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Development group picked for new Howard courthouse

Howard County has selected a development consortium to spearhead the design, building, financing and operation of a 237,000-square-foot courthouse on county-owned land on Bendix Road in Columbia. Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners was one of three finalists for the public-private partnership...

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  • Howard schools planning to stage more student events at Merriweather

    Howard schools planning to stage more student events at Merriweather

    Howard County students will soon be able to perform on the same stage as some of their favorite musicians at Merriweather Post Pavilion. In a new partnership between the county school system and the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, students will have the opportunity to participate...

  • Along Ellicott City's Korean Way, mixed views on North Korea summit

    Along Ellicott City's Korean Way, mixed views on North Korea summit

    Along Ellicott City’s Korean Way, a five-mile section of Route 40 named after a plethora of Korean-owned businesses, workers and residents expressed mixed views on President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summit in that ended in Singapore Tuesday. “It’s a miracle,” Eunsuk Mavaffari,...

  • Plans glide along swimmingly for North Laurel pool

    Plans glide along swimmingly for North Laurel pool

    North Laurel is on track to be the home of the county’s second public pool. Funds for the project were included in the capital projects budget approved by the County Council late last month. The budget includes $5 million for the pool, which includes $1 million for project designs and $4 million...

  • The birthday cake for Columbia's 'Mama Mia' has 100 candles

    The birthday cake for Columbia's 'Mama Mia' has 100 candles

    Surrounded by family, Frances Tarantino beamed before they leaned over to help blow out 100 small, flickering flames on the candles atop her white-and-blue ice cream cake, inscribed with “Happy 100th Birthday, Mama Mia.” “It means ‘My mother,’” the New York native, whose parents came to the United...

  • Jessup woman sentenced for 2017 crash that killed Halethorpe driver

    Jessup woman sentenced for 2017 crash that killed Halethorpe driver

    A Jessup woman who was being chased by a state police trooper before she crashed into another car near Columbia, killing its driver, was sentenced to 10 years in jail Friday, county prosecutors announced. Natalia Diaz-Valle, 20, pleaded guilty in January to one count of negligent manslaughter by...

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  • Laurel Council approved a $34.2 million budget in May

    Laurel Council approved a $34.2 million budget in May

    Laurel City Council approved a $34.2 million operating budget — an increase of 6.7 percent from last year’s budget -- last month but did not increase tax rates. The budget holds the city’s property tax rate at 71 cents (per $100 of assessed property value) and the personal property tax remains...

  • School bus attendant arrested for assault

    School bus attendant arrested for assault

    A Prince George’s County school bus attendant from Laurel was arrested Sunday and accused of assaulting a 7-year-old boy who was riding to a special-needs school in Largo, according to Prince George's County police. DeQuan Brooks, 22, of Laurel, was charged with second-degree child abuse and second-degree...

  • Early voting for the primary begins

    Early voting for the primary begins

    Primary election day is more than a week away but early voting begins June 14 and continues through June 21. For Laurel voters, local races include Prince George’s County Council and for the Democratic Central Committee District 21 and District 23 members and members at-large. District 21, in Prince...

  • Laurel man found dead from gunshot wounds

    Laurel man found dead from gunshot wounds

    A Laurel man was pronounced dead after being found in a home with gunshot wounds early Sunday morning, according to police. Prince George’s County Police found Christopher Stanley, 25, unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds inside the home in the 15700 block of Haynes Road, according to...

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