Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


cloudy skies, patchy fog in the morning and a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high temperature near 80 degrees. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature around 66 degrees.


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


: As the amount spent on students in traditional schools increases, the system's 33 charter schools will see their per-pupil expenditures drop by $257 from 2012, for a total of $9,007. The overall amount for charters, however, has steadily increased as their populations grow.

: A 31-year-old

Baltimore County

man has been arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer in

St. Mary's County

, and police are investigating whether he may have committed similar offenses closer to his home.

: Annapolis police are looking for a man who pulled a 21-year-old woman into an alley in downtown Annapolis and sexually assaulted her early Saturday morning.

: When left-hander Brian Matusz walked off the

Camden Yards

field Tuesday after throwing a two-hit gem in a 4-1 victory, the announced crowd of 25,171 -- at least those there to cheer the Orioles -- showed its appreciation with a loud and long standing ovation.


: The ongoing debate over youth crime in downtown


has sparked a war of words over race -- overshadowing a debate over the police response to disturbances and objections from city politicians who say the issue is vastly overblown.

: Under the legislation -- one of hundreds of bills Gov.

Martin O'Malley

signed into law -- high school seniors will have to pass an assessment in government to be able to graduate starting with the Class of 2017. The Maryland State Department of Education dropped the test last year.

: As the debate continues about whether the county should allow a


supermarket and other development at the former manufacturing plant on Reisterstown Road, two other developers in the area are fighting the project -- and each side is trying to rally community support.

: In Maryland, lawmakers have passed eight of the 10 key injury-prevention measures, according to the report. And the state beats the national death rate from injuries with 56.1 per 100,000 people. Nationally, the rate is 57.9 per 100,000 people.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]