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    Suitland Man sentenced to 50 Years for Toddler Murder

    On May 22, 2013, two-year-old Jamir Shipe was under the care of Clifton Bernard, 28, while Shipe’s mother was at work.  During this time Bernard was in a romantic relationship with Jamir’s mother. While Bernard...

    Flowers HS Principal Remains on Leave During Investigation

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Charles H. Flowers High School Principal Gorman Brown remains on administrative leave as Prince George’s County Police Continue their investigation into an incident that was caught on cellphone video involving...

    Bowie State University Student Awarded National Scholarship

    A Bowie State University undergraduate with dreams of becoming an immigration lawyer will travel to her childhood home of Nigeria in the fall to study the Yoruba language, as a recipient of the institution’s...

    Former Prince George’s Exec Jack Johnson Sentenced to 7 years

    An apologetic former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. “I want to apologize to you for being here and giving up...

    Prince George’s Police Plan Holiday DUI Checkpoint

    PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County will be on the lookout this holiday weekend for drunken drivers. The police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Friday from 9 p.m. to...

    Alsobrooks Aims to Increase Second-Degree Murder Penalty

    Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks is pushing for state Senate Bill 177. This legislation would increase the maximum sentence for those convicted of second-degree murder. The bill is currently undergoing hearings in...

    Award-Winning Bowie State Professor Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard

    A Bowie State University professor will develop a massive open online course (MOOC) to teach people how to effectively report the news using mobile devices, as one of five 2014 Visiting Fellows from Harvard...

    County Exec Baker Schmoozes for Prince George’s at CBC

    Prince George’s County was in the house for the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference last week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District. While revelers from Michigan celebrated at the Arena...

    Bowie Police Department Seeking New Chief

    The City of Bowie is searching for a new police chief after Kathy Perez, the city’s first and only chief, resigned to take a position as assistant chief of the Federal Reserve Board Police...

    St. Anselm’s Abbey School Dominates Sandy Springs Friends HS

    By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO St. Anselm's Abbey School’s baseball team notched an 11-1 victory over Sandy Springs Friends High School located in Sandy Springs, Maryland April 5. Panthers juniors Carlo Pizzano and...

    Child Porn Scandal Rocks Parents

    About 700 parents, guardians, and students packed the Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, Maryland Feb. 11 seeking answers about the arrest of a school aide for child pornography and sexual abuse allegations. According...

    Bowie State University Opens Business Incubation Center

    The nonprofit Business Innovation Center opened at Bowie State University in October, initially hosting four resident businesses. More than five years in the making, the center will serve as an incubator for fledgling businesses, providing...
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