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The humidity is back this week, with highs today in the upper 80s and the chance for storms later this afternoon. After morning rain, tomorrow will be sunny and hot again.


Three children were shot and wounded over the weekend. Two boys, an 8-year-old and 10-year old, were shot in the back Saturday night in the Darley Park neighborhood of northeast Baltimore. On Sunday night, a 13-year-old was shot in the side in south Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood.

Just last week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held up Cherry Hill as a success story for the Safe Streets anti-violence program (the neighborhood has had an overall drop in crime and no homicides in the last year).

On Saturday night, another child in Cherry Hill was badly hurt after a hit-and-run accident with a dirt biker.


In a continuing spike of violence, four were killed in the city. On Saturday, 38-year-old was found dead inside a home in West Baltimore. On Sunday, two men were found shot to death in separate incidences, and a woman was found dead in a home that was then set on fire.


Police shot an armed man in the face in northwest Baltimore on Sunday morning, following a foot chase. Police investigating a car accident were alerted to the nearby man with a gun. Nobody else was hurt and the incident is under investigation.


Horseshoe Casino had its worst month since opening last summer, bringing in just under $22 million in May. The casino has underperformed initial estimates that it’d haul in over $30 million each month – but casino representatives are citing April 27th’s riots, the week-long curfew and continuing violence for scaring away gamblers.