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Columbia woman killed in crash less than a mile from her home

A Columbia woman died after a crash less than a mile from her home early Wednesday, Howard County Police said. Judy Ann Berry, 65, of Talisman Lane, was traveling west on Cradlerock Way when a Hyundai Elantra crossing the roadway via Dockside Lane "failed to yield right-of-way," striking Berry's...

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  • Glenelg man pleads guilty in large-scale marijuana bust

    Glenelg man pleads guilty in large-scale marijuana bust

    A Glenelg man is facing multiple drug charges after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to growing large amounts of marijuana inside his home. Daniel Earl Sims, 49, was found running a large marijuana operation from his home on Triadelphia Road, said Wayne Kirwan, spokesman of the Howard County State's...

  • Howard residents warned of utility calling scams

    Howard residents warned of utility calling scams

    Howard County's Office of Consumer Protection asks residents to stay alert this winter for calling scams made by individuals posing as local utility company representatives. During the call, officials said that the "representatives" claiming to work for the consumer's local gas or electric utility...

  • Mount Airy woman sentenced in residential burglaries, cable theft

    Mount Airy woman sentenced in residential burglaries, cable theft

    A Mount Airy woman was sentenced to 18 months in jail for multiple home burglaries and stealing telephone cable from utility poles in western Howard County and Carroll County. Angela Marie King, 33, was arrested in June alongside her co-defendant, Thomas Leo Hurley, 35, of Woodbine. According to...

  • Holiday shoppers urged to track package deliveries to prevent theft

    Holiday shoppers urged to track package deliveries to prevent theft

    Howard County police urge residents to track their deliveries from online shopping this holiday season to prevent theft of packages left outside front doors. Online purchases increase around the holidays, spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said, and packages are delivered to doorsteps and porches. The...

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  • Nearly 60,000 daffodils planted to mark Columbia’s 50th birthday celebration

    Nearly 60,000 daffodils planted to mark Columbia’s 50th birthday celebration

    Volunteers have planted nearly 60,000 yellow daffodils in the downtown area and surrounding villages to celebrate Columbia's upcoming 50th birthday this spring. Columbia Association spokesman David Greisman said the majority of bulbs were planted in turf or planting beds along Little Patuxent Parkway...

  • Embracing fresh thinking on the school board [Editorial]

    Embracing fresh thinking on the school board [Editorial]

    Three new members joining the county school board next week set a high bar during their campaigns, promising to take steps for improving communications and openness in a school system that been under fire for months over a perceived lack of transparency. The three — Kirsten Coombs, Mavis Ellis...

  • Accordion and oboists get to shine with Columbia Orchestra

    Accordion and oboists get to shine with Columbia Orchestra

    There will be a musical balancing act of sorts when the Columbia Orchestra performs on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theatre. Different periods and styles promise to happily share the same program. The three pieces being done represent an eclectic 21st-century composition, Osvaldo...

  • With transfer of ownership, Merriweather Post Pavilion eyes new future

    With transfer of ownership, Merriweather Post Pavilion eyes new future

    Ownership of Merriweather Post Pavilion — a 49-year-old outdoor music amphitheater placed by James Rouse in the heart of Columbia — transferred from Howard Hughes Corp. to the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission Wednesday, marking a milestone moment for a venue that has served as a crowning...

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