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The Comeback Kid

Those who have known Laurel native Russell Phillips over the years have seen two versions of the man. In the past four years, Phillips has been a driven man, working two full-time jobs while writing a novel. He’s a sober, model citizen. The previous version his friends saw was a slow motion train...

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State police: Laurel men arrested, held on child pornography charges

Two Laurel residents were arrested and charged Monday on charges related to child pornography. According to Maryland State Police, Nicholas Eber, 26, is charged with three counts of distributing child pornography and six counts of possessing child pornography; and Joseph Eber, 21, is charged with...

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  • Prince George’s school chief Kevin Maxwell to step down

    Prince George’s school chief Kevin Maxwell to step down

    Embattled Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin Maxwell will leave his job some time after the end of the school year, relinquishing the helm of Maryland’s second-largest district in the wake of scandals that left critics questioning his judgment and leadership. His decision to step down follows...

  • 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...

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