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Library's Harry Potter camp charms witches, wizards in training

Library's Harry Potter camp charms witches, wizards in training

The children arrived by car and not Hogwarts Express, ushered in by parents instead of Thestral-drawn carriages, but once they entered the school of witchcraft and wizardry – which appears to unsuspecting Muggles to be simply an activity room at the Elkridge branch of the Howard County Public Library – they were greeted by a witch just the same.

Atholton grad helps bring indoor football championship back to Baltimore

When Ron Meehan, head coach of the Baltimore Mariners professional indoor football team, lost his top running back early this season, he turned to an unlikely...

Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say

Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say

Morgan Lane Arnold said she was "glad" her father was dead and wished her boyfriend had also killed her father's girlfriend, a forensic psychiatrist testified...

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Howard Co. Housing Commission to buy Columbia Commons

Howard Co. Housing Commission to buy Columbia Commons

The Howard County Housing Commission plans to purchase a 200-unit, mixed-income, residential apartment complex in Columbia's village of...

Howard County notables share their hidden passions [Pictures]

Howard County notables share their hidden passions [Pictures]

You know them as librarians, bankers and administrators. But many of Howard's most prominent citizens have hidden passions and skills. We...

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New senior community approved in North Laurel

A patch of woods along Gorman Road in North Laurel is on its way to becoming a new senior community, and it's got a name that evokes nothing...

In final vote before recess, Howard council tables food and drink debate

In the final legislative session before its traditional August recess, the Howard County Council voted Friday afternoon to put on hold a...

Community service sounds sweet to Howard students

Even though Monica Patel can no longer play the violin, her love of music helped her win a four-year scholarship to McDaniel College in...

Elkridge man gets 20 years for shaking baby to death

The seemingly remorseful father who pleaded guilty to shaking his own 6-week-old baby to death inside his Elkridge home in September was...

Columbia teen charged in string of car thefts in Clarksville

A Columbia teen, 17, has been charged in connection with a string of thefts from unlocked cars during the evening of Jan. 22 across a series...

N.C. man gets life sentence in shooting death of ex-girlfriend in Columbia

A North Carolina man convicted on murder charges for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend outside her Columbia apartment complex last year was...

Columbia man guilty of assault, not guilty of attempted murder in beating

A Columbia man accused of brutally beating another man resulting in long-term injuries was convicted of assault charges, but found not...

Surprise in suburbia as a quiet neighbor is arrested 

The hills in Clarks Glen are gently rolling, the homes McMansions. And the lawns are mowed to the near-perfection a country club...

State Police in Howard Co. warn of imitator scam

Someone called residents in the Baltimore region Wednesday evening using the "spoofed" phone number of a Maryland State Police barrack,...

In Patapsco Valley, two groups say they want what's best for state park

The Patapsco Valley is an area rich in history and natural resources: that fact, the two groups can agree upon.

Two Howard County teachers simulate work of astronauts at Huntsville program

For one week in June, two Howard County high school teachers got a taste of what it's like to be an astronaut.

Rollicking fun carries 'Penzance' to Toby's stage

Summer family fun is now served at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia in the form of Gilbert and Sullivan's ever-popular musical "The Pirates...

Ulman donates indicted businessman's contributions to charity 

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman wanted to give back $34,000 in campaign contributions he received from insurance executive Jeffrey B....

Kittleman launches TV ad campaign aimed at Democrats and independents

In the race for Howard County executive, one campaign is taking its message to the airwaves -- a bit earlier than expected. 

Howard candidates would be wise not to ignore the storm clouds [Editorial]

Candidates running for office would be wise to pay attention to a political storm that is brewing. As with all long-range forecasts, it...

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