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3 hrs ago | Daily Record

Veterans' entrepreneur class returns

Project Opportunity, a free entrepreneurship class for veterans, returns to Howard County this fall.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

7 hrs ago | Patch.com

HoCo Inmate Charged in Plot to Kill Girlfriend's Ex: Police

A 37-year-old inmate at the Howard County Detention Center has been charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder in a scheme authorities think was domestic-related, police said Friday.

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Related Topix: Jessup, MD, Langley Park, MD

7 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Howard Co. inmate charged in murder-for-hire scheme

An inmate at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup has been charged in a murder-for-hire scheme after police say he solicited an undercover officer, who was posing as a hit man, to kill two people outside the jail.

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Related Topix: Jessup, MD, Langley Park, MD

7 hrs ago | Patch.com

Inmate Charged in Plot to Kill Langley Park Entrepreneurs: Police

A 37-year-old inmate at the Howard County Detention Center has been charged in a scheme to try and off two people who own a store in Langley Park, police said Friday.

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Related Topix: Langley Park, MD, Jessup, MD

16 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Howard health dept. first in Maryland to launch breast feeding awareness campaign

The Howard County Health Department became the first department in Maryland this week to launch an awareness campaign about the role of fathers in the breastfeeding of newborns.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Columbia, MD

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Patch.com

Columbia Police Blotter: Home Break-Ins, Bathroom Robbery

The Howard County Police Department provided the following information about recent crime reports in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Hanover, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard hires county's first bike and pedestrian manager

It's not that Howard County 's first pedestrian and bike planning manager wants biking to become banal.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Columbia, MD

West north

LocationAffordability's denominator problem

HUD's LocationAffordability.info , which maps CNT's H+T Index , shows a sharp affordability divide slicing across Maryland's suburban heartland, from the northwest to the southeast.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Crofton, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Bowie, MD

Patch.com

What's Open, Closed in Howard County on Labor Day?

Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1, and while it may be a federal holiday, parking meters aren't taking the day off in Howard County; all parking regulations and fees will be in effect, according to a statement from Howard County government .

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD

The Baltimore Sun

County banks on rain gardens to raise public awareness of stormwater management

Although he was a German major in college, these days Peter Bulka is shoveling dirt to build rain gardens.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Columbia, MD, Home Gardening, Home

Patch.com

Mount Airy Man Died in Howard County Crash: Police

A Mount Airy man died in a crash that closed US Route 40 in Ellicott City for approximately three hours Wednesday night near Turf Valley Road, the Howard County Police Department reported.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, MD, Ellicott City, MD

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Kittleman outraises Watson in end-of-summer report

Republican county executive candidate Allan Kittleman posted strong fundraising numbers Tuesday, outraising Democratic opponent Courtney Watson by more than a three to one margin.

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Related Topix: US News, West Friendship, MD, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard's two fatal police shootings put mental health in focus

Two Ellicott City residents who Howard County police believe were suffering from mental health issues were killed last week in separate police-involved shootings incidents that the county's top elected official says reinforces the need for more mental health initiatives.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Columbia, MD, Mount Airy, MD

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Acts with Md. ties to compete in 'AGT' semifinals

There's plenty of talent on "America's Got Talent," and the people from Maryland are giving crowds something to cheer about.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Entertainment

CBS Local

Officers, Suspect Killed Identified In Police-Involved Shooting In Ellicott City

Howard County Police have confirmed the identity of a man wielding a knife and the police officers who shot him.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ellicott City, MD

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Excitement and some tears as children go back to school

At the front door of a home near Holabird Academy in Southeast Baltimore, new city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and the Baltimore Oriole Bird mascot greeted a gaggle of young children with fresh uniforms and backpacks, all ready for the first day of school.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Leading by Example, One Food Scrap At A Time

On the first day of school, students at Pointers Run Elementary School in Clarksville launched their first-in-the-county school-based food scrap collection program, an initiative that is a direct result of advocacy from last year's fourth-grade class.

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Related Topix: Clarksville, MD, Marriottsville, MD

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Sun Investigates More police departments considering the use of drones

Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Baltimore County, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 23, 2014

CBS Local

Man Confronts Officers With Knife, Shot and Killed By Md. Police

A man who police say confronted officers with a knife was shot and killed after refusing orders to drop the weapon.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Record

Real Estate Weekly: Aug. 22, 2014

Coastal Companies held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new 240,000-square-foot headquarters in Laurel on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, Savage, MD, Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Personal Finance, Retirement

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