| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Inside a classroom at Howard Community College's new health sciences building are computerized mannequin patients, a replica ambulance and other devices that place students in simulated life-and-death situations.
The facilities are part of the school's...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Nine residents living in two townhouses were displaced early Saturday morning after a fire broke out and extended up to the roof. Howard County Department responded to the fire in 9300 block of Indian Camp about 4 a.m.
Firefighters brought the two-alarm...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Nova A. Scott, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who became the first African-American woman to serve on the Howard County Commission on Aging, died Wednesday of complications from an infection at Howard County General Hospital.
She was 86....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did.
“He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Clara Mae Boender, a retired reading specialist and elementary school teacher who taught for 54 years, died of multisystem organ failure Jan. 12 at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 86.
Born Clara Mae Crouch in Baltimore...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:46 AM
As a caregiver, Richard DeCaro knows that a little kindness goes a long way. And now he has a local nonprofit organization to thank for making his life a little easier.
The Dorsey’s Search resident began taking care of his wife, Ellen, in 2008...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:33 AM
The president and CEO of Howard County General Hospital is retiring after 23 years leading the medical institutution.
Victor A. Broccolino, who took the position in January 1990, announced today he would retired at the end of the year; just as the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Robert A. Makofski, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory scientist and administrator who headed Howard County General Hospital's board, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. The former Columbia resident was 81....
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:25 AM
A 22-year-old man who attempted suicide at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup over the weekend is back at the facility and under 24-hour watch, officials said Sunday.
Demetrius Hunt, 22, who was serving an 18-month sentence for second-degree...
| Dec 21, 2012
The 19th annual "Symphony of Lights," a 20-minute drive-through spectacle of more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays, is open through Jan. 6 at Symphony Woods in Columbia. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $20...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...