Howard County News

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

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
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