The current environment – Monday, May 18th

Humidity and mid 80s today, with the chance of storms later. Same thing tomorrow, but even warmer.


The city’s intense outbreak of gun violence continued over the weekend, with four dead in separate shooting incidences, and at least 12 others shotFour people were shot in one attack in East Baltimore’s Oliver neighborhood on Saturday.


Despite rain and broken bathrooms, a record 131,680 came to Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The Maryland Jockey Club is considering moving the event out of the city to Laurel Park in coming years.


Amtrak trains will begin running between DC and NYC again today. Last week’s train derailment in Philadelphia killed eight and injured over one hundred people. Investigators are still trying to determine why the train was traveling over 100mph at the time of the crash. The engineer, who suffered a concussion, claims not to remember the moments leading up to the derailment.



Rumor has it that Jay-Z and Beyonce helped post bail for some Baltimore protesters in the last few weeks.