Breaking the ice – Wednesday, March 4th

Today will be rainy and above freezing, but it’s not spring yet: 5-10 inches of snow are expected to fall tomorrow after temperatures dip overnight. This new wave of snow will probably close schools on Thursday, bringing us one step closer to a dystopia where we send teens out on the harbor ice to determine their fate.

If there’s any more snow this season past this storm, local road crews could run out of salt.

A suspect is in custody following an odd string of shootings across Maryland the last two weeks. The shooter took aim at vehicles near the Arundel Mills shopping center, a Laurel Walmart, and the Columbia Mall. Yesterday, the windows of a dump truck on the Intercounty Connector were blown out by gunfire, injuring two passengers. Later, shots hit a building at the NSA headquarters. The FBI is leading the investigation

WBAL-TV has a must-see investigation of a slumlord renting dangerously rundown houses to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Larry Rafferty would find tenants outside of methadone clinics and place them in rooms without heat, leaking ceilings and holes in the wall for around $500 a month. It gets worse: Rafferty didn’t even own some of the homes – several had deceased owners or were previously seized by the city.

At a campaign kick-off event for his bid for the 1st District council seat, Zeke Cohen proposed to his girlfriend (she said yes). That’s one way to bring attention to your campaign – did I just fall for it?