Anne Arundel County News


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When the letter came from the adoption agency saying their home would need to be re-inspected Saturday because of a change in the law, Karen Faherty was suspicious.

The laws haven’t changed, she said. And the adoption agency they applied to a year ago was known for surprising couples with their...

2/19/2019 5:00:00 AM

It’s been more than 40 years since the Anne Arundel County school board granted its student member with full voting rights. It’s the only local school board in the country that does it, school officials say.

In those 44 years, a student member has never made it to the ranks of a board officer....

2/19/2019 5:00:00 AM

Over 2017 and 2018, police departments in the Baltimore area prompted sexual assault victims to waive their rights to an investigation — 223 times, according to a survey by The Baltimore Sun.

The practice runs counter to guidance from experts and from the International Association of Chiefs of...

2/19/2019 4:00:00 AM

National Lutheran Communities and Services submitted its most recent application for a 351-unit retirement community late last month. The project is the descendant of Crystal Springs, a sprawling mixed-use complex that drew fierce opposition from environmentalists and residents living near Forest...

2/19/2019 4:00:00 AM

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Dr. Umang Patel eagerly drove to the Maryland Lottery Headquarters to receive a prize from the second-chance drawing of the $2 and $5 Baltimore Ravens scratch-off tickets that were sold during last year’s football season.

This past December, lottery officials called the 29-year-old...

2/19/2019 4:00:00 AM

Baltimore County


Baltimore County - Baltimore Sun

Over 2017 and 2018, police departments in the Baltimore area prompted sexual assault victims to waive their rights to an investigation — 223 times, according to a survey by The Baltimore Sun.

The practice runs counter to guidance from experts and from the International Association of Chiefs of...

2/19/2019 4:00:00 AM

Detectives are investigating after a Target store in Towson was evacuated late Monday afternoon after a bomb threat, Baltimore County Police said.

Police said around 7:30 p.m. that a thorough search of the store did not turn up anything suspicious, and said later that the store reopened.

“There...

2/18/2019 8:35:00 PM

Baltimore County’s school board is expected to approve a spending plan Tuesday night that includes pay raises for employees, a move that is likely to strain an already tight county budget.

“We stand united in our desire to prioritize investing in our employees,” School Board Chair Kathleen Causey...

2/19/2019 4:00:00 AM

Dr. Theodore Bayless, a Johns Hopkins professor and physician whose research of lactose intolerance led to innovations in the treatment of that disorder, died of cancer Feb. 10 in Towson. The Mount Washington resident was 87.

Dr. Bayless, originally from Atlantic City, N.J., was the son of David...

2/17/2019 6:45:00 PM

Lois Reed Leuba, a retired Baltimore County schools guidance counselor who collected and sold antique glassware, died of complications of dementia Jan. 29 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The former Lutherville resident was 83.

Born Lois Eileen Reed in Wilkinsburg, Pa., she was the daughter...

2/18/2019 2:40:00 PM

Howard County News


Howard County - Baltimore Sun

Nearly 30 years after the 13 colonies went up against the world’s biggest superpower, America decided to do it again.

The decision in 1812 to engage in war with Great Britain was over its persisting infringement of U.S. maritime rights. The Senate and House of Representatives authorized President...

2/19/2019 5:00:00 AM

Howard County’s Department of Public Works will hold two informational meetings — including one on Tuesday — to help people who might want to apply for the county’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Pilot Program.

Attendees can ask officials questions about the grant program, which is available to property...

2/18/2019 1:10:00 PM

Howard County firefighters responded Sunday to an apartment fire in Ellicott City that displaced 13 people.

At about 10:30 p.m., units were dispatched to the 9100 block of West Springs Drive and found fire showing from the first floor and extending up the exterior of the building.

Officials from...

2/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

David Matchim, director of bands at Centennial High School, has been named 2018 Music Educator of the Year by Music and Arts, a national music instruction and instruments company.

Matchim was chosen from a group of 25 semifinalists nationwide, according to the Howard County school system.

A native...

2/18/2019 12:50:00 PM

Gov. Larry Hogan has nominated former Howard County state senator Gail Bates to the State Board of Education.

If confirmed by the Senate, she will serve as a board member until 2024.

Bates served in the House of Delegates between 2002 and 2010 and in the Senate between 2014 and 2018. She served...

2/15/2019 11:50:00 AM