Dogs with magnets – Wednesday, April 8th

Dark clouds and rain all day, with highs in the 50s. More of the same tomorrow.


State lawmakers and Gov. Larry Hogan are still having trouble coming to terms on next year’s state budget, with deadlines looming. Education funding and tax changes for small businesses are the main focus of the wrangling. At a recent meeting between some MD House leadership and Hogan, little progress was made and Hogan, unwilling to compromise, supposedly appeared confused about the state’s legislative process.


A city police commander will have theft charges against him dropped in exchange for paying back the bonus he received after acquiring a fake bachelor degree. Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite was one of four officers discovered cashing in from a phony degree in a recent Baltimore Police internal audit.

Nazr Williams, now 17, was sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to the stabbing death of 15-year-old Deontae Smith after the 2013 Ravens Super Bowl victory parade.

Nobody has come forward yet with information about the hit-and-run death of Charlotte Hutcherson last week. Hutcherson, 45, was struck and killed last Wednesday by a dark Toyota pickup truck while walking along North Avenue.


The Sun has the story of Otter, a four-year-old yellow lab with a spinal injury identified by a MRI. A veterinary center at Johns Hopkins Medical is making high-tech diagnostic scans available for pets. The scans aren’t cheap – costing more than $2000.


The Orioles beat the Rays, 6-5, last night. The teams play again tonight at 7:10.

RIP, Crab Mac Dog at Camden Yards.