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Claiming Sanctuary - Council votes to establish Hyattsville as a sanctuary city

19-04-2017 Hits:290 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

HYATTSVILLE – With the final vote tallied, the chants inside the Hyattsville City Council chambers changed from “Yes we can!” to “Yes we did.” The city of Hyattsville will now become...

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Carolyn Marzke named PGCPS Teacher of the Year

19-04-2017 Hits:195 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

GREENBELT –Two parts of Carolyn Marzke’s life are coming together now that she has been named the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Teacher of the year.

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Bowie budget keeps tax rate steady despite funding gap

19-04-2017 Hits:193 Local Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

BOWIE – Despite discussions and even warnings to the contrary, tax rates are not rising in Bowie for fiscal year 2018.

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State News

Former congressman, county exec. Hogan dies at 88

21-04-2017 Hits:147 State Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

SEABROOK – Lawrence Hogan Sr., former Prince George’s county executive and father of Maryland’s current governor, has died.

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Washington Wednesday: Hoyer holds wide-ranging town hall during Congress’ two-week recess

19-04-2017 Hits:160 State Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

GLENN DALE – With Congress on a two-week recess, many representatives are returning to their districts to engage with constituents. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.-5) was one of them, hosting a...

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Governor, environmentalist claim victories, school board reform defeats in General Assembly session

12-04-2017 Hits:432 State Emily Blackner - avatar Emily Blackner

SEABROOK – The General Assembly session ended Monday with a flurry of votes, and as the dust settles stakeholders are claiming wins – or lamenting losses.

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Crime

Maryland State Police arrest Capitol Heights man for child pornography

21-04-2017 Hits:116 Crime PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

CAPITOL HEIGHTS  A 34-year-old Capitol Heights man who is a  Prince George's County substitute elementary school teacher and basketball coach was arrested Thursday morning by Maryland State Police and charged...

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VIDEO: Police arrest one homicide suspect, seek helping finding two others

20-04-2017 Hits:177 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

COLLEGE PARK – Homicide detectives from Prince George's County Police Department have made an arrest in the March 26 shooting of 36-year-old Rawle Farley.

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Police nab man related to Seat Pleasant stabbing

20-04-2017 Hits:99 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

SEAT PLEASANT – Detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit have arrested a 30-year-old man for a fatal shooting of 51-year-old Jan Cotto on April 6 in...

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Sports

Tillman starts again for Baysox, Wynns keeps raking

24-04-2017 Hits:4 Sports Jeff Seidel, Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. - avatar Jeff Seidel, Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr.

BOWIE – Baltimore Orioles starter Chris Tillman was supposed to pitch for Single-A Frederick last Saturday in the next step in his rehab process. Instead, he wound up returning to...

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Locals selected in WNBA Draft

20-04-2017 Hits:200 Sports Brandy L. Simms, Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. - avatar Brandy L. Simms, Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr.

SEABROOK – A pair of University of Maryland products were selected in the top 10 of last week’s WNBA Draft in New York City.

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VIDEO: Tillman takes hill for rehab start in Bowie

19-04-2017 Hits:90 Sports Daniel Kucin Jr. - avatar Daniel Kucin Jr.

BOWIE – Dealing with a nagging shoulder injury, Baltimore Orioles right-handed starting pitcher Chris Tillman made a rehabilitation assignment debut with the Bowie Baysox on April 17 against Richmond.

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Entertainment

Upcoming fashion show, gospel concert to benefit African village

08-03-2017 Hits:1294 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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African drum and dance troupe celebrates 33 years with show

01-03-2017 Hits:1046 Entertainment Andrea Blackstone - avatar Andrea Blackstone

MOUNT RAINIER – Explosive drum beats and energetic African dancing infused with African culture served as a fitting celebration of Black History Month for dance troupe Soul in Motion Players...

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PHOTOS: Brandywine Elementary library ribbon cutting

19-01-2017 Hits:1242 Entertainment Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

Check out our gallery from the recent ribbon cutting at Brandywine Elementary School, where they celebrated the grand reopening of their newly-renovated library. The renovation was made possible through The...

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