Nominate your "Clark Griswold" house for Patch's statewide list. ICYMI

Nominate your own house or a great local holiday light display you've seen for inclusion in our holiday lights roundup.
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Due to icy conditions, school officials have canceled all activities planned for Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 at Harford County Public Schools.

Your favorite store may be closing next year.

A number of major retailers in the United States have announced plans to close store locations in 2018.

They're arguably the hardest people on your list to shop for. But we're here to help. (via Patch Deals)

Skip the sweater they'll never wear and pick from this list of presents teens actually want, from high-tech drones to unicorn ear buds.

Flu cases are on the rise in Maryland.

Maryland has reported local flu activity, and the CDC said cases have been increasing nationwide since early November.

A girl in Bel Air was seriously injured in a sledding crash, officials said.

Authorities said a sledding incident sent a juvenile to the hospital from Bel Air on Friday.

An update to a story from Montgomery County earlier in the week: (A Maryland Patch share)

Authorities​ released the cause of death of Navid Sepehri, the Bethesda senior whose body was found in a stream in the woods after a party.

The Wi-Fi will supplement cell service at Metro stations, WMATA reports:

WMATA has added 24 new stations to the original six that were given free Wi-Fi service, including three Silver Spring area stations.
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Firefighters were called to Maryland Golf and Country Club Friday night.

"It's absolutely insane; it's crazy," Baltimore's police commissioner said of the active shooter's behavior:

Police said five people were shot at, including a Baltimore law enforcement officer, in an active shooter situation.

Snow emergency plan is in effect for Harford County. Have you seen any areas to watch out for in particular?

BREAKING: Harford County has declared a snow emergency.

Eat, sleep, poop, sniff for bombs. (via Chicago Patch)

The TSA dog just can't help herself from defecating around airport crowds.

Another reason to shop in downtown Bel Air for the holidays.

Parking meters will be free for one week this December in Bel Air.

This just in...Be safe if driving this afternoon!

BREAKING: Schools will operate on a modified schedule in Harford County on December 15.
Harford County and partnering agencies distributed coats to children in Edgewood and Magnolia.

The Bike Shop of Bel Air helped Havre de Grace police with an awesome surprise.

Police said that the bike shop on Churchville Road helped make a wish come true.