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College Park ranks third in Maryland on LGBT equality index

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College Park ranks third in Maryland on LGBT equality index

COLLEGE PARK – Although the city scored above the national average on an index evaluating how inclusive municipalities are to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, city officials said it can still do better.

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Bill would give Laurel officials power to remove residents from condemned homes

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Bill would give Laurel officials power to remove residents from condemned homes

LAUREL – The mayor and city council have introduced legislation that if passed would give city officials the ability to force residents from condemned homes until problems in their home are fixed.

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Greenbelt Council at odds over councilmember's vote

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Greenbelt Council at odds over councilmember's vote

GREENBELT – The city’s mayor and several council members confronted Councilman Rodney Roberts at a recent meeting after he voted against the constrained long-range plan approved by the region’s Transportation Planning Board last month.

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Obama Endorses Anthony Brown

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Obama Endorses Anthony Brown

UPPER MARLBORO—U.S. President Barack Obama and thousands of supporters from across Maryland attended a rally at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School Saturday to support Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s bid to become the state’s next governor and to encourage people to participate in early voting.  

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Hoyer and Cardin introduce My Brother’s Keeper initiative at Bowie State

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Hoyer and Cardin introduce My Brother’s Keeper initiative at Bowie State

BOWIE — Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) collaborated with Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim to highlight President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

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Cardin and Mikulski trying to find ways to help make it easier for students to pay for college

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Cardin and Mikulski trying to find ways to help make it easier for students to pay for college

BOWIE – U.S Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are hoping to make students’ lives easier after visiting Bowie State University last week and hearing students’ concerns about student loans and debt.

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Substitute teacher from Fort Washington charged with sexual abuse

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Substitute teacher from Fort Washington charged with sexual abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metropolitan police charged and arrested a substitute teacher from Fort Washington Tuesday with sexually abusing a minor on her first day on the job.

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Authorities seek help in finding person who killed postal worker

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Authorities seek help in finding person who killed postal worker

CHEVERLY – Postal inspectors are asking for the public’s help in identifying an SUV that could be a possible lead in finding the person who killed a postal worker in 2013.

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Police make arrest in Bowie homicide

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Police make arrest in Bowie homicide

BOWIE – Prince George's County police arrested 19-year-old Deon Eugene Warren Wednesday evening for allegedly killing a 39-year-old city resident Tuesday evening outside of a local swim club.

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Sports

Suitland comes back to beat Flowers 21-14

Suitland comes back to beat Flowers 21-14

SPRINGDALE — The Suitland Rams scratched and clawed their way to a 21-14 victory against the Charles H. Flowers Jaguars to get back to .500 for the second time this season and keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Features

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Auto body mechanic uses scrap metal to create masterpieces

Auto body mechanic uses scrap metal to create masterpieces

MARLOW HEIGHTS – For one employee at Sheehy Ford, the body shop is not only a work place—it is also a treasure chest of art supplies.

Local artists show off their work at Hyattsville Arts Festival

Local artists show off their work at Hyattsville Arts Festival

HYATTSVILLE – Nestled in the middle of dozens of booths at the city’s arts festival were the colorful vibrant paintings from local artist Jay Durrah.

With help of GEICO, Publick Playhouse ready to entertain as season begins

With help of GEICO, Publick Playhouse ready to entertain as season begins

CHEVERLY – With the help of a generous grant from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, children who attend Title I elementary schools in Prince George’s County are able to attend shows at The Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts for free.