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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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  • Pallotti softball squad growing as a unit under new head coach

    Pallotti softball squad growing as a unit under new head coach

    After the St. Vincent Pallotti softball team won three straight pre-season scrimmages they opened up conference play with a 16-0 loss to St. Paul’s, but first year coach Jasmine Gammons wasn’t going to lose confidence in her young squad. “I was just telling them, don’t get discouraged, we are just...

  • Pallotti baseball squad hopes to improve under another new coach

    Pallotti baseball squad hopes to improve under another new coach

    Ryan Albright takes over as the new Saint Vincent Pallotti baseball coach and he becomes the fifth varsity coach in the past five years. One bright spot is that Albright is familiar with several of the returning veterans because he was an assistant under Steve Tiffany last season. Tiffany left...

  • Laurel resident Simon settles in behind the plate for VCU baseball squad

    Laurel resident Simon settles in behind the plate for VCU baseball squad

    Laurel resident Josh Simon knew when he arrived at Virginia Commonwealth University last year as a freshman baseball player there were two upperclassmen ahead of him on the team’s depth chart. “I knew it would be a grind day in and day to prove myself I was the right man for job for my freshman...

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  • Laurel Historical Society has new leadership [Old Town]

    Laurel Historical Society has new leadership [Old Town]

    Spring made its grand entrance in Laurel with a snowstorm, but it’s not the only new arrival to Old Town. The Laurel Historical Society appointed a new executive director, Ann Bennett, who is set to begin her position on Sunday, April 1. Bennett joins the LHS with more than 20 years of experience...

  • Cops and civilians share information over coffee [South Laurel/Montpeilier]

    On Thursday, March 1, representatives of PGPS District VI held their monthly Coffee and Cops for Seniors gathering at the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Center. Among the topics discussed were the important issues of domestic violence and human trafficking. The presenters suggested that a victim concerned...

  • Science and imagination combine to great success for middle school teams [West Laurel]

    “Our” Destination Imagination teams once again did not disappoint with their teamwork, artistry, innovation and brilliance. Yes, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School had two teams competing in Destination Imagination this year and both teams placed first in the regional competition. The one team,...

  • Laurel government closes, snow emergency declared

    Laurel government closes, snow emergency declared

    Laurel city offices closed around 11:30 a.m. due to ongoing snow and hazardous road conditions, officials announced on the city’s Facebook page. “The road conditions were deteriorating, so we wanted to make sure our employees could get home safely and that people wouldn’t come out trying to conduct...

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