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Regional Recap, September 22, 2009

Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

Diesel Fuel May Have Disabled Dozens Of City Cars. Baltimore officials say they believe diesel fuel was inadvertently mixed with gasoline at a city filling station, causing dozens of police cars to sputter and die.

Three Disabled Adults Left In Hot Car, Police Say. Police are investigating what they called a shocking crime at a Maryland diner.Officers said a man entrusted to care for three mentally challenged adults who are also deaf and blind left them in a car for more than an hour while he had breakfast.Investigators said each of the men has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old and did not have the intelligence to open the door to free themselves from the heat inside the car.Citizens noticed the struggling trio and called police.

First Mariner Bank Agreed To State, Federal Order. First Mariner Bank has agreed to a cease and desist order after regulators found the institution had taken part in “unsafe and unsound practices.”In an order issued on Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Maryland Division of Financial Regulation said First Mariner has to stop operating with inadequate levels of capitalization and reduce non-performing loans.The bank said it is increasing its capitalization through capital-raising efforts in public and private markets and selling some of its assets.

Poll: O’Malley Leads Ehrlich In Rematch. A new poll has Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley leading in a rematch with Republican Robert Ehrlich 49 percent to 38 percent, with 13 percent undecided. The survey of 833 registered voters in Maryland was conducted by Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies from Sept. 8 through Sept. 17. It has a margin of error of no more than plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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