Howard County News

Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

NTSB: Cracked rail caused 2012 coal train derailment that killed 2 in Maryland

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Virgin Mobile FreeFest scrubbed

One of the region's most popular music festivals -- Virgin Mobile FreeFest -- won't take place this summer at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:31am EDT

Md. bridal salon lands TLC special 'Curvy Brides'

Every bride wants to say "yes" to the dress, but for plus-size brides, it's not always easy. A Maryland bridal boutique will be featured on TLC for its business with "curvy" brides.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 06:14am EDT

Officer among 6 hurt in crash with police cruiser

Police say a Ford Expedition crossed the center line on Waterloo Road late Saturday night and sideswiped a marked police cruiser.

Sunday - 07/27/2014, 06:07pm EDT

Fireworks fix? More than one area show in the area tonight

Area residents and visitors will get plenty of opportunity to see fireworks tonight -- on either side of the river.

Saturday - 07/12/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Local town a contender for 'Best Main Street' title

Ellicott City's Main Street in Maryland is in the top four out of 16 towns across America in Parade Magazine's "Best Main Street in America" contest. But voting closes soon to help this local town's main drag top the list and clinch the title.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Police arrest suspect in sex assault of woman, 86

Police in Howard County arrested a Columbia man in connection with the sexual assault of an 86-year-old woman.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:53am EDT

Md. woman, 86, accepts ride, sexually assaulted

Howard County police say an 86-year-old woman reports that she was sexually assaulted after accepting a ride from a stranger.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 01:18pm EDT

Women behind walls: A look inside Md.'s Jessup prison for women

In the past 25 years, the number of women caught in the criminal justice system has skyrocketed, according to the ACLU. WTOP takes a look inside the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup.

Friday - 06/13/2014, 12:34pm EDT
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Swimmer identified in Howard County swimming accident

The search for a 19-year-old swimmer in the Triadelphia Reservoir ended Friday afternoon when divers found his body.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 06:35pm EDT

Howard County gas leak under control

Two local schools were evacuated on Friday morning.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:36pm EDT

Jack Johnson convinced Merriweather to go green

Rock stars know the power of a microphone. Normally they use it to blast out the eardrums of loyal fans at a concert. But Jack Johnson used his megaphone to encourage the Merriweather Post Pavilion to add solar panels and a biodiesel generator. Now major renovation project is expanding on those changes.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 02:26pm EDT

Water rescue for missing swimmer suspended

A 19-year-old went underwater and didn't come up for air.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 09:45pm EDT

Man who brandished knife in store pleads guilty

Man shot by officer after brandishing knife in store pleads guilty to assault

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 07:08pm EDT

Man arrested after threatening Howard County officers

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly walked into a Howard County police station and threatened the officers.

Sunday - 05/25/2014, 11:35pm EDT

Police: Dayton, Md., homicide followed brief confrontation

Howard County Police say they are investigating a homicide and have a suspect in custody following the discovery of a body in an outbuilding in Dayton, MD., on Friday.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 12:57am EDT

Merriweather Post Pavilion to get makeover

Howard County announces $19M plan for Merriweather Post Pavilion concert venue renovations

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 10:35am EDT

Md. mall store where gunman killed 2 is reopening

Md. mall store where 2 were killed by gunman in January is reopening

Monday - 05/19/2014, 11:28am EDT

Man exposes himself to motel clerks

A man exposed himself to clerks at two motels in North Laurel, Howard County police say.

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 12:09pm EDT

Md. man writes song dedicated to his service dog-in-training

A local man penned a song for the dogs and it's helping veterans in need.

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 08:03am EDT
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