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Police Make Two Arrests In Howard County Home Invasion Robberies

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County police have arrested two men in two recent home invasions in which they broke into homes, displayed guns, assaulted residents and stole items.


At Least Four Historic Ellicott City Buildings To Be Demolished

Anywhere from four to six buildings in historic Ellicott City will be torn down after being ravaged by deadly flooding last May. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released the second phase of his Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan Wednesday. It aims at preventing a repeat of the 2016 and 2018 flood


Howard County releases 2020 fiscal year budget

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has released his 2020 fiscal year budget for the Howard County Government. The proposed budget prioritizes funding for Howard County Public School System, public safety, improved health, clean environment, infrastructure, businesses, and promo


Howard Co. announces latest plans to deal with Ellicott City flooding

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said Wednesday he remains focused on trying to minimize the impact of flooding on Ellicott City, which suffered two devastating floods in just two years.


107 People Arrested In Maryland Fugitive Warrant Effort

SALISBURY, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police reported they arrested 107 people as part of an effort to lower the amount of active fugitive warrants in the lower Eastern Shore.


Howard County Library System Wants To Hear From You

Howard County Library System will undertake a refresh of its current HCLS Master Plan (2004-2030) with a focus on Howard County’s evolving community landscape and customer needs. Central to our effort is better understanding what YOU, the customer, thinks. Your insights will guide our approach and g


Meteor Caught On Officer's Dash Cam In Maryland: Patch PM

Here are the share-worthy stories from Maryland Patches to talk about tonight. A Prince George's County officer on patrol caught the meteor in all its glory on Tuesday. One person was reportedly arrested at the event.


Man Killed at Maryland Apartment Building Tried to Get Protective Order Against Neighbor

A young man with a promising future was gunned down in his Maryland apartment complex. Those close to the victim say there were potentially missed warning signs involving the suspected killer.


Protesters clash at Towson University over LGBT rights

A small group of protesters at Towson University with signs promising “hellfire” to gay people, Muslims and other groups were met by hundreds of counterprotesting students Thursday afternoon.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Ellicott City

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — New and exciting events are coming to the Ellicott City area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket eve


Suspect in King George robberies arrested in Maryland, where he faces more charges

A man suspected of robbing two 7–Eleven stores in King George County last month was arrested Wednesday in southern Maryland, authorities said. Emanuel Ramone Mansfield, 35, of Suitland, Md., a former King George resident, is charged in King George with two counts of robbery and two counts of using a


Legislation Signed By Gov. Hogan Will Overhaul UMMS Board

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor has signed fast-tracked legislation to overhaul a medical network's board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements.


Ellicott City Weekend Weather Forecast

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flash Flood Watch for your area, beginning Friday at 12:00 pm and ending Saturday at 5:00 am. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.


Baltimore paying total of more than $685,000 in salary for Mayor Pugh and her six staffers on leave

Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore is on paid leave, as are some of her highest-ranking and closest associates. Overall, their annual salaries add up to at least $685,800.


Maryland's Chief Of Toll Operations Abruptly Resigns

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The head of the Maryland Transportation Authority has abruptly resigned. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that no reason for his departure was publicly released.


Six Arrested In South Baltimore Drug Bust With Cocaine, Dope, Fentanyl

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A drug bust turns up cocaine, dope, fentanyl and guns in South Baltimore on Wednesday. Officers served a search and seizure warrant Wednesday night in the 4200 of Morrison Street.


Silver Spring man gets life sentence in RV shooting

A Silver Spring, Maryland, man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for killing another man inside an RV in Burtonsville, Maryland. Lloyd Walters, 53, was found guilty of first-degree murder and the use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime in February. He was sentenced Wed


1 person in stable condition after shooting on Maryland Ave.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - Columbus police are responding to a report of a shooting on Maryland Avenue where one person has been shot. The shooting occurred around 5:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue.


20 people, including correctional officers, indicted in Maryland prison smuggling scheme

Twenty people, including correctional officers, employees and inmates, face charges in a scheme that involved bribes to smuggle contraband, such as drugs and cellphones, into the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, prosecutors said.


Third measles case in Maryland confirmed

The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed the third case of measles in the state. The first two cases were household contacts and acquired outside the state. It is unclear if the third case is a relative.