| May 23, 2013
| 9:37 AM
John Richard "Dick" Irwin, a tough, accurate veteran police reporter with a heart of gold whose signature Police Blotter became required reading for both crime aficionados and the just plain curious, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Forty years ago today (Friday), on the site of the town's former horse racetrack, Harford Mall in Bel Air opened its doors to thousands of shoppers with 1970s mainstays like Montgomery Ward and Korvettes at either end of its half-million square feet....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Consumers plan to spend the same or more than last year on holiday shopping, new consumer research shows.
A holiday spending survey by market research firm The NPD Group shows that 10 percent of consumers expect to spend more than last year, while 67...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Presented by the Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, the 14th annual 50+EXPO will be held on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia.
Admission is free.
The event will have something for...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The Columbia teen who pleaded guilty to setting two fires outside The Mall in Columbia in May was sentenced to time served, 248 days, in Howard County Circuit Court on Thursday, according to state's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Three Washington men face assault and theft charges in connection with a Wednesday robbery of Sears in the Mall in Columbia, according to Howard County Police.
Jeffrey Clinton Taylor, 18, Richard Randolph Richardson, 20, and Eric Charles Bacon, 22,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Icky winter weather probably helped keep the traditional post-Christmas shopping rush pretty tolerable in the Bel Air area Wednesday.
With snow, then sleet, covering the roads during the morning, the day-after shopping and gift return scene seemed less...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The Nottingham woman had ducked into a bathroom at the White Marsh Sears when she heard a voice from the adjoining stall: Her neighbor had found the toilet-paper dispenser empty. Could she pass some under the divider?
As she gathered a bunch,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:30 PM
A Columbia teen pleaded guilty to setting two fires near the Mall in Columbia earlier this year in Howard County Circuit Court on Wednesday, according to state's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Richard Nathaniel Mojica, 18, of the 10000 block of Swift...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:23 AM
For some tips on fall clothing deals, check out ShopSmart magazine's October issue.
The Consumer Reports publication will feature a "Six Steps to Score Big Savings on Clothes," guide, the non-profit product testing organization said.
"This issue of...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 14th annual Howard County Office on Aging's 50+ Expo.
This event is where the many faces of 50+ connect with over 150 vendors and exhibitors, and enjoy healthy aging seminars, life-enriching workshops, all day...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:49 AM
100 Years Ago
Sheep vs. dogs
"It is reported that Mr. Harold Hopkins had a large number of sheep killed by dogs last Sunday morning.
"Wanted: A woman to cook, wash and clean, and remain at night, good wages. Mrs. James Steward. Hill St. Ellicott...