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New Carrollton Metro redevelopment breaks ground

11-10-2017 Hits:931 Local Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

NEW CARROLLTON – A development four years in the making is finally becoming a reality at the New Carrollton Metro station.

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Donna Edwards joins county exec race

11-10-2017 Hits:643 Local Emily Blackner, courtesy photo - avatar Emily Blackner, courtesy photo

SEABROOK – After months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards has officially announced her candidacy for Prince George’s County Executive.

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Hyattsville City Council considers Community Benefit Agreement legislation for future developers

11-10-2017 Hits:211 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

HYATTSVILLE – The future developers of Hyattsville could have more options when it comes to creating community benefits if the city’s council decides to move forward with a new Community...

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State News

METRO SERIES: Metro passenger remembers 2015 Metrorail smoke incident

04-10-2017 Hits:194 State Vic Simon - avatar Vic Simon

“This is it. This is how I’ll die.” That’s what Tom Davey thought during the bleakest moments in the January 2015 Metrorail smoke incident that claimed the life of another passenger...

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METRO SERIES: Lawsuits, ACLU cast shadow on Metro Transit Police

04-10-2017 Hits:195 State Matt Hooke - avatar Matt Hooke

WASHINTONG, D.C. – Metro Transit Police Officers connected with excessive force lawsuits still work on the force and are in charge of keeping Metro riders safe.

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Immigration issues divide Congress following recess

20-09-2017 Hits:880 State Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is making headlines, last week, the U.S. House instead debated another immigration-related measure: the Criminal Alien Gang Removal Act.

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Crime

Malik, Elijah Ford plead guilty

11-10-2017 Hits:174 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

UPPER MARLBORO – Malik and Elijah Ford, the brothers of Michael Ford, who opened fire in March 2016 on a Prince George's County police station that led to the friendly...

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Fire at Adelphi thrift store ruled arson

09-10-2017 Hits:213 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

ADELPHI – Fire Investigators from the Prince George's County Fire Department have ruled an early Friday morning fire at an Adelphi thrift store arson.

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Bladensburg councilman alleges five men tried to set him on fire following mayoral election

06-10-2017 Hits:1522 Crime Glynis Kazanjian, Photo Courtesy Facebook - avatar Glynis Kazanjian, Photo Courtesy Facebook

BLADENSBURG-- Bladensburg Councilman Selwyn "Donnie" Bridgeman filed a police report claiming a group of men tried to set him on fire Wednesday evening as he was picking up campaign signs...

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Sports

Good Coaching Has No Gender: Ocampos-Barry restores glory to Bladensburg boys’ soccer

11-10-2017 Hits:6613 Sports Jose Umana - avatar Jose Umana

RIVERDALE – José Argueta lay motionless after being slammed to the ground following a hard challenge during the Bladensburg boys’ soccer team’s 2-1 loss at Parkdale on Sept. 22. As Assistant...

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Roosevelt alum Jermaine Lewis coaching at St. Frances, in a ‘great place’

11-10-2017 Hits:3546 Sports Jeff Seidel, photo courtesy Baltimore Ravens - avatar Jeff Seidel, photo courtesy Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE – Jermaine Lewis is back on the football field again, and loving it.

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Entertainment

Students bring history alive, wow crowd at historic Warner Theatre

12-07-2017 Hits:1200 Entertainment Andrea Blackstone - avatar Andrea Blackstone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Many history buffs know the story of Harriet Tubman, the former slave from Dorchester County, who escaped to freedom and later helped other slaves accomplish the same. But...

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Local museum revives spirit of ‘Chocolate City,’ preserves history and culture

14-06-2017 Hits:1181 Entertainment Andrea Blackstone - avatar Andrea Blackstone

NORTH BRENTWOOD – Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) is located within the first municipality in Prince George’s County which was incorporated by African Americans. North Brentwood is...

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Upcoming fashion show, gospel concert to benefit African village

08-03-2017 Hits:2999 Entertainment Andrea Blackstone - avatar Andrea Blackstone

SPRINGDALE – Justina Thompson, a Springdale resident who has worked as a licensed cosmetologist for 34 years, wants to make the world, as well as her clients, more beautiful.

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