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Deck Collapse Injures 6 in Columbia

Six people were injured when a deck collapsed in Columbia Tuesday night.


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Possibly Rabid Raccoon Euthanized in Howard County

Residents have put officials on notice that there’s a possibly rabid raccoon on the loose in the Allview neighborhood in Columbia.


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Elderly Woman Dies When Car Plunges From Parking Structure

Authorities say an 83-year-old woman was killed in Columbia when her car plunged from the upper level of a parking structure.


Pew surveys found that more Americans are worried about their finances now than they were at the end of the Great Recession in 2009. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Skimming Device Found on Credit Union ATM in Columbia

Howard County Police say a skimming device was found on an ATM at a credit union in Columbia.


Firefighters working to extinguish a playground fire in Columbia. (Credit: Howard County Dept. of Fire and Rescue Services)

Teen Charged With Setting Fire at Columbia Playground

A teenager has been charged with intentionally setting a playground on fire in Columbia.


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Md. City Named One of Top 10 ‘Furriendliest’ in U.S. By PetSmart

Columbia, Maryland was named the 5th “furriendliest” city in the U.S. after 146 pets were adopted there during the nationwide “Be My Valentine” weekend at PetSmart locations.


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Six Residents Displaced After 3-Alarm Fire in Howard Co.

Howard County firefighters are on the scene of a 3-alarm fire in Columbia.


Columbia Rape Suspect

Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Vacant Md. Rape

Police are seeking information into a reported rape and assault of a woman in a vacant Columbia apartment.


One of the spray-painted cars in recent vandalism string in Columbia. (Credit: Howard County Police Dept.)

Police Investigating After 150+ Cars Spray-Painted in Columbia

More than 150 cars have been spray-painted in one month in Columbia, and police say they are seeking information on those responsible.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Md. Man Gets 13 Months in Prescription Fraud

A pharmacy technician has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for submitting false claims for prescription refills.