Prince George’s County News

  • Baker Introduces Jobs and Economic Development Plan

    Former Del. Rushern Baker, candidate for Prince George’s county executive, is using the momentum of new labor union endorsements to lay out his new jobs and economic development plan. Over the past few weeks, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), International Association of ...

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  • Justice Served in 2009 Double Murder

    On May 26, a Landover man was convicted for his role in a brutal double murder which took place exactly one year ago. Lawrence Thomas Covington Jr., 35, was convicted of first-degree murder and six other related offenses. This was a retrial of the case. In December, after a two-day ...

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  • Law Signed to Curb Violence at County Nightclubs

    On May 21, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill that would require all nightclubs in Prince George’s County to provide security plans before being issued any entertainment permits. House Bill 558 was sponsored by Del. Michael Vaughn, D-Dist.24, and Melony Ghee Griffith, ...

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  • Haitian Native Perseveres through Tragedy

    During the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in January, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) student Jemima Pierre-Jacques was powerless to help any family or friends affected by the disaster in her homeland. The death of her father and over eight other family members ...

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  • Ehrlich to Halt Purple Line Project if Re-Elected

    Robert Ehrlich (R), former governor of Maryland, recently made comments that have ruffled the feathers of many officials in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Ehrlich, who announced a bid for the state’s top office last August, opposes the Purple Line light rail project that ...

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  • Six Flags Stages a ‘Lock Out’

    Six Flags America may be facing a lawsuit over what two women say are discriminatory hiring policies. Janet Bello and Jackie Sherrill are crying foul because theme park representatives allegedly said they could only work there if they changed their dreadlocked hairstyle. Bello said she went to ...

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