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Construction finally begins on long-awaited Suitland Towne Square

21-11-2017 Hits:379 Local Rachel Cain, photo courtesy Michael Yourishin - avatar Rachel Cain, photo courtesy Michael Yourishin

SUITLAND – The soft thunder of demolition echoed in the background as Monty Cooper, chair of the Board of Directors for the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) of Prince George’s County, spoke...

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UMMS meets with Bowie to talk future of county healthcare

21-11-2017 Hits:196 Local Candace Rojo Keyes - avatar Candace Rojo Keyes

BOWIE – Regional University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) healthcare centers have a new name and a new partnership with Prince George’s County, but UMMS officials insist those changes will...

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Council eases on distance restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries

21-11-2017 Hits:104 Local Rachel Cain - avatar Rachel Cain

UPPER MARLBORO – Medical marijuana dispensary owners are still facing challenges when it comes to finding somewhere to conduct business after the Prince George’s County Council passed a bill outlining...

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State News

WSSC decides on preferred rate structures

15-11-2017 Hits:166 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:661 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:1209 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

Person found dead in District Heights

22-11-2017 Hits:49 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

DISTRICT HEIGHTS – Homicide detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department are investigating the county’s 75th homicide of the year after a man was found dead in District Heights.

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County officer arrested in D.C.

21-11-2017 Hits:109 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

LANDOVER – A probationer police officer with 11 months of service with the Prince George’s County Police Department has been suspended after he was arrested by Metropolitan police for a...

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Two die in house fire in Temple Hills

21-11-2017 Hits:190 Crime Jim Davis - avatar Jim Davis

TEMPLE HILLS – A woman in her 80s and her son in his 60s died after a fire erupted on Nov. 15 in their Temple Hills home.

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Sports

Area fighters go 3-1 last week

22-11-2017 Hits:72 Sports Ron Harris - avatar Ron Harris

Recently, DMV fighters have been on the losing end of fights. Waldorf’s Mike Reed and Forestville’s Alantez Fox suffered their first losses a few weeks ago. However, last week saw area fighters...

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Redskins' epic collapse may be the final nail in the coffin for 2017

20-11-2017 Hits:58 Sports Daniel Kucin Jr. - avatar Daniel Kucin Jr.

LANHAM – Trailing by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continually marched his team down the field and was able to...

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VIDEO: Wise shows Roosevelt it is not your average champion

20-11-2017 Hits:684 Sports Jose Umana, photo and video by Jose Umana and Daniel Kucin Jr. - avatar Jose Umana, photo and video by Jose Umana and Daniel Kucin Jr.

UPPER MARLBORO – After defeating Eleanor Roosevelt in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 4A South Regional Championship last season, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. Head Coach DaLawn Parrish...

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Entertainment

Students bring history alive, wow crowd at historic Warner Theatre

12-07-2017 Hits:1570 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:1514 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:3374 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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