwest Baltimore: A 62-year-old man was standing in the median strip of the 3500 block of Park Heights Ave. just before 3:30 p.m. when he was struck by a passing vehicle, according to a Baltimore Police spokeswoman. He was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital.

More than 650 apply for Balto. Co. early retirement: County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed the buyouts in September, hoping to cut about 200 positions from the county payroll, but more than three times that number sought the opportunity.

Harford Co. robbery victims left in socks, underwear: Three men have been charged with armed robbery after what a prosecutor said started as a drug deal early Friday in the outskirts of Whiteford that left two brothers in just their underwear and socks knocking on doors seeking help in the middle of the night.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Housing vehicles could be sold to pay lead judgment: In order to pay $2.59 million in damages awarded by a jury for a lead poisoning judgment, the Baltimore sheriff's office plans to begin the process Wednesday of seizing 20 vehicles owned by the city's housing authority.

Trial begins in Md. suit over black universities: Alumni and students from Maryland's four historically black universities took their long-held view that the state perpetuates racial segregation to court Tuesday, arguing that their institutions are underfunded.

Latest Md.-made tug is bound for Baltimore's harbor: The six vessels, each worth more than $5 million, are the first ocean-going tugs built in Maryland in nearly a half-century.

Romney squeaks out victory in Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged out Rick Santorum by only eight votes, winning by 30,015 to 30,007, the state Republican Party announced.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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