Top News: Mall Robbers Nabbed, A Woman's Wire Fraud and 1,043 New Slot Machines

School redistricting, casino additions and mosquito control also made top headlines in Howard County this week.

Parents at one Elkridge elementary school wanted answers about plans to take effect next year.

Howard County is not spraying for adult mosquitoes, despite the action of neighboring areas and the second confirmed Maryland fatality from West Nile Virus.

Field and Stream Blogger Takes Issue with Coon Hunt Court Name Change

Popular hunting magazine described residents' efforts as 'foolishly trying' to change name.

County leaders gathered at Centennial Park Tuesday morning to honor those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The top 50 paid employees at CA account for 25 percent of the $22 million spent in 2011 on employee compensation.

Two suspects were arrested after police allegedly saw them robbing a man in the Columbia Mall parking lot.

The Ravens player is working with the Ellicott City Business Association to host 27 for Old EC–a promotion to continue to encourage shopping in the historic district, to raise money for charity and to raise money to help support Main Street businesses.

A 56-year-old Ellicott City woman was able to pay herself nearly $478,000 in one year and keep two businesses afloat using clients’ escrow money, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Throngs of people crowded into Maryland Live! casino Wednesday.

The Elkridge school was designated a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

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