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FBI offers $10,000 reward in Md. Walmart robbery


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- The FBI Baltimore Division is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in a robbery that happened at a Walmart in Laurel, Md. in November 2012.

Authorities said the incident happened at the Walmart located at 3549 Russett Green East, early in the morning on November 14.

The robber forced the night manager into the office and had him stuff cash from the safe into a trash can, authorities said. After the manager put the trash can full of money into a van parked in front of the store, the robber shot the manager in the arm and drove off.

Authorities said the manager was not seriously hurt.

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Police hope surveillance leads to liquor store burglar


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in Laurel are hoping surveillance video will lead to the arrests of three suspects in two separate burglaries over the last six weeks at a local liquor store.

Police say the Laurel Park Liquor store was burglarized on April 15 and March 5. The most recent burglary saw the suspects throw a brick through the front glass window to get inside the store before stealing more than $2,500 worth of top shelf liquor.

Detectives believe the same suspects broke in to the store in the same fashion in March before stealing more than $5,000 in liquor and cigarettes.

During both burglaries, a silver Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country mini van was caught on surveillance as a getaway car, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Henderson at the Laurel Police Department Criminal Investigation's Division at 301-498-8002.

Firefighters battle bus fire in Prince George's


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County fire officials say a small commuter bus caught fire in Laurel Monday evening.

Mark Brady with Prince George's County Fire says it happened on Laurel Bowie Road (Rt 197) and South Laurel Drive.

Brady says a tire blew while firefighters were on the scene, knocking one firefighter off of his feet and injuring his knee.

Tricia Bryan shared photos with WUSA9, which appear to show the bus melted into the asphalt and completely destroyed.


MISSING: Timothy Henneghan in Laurel, Md.


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Timothy Henneghan has been missing from Laurel, Maryland since January 31, 2013.

He was born on May 18, 1999. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

He is 6'1" tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

He may be with an adult or juvenile male companion. They may still be in the local area or they may travel to Washington, D.C. or Manassas, Virginia.

If you have any information about Timothy please call Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-8610.

*All info from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

American Legion lot reopened


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) says excess waters have receded from the rain, so the City of Laurel will reopen the train commuter lot at the American Legion and the path along Riverfront Park on Monday.

Earlier Monday morning, a spokesperson with the Maryland Transportation Administration said The American Legion Lot remained closed until further notice at Laurel station.
Officials closed the parking lot due to anticipated severe flooding on Sunday.

Officials warned that parking capacity would be reduced by at least 40 percent and that there would probably be no parking left at Laurel after the departure of Train 845 at 6:50 a.m.