Howard County News

Man incompetent to stand trial in hospital slaying

A man accused of killing a fellow patient at a state mental hospital has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:03pm EDT

Allergies bloom early with warm winter

Allergy sufferers throughout the region have fallen victim to an uncharacteristically warm winter that has caused tree pollen to skyrocket earlier than in past years, sending scores into allergy-induced misery, according to Howard County Health Officer Peter Beilenson.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 10:00am EDT

Report: Howard County is Maryland's healthiest

A new report finds that Howard County is the healthiest place to live in Maryland, while Baltimore city is ranked as the worst.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:18am EDT

Man pleads guilty to using ATM skimming devices

The U.S. attorney's office say a Moldovan man has admitted to using an ATM skimming device to get debit and credit card numbers.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 06:28pm EDT

Newt Gingrich making several Maryland stops

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is set to make several campaign stops in Maryland.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:18pm EDT

Howard Co. names Foose school superintendent

Renee A. Foose, deputy superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, has been selected as the superintendent in Howard County. She will be the first woman to hold the position. Meanwhile, another candidate for the Howard County slot has been named superintendent in Baltimore County.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 10:39am EDT

School fight in Howard County ends in assault charges

A video that's gone viral shows an unusual fight outside a Howard County school, and now charges have been filed in connection to the incident.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 07:36pm EDT

Police warn of dangers of 'bottle bombs'

Police and firefighters are warning about a common prank where empty plastic bottles are turned into dangerous explosive devices.

Sunday - 03/18/2012, 03:19pm EDT

Jury deliberating in Md. hospital slaying case

A Howard County jury is deciding the fate of a man charged with strangling a fellow patient at a maximum-security state mental hospital

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 06:20pm EST

Temporary courthouse move in Howard County halted

A judge has rejected a plan to relocate court proceedings in Howard County because security issues couldn't be worked out at the temporary location.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:11pm EST

Bill aims for accountability after audits

A Howard County lawmaker wants to make state agencies more accountable when repeated shortcomings are cited in state audits.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:54am EST

Foosball junkies battle for the championship

Around the world, it's hard to overstate the enthusiasm for soccer. Millions of fans bleed their team's colors. So, perhaps it's not surprising that an arcade version of the game remains popular, including here.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 07:42pm EST

Mental hospital workers call for staffing boost

Workers at Maryland's maximum-security mental hospital called on lawmakers Wednesday to support staffing increases at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center included in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed budget.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 10:19pm EST

About a hundred dead birds block I-95 traffic

Hundreds of dead birds blocked traffic for hours Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Laurel.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 04:08pm EST

Elijah Cummings to get service award

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings is being honored with a service award by the Howard County Center of African American Culture.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:49am EST

Columbia man identified as victim in fatal crash

Maryland State Police have identified a man who died Wednesday night in a fatal crash on eastbound I-70 near New Market.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 11:56am EST

4 animals rescued from home ready for adoption

The four pets that survived went without food or water for more than a week, according to Howard County Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Schroen.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 06:20am EST

Missing Howard Co. man found

Daniel Wayne Konick was last seen around 6 p.m. Friday in Columbia, Maryland.

Saturday - 01/14/2012, 08:43am EST

Md. woman arrested on charge of torching own home

A Mount Airy woman faces a bond-review hearing after she was arrested on an arson charge for allegedly setting fire to her own home.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 10:16am EST

2-alarm fire damages motel in Howard County

Authorities are investigating a two-alarm fire that damaged a motel in Elkridge and closed Route 1 for hours.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 08:51am EST
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