Prince George’s County News

  • Youth Art Contest

    The National Crimes Victims’ Rights Coalition of Prince George’s County is encouraging youth to submit their original artwork that showcases the plight of persons affected by violence and crime. Artists should depict how they define a survivor in their pieces. The contest is open to all Prince ...

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  • Md. Teen Charged with Shooting Friends after Argument

    Prince George’s County Police have charged a 16-year old boy with attempted murder after they say he shot two fellow classmates following an argument. Police say the teen was playing video games at his Clinton home with two friends, ages 16 and 17, on Sunday when they got into a fight. That’s ...

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  • Md. Graduation Rate Hits Record High

    The Maryland State Department of Education says newly released data shows that more Maryland high school students are graduating than ever before. The state says the dropout rate in the state has declined, while the graduation rate climbed to over 86 percent in 2014, four percentage points up ...

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  • Water Restored After Sinkhole Swallows Car in Bladensburg

    Water has been restored to a suburban Washington neighborhood where a water main break caused a sinkhole that swallowed a car. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said Jan. 27 that water was restored at about 1 p.m. to 77 customers in Bladensburg in Prince George’s County, where a ...

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  • Workshop Held To Decrease African-American Incarceration

    The Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform (MAJR) hosted a training to discuss ending the mass incarceration of Black people, in Largo on Jan. 10. MAJR is a bi-partisan, statewide alliance seeking legislative changes to bring Maryland into the 21st century with corrections policies that are ...

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  • Jaydan Stancil, 9, Recovers After Being Shot in Head

    The recovery of nine-year-old Jaydan Stancil is remarkable. “I feel all right,” he told the AFRO. Jaydan was shot and saved by three policemen with only minutes to live. He was released from the hospital on Dec. 30. “He is truly a miracle,” said his mother, Monique Nichols. The front of his ...

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  • Prince George’s County Ends Year With Drop in Crime

    Even though a series of murders happened over Prince George’s County’s roll into the new year, crime in the county for 2014 was overall lower than the year before, according to a media spokesperson from the police department. “We finished 2014 with dramatic drops in crime,” Lt. William ...

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