Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Howard County area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
A 14-year old girl is accused of enlisting a 19-year old boyfriend to kill her father, Dennis Lane.
Jason Bulmer and Morgan Arnold, the two teens charged with the killing of Arnold's father local blogger Dennis Lane, were indicted by a Howard County grand jury on Wednesday. The indictment means their case will be moved from District Court to Howard County Circuit Court and their preliminary hearings will be rescheduled. Bulmer, 19, and Arnold, 14, both of Ellicott City are being held without bond after being charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy for killing Lane. Police said the teens plotted for over two months to kill Lane and his fiancee Denise Geiger. In the early morning hours on May 10, police said Bulmer stabbed Lane to death inside his home and that Arnold largely planned the killing. Geiger, who was inside the home, …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Don't have plans for Memorial Day? Try one of these activities to help keep you and your family entertained.
Go Fishing! The weather Memorial Day weekend is expected to float around the mid-70s, meaning great fishing weather. The Patapsco River in Ellicott City is home mostly to sunfish, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR also recommends Centennial Lake on the Columbia/ Ellicott City line, which includes species such as largemouth bass, channel catfish, trout and the rare tiger muskie. DNR reports tiger muskies have been in stocked in the lake since 1995 and there are some now over 36 inches that “provide an explosive fight for anglers who hook into one.” Remember, don’t forget to obtain a fishing license, if you’re older than 16. Maryland FM Hamfest at the Howard County …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Opening statements in the trial of an Ellicott City woman accused of killing her quadriplegic husband took place Tuesday at Howard County Circuit Court.
Howard County Assistant State's Attorney Colleen McGuinn told a courtroom during opening statements of the trial of Nancy Fleming Molony, 53, that Molony's husband's life was ended at her hands, according to Wayne Kirwan a spokesperson for the state's attorney's office. McGuinn said that an autoposy revelead nine unabsorbed oxycodone pills in Kevin Patrick Molony's body as well as high levels of oxycodone already absorbed, according to Kirwan. Nancy Molony is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Kevin Molony, 51, was seriously injured in a 2007 auto accident that left him quadriplegic. He was being cared for by family members and his wife, according to police. In February of 2011, he was found dead …
The trial is scheduled to take up to two weeks at Howard County Circuit Court.
A jury was seated on Monday in the trial of an Ellicott City woman who is accused of killing her paraplegic husband in February of 2011. Nancy Fleming Molony, 53, was charged with second-degree murder after a police investigation found that her husband, Kevin Patrick Molony, 51, died from an overdose of oxycodone, a prescription painkiller. Molony was found dead inside his home on the 4000 block of Chariots Flight Way in Ellicott City. Molony was a quadriplegic since a car collision in 2007 and was being cared for by family members and nurses, according to police. Initially there was no ruling of foul play, but after further testing, the police ruled his death a homicide and later charged his wife. On Monday, a 12 person jury was seated …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A well-known local writer once described the daughter who is accused in his killing as "the sweetest person."
Blogger Dennis Lane, whom police say was killed in a plot orchestrated by his 14-year-old daughter, was an involved parent whose goal was to help his daughter be more independent, according to court documents from a 2008 custody case. Morgan Arnold is being held on murder charges along with Jason Bulmer, Arnold's 19-year-old boyfriend, whom police say stabbed Dennis J. Lane to death inside his Ellicott City home on May 10. Lane was Arnold's father. Police said that for two months Arnold and Bulmer had been discussing killing Lane, a well-known blogger and real estate agent. Documents from a 2009 custody hearing provide a snapshot of Arnold's temperament, depicting a young girl who doesn't quite fit in, but whose father was trying to …
Friday, May 17, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Howard County this weekend. (May 17-19)
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Multi-Family Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Animal Advocates Annual Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Moving Sale (Ellicott City) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Elkridge) Treover Community Yard Sale (Columbia) Community Yard Sale (Elkridge) Elkridge Auto Auctions (Elkridge) Community Yard Sale (Columbia) Huge Yard Sale (Columbia) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Columbia) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Check back next week for additional sales.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The new Ellicott City restaurant opened in April and the early reviews are good.
In April, Tigi's Ethiopian Restaurant and Market quietly opened in the small shopping center behind the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 40. Since then, it has already gained some traction with positive reviews of its traditional Ethiopian cuisine. "We aren't experts in Ethiopian cuisine, but we loved our dinner," wrote local food blogger HowChow, who ate at the restaurant earlier this month. On Yelp, the new restaurant has 4.5 stars after five reviews. "The food is spectacular," wrote one reviewer, "I eat out a lot, and I haven't had a better or more interesting meal locally in a very long time." The owner of restaurant, Bellete Tessema, said he and his wife, who are of Ethiopian descent, love to cook food and turned that passion into a …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Police say there was an altercation near a street vendor in the early morning hours.
A man with a group of friends walking down Main Street was stabbed through his right forearm in an altercation that began with an exchange of insults, according to police. The incident occurred April 21. Patch obtained details from court documents Wednesday. Justin Michael McCabe, 28, of Oella Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the stabbing of the man. The victim was walking along the 8000 block of Main Street near a hot dog cart with his friends around 1 a.m. on April 21 when a man began verbally harassing them, including using slurs against homosexuals, according to the police report. A shoving match ensued and McCabe pulled out a knife, according to charging documents. The victim jumped out of …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Michael McKenny pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court.
A Columbia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly videotaping two women inside their Ellicott City condominium and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Police arrested Michael Stephen McKenny in October of 2012 after investigating a hidden camera found inside a Montgomery Run Road condo in Ellicott City. The investigation began in September when a 29-year-old Ellicott City woman told police she found a hidden camera in her bedroom that was focused on her bathroom. According to charging documents, the camera, which began recording when it detected movement, secretly recorded the 29-year-old and a 30-year-old roommate in their bedrooms and bathrooms. Police determined McKenny first entered the condo on June 26, then returned at least four …