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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Search is on for Jessup man accused in fatal Laurel attack

Police are searching for a Jessup man who they say fatally stabbed another man during a fight outside a Laurel soup kitchen Tuesday night. John Budd, of Laurel, was found unresponsive with “puncture wounds” in the 300 block of Gorman Avenue at about 6 p.m., Laurel police said. Budd, 54, was taken...

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  • Learn about genealogy and history at Montpelier [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    A variety of historical and educational events are being offered at Montpelier Mansion. There is still time to view the exhibit “Civil War Soldiers: Discovering the Men of the 25th U.S. Colored Troops.” The exhibit closes on March 11. Through pictures and narratives, we can learn more about this...

  • Walter Reed instructors provide biology help to Laurel High School students

    Walter Reed instructors provide biology help to Laurel High School students

    At 7:45 a.m. on a dark, cold, Thursday morning, the Laurel High School students in Hameed Sharif’s biology class looked less than enthused as they listened to a talk about carbon and aspirin synthesis. Their enthusiasm rose when they donned lab coats and gloves to create their own aspirin with...

  • A principal and teacher take top honors [North Laurel/Savage]

    We have the best of the best right here in North Laurel. Hammond Elementary School Principal Kimberlyn Pratesi has been named the 2018 Principal of the Year by Howard County Public Schools. Pratesi has served HCPSS students for 27 years as a teacher, instructional team leader and assistant principal....

  • Laurel City Council says no to maglev train

    Laurel City Council says no to maglev train

    Possible routes for a proposed high-speed maglev train that would travel between Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York City, have been narrowed down from six proposed last fall to two – either west or east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. While the east route would travel through parts of...

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