| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Howard County Public School officials announced that schools will be closed again Tuesday after deciding conditions weren't safe because of freezing temperatures overnight following Monday's snowstorm.
School officials said Monday night that shools...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A few more inches of snow were forecast to accumulate by midday Saturday, further straining government snow-removal budgets and setting back efforts to clean up from the region's heaviest snowfall in four years.
The forecast portends a third winter...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Teresa P. deKowzan, a registered nurse who during her 35-year career at Mercy Medical Center was supervisor of the delivery room and served as a mentor to young nurses, died Saturday of breast cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 90....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:16 PM
COLUMBIA, Md. — Maryland authorities identified two victims who were killed Saturday morning at a shopping mall by a man wielding a shotgun, but they were still trying to identify the gunman and his motive.
The victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore.
Born Martha Eleanor Tilghman in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Janis Ahalt Riker, a retired attorney and business owner who also ran a Howard County antiquarian bookshop, died of cancer April 8 at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 69 and had lived in Columbia for many years.
Born Janis Kay Ahalt in Baltimore and...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Donna Ellis, a longtime writer for the Columbia Flier and other publications, died of pneumonia April 23 at Howard County General Hospital. She was 72 and lived in Columbia.
Born Donna Louise Griffith in Lynn, Mass., she earned an English literature...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:59 AM
On one cupcake, a bunny's back feet, ample behind and fluffy tail are all that can be glimpsed of the creature as it plunges down a rabbit hole.
Speckled robins' eggs and jelly beans sit atop knolls of bright green grass on other cupcakes, and a neon-...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Shafon Robinson found comfort in how well her children seemed to be coping this past week. They had been elsewhere in The Mall in Columbia when the shooter killed two store employees and — in a moment that still haunts her — turned and fired...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:07 PM
I retired from the Howard County Department of Education in 2001 after 28 years of service. All retirees recently learned that United Health Care Medicare Solutions would not cover Howard County General Hospital, Hopkins and University of Maryland...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:05 PM
As a Howard County retired teacher [almost 30 years service] and on Medicare, I am disturbed that the Board of Education abruptly changed the medical benefits plan.
In the past my coverage has been excellent. Now, starting on Jan. 1, 2014, the coverage...