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    Former Prince George’s Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Disclosing Info in Narcotics Probe

    Vanessa Edwards-Hamm, a former officer with the Prince George’s County Police Department, pled guilty recently to unlawfully disclosing information about a wiretap being used on a target of a law enforcement investigation, according to...

    Teen Resident Found Dead in Charlotte, N.C.

    Two months after their 19-year-old daughter was abducted from a sandwich shop inside the gate of Norfolk Naval base, the parents of Ashanti Billie have more questions than answers. The FBI and a task force...

    Locksley Returns To Maryland and Finally is First Black Coach

    By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The first time Mike Locksley was named the University of Maryland’s head football coach he was finishing the dismal era of Randy Edsall as the temporary leader of the...

    100 Black Men Annual Community Breakfast

    The 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County’s fourth Annual Community Breakfast will be held on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Martin’s Camelot, 13905 Central Ave. The keynote speaker for...

    Bowie State University to Attend Science and Engineering Festival at Convention Center

    Robotic programming, virtual reality theme-based gaming, and chemistry in crime scene detective work are just a few of the activities students will participate in at Bowie State University’s exhibition booths at the 2nd Annual...

    Maryland State Trooper Murdered in Forestville

    Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Wesley W. Brown, 24, was gunned down while working part-time security at an Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar on the 3400 block of Donnell Drive in Forestville, Md....

    Maryland’s Onetime Mental Hospitals Cost the State Millions of Dollars Annually

    ANNAPOLIS -- Six miles outside of Annapolis lie the decaying bones of a dinosaur. They don’t belong to a prehistoric animal, but to Crownsville Hospital Center, a mostly vacant former asylum that costs the State...

    Appliance Store Helps Fill Void in Boulevard

    The void left by Circuit City at the Boulevard at Capital Centre has now been filled by hhgregg, Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust (Inland Western), the leasing company for the shopping center, announced...

    Miss USA Encourages Youth to Pursue STEAM Careers

    By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kára McCullough, a scientist turned Miss USA 2017, is encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) careers through her newest program, “Take Flight with SE4K.” Science...

    U.S. Rep. Edwards Stands Alone in Redistricting Plan

    Gov. Martin O’Malley’s state redistricting plan made it through a state senate committee vote, but triggered much handwringing over districts in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties where the minority vote would be affected. In...

    Bowie President Burnim Opens Up About Legacy as Retirement Looms

    Bowie State University President Dr. Mickey Burnim is set to retire in June 2017. He is proud of his accomplishments during his tenure, saying he left the institution in a better position than when...

    Md. Lobbyist Charged in Liquor Board Investigation

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lobbyist has been charged with bribery as part of an investigation into the Prince George's County liquor board. Federal court records show that Matthew Gorman has been accused of...
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