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Howard County Police report a shooting in the parking lot of the mall in Columbia on December 4th

Reported on social media from Howard County Police Department on December 4th: At approximately 10:23 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Mall in Columbia. A single adult male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Based on preliminary information, police do not believe there is an ongoing threat to...

Howard County Reports 25 Beds In Use Due To COVID-19; Lowest Total Since November 12th

I am always looking for a positive story and this seems like a good one today...the Howard County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard is reporting 25 Beds In Use due to COVID-19 (18 Acute Care and 7 ICU). This is the lowest number reported since November 12th (when the number was 23 beds in use due to COVID-19). Here is...

151 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Howard County on December 4th

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 151 new cases of COVID-19 in Howard County on December 4th. This is the second highest number of new cases added in one day for Howard County. 165 new cases of COVID-19 was reported for Howard County back on November 26th. This is the 7th time since November 17th Howard County has...

The Baltimore Ravens schedule provides hope for a late season run to the playoffs

Things have not been great recently for the Baltimore Ravens. Three consecutive loses all by 6 points or less (17-23 at New England, 24-30 vs Tennessee and 14-19 at Pittsburgh) leaves the Ravens in third place in the AFC North (behind the Steelers and Browns) and currently 9th in the playoff picture in the AFC (top 7 teams make...

County Executive Ball Announces Howard County’s Bold, Comprehensive Serology Testing Strategy 

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball announced Howard County’s comprehensive strategy to better understand the scope of COVID-19 spread among the population through serology testing. Photos of the event can be found here. Video can be found here. Ball shared a multi-pronged approach to introducing serology testing:   ·       Participating in the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) serology study for first responders, including police, fire...

Single-vehicle collision (overturned trash truck) in Columbia with serious injuries

UPDATE (4:25 p.m.): Cedar Lane has reopened. The Howard County Police Department reported the following on Twitter at 12:05pm: COLUMBIA: Cedar Lane between Harriet Tubman Lane and Grace Drive is CLOSED for a single-vehicle collision (overturned trash truck) with serious injuries. Extended closure. Will update. At 12:42 they updated the situation: UPDATE: Cedar Lane closure is extended north to Freetown Road. Drivers are...

Virtual instruction has changed the way the Howard County Public School System will manage inclement weather days

Announced by HCPSS (see announcement): HCPSS 2020-2021 Inclement Weather Protocols The implementation of virtual instruction has changed the way the Howard County Public School System will manage inclement weather days. In prior years, inclement weather delays and closings have resulted in scheduling challenges and instructional disruption for students, staff and families, as well as unpredictability about when the school year will...

County Executive Ball to Announce Howard County Serology Testing Strategy

County Executive Calvin Ball will announce Howard County’s strategy to better understand the scope of COVID-19 spread among the population through serology testing on Thursday, December 3, at 1:30 p.m at Fire Station 8 in Ellicott City. Ball will be joined by Howard County Police Chief Lisa Myers, Fire and Rescue Services Chief Bill Anuszewski, Sheriff Marcus Harris, Fire...

Handgun displayed during robbery at Shell Gas Station in Woodstock in Howard County on December 1st

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Robbery Woodstock, 21163: Shell gas station, 10700 block of Birmingham Way, Dec. 1 10:09 p.m. A store employee reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash. The employee complied and the suspect fled. No one was injured. The...

Howard County Public School System enrollment drops by more than 1,500 students between 2019 and 2020

The official 2020 Howard County Public School System Enrollment report is online and it shows a total enrollment of 57,293 students. This is a decrease of 1,575 students reported in September of 2019 (58,868 students). Here is a year by year chart based on the total enrollment reported by the Howard County Public School System: Here are the numbers that made...