Prince George’s County News

  • Annual Youth Conference at Bowie State Sept 25.

    On Sept. 25, approximately 300 students, age 12 – 18, from across the region will converge at the Center for Learning and Technology at Bowie State University for the 12th Annual Youth Leadership Conference. The event is hosted by the Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi ...

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  • No Gains in Prince George’s Bus Driver Strike

    As a bus driver strike enters its second week in Prince George’s County, several hotly contested issues argued by Veolia Transportation and the drivers it employs remain unresolved. The company, which provides 40 percent of the bus service countywide, said several new rules and an on-bus ...

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  • PG Teacher Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Tiffany Doster, a fifth-grade teacher at Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, has been named one of seven finalists for the 2010-2011 Maryland Teacher of the Year award. “We are extremely proud of Ms. Doster for being named a finalist for the most prestigious award for ...

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  • Northwest D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

    It’s not too often that people get to celebrate their 100th birthday, let alone share it with a loving host of family and friends. But that the case Labor Day weekend, when Kellen Cook was lauded by a crowd of 320 well-wishers during a lavish outpouring at Martin’s Crosswinds in ...

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  • Foreclosure Crisis: Protect Yourself

    As Prince George’s County continues to lead Maryland in foreclosures, local, state and national legislators still have a cauldron of hurdles to overcome before the problem improves. But the burden does not rest solely with policymakers. Homeowners must also be proactive in protecting ...

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  • Six Flags Grooming Policies to Face Opposition

    In the wake of a spring controversy over Six Flags refusing two women employment because of their hair , a group known as Friends for Hair Freedom have started an online petition and are planning a boycott of the amusement park. “We’re just advocating for individuals who’ve ...

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  • Equestrian Camp Exposes Kids to Farm Living

    Over four years ago, the Rev. Robert E. Slade and some members of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Georgetown brainstormed about ways to make a contribution to the lives of young people. They decided to invite youth down to Slade’s farm in Upper Marlboro for a little country living. ...

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  • Foreclosure Fallout: Dumping Mortgages

    Over the course of the foreclosure crisis in Prince George's County, the dumping of mortgages became a viable choice for some struggling homeowners. While many people fought through the process to save their homes and loss, some simply walked away from the mortgage and the property. ...

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  • Accomplice in Trooper Brown Murder Indicted

    Prince George’s County States Attorney Glenn Ivey announced that Anthony A. Milton II, one of the suspects in the murder of Maryland State Trooper First Class Wesley Brown, was indicted by a grand jury on five counts for his alleged involvement in the shooting. Milton, 28, of Seat ...

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