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  • Bus carrying high school band involved in crash after Howard ceremony

    Bus carrying high school band involved in crash after Howard ceremony

    A school bus carrying the Glenelg High School jazz band after it performed at swearing-in ceremonies for new Howard County leaders was hit by a car on Monday night, police said. The bus, with 21 students, two teachers and the driver, was traveling from Howard High School in Ellicott City to Glenelg...

  • In new star rating system, most Howard County schools shine

    In new star rating system, most Howard County schools shine

    Nearly half of Howard County’s schools came out with top ratings in the state’s new education rankings, part of a federal accountability system that grades all public schools based on test scores as well as measures such as graduation rates and achievement of English language learners. The Maryland...

  • Jessup man hit, killed while walking on Route 175

    Jessup man hit, killed while walking on Route 175

    A 43-year-old Jessup man was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck on Route 175 early Tuesday morning, Howard County police said. Donnelle Markus Williams was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck about 3:57 a.m. in front Patuxent Institution, a state high-security prison. Police...

  • New Howard school board members praised for their 'incredible energy'

    New Howard school board members praised for their 'incredible energy'

    Howard County welcomed four new school board members Monday afternoon. All said they are prepared to get to work and contribute to making decisions for the state’s sixth-largest school system and one of the highest achieving in the nation, based on test scores. Vicky Cutroneo, Jen Mallo, Sabina...

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  • High prices fell Laurel Lions Club Christmas tree sale

    High prices fell Laurel Lions Club Christmas tree sale

    Laurel residents who look forward to shopping for a Christmas tree each year from the Laurel Lions Club’s yearly fundraiser will have to look elsewhere. After 61 years, the Laurel Lions Club will not sell Christmas trees this holiday season. Laurel Lions Club President Charles Brannan, said the...

  • Strolling through Laurel's historic homes

    Strolling through Laurel's historic homes

    An engraved Laurel Historical Society Walking Tour plaque at the front entrance points to the longevity of the 1889 Victorian home where Jim and Marlene Frazier have lived in Old Town for almost 42 years. Inside, a lovely parlor Christmas tree shines with white lights, cranberry garlands and treasured...

  • Tastee Diner's future may go up in smoke

    Tastee Diner's future may go up in smoke

    A plan to replace an iconic Laurel diner with a medical marijuana dispensary has met with opposition from city residents and others who want the historic building preserved or even moved. Pure Hana Synergy has a purchase agreement on 118 Washington Bld in Laurel. The property includes the Tastee...

  • Serial killer Samuel Little says a 1972 unsolved Laurel case is among 90 he got away with, police say

    Serial killer Samuel Little says a 1972 unsolved Laurel case is among 90 he got away with, police say

    Since 1972, the case of the woman with no name has haunted Prince George’s County homicide investigators. With only skeletal remains as evidence, they didn’t know where she was from, who she was and how she wound up dead in the woods unnoticed for months before a hunter strolling through the area...

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