Prince George’s County News

  • Prince George’s County Woman Arrested for Arson

    Officials say a woman who was photographed lying on the ground with her dog guarding her after fleeing a house fire has been charged with setting an earlier fire in the same house. Prince George’s County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady said in a news release Monday that 34-year-old April Newell ...

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  • Murder Suspect Still on the Run in Temple Hills

    Police are searching for Walker Davis, 26, an alleged accomplice to David Neal, 27, from Oxon Hill, in a homicide and attempted robbery on Sept. 17, according to the Prince George’s Police Department. Karria Suggs, 26, was shot and killed in what police say was an attempted robbery. She was ...

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  • Schools Chief Seeks $2 Billion to Improve System

    Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO is seeking a dramatic increase in funding for the 2016-2017 school year — an increase of about $182 million that would bring the budget to $2 billion. The request calls for an additional $128 million from county taxpayers, in part to make up a $6.4 ...

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  • New Mount Rainer Restaurant Brings Growth to Community

    Chef Lenny Robinson’s Bird Kitchen & Cocktails, a long-awaited, Southern-style restaurant, located in Mount Rainier, Maryland has finally opened for business. The restaurant, which has a rotating menu, specializes in Southern comfort food with a modern twist, including chicken liver mousse, ...

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  • Rep. Edwards Backs Black Lives Matter

    U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md., running in 2016 for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), was the primary speaker for the, “Democratic Gain: Black Lives Matter” program. The event was held Dec. 3 at the headquarters of the National Education ...

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  • Kevin Durant’s New Shoe Name Draws County Ire

    Oklahoma City Thunder mega-basketball star Kevin Durant is marketing a shoe that has some residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland uneasy because of its name. Durant’s sneakers, “KD8 ‘P.G. County'” is manufactured by Niké and was released for sale nationwide ...

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  • Cheverly, Md. Artist Captures Childhood Fun in Paintings

    Jordan Shacklefold, a Prince George’s County artist, explores life as a child in his recent collection of paintings of local parks in Cheverly, Maryland. The exhibit, titled “To Be Young” shows the small Maryland town of about 5,699 through youthful eyes. Shackelford’s collection is currently ...

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  • Murders Up, Crimes Down

    As of Dec. 1, Prince George’s County, Maryland  officials reported that this year’s overall crime rate—reduced by 17.4 percent compared to 9 percent the year before. Even though the overall crime rate is down, the homicide rate increased to 53.3 percent. There were 69 homicides as of Dec. 1, ...

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  • Christmas Celebration 2015

    Evangel Multi-Media & Arts Center, 13901 Central Ave, will host its, “Christmas Celebration 2015″ from Dec. 5 –Dec. 20. The extravaganza will include gospel music’s  recording artists Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, Avery Sunshine, ...

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