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News in Howard County, Maryland

Watson finishes Howard executive race with $43K in bank
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:01:32 -0800

Despite outspending opponent Allan H. Kittleman in the weeks leading up to this year's general election, county executive candidate Courtney Watson closed the campaign season with over eight times more money than Kittleman, post-election campaign finance reports show.

Whitman girls soccer wins its third state title -- Gazette.Net
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:35:38 -0800

The Whitman High School girls soccer team was well aware of Howard High’s biggest strength, heading into Saturday night’s 1-0 win against the Lions in the Class 4A state championship game played at Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore, Vikings coach Greg Herbert said.

Kittleman says he will repeal sugary drinks ban immediately upon taking office
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:05:38 -0800

Howard County Executive-elect Allan Kittleman said Friday that he plans to repeal a ban on sugary drinks and high-calorie snacks on county property as soon as he takes office.

Family wants answers after Tuscaloosa man disappears in Maryland
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:52:49 -0800

A Tuscaloosa family is desperate for answers after their loved one disappeared almost a month ago in Elkton, Maryland.

Howard's legislators talk tax reduction at Chamber of Commerce breakfast
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:31:32 -0800

Just two weeks have passed since Election Day, but Howard County's delegation members are already looking ahead to the start of session in January.

From Maryland with love: The Columbia Inn at Peralynna
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:47:37 -0800

COLUMBIA, Md. — With several turrets, porches and balconies, plus a breezeway wide enough to fit a tandem of elephants, the Columbia Inn at Peralynna is the opposite of discreet. And yet the property holds inside its walls a deep secret: The Maryland manor is the doppelganger of a CIA...

Supreme Court hears arguments in Md. tax case
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:17:30 -0800

An attorney for a Howard County couple told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that Maryland law led to their out-of-state income being taxed twice, and argued that the unusual circumstance violates constitutional protections of interstate trade.

In rare move, hands-on Ulman seeks job as No. 2
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:31:54 -0700

Democrat Ken Ulman, dressed in Lucky jeans and a polo shirt, strode to the entrance of Robinson Nature Center, excited to give a tour of one of his favorite accomplishments as Howard County executive.

Trio of new GOP executives prepare to chart governing course
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:30:05 -0800

Months before Tuesday's general election, Barry Glassman was getting ready to be Harford's next county executive.

Marion Barry dies at hospital
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:00 -0800

Marion Barry dies after hospital release; he had been at Howard, but died at United Medical Center.