Columbia Gas Explosion | Cleanup Continues After Explosion Destroys Part Of Shopping CenterCleanup and recovery efforts continued Tuesday after a natural gas explosion erupted at a shopping center complex in Columbia early Sunday morning. 
Two Men Arrested, Charged For Howard County MurderTwo men have been arrested for the murder of 27-year-old Ronald Carolina, Jr. in Columbia, Md.
Howard County To Swear-In First Woman, African-American Police ChiefShe officially began her term February 1. 
Howard County Makes History With Both Fire, Police Chief Spots Filled By WomenLisa Myers is the department's first African American woman police chief. A 27-year-veteran with the department, she now takes its reins.
Armed Man Allegedly Confronts Police, Is ShotA Howard County police officer shot a man after he allegedly confronted the officer with a handgun.
Police: Man Drove From Va. To Rape Md. Boy Once A Week For 5 MonthsA 32-year-old Virginia man has been arrested after police say he raped a 13-year-old Maryland boy once a week for the past five months.
Armed Robbery At CVS Pharmacy Leads To Police Chase; 1 Of 2 Suspects ShotOfficers were able to arrest two suspects minutes after police say they robbed a CVS store early Friday morning.
Stolen Dog Missing For 3 Years Found During Traffic Stop, Returned To OwnerA German shepherd found by a Howard County Police officer Sunday turned out to be a pup that had been missing for three years.
Juvenile Among 8 Arrested For Soliciting ProstitutesA 17-year-old was one of eight suspects arrested for solicitation of prostitution during an undercover operation by police.
Suspect In Fatal Columbia Stabbing Turns Himself InThe suspect in a Christmas Day stabbing that left a man dead in Columbia has turned himself in, police say.
Suspect At Large After Fatal Columbia Christmas Stabbing; Surveillance Video ReleasedA 23-year-old man is dead and a 22-year-old is injured after a stabbing in Columbia Monday night.