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Baltimore County schools close for heat

Baltimore County will close 37 schools on Friday, and perhaps early next week, under a recently adopted policy requiring schools without air conditioning to be closed when the heat index is forecast to reach at least 90 degrees. The new policy, adopted this month, is being applied just two days...

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  • Bollman Bridge teacher heads to Rio for Paralympics

    Bollman Bridge teacher heads to Rio for Paralympics

    This has been a busy week for Cortney Jordan. Thursday, she was hired by the Howard County Public School System to teach fourth grade at Bollman Bridge Elementary in Jessup. Today, she is catching a flight to Houston, first stop on her way to Rio de Janeiro to swim in the 2016 Paralympic Games...

  • Howard County teachers struggle with unexpected smaller paychecks

    Howard County teachers struggle with unexpected smaller paychecks

    A change in the Howard County school year scheduling has translated into a drastic difference in many teachers' first paycheck, leading to financial strain only days before students go back to school. The change affects all 10-month employees who have elected for their pay to be stretched over...

  • DOJ employee from Columbia sentenced for intent to have sex with a minor

    DOJ employee from Columbia sentenced for intent to have sex with a minor

    The Howard County man thought he was driving to meet an underage girl, bringing bedding and pillows in his SUV and a gift-wrapped box of earrings. Instead, James Cicala learned 15-year-old "Sydney" was a man, an undercover detective. The 55-year-old from Columbia was sentenced Thursday to seven...

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  • Sherwood Episcopal welcomes new rector [Cockeysville]

    Sherwood Episcopal Church recently welcomed the Rev. Nancy Hennessey as its rector. Rev. Hennessey comes to Cockeysville from the General Theological Seminary in New York; she was ordained July 20 at Sherwood Episcopal by The Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland. Perched on Sherwood Hill,...

  • Student pair work hard to publish their very own book [Rodgers Forge]

    Three years ago, AJ Preller, of Chumleigh Road, and Nora Sevidal, of Heathfield Road, were two regular 8-year-old friends with big imaginations. At the start of third grade at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, AJ and Nora started writing a book. Just for fun. You know, something to do in the afternoons...

  • Report does little to clear the air over school mold levels [Commentary]

    Report does little to clear the air over school mold levels [Commentary]

    With students, teachers and staff preparing to return to classes in less than two weeks, new samplings of mold levels in a dozen Howard County schools are prompting more questions than answers about whether the air is safe to breathe. The study, commissioned by the county and conducted by an outside...

  • Edgewood man gets 41 months for possessing silencer

    Edgewood man gets 41 months for possessing silencer

    An Edgewood man was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered silencer. Ronnie Candelario, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the possession of an unregistered silencer and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 41 months in prison,...

  • Fire damages Edgewood townhouse, two cats perish

    Fire damages Edgewood townhouse, two cats perish

    An electrical failure is blamed by a investigators for a fire that damaged an Edgewood townhouse on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured during the fire in an end-of-group, two-story house in the 600 block of Harrpark Court; however, two pet cats died, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's...

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