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  • Howard to expand inclusion program to all schools

    Howard to expand inclusion program to all schools

    Months after a video of a Mount Hebron High School senior making racist comments about African Americans led to student walkouts and demonstrations, county schools will expand a program aimed at creating more inclusive and equitable learning environments. The program, "Student Voice for Inclusion...

  • Construction of new Elkridge fire station, library moving forward

    Construction of new Elkridge fire station, library moving forward

    Elkridge residents could see a new fire station — a project nearly a decade in the works — by the summer of 2018 and a new library by the end of next year, according to estimates the Kittleman administration announced this week. The administration reached an agreement with the Elkridge Volunteer...

  • Columbia Concert Band brings a 'bang' lakefront July 4 festival

    Columbia Concert Band brings a 'bang' lakefront July 4 festival

    It's been nearly 25 years since the Columbia Concert Band last performed at Howard County's lakefront July 4 celebration, but this year, the talented group of local musicians is taking the stage once again in a patriotic performance to honor the stars and stripes. Band Director Michael Blackman...

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  • Just ahead: all kinds of holiday good times [Hampden]

    Since July is almost upon us, that means First Friday is July 1. For my money, holiday weekend First Fridays in Hampden can often be the most fun, since it kicks off a three-day weekend. A number of businesses will be participating (for more info, go to hampdenmerchants.com), including Atomic Books...

  • Baltimore County to launch police body camera program next week

    Baltimore County to launch police body camera program next week

    After more than a year of study and debate, Baltimore County police will become the latest in Maryland to wear body cameras when officers begin using the devices next week. "We are investing in this program for one simple reason: It will improve public safety," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said...

  • Police: Cowboy who rode through Annapolis arrested in New York

    Police: Cowboy who rode through Annapolis arrested in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York police have charged an 80-year-old man with animal cruelty after he gained fame riding horses around the country — including a stop in Annapolis — saying he was a cowboy helping hungry children. Tod "Doc" Mishler was arrested Thursday, three days after riding over the Outerbridge...

  • Man, 51, found dead in Edgewood swimming pool Tuesday night

    Man, 51, found dead in Edgewood swimming pool Tuesday night

    A man was found dead in an Edgewood swimming pool Tuesday night, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported. The victim, since identified as Herbert Hensley, 51, was found unresponsive in the pool, in the 600 block of Otter Creek Road, at about 8:30 p.m., Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kyle Andersen...

  • Glen Burnie West column

    Glen Burnie West column

    Pictures of people, places and events taking place in the Glen Burnie ZIP code of 20161

  • Owings Mills man sentenced to prison in bank fraud scheme

    Owings Mills man sentenced to prison in bank fraud scheme

    An Owings Mills man who led a bank fraud scheme stealing credit card information from 200 victims was sentenced to over five years in federal prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore. Tariq Hicks, 48, conspired with several other defendants to defraud financial institutions...

  • Independence Day celebrations return to Roland Park, Mt. Washington

    Independence Day celebrations return to Roland Park, Mt. Washington

    With the 4th of July celebrations only days away, organizations in Roland Park and Mount Washington are both hosting fun activities the whole family can enjoy. The Roland Park Civic League is bringing back the annual Roland Park Fourth of July Parade for its 19th year. Starting at 10 a.m. on the...

  • In recognition of 140 years of history, fire station will lead Towson's Fourth of July parade

    In recognition of 140 years of history, fire station will lead Towson's Fourth of July parade

    Towson's Fire Station No. 1 will have a special place in line this year at the annual Towson Fourth of July Parade — at the front. Perched inside the station's bright red fire truck, 16 firefighters will lead the parade as honorees chosen by the Towson Parade Committee to recognize the station's...

  • Laurel History Boys lead Fourth of July parade

    Laurel History Boys lead Fourth of July parade

    In what sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, a researcher, a collector and a graphic designer walk into Tastee Diner on Washington Boulevard. But this is no joke; these three men are known as the Laurel History Boys. As the dining staff clears tables from the lunch rush and prepares for the...

  • Roads close in Laurel for parade, fireworks on Saturday

    Roads close in Laurel for parade, fireworks on Saturday

    Some roads in Laurel will be temporarily closed for the annual Independence Day celebration July 2, and city offices will close and trash collections will change for the July 4 holiday on Monday. The Laurel Fourth of July Committee sponsors the city's annual celebration, which is held on the Saturday...

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