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2 hrs ago | 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

The Baltimore Sun

Howard school staff return to classes, prepare for new education model

Monday marked the return of public schools staff in Howard County before next week's opening of school for students, and teachers were greeted with pulsating Motown music and call-and-response chanting.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Elkridge, MD, Hanover, MD

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations

On an overcast day at the North Laurel Community Center, Howard Countians picking up their weekly meal kits from the Roving Radish trickled in, punctuating the midday quiet of the parking lot at the North Laurel Community Center every 15 minutes or so.

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD, Columbia, MD, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Two entrepreneurs open Jailbreak Brewing Co. in North Laurel

Friends Kasey Turner and Justin Bonner had high-powered, top-paying jobs running companies in Howard County for many years, but something was missing.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, North Laurel, MD, Elkridge, MD, Columbia, MD, Wine, Drink

The Baltimore Sun

Thomas Viaduct Middle almost ready for students from eight feeder schools

With less than two weeks to go before the first day of school, Thomas Viaduct Middle School was almost ready for the 521 students expected to walk up the newly poured sidewalk, proceed through the newly installed front doors and settle into new chairs at new desks in the newly constructed classrooms.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Jessup, MD

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Howard names champion mountain biker as first pedestrian and bike planning manager

Howard County has hired a champion mountain biker and founder of the North American BikeShare Association as its first pedestrian and bicycle planning manager.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Elkridge, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard police to focus on school traffic safety as academic year begins

With the start of school around the corner, Howard County police are once again gearing up to ensure drivers slow down around school zones.

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Related Topix: Hanover, MD

Baltimore News

Man who stabbed himself is shot at by police

Howard County police say a man has died after officers who found him in his bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds shot at him after he confronted them with a knife.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Tue Aug 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Howard County Arts Council Receives Additional Funding from Maryland State Arts Council

The Howard County Arts Council was awarded a $106,964 Community Arts Development grant for fiscal year 2014-15 from the Maryland State Arts Council , an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Laurel's High Road Academy pilots data-driven national program

For students at High Road Academy, the lazy, hazy days of July are not the time for spending endless hours at the local swimming pool, riding a bike or learning new skills at day camp.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Laurel, MD, North Laurel, MD, Lanham, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Coastal Sunbelt breaks ground on N. Laurel site

Six months after the Howard County Council passed a bill intended to help food distributor Coastal Sunbelt Produce remain in the county as it expands its operations, the company broke ground on the new site that will make that expansion possible.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, North Laurel, MD

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Special appeals court strikes down Howard zoning referendum

Maryland's second highest appeals court has struck down a citizen-led effort to bring more than a dozen zoning changes in Howard County to the ballot in November.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Clarksville, MD

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Baltimore News

Trial postponed for girl accused in dad's slaying

The trial of a 16-year-old girl charged with first-degree murder in her father's slaying has been postponed.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

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