Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Help us decide which couple will win a gift card to Famous Dave's!
Tuesday, February 12
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty, and friendship? Then enter Howard County's Cutest Couple Contest! If you and your partner live in Howard County, the City of Laurel, or Maryland City and would make even Saint Valentine blush, submit a photo of the two of you for a chance to win some Patch swag and a gift certificate to Famous Dave's. Just upload your image by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2013, and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") The contest begins on Jan. 18, 2013. Voting will begin on Feb. 9 and end on Feb. 13, 2013. Winners will be based on reader …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Heavy rainfall overnight on Wednesday soaked Howard County.
A rain storm that poured down on the county overnight on Wednesday caused flooding, road closures and downed trees. The storm swept through Maryland leaving approximately two inches of rainfall in an 18-hour period, according to National Weather Service (NWS) data. On Main Street in Historic Ellicott City, the Patapsco River rose so high it nearly reached the bridge that leads into Catonsville. Officials closed Main Street in the morning due to flooding and some businesses were dealing with the after-effects. Phoenix Emporium, Great Panes and Discoveries were just some of the Main Street businesses that said they experienced flooding due to the storm. “You get used to it,” said Len Berkowitz, owner of Great Panes, who was cleaning up …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Someone is stealing checks from outgoing mail and cashing them, said police.
Howard County Police are advising residents to take precautions when placing checks in mailboxes after a string of mail thefts were reported in the county. Police have received seven reports of checks being stolen from their outgoing mail in Laurel and Clarksville. "In each case, a suspect looks for mailboxes with red flags up, indicating there is outgoing mail in the box to be picked up," stated police. "The suspect then steals checks from the outgoing mail, alters the payee's information and then goes to a branch of the victim's bank to cash the checks." Due to the recent thefts, police are encouraging residents to drop their checks at a local post office or inside a residential blue post office box. Police asked that residents who …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The investigation involved five police organizations.
Twenty-three men were arrested in a tri-county undercover prostitution sting along Route 1 in the Jessup area involving federal, state and local police agencies, officials announced Wednesday. The men were arrested last week in the vicinity of previous prostitution stings, according to Mary Phelan, a spokesperson for Howard County police. The Thursday arrests come about two months after police arrested ten men in a July prostitution sting along Route 1 in Laurel, one of whom included a high-ranking Food and Drug Administration official. In May, police arrested eight men in another prostitution bust on Route 1. Phelan said police conducted the sting after receiving neighborhood complaints. Police organizations that participated in the …