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It’ll be sunny, with low humidity and highs in the low 80s. Tomorrow looks great too, though slightly warmer.


16-year-old Terron Singleton died following a quadruple shooting near Pimlico Race Course early on Wednesday. Singleton’s family and neighbors are remembering him as quick-witted and skilled at fixing mechanical things.

Another, unidentified man was shot and killed near Franklin Square in West Baltimore yesterday afternoon.

At a press conference, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake floated a new reason for the recent surge of violence: a gang power struggle stolen pharmaceuticals, crowds filming the police. The mayor says that efforts to arrest Black Guerrilla Family gang leadership could be fueling infighting and strings of retaliation. With many recent violent crimes unsolved and without known suspects, it’s tricky to draw clear lines between the violence and specific gang activity.


Some progress: yesterday, police announced nine arrests for four recent homicides and five other shootings.


Former governor Martin O’Malley raised $2 million since launching his presidential campaign in May. If that sounds like much, you’re right – democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton has raised $45 million and Bernie Sanders has raked in $15 million.

On the other side of the aisle, governor Larry Hogan endorsed BFF Chris Christie for president.


A missed opportunity for O’Malley: an armored truck spilled thousands of dollars into the 895 southbound Harbor Tunnel last night, closing the tunnel for hours. It’s unknown how the cash fell out of the truck.


Technical.ly Baltimore explains why now might be the right time for AOL to buy Canton-based Millennial Media. It’s rumored that the web giant is looking to buy the mobile ad-tech company for around $300 million dollars.


Scientists from NASA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are pouring over new data from the New Horizons probe Pluto flyby – releasing a new high-res shot of moon Charon and an up-close shot of some of Pluto’s mountains. There’ll be plenty more data to come, but it’ll take some time to get here – the probe can only transmit back to earth at one kilobit a second (it takes about 45 minutes to send one photo).