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Top News: Burglary Suspect Found in Dumpster, Accolades for Schools and an Elkridge Car Explosion

Patch brings you the top headlines of the week.

Ellicott City Burglary Suspect Arrested in Columbia Dumpster

Police said a man believed to be involved in a string of Ellicott City cat burglaries was arrested after attempting to hide in a dumpster on Tamar Drive in Columbia.

Google: Flu Cases Still Soaring In Maryland

Google Flu Trends "uses aggregated Google search data to estimate current flu activity around the world in near real-time," its website stated.

Howard County public schools have received national distinction from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for “outstanding practices in school nutrition programs

Elkridge Car Explosion Reports Prompt Police Investigation

Police say a fiery car was the cause of reports of an early morning explosion Tuesday in Elkridge.

Woman Seriously Injured in Apartment Fire on Tamar Drive

Fire officials said the woman suffered life-threatening injuries in one-alarm fire in an apartment building on Tamar Drive.

Teen Killed by Frederick Sheriff's Deputies Serving Howard County Warrant

Deputies were serving a warrant related to a Jan. 8 home invasion in Mt. Airy, in western Howard County.

Second Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Opens in Columbia

The chain sandwich shop opened its second location in Columbia in December.

Prosecutor: Gun Used in Wilde Lake Village Center Shooting Recovered in Lake Kittamaqundi

Defense says shooting of Bryan Adams is not first-degree murder during retrial of Antajuan Lawntee Wilson.

Ulman: No More Cuts

The Howard County executive says his top priority in the 2013 General Assembly Session is to avoid additional cuts in state aid.

UPDATE: River Hill Student Injured While Walking to School

Police said the 17-year-old student was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk.

Suspected Door Kick-In Burglars Arrested in Florida

The two suspects are wanted for their possible involvement with a string of daytime burglaries in September.

Columbia Self Defense School to Offer 'Active Shooter Seminar' Free for Teachers

Teachers across the country have been attending self defense classes post-Sandy Hook, according to news reports.

Maryland Schools Top Nation 5th Consecutive Year

The state received a B+ grade by Education Week, which released the annual report.

Speak Out: Do You Still Shop At Bookstores?

Barnes & Noble has announced poor holiday sales, according to published reports.

Council Lets Ulman's Land-Use Veto Stand

Both sides say they're seeking 'compromise.'

Assault Victim's Suffers Facial Injuries: Crime Roundup

This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department

     

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