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Judge rules against Laurel's request to dismiss Ragamuffins case

A judge has denied the city of Laurel’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a local community church in a battle over whether the church has the right to hold services in the Ragamuffins Coffee House on Laurel’s Main Street. Redemption Community Church is suing the city because the city is prohibiting...

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Columbia

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  • Third teen indicted in Glenelg hate crimes case goes before judge

    Third teen indicted in Glenelg hate crimes case goes before judge

    The third of the four former Glenelg High School students charged with hate crimes after swastikas and racial epithets were found scrawled on the school’s grounds in late May made his first appearance in court this morning following his indictment by a grand jury. Tyler Curtiss, 18, of Brookeville,...

  • Howard's National Night Out parties unite neighbors, first responders

    Howard's National Night Out parties unite neighbors, first responders

    Jerel Registre knew the people in front of a Howard County Fire and Rescue fire truck at Tuesday’s Fulton National Night Out kickoff on a first name basis — they had been at his house that morning. The three firefighters had responded after the fire alarm system at the Registre’s Maple Lawn house...

  • James Openshaw, owner of Cherry Hill construction, dies

    James Openshaw, owner of Cherry Hill construction, dies

    James Arnold Openshaw Jr., who owned and operated a heavy construction firm and built Columbia’s Lake Kittamaquandi, died of a respiratory condition July 28 at his home in Edinburgh, Ind. The former Ellicott City resident was 84. Born in Newport, R.I., he was the son the son of Dorothy Harvest...

  • At the county fair, goats get a chance to strut their stuff

    At the county fair, goats get a chance to strut their stuff

    In an metal-gated arena with green wood chips covering the ground, people of all ages gathered — leaning on fences, sitting on bleachers, watching intently — to see who would win the top position in the Howard County Fair’s goat showmanship contest Monday. The show was among dozens of events at...

  • Memories from the launch of Soccer Association of Columbia [Commentary]

    Memories from the launch of Soccer Association of Columbia [Commentary]

    This summer a voice from somewhere behind me said, “Thank you for SAC.” Then I felt a tap on my shoulder, and in turning I slowly began to recognize a friend I hadn’t seen in five years since he had moved to Columbia and I had moved to Harwich, Mass., on Cape Cod. It took me a few seconds to grasp...

Laurel

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  • Laurel education nonprofit helps local students attend college

    Laurel education nonprofit helps local students attend college

    When Denis Benitez was growing up, the idea of receiving a college degree was always an afterthought. “When I was younger, I didn’t think about it as much, didn’t see it as something that I wanted,” said Benitez, a Laurel resident. Coming from a family of El Salvadoran immigrants, Benitez 18, realized...

  • Reward offered in Sunday shooting

    Howard County police are asking for any information about a shooting on Aug. 4 that critically injured a 19-year-old girl. Police were called to the 9000 block of Canterbury Riding in Laurel around 10 p.m. on Aug. 4, where they discovered the victim whom they believe was struck by a stray bullet....

  • Laurel church can serve coffee but not worship; lawsuit brought against city

    Laurel church can serve coffee but not worship; lawsuit brought against city

    Redemption Community Church, a small congregation, purchased property on Laurel’s Main Street in March 2015 to function as a nonprofit coffee house and provide Sunday worship. Now, the nondenominational church’s Ragamuffins Coffee House is open for business every day but Sundays and Mondays. Redemption...

  • Moe says business as usual since primary loss

    Moe says business as usual since primary loss

    Longtime Laurel Mayor Craig Moe isn’t looking back on losing the Prince George’s County primary election. Instead, he is going full steam ahead on continuing to serve the people of Laurel. “Nothing has really changed for me quite frankly,” Moe said. “I didn’t make it and I’m continuing to be mayor.”...

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