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Howard County judge says he won't drop hate crime charges in Glenelg High grafitti case
A Howard County Circuit Court judge has denied a request by attorneys for two local teens to drop hate crime-related charges on the basis that racial slurs and swastikas found scrawled on Glenelg High School grounds in May were constitutionally protected free speech.
'Decorator Colors' Make This Rancher Ready For New Owner
COLUMBIA, MD — Since we featured this home in Allview Estates in September, it has had some updates. Back then, it had already been renovated to include stainless steel appliances and granite counters, among other touches.
Unclaimed $1M Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in Maryland expires next week
A Maryland Lottery player who has yet to claim a $1 million winning ticket has less than a week to come forward before it expires. No one has laid claim to the Mega Millions prize from a June 26 drawing. The ticket expires on Dec. 25, but because the expiration date falls on a holiday, the ticket mu
Four people shot outside deli in Northwest Baltimore, police say
At least four people were injured in a shooting outside a deli in the Greenspring neighborhood Tuesday, police said. Officers were called about 1 p.m. to the shooting outside Saints Deli at Shirley and Park Heights avenues, where four men were found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, accordin
Howard County names first female fire chief, a 29-year department veteran
When Christine Uhlhorn was in kindergarten and was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to do when she grew up, she drew a firetruck. “My family has over 250 years in the fire service,” said Uhlhorn, 50. “I never questioned it. There was nothing else I ever wanted to do.”
Virginia man stabs off-duty sheriff's deputy in Maryland tavern dispute
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A Virginia man stabbed an off-duty sheriff's deputy at a Maryland tavern Sunday night. Christopher DeWitt, 40, of Alexandria, was arrested across the street from the tavern in which police say the stabbing took place, according to a statement from Prince George's County P
Howard County officials entering talks on acquisition of some Ellicott City buildings
Howard County officials say they are undergoing talks with property owners in historic Ellicott City to acquire buildings that were severely impacted by the May flood. Jim Irvin, director of the county’s Department of Public Works, said that Howard Executive Calvin Ball directed the department last
Anti-fracking lawmakers oppose gas pipeline agreement
Two state legislators who led the fight to ban fracking in Maryland say they oppose a plan to allow construction of a pipeline under the Western Maryland Rail/Trail. The agreement with Columbia Gas Transmission would allow for the construction of the pipeline 100 feet underground using a 50-foot wid
New Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Christine M. Uhlhorn
This announcement is happening today…here is information about it from Howard County Government website:. County Executive Ball to Hold News Conference Announcing New Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Christine M. Uhlhorn.
Columbia: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market
COLUMBIA, MD — Looking for a new home, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some help in your search? Never fear! To help simplify your search, we've compiled a fresh batch of new listings nearby.
Howard County Government Closings for Christmas Holiday
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412. Howard County Government offices, animal shelter, 50+ centers, Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Robinson
Two women charged with assaulting Ellicott City Target employee
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Two women from Baltimore and Owings Mills have been arrested in Ellicott City, as Howard County reports multiple incidents of store employees assaulted by potential shoplifters.
51 Job Openings In Columbia
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Executive names 29-year veteran as Howard County's first ever female fire chief
When Christine Uhlhorn was in kindergarten and was asked to draw what she wanted to do when she grew up, she drew a firetruck. “My family has over 250 years in the fire service,” said Uhlhorm, 50. “I never questioned it, there was nothing else I ever wanted to do.”
Howard police arrest four Washington, D.C., residents in Columbia robberies
Four Washington, D.C., residents have been charged in a string of robberies after stealing merchandise, using stun guns and pepper spray on employees at the Nordstrom Rack in Columbia, Howard County police announced Friday.
Maryland restaurateur admits to stalking, trying to frame wife as terrorist
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland restaurateur has acknowledged he paid a man to bothframe his wife as a terrorist and burn down his restaurant. The Capital reports 51-year-old Khalil Ahmad pleaded guilty Wednesday to stalking his estranged wife. In exchange, cases pending against him in three Baltimor
25 Weekend Crashes Tied To Drugs, Alcohol: MD State Police
PIKESVILLE, MD — More than two dozen weekend crashes were allegedly caused by drivers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs, Maryland State Police say. Troopers handled 25 alcohol- or drug-related crashes between Friday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 16, according to a news release. Out of that total, e
Four DC-area women charged in Columbia store robberies
COLUMBIA, Md. (WBFF) - Four Washington, D.C.-area women have been accused in multiple robberies at Howard County stores. Police believe they may be responsible in similar cases in other parts of Maryland and nearby states.
See Inside Kings Contrivance Colonial With 4-Season Sunroom
COLUMBIA, MD — Walls of glass and a sprinkling of skylights let the sunlight in to this Kings Contrivance colonial. Highlights are the sun room, screened porch and fireplaces. The house could be yours for $525,000.
Suspect wanted for reportedly breaking into a vehicle in Columbia
COLUMBIA, MD (WBFF) Howard County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect. According to officers, the man in the photo, was seen by a witness breaking into a vehicle and was captured on a camera in the area. Police believe the suspect may be involved in similar incidents in