Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A man suffered non-life threatening injuries in South Laurel over the weekend when an SUV "surge[d]" into him before crashing into the wall of his house, authorities said. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the 9100 block of Contee Road, according to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, Brady tweeted. The home sustained cosmetic damage but remains structurally sound.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police are still working to identify a suspect and motive in last week's incident.
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the twin killings of Tina Lynn Towler and James Vell Ferguson, the South Laurel couple found slain in their apartment last Thursday. According to police, a nurse who cares for Towler's severely disabled daughter discovered their bodies when she arrived at their home in the 9600 block of Muirkirk Road that morning. Towler, 45, and Ferguson, 42, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The 25-year-old daughter, who suffers from paraplegia and cerebral palsy, was also found in the apartment. Though she was unharmed, authorities transported her to a nearby hospital for observation. Prince George's County Police are still working to identify a suspect and motive …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The bodies of a man and woman in their 40s were discovered Thursday at their apartment on Muirkirk Road.
Police say a severely disabled woman was found shaken but unhurt Thursday near the bodies of her mother and her mother's partner—the apparent victims of a double homicide in their South Laurel apartment. Tina Towler, 45, and James Vell Ferguson, 42, were found dead at their home in the 9600 block of Muirkirk Road, according to Prince George's County police. PGPD spokeswoman Julie Parker said two patrol officers responded to the Montpelier Crossing complex around 8:15 a.m. to check on the occupants of the apartment. When they arrived, they encountered the bodies of Towler and Ferguson in their first floor apartment, both apparently suffering from upper body trauma. The two were pronounced dead at the scene. A nurse who cares for Towler's 25…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Democrat represents Maryland's fourth disrtict.
Have any thoughts or questions you'd like to share with Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD4)? This weekend is your chance! Edwards will be attending a coffee conversation Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Monpelier Cultural Arts Center. The center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Road in South Laurel. Edwards, now in her third full term as a congresswoman, has represented the fourth district since winning a special election to the seat in June of 2008.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The incident occurred Friday on Contee Road.
A South Laurel teen was arrested Friday after allegedly firing a BB gun at a police officer, according to Prince George's County Police. Andre Christopher Rivers, 16, of the 13500 block of Attleboro Court is being charged as an adult in the case. Police said the officer was driving on Contee Road in South Laurel around 6 p.m. when he heard a projectile strike the driver's side door of his marked cruiser. Believing he was being fired on, the officer requested backup to conduct a search of the area. Officers soon stopped Rivers near the intersection of Edinburgh Lane and Contee Road, according to the PGPD, where he was taken into custody without incident and held on a $75,000 bond. Police said preliminary investigation indicated that Rivers …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Median incomes range from $50,798 a year to $158,750.
The highest median income levels in the Laurel area are more than three times greater than the lowest, according to census tract data presented by the website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks. Using figures from the American Community Survey, the site displays income and rent levels for the approximately 74,000 census tracts across the country. The Laurel area—the City of Laurel, South Laurel, West Laurel, North Laurel, and Maryland City—is contained by 22 such tracts. The highest median household income in the area—$158,750 a year—is that of 6068.05, one of five tracts comprising North Laurel. Roughly speaking, 6068.05 covers the area between Columbia Pike/U.S. Route 29 and I-95 north of Rocky Gorge Reservoir. At the last census, it was home to 4…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Median rents nearby range from $857 a month to $1,620.
Curious how your rent compares to others in the Laurel area? The website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks makes it easy to find out. Using data from the American Community Survey, the site displays median rent and income figures by census tract. The Laurel area—the City of Laurel, South Laurel, West Laurel, North Laurel, and Maryland City—is contained by 22 different tracts. The highest median monthly rent in the area—$1,620—can be found in tract 7405, which includes Russett and part of Maryland City. The lowest—$857—is in tract 8002.03, which covers West Laurel. (Note that the figures do not include owner-occupied homes.) The statewide middle range for Maryland—defined as the middle 20 percent of census tracts—runs from $877 to $1,072. Most …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Police found the suspect less than 10 minutes after receiving the report of the crime.
Montgomery County police caught up with an 18-year-old from South Laurel less than 10 minutes after he was suspected of robbing a Wheaton deli at gunpoint Friday afternoon. Damien West, of the 9400 block of Rosemarin Way in South Laurel, is charged with armed robbery, the use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, possession of a handgun, and theft of $1,000 to under $10,000. West walked into the deli at 11413 Georgia Avenue on Feb. 8, showed a handgun to the 47-year-old female employee and demanded money, police said in a statement. After the employee gave the suspect money from the cash register, police said, West ordered her to lie on the floor before he fled the scene. A police officer located West in the area of Georgia Avenue …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, a fire department spokesman said.
A woman was sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a fire engine collided with her vehicle in South Laurel, authorities said. The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. as responders were headed to a possible apartment fire in the 13800 block of Briarwood Drive. According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, an engine from the Calverton Fire/EMS Station collided with the victim's car at the intersection of Contee Road and Claxton Drive. The woman—the lone occupant of the other vehicle—suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment, Brady said. Three firefighters aboard the emergency vehicle were shaken but uninjured. Prince George's County Police are conducting an …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The men reportedly dropped 20 feet, suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Two workers suffered serious injuries Thursday when they took a fall at a Laurel-area construction site, fire officials said. The men reportedly dropped about 20 feet from the second story of a building going up near Muirkirk Road and Old Baltimore Pike. Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene around 11:30 a.m. The workers were treated and transported to a trauma center with "non-life-threatening injuries," Brady said. A third worker was struck by falling debris but was not admitted to the hospital. The cause of the fall was not immediately known.