Heat wave expected through early next week

Highs in the mid-to-upper 90s are predicted through early next week as a heat wave begins to bear down on the area beginning today. High humidity is also expected, making the weekend muggy. [Capital Weather Gang]

Laurel man charged with murder in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper, paper publishes Friday

Jarrod Ramos, 38, held a years-long grudge against the paper before police said he shot and killed five staffers at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis Thursday afternoon. He was charged with five counts of first-degree murder. Staff members published the paper Friday with information about the shooting and the editorial page was intentionally left blank to commemorate the victims. [Annapolis Capital]

Metro makes changes to board

The changes effectively eliminate participation of the transit operator’s eight alternate board members in most meetings and were done in advance of a Virginia funding bill going into effect after lawmakers in the state argued a smaller board could improve governance. [WTOP]

Other local primary races remain too close to call

The Democratic Montgomery County executive race isn’t the only local race in Maryland that remains too close to call after Tuesday’s primary—two candidates are separated by 42 votes in the Baltimore County executive Democratic primary. In a closely watched Baltimore city race, Del. Mary Washington is holding onto a 60-vote lead over incumbent state Sen. Joan Carter Conway in the race for the 43rd District Senate seat. [Maryland Matters]

Hot day on the way

Friday is expected to be sunny with a high near 90 degrees followed by a clear night with temperatures dropping to around 70, according to the National Weather Service.

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