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‘Gift Cards for Guns’ nets the PGPD 160 guns

PGPDUPPER MARLBORO – R. Sean Benoit, medical director of trauma services at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital, is no stranger to operating on gunshot wound victims.

Over the past three years, the hospital staff has treated more than 700 of these patients, more than half of whom came from Prince George’s County. Some of his patients have been as young as 14 months old.

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Prince George’s County firefighters to be honored at NASCAR Hall of Fame

Ware courtesy of Mark BradyWells courtesy of Mark BradyUPPER MARLBORO – Prince George’s Assistant Fire Chief Darren Ware and retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells will be featured in the “Everyday Champions” exhibit in the Whelen Hall of Champions at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Construction finally begins on long-awaited Suitland Towne Square

SuitlandTownegroundbreakingSUITLAND – 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 at the groundbreaking for the Towne Square at Suitland Federal Center.

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UMMS meets with Bowie to talk future of county healthcare

PGregionalmedicalcenterBOWIE – 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 only lead to positives in the region.

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Council eases on distance restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries

CountyCouncil2017UPPER 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 restrictions where they could operate last year.

A new council bill may provide a solution.

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Class Notes: Education headlines and topics from October

PGCPS LOGO 2017 COLORSEABROOK — Education never stops in Prince George’s County and sometimes it is hard to keep up with it all. Here are some education-related headlines that did not make the paper over the past month.

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Investigation finds PGCPS not adhering to policies, graduated ineligible students

WiseGrad 09UPPER 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 graduated students who did not meet graduation requirements and that schools are not following PGCPS policies.

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