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Prosecutors: Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland used work computers in alleged planning of terrorist attack

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant spent hours on end planning a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack, even logging in at his work computer on the job at headquarters to study the manifestos and heinous paths of mass shooters, prosecutors say. He researched how to carry out sniper attacks, they contend


Maryland revokes license of allergy doctor in Columbia and Westminster for misconduct involving teen patients

Dr. Surender K. Vaswani, who treated patients for allergies and asthma in Columbia and Westminster, had his licensed revoked for what the Maryland Board of Physicians concluded was immoral and unprofessional conduct and sexual misconduct.


Wilde Lake Water Main Replacement Project To Begin

COLUMBIA, MD - From Howard County Department of Public Works: Howard County's Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, to review and discuss the Wilde Lake water mai


Package Stolen From Columbia Home, Police Seek Suspect ID

COLUMBIA, MD — A suspect was caught on camera stealing a package in Columbia this week. The Howard County Police Department is asking now whether anyone from the public knows who it is.


Columbia Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

COLUMBIA, MD — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Rain starting in the afternoon. Rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.


Two women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in Baltimore in the 1990s

Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent.


HCPSS Makes Weather Decision For Thursday, Feb. 21

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — All public schools in Howard County will open two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 21. The announcement came Wednesday afternoon from the Howard County Public School System.


Bowie Man Turns $5 Into $686,000 at Hanover Casino

A Bowie man hit a stroke of luck last week at Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland. Wendell Holmes turned a $5 wager into a $686,142 win at the casino on Feb. 15 after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Closure of schools in Howard County due to snow could add wrinkle to academic calendar

The closure of Howard County schools on Wednesday due to the snow storm could complicate the system’s academic calendar, especially since officials already announced last week that school year would be extended four days because its inclement weather make-up days had been used up.


1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting Near Pimlico

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City police have confirmed that one of two people who walked into an area hospital Thursday afternoon for treatment following a shooting has died.


Baltimore schools draft specific policy to protect transgender students — a step beyond most Maryland schools

Acknowledging the growing visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Maryland education officials issued guidelines four years ago suggesting how school districts could provide safe spaces for these students who often face harassment and violence in school.


12 shot in Baltimore on Thursday, five in single West Baltimore incident, police say; four dead overall

A barrage of evening gunfire that wounded four men and killed an additional man in West Baltimore accounted for less than half the city’s shooting victims Thursday, the most violent day of acting Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s short tenure.


Powerball Drawing Creates New Maryland Millionaire

Hagerstown retailer sells winning ticket. (Baltimore) – Wednesday’s snowstorm is bringing a blizzard of dollar bills to a lucky Maryland Power Ball player, who was the only player in the nation to win a $1 million prize in the February 20th drawing. Nationwide, no one hit the main jackpot, which wil


Maryland State Government Hiring For Over 380 Job Openings

MARYLAND (WJZ) — The Maryland State Government announced Thursday afternoon that it has over 380 job openings throughout the state in a wide variety of career fields. The positions range from administrative, to clerical, law enforcement to health care, and positions in automotive and human services.


LIMITED TIME | Maryland Ollie's stores selling discounted wedding dresses

DUNDALK, Md. (WBFF) - It’s where you hunt for a bargain, but not where you would hunt for a wedding dress - until today. For the first time, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is offering wedding dresses and formal gowns for extreme discounts, nothing more than $300.


Maryland school apologizes for whites-only admission policy

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has apologized for a past admission policy that barred black students. The Baltimore Sun reports school President Samuel Hoi publicly apologized Thursday in a memo that detailed some of the school's racist history. The memo says the school was force


Person critically hurt after being struck by vehicle near Maryland and Charleston

LAS VEGAS - A person was struck by a car near S. Maryland Parkway and E. Charleston Boulevard, Metro said. It happened Thursday night in the 1300 block of Maryland Parkway. Police said a vehicle hit a pedestrian who was outside of the crosswalk. However, impairment does not appear to be a factor. Th


Mount Vernon's Brewer's Art pub planning a second location in Howard County

A popular Mount Vernon restaurant known for its own Belgian-style beers plans to open a second location next month, in the western portion of Howard County. The Brewer’s Art will take over the space once occupied by Highland Tavern off Clarksville Pike.


Maryland Caregiver Gets 7 Years for Abusing Autistic Patient

A Montgomery County, Maryland, man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for abusing an autistic patient in his care. Fabrice Yantou, 22, was an employee of Community Support Services, which runs halfway houses for adults with developmental disabilities.