Regional Recap, March 31, 2010

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Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

It’s Official; Ehrlich To Run Again For Governor. Former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich said Tuesday he will challenge Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley in November’s election, setting up a rematch between Maryland’s two biggest political foes. “Within the last two months, I arrived at this decision after an awful lot of thought,” Ehrlich said. The former governor said that for a long time after losing his 2006 re-election bid to O’Malley, he believed the state had shifted to the far left. He said he often expressed doubts he would run in 2010.

Police: Man Passing Fake $100’s In Annapolis. Police in Annapolis and surrounding areas are looking to find the man who’s passing fake $100 bills at local bars and restaurants.Authorities said they’re worried more businesses could fall victim to the scam.Police said the man is a bearded, bald-headed black man in his late 50s to early 60s who is 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs more than 300 pounds.

Building Collapses In Fells Point, No One Injured. A building has collapsed in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point neighborhood.City fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said it happened at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. Crews rushed to the scene to find bricks and other debris obstructing the sidewalk in the 500 block of South Broadway.Cartwright said no one was inside the building when it fell, and there were no injuries.

Teacher Pension Costs Could Delay Session’s End. A budget-cutting move to gradually shift some of the cost of teacher pensions to local jurisdictions may keep lawmakers longer than the 90-day session.The Legislature can’t adjourn until they pass a balanced budget, and the issue has even Republicans at each others throats, 11 News reporter David Collins said.The pension cost shift is a Republican inspired idea, but the GOP is divided over whether it should actually happen.The House hates the idea and does not have it included in its version of the budget, but neither chamber plans to retreat from its position.

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