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December 21, 1993
POLICE LOG* Dorsey's Search: 4900 block of Columbia Road: A white 1992 Honda Civic was stolen Thursday, police said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Walter E. Woodford Jr., a state highway engineer and executive who supervised road construction projects from Ocean City to Garrett County and headed the building of the second span of the Bay Bridge in 1973, died of congestive heart failure May 22 at the Hospice Center in Centreville. He was 88 and had lived in Timonium and Centreville. "If you are a transportation engineer, you have to say he was a key player in the greatest generation of highway engineers, those who built the national interstate system, the largest public works project in our history," said former Maryland Transportation Secretary William K. Hellmann.
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April 18, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports.  East Columbia Old Waterloo Road, 6800 block, 6:32 a.m. April 14. Newspaper delivery person was approached by two men while sitting in parked car on side of road. One took out handgun and demanded delivery person's wallet, cash and watch. Second man stood by and did not say anything. Men fled behind Deep Run Elementary School. Early April Way and Skyrocket Court, 8:26 p.m. April 11. Victim was approached by two acquaintances who demanded money and cellphone.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
The death of a convicted murderer from Columbia who was found bloodied in his prison cell last month was ruled a homicide by strangulation in an autopsy report, Maryland State Police said Wednesday. Charles David Richardson IV, 28, who was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering two people in Columbia in 2007, was found under a blanket in his cell bed with trauma to his head on the morning of Sept. 27, police said. Guards at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cresaptown had rushed into his cell about 5 a.m. after observing his cellmate "in possession of clothing that appeared to be bloodstained" outside the cell on an upper-level tier, police said at the time.
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By Scott Dance | July 12, 2012
ON THE SITE... Freeh report: Paterno, others protected Sandusky : Penn State's leaders, including Joe Paterno, were more concerned about bad publicity than protecting children, which investigators in a report released this morning found “saddening and sobering.” Columbia car crash kills teenage driver :  Shaquan Jamal Curtis, 17, of the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road died in the 3:05 a.m. accident. Police said he lost control of the Audi sedan, left Columbia Road near Tarkington Place and struck a tree.
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By Liz F. Kay and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2011
Howard County Police have identified a man who was fatally stabbed in a Columbia parking lot Tuesday afternoon, and a man has been charged with his murder. Phillip Edward Wise, 46, was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital, according to a statement Wednesday by the Howard County Police Department. Officers responded to a report of a man bleeding in an apartment complex parking lot in the 5500 block of Harper's Farm Road at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The 911 caller told police that he heard his car alarm go off and found the victim when he went out to check it. Investigators believe the victim fell against the car, setting off the alarm, before hitting the ground.
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August 10, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Sheerock Court , 5600 block, 8:39 p.m. Aug. 8. Entry attempted by tampering with door. Majors Lane , 6100 block, between 12:01 and 5:30 a.m. Aug. 8. Entry gained through unsecured sliding glass door. Purse stolen. Keys used to unlock vehicle. Cash stolen from car. Majors Lane , 6000 block, between 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9:55 a.m. Aug. 8. Black 2009 Suzuki DRZ400 stolen.
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By Diane Pajak | July 27, 2011
If the recent TV program “Who Do You Think You Are?” piques your interest into researching your ancestry, you're not alone. The Family History Center in Ellicott City has seen an increase in the number of people doing just that - helping more than 36 visitors each week. Wanda Franklin, director of the center, shared that there's also an increase in the number of people studying genealogy at Howard Community College, through classes taught by the center's staff. “Doing family history research is like working on a jigsaw puzzle.
NEWS
October 8, 2009
Melissa Rae Moody A service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, October 10 at Grace Community Church, 8200 Old Columbia Road, Fulton, MD. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service. The family requests no flowers. Contributions may be sent in Melissa's memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, 9475 Deereco Road, Suite 306, Timonium MD 21093.
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March 30, 2009
Two teens hurt as car hits tree A 19-year-old Columbia man and his passenger were seriously injured early Sunday when their Honda Accord went off Columbia Road near Hemlock Cone Way in Ellicott City and hit a tree. Howard County police said the driver, Benjamin Michael Fischer, 19, of the 10000 block of Tolling Clock Way in Columbia, was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The passenger, Mushfiqur Ruhmun, 19, of the 5700 block of Yellowrose Court in Columbia, was listed in serious condition.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
Will Iberg had been running in the same part of Columbia for most of the two years since he moved there from a small town in Wisconsin. His typical route is a combination of streets and trails off Columbia Road. The 24-year-old financial analyst never gave much thought to safety - until he was attacked in the 5700 block of Columbia Road the night of March 19. "The reason I run there is that it's typically thought of as a safer area in Columbia," Iberg, who now lives in Elkridge, said last week.
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