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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Columbia Police Blotter: Home Break-Ins, Bathroom Robbery

The Howard County Police Department provided the following information about recent crime reports in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Hanover, MD

2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Howard hires county's first bike and pedestrian manager

It's not that Howard County 's first pedestrian and bike planning manager wants biking to become banal.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Columbia, MD

6 hrs ago | West north

LocationAffordability's denominator problem

HUD's LocationAffordability.info , which maps CNT's H+T Index , shows a sharp affordability divide slicing across Maryland's suburban heartland, from the northwest to the southeast.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Crofton, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Bowie, MD

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

What's Open, Closed in Howard County on Labor Day?

Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1, and while it may be a federal holiday, parking meters aren't taking the day off in Howard County; all parking regulations and fees will be in effect, according to a statement from Howard County government .

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD

17 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

County banks on rain gardens to raise public awareness of stormwater management

Although he was a German major in college, these days Peter Bulka is shoveling dirt to build rain gardens.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Columbia, MD, Home Gardening, Home

18 hrs ago | Patch.com

Mount Airy Man Died in Howard County Crash: Police

A Mount Airy man died in a crash that closed US Route 40 in Ellicott City for approximately three hours Wednesday night near Turf Valley Road, the Howard County Police Department reported.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, MD, Ellicott City, MD

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Kittleman outraises Watson in end-of-summer report

Republican county executive candidate Allan Kittleman posted strong fundraising numbers Tuesday, outraising Democratic opponent Courtney Watson by more than a three to one margin.

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Related Topix: US News, West Friendship, MD, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard's two fatal police shootings put mental health in focus

Two Ellicott City residents who Howard County police believe were suffering from mental health issues were killed last week in separate police-involved shootings incidents that the county's top elected official says reinforces the need for more mental health initiatives.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Columbia, MD, Mount Airy, MD

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Acts with Md. ties to compete in 'AGT' semifinals

There's plenty of talent on "America's Got Talent," and the people from Maryland are giving crowds something to cheer about.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Entertainment

CBS Local

Officers, Suspect Killed Identified In Police-Involved Shooting In Ellicott City

Howard County Police have confirmed the identity of a man wielding a knife and the police officers who shot him.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ellicott City, MD

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Excitement and some tears as children go back to school

At the front door of a home near Holabird Academy in Southeast Baltimore, new city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and the Baltimore Oriole Bird mascot greeted a gaggle of young children with fresh uniforms and backpacks, all ready for the first day of school.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Leading by Example, One Food Scrap At A Time

On the first day of school, students at Pointers Run Elementary School in Clarksville launched their first-in-the-county school-based food scrap collection program, an initiative that is a direct result of advocacy from last year's fourth-grade class.

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Related Topix: Clarksville, MD, Marriottsville, MD

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Sun Investigates More police departments considering the use of drones

Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Baltimore County, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 23, 2014

CBS Local

Man Confronts Officers With Knife, Shot and Killed By Md. Police

A man who police say confronted officers with a knife was shot and killed after refusing orders to drop the weapon.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Record

Real Estate Weekly: Aug. 22, 2014

Coastal Companies held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new 240,000-square-foot headquarters in Laurel on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, Savage, MD, Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Personal Finance, Retirement

The Baltimore Sun

Howard school staff return to classes, prepare for new education model

Monday marked the return of public schools staff in Howard County before next week's opening of school for students, and teachers were greeted with pulsating Motown music and call-and-response chanting.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Elkridge, MD, Hanover, MD

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations

On an overcast day at the North Laurel Community Center, Howard Countians picking up their weekly meal kits from the Roving Radish trickled in, punctuating the midday quiet of the parking lot at the North Laurel Community Center every 15 minutes or so.

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD, Columbia, MD, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Two entrepreneurs open Jailbreak Brewing Co. in North Laurel

Friends Kasey Turner and Justin Bonner had high-powered, top-paying jobs running companies in Howard County for many years, but something was missing.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, North Laurel, MD, Elkridge, MD, Columbia, MD, Wine, Drink

The Baltimore Sun

Thomas Viaduct Middle almost ready for students from eight feeder schools

With less than two weeks to go before the first day of school, Thomas Viaduct Middle School was almost ready for the 521 students expected to walk up the newly poured sidewalk, proceed through the newly installed front doors and settle into new chairs at new desks in the newly constructed classrooms.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Jessup, MD

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Howard names champion mountain biker as first pedestrian and bike planning manager

Howard County has hired a champion mountain biker and founder of the North American BikeShare Association as its first pedestrian and bicycle planning manager.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Elkridge, MD

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