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UPDATED: Electric shock concerns prompt Metro union to halt inspections

21-09-2017 Hits:285 Local Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

SEABROOK – Metro riders experienced delays and crowded trains Thursday morning after an electrical problem in the new 7000 series cars caused a “safety stand-down.”

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METRO SERIES: WMATA’s problems meeting FTA grant, procurement standards continue on

20-09-2017 Hits:215 Local Carolyn Komatsoulis - avatar Carolyn Komatsoulis

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) once again finds itself in trouble with the federal government – this time for allegedly dodging Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...

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PGCPS looks for short-term solutions to High Point overcrowding

20-09-2017 Hits:1501 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

UPPER MARLBORO – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the High Point High School community can agree on one thing: overcrowding needs to be addressed now.

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State News

Immigration issues divide Congress following recess

20-09-2017 Hits:616 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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Familiar names seek new offices in General Assembly

20-09-2017 Hits:280 State Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

SEABROOK – Primary election voters will see some familiar names on the ballot next June, and many of those candidates will be seeking new offices within the General Assembly.

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Federal funds secured, Purple Line breaks ground

30-08-2017 Hits:411 State Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

GLENRIDGE – The Purple Line has literally been decades in the making, and on Monday, shovels finally went into the ground.

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Crime

Three arrested in relation to Riverdale Heights homicide

20-09-2017 Hits:143 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

RIVERDALE HEIGHTS – Homicide detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department have responded to 63 homicides in the county this year (not including four homicides in Greenbelt). On average, there...

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One found dead in early-morning fire

15-09-2017 Hits:376 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

HILLCREST HEIGHTS -- An adult male was found dead early Friday morning after firefighters navigated their way through an extremely cluttered house on fire.

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Police make arrest in eight-year cold case

13-09-2017 Hits:229 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

LANDOVER – It took detectives from Prince George's County Police Department's Cold Case Unit more than eight years, but they can now close a case related to a June 2...

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Sports

VIDEO: DeMatha’s defense derails McDonogh in 17-14 victory

19-09-2017 Hits:184 Sports Jose Umana, photo by Michael Smith, video by Jose Umana and Daniel Kucin Jr. - avatar Jose Umana, photo by Michael Smith, video by Jose Umana and Daniel Kucin Jr.

LANDOVER – Trailing 14-7 at halftime, DeMatha Head Coach Elijah Brooks challenged his team to step up and defend their home field following a poor showing in the opening half...

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Santos, Lady Raiders rally to knock off rival Bowie, 2-1

19-09-2017 Hits:515 Sports Jose Umana, photo by Michael Smith - avatar Jose Umana, photo by Michael Smith

BOWIE – Jennifer Santos needed to be patient and wait for her chance to strike. After squandering several goal-scoring opportunities and being called offsides multiple times, the senior began to show...

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Entertainment

Students bring history alive, wow crowd at historic Warner Theatre

12-07-2017 Hits:964 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:957 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:2758 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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