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Howard County

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  • What it takes to be a Howard County foster pet family

    What it takes to be a Howard County foster pet family
    Rescued from a hot U-Haul truck with more than a dozen others in July 2013, 9-year-old pit bull mix Layla was so depressed in her pen that Howard County Animal Shelter workers brought her up front for some human companionship. And Katelin Rowley,...
  • Man armed with knife shot by officers, dies

    Man armed with knife shot by officers, dies
    A 45-year-old man armed with a knife and suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds died Wednesday after he charged at Howard County police officers, who shot him in his Ellicott City home, police said. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. in...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • One dead, 20 hospitalized from apparent overdoses at Maryland concert

    One dead, 20 hospitalized from apparent overdoses at Maryland concert
    A North Carolina man died and 20 people were hospitalized due to apparent drug overdoses during a pop and dance music festival in Maryland, authorities said on Saturday. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died after being taken to the...
  • Second Maryland concertgoer dies of suspected overdose

    Second Maryland concertgoer dies of suspected overdose
    A second person has died of a suspected drug overdose following a Maryland pop and dance music festival that left another dead and more than a dozen hospitalized with drug-related illnesses, police said on Sunday. The person, a 17-year-old from...
  • Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care

    Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care
    The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday. With...
  • Maryland group home where boy died had staffing shortage, nurse says

    Maryland group home where boy died had staffing shortage, nurse says
    On the night that 10-year-old Damaud Martin died at a troubled group home in Anne Arundel County, there were not enough staffers to handle the care specified for its severely disabled residents, according to the nurse on duty at the time. Mary Zelio,...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year
    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
  • O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention

    O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention
    Gov. Martin O'Malley worked the room at one of Maryland's biggest political events of the year Thursday, grinning for photos, slapping the backs of fellow politicians and causing bottlenecks wherever he stopped. Most years, the governor sticks around...
  • Have sidecar, will travel for 96-year-old 'Millie' Bailey

    Have sidecar, will travel for 96-year-old 'Millie' Bailey
    Vivian "Millie" Bailey is once again up to her well-polished trick of not acting her age. With one quick phone call from her home in Running Brook, the 96-year-old community activist recently arranged to check off an entry that's been on her to-do...