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  1. Attorney for accused Capital Gazette gunman weighs insanity defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    An attorney for a man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newsroom has asked a Maryland court for more time to consider an insanity defense for his client. William Davis, a public defender, asked the court to find "good cause" to grant an extension of time limitations for his client, Jarrod Ramos.


  2. Md. man charged with stabbing family dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Laurel, Maryland, man is facing charges after he was accused of disemboweling his family's dog, among other offenses. The Howard County police said in a statement Friday that Omar Beniah-Jovan Gertman, 24, was indicted July 11 on charges of felony animal cruelty, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property.


  3. Relishing life after years of addiction newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    As the nation celebrates its independence on the Fourth of July, Russell Phillips is also reveling in his long, turbulent journey toward his self-determination. "I was a drug addict for 18 years.


  4. Before he was killed, Capital Gazette reporter called Md. lawmaker behind gun measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Maryland state Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith worked hard to make sure her bill to get guns out of the hands of people deemed a threat to themselves or others would pass.


  5. Vigil honors victims, families of Capital Gazette shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Mourners holding candles lined the streets of Annapolis on Friday to honor those who died when a gunman entered the building of their hometown newspaper. A bag piper player Amazing Grace as people holding candles line Main Street in downtown Annapolis in its entirety.


  6. Newspaper shooting suspecta s grievances began with classmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Before he developed a long-running grudge against The Capital Gazette, the man who police say opened fire and killed five newspaper staffers directed his anger at a female high school classmate he barely knew. Courthouses in Maryland are clogged with lawsuits brought by Jarrod Ramos against judges, reporters and lawyers he thought had wronged him.


  7. a I was just shakinga : As Capital Gazette shooting unfolds, woman shares evacuation story newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    On what was supposed to be a quiet Thursday afternoon, Jocelyn Gebhardt said she and her co-worker kept hearing loud noises outside their office in the 888 Bestgate Road building. They were on the fourth floor; the first floor houses the Capital Gazette office, where five people died after a gunman opened fire.


  8. Capital Gazette shooting suspect held without bond updatedRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Laurel, Maryland, man with a long-running dispute with the Capital Gazette has been ordered held without bond on five counts of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting Thursday at the Annapolis newspaper. Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, will be held without bond after his first court appearance in Anne Arundel District Court.


  9. Pair of Prince Georgea s Co. paving projects to begin soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Prince George's County commuters can soon expect delays due to a pair of paving and resurfacing projects that will cause lane closures on U.S. Route 301 in Upper Marlboro and U.S. Route 1 in Laurel. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced work will begin later this week on a 1.5-mile stretch of U.S. 301 between Beech Tree Parkway and Marlboro Pike .


  10. Maryland taking steps to ensure ballot security ahead of primary newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    From data breaches that expose the private information of consumers to reports that foreign governments have attempted to meddle in domestic politics, elections officials across the country have been increasingly aware of the need to ensure that the election process is fair and accurate. In preparation for the June primary, local boards of elections in Maryland have been testing their ballot scanners, organizing the ballots themselves and training elections judges.


  11. School bus aide charged with assaulting 7-year-old newRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A school bus aide in suburban Maryland has been charged with assaulting a 7-year-old boy after police reviewed video of the incident. Initially the boy's parents had been told their son was acting out.


  12. Manhunt on for Md. hotel rape suspectRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Police in Laurel, Maryland, are searching for a man they say raped a woman in a hotel over the weekend. In a June 6 news release, the Laurel Police Department said officers are searching for 52-year-old Donnell Wesley Boyd.


  13. Why does Ellicott City keep flooding?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Being at bottom of a slope and at the confluence of streams was ideal for the mills that once operated there. Today, it can mean disaster when a deluge of rain and runoff causes channels to jump their banks and turn Main Street into a raging river.


  14. Americaa s newest internet debate: Is it a Laurela or a Yannya ? newRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    WTOP has attempted to reach Laurel, Maryland, officials for comment. It would reach out to the new age music icon Yanni if it had his phone number.


  15. Laurel police sergeant acquitted in cruiser assault, misconduct trialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Laurel police sergeant indicted for assault and misconduct in office after prosecutors said he hit a dirt bike rider with his marked cruiser and pulled his handgun has been acquitted by a Prince George's County judge. Sgt. Jason Sarver was found not guilty of second-degree assault and misconduct in office, Tuesday, after a two-day trial in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


  16. DC rec center honors Motown legendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    District officials cut the ribbon on a $14-million recreation center named for one of the greatest singers of his generation who grew up in the Deanwood neighborhood - Motown hitmaker Marvin Gaye. Artist Shaunte Gates stands behind his art on glass of Marvin Gaye during the dedication of the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in D.C., May 5, 2018.


  17. Police: Drag racing may have led to fatal BW Parkway crash early Sunday updatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    U.S. Park Police said Monday that aggressive driving, possibly drag racing, could have led to the fatal vehicle rollover crash Sunday in Laurel, Maryland. U.S. Park Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen aggressive driving around 1:30 a.m. between a white Dodge Charger and a red Chevy sedan traveling on the southbound lanes of the Baltimore Washington Parkway near Powder Mill Road.


  18. Woman arrested after 5-hour standoff in LaurelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A woman is in custody Friday after police said she chased a juvenile around a home in Laurel, Maryland, with a knife. Officers who arrived at the scene also found that the front door was barricaded.


  19. Maryland man scoops $1M after a $5 betRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A man who bet just $5 is now a millionaire after winning over $1 million at a Maryland casino on Saturday. Manuel Ortiz, of Laurel, Maryland, scooped $1,075,710 after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot at Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover, Maryland.


  20. No charges filed in case of Laurel Public Works employee killed last year newRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    About a year after a Laurel Department of Public Works employee was killed while on the job, the Prince George's County State's Attorney Office will not be filing charges against the driver who struck and killed him, city officials said in a statement Tuesday. The employee, 30-year-old Marcus Colbert, died at the scene in the area of Old Sandy Spring Road and Casula Way on Jan. 23, 2017 .


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