Top News: Crash Near High School, the First Baby of the Year and a School Budget Proposal

Patch rounds up the top headlines of the week in Howard County.

Teenager Critical After Collision Outside Ellicott City High School

An 18-year-old was taken to Shock Trauma and four other teenagers to Howard County General Hospital.

Foose Presents $721 Million Budget

The budget is an increase of 2.5 percent over the fiscal year 2013 budget.

New Study Claims Chain Store Wine and Beer Sales Would Increase Revenue

A study recently released by a Maryland group found approximately $100 million in new business revenue could be generated from sales of beer and wine in chain stores.

Ellicott City Woman to Stand Trial in Husband's Death

Woman is accused of killing her husband, a quadriplegic since 2007.

Columbia Couple Welcomes First Baby Born at Howard County General in 2013

A Columbia couple became new parents early on New Year's Day at Howard County General Hospital when they welcomed their first child at 7:36 a.m.

The county does not have a 'firm date' for when the new meters will begin collecting money.

Lawyers say the 16-year-old honor student was shown "intoxicated" in a video with her accused killer, according to news reports.

Ellicott City Man Awaiting Trial Arrested for Additional Burglaries

The 28-year-old is accused of breaking into four homes, one on the day after Christmas.

Grille Chick'N Pollo Reopens in Hickory Ridge Thursday

Peruvian chicken restaurant will have same menu as before, says manager.

Joint Task Force on School Safety to Meet Next Week

The county task force was formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Speed Camera Vendor: Timestamps Not Accepted Method to Calculate Speed

Howard County's speed camera vendor said timestamps on photos are not an accurate method for calculating speed.

Church Donation Jar Stolen: Howard County Crime Roundup

The following information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.



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