A recent study by WalletHub ranked Columbia as the 9th happiest city in America...

With the International Day of Happiness coming up on March 20, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Happiest Cities in...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released draft regulations to expand the County’s homeownership programs

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Releases Draft Regulations to Expand County Homeownership Programs The Department of Housing and Community Development seeks public comment regarding the...

Handgun used in robbery attempt near Savage Mill Shopping Mall on February 23rd

Reported by Howard County Police Department on February 26th (as part of the HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, February 24-26, 2024) Robbery (attempt) Savage, 20763: 8600 block...

Masks are now optional in the Howard County Health Department clinics and offices

The following update was shared by the Howard County Health Department (via social media) on February 21st: UPDATE: Masks are now OPTIONAL in our clinics...

Handgun used during reported carjacking incident in Laurel on February 16th

Reported by Howard County Police Department on February 20th in the Daily Crime Bulletin (February 17-20, 2024): Carjacking Laurel, 20723: 8700 block of Freestate Drive, Feb. 16...

Howard County man wins $50,000 prize on Gold Bar Bingo instant ticket

Lucky Player Blown Away by His First Lottery Win A Howard County resident just raised the bar on his Lottery play when a Gold Bar Bingo 4th...

Howard County Police Department Daily Crime Bulletin, February 16, 2024 plus map of crimes...

Daily Crime Bulletin from Howard County Police Department on Friday February 16th. Below the reported incidents is a map showing the location of each...

Howard County police are seeking the whereabouts of a suspect charged with stealing 23...

Howard County police are seeking the whereabouts of a suspect charged in an arrest warrant with stealing 23 catalytic converters off of vehicles in...

Howard County continues its residential water meter replacement program, with 16,000 meters left to...

Howard County Bureau of Utilities’ Residential Water Meter Replacement Initiative Enters Second Year Nearly 56,000 water meters have been replaced to date, with 16,000 meters...

Jury finds the leader of the “59 Hoover Criminal Gang” in Columbia guilty of...

Jury Finds Columbia Leader of the “59 Hoover Criminal Gang” Guilty of 1st-Degree Murder and Eight Other Gang-related Crimes Howard County State’s Attorney Rich Gibson...
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