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Howard school system, teachers' union announce tentative agreement

Howard school system, teachers' union announce tentative agreement

After months of negotiation and tension, officials from the Howard County Public School System announced early Friday morning that they have reached a tentative agreement with the Howard County Education Association, the union that represents Howard teachers and some other employees. 

Unable to access better care amid ebola outbreak, Columbia man dies in Liberia

A Howard County man has died in Liberia after he slipped into a coma and was unable to be evacuated for medical care amid fears of an ebola outbreak abroad, his...

Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines

A worn and fractured rail along train tracks through Ellicott City caused the coal train derailment that killed two women in 2012, the National Transportation...

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year 

Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year,...

8 ways to enjoy the arts outdoors in Howard County

8 ways to enjoy the arts outdoors in Howard County

Here are eight ways to bring the cultural arts, fresh air and some sunshine into your summer.

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Mother of Howard teen accused in father's death says girl was anti-social, depressed 

Attorneys for a Howard County teenager who is accused of plotting to kill her father portrayed her Tuesday as a frail, anti-social loner who...

Columbia developer breaks ground on 9-story complex downtown

It has been more than a decade since a new commercial office building was built in downtown Columbia, a drought some say contributed to a...

Have sidecar, will travel for 96-year-old 'Millie' Bailey

Vivian "Millie" Bailey is once again up to her well-polished trick of not acting her age.

Direct Energy buys Howard County based Astrum Solar

Direct Energy said Tuesday that it bought Howard County based Astrum Solar for $54 million, giving the Texas company a foothold in the...

'Paint and sip' art studio to open in Turf Valley in Ellicott City

The Texas-based "paint and sip" art studio Pinot's Palette is going to open a 1,675-square-foot studio at the Turf Valley Towne Square in...

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...

Elkridge resident travels abroad for college STEM research project

Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her...

Summer camps big business in Howard County

On a sunny Friday morning, Ellicott Mills Middle School is alive with busy, excited, happy children. And this is July.

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...

Tech companies tap visa program to meet workforce needs, despite challenges, controversy 

Merkle Inc. builds more than 1,000 complex computer models each year for marketing clients who want to know more about their customers'...

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...

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...

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...

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