Regional Recap, February 13, 2012

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Grand Prix To Return With New Promoters. It isn’t the end of the road for the Grand Prix in Baltimore after all, as the city announced Friday it’s forging a new path with a different motorsports promoter. The mayor’s office said the city is entering a five-year agreement scheduled to be announced in further detail on Wednesday, pending an internal review. The city will then hold a public review period before presenting a final proposal to the Board of Estimates on Feb. 22.

Hotline Established In Wake Of Foreclosure Settlement. Maryland home owners in danger of foreclosure are wasting no time learning about a $960 million foreclosure settlement. The settlement is between Maryland’s attorney general and five of the country’s biggest mortgage providers. 11 News reporter Barry Simms said hundreds of distressed homeowners are calling a state hotline to see how they can benefit. The hotline is located in the attorney general’s office, and the number is 410-576-6300.

Jurors In Lacrosse Trial Watch Police Interviews.  George Huguely V told police he wrestled with his ex-girlfriend and threw her on her bed but that he did not strangle her, according to a tape of the police interrogation recorded hours after Love’s death. For the first time since the murder trial against Huguely started, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player showed emotion while prosecutors played the half-hour-long tape, on which he is heard saying, “I just went to talk to Yeardley and she was, like, freaking out.”

Clergy Joins Governor To Testify Over Marriage.  Two unlikely allies joined Gov. Martin O’Malley Friday to urge passage of the same sex marriage bill during testimony that lasted for more than 10 hours. WBALTV 11 News reporter David Collins said many people expected the same old arguments, but the governor brought with him what many believe could be a game changer. O’Malley was flanked by clergy who commanded the undivided attention of a joint committee hearing the governor’s legislation.

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