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Luke Lavoie

Writer

Luke Lavoie writes about development, business and news in Columbia. He also covers crime across Howard County; covers the Laurel City Council; and writes feature stories. His work appears in print in the Columbia Flier, Howard County Times and Laurel Leader. Luke is a Connecticut native and graduate of Loyola University Maryland; he joined the Baltimore Sun Media Group in July 2012.

Recent Articles

  • Howard police investigate telephone scam

    Howard police investigate telephone scam

    Howard County police are investigating reports of a telephone scam in which callers claim to be holding family members hostage. During the past two weeks, police have received four reports of incidents in which scammers attempt to get money from a victim by claiming to have taken a family member...

  • Father and son arrested by Howard County police in driveway paving scam

    Father and son arrested by Howard County police in driveway paving scam

    A father and son have been arrested and charged in what Howard County police are calling a driveway paving scam that involved four North Laurel residences. Paul Frank, 48, and his son Spanky Frank, 19, have been charged with four counts each of selling home improvements without a license and acting...

  • Howard police recruits to sleep out for homeless

    Howard police recruits to sleep out for homeless

    When Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner took over the department last summer, he identified enhancements in community policing as a focus. Since then Gardner has announced a series of initiatives aimed at integrating community into the department's current ranks. The list includes creating...

  • Two men charged in armed robbery of two McDonald's, Burger King in Howard

    Two men charged in armed robbery of two McDonald's, Burger King in Howard

    Two men have been charged in three armed robberies of fast food restaurants in Howard County, according to police. D'Andre Devon Bynum, 24, and Emmanuel Purcell McDaniels, 21, both of Washington, D.C., have been charged in arrest warrants with multiple counts of armed robbery, conspiracy, assault,...

  • Missing Columbia man found deceased

    Missing Columbia man found deceased

    UPDATE: Police announced Wednesday that Kevin Doyle Hennessy, 50, was found dead. There is no foul play suspected in his death, police said. Below is the original story. Howard County police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing Columbia man last seen Monday afternoon. Kevin Doyle...

  • Baltimore man sentenced to 40 years in drug-related Columbia home invasion

    Baltimore man sentenced to 40 years in drug-related Columbia home invasion

    A Baltimore man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for his role in what prosecutors say is a drug-related home invasion in Columbia last spring. Adam Kentrell Richardson, 25, of the 3500 block of Southern Avenue, was found guilty in November of 19 counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, false...

  • Howard officer injured after car is struck in drunk driving hit-and-run

    Howard officer injured after car is struck in drunk driving hit-and-run

    For the second time in a week, a Howard County police cruiser was struck by a drunk driver, with the latest incident resulting in minor injuries to the officer after a hit-and-run. Police Officer First Class Antonio Thomas was traveling southbound on Washington Boulevard in Laurel at approximately...

  • Howard police cite two liquor stores for selling to minors

    Howard police cite two liquor stores for selling to minors

    Two Howard County liquor stores, one in North Laurel and one in Ellicott City, have been cited by police for selling alcohol to underage customers. The two stores were cited as part of a sting operation using a 17-year-old volunteer from HC DrugFree, a county nonprofit committed to eradicating drug,...

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