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Pr. George's Headlines: NC Police Investigates DeMatha Prostitute Fling, Children Playing Near Greenbelt Gunfight

Police work to curb prostitution in College Park hotels; former Olympian in jail; depth of county foreclosure crisis; September 11 remembrance; $250,000 renovation in decades old park; and support for Sacred Hearts expansion.

 

A lot happened around Prince George's County this week and here are the stories you and your neighbors were reading:

N. Carolina Police Investigating DeMatha Prostitute Fling

Police in Morrisville, NC are investigating following a season-opening road game victory over Durham-based Hillside High School last weekend.

Greenbelt Gunfight Breaks Out Beside Children Playing Soccer

Basketball hoops near Mandan Field in Greenbelt, MD, are gone and police have tightened security after a gunfight broke out by a basketball court near children at play last week. The local Boys and Girls Club was slated to use the soccer field, and police confirmed Friday that children were using the field on Aug. 28, when the shooting unleashed a stray bullet that hit a teenage girl who was walking home.

On the heels of a recent sting operation that netted over 30 arrests, Prince George's County Police and city officials are taking steps to reduce the incidence of prostitution in College Park.

Report: W. Laurel Skating Coach Facing Inappropriate Conduct Charges 

A former Olympian who worked at a Laurel skating rink is sitting in a Howard County jail after being arrested for allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student.

Data from the second quarter of 2012 spell out the depth of the housing crisis across much of Prince George's County, with more than 4 percent of homes in some zip codes receiving foreclosure notices between April and June of this year.

Prince George’s Community College Remember September 11th with Day of Service

Day-long event filled with seminars, discussions and hands-on activities is in support of President Obama’s “Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge”

By a 3-0 vote, the Riverdale Park town council approved a letter of support this week for a proposed addition and modifications to the Little Workers of Sacred Hearts Nursery.

The city of Bowie will breathe new life into Opportunity Park this month with a $250,000 renovation of the decades old Allen Pond Park play area. The playground will be torn down sometime this month and replaced with a new, updated structure, according to city staff. 

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