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Shooting, Toxins and a New School: Howard County News Roundup

A look back at the week in news in Howard County.

Howard County this week approved a matching grant of up to $150,000 for improvements to  in Savage, and the hall's organizer says it should help the community meeting place become a self-sufficient resource. 

Howard County Police Investigating Columbia Shooting

Marcus Lee, 20, was taken to the University of Maryland's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center after being shot Wednesday night on Stevens Forest Road in Columbia.

Wilde Lake: A Battle Over the Soul of Columbia's First Village Center

Kimco Realty Corp. looks to redevelop the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia. Plans include an "upscale" apartment complex.

After residents gathered to express concerns about a gas-to-energy project at the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville, the county agreed to test for toxins to the tune of $40,000.

 

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) officially took possession of 20.2 acres on Coca Cola Drive in Elkridge this week, but the land designated for a middle school could be repurposed for an elementary school site, officials said.

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