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  • Senior recognition game for Howard County High School softball players at Kiwanis-Wallas Park in Ellicott City, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

  • 2020 Restaurant Week in Carroll County featuring Rafael's Restaurant in Westminster and E.W. Beck's in Sykesville.

  • Friends, family, and coworkers threw Robert "Bob" Lippy a surprise parade to celebrate his retirement from Springfield Hospital Center on Friday July 31.

  • Rabiah Ahmad, 30, who was pregnant, was killed after being struck by one of multiple rounds fired into her home at the 6600 block of Dovecote Drive around 11 p.m. Friday night, according to Howard County Police. Doctors delivered her baby, who was in critical condition Saturday.

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  • Renderings give a look at the upcoming inclusive playground at Watkins Park in Mount Airy.

  • A group of 50-60 incoming freshmen were welcomed at McDaniel College, attended orientation, and will spend the next couple of days doing tours of the campus, picking classes, etc., before going home and returning in mid-August to move in.

  • Two opposing protests gathered prior to the Carroll County Board of Education meeting Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Carroll County employees led by the teachers union CCEA participated in a drive-by protest in their vehicles with signs. A pro-reopening Facebook group asked members from all around the state to picket because they believe if Carroll schools reopen with a hybrid model, that may put pressure on other counties to follow suit.

  • Mo Gaba, the young Orioles and Ravens superfan who has spent most of his life battling cancer.

  • Volunteers and organizations came together to beautify the abandoned parking lot behind the old bank building in Mt. Airy that has been vacant for over 20 years. The space will become a community gathering space and will have fire pits, picnic tables, art, and other renovations added to convert the dilapidated area into a family friendly gathering space that can be used for future events.

  • Sarah McGee Mariman owns Thirty Hair salon in Columbia. She was not approved for one of the county grants.

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  • Demonstrators vandalized the Fraternal Order of Police Baltimore City Lodge 3 building Saturday night in North Baltimore.

  • The Orioles opened their second game of the season against the Red Sox in Fenway Park on a more positive note, jumping to a 5-0 lead. The Orioles won 7-2 before a strong day from their top three hitters and starter Alex Cobb.

  • HoCO for Justice is hosting a "March for Liberation" that included a car caravan. They protested the county's funding of the ICE detention center.

  • Baltimore Police Sgt. James Lloyd was charged with extortion and kidnapping over an alleged dispute related to a home improvement project.

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