Regional Recap, April 20, 2011

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Man Killed On Bay Bridge Identified.  Maryland Transportation Authority police released the 911 calls and the name of the man who was killed during an accident Monday in which he was knocked over the Bay Bridge when his disabled car was hit by a truck.Harry Blauvelt, 70, of Chester, Md., was killed in the accident. He was a retired sports writer for a national newspaper.Investigators said around 10:30 a.m. Monday, Blauvelt’s Honda Accord broke down on the bridge, and he got out of the car to check it. A flat-bed truck driven by Enos Sage, 63, of Severn, crashed into the rear of the car, and the impact forced the Honda into Blauvelt and pushed him over the concrete jersey wall, police said

City, State Prepare To Mourn Schaefer’s Death. Marylanders often remember William Donald Schaefer as the irascible “do it now” public servant who was always at the helm of something big.The former governor and Baltimore City mayor died at his home in the Charlestown retirement community around 6:30 p.m. Monday at the age of 89, according to former aide Lainy Lebow-Sachs.Schaefer was hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this month and was released back to his home April 5. The cause of his death is not yet known. Funeral services will be held April 27 at Old St. Paul’s Church in downtown Baltimore.

Scam Targeting Seniors Asks For Property Tax Money. Police in Baltimore County are investigating a scam targeting senior citizens who have received calls telling them their property taxes are past due.The criminals are contacting their potential victims over the phone and demanding money, according to police. The scammers tell the victims that they have to pay up immediately.”In some cases, they’ve been asked for their banking information right over the phone. They’ve been threatened that the sheriff will be sent out to the house if, for some reason, they don’t immediately pay these taxes,” explained Cathy Batton of the Baltimore County police.

Ed Hale To Step Down As CEO Of First Mariner. The Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that First Mariner Bank’s Ed Hale is going to step down as chief executive officer.Hale is expected to step down from the company as part of a New York investment company’s plan to take a major stake in the bank, the journal said.Hale is the founder of First Mariner Bank. He’s expected to step down once the deal closes.Priam Capital Fund will invest $36.4 million dollars to take its stake in the company. The company said Tuesday that it would own nearly 25 percent of First Mariner under the deal.

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