| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a murder-suicide at The Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring in June after 28 years with the department....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:45 AM
NEW YORK — As parents of young girls and as two of Hollywood's most prolific producers, Kathy Kennedy and Frank Marshall believed that "Columbine," journalist Dave Cullen's exhaustive investigation of the 1999 school massacre, contained compelling...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The documentary "Kids for Cash" breezed in and out of Los Angeles so quickly last month that there was little buzz (far too little) about just what the real crime was that the film depicted. That's a shame, because it's such an important story....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:03 PM
College basketball brings weeks of numbers to popular culture. Tournament seeds, scores and predictions are everywhere. (Mine? Florida defeats Louisville, 69-65.) While you're in the spirit, let's look at some Connecticut numbers.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Darion Marcus Aguilar had no connections to his victims and modeled his attack on the Mall in Columbia after the Columbine High School shooting, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.
Police said Aguilar, 19, even waited until 11:14 a.m. on Jan. 25 to...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The teenager who led a deadly January assault at The Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.
In a wide-ranging news...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the year before he walked out of a dressing room at a Columbia Mall skate shop and proceeded to shoot two store clerks to death before taking his own life, Darion Marcus Aguilar had methodically researched the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:21 PM
It was a riveting simulation of tragic events that in recent years have become all too real.
That was the aim of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, which on Sunday morning sponsored the training exercise, "Westfield Annapolis Mall Active Shooter,...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Nearly four months after two employees were shot and killed, the skate apparel and accessory shop Zumiez reopened on Monday in The Mall in Columbia.
The store has been closed since Jan. 25, the day Darion Aguilar, 19, gunned down two store employees...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli play, "columbinus", on May 17-18, 2014.
Audition Dates and Times:
Saturday, May 17, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it's hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. Unlike baseball, however, the...