Saturday, May 18, 2013
Those headlines and more in Prince George's County's top news for the week of May 13.
Man Accused of Shooting Wife, Stepdaughter to Death in West Laurel; Son Flees to Safety The suspect, 59-year-old Ronnie Lee Rainey, was taken into custody after briefly barricading himself in his home. Naked Shooting Suspect on PCP Climbs Fire Truck in Calverton (Graphic Video) Authorities in Prince George's County confronted the Silver Spring man Wednesday in a Calverton parking lot. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Police: Bowie Man Flees Officers, Crashes Stolen Car, Ditches Drugs, Turns Up at Walmart Trevin Drew Coleman, 18, is facing numerous charges after he allegedly crashed a …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The top news stories from around Prince George's County the week of May 5, 2013.
Investigators Seek Clues in South Laurel Killings; $25,000 Reward Offered A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the twin killings of Tina Lynn Towler and James Vell Ferguson, the South Laurel couple found slain in their apartment last Thursday. Dalai Lama Charms and Counsels Crowd at University of Maryland His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a packed house Tuesday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center, touching on everything from shared religious values to eschewing violence to his desire for global demilitarization. Could Prince George's Allow Liquor Sales on Sunday? The Prince George's delegation is launching a work group this summer to determine how the liquor sales would be …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The top stories from around county for the week of April 28, 2013.
Arts Council President, Treasurer Resign After Funds Discovered Missing The Town of Riverdale Park gives annual donations of public money to the organization. Couple's Slaying Rocks South Laurel; Disabled Daughter Found Unharmed The bodies of a man and woman in their 40s were discovered Thursday at their apartment on Muirkirk Road. Community Rallies Around Hyattsville Family After Tragedy Strikes After Dustin Franco suffered a brain injury, neighbors, friends and family came together in a show of support. Jayson Blair, Former UMD Student, Reflects on Resignation From NY Times May 1, 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of Blair's resignation from the paper of record. Today, he works as a life coach. Arguments Postponed in Cafritz Property …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Check out the top stories in Prince George's County the week of April 22, 2013.
Baker Highlights Work to Reform Prince George's Reputation, Education Prince George's County Executive highlights accomplishments in State of County Speech Hyattsville Council Candidate Debate Theme: Moving Past Discord Questions, answers at Hyattsville candidate forum focus on building a more cohesive, collegial city council. Hyattsville Council Votes Down Tax Measure A vote to set Hyattsville's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year failed last night before the Hyattsville City Council. The failure to set the tax rate came as some members of the city council said that they needed more information about the next year's budget before they could vote on the tax rate. Police: Bowie Woman Stabs Boyfriend With Fork The assault occurred…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The top news from around Prince George's County.
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Saturday, April 20
Last Day of School for PGCPS Changes Yet Again County schools received feedback on their earlier announcement of pushing back the last day of school. Man Found Guilty in 2006 Slaying of Bowie Woman The victim and her killer were involved in a dispute over child support at the time of the murder. Injured Boston Marathon Spectator Grew up in Bowie Erika Brannock, 29, had her leg amputated after being injured in the bombing, the Baltimore Sun reports. Cafritz Back Before the Planning Board in May Developers have submitted both a preliminary site plan and a detailed site plan for review by the Prince George's County Planning Board.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The top news from around Prince George's County the week of April 8, 2013.
Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement Obama will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. Bowie's Fourth of July Celebration Changes Venues After more than 30 years at Allen Pond Park, this year's city Independence Day festivities will take place at Prince George's Stadium. Maryland Congressional Delegation Backs FBI in Prince George’s County The lawmakers issued letters to two federal agencies in a joint show of support. School Bus 'Stop Arm' Cameras Could Come Soon to Prince George's Automated cameras could snap pics of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. Pr. George's Politicos React to…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Patch brings you weird news headlines from around the state of Maryland.
Lanham Woman Attempts Robbery, Bites Good Samaritans A Lanham woman is facing robbery and assault charges after attempting to steal a purse from an 80-year-old woman and then biting the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan, who foiled the robbery. Blog Post: Mike Miller Wouldn't Mind A Toke Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wouldn't mind a toke right about now. Cicadas Return: 17-year Cicadas to Overtake East Coast by the Millions this Spring In May, cicadas in Maryland and along the Eastern seaboard will wake from their 17-year sleep. Jail for 76-Year-Old Ellicott City Man for Embezzlement, Tax Evasion A 76-year-old Ellicott City man was sentenced to more than a year in prison for tax evasion and embezzling more than $415,…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A number of stories made headlines this week in Prince George's County, here are a few.
Tia's Makes Way for Medical Office Building The old building will be razed and new structure will be built in its place. Lanham Woman Attempts Robbery, Bites Good Samaritans A Lanham woman is facing robbery and assault charges after attempting to steal a purse from an 80-year-old woman and then biting the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan, who foiled the robbery. Cancer Takes Jane Henson, Wife of Jim Henson Couple met at University of Maryland, built puppetry empire out of felt and ping-pong balls. Are Noise Complaints Against West Hyattsville Restaurant Exaggerated? The overwhelming majority of noise complaints against Mi Patio are "unfounded" according to police logs. Breaking & Entering Reported in University Park The suspects took …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The top stories from around Prince George's County this week.
Can We Get a Trader Joe’s in Bowie? The city has been working to bring the grocery chain to Bowie for several years, with little success. Bowie Woman Gets Jail Time for Nonprofit Theft Penny Parker Green, 34, stole more than $166,000 from The ARC of Prince George's County while she was employed by the organization. ACP Rejects Cafritz CSX Bridge Proposal The developers, who are hoping to put the county's first Whole Foods on the property, are seeking an alternative bridge proposal across property owned by the University of Maryland. Riverdale Park Pursues Eminent Domain of Jey's Auto The move comes after the property owner refused the town's fair market offer to purchase the property outright. Laurel Man Fatally Shot in Northwest DC A 24-…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A look at the top stories from the week of March 4, 2013 in Prince George's County, MD.
There were a lot of big stories around Prince George's County this week, even if the snowquester (or lack thereof) took up many of the headlines. Here are the biggest stories: Man Arrested for Trying to Use Car as Weapon The Lanham man reportedly tried to slam his car into his wife's car on Greenbelt Road while she was fleeing from him. D.C. Man Arrested in 'Gang-Related' College Park Shooting Authorities say a Washington, D.C. man was arrested last week and charged with fatally shooting 20-year-old David Esequel Avelar in College Park. Historic Chillum Giant to Close in April One of the area's oldest supermarkets will be shutting down after nearly six decades in business. Riverdale Park Town Center Readies for Tenants This step is the …