Road is closed after truck hits electrical pole

March 07, 1995

A tractor-trailer rig struck an electrical pole along Leishear Road yesterday morning, forcing Howard County police to close the North Laurel roadway for more than six hours.

The truck's driver, 54-year-old Jerry Wayne Roe of Ottumwa, Iowa, was traveling northbound on Leishear Road when he misjudged a turn at Gorman Road and the rig struck the telephone pole, causing it and power lines to fall into the street.

No one was injured during the 8:30 a.m. accident.

Traffic was rerouted through the nearby Hammond Village neighborhood, while workers from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. repaired the power lines.

Man robbed at gunpoint outside Laurel Park

A North Laurel man walking on the Laurel Park parking lot was robbed Sunday afternoon after a man in a car asked him for the time and drew a small, dark handgun, Howard County police said.

The victim was not injured during the 4:20 p.m. robbery.

The robber took the victim's wallet, and then rode off with another man toward the south side of the racetrack, near the Howard and Anne Arundel county lines.

Hospital thrift shop sponsoring a bag sale

The Laurel Regional Hospital thrift shop, Encore, will sponsor a bag sale for winter clearance items from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through March 18. For $3 a bag, shopper can fill a brown grocery bag with winter apparel. The thrift shop will be closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Encore is at 900 Montgomery St. in Laurel. Hours are from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Donations of clothing, toys, small household appliances and other usable goods are accepted during business hours.

Encore is sponsored by the Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

Information: 776-4656.

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