Howard County Top News: Give a Second Chance, Police DUI, Columbia "Dreary?"

Top stories you may have missed from Howard County Patch sites in the past week.

Community Rallies for Second Chance Saloon

The Oakland Mills Village Center bar has been denied the option to renew its lease in 2014, according to the owners.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Compares Columbia to Prison

New York Mag writer describes city as "one of the dreariest American landscapes..."

Howard County Officer Charged with DUI while Off-Duty

The officer was suspended with pay.

Former County Correctional Officer Charged in Sexual Contact with Inmate

The former corrections officer was fired for unrelated administrative issues, said police.

County Reports 87 Traffic Accidents During Snow Storms

Less accidents were reported Tuesday than the first storm on Sunday this week.

Columbia "Spa" Shut Down, Employee Arrested for Prostitution

A spa in Glenelg was also shut down after police found employees were not licensed.

Children with Autism Get VIP Time with Santa

Sensory friendly santa caters to Autistic children at The Mall in Columbia.

Frederick Man Charged with Sexually Abusing Boy in Ellicott City

Police say the man may have abused other boys who have not yet come forward.

7 Tips for Buying Popcorn From Local Expert Kevin Pyles

Columbia resident Kevin Pyles has reviewed over 400 types of popcorn.

Former Board of Education Candidate Sentenced for Impersonating Secret Service Agent

The man known for his green campaign signs said the incident destroyed his career.


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