November 22, 2011
The health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans to acquire Baltimore-based XLHealth Corp., bolstering the company's portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans. The plans focus on Medicare recipients with chronic illnesses or other special needs. XLHealth's Care Improvement Plus plan focuses on the underserved. XLHealth, currently owned by management and affiliates of MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III LP, now serves about 113,000 Medicare Advantage members in Maryland and five other states and plans to expand to six more states next year.
October 17, 2011
A Chick-fil-A in Abingdon was robbed by two gunmen Saturday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. The men approached workers in the parking lot about 5 a.m. and forced their way inside the restaurant, in the 400 block of Constant Friendship Blvd. They forced a manager to open a safe and stole an undisclosed amount of money, the sheriff's office said. The men were seen leaving the scene in a black or dark-colored Chevy Cobalt, the sheriff's office said. No one was injured in the robbery.
May 21, 2011
A man selling produce at a Westminster roadside stand was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon, according to Carroll County Sheriff's Deputies. The employee with Kern's Produce had been selling produce from the back of his pick-up truck and was seated in the cab taking a break between customers when a man with a gun walked up to the passenger side of the vehicle parked in the 400 block of E. Main Street, deputies said. The man pressed a dark colored handgun against the man's neck while demanding money at about 1:20 p.m., deputies said.
August 6, 2005
Moves Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Indians P Kevin Millwood five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Mariners SS Yuniesky Betancourt in July 29 game. Suspended Indians P David Riske four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki. Suspended Indians manager Eric Wedge and bench coach Robby Thompson one game each and fined them undisclosed amounts for Millwood and Riske's actions. Fined Mariners P Shigetoshi Hasegawa an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Indians CF Grady Sizemore.
June 23, 2004
The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3700. East Columbia Benson Drive: 8300 block, near Columbia Gateway. A man was getting gas for his car about 2 a.m. June 6 when four or five armed men emerged from a black Chevrolet Suburban and stole the car, a 2000 blue Chevrolet Tahoe with Maryland tag 008M981. West Columbia Tree Swallow Court: 6000 block, Hickory Ridge. Someone entered a residence through a basement window and stole computer equipment and jewelry between 8 a.m. and noon June 4. Cedar Lane: 7200 block, Harper's Choice: Someone entered a residence through an open front window and stole a video game system and games between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 7. Cross Fox Lane: 10500 block, Wilde Lake.