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Heating Issue Displaces Resident, Pet In Ellicott City: Officials

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — A ruptured heating tank drew state and local fire officials to an Ellicott City home on Presidents Day. One person was displaced as a result of the issue, authorities said.


Howard County Presidents Day 2019: What's Open, What's Closed

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Monday is Presidents Day. Celebrated on the third Monday in February, the federal holiday recognizes President George Washington's birthday. He was born on Feb. 22, 1732.


Video shows the moment man was shot at Arundel Mills mall

HANOVER, Md. (ABC7) — A video has been shared on Instagram of the moment a man was shot just outside an entrance of the Arundel Mills mall in Hanover on Saturday night. Two shots, then screams of panic can be heard on the video.


Maryland lawmakers consider raising the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

An effort to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21 is gaining momentum in Maryland. Legislation to raise the age limit has floundered for years, but picked up support this year from the Democratic leaders of the House of Delegates and state Senate, as well as from the Legislative Black Cauc


Ellicott City apartment fire displaces more than a dozen people

Howard County firefighters responded Sunday to an apartment fire in Ellicott City that displaced 13 people. At about 10:30 p.m., units were dispatched to the 9100 block of West Springs Drive and found fire showing from the first floor and extending up the exterior of the building.


Baltimore man burns to death after exiting porta potty near M&T Bank Stadium

man died Sunday after he apparently caught fire while inside a porta potty near the city’s M&T Bank Stadium. Fire crews responded to the scene to find three porta-potties on fire, Fox 5 DC reported. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. Reports said that a stadium employee called in t


TIMELINE: When Will We See Snow In Maryland? Up To 5 Inches Expected

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland could see significant snowfall Wednesday as a system moves through the state. A winter storm watch is in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Wednesday.


Court to rule on trial of teen in Maryland locker-room rape

DAMASCUS, Md. – One of four Maryland teenagers charged as adults with rape in a Damascus High School locker-room attack is set to appear in court. The Washington Post reports a judge is expected to rule Friday on whether the case against the 15-year-old will be tried in adult court or sent to juveni


Ellicott City Weekly Weather Forecast

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — Time for your weekly weather report, as reported by Darksky. Rain starting in the evening. Light rain in the morning and breezy in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.


Maryland State Police seize drugs, guns and money in traffic stop

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Police arrested two men on Interstate 70 on Sunday, when they found drugs, guns and thousands of dollars in cash in their car, according to a release from Maryland State Police.


Spike in Marijuana-Impaired Driving in Maryland, Police Say

As more states decriminalize marijuana, local police are catching more people driving while under the influence. A News4 I-Team review of police records shows a sharp spike in traffic crashes and violations linked to marijuana use in Maryland. The I-Team also found an overall increase in people driv


Howard County hosts meetings on grant program for Ellicott City flood mitigation projects

Howard County’s Department of Public Works will hold two informational meetings — including one on Tuesday — to help people who might want to apply for the county’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Pilot Program.


Winter Storm Watch Issued For Much Of Maryland

MARYLAND — Several inches of snow could be headed our way between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of Maryland as a low-pressure system approaches the region.


Family Mourns After Bowie Man Dies in Head-On Collision

A family in Bowie, Maryland, is mourning after a father of two was killed in a collision near Fort Meade Saturday morning. Anne Arundel police said 33-year-old Raymond McCarter Jr. died early Saturday morning when a pickup truck driver traveling the wrong direction on Route 32 struck McCarter's car


Police seek teenage suspect in shooting at Arundel Mills mall that left one injured

Anne Arundel County police officials said Sunday that they are looking for a teenage suspect in a shooting that left one injured at Arundel Mills mall on Saturday night. County police reported the shooting at the Hanover mall shortly before 8:30 p.m. Police said Sunday that an officer who was on dut


Students Fight To Bring Clean Energy To Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Students from all over Maryland hit Annapolis by storm Monday to fight for laws to protect the environment. The students believe that clean energy will bring jobs and money to Maryland.


3 people injured in multiple-car crash on I-295 at Anne Arundel, Prince George's County line

LAUREL, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Police in Maryland are investigating a serious multiple-car crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 198 Sunday afternoon. Anne Arundel County fire, Prince George's County fire, and U.S. Capitol Police are investigating.


Ellicott City: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — Are you trying to buy a new home, but have a price point on the lower end? You might consider checking out the foreclosed properties on the market. You might just find your dream home in the rough!


Man dies after running from flaming portable toilet in M&T Bank Stadium parkling lot, police say

A man died after being engulfed in flames and running from a portable toilet that was also on fire in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Sunday afternoon. Police said on Monday that the incident did not appear to be criminal in nature. A fire department spokeswoman did not respond to a


Hundreds gather for protest over President Trump's national emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — It’s Presidents Day, but instead of honoring the commander in chief, activists from all over the country will be protesting President Donald Trump on Monday.