Rain today, and lots of it. Some areas could see over an inch of rain in a short period of time. Drier tomorrow, but windy.
While Baltimore’s arrest numbers might be on the rise, the city’s ‘murder-a-day or more’ surge of violence rolls on. Yesterday brought the year’s 211th homicide, matching 2014’s total for the entire year. A man was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a vacant home near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania.
Hotel bookings in Baltimore fell sharply after April, causing almost a 9% decline for the fiscal year that ended in June.The drop comes despite last fall’s major Star-Spangled Spectacular event. The tourism and convention industry is hoping to see some recovery soon, with hopes that upcoming events like spring’s Light City Baltimore will draw a crowd.