Howard County to Announce Testing Partnerships with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and Quality First Urgent Care

County Executive Calvin Ball will announce two private partnerships on July 6th to improve diagnostic testing and antibody research in Howard County. The County and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) have entered a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaborate in the analysis and understanding of infectious diseases and the use of emerging technologies in treatment and prevention. Johns Hopkins APL...

Howard County ICU Beds In Use With COVID-19 Patients At Lowest Reported Level Since April 6th

According to the data reported on the Howard County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard the current number of ICU beds in use for COVID-19 patients is two on July 1st (reporting is always a day behind). The dashboard has reported the number of ICU beds in use as low as three on a number of dates but this is the first...

Maryland State Police Investigate Early Morning Fatal Crash In Howard County on July 2nd

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a highway worker and injured two others early this morning in Howard County. The deceased victim is identified as Christopher Marsden, 34, of New Jersey. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical service personnel. Investigators believe Marsden was standing outside of the work trucks...

Robbery at the Red Roof Inn located in Jessup on July 1st

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Robbery Jessup, 20794: Red Roof Inn, 8000 block of Washington Boulevard, July 1 2:47 a.m. An employee reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered entered the lobby, implied a weapon, and demanded cash. The employee complied and the victim fled. No one was injured. The investigation...

Recreation & Parks Opens New Pedestrian Bridge at Centennial Park in Howard County

Howard County Recreation & Parks (HCRP) has completed construction of a replacement pedestrian bridge along the pathway loop at Centennial Park. The bridge connects the west and south areas and was initially closed earlier this year. The original pedestrian bridge, which was over 25 years old, was deemed to be beyond repair by the Capital Projects team. “Centennial Park is an...

Howard County Public School System is introducing two electric school buses in a pilot program

Noted on the HCPSS website: Electric School Bus Pilot Program Supports HCPSS Environmental Commitment HCPSS is introducing two electric school buses in a pilot program supported by a grant from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and through partnership with bus contractor MBG Enterprises and BGE. Powered by electricity, the two zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) school buses and charging stations...

Maryland Department of Health reports 2,568 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 67,918 cases in Maryland on July 1st

The Maryland Department of Health reports 2,568 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County (up 30 from yesterday) and 67,918 cases in Maryland (up 359 from yesterday) on July 1st. Here is the latest ICU and Acute Hospital Beds for COVID-19, Currently in Use via the state: The "Total Beds" in use has slightly risen for three consecutive days (446 beds...

The People’s Voice – Ethics Ballot Updates Their Endorsements For Howard County Board of Education Candidates For The 2020 General Election

The People's Voice - Ethics Ballot posted the following on social media yesterday: The People's Voice is happy to announce endorsement of Antonia Watts to The Ethics Ballot for the Howard County Board of Education District 2. See more candidate info and links to campaigns at www.EthicsBallot.com During the 2020 Primary the People's Voice - Ethics Ballot endorsed the following candidates: District...

The Loan Closet of Howard County to Begin Accepting No-Contact Donations and Returns Beginning on July 6th

The Loan Closet of Howard County will open for non-contact donations and returns at two locations beginning on Monday, July 6th. The Loan Closet of Howard County provides refurbished durable medical equipment and resources to all Howard County residents and caregivers to improve their overall quality of life. “Howard County’s Loan Closet is a critical resource for our population and provides the...

Howard County Police arrest suspect for burglary inside a Taco Bell in Elkridge

Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Commercial burglary Elkridge, 21075: Taco Bell, 6200 block of Washington Boulevard, June 30 2:01 a.m. Police responded for a reported breaking and entering in progress and located a suspect inside the business. The suspect was arrested. ARRESTED: Paul Lee Potter, 30, of Washington Boulevard in Elkridge, charged with burglary ### Here is that location: Scott E