1st Mariner's founder launched the Baltimore bank as an alternative to big, faceless, out-of-state institutions at a time when banks based somewhere else had rapidly gobbled up 30 percent of the Maryland market. Now out-of-state banks control 80 percent of the pie. But that change hasn't dampened the enthusiasm 1st Mariner's new buyers feel for the institution.
In recent years, Maryland has seen many local banks acquired by out-of-state rivals. A decade ago, the state had 139 banks based here, with 20 of them separately chartered affiliates of Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., according to the Maryland Bankers Association.
The walls of Station North — already home to towering geometric designs, assorted jungle cats and one giant dove — are set to get in more colorful in the coming weeks as Baltimore street artist Gaia reprises his popular mural project.
The teenager who led a deadly January assault at the Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed on Wednesday.
According to Laurel police, there have been a total of 11 reported bank robberies and attempted robberies in the city since January 2011. Anne Arundel County police have reported an additional three bank robberies have occurred in the Laurel-area of that county.
The person suspected in the robbery of a Laurel bank Wednesday morning was apprehended in Howard County after a 15 to 20 minute police chase down Route 29, according to Laurel city spokesman Pete Piringer.
Calvin Abney, 23, of Jaris Avenue in Oxen Hill and Richard Abney, 28 of Billings Place in Capitol Heights have been charged with armed robbery, robbery, multiple counts of assault, theft, reckless endangerment, auto theft and a handgun violation, police said.
A bank robbery suspect from South Florida was arrested by FBI agents after a string of approximately 20 heists along the Eastern Seaboard that included the September robbery of a PNC Bank in Catonsville, authorities announced Tuesday.
By By Richard A. Serrano and The Los Angeles Times
North County folks gave their help and their hearts to a local man who has been seriously ill for the last four years. The death of Matthew O'Reilly, 42, in his White Hall home Oct. 28 has left those hearts broken. Originally diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2009, he later found out he had ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Marilyn Johnson has only been running her sewing studio out of its new location for about three months, but a visitor could be forgiven for thinking she's been in the same space for years. And they wouldn't be too far from the truth. Johnson's new studio, on Lafayette Avenue in Laurel, is just across the parking lot from where her old one had been for a decade.
Scary and spooky Halloween events in South Laurel/Montpelier include a Fright Night film at Montpelier Arts Center and a Historic Haunt scavenger hunt in and around Laurel, both for adults. Deerfield Run Community Center is hosting an Xtreme Teens roller skating costume party for teenagers.