Howard County


  • Police seek missing Md. man, 74

    The police are asking for the public\’s help looking for a 74-year-old man who has been missing since about 8 a.m. Sunday.

  • Howard County teacher arrested for sexual assault of 14-year-old

    Howard County police arrested a teacher for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy he met on the Internet.

  • Shooting reported in Howard County

    One person was shot in Columbia, Md. on Thanksgiving day, Howard
    County police say.

  • Md. teen pleads guilty to burning speed-camera box

    GLENELG, Md. (AP) — A Howard County teenager has pleaded guilty to setting speed-camera equipment on fire. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Connor Lynn Eash of Glenelg pleaded guilty Monday to malicious destruction of property and attempted malicious burning stemming from two incidents in May. Police say Eash set fire to a speed-camera box in Glenelg on…

  • Police: Howard County man set fire to speed cameras

    Connor Lynn Eash was morally opposed to speed cameras.

  • 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.

  • Howard County police in force to prevent accidents

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

  • Crash on Route 32 in Howard County injures driver

    DAYTON, Md. (AP) — Howard County police are investigating a crash in the Dayton area between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck that left one man seriously injured. Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control and jackknifed early Saturday morning on Route 32. The truck overturned and slid into the northbound lanes where…

  • No one injured when car hits wall at Columbia mall

    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a car hit a wall at The Mall in Columbia. Howard County officials say it happened Monday around 3:20 p.m. Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn says the car was at the Sears Automotive Center at the mall when the accident happened. Llewellyn says…

  • 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.

  • Silver Alert canceled for Howard County man

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

  • 2 Md. students forced to remove Confederate flags

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Two Howard County high school students arrived at school with Confederate flags draped over their shoulders just days after a fellow student was disciplined for displaying the divisive symbol. Howard schools spokeswoman Rebecca Amani-Dove says the Glenelg High School students displayed the flags on campus before the opening bell Wednesday.…

  • Md. student disciplined for Confederate flag

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County school officials have disciplined a student who displayed a Confederate flag at a high school football game. Schools spokeswoman Rebecca Amani-Dove declined to specify how the Glenelg High School student was disciplined following the Friday incident. She says displaying the Confederate flag isn’t illegal, but school administrators can…

  • 8 taken to hospitals after Howard County pileup

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Officials say eight people were taken to area hospitals after a multiple-car pileup in Howard County. Howard County police say the crash happened Tuesday around 4:45 p.m. on Route 29 just north of Johns Hopkins Road in Scaggsville. Police say the driver of a Honda Pilot was speeding when he…

  • 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.\”