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Columbia Neighborhood Swim League regular season wraps up

The final week of the Columbia Neighborhood Swim League wrapped up on July 23, with Pheasant Ridge, Pointers Run, Clemens Crossing, Clary’s/Hawthorne/Swansfield, Harpers Choice, Oakland Mills and Long Reach emerging victorious. The league concludes July 29-30 with the All-City meet at Phelps Luck....

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  • 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...

  • Howard law enforcement, community react to Dallas shootings

    Howard law enforcement, community react to Dallas shootings

    A ripple of sadness and concern has reached local law enforcement and government agencies in Howard County, following last night's shooting in Dallas that left five officers dead. Gunmen shot and killed the police officers and injured more during a protest in Texas about the fatal shootings of two...

  • Nine men facing prostitution charges after police operation in Laurel

    Nine men facing prostitution charges after police operation in Laurel

    Nine men have been charged for solicitation of prostitution following a reverse prostitution operation by Howard County police Wednesday in Laurel. After placing fake ads on a website police said was often used for prostitution solicitation, undercover female officers answered phone calls from...

  • Laurel man sentenced to 35 years in 2014 North Laurel drug shooting

    Laurel man sentenced to 35 years in 2014 North Laurel drug shooting

    Laurel resident Taylor King Pepe, 21, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday morning after he was found guilty of organizing a drug robbery that led to a Laurel man's death. Pepe was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III after being charged with armed robbery conspiracy as...

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  • Young Howard students build, fly drones with help from Baltimore professionals

    Young Howard students build, fly drones with help from Baltimore professionals

    When Woudjeenie Bruno, an upcoming fifth-grader at Stevens Forest Elementary School, found out she was going to be making drones this summer, she thought it would be "really cool." "And it really is," she said. For the past four weeks, Woudjeenie and six other elementary and middle school students...

  • Sunny side always up at Laurel family farm

    Sunny side always up at Laurel family farm

    Life on a farm is a serene experience, said North Laurel resident Justin Bittner as he tended to his tomato garden on a sunny morning in July. Rows of 60 heirloom tomato plants and dozens of zucchini plants alternated with layers of churned soil that Bittner turned up using a faded-red Troy-Bilt...

  • Special event focuses on the U.S. Colored Troops [Ellicott City]

    The B & O Railroad Museum's Ellicott City Station is hosting a special event, The Role of U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War, on Saturday, July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meet members of the 23rd Regiment U.S. Colored Troops group who will explain the engagement of African Americans in...

  • Ellicott City's Avoca open for interpretation, dreams

    Ellicott City's Avoca open for interpretation, dreams

    If only its walls could talk. On a hot humid afternoon, stories swirled around the empty rooms of the old house on Montgomery Road known as Avoca. Talks of a ghost named Emily, debates on the age of the house and stories of slaves, the Underground Railroad and German prisoners of war were shared...

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