12 Most-Read Laurel Patch Stories in 2012

From prostitution rings to cat overpopulation, there were some interesting stories in Laurel in 2012.

It's been a long year. Maybe because 2012 was a leap year (well that's only a day) or maybe because it was an election year, but a lot has happened in and around Laurel this year.

So here's one more countdown you can add to your New Year's Eve—the top 12 most-read stories on Laurel Patch from 12 to 1:

12. Thousands Donated for Crystal Benton's Funeral Costs


10. North Laurel Man Found Guilty of Setting Girlfriend on Fire

9. 23 Arrested in Tri-County Prostitution Sting

8. Laurel Resident Among Four Killed in Glen Burnie Crash

7. Man Found Dead in Car at Beltsville MVA

6. Jack Johnson Headed to Prison Saturday

5. Kill or Neuter? Laurel Debates How to Handle Cat Overpopulation

4. Police Bust Prostitution Ring on Route 1

3. Report: Woman Found Dead Near Arundel Mills Mall UMd. Student

2. Two Dead in Murder-Suicide in Laurel


and the most read story this year was: Laurel Police To Take Over LongHorn Steakhouse

Also, some honorable mentions:

  • Flock of Birds Collides With Vehicles on I-95
  • Report: Video Depicts Laurel Police Hitting Handcuffed Man
  • Laurel Mall Closes
  • Laurel Mall Redevelopment Officially Underway
  • Drowning Victim Identified


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