Prince George’s County News

  • Agency Aims Aid at Low Income

    With an average household income of $73,000, Prince Georges County, Maryland holds $20,000 more in median household income than the national state average. However, more than 30,000 families still rely on social services for sustainability, according to the county’s office of economic ...

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  • Man Pleads Guilty to 1982 Homicide

    A man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing a woman who vanished in 1982. The State’s Attorney Office for Prince George’s County said in a news release March 28 that 71-year-old John Ernest Walsh pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He had ...

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  • Iota Gamma Chapter 85th Anniversary Brunch

    Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Gamma Chapter will hold 85th Anniversary Brunch on April 2 at the Metropoints Hotel, 8500 Annapolis Road at noon. The Sorority will honor seven at the event called “The Power of She” Awards celebrating women that serve as agents of change and that are leading in their ...

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  • Two New Homicides Plague Prince George’s County

    Prince George’s County, Md., saw two more homicides March 23 and 24, continuing what seems to be a flare-up in crime this month, notably in homicides. At about 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday patrol officers responded to a call on the 5000 block of Hil Mar Drive in Forestville. Investigation revealed a ...

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  • Visionary Transforms Failing Bakery into Market Sensation

    With unique desserts like the red velvet sweet potato cake, the sweet potato brownie and the simple, yet famous sweet potato cupcake, it’s no wonder that in one year, April N. Richardson, winner of Maryland’s 2016 Top 100 Women Award, was able to transform a failing company into a regional ...

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  • Edwards, Van Hollen Clash on Issues

    Maryland U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards (D) and Chris Van Hollen (D) recently clashed in the District on issues largely relating to individual style rather than substance. U.S. Senate hopeful Edwards and Van Hollen, guests of WAMU’s “The Kojo Nmandi Show” on March 18, spoke about ...

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  • Police Officer and Husband Face Payroll Theft Charges

    Authorities say a Prince George’s County police officer and her husband, who is a former county police officer, have been indicted on theft charges in a payroll scheme that lasted more than two years. State prosecutors announced March 22 that Jennifer Simms and Harold J. Simms III were charged ...

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  • Family, Friends Mourn Death of Domestic Violence Victim

    Family and friends gathered March 17 to mourn the death of another domestic violence victim in Prince George’s County. The funeral service for Jalisha Raynell Walls-Harris took place at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland. She was fatally shot March 7 in Cheverly. She was 25 years ...

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  • Funeral Arrangements for Officer Jacai Colson

    The Prince George’s County Police Department recently posted funeral service arrangements for fallen Officer Jacai Colson on its website. A viewing for Colson is scheduled for 2 – 9 p.m. March 24 at Borgwardt Funeral Home, 4400 Powder Mill Road in Beltsville, Maryland. A second viewing ...

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  • Md.’s Prince George’s County Prepares for School Testing

    Parents of Prince George’s County Public School students and their children are preparing for next month’s ‘Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers’ (PARCC) testing, which will measure student achievement levels at the county’s schools. The county has hosted two evening ...

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