| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:09 PM
First Mariner Bancorp's deal with a New York investment firm that would give the Baltimore institution a much-needed cash infusion sets two key deadlines for the company to raise additional capital, according to regulatory filings released Monday....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 2:43 PM
A key deadline for Baltimore's First Mariner Bancorp to raise at least $70.3 million passed Monday without any word on whether the company has met that fundraising goal to keep alive a capital deal that would ensure the company's survival.
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Among the knives, real and toy pistols, and other dangerous weapons seized at BWI Marshall Airport, this one stood out: A curving 7-inch arc of jagged teeth with a brass knuckle-style grip.
A blogger for the Transportation Security Administration...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:29 PM
First Mariner Bancorp reported Wednesday its first quarterly profit in five years, a sign of progress for the Baltimore institution struggling to raise capital and avoid a federal takeover.
The company earned $1.8 million for the first three months of...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:40 PM
First Mariner Bancorp posted a $7.9 million loss in the third quarter as the Baltimore company continued to write down the value of distressed properties.
The hemorrhaging comes as the parent of 1st Mariner Bank is seeking to raise capital and ensure its...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Seven months after First Mariner Bancorp struck a cash-infusion deal that Chairman Edwin F. Hale Sr. characterized as a "significant milestone" in the struggling Baltimore company's efforts to raise its capital levels, a second deadline has come and gone,...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Exelon Corp.'s pledge to build a new Baltimore headquarters as part of its proposed buyout of Constellation Energy could alter the city's skyline, injecting fresh life into the traditional downtown business district or further expanding the waterfront...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Jim Loukota of Baltimore County is trying to make the best of a soured investment.
The 60-year-old retired electrician owns 100 shares of First Mariner Bancorp that he bought for about $14.50 per share in the late 1990s and closed Monday a little over...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:51 PM
EASTON – Shortly before sunrise, Edwin F. Hale Sr. scatters decoys on the water, preparing for a day of waterfowl hunting on his Talbot County farm.
The day dawns cloudy, a good sign because ducks and geese fly low under clouds, Hale says, as he...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:10 PM
First Mariner Bancorp said Monday that it lost almost $4 million during the three months ending Dec. 31, about the same as a year earlier after accounting for a one-time tax charge in the fourth quarter of 2010.
It was the 19th straight quarter in the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate and developer, said Friday that he has retired as chief executive and chairman of First Mariner Bancorp — the banking company he built, only to scramble in the housing market collapse and recession...