prince georges county

October 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Prince George’s Delegate Faces Federal Wire Fraud Charges

A former Maryland state delegate who was a member of the influential House Appropriations Committee has been charged with federal wire fraud by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tawanna P. Gaines, 67, of Berwyn, resigned Monday. She joined the House in 2001 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. She represented District 22 in Prince […]

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July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Boxer Dies Following Fight at MGM National Harbor

A Russian boxer died Tuesday from wounds sustained during a fight at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill Friday night. 28 year-old Maxim Dadashev, a junior welterweight, was facing Subriel Matias in a world title elimination fight to earn the right to challenge the current International Boxing Federation champion Josh Taylor. The fight, televised […]

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July 19, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Riders on Six Flags Roller Coaster Get Stuck for 2 Hours

After two long hours being stuck almost 100 feet in the air, riders of Six Flags’ new roller coaster, FireBird, were finally escorted off Thursday night in Bowie, Maryland. #BREAKING The Firebird rollercoaster at Six Flags in Bowie, MD has been stuck at the top since 6:15pm. pic.twitter.com/gE66r1Ubzh — Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) July 19, 2019 […]

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July 17, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Amazon Warehouse Size of 16 Football Fields Expected in Upper Marlboro

Residents of the Westphalia community in Upper Marlboro were promised a mixed-use, vibrant town center. Now, they’re being told a massive Amazon warehouse will fill the space. Residents are concerned how the 4-million-square-foot fulfillment center could potentially change the community. Walton Westphalia Development Corp., the developer of Westphalia Town Center originally promised grocery stores and […]

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May 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hucker to Speak at Beltway Town Hall in Landover

Councilmember Tom Hucker is speaking at a Beltway Town Hall on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Landover. The town hall comes weeks after Hucker lead a protest in Siler Spring regarding Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan build toll lanes and widen Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway. Councilmember @CmHucker, who chairs the Council’s Transportation and […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Maryland Province Jesuits released the names of 24 priests—former, deceased, and current Jesuits “no longer serving in ministry”—who were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a letter, Fr. Robert M. Hussey, who oversees Maryland Province Jesuits said he apologized to the victims of the named priests. “We view the disclosure today of our shameful […]

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October 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

D.C. Real Estate Firm Buys Gaithersburg Apartment Complex

Urban Investment Partners (UIP), a D.C. based real estate firm, has acquired the Walker House in Gaithersburg for approximately $31 million. Previously owned by Washington REIT, the 212-unit apartment building located just off Route 355 on Walkers Choice Road, is UIP’s first acquisition in Montgomery County, according to a news release. “UIP is known for […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: County Police Officer Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver

Update: Montgomery County police released the officer’s name Thursday afternoon. Her name is Officer Heather Haynes. Fire and Rescue personnel took Haynes to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  She was released from the hospital about 5 a.m. Thursday. Original post: A Montgomery County police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash and she’s […]

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July 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan on FBI HQ Decision: ‘Typical Washington’

Gov. Larry Hogan called the decision to halt the project to build a new FBI headquarters “typical Washington” on Tuesday when he met with reporters in Gaithersburg. For years, Maryland had been vying to be the site for FBI HQ, promoting sites in Prince George’s County. On Tuesday, the project was halted. Here’s Hogan’s response: […]

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July 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Maryland Leaders Release Statements About Decision to Halt FBI Project

U.S. Rep. John Delaney, a Democrat, released a statement Wednesday about the Trump administration’s decision to cancel the procurement for the FBI headquarters project: “America needs a FBI that can operate efficiently and effectively and it is in the national interest that the FBI has a new consolidated headquarters. This is a rash, rushed and […]

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