Headed for the exit

Sunny today, with temperatures headed towards the upper 80s. There’s a “Code Orange” air quality alert. Tomorrow will be warm and sunny again, but with a breeze. There’s a chance of rain Sunday, with highs around 80.


A 17-year-old Frederick Douglass High football player is being charged with attempted murder after brutally beating a teammate on Wednesday, allegedly over a helmet visor. Cellphone video of the attack went viral. Fearing tension, school officials cancelled all after-school activities yesterday (and postponed tonight’s football game against Dunbar HS). Police positioned more than a dozen officers and a helicopter around Douglass and the neighboring Mondawmin transit hub.


A woman was killed in a suspected arson overnight in am apartment building in northeast Baltimore’s Frankford neighborhood. Firefighters had to make six rescues from the burning building. At least one other person sustained non-life-threatening injuries – and seven families were displaced by the fire.


A 27-year-old man riding a dirt bike died in a crash with a minivan yesterday afternoon in east Baltimore. Two people in the minivan were injured. The accident comes amid a recent police crackdown on illegal dirt biking, as city officials waffle on a long-term solution.


Kevin Harris, mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s chief spokesman, is leaving city hall for a job with the Peace Corps. Will it be the start of a trend? Since Rawlings-Blake announced she wouldn’t run for re-election, we’ve wondered if some of her senior team would jump ship before her term ends next year.


One more tidbit from Under Armour’s “Investor’s Day” earlier this week: CEO Kevin Plank shared an early sketch of UA’s planned Port Covington campus. Earlier this month, Under Armour signed the architecture firm behind Apple’s iconic “glass cube” store in NYC to design their new HQ.


Rev those toilets: Hampdenfest, Alabama Shakes, and the Baltimore Seafood Festival in Baltimore magazine’s weekend lineup. Even more options, including plenty of concerts, the food truck Gathering, and standup comedy, in SouthBmore.com’s weekend event listings.