Top News: Frankenstorm, Chabon on Columbia, Boy Scout Files, Fatal Collision

Top headlines from around Howard County this week.


Howard County Government Prepares for 'Frankenstorm'

Social media can help you keep up with developments as Hurricane Sandy approaches Howard County

O'Malley Declares State of Emergency in Maryland for Hurricane Sandy

The governor signed the order Friday morning.

Patch Interview: Michael Chabon on Columbia

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon spoke about his childhood in Columbia, its influence on him and the city's changes.

L.L. Bean Store to Close in May

Store manager says they will not be renewing lease at the Mall in Columbia.

Former Columbia Man Named in Boy Scout Files

Reportedly sent sexually graphic letters to minors in Michigan after moving to Columbia.

No Bond for Man Police Say Secretly Recorded Ellicott City Women

Prosecutor labels Michael McKenny as a 'serious risk' to public safety.

Police: Man Seeking Cigarette Breaks into Clarksville Home

The woman who was home at the time said a man forced his way into her house as she fled in a towel.

Police Identify 3 Victims in Elkridge Collision

Two of the three Hyattsville men are brothers.

Police: 3 Men Dead in Elkridge Collision (Update)

Route 1 was closed for over six hours while police investigated the deadly crash.

Poll: Board of Education Candidates

The election is less than two weeks away, do you know which candidates you will support for Howard County Board of Education?

Board of Education Candidate Endorsements

Several local organizations and bloggers have made endorsements to candidates running for Board of Education this year.

Second Robbery in Two Days Reported Near Swift Stream Place

A man was reportedly robbed while walking his dog.

HowChow Releases 2012 County Best of Restaurants

Blogger puts six Columbia restaurants in his favorite nine from around the county.

Food For All: Gluten-Free Restaurant Opens in Ellicott City

A new Ellicott City restaurant wants you to eat well, no matter your food allergies.




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