Regional Recap, October 9, 2009

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Man Dies After Boat Capsizes In High Winds. Maryland Natural Resources Police said a Queen Anne’s County man died after his small sailboat capsized in high winds on the Eastern Bay. Mark Kodey, 52, of Chester was alone in a 12-foot sailboat Wednesday when it capsized in winds estimated between 30 knots and 40 knots, police said.

MARC Gets Back First Of 4 Sidelined Locomotives. The Maryland Transit Administration is getting back the first of four electric locomotives that have been sitting in an Amtrak repair yard for much of the past three years. A shortage of engines has forced the MARC commuter rail service to run short, crowded trains on the Penn line between Baltimore and Washington and made it more susceptible to train cancellations.

Police: Man, 73, Shot In Robbery Attempt. Anne Arundel County police said a 73-year-old man was shot in Glen Burnie on Wednesday in what might have been a robbery attempt. Officers were called to the 1400 block of Madison Park Drive at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Man Convicted Of Running Over, Killing Girlfriend. A man who ran over his girlfriend with her own truck was convicted of first-degree murder on Thursday. Jose Manuel Claros, 41, of Rosedale, was found guilty by Baltimore County Circuit Judge Ruth Jakubowski after a bench trial. On Jan. 5, Claros hit 39-year-old Gloria Elsy Torres-Restrepo with the truck as she walked on the sidewalk near her home in Rosedale.

If you’re looking to buy a house in foreclosure but aren’t sure what’s on the market, a local Realtor has come up with a unique way to get customers to the product.

A foreclosure bus tour to be held Saturday morning in Howard County is giving prospective buyers a chance to see multiple homes to find good deals.Realtor Bob Lucido, who is hosting the event, said there’s never been a better time to buy a home, and because of the economy, the volume of foreclosed properties is high.

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