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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:



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.

American Legion lot closed due to flooding

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) --The American Legion lot in Laurel will be closed until further notice due to flooding, authorities said Sunday night.

Parking capacity will be reduced by at least 40 percent. Authorities said the closure is due to anticipated severe flooding of the Patuxent River.

Parking will more than likely no longer be available at Laurel after the departure of Train 845 at 6:50 a.m., authorities said. Drivers are asked to not park in any spaces that are blocked off by yellow police tape.

Laurel passengers are advised to allow extra time to drive to Savage or or Muirkirk stations. Laurel tickets are accepted at either station at no additional cost and there is plenty of parking available, authorities said.

Directions to both stations are listed below:

Suspect in Md. hit and run turns himself in

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police said a man wanted for a hit and run homicide in Laurel turned himself in Sunday afternoon.

The Laurel Police Department obtained an arrest warrant on a charge of first degree murder for 27-year-old Antione Kaliph Cauley. Police say Cauley was responsible for the March 28 death of 24-year-old Matthew Calvin.

At 9:48 p.m., police responded to the 7630 block of South Arbory Lane for the report of a vehicular homicide. Upon arrival, police say they located Cavin underneath a vehicle and pronounced him dead on the scene.

Investigation revealed that the victim had been in an altercation with Cauley inside a home, which spilled into the parking lot in front of the residence, police say. Cauley was seen by witnesses striking Cavin with the front of his SUV and then fleeing the scene in the company of an African-American female.

Md. man gets 20 years for sex assault of boy

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.

Enrique Menendez, of Laurel, Md., was arrested in July 2011 and charged with first degree child sex assault with aggravating circumstance. Police first became involved in the case in May 2009 after the child alleged several attacks by an adult male at several locations in Prince George's County and one location in Washington DC over the course of one year.

Menendez was convicted on March 14, wrapping up four years of work by Laurel detectives.

"It's a perfect example of how perseverance can help solve cases. These detectives never gave up. And now finally, justice for this child," Chief Richard McLaughlin says.