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UPDATE: College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel election results

15-11-2017 Hits:309 Local Rachel Cain - avatar Rachel Cain

SEABROOK – College Park, Greenbelt and Laurel have announced the election results from their Nov. 7 municipal elections.

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WSSC sends recommended rate structures to counties for review

15-11-2017 Hits:163 Local Rachel Cain - avatar Rachel Cain

LAUREL – Commissioners unanimously approved three rate structures for submission to Montgomery and Prince George’s County governments for review during the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) monthly meeting on Nov...

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Investigation finds PGCPS not adhering to policies, graduated ineligible students

15-11-2017 Hits:113 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

UPPER MARLBORO – Both the community and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) are searching for answers after findings released from a current graduation audit found the school system had...

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State News

WSSC decides on preferred rate structures

15-11-2017 Hits:99 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:588 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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Kirwan Commission hearing brings out advocates of education funding

01-11-2017 Hits:1160 State Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

LARGO – It was standing room only in Largo High School’s cafeteria Wednesday night as citizens from all over Maryland gathered for the Kirwan Commission public hearing to give voices...

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Crime

Police vet convicted of assault on homeless woman

15-11-2017 Hits:167 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

UPPER MARLBORO – A 14-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department was convicted on Tuesday of second-degree assault and misconduct in office for assaulting a homeless woman outside...

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Bladensburg officer on leave following weapon discharge

15-11-2017 Hits:150 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

BLADENSBURG – A Bladensburg Town Police Officer who has been with the department for four years is on administrative leave following a departmental shooting that occurred Sunday night in a...

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Police searching for suspect in New Carrollton shooting

15-11-2017 Hits:270 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

NEW CARROLLTON – A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night at a New Carrollton apartment complex and police are searching for the suspect.

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Sports

Perryville ends Douglass' run in volleyball semifinals

16-11-2017 Hits:59 Sports Courtney Jacobs - avatar Courtney Jacobs

COLLEGE PARK – A high school volleyball battle ensued at the Ritchie Coliseum between the Frederick Douglass Eagles and the Perryville Panthers with a chance to advance to the 1A...

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Mike Reed suffers first loss

15-11-2017 Hits:183 Sports Ron Harris, photo courtesy Mikey Williams - avatar Ron Harris, photo courtesy Mikey Williams

FRESNO, Calif. – Waldorf’s Mike Reed had two goals for 2017. One was to fight his first 10-round fight, while the other was to fight on TV. Reed achieved both of his...

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Entertainment

Students bring history alive, wow crowd at historic Warner Theatre

12-07-2017 Hits:1522 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:1470 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:3330 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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