Bringing the beef

Hazy and overcast, with a chance of storms through the day, and highs in the upper 80s. Tomorrow will be sunnier, but still humid, with highs near 90.

Here’s your weekend catch-up:


Six were injured and two Baltimore women died after a 40-foot boat crashed into a concrete abutment of the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Sunday. Windy Lawson, 41, and Kimberly Ervin, 45, were killed after being ejected from the boat in the crash. Authorities say the boaters were headed to Dundalk after a night of bar-hopping in Fells Point.


Three were shot and killed in the city over the weekend, with at least 10 others wounded in shootings. On Sunday night, a man was killed in northwest Baltimore’s Woodmere neighborhood. Early Saturday morning, a man was killed near Franklin Square in West Baltimore, and on Friday night, a man was shot and killed on Harford Road near Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. In a continuing surge of violence, the city has seen 35 homicides so far in July, and 179 in 2015.


Chaps Pit Beef is looking to expand beyond its strip club parking lot roots with a second location in Catonsville or near Security Square Mall. But the owner doesn’t plan to stop there – Bob Creager is shooting to open 60 franchises in the next five years.


Nick Markakis and his former teammates agree: it’s going to be weird when former Oriole Markakis and the Braves play at Camden Yards tonight.


Couldn’t make it everywhere this weekend? Get up-to-speed with great photos from Pride celebrations at the Sun, and some Otakon costume action in the Baltimore Business Journal.

Weekend beachgoers in Ocean City were treated to humpback whale sightings.