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2 Laurel Men Held for Trial after Robbing PA Home

Niochie Lawson, 23-years-old of Laurel, Md. and Jakal Stone, 20-years-old, of Prince George's County will stand trial on charges including robbery and conspiracy.

The duo is suspected to have invaded a home that ended with a gun battle leaving the homeowner wounded and an trespasser dead.

Prosecutors say Lawson and Stone sought treatment for gunshot wounds following the June 9 ambush, in which one gunman was killed.  A bullet taken from Lawson's leg at a hospital matched those fired by the homeowner Jermaine Edwards.

Edwards was shot in the chest and both legs in the attack.  He claims he fired in self-defense and will not face charges.

Lawson and Stone are being held without bail.

Laurel Mill Playhoue Presents: The American Way 10-1 to 10-24

Laurel Mill Playhouse 508 Main Street Laurel MD 20707 presents The American Way by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart authors of You Can't Take it With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by Marie Sproul & Produced by Maureen Rogers
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

In partnership with the Montpelier Mansion's exhibit, Between Fences, a traveling exhibit and part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Museums on Main Street" initiative.

The American Way is an epic tale of the American immigrant experience in the early 1900's.

Laurel Mill Playhoue Presents: The American Way 10-1 to 10-24

Laurel Mill Playhouse 508 Main Street Laurel MD 20707 presents The American Way by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart authors of You Can't Take it With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by Marie Sproul & Produced by Maureen Rogers
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

In partnership with the Montpelier Mansion's exhibit, Between Fences, a traveling exhibit and part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Museums on Main Street" initiative.

The American Way is an epic tale of the American immigrant experience in the early 1900's.

High School Forfeits Football Game after YouTube Video

The Laurel Leader reports that St. Vincent Pallotti, a private high school in Laurel, has canceled its varsity football game Thursday against Western Tech, of Catonsville, because of a  rap video made by a number of players that appeared on YouTube, which Principal Steve Edmonds said reflects poorly on the school and the players.

The scheduled home game will be recorded as a forfeit.

Edmonds also said the season has been suspended until at least Monday and did not rule out canceling the remainder of the season. "It is possible," he said.

Pallotti coach Pat Courtemanche sent out an e-mail at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday that read: “Just wanted to inform everyone that the Western Tech/Pallotti football game has been canceled and as a result of it Pallotti will forfeit the game to Western Tech. If anyone has any questions, please direct it to our principal Mr. Steve Edmonds.”

Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program Donates $5,000 To Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Laurel

TTKN.com reports, continuing its commitment to domestic violence prevention, Verizon Wireless has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Prince George’s Hospital Center Sexual Assault program. The grant check was presented to Prince George’s County, Maryland State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey in honor of his longstanding leadership against domestic violence as he prepares to leave public office.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office has a longstanding partnership with the Prince George’s County Hospital Center and has worked to provide training and support services for victims, hospital staff, and law enforcement. The grant from Verizon Wireless, made possible by the company’s HopeLine® Phone recycling program, will support the training of law enforcement and medical staff and the production of educational and victim resource materials, including the “SAFE” cards, which law enforcement officers give to victims.

Friends of Patuxent Run for the Refuge 5K

Date

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Address

Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract

Registration Closing Date

Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

Additional Information

Race through the Patuxent Research Refuge.

The Refuge was established in 1936 and is the only national wildlife refuge to support wildlife research. The Refuge is world renowned for research on endangered species such as the Whooping Crane. By participating in this benefit race, you will be directly contributing to the continuance of this vital research and the environmental education, outreach and recreation missions of the Patuxent Research Refuge.

Prince George's County Bus Drivers Strike

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Bus drivers in Prince George's County are on strike and say they won't return to work until their demands are met.

Service on TheBus was limited Monday and Tuesday. Veolia Transportation, which operates the service, says it brought in workers from other areas to drive some routes.

About 14,000 people ride TheBus daily.

Union members say they want better job security, health insurance and higher wages. They're also seeking changes to a disciplinary policy.

A spokeswoman for Veolia says the dispute is primarily about cameras installed on the buses to monitor driver behavior.

The county has suspended fares on all routes until the strike ends.

Residents can call 301-324-BUSS (2877) or visit this site for schedule information.