Saturday, May 25, 2013
Top stories from around Prince George's County the week of May 20, 2013.
Here are the most-read news stories from around Prince George's County this week: University Park Council Disapproves Cafritz Detailed Site Plan The council also looks to postpone Thursday's county planning board hearing on the plan. $280M Pledged for Purple Line Construction, Private Dollars Still Needed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said government funding probably won't cover the more than $2 billion price tag. Realtor: Maryland Homes Selling at 'Rapid Pace' According to Long and Foster, the market is seeing 'positive trends.' Landover-based Businesses Face $60,000 in OSHA Fines The fines come after three employees were hospitalized with burns. Prince George's Woos Retailers at Vegas Convention For the first time, the county hosted its own …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Those headlines and more in Prince George's County's top news for the week of May 13.
Man Accused of Shooting Wife, Stepdaughter to Death in West Laurel; Son Flees to Safety The suspect, 59-year-old Ronnie Lee Rainey, was taken into custody after briefly barricading himself in his home. Naked Shooting Suspect on PCP Climbs Fire Truck in Calverton (Graphic Video) Authorities in Prince George's County confronted the Silver Spring man Wednesday in a Calverton parking lot. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Police: Bowie Man Flees Officers, Crashes Stolen Car, Ditches Drugs, Turns Up at Walmart Trevin Drew Coleman, 18, is facing numerous charges after he allegedly crashed a …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Many cyclists joined a convoy running from Greenbelt to DC.
Dozens of Prince George's County residents took two wheels to work Friday as part of Bike to Work Day, according to blogger Jeff Lemieux. Lemieux, who headed up a convoy of bikers from Greenbelt to DC, reported that 80 people visited a pit stop along the route and 30 bikers completed the ride. Attached is a video Lemieux submitted to Patch.
The tryouts will be held in Riverdale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.
Experienced teen baseball players can try out for the Prince George’s County Baseball Alliance's summer league. The alliance will be holding tryouts this weekend starting Friday evening at 6 p.m. at at Riverdale Park Field #1 (5400 Haig Drive, Riverdale, MD, 20737) Teens should be ages 13 to 18, experienced and looking for more opportunities to play and hone their skills. No cost is associated with the tryouts and reservations are not needed. If there is inclement weather call 301-927-0822 for information. For additional information about the Summer Travel Baseball League Tryouts, contact Byron Thompson at 301-446-6800; Byron.Thompson@pgparks.com or contact Sean O’Connor at email@example.com. Sign up for classes and activities at…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Three companies submitted their bids Friday.
The Prince George's County commission tasked to determine which location would be best for a new casino will have to weigh three options after three companies placed bids for three different locations. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III recently told a Washington Business Journal reporter that he preferred MGM's plan at The National Harbor located in Oxon Hill on the Potomac. However, two other bidders—Greenwood Racing, Inc. and Penn National—have also pitched two other locations. Penn National would want their casino as the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, while Greenwood Racing, Inc. picked an abandoned lot in Fort Washington. So what do you think? Take our poll below and tell us in the comments why you prefer one location over …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Since 2011, 25 people in the two counties have died in pedestrian accidents. Here is more information on when and where each of these accidents occurred.
Here is a map of the speed camera locations found throughout Prince George's County.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The applicants are vying for four open seats on Prince George's County Board of Education, county officials told The Washington Post.
Interest in being on the Prince George's County Board of Education has peaked since County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's legislation passed to expand the school board and appoint the chief of the school district. According to The Washington Post, about 160 people applied for the four open positions on the school board. Baker's education liaison, Christian Rhodes, told the Post that applicants vary from active parents, CEOs, university professors and civic leaders. Read more about the school board applicants on The Washington Post.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Penn National Gaming and Greenwood Racing will compete against MGM Resorts to operate Maryland's sixth casino.
Three companies have submitted bids to operate Maryland's sixth casino slated to be in Prince George's County, according to reports. After spending nearly $40 million in ads supporting a sixth casino in Maryland, it was not a surprise that MGM Reports proposed an $800 million project at National Harbor Thursday, The Washington Post reported Friday. Penn National Gaming proposed a $700 million Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, the Post reported, after spending almost $40 million in an anti-casino ad campaign run by a special interest group. The third bid came as a surprise, from the owner of Greenwood Racing, which owns a Pennsylvania casino formerly called Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino. That company…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The top news stories from around Prince George's County the week of May 5, 2013.
Investigators Seek Clues in South Laurel Killings; $25,000 Reward Offered A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the twin killings of Tina Lynn Towler and James Vell Ferguson, the South Laurel couple found slain in their apartment last Thursday. Dalai Lama Charms and Counsels Crowd at University of Maryland His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a packed house Tuesday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center, touching on everything from shared religious values to eschewing violence to his desire for global demilitarization. Could Prince George's Allow Liquor Sales on Sunday? The Prince George's delegation is launching a work group this summer to determine how the liquor sales would be …