| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Two 12-year-old girls have been charged with repeatedly stabbing their middle school classmate in a wooded park near Milwaukee, a shocking attack allegedly influenced by a fascination with a fictional pop culture character.
It’s happened before....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At a debate among Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Sunday, former West Hartford councilman Joe Visconti said he "never would have signed" the state's 2013 gun safety law. The longtime gun owner also said he wished he had been at Sandy Hook Elementary...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
If it seems that tragedies like the shooting at The Mall in Columbia last month are becoming more frequent, it's because they are. That's what a new study published in the FBI's Law Enforcement Bulletin last month concluded. It found that since 2009,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — They came after midnight, two or more armed individuals so deft that they cut telecommunication cables in an underground vault and outsmarted security cameras and motion sensors at the power substation in a remote corner of Santa...
| 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.