Top News: A Home Invasion, Tribute to the Tragic Death of a Child and a New Stadium for McDaniel

Patch sums up the top Carroll County headlines of the week.


Police: Man Forced Himself into Home, Assaulted Homeowner

Police are looking for Joseph Jerome Page Jr., wanted on several charges in a Taneytown assault. He is armed and dangerous, officials said.

McDaniel's New Stadium Debuts at Saturday Football Game

Construction on the Kenneth R. Gill Stadium will not be complete but spectators can use parts of the new grandstand.

Speak Out: Metal Detectors in Schools?

School Superintendent Stephen Guthrie says metal detectors are not warranted in Carroll County schools.

New Law About Broken Traffic Lights Starts Oct. 1

Maryland drivers who fail to stop and check for pedestrians at nonfunctioning traffic signals will soon face larger fines and points on their licenses.

Family Raises Funds to Build Playground in Son's Honor

Money is being raised to build a playground at Mechanicsville Elementary in memory of Kindergartner Nathan "Nate" Baker who died on Sept. 2.

Both Sides Gear Up for Same-Sex Marriage Fight

Maryland voters will see same-sex marriage on the ballot in November.

Two Arrested for Using Improvised Explosive Devices in Sykesville

Two young men have been arrested and charged for using modified illegal fireworks to destroy property.


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