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2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

In final vote before recess, Howard council tables food and drink debate

In the final legislative session before its traditional August recess, the Howard County Council voted Friday afternoon to put on hold a bill related to the county's controversial food and drink limitations, while approving a management plan for the Patapsco Valley that had also stirred debate.

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Related Topix: Fulton, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Columbia, MD

6 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

Charlotte man convicted in murder of fgirlfriend

On Friday, Howard County Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. McCrone ordered Ryan Patrick Matthias tolife in prison sentence for the May 4, murder of Deborah Castellano as she arrived home at her apartment.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbia, MD

12 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Columbia man guilty of assault, not guilty of attempted murder in beating

The Columbia man accused of brutally beating another man resulting in long-term injuries to the victim was convicted of assault charges, but found not guilty of an attempted murder charge, by a Howard County jury Thursday.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Laurel, MD

12 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Elkridge man gets 20 years for shaking baby to death

The seemingly remorseful father who pleaded guilty to shaking his own 6-week-old baby to death inside his Elkridge home in September was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD

16 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Summer camps big business in Howard County

On a sunny Friday morning, Ellicott Mills Middle School is alive with busy, excited, happy children.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Columbia Teen Charged in 21 Thefts from Vehicles: Police

A 17-year-old from Columbia was charged with multiple offenses, including a felony, in connection with a series of recent thefts from vehicles, the Howard County Police Department reported.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Clarksville, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Surprise in suburbia as a quiet neighbor is arrested

The hills in Clarks Glen are gently rolling, the homes McMansions. And the lawns are mowed to the near-perfection a country club groundskeeper might envy.

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Related Topix: Clarksville, MD

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Baltimore News

Caller spoofs state police number, demands money

Maryland State Police say someone has been calling people in the Howard County area claiming to be with the police and demanding payment for court or traffic fines.

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Related Topix: Jessup, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Ulman donates indicted businessman's contributions to charity

Ulman instead sought permission from the state Board of Elections to allow his campaign to give the money to charity, rather than return it to Cohen.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Baltimore County, MD

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Patch.com

13 People Hospitalized After Crash on Route 1 in Elkridge: Officials

More than one dozen people were taken to local hospitals after a crash on Washington Boulevard/Route 1 in Elkirdge Tuesday morning, Howard County emergency officials reported.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD

Patch.com

Virginia Woman Charged in Ellicott City Home Improvement Scam

A Virginia woman has been charged with extortion in connection with a door-to-door home improvement scam in Howard County, police said in a statement .

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Bulmer set to be sentenced in murder of blogger Dennis Lane

An Ellicott City man is scheduled to be sentenced today for the murder of his girlfriend's father, well-known Howard County businessman Dennis Lane.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Convicted groper charged in another incident in Columbia

An Ellicott City man who pleaded guilty last week in a series of groping incidents in Howard County was charged by police in another groping incident in Columbia, Howard County police said Monday.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Trial of man accused of shooting Howard police office in hands of jury

Closing arguments were presented to a jury Monday morning in the attempted murder trial of a homeless man accused of injuring one Howard County police officer in a Route 1 shootout last year.

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life, Self Defense

Business Journal

Goodwill is building its third store in Howard County

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. is opening a new retail store in Ellicott City this fall.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

What many artists saw at Paint It! Ellicott City event

A recent plein air paint-out held in the historic district of Ellicott City was not just a weekend event that came and went, because many of the resulting paintings are now on display in the exhibit "Paint It! Ellicott City" at the Howard County Arts Council.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Painting, Arts, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Support for county farmers is key ingredient of Film Feastival

Chef-prepared dishes to sample and freshly picked local produce to buy - what could be more appetizing in July when local harvests are peaking? Mix in socializing with like-minded folks who care where their food comes from and a menu of short documentary films, and you've got the recipe for the fifth annual Howard County Film Feastival on Tuesday, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Recipes, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Virginia woman arrested in Howard County scam

Howard County police have charged a 21-year-old Virginia woman with running a door-to-door solicitation scam in Ellicott City this month.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Patch.com

Boy and Puppy in Hot Car, Rock Jumping Injury, Airport Stun Gun, Artscape Lineup and Bank Robbery

Patch has websites in communities across Maryland. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Havre de Grace, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Prosecution rests in trial of man accused of shooting Howard Co. police officer

The prosecution has rested in the attempted murder trial of a homeless man accused of wounding a Howard County police officer in a daytime shootout with police on Route 1 in North Laurel last year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, North Laurel, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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