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Top News: School Start Times Debate, Help for a Bullied Teen and an Indecent Exposure Arrest

Patch brings you the top news headlines of the week from Howard County.

Bullied Columbia Teen Receives Thousands of Messages of Support After Mother's Social Media Plea

After Karen Brocklebank's son threatened to kill himself, she asked for support on social media and it came, by the thousands.

Victim in College Park Shooting Attended Ellicott City School

Stephen Rane went to Centennial High School. He was killed Tuesday in College Park.

Movement to Change School Times Lands in Howard County

A local father says high school students are sleep deprived.

PHOTOS: Restaurant Celebrates Elkridge Girl Facing Life-Threatening Diagnosis

The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park recently celebrated "Ava Conklin Day," which honored an Elkridge girl who has been at the center of their recent fundraising efforts. The event featured cake, TV interviews and a check for the family.

Savage MARC Station Development Moves Ahead

Developers plan to build 416 residential units, office and commercial space where a parking lot currently sits at the Savage Marc station.

Metropolitan Downtown Columbia Begins Construction

Developers and county officials broke ground on the mixed-use building near the Mall in Columbia on Monday morning.

Ellicott City Couple Says 'Spread the Love' this Valentine's Day

Instead of the traditional gifts, this couple wants to use Valentine's Day to help others.

Debate Rages Around Inner Arbor Plan for Symphony Woods

The plan is being hailed by supporters as a major achievement, but blasted by critics for a lack of specifics.

Police: Man Arrested in Mall Indecent Exposure Cases

Police said a Burtonsville man exposed himself twice inside the Mall in Columbia.

Report: Federal Budget Problems Could Impact County's AAA Bond Rating

Automatic cuts at the federal level could impact counties.

Live Like James Rouse: Columbia Dream Home

The master planner's Wilde Lake home offers lakefront views and remnants of the past.

Police Asking for Help Identifying Fraud Suspects

Howard County police said they believe the man and woman have charged more than $3,000 to stolen credit cards at multiple stores in Howard County.

Grammy Winners Fun. Coming to Merriweather

Also, Grammy nominees The Lumineers will play the following weekend.

Two Clarksville Schools Go Into Modified Lockdown after Gunshots Heard

The schools were cleared after police tracked down the source of the gunshots.

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