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Police identify man shot by off-duty officer during Laurel home invasion

The Prince George's County Police Department has identified the man injured in yesterday's non-fatal shooting in Laurel as 31-year-old Laurel resident David Bartholmew. Bartholmew was shot in the arm by an off-duty Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission police officer around 1 p.m. Aug. 7 in the...

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  • Pallotti football hopes to rise in MIAA B Conference

    Pallotti football hopes to rise in MIAA B Conference

    In 2014, St. Vincent Pallotti High football team won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference championship. Last year, the Panthers moved up a level to the B Conference and received a rude awakening, finishing 5-5 overall and failing to make the postseason after a 3-0 start....

  • New Laurel football coach eager to rebuild Spartans

    New Laurel football coach eager to rebuild Spartans

    Laurel High’s Michael Mayo should patent his formula for producing winning football programs. After taking over a struggling Forestville program, Mayo won a Class 1A state championship in 1999. The Knights made the playoffs from 1996 to 1999 — during the last four years of his nine-year tenure....

  • Venit ends Prince-Mont Swim League season with flourish

    Venit ends Prince-Mont Swim League season with flourish

    Jay Venit ended the 2016 Prince-Mont Swim League (PMSL) season in grand style on July 30. And the swimmer from Laurel’s West Arundel was able to do so in a familiar setting. Competing at the PMSL All-Star meet at his home pool, Venit (15-18 boys) placed first in the 100-yard individual medley,...

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  • Laurel's highest-ranking female officer says goodbye to Police Department after 25 years

    Laurel's highest-ranking female officer says goodbye to Police Department after 25 years

    Laurel Police Capt. Constance Speake, the city's highest-ranking female officer, said she has had to work extra hard to prove herself a worthy asset to her law enforcement colleagues over the last 25 years. But, Speake said, her natural competitive and persistent attitude was an aid in her training...

  • Successful summer for Wahoos, baseball stars [West Laurel]

    Successful summer for Wahoos, baseball stars [West Laurel]

    The West Laurel Swim Team has wrapped up yet another successful season. They are not just successful for their team wins but for their individual achievements. With swimming, you always want to beat your own best time. The Wahoo season culminated with the annual Fun Night that followed WLST hosting...

  • School immunizations are due Aug. 23 [South Laurel]

    School immunizations are due Aug. 23 [South Laurel]

    The new school year is almost upon us. The Prince George's County Public Schools system reminds all parents that full immunizations are required for all students at all grade levels. Deadline for immunizations is Aug. 23, the first day of the 2016-2017 school year. For more information on the Immunization...

  • Laurel to honor hometown heroes through banner program

    Laurel to honor hometown heroes through banner program

    The city of Laurel will soon display Hometown Heroes banners in honor and recognition of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and local law enforcement, fire and rescue organizations. Sponsored by the city and the Laurel Board of Trade, the Hometown Heroes banner program allows residents...

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