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New state law to require replacing battery-only operated smoke alarms

11-12-2017 Hits:236 Local Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

LANDOVER – On Jan. 1, 2018 several new laws will go into effect in the state of Maryland, as well as in Prince George's County.

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Local officials break ground on new Capital Regional Medical Center

06-12-2017 Hits:558 Local Rachel Cain, photo courtesy Michael Yourishin - avatar Rachel Cain, photo courtesy Michael Yourishin

LARGO – Twenty-three years ago, as Rep. Anthony Brown (D-4) prepared for the birth of his first child, he encountered a predicament he expects is all too common for families...

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Greenbelt lays out legislative priorities before meeting with delegation

06-12-2017 Hits:340 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

GREENBELT – The Maryland General Assembly is gearing up to enter another session in the new year and the city of Greenbelt wants to make sure its priorities are taken...

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State News

County leaders sign agreement to protect communities along Purple Line

06-12-2017 Hits:390 State Rachel Cain - avatar Rachel Cain

COLLEGE PARK – A new agreement signed by county, community and business leaders aims to protect the estimated 10,000 low-income families who live along the route of the future Purple...

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WSSC decides on preferred rate structures

15-11-2017 Hits:353 State Rachel Cain - avatar Rachel Cain

LAUREL – After months of planning and numerous public hearings, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) determined the three rate structures it prefers.

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Maryland lawmakers to fight drug price gouging

08-11-2017 Hits:890 State Rachel Cain - avatar Rachel Cain

CALVERTON – A prescription for Albuterol, a generic drug used to treat asthma, used to cost just $11. But in six months time, the price rose to $434 – an increase...

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Crime

Two shot, one killed in Seat Pleasant

11-12-2017 Hits:51 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

SEAT PLEASANT – One person is dead and a second person is in critical condition after they were shot in front of a house in Seat Pleasant.

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Man arrested for impersonating an officer, raping victims

04-12-2017 Hits:131 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

LANGLEY PARK – An Upper Marlboro man who owns a security company and works as a security guard was arrested on Nov. 29 by Prince George's County Police for allegedly...

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Fire dept. vet resigns after being found guilty of child sex abuse

30-11-2017 Hits:265 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

LANDOVER – A 14-year veteran of the Prince George's County Fire Department was found guilty after he pled not guilty to child sex abuse charges that stemmed from an incident...

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Sports

Young Lamont Roach, Jr. shows poise in win at MGM

06-12-2017 Hits:303 Sports Ron Harris, photo courtesy Daniel Cork - avatar Ron Harris, photo courtesy Daniel Cork

NATIONAL HARBOR – Lamont Roach, Jr. showed poise and workman-like skills to win a unanimous decision over Rey Perez in front of 1,768 loud supporters at MGM National Harbor last...

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Bowie State’s Hall a Player of the Year finalist, PGCC women lose

06-12-2017 Hits:257 Sports Jeff Seidel - avatar Jeff Seidel

BALTIMORE – Bowie State University quarterback Amir Hall is one of four finalists for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award, given each season to the top football...

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PGCC men falls to Cecil College to end winning streak

06-12-2017 Hits:145 Sports Courtney Jacobs - avatar Courtney Jacobs

LARGO – The Prince George’s Community College men’s basketball squad came into its Nov. 30 contest having won three of its last four games, while the Owls’ opponents, the Cecil...

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Entertainment

Students bring history alive, wow crowd at historic Warner Theatre

12-07-2017 Hits:1759 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:1685 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:3563 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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