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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
President Barack Obama will visit Prince George's County as early as next week to expand on the economic themes he is expected to raise in Tuesday's State of the Union, the White House said Saturday. The administration announced the trip -- along with visits to Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Nashville -- in an e-mail sent to supporters. The president frequently travels across the country to provide additional details on ideas sounded in the annual address. Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Five people, including two children, were killed Friday night in a two-car crash in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County Police said. Police said that at 9:30 p.m., a Mercedes Benz carrying three people rear-ended an Acura had stopped at a traffic light at Livingston Road and Livingston Terrace. One passenger in the Mercedes and four of the five passengers of the Acura died in the accident. "In my nearly 40 years of PGFD service, the Oxon Hill crash that claimed 5 lives last night ranks as one of the worst," Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said on Twitter Saturday.
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By Michael Dresser | June 3, 2014
A leading Maryland environmental group has taken the unusual step of publicly committing $40,000 to the defeat of a Prince George's County senator it sees as being too pale a shade of green. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters announced it would spend that money to oust Sen. C. Anthony Muse, a Democrat, in the June 24 primary. The league has endorsed Del. Veronica Turner, who is challenging Muse for the party nomination. The organization pointed to Turner's lifetime score of 92 percent on its legislative ratings, compared with Muse's 65 percent -- low for a Democrat from Prince George's.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
For the first time in decades, the job of Anne Arundel County's top prosecutor is up for grabs, as two hard-charging lawyers vie to become the elected replacement for longtime State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee. Democrat Anne Colt Leitess was appointed as state's attorney last summer when Weathersbee retired after 25 years in office. Leitess is being challenged by Republican Wes Adams, a homicide prosecutor who works in Prince George's County. Both are career prosecutors and self-described "trial dogs" who relish a courtroom fight.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | March 6, 2014
Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Contee Road in Laurel on Wednesday, according to the department's blog.  The victim is identified as Maurice Michael Barnes, 32, of the 13100 block of Larchdale Road in Laurel, police said. According to police, patrol officers were called to the 8600 block of Contee Road to a report of a car accident around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.  Police said both of the drivers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and  Barnes later died of his injuries.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Five people, including two children, were killed Friday night in a two-car crash in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County Police said. Police said that at 9:30 p.m., a Mercedes Benz carrying three people rear-ended an Acura had stopped at a traffic light at Livingston Road and Livingston Terrace. One passenger in the Mercedes and four of the five passengers of the Acura died in the accident. "In my nearly 40 years of PGFD service, the Oxon Hill crash that claimed 5 lives last night ranks as one of the worst," Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said on Twitter Saturday.
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March 27, 2013
With its financial woes, low test scores, frequent leadership turnover and underperforming schools, Prince George's County's school system is failing its approximately 125,000 students, and its elected school board appears highly dysfunctional. Under these dire circumstances, it's not surprising that County Executive Rushern L. Baker III wants to intervene. But what Mr. Baker seeks - direct control over the district's day-to-day operations and authority over its next superintendent - would be unprecedented in Maryland.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A Prince George's County man was arrested in Virginia Saturday and charged in the deaths of two women in Maryland, police said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to a house in the 5500 block of Chloe Drive in Oxon Hill and found two women dead inside, Prince George's County police said. Detectives said the victims - who were not identified - likely knew their killer and quickly issued an arrest warrant for Malcolm Paul Thomas of Oxon Hill. Thomas, 54, was later found in Wakefield, Va., and was charged with two counts of first degree murder.
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August 15, 2013
The Prince George's County Supplier Development and Diversity Division announced a new online application process for certification with the county as a local, small, minority and/or disadvantaged business. This new technology helps to streamline the certification process and make it more efficient. Upon receipt of the application, the county-based certification process can take up to 90 days. A company that wants to be certified as a Prince George's County-based firm should go to princegeorgescountymd.gov/sddd to apply.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
President Barack Obama will announce today that Bladensburg High School and two other schools in Prince George's County have won a $7 million federal grant to expand a program that helps students prepare for jobs in the region. The schools are among 24 winners of a national competition to recognize programs that focus on work skills and connecting students with employers in the region. Obama -- who will announce the grants in Prince George's County today -- will set aside $107 million for the program in all. Bladensburg High School offers programs in health and bioscience, for instance.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Montgomery County officials said Tuesday they will no longer honor federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release date unless U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can demonstrate the person is likely to have committed a crime. The decision means three of Maryland's four largest jurisdictions -- Montgomery and Prince George's counties along with Baltimore city -- have changed long-standing policies this year that treated the federal immigration detainers the same as criminal warrants.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Prince George's County will become the state's second jurisdiction to stop honoring federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release unless agents can demonstrate it is likely that they have committed a crime, county officials said Thursday. County officials have issued the policy in response to a recent letter from the office of the Maryland attorney general, who opined that holding immigrants on "detainers" requested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without probable cause to believe they are criminals could violate the Fourth Amendment.
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By Justin George and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was charged with second-degree assault and has been suspended from his job after Baltimore police said he threatened to shoot someone during an argument outside a Canton bar on Saturday. Prince George's County Police said patrol officer Michael O'Connell, a three-year veteran, has been suspended with pay. Baltimore police got a missing-person call at 2:44 a.m. to a bar in the 2900 block of O'Donnell St., according to the arrest report.
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By Colin Campbell and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
A 24-year-old woman was charged with killing her two children, ages 1 and 3, in Cheverly on Sunday, Prince George's County police said. Police said Sonya Spoon, of the 6200 block of Forrest Rd., admitted to suffocating the children, Ayden and Kayla. Officers were called to the home at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, and the children were rushed to the hospital, where they died. Their deaths were ruled homicides, and Spoon was arrested and charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree murder.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opens the 55th season for Prince George's Little Theatre, and the production at Bowie Playhouse qualifies as the troupe's strongest start in recent memory. This is inspired theater by every measure, starting with the choice of the largely autobiographical 1968 work by Simon, which traces his adolescent years, to begin what became known as his Eugene Trilogy. Perhaps because of frequent stagings of "The Odd Couple" and other favorites at regional theaters, Simon is sometimes dismissed as a master of the one-liner but lacking in substance.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 22, 2014
Two Maryland football players -  junior wide receiver Levern Jacobs and senior inside linebacker Alex Twine -  were charged Thursday with second-degree assault, according to Maryland court records. Twine was arrested and is scheduled to appear in Prince George's County District Court in Hyattsville on Oct. 3. Jacobs was issued a summons. The charges stem from a July 19 incident. Jacobs is Maryland's No. 3 wide receiver and had 47 catches for 640 yards and three touchdowns last season.
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October 1, 2013
Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Prince George's County Bauer Lane, 15500 block, Sept. 22. Theft from auto. Baltimore Avenue, 14200 block, Sept. 20. Theft. Maple Terrace, 5900 block, Sept. 20. Stolen vehicle. Avebury Drive, 13500 block, Sept. 20. Theft from auto. Baltimore Avenue, 13400 block, Sept. 20. Theft from auto. Sweitzer Lane, 14800 block, Sept. 20. Theft from auto. Cypress Street, 8300 block, Sept. 19. Robbery.
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August 17, 2014
A 38-year-old Landover man fatally shot and stabbed his 3-year-old daughter before being killed exchanging gunfire with five Prince George's County police officers and a state trooper on Saturday, officials said. Frederick Roy Miller, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive, had shot both of the infant's caretakers — her maternal grandfather and great-grandmother — just before 1 p.m. in the 4200 block of Farmer Place when he took off in a car with the infant, police said. The two were in grave condition at a local hospital, police said.
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By Michael Dresser | August 5, 2014
Add Gov. Martin O'Malley's name to the list of prominent Democrats who want Washington's National Football League team to change its name. O'Malley's statement came in response to a question from Jorge Ramos on the Fusion satellite and cable channel Monday. Ramos asked whether the team should drop the name Redskins because many consider it an ethnic slur. O'Malley, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, couched his opposition in gentle terms. "We hope that in every generation we become more understanding of one another, more inclusive as a people, and more respectful of the dignity of every individual and every culture, so I think it probably is time for the Redskins to change their name," he said.
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