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  • Howard's parks seeking to enlist alert volunteers for safety watches

    Howard's parks seeking to enlist alert volunteers for safety watches

    Howard County is looking to enlist regular visitors to its parks to become additional “eyes and ears” of the Recreation and Parks Department. The county on Monday rolled out a Park Watch program, which seeks to bolster safety and deter crime through a system that will use trained volunteers observing...

  • Council considers repeal of mobile home site rental tax

    Council considers repeal of mobile home site rental tax

    Howard County is home to seven mobile home parks, pockets of affordable housing in one of the country’s most expensive counties. Rent for a mobile home is relatively cheap, an average of $700 a month, according to the county, compared to more than $1,500 a month for an apartment in Columbia, according...

  • Three boys charged after 'three-day crime spree' in Howard

    Three boys charged after 'three-day crime spree' in Howard

    Three juveniles face multiple charges after being identified in a string of crimes, including stealing a golf cart from the Columbia Mall parking lot, Howard County police announced Friday. The boys are accused of assault, robbery, burglary, reckless endangerment, motor vehicle theft and theft...

  • Police unions endorse Howard's county executive for re-election

    Police unions endorse Howard's county executive for re-election

    Republican County Executive Allan Kittleman has received re-election endorsements from three police unions, support he did not have in his first run for the job in 2014. Kittleman received endorsements from the Howard County Police Officers’ Association, the Police Supervisors’ Alliance Fraternal...

  • Wide search expected for new Howard fire chief

    Wide search expected for new Howard fire chief

    Howard County will search inside and outside the county for a new fire chief, an aide to the county executive said tonight. John Butler, the county’s first African-American chief who worked his way up the ranks of Howard’s fire and rescue service, is leaving this summer to take command of the larger...

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  • Laurel-based photographer awarded Artscape Prize honorarium

    Laurel-based photographer awarded Artscape Prize honorarium

    Laurel-based photographer Nakeya Brown won a $2,500 honorarium for the 2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Brown, 30, was one of six finalists for the Artscape Prize from 335 entrants. The top prize of $25,000 went to Erick Antonio Benitez, a multidisciplinary artist based in Baltimore...

  • Talent brews at Laurel's Funky Art Fridays

    Talent brews at Laurel's Funky Art Fridays

    “Sci Art” — a contemporary phenomenon with origins in the 1960s — has found its way to Laurel’s art scene via SIP at C Street Flats, where monthly Funky Friday art receptions draw residents and the community in to mingle with the current artist whose work is on display. More than 20 prior art exhibits,...

  • Laurel man arrested on first- and second-degree murder charges

    Laurel man arrested on first- and second-degree murder charges

    A Laurel man is facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder, after an altercation June 4 led to another Laurel man dying of a head injury 10 days later, according to Laurel police. Maury Wayne Harris, 48, is charged in the death of Sik Kim, 47, of Laurel. Police said Harris hit Kim on...

  • Corvettes to roar into town

    Corvettes to roar into town

    City of Laurel residents can expect to see some fancy Corvettes riding around town on Friday, when the city hosts its first Corvette Parade. More than 100 Corvettes from the Northeast corridor are expected to participate in the parade. The Corvettes are part of the Metro Vettes Corvettes Club. ...

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