Police responded for a report of a male suspect walking naked in Weis Markets in Laurel on January 20th

Noted in the HCPD Crime Log on January 21st: Indecent exposure Laurel, 20723: Weis Markets, 9200 block of All Saints Road, Jan. 20 9:54 p.m. Police responded for a report of a male suspect walking in the store naked. Police located the suspect and arrested him. ARRESTED: Jamar Hyman, 30, of Moonshine Hollow in Laurel, charged with indecent exposure ### Wow...seems kind of cold for...

HB 52-2020 gives kids the ability to sell lemonade from their front yard – a bill we should all support

At this point many, most or all of us have seen the various stories about Lemonade stands run by kids being shut down or even fined in various jurisdictions in this country. I myself have been upset when I have seen these stories. But there is a bill in the Maryland General Assembly to make sure we no longer...

Former Howard County school employee charged with sex offense against student

Via Press Release: Former school employee charged with sex offense against student Howard County police have arrested a Columbia man and charged him with committing sex offenses against a 17-year-old female student when he was a teaching assistant at Wilde Lake High School in 2019. Divaughn Vanez Furby, 29, of Footed Ridge, is facing a series of sex offense charges...

Photos from Coffee and Conversation with the Howard County Board of Education on January 11th

I am super late getting around to posting the photos from the Coffee and Conversation with the Board of Education from January 11th at Phelps Luck Elementary. Sorry about that...but here they are (click image below to view photos on Facebook): Six of the HoCoBOE members attended this session (Ellis, Cutroneo, Wu, Mallo, Coombs and Delmont-Small). I have to say...

Campaign Finance Reports for Maryland State Delegates Districts 9A and 9B – 2020

This is part 5 of a planned 7 part series on campaign finance reports for local officials…today I take a look at campaign finance reports for Maryland State Delegate Members in Districts 9A (Warren Miller and Trent Kittleman) and 9B (Courtney Watson). Here is the summary data for the elected officials: Here are some of the significant items I will...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be hosting a kick-off of Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages at Aida Bistro on January 21

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be hosting a kick-off of Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages at Aida Bistro on January 21. Restaurant Weeks, in partnership with Visit Howard County, will run from January 20 – February 2, 2020. There are more than 30 restaurants, craft breweries, and distilleries participating with special fixed-price menus. "Howard County Restaurant Weeks...

Campaign Finance Reports for Maryland State Senators Districts 9, 12 and 13 – 2020

This is my part 4 of a 7 part series on campaign finance reports for elected officials in Howard County. This post looks at Maryland State Senators from Districts 9 (Katie Hester), 12 (Clarence Lam) and 13 (Guy Guzzone). I am going to look at something a little different in my analysis for this post. I will still give you...

Families for Education Improvement Pays Off School Lunch Debt for All Students at Lake Elkhorn Middle School

HoCo Families for Education Improvement made the following announcement on Facebook on January 19th: Families for Education Improvement (FEI) Pays Off School Lunch Debt for All Students at Lake Elkhorn Middle School Howard County Families for Education Improvement (FEI) has provided a $2,200 donation to pay off the school lunch debt for all students at Lake Elkhorn Middle School in Columbia,...

Campaign Finance Report for Howard County Executive Calvin Ball – 2020

It is always fun to look at the campaign finance report for the Howard County Executive...because it is always a big money report. Here is the 2020 annual report for our current County Executive Calvin Ball: Here are some of the significant items I will note for this report: Significant contributions ($1,000 or more) including ticket purchase, PAC money, and...

Howard County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in four thefts from vehicles at Meadowridge Memorial Park cemetery in Elkridge

Information via Facebook: Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in four thefts from vehicles at Meadowridge Memorial Park cemetery in Elkridge and two more nearby in the 7800 block of Washington Boulevard since Dec. 6. In these cases, items including purses are stolen from the vehicles and credit cards are used at stores throughout...