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Links 1 through 10 of 215 by South Laurel Views tagged local_news

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... According to Maryland law, jurisdictions are not permitted to keep revenues from their speed programs that exceed 10 percent of their gross revenue. For places like Chevy Chase Village, where speed-enforcement cameras on Connecticut Avenue earn about $2 million a year, that means giving up all but about $500,000 a year, said Chevy Chase Village Police Chief John Fitzgerald. After some revenue pays for the program, the rest goes to the state.
As a result, Maryland has earned at least $2.2 million so far this fiscal year, Townsend said.

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A 56-year-old man was killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash in the Laurel area on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Olufemi Olagbaju was headed south on Laurel Bowie Road, near Montpelier Drive, when his 2004 Honda Accord was hit by 2005 Mercedes SLK350 headed in the same direction, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George’s County police spokesman. The Mercedes then kept going, running into a 2004 Nissan Maxima before it hit a guardrail and came to rest, Johnson said.

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A North Laurel man is dead after a three-car collision along Route 197 in Laurel Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Laurel-Bowie Road and Montpelier Drive when a 2005 Mercedes-Benz traveling southbound struck a 2005 Honda Accord.

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Laurel Mayor Craig Moe says developers plan to unveil designs for the center early next year. Moe says two national chains have signed on as tenants at the new center.
The mayor says developers have the permits needed to begin demolishing parts of the mall in the next three to four weeks.

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At approximately 7:59am on September 14, 2011, the Laurel Police Department responded to a call of a shooting in the 14700 block of Shiloh Ct. in Laurel, MD. Officers found a female lying next to the parking lot. The female was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Approximately 10 minutes later, the Prince George’s County Police received a call for a shooting in the 9100 block of Cherry Lane. The Prince George’s County Police found that the suspect in the Shiloh Ct. shooting had shot himself behind a nursing home. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 

The victim has been identified as 26 year-old Brandice Jones of Shiloh Ct. The Prince George’s County Police have identified the suspect as 38 year-old Javan Terrance Abney of the 1500 block of Isherwood Place in Washington, DC. At this time, the Laurel and Prince George’s County Police, working jointly, are still investigating both incidents.

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A High Point High School student was stabbed Wednesday morning in an altercation, said Prince George’s County Police.

Three male students got in a fight around 9:40 a.m. in a hallway at the Beltsville school and one of the students was stabbed in the shoulder with a knife, said Michael Blow, the director of security services for Prince George’s County Public Schools.

The student was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a county police spokesman.

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A Wednesday morning fight at High Point High School in Beltsville led to the arrest of three students, including one who was stabbed during the melee, police said.

The fight broke out in the school's hallway about 9:45 a.m., said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince George's County police spokesman. He said one student involved in the fight was stabbed, but his injuries were thought to be minor.

Baxter said the three students who were arrested likely will be charged with assault in the juvenile justice system. He said he did not know what the fight stemmed from.

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A man was shot Saturday afternoon in Prince George's County. Police found the man around 1 p.m. at a residential home in the 10100 block of Bignonia Drive in Laurel, Md; he was pronounced dead on the scene. Police believe the suspect was an acquaintance of the victim, spokesman Henry Tippett said.Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime-punishment/2011/08/blotter-blotter-2#ixzz1WkIUPhNj

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