Rain will move in later today and continue through tomorrow evening. Sunday should stay dry, but windy.
The city’s Department of Transportation is trying to fix one of Baltimore’s worst rush-hour traffic problems between Harbor East and Canton. Their solution? Restricting south-side parking on Aliceanna Street to open another lane of traffic. One thing – they didn’t plan on talking with nearby residents dealing with their own rush hour nightmare: trying to park. Councilman Jim Kraft announced the change on Tuesday and the freakout began. The DOT now plans to hold a community meeting at the end of the month.
Michael Johnson won’t face a third trial for the murder of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes in 2010 – at least not yet. Yesterday, a judge tossed out a January re-indictment against Johnson. Johnson’s first trial and 2nd degree murder conviction were overturned by a judge in 2013, and a second trial ended with a mistrial in December 2014 (Johnson was charged again weeks later). Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby intends to take another crack at the case.
UMBC expelled two students following the investigation of an alleged gang rape of a female student on campus last fall. According to the woman’s attorney, police were dismissive of her complaint following the incident. Baltimore County officials didn’t pursue criminal charges in the case, citing a lack of evidence.
Yesterday, police announced three recent homicides. A woman died Tuesday after a reported disturbance in the Medfield neighborhood on Tuesday. A man was found shot to death in a car yesterday morning in Northeast Baltimore’s Cedonia neighborhood. Another man was stabbed to death last night near Clifton Park in East Baltimore.
These killings bring Baltimore city up to 41 so far this year.