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  1. Retired judge discredits accusations against Laurel governmentRead the original story

    6 hrs ago |

    A retired judge completed an investigation of the City of Laurel's hiring practices this month and reported that accusations of nepotism made by a former police captain were unfounded. Laurel paid Annapolis-based mediation company The Platt Group, Inc. $7,500 over the course of eight months to examine claims made by Carl DeWalt of Laurel, a 28-year veteran of the city's police department, said Laurel Mayor Craig Moe.


  2. Walmart's Pregnancy Policy May Make You SickRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Nation

    ... For its pregnant workers, however, Walmart is offering a raw deal. When working as a Walmart maintenance associate in Laurel, Maryland during her pregnancy, Candice Riggins paid a heavy price when her cleaning duties started making her sick. ...


  3. Laurel condo association wants city to adopt private roadRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    Frustrated by increased public use of their private road, a Laurel condominium group wants the city to assume control and properly maintain Dorset Road. Dorset Road, which runs between Old Sandy Spring Road and Brooklyn Bridge Road, was built in the 1970s as a residential road, but residents of Brook Mill Condominiums said during a Dec. 10 meeting with Laurel officials that the road should be public because it carries public traffic.


  4. 'Dinosaur eggs' spotted on Rosetta's cometRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Science

    ... see marbles everywhere," says Lisse, an astrophysicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. "We're getting not marbles but dinosaur eggs. They're about a factor of 10 to 100 bigger than predicted." Lisse ...


  5. Pallotti hopes for an accelerated rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    Tom Fedor/The Gazette Leah Whitehead practices with girls' varsity basketball teammates at Saint Vincent Pallotti High School on Tuesday evening, December 16, 2014 in Laurel, MD. The Pallotti High School girls basketball team was in search of its first win Sunday against Archbishop Prendergast, and early on it didn't look like it would get it.


  6. Rule change cleans up free-throw reboundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    ... Parkdale coach Larry Watson said. "It just makes it even more competitive." Weslie Young, a senior at Pallotti in Laurel, said that she prefers the new rule since it's easier to time the rebound on the release than contact. "I feel like it helps us ...


  7. Howard Co. Police Using Social Media in Hopes of Solving Cold CasesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | CBS Local

    ... the dept. says. Peterson was shot and killed in the parking lot of his home on the 9600 block of Barrel House Road in Laurel on Dec. 17, 2001, exactly 14 years ago. Police say witnesses at the time reported seeing a black male of average height and ...


  8. Wal-Mart faces new pregnancy discrimination chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Washington Post

    ... isn't being uniformly enforced. The case centers on Candis Riggins, 25, who was a maintenance worker at a Wal-Mart in Laurel, Md. In March, just as Wal-Mart announced its policy change, a pregnant Riggins became sickened by the toxic cleaning ...


  9. Appeals board rules against county in Laurel Park disputeRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Maryland Gazette

    Anne Arundel County was inconsistent when it calculated utility charges during its multi-year dispute with Laurel Park , appeals officials ruled. The Board of Appeals ruled against the county in a decision that entirely supported arguments made by attorneys representing the horse racing track.


  10. Walmart Sued Over Pregnancy TreatmentFederal complaint alleges discrimination.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Daily Beast

    A federal complaint was filed Wednesday against Wal-mart, the nation's largest employer of women, for its discriminatory treatment of pregnant workers. In the complaint provided to The Daily Beast, Candis Riggins states that in early March 2014 she was more than 20 weeks pregnant and getting nauseous from the harsh chemicals she used to clean bathrooms at the superstore's Laurel, Maryland location.


  11. Demolition of vacant Laurel building stayed, for nowRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Baltimore Sun

    Howard County officials have delayed plans to demolish this building the county owns on Scaggsville Road. The scheduled demolition of a Laurel building was halted Dec. 15 after local residents complained the county did not provide them with enough advance notice or opportunity to discuss the plan.


  12. Lady Lions Cruise Past Rider, 85-51Read the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | Penn State Athetlics

    ... for Kaliyah Mitchell (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and a career-high 23-point effort from freshman Lindsey Spann (Laurel, Md.) the Penn State Lady Lions (3-7) cruised to an 85-51 victory over Rider (2-7) on Sunday afternoon inside the Bryce Jordan Center. ...


  13. Laurel Park Re-Accredited by Safety AllianceRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | The Horse

    Located in Laurel, Maryland, southwest of Baltimore, the 103-year-old racetrack received its initial alliance accreditation in 2013 and is conducting its fall meet, which concludes Dec. 31. "Laurel Park is proud of our accreditation by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance," said Sal Sinatra, newly appointed vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club , which operates Laurel; Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore; and the Bowie Training Center, in Bowie. "The team here worked very hard with the Maryland Racing Commission and our horsemen to improve standards at all of our facilities and we will strive to do even more in the future."


  14. Prince Georgea s first cigar lounge could be coming to LaurelRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 |

    She had never smoked a cigar until last year, but Sha'ron Lynn of Laurel said she loved the taste and flavor from the very first puff. Now the entrepreneur, who has since designed her own line of stogies, is planning to open Prince George's County's first cigar lounge on Main Street in Laurel.


  15. Social media led to arrest of Halloween vandalism suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WUSA-TV Washington

    Social media led to arrest of Halloween vandalism suspects OCEAN CITY, Md. -- Ocean City Police caught up to a pair of spray paint vandals using their own graffiti against them, searching Check out this story on Ocean City Police arrested William Kazimierz Placek, 23, of Laurel, Maryland, and Poppy Walker, 25, of Washington, D.C., on graffiti vandalism charges.


  16. Ultralight Craft Helps Whooping Crane MigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | CBS Local

    ... to Louisiana are seen at the US Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center November 19, 2013 in Laurel, Maryland. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been home to efforts to replenish the whooping crane population since 1967 when ...


  17. Social media glare shines on Halloween vandal suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Ocean Pines Independent

    Social media spotlight shines on Ocean City Halloween graffiti vandal suspects Poppy Walker, 25, of Washington, D.C., and William Kazimierz Placek, 23, of Laurel. Elliot in the Morning radio show features them.


  18. Laurel senior center to host comedy showRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 |

    The Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center is inviting seniors to a stand-up comedy show featuring three local comedians on Dec. 15, officials for the center said. The program is free, but attendees are asked to bring a toy that will be donated to Toys for Tots, said Sharon Williams, assistant facilities manager at the senior center.


  19. Police: Radio Shack Employees Staged RobberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | NBC Washington

    Three Radio Shack employees allegedly took more than $55,000 in cash and merchandise from the store in Laurel, Maryland, authorities said. Detectives investigating a robbery at the store in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard in June and another on Thursday noticed many similarities.


  20. Police: Laurel Radio Shack Employees Faked RobberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | CBS Local

    ... former employee are facing charges after stealing from the store twice in a fake robbery scheme, according to police. Laurel Police say they responded to the store located in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard on Dec. 4 around 9:30 a.m. after ...


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