School Bus Crashes In and Arsonist Strikes Again (Demo)

School Bus jumps curb in Bowie this morning and runs into house, Possible Arsonist(s) targets Laurel area
SchoolBusFrom CBS Local, “An out of control school bus jumped a curb, drove through a front yard and struck a vehicle before coming to rest outside a home in Bowie Tuesday morning. The bus driver likely suffered a medical episode before crashing the bus into a car in the 14900 block of Night Hawk Lane around 6:45 a.m., Prince George’s County Police say. No students were on board the bus at the time of the crash.  The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say. No other injuries were reported.
FireFeaturedImageThere’s a $10k reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) setting fires in Laurel, MD.  WUSA 9 reported, “Prince George’s County fire officials say they are investigating nine fires as arsons.
According to officials, two recent fires were deemed “incendiary” and added to a list of fires under investigation in the Laurel area. Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Office of the Fire Marshal personnel investigated the scenes of the fires that involved playground equipment and another at a long vacant restaurant. Investigators believe the two fires are similar to seven others that have been under investigation since March, say officials. One of the recent fires happened on May 30 at about 3:35 p.m. on playground equipment in the 14100 block of Bowsprit Lane. Investigators determined the playground equipment was set on fire, leaving an estimated $1,000 worth of damage.  Shortly after midnight the next day, a fire was set in an exterior closet of the former Bay N’ Surf Restaurant in the 14400 block of Baltimore Avenue. The restaurant had a significant fire in February of 2007 and has been closed and vacant ever since, according to officials.
The City of Laurel posted a reward of up to $10,000 for anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever may be responsible for the arsons. If you have information, then please call the Arson Tip Line at 301-77-ARSON (301-772-7766).  The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, City of Laurel Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and police are all investigating.

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