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Wilde Lake Middle prepares for new building

Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia will have two first days of school this year. One Aug. 29, and the other in January in a brand new building. Opening in 1969, with renovations in 1975 and 1996, the current school was due for a overhaul. The new Wilde Lake Middle School will be a net zero energy...

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  • Howard police investigate possible suicide at Columbia pool

    Howard police investigate possible suicide at Columbia pool

    Howard County police are investigating a possible suicide Friday morning in the parking lot of Kendall Ridge Pool in Columbia. Spokeswoman Lori Boone said officers were called to the area early in the morning. "There's no foul play expected," Boone said. "We're not looking for any suspects or anything...

  • Laurel man charged with human trafficking, prostitution of teenage girls

    Laurel man charged with human trafficking, prostitution of teenage girls

    A Laurel man has been charged with the trafficking and prostitution of two girls, ages 13 and 15, after a Howard County police investigation tracked his online prostitution ads. Arthur Coleman, 46, of Larchdale Road, faces multiple counts of human trafficking, prostitution, sexual solicitation...

  • Prosecutor: Grand jury indicts Howard County teens in killing of Virginia girl

    Prosecutor: Grand jury indicts Howard County teens in killing of Virginia girl

    A grand jury on Tuesday indicted two Virginia Tech students from Howard County in the killing of a 13-year-old girl, prosecutors said. The grand jury returned indictments on David Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia and Natalie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Commonwealth Attorney Mary Pettitt said in a statement....

  • Community complaints assist in Columbia marijuana bust

    Community complaints assist in Columbia marijuana bust

    After a five-month investigation into community complaints of suspected drug activity, Howard County police have arrested a Columbia man for selling and distributing marijuana inside his home on Wesleigh Drive near Atholton Elementary School in Kings Contrivance. Mitchell Adam Gampel, 27, is facing...

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