Fatal Collision on Route 29, Cicadas Coming and Rankings Released for Howard County Schools: Top April Headlines

Patch brings you the most-read Elkridge Patch headlines from April.


Curious to know the most-clicked on stories on Elkridge Patch in April? We have the top 10 below.

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Route 29 Closed Due to Fatal Collision (Update)

One person died and part of US Route 29 was closed April 9 after a fatal collision just inside the Montgomery County line, according to Montgomery County Police. 

Cicadas Return: 17-year Cicadas to Overtake East Coast by the Millions

Marylanders can expect to see Magicicada Brood II cicadas starting in May and June, a sight not seen for 17 years. 

12 Howard County High Schools Ranked Among Most Challenging in the Nation

All 12 of Howard County’s public high schools made the list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, published annually by the Washington Post.

Pink Rabbit's Ride at Elkridge Library Ends (Updated)

After a yearlong run at the Elkridge library, the “Pink Rabbit” sculpture has come down.

Accuweather predicted a solar flare could create an aurora effect from the Arctic to the mid-Atlantic. 

Man Attacked on U.S. 1; Cell Phone Taken: Howard County Crime Reports

A man found in the 6200 block of Sandrise Court was bleeding from his mouth and moaning. He said he was jumped by three people while walking along U.S. 1 near the Elkridge Library sometime early in the morning on April 19.

Ulman's Proposes Funds for New Elkridge Branch Library

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman unveiled a $442.4 million capital budget that would dedicate a significant amount of funds for upgrades at schools, including at Deep Run Elementary, Bellows Spring Elementary, Elkridge Landing Elementary and Rockburn Branch Elementary -- in addition to $23.25 million for construction of Elkridge's new middle school.

Murder Trial Begins for Robert Jarrett

The trial began (and concluded) this month for a man accused of murdering his wife and burying her body under a shed in their yard. 

One local man is waging war on vines in Elkridge and beyond.

Long Reach High School on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List

Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new rankings U.S. News & World Report released this week.


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