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Pants-Dropping Trooper, State Fair, Pink Bank Robber and Instagram Porn Charges

Pants-Dropping Trooper, State Fair, Pink Bank Robber and Instagram Porn Charges

Plus, new homes for sale, fire crews deliver baby, unplanned drive-through, Montgomery schools does ice bucket challenge. Our top MD posts.
Police Shoot, Kill Suicidal Ellicott City Man

Police Shoot, Kill Suicidal Ellicott City Man

Howard County Police say a man who had hurt himself with a knife threatened two officers trying to help him, and shots were fired.
Columbia Man Faces Charges of Attempted Murder

Columbia Man Faces Charges of Attempted Murder

The suspect allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend after she asked him to leave her residence because it was late.
Roundup of Whole Foods Market Opening in Columbia

Roundup of Whole Foods Market Opening in Columbia

See your pictures from the grand opening Wednesday.
Anne Arundel County Holds Vigil for Slain Gas Station Clerk

Anne Arundel County Holds Vigil for Slain Gas Station Clerk

The victim was working to send money home to his wife and children in India.
Let's Go HoCo: Signup Under Way

Let's Go HoCo: Signup Under Way

The Howard County Public School System is accepting registrations for the October 5K and 1K runs to celebrate health in the community.
Grand Funk Railroad to Play at Maryland State Fair

Grand Funk Railroad to Play at Maryland State Fair

Classic rock bands, bull rides, chainsaw sculptors and lots of junk food will be on hand when the fair starts Friday.
Homes for Sale in Columbia

Homes for Sale in Columbia

Some of the latest home listings in the area, provided by Zillow.
Man Found Dead in Drainage Pipe Drowned: Police

Man Found Dead in Drainage Pipe Drowned: Police

An autopsy shows the man was intoxicated at the time of the accident in Westminster.
Hero Cop, Shirtless Burglar, Supporting Ferguson, Top Chef + Free School Shots

Hero Cop, Shirtless Burglar, Supporting Ferguson, Top Chef + Free School Shots

Plus, job openings, Horseshoe Casino prep, road construction means delays, citizens on patrol and how to post on Patch. Our top MD posts.
Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Put to the Test

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Put to the Test

Maryland Lottery officials help ensure casino is ready for business.
How to Post on Patch

How to Post on Patch

Interested in blogging or posting an announcement on Patch's bulletin board? Step by step instructions.
2 Attempted Burglaries in Columbia Homes: HoCo Police Blotter

2 Attempted Burglaries in Columbia Homes: HoCo Police Blotter

One of the would-be burglars had no shirt on, the Howard County Police Department reported.
Cha Cha Chicken, Father Kills Child, 25 Felines in Need

Cha Cha Chicken, Father Kills Child, 25 Felines in Need

Plus, inside the region's new Whole Foods, vehicle falls on mechanic, passengers try to bring guns to BWI and other Maryland Patch stories.
Inside Columbia's New Whole Foods

Inside Columbia's New Whole Foods

The market is opening on Wednesday.
Atholton Park Playground Equipment Ready for Use

Atholton Park Playground Equipment Ready for Use

Upgrades at Columbia playground are designed to provide more shady spots for children.
2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

Passengers from Baltimore and Upper Marlboro were arrested for reportedly packing loaded handguns in their carry-on bags.
Runaway Peacock, Exiled Mayor, Boardwalk Pole Dancing: Weird Maryland News

Runaway Peacock, Exiled Mayor, Boardwalk Pole Dancing: Weird Maryland News

A roundup of the week's top 10 most bizarre stories from Maryland Patches.
Private Island Estate for $4.75M, Gated Homes, Pools and Sunrooms: Maryland WOW Houses

Private Island Estate for $4.75M, Gated Homes, Pools and Sunrooms: Maryland WOW Houses

Plus, multimillion-dollar digs in Edgewater, Towson; gated home in Bowie, and brick Colonial homes galore are among MD houses for sale.
Traffic Alert: Iron Girl Columbia in Town Sunday

Traffic Alert: Iron Girl Columbia in Town Sunday

The race will take place near Centennial Park.