Calvin Ball, Clarence Lam, and Courtney Watson Propose a Takeover of the HCPSS Board of Education

The proposed Ho. Co. 10-23 bill, signed by the “Howard County State Delegation, Chair” (currently chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Courtney Watson), gives the Howard County Executive the power to appoint two HCPSS Board members every four years and to scrap the five County District-specific Board members, replacing them with just three State Legislative District-specific (Districts […]

Maryland State Board of Education votes to rescind mask mandate for schools, sending final decision to General Assembly

This article first appeared here on The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to rescind an emergency regulation mandating the use of face masks in schools, sending the decision to state lawmakers for final approval. Board members voted 12-2 to lift the statewide masking mandate by March 1, pending approval from the Maryland General Assembly’s […]

Howard County announces new police chief: Gregory Der

This article appeared here first on Gregory Der will be Howard County, Maryland’s next police chief beginning Jan. 1, County Executive Calvin Ball announced Monday morning. Ball revealed his selection to lead the county police during a news conference in Ellicott City. Der, who retired from the department in 2017, is a 19-year veteran of the […]

Police: Suspect’s crime spree in Howard County involves 89 victims, possibly more

This article first appeared here on COLUMBIA, MD. — Howard County authorities said one man’s crime spree left dozens of victims in his wake. County police said investigators connected 19-year-old Kaishawn Johnson to a series of crimes that spanned nearly half of last year. “This shows how one person can have such an impact on a community,” […]

Lease terminated: Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum forced to relocate

This article originally appeared here on WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum in West Friendship is being forced to relocate after the county terminated its lease of the land. The museum, run by the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club, received a letter from the county in late August that said they have […]

As youth crime spikes, Maryland legislative committees to ‘tweak’ justice reform laws

This article originally appeared here on ANNAPOLIS, Md. (7News) — As juvenile crime continues to spike, 7News has learned two Maryland legislative committees are planning to dig into the accusation that juvenile justice reform laws they’ve passed are contributing to the problem. The House Judiciary chair announced with a letter a September hearing to […]