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PGCPS returns to school with high hopes

31-08-2016 Hits:14 Local PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

PGCPS returns to school with high hopes

BOWIE – It is not often school children get a chance to see the chief executive officer of their school system, but on the first day of school kids from Pointer Ridge Elementary not only got to meet Kevin Maxwell, they road the bus to school with him.

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PGCPS relinquishes Head State grant

31-08-2016 Hits:19 Local PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

PGCPS relinquishes Head State grant

UPPER MARLBORO – Prince George’s County Head Start students began class on Monday amid confusion and controversy, but Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell wants to make one thing certain: Head Start service will continue uninterrupted.

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Buck Lodge teacher earns presidential recognition

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Buck Lodge teacher earns presidential recognition

BELTSVILLE – A Prince George’s County teacher is one of only four teachers in Maryland to receive national recognition from the President of the United States for her dedication and outstanding work in the field of science education.

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MGM reduces slot machines at National Harbor

31-08-2016 Hits:25 State PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

MGM reduces slot machines at National Harbor

ANNAPOLIS – As the MGM casino at National Harbor gears up for its December opening, the company is scaling down on the number of video lottery terminals (VLTs) that will be on its gaming floor.

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Inspection procedures questioned by Metro Board of Directors

31-08-2016 Hits:32 State PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

Inspection procedures questioned by Metro Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Between the train derailment at East Falls Church, the red signal overruns and the arrest of a Metro Transit Police Department officer for ties to ISIS, it can be hard to know where to begin questioning the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

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Three people indicted on human trafficing charges

17-08-2016 Hits:330 State PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

Three people indicted on human trafficing charges

LANDOVER – A grand jury on Monday indicted three people on charges related to a human trafficking enterprise that operated throughout Maryland, including various Prince George’s County hotels, and involved more than 40 victims.

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Crime

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Father of seven gunned down in Seat Pleasant

29-08-2016 Hits:145 Crime PG Editor - avatar PG Editor

Father of seven gunned down in Seat Pleasant

SEAT PLEASANT – A 37-year-old father of seven was gunned down in front of his home in on Aug. 17 and police are seeking the public’s help in finding the person who killed him.

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Upper Marlboro man shot, killed Sunday morning

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UPPER MARLBORO – A 22-year-old Upper Marlboro man was shot and killed early Sunday morning.

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Police seeking help in 7-Eleven shooting in Clinton

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Police seeking help in 7-Eleven shooting in Clinton

CLINTON – A 31-year-old 7-Eleven clerk from Upper Marlboro has become the county’s 54th homicide victim of the year after he was shot and killed during a robbery early Saturday morning in Clinton.

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Sports

WISE GUYS: Head Coach DaLawn Parrish and Co. are determined to get back to the state championship

UPPER MARLBORO – The 2015 high school football season played out a lot like a Hollywood movie for Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr.

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Brothers bring inspiring message to community in new sold-out play

Brothers bring inspiring message to community in new sold-out play

SPRINGDALE – A dynamic platform to inspire others began with a vision to create an original play called “Black Boy Blues” and steps that two local brothers took to launch a production company called Jenk Ink.

Pyramid Atlantic opens new home in Hyattsville

Pyramid Atlantic opens new home in Hyattsville

HYATTSVILLE – In a newly renovated building that pays homage to its history, donning industrial themes, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center opened in its new Prince George’s County home on Saturday.

UniverSoul Circus, local youth and the county police department join together for a special ‘Unity Matters’ event

UniverSoul Circus, local youth and the county police department join together for a special ‘Unity Matters’ event

NATIONAL HARBOR – The UniverSoul Circus was proud to partner with local youth and the Prince George’s County Police Department for a special evening at the July 21 performance at National Harbor – ‘Unity Matters – Youth and Police Working Together to Bring Unity to the Community.’

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