Vehicle was used to smash into the garage door of United Gun Shop in Rockville Maryland – four suspects are on the loose and one person is dead.

This is being reported by many news sources this morning. Four suspects are on the loose and one person is dead after a burglary at United Gun Shop in Rockville. (I know, I do not write about Montgomery County much...but there is a reason for this post). According to police: they found a bag with multiple firearms inside in a...

Howard County Honors Local Champion of Scripps National Spelling Bee

Via Press Release - June 12, 2019: ELLICOTT CITY – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined a group of elected officials and the Howard County Library System (HCLS) to honor Clarksville Middle School 8th grader, Saketh Sundar, one of the co-champions at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. Ball officially declared June 12, 2019 as “Saketh Sundar Day” in...

Unknown suspect(s) gained entry to Fox Firearms by driving a vehicle through the front of the store and stole multiple guns

Via HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Commercial burglary Laurel, 20723: Fox Firearms, 11200 block of Scaggsville Road, June 12 2 a.m. Police responded for a business alarm and discovered that unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the business by driving a vehicle through the front of the store and stole multiple guns. Police determined that the vehicle had been reported...

HCPSS 2019 Feasibility Study Report Released Before The June 13th Meeting

If you were watching Facebook at all yesterday afternoon you probably saw the Howard County Public School System 2019 Feasibility Report shared on that platform. I swear it seemed to be shared by everyone I know (OK...maybe I am over stating that fact). Redistricting of the schools system in Howard County is now moving forward. You get 45 pages or...

Scott E’s Blog Now On News Break App – iPhone and Android

From time to time I check out where traffic to Scott E's Blog comes from...and noticed something interesting a couple of days ago...I had a new source of traffic...News Break App. I had no clue what that was so I gave it a look. Here is some info about it (from their website): Local Keep up with news, traffic, crime and...

Maryland Real ID deadline has been extended to July 3 for over 40,000 drivers

It has been reported from numerous sources that "Maryland residents have been given a few extra weeks to become REAL ID compliant. A previous June deadline has been extended to July 3 for over 40,000 drivers" and "REAL ID DEADLINE IN MARYLAND EXTENDED". Back in May Scott E's Blog reported "More than 66,000 Maryland residents are at risk of having...

Howard County Board of Education Adopts FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets

I know...this happened a few days ago but I was waiting to get a full detailed list of everything that happened at the HoCoBOE meeting before publishing. The HCPSS put out a news release yesterday with details. Here is what they released: The Howard County Board of Education adopted its Operating Budget for the 2019-2020 school year (FY 2020) on...

Howard County Recycling Goes Plastic Bag Free On June 15th

Here is a reminder from Howard County Government on Facebook: REMINDER: Starting this Saturday, June 15, the County’s Bureau of Environmental Services will no longer be accepting curbside recycling placed out in plastic bags. Items placed out for recycling, should be placed loose in your county assigned recycling bin/cart. Items placed out for recycling collection in plastic bags will not...

Howard County Police report arrests made in the May 28 robbery of a Shell gas station on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia

Reported via HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, Monday, June 10, 2019 on Facebook: Robbery arrest update Police have made three arrests in the May 28 robbery of a Shell gas station in 9100 block of Snowden River Parkway in Columbia. An employee reported that three male suspects with their faces partially covered entered the store, approached the counter, and demanded cash. The...

HCCA Annual Meeting with Special Guest, County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball

The Howard County Citizens Association (HCCA) will be holding their annual meeting on June 11th with special guest Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. Here is some information via a Facebook event: When: June 11, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm Where: Oakland Mills High School Cost: Free Details: Dr. Ball will be taking questions from audience members. Special thanks to HCCA's CO-HOSTS of this event: Chinese...