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News Wrap: O'Malley Says Presidency Not a "Crown"; Some School Districts To Get Money

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O'Malley: Presidency Not "Crown" Between Two Families 

Former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley is sounding more like a 2016 Presidential candidate. O’Malley took shots at two likely front-runners during an interview on ABC's This Week, saying the Presidency is "not some crown to be passed between two families,” pointing to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and potential GOP candidate Jeb Bush. O'Malley says he'll decide whether or not he's running for the Democratic nomination this spring. He’s expected to speak in New Hampshire tomorrow at the "Politics & Eggs" forum in Bedford and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College. O'Malley is also scheduled to attend an evening event in Nashua sponsored by the New Hampshire Young Democrats. 

One Dead After SUV Tries To Ram NSA Gate 

A police officer is hospitalized after a fatal shooting this morning outside the National Security Agency in Fort Meade. NSA police opened fire on an SUV that tried to ram one of the gates at the agency's campus, killing one of the men inside the vehicle and injuring another. There are reports the two men were disguised as women. The FBI is investigating and says it doesn't believe the incident was related to terrorism. 

Fatal Shooting In Halethorpe 

Police are seeking tips in connection with a deadly shooting in Halethorpe early Sunday. A man was found in the driver's seat of a car suffering from fatal gunshot wounds shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Gehb Ave. A second victim was later identified and is expected to live. Details about what happened have yet to be released. 

Child Dies In City House Fire 

A 3-year-old is dead after a North Baltimore house fire on Sunday morning, despite attempts from her father and a neighbor to save her. The Baltimore City Fire Department battled the blaze on the 500 block of East 26th St. for nearly two hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Growing School Districts To Receive More Money 

Growing school districts will be getting more money from Annapolis. Lawmakers have come up with an additional $20 million dollars to deal with overcrowding. Anne Arundel County will get $3 million dollars this year, Baltimore County will receive $4.2 million, Howard County gets $2 million, with the rest of the money going to Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. The school districts could change during the next legislative session based on their needs. 

Public Safety Summit

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is one of tonight's keynote speakers at the Fourth Annual North Baltimore Public Safety Summit. The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Morgan State University Student Center, and among the topics discussed will be the effects of alcohol consumption by university students on surrounding neighborhoods. 

Terps Take On Tennessee Tonight 

The Maryland women will look for a second straight berth in the Final Four tonight as they take on the Tennessee Lady Vols. Maryland got past Duke on Saturday in the Sweet 16 to set up tonight's matchup. The Terps are in search of their second national championship after previously winning in 2006 under head coach Brenda Frese. 

Baltimore Farmers' Market Returns Sunday 

Baltimore's Farmers' Market returns to its familiar haunt under the JFX this weekend. Its 38th season is slated to kick off Easter morning with some new vendors, including Sexy Vegie, Midtown BBQ, Magnet Earth Gourmet and Corazon Cakery. A cooking demonstration by Chef Egg is also part of the market's season-opening celebration.