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News in Howard County, Maryland

Howard offers oyster shell recycling at Alpha Ridge Landfill
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:17:05 -0700

Don't just shuck 'em and chuck 'em: that's the message Howard officials sent yesterday by announcing a new oyster shell recycling service for county residents.

Howard Bank Assumes All Deposits and Purchases Certain Assets of Rising Sun, MD - based NBRS Financial Bank
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:13:00 -0700

Howard Bank, subsidiary of Howard Bancorp, Inc. , announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to assume all of the deposits and purchase certain loans and other assets of NBRS Financial Bank , a full-service, state chartered commercial bank headquartered in Rising Sun, Maryland.

Endangered son of homicide victim found in Maryland, Seminole County cops say
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:47:05 -0700

A homicide victim's son who deputies said was considered missing and endangered has been found and arrested by Maryland State Police, Seminole County deputies said. Joshua Ortiz , 20, was located by MSP in good health Tuesday evening. Deputies said Ortiz was stopped by MSP at 5 p.m. Tuesday traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in Howard County, Maryland. Deputies said they received a call ...

Oviedo man charged with second-degree murder in mother’s death
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:36 -0700

Seminole County deputies charged a man with second-degree murder in the death of his mother late Wednesday night. Joshua Ortiz, 20, was arrested in Maryland after deputies said he and his mother's white Mustang were reported missing from the home. Officials said Maryland State Police pulled over Ortiz around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Howard County, Maryland. He was arrested for grand theft auto and ...

Campaigns urge turnout as early voting starts Thursday
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:02:17 -0700

Marylanders who don't want to wait for Election Day can cast early ballots at polling centers in every county and Baltimore city starting Thursday.

Reconstruction of Columbia Flier building into entrepreneurship center begins
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:31:48 -0700

The multi-year redevelopment of the iconic Columbia Flier building into the headquarters for the Howard County-based Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship began this week with a ceremonial wall-breaking led by officials from county government and economic development authority.

Son charged in mother's homicide, Seminole County deputies say
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:46:43 -0700

A 20-year-old man who deputies said was arrested in Maryland for grand theft auto has now been charged in the death of his mother, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. [RELATED: Son of homicide victim found in Maryland ] Investigators with SCSO traveled to Maryland and met Wednesday evening with Joshua Ortiz . Deputies said Joshua Ortiz has been charged with second-degree homicide ...

Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:10:42 -0700

As the search ended Tuesday for the 20-year-old Oviedo man who went missing after his mother was found dead in their home, court records emerged detailing his struggle with mental illness, drugs and crime.

Columbia crash leaves Gambrills man dead, two injured
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:23:42 -0700

Howard County police are investigating a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Columbia that left one person dead and two others injured.

Maryland chooses Howard County educator as Teacher of the Year
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:10:21 -0700

Jody Zepp, a government and psychology teacher from Howard County, won the statewide honor.