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Government, Public Safety
Four-page opinion hints that justices will likely overturn Maryland ruling involving the collection of samples from people charged with felonies.
Civil liberties group says it supports the technology but has privacy concerns about how the long the collected information is stored.
Police & Fire
This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.
The department is a half year ahead of nationwide policies.
Fire and smoke in two different apartment complexes in Columbia and Ellicott City were reported July 29, according to Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
A bird was reportedly the cause.
Articles from the past week in the police and fire sections of Howard County Patches.
Yolanda Murchison jumped a curb by Route 1 in North Laurel and struck a marked Howard County police cruiser, according to police.
Police say the man accused in a "road rage" incident impersonated an officer and ripped the panel off a car.
The suspect from Crofton called himself "a joker" and threatened to "load [his] guns and blow everyone up" at his Pitney Bowes office, police said.
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