Drip by drip – Wednesday, March 18th

After an overnight freeze, the temperature probably won’t make it out of the 40s today. There will be more of the same tomorrow.

Three Morgan State University students were stabbed in an on campus incident yesterday afternoon. All 3 students play football for MSU. Investigators say they have a suspect in custody. No emergency text alert was sent to MSU students after the attack, in a later email, university president David Wilson explained that no alert was sent because the incident was not random. Students were also not notified last month when 4 people were shot in the Hillen neighborhood just off-campus.

A 27-year-old man was shot to death in a car in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore.

Just under 300,000 Maryland residents acquired health insurance through the state’s healthcare exchange during the 2015 enrollment period. Most of the signups were for Medicaid, though 122,778 bought private insurance on the platform.

The city’s Board of Estimates is expected to approve $4.2 million in additional spending for an ongoing water meter replacement project. The extra money is intended to deal with unexpected repair work to water infrastructure discovered along the way. The overall cost of the project is now $105.8 million.

A new report shows that MTA ridership dropped nearly 5 percent in fiscal 2014 (July – June). The biggest decline was in Baltimore area bus riders. The agency is acknowledging that lack of reliability might have something to do with the drop-off. It’s likely that upcoming fare increases won’t help, either.