Sunday, December 30, 2012
Patch mined the archives for the stories that grabbed the interest of readers.
In 2012, we learned that Wegmans would not have a liquor store, that county government would change how it offered sweetened beverages in its buildings and that a former teacher joined the school board. These are just some of the stories that grabbed the attention of readers in 2012. What Howard County government decision in 2012 made the biggest impact on you? Tell us in comments. Ulman Says He Would Support Assault Weapons Ban Howard County Executive said he'd also support restrictions on magazine size. Beverage Board Votes Down Wegmans Liquor Store Unanimous vote denies liquor license for proposed second-floor liquor store inside Wegmans. Blandair Park Opens Saturday Howard County officials cut the ribbon at Blandair Park in Columbia. …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Headlines from Howard County Patches for the week of Dec. 16 - Dec. 21.
Josephine Grace Gay, 7, "Touched the Lives of So Many" The parents of Josephine Gay, who was born in Howard County, remembered their daughter who was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting on Friday, Dec. 14. Home Invasion Second in Three Days Three men reportedly barged into a Columbia residence and held a man and woman captive in their family room. 6 Howard County Liquor Stores Cited for Selling to Minors Five of the liquor stores were in Elkridge. Folly Quarter Named Blue Ribbon School The middle school is one of just six in the state to earn the national designation. Route 40 Traffic Patterns to Change Wednesday The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to route traffic back onto the Patapsco Bridge after two years of …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Headlines from around Howard County Dec. 9 - Dec. 14, 2012.
Howard County Police to Increase Patrols Near Schools After Connecticut Shooting Police recently concluded an in-service training of their "active shooter plan." Columbia Teen Sentenced to 60 Years for Long Reach Stabbing Xavier Trevon Bates pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in September. First Look: Ale House Columbia Now Open The Ale House Columbia officially opened to the public on Dec. 11, check out Patch's photos from opening day. Police: Man Caught on Camera Stealing Package from Columbia Doorstep The man pictured stole the package about 12 minutes after UPS dropped it off, according to police. Search for Suspected Door Kick-in Burglars Continues Sheriff's Office says leads dried up after investigating "kind of a flophouse." …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The suspected door-kick burglars posted bail, Main Street parking issues and Wegmans reveals what they're going to use that second-floor space for.
Suspected Door Kick-in Burglars Released on $15,000 Bail Police said the duo stole more than $22,000 in firearms, jewelry and electronics, but were able to post bail of $15,000 each the day after their Oct. 4 arrest. Missing Columbia Woman Last Seen Oct. 1. Friends and family are worried about the whereabouts of Carol Choe, 30, who was last seen at her residence in Columbia on Oct. 1. Main Street Parking: Residents Weigh in The County has scheduled a meeting with Ellicott City Historic District Residents to discuss the possibility of implementing a residential parking permit program alongside a new parking meter system set for Main Street and Maryland Avenue. Wegmans Reveals Use for Upstairs Space The space that was proposed for a liquor…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
School redistricting, casino additions and mosquito control also made top headlines in Howard County this week.
CA Releases Employee Salary Information The top 50 paid employees at CA account for 25 percent of the $22 million spent in 2011 on employee compensation. Police Observed Suspect Drop Gun Before Alleged Robbery Near Mall Two suspects were arrested after police allegedly saw them robbing a man in the Columbia Mall parking lot. State Entomologist: Howard County Mosquito Control 'Probably Not Adequate' Howard County is not spraying for adult mosquitoes, despite the action of neighboring areas and the second confirmed Maryland fatality from West Nile Virus. Howard County Remembers September 11 County leaders gathered at Centennial Park Tuesday morning to honor those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Field and Stream Blogger Takes …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Top news of the week in Howard County.
Whole Foods To Locate in Downtown Columbia Find out when the store is expected to open. Columbia Driver Hits Police Car, Charged with DUI - Yolanda Murchison jumped a curb by Route 1 in North Laurel and struck a marked Howard County police cruiser, according to police. Overturned Tractor Trailer Shuts Down 29 South - All three lanes were blocked for about three hours on Friday. Frustration at BGE Hearing on Reliability About 300 people attended a hearing Tuesday to share stories of power outages as part of Public Service Commission's investigation into BGE's reliability in certain neighborhoods. Downed Power Line, Small Fire Shut Down Main Street in Ellicott City - A bird was reportedly the cause. Flights to Increase Over Elkridge During …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Howard County Police are dealing with the aftermath of their own shooting this week.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ellicott City Spa Shooting: 'He Had a Target' "We didn’t see anything," said a nail technician who was at the spa when a man entered and shot an employee. "We just heard 'bang bang.'" Utility Regulator Schedules Public Hearings After Derecho Maryland's utility regulator has scheduled hearings across the state to hear from residents about their experiences with the utilities during the June 29 derecho. February New Goal for Savage Firehouse Completion HCDFRS officials are "excited" with the progress of the new station since construction started.. Police Arrest 10 in Second Solicitation Sting of 2012 Howard County Police continue to target the Route 1 corridor in Laurel, as complaints about prostitution come from citizens. Iron Bridge and …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
A sample of stories from this week in Patch across Howard County.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Neighbors Say They Feared Body was Buried in Neighborhood Elkridge residents told Patch that many people suspected the body of a woman who went missing 21 years ago was buried in the shed behind her house. That's where police found the body of Christine Jarrett last week, under a layer of concrete. Wegman's Answers Readers' Questions Will the new grocery store offer bike parking? Carry local foods? Find the answers to these questions and more. Ali Starts New Life After Charges Dropped Wael Ali said he would start a new life after prosecutors dropped the murder charge against him. Ali was accused of killing his twin brother Wasel in 2007, but his March 2012 trial ended in a mistrial after a hung jury failed to reach a verdict. Police, …