Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


partly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 58 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with showers likely, and a low temperature around 48 degrees.



for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.


: A customer was shot Tuesday evening during a robbery at a Royal Farms on

Harford Road

near Echodale Avenue in Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood. Police say the two robbers, apparently in masks, fled on foot.

: The U.S. Justice Departmenthas opened an investigation of possible racial discrimination in hiring at the

Baltimore County

police and fire departments, according to correspondence between the agency and the county.

: Transgender people would be protected from discrimination in Baltimore County under a measure approved by the County Council Tuesday, making the county the fourth local government in


to adopt such protections.

: Recovering from their most lopsided defeat of the season, the Terps did a major exorcism, scoring 10 straight points in a game-closing 14-4 run in the final 97 seconds to beat the Hurricanes, 70-65, at

Comcast Center



: A controversial program that lets U.S. immigration officials check the citizenship status of people who have been arrested is being expanded to include Baltimore despite objections from Mayor

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

and immigrant advocates.

: State officials said Tuesday that they would not renew Contemporary Family Services' license to place foster care children, alleging that the


-based company falsified minutes of board meetings and failed to pay its foster parents and employees on time, among other issues.

: Gasoline prices across the state and the nation are climbing fast, and motorists could see $4 a gallon at the pump in the coming months, fueled by demand in China and India and turmoil in the oil-rich Middle East, analysts say.

: Just what George Huguely V might be guilty of -- along with the time he's assigned to serve in prison -- will depend upon the jury's interpretation of key evidence, which includes an hourlong videotaped statement that Huguely gave to police.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]