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Laurel man receives life sentences for deadly drug-deal shooting

A 21-year-old Laurel man received two consecutive life sentences plus 51 years in prison for a December 2016 armed robbery and double shooting that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Columbia man, the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Davon Philip Jones, of the 9200...

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  • Laurel's Klan chaos in a time of civil rights

    Laurel's Klan chaos in a time of civil rights

    The first of a two-part series. The violence and ugliness of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s affected Laurel as it did most small towns during that era. The Ku Klux Klan was very visible in this area during that time. But my research uncovered a surprising twist to the story. Local incidents...

  • Second Saturday benefits from beautiful day[Old Town]

    This year’s inaugural Second Saturday event on April 14 was a success thanks to great weather, gifted artists and the hard work of the Laurel Arts Council. The council, along with the Laurel Board of Trade, hosted an Artists Block Fair on Main Street that drew some two dozen artists from around...

  • 18-year-old former Hammond High School wrestler killed inside car in Laurel

    18-year-old former Hammond High School wrestler killed inside car in Laurel

    An 18-year-old Howard County student was killed inside a car in Laurel on Tuesday, according to police. William Riley Jr. was shot multiple times, Laurel police said. Officers found him at Millbrook Lane and Sandy Spring Road around 7:30 p.m. while responding to a traffic accident. He was taken...

  • For Latino rapper Ceromundo, home turf is now Laurel

    For Latino rapper Ceromundo, home turf is now Laurel

    The journey of one Latino hip-hop artist started in Washington, D.C., and has gone through several American cities as well as Cali, Colombia. And now, the artist, Steve “Ceromundo” Echeverry, calls Laurel his home turf. He even serves on the Laurel Arts Council. Why Laurel? “I just wanted to get...

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