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Regional Recap, April 27, 2010

Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

Teen Sought In Grocery Store Shooting In Glen BurnieAnne Arundel County police are looking for the suspect in a shooting outside a Glen Burnie grocery store. Police said 19-year-old Louis Dewayne Edwards Jr. is responsible for a shooting outside a Superfresh on Ritchie Highway.The victim is in stable condition at Shock Trauma, authorities said.There is no word on what caused the shooting.

MD Foreclosure Rates Jumps 80% Since 2009. According to new reports, home foreclosures in Maryland have gone up 80 percent compared to this time last April.To help those in trouble, financial experts, mortgage lenders and housing counselors met with folks in danger of losing their homes on Monday night at Overlea High School.The experts said one reason for the spike in foreclosures could be that some mortgage deferment programs, started at the beginning of the recession, are now ending.Whatever the reason, the workshop was geared toward making sure the number of foreclosures goes down.

Northrop Grumman Picks VA over MD. A spokesman for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Northrop Grumman’s CEO called the governor to say the company is looking to Virginia instead of Maryland to move its corporate office.Spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said Wes Bush called O’Malley late Monday afternoon to say the company is considering two locations in Virginia. Abbruzzese said the company was impressed with what Maryland offered as incentives, but that it came down to a real estate decision to choose Virginia instead.

Ruppersberger Holds Foreclosure Prevention Workshop.  An increase in Maryland’s foreclosure rate has some elected officials looking to help.U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, held a foreclosure prevention workshop Monday evening to help counter the increase in foreclosures.According to California-based research firm Realty Trac, home foreclosures are up 80 percent in Maryland from last year, while foreclosures in the rest of the country have stabilized.

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