After 2 weak tornadoes hit, meteorologist explains logic behind warnings

Last week, two weak tornadoes skipped across Virginia and Maryland and warnings were issued to take cover. So what triggers such a warning? A National Weather Service meteorologist explains.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:35am EDT

Howard County police in force to prevent accidents

Police plan to step up patrols in high-accident areas.

Saturday - 10/18/2014, 09:00am EDT

Crash on Route 32 in Howard County injures driver

Crash between tractor-trailer, pickup on Route 32 in Howard County seriously injures man

Saturday - 10/11/2014, 05:40pm EDT

No one injured when car hits wall at Columbia mall

Authorities: no one injured when car hits wall at The Mall in Columbia

Monday - 10/06/2014, 05:10pm EDT

Columbia man recalls flight with Ebola-diagnosed man

Imagine finding out you were on the flight with a person known to have a deadly virus? That's what happened to a Columbia, Maryland, man.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 11:01pm EDT

Silver Alert canceled for Howard County man

The Silver Alert for a Howard County man has been canceled.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:12pm EDT

2 Md. students forced to remove Confederate flags

2 Maryland students display Confederate flag on campus days after fellow student disciplined

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:18am EDT

Md. student disciplined for Confederate flag

Maryland student disciplined for displaying Confederate flag atop bleachers at football game

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 08:20am EDT

8 taken to hospitals after Howard County pileup

Police: Howard County pileup sends 8 people to area hospitals

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 08:10am EDT

Danger signs can point to falling trees

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath calls falling trees and tree limbs "one of the biggest dangers of being outdoors."

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 04:55am EDT

3 hurt as vehicle crashes into Md. Dunkin' Donuts

Three people were injured on Monday evening when a vehicle crashed into a Dunkin' Donuts in Ellicott City.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 09:49pm EDT

Inmate in Md. charged with hiring man to kill 2

Maryland inmate charged with hiring man to kill girlfriend's former boyfriend

Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Howard County police involved in 2 shootings in 1 week

A man with a knife is killed by police. It happened twice in one week in Howard County, in separate cases just miles apart.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 08:18am EDT

Howard County police fatally shoot man with knife

Howard County police say officers fatally shot a man who confronted them with a knife.

Saturday - 08/23/2014, 09:55pm EDT

Update: Officers who shot, killed suicidal Ellicott City man ID'd

A suicidal Ellicott City man died Wednesday after he attacked police who were trying to help him and was shot, the Howard County Police Department says.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 07:31pm EDT

Military excess items are in the hands of Maryland law enforcement

A number of federal programs distribute excess military gear to local police and sheriff's departments who apply for it. In Maryland, state police coordinate the distribution and have a list of what's on hand.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:36am EDT

Police discuss changes after suspected 'Molly' overdoses

Concern over the increasing use of Molly is growing after two concertgoers died at a festival this past weekend.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:31am EDT

Second concertgoer dies from suspected drug overdose

Two people have died from apparent drug overdoses during a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 03:29am EDT
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Howard County police: con-man may be preying on elderly

A Virginia man has been arrested for scamming an elderly woman out of cash by bullying her and police say there could be more elderly victims of a scam based upon on intimidation. One man is in custody but another is still wanted by police.

Saturday - 08/02/2014, 10:44am EDT

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
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