prince georges county

June 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Coronavirus Testing Expands to Two Days a Week at Six Flags America

The Maryland Department of Health set a new record Friday for the most tests at a community-based site. They conducted 1,686 COVID-19 tests at the new Six Flags America site. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the state is expanding testing to two days a week at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro. State health […]

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April 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan to Announce Maryland’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ on Friday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced he’ll unveil a statewide coronavirus recovery plan on Friday called “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday outside of Laurel Medical Center in Prince George’s County, which has been reopened and renovated to address the coronavirus crisis. PG County currently has the most coronavirus […]

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April 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

P.G. County Councilmember Says 20 of her Relatives in New York Affected by COVID-19

Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras (District 2) is all too familiar with the pain COVID-19 brings.  She has lost four family members to the illness, and said two more are on the verge of passing away. 14 more are either confirmed or suspected to have the virus, she said in an interview with MyMCMedia’s […]

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March 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Additional Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Prince Georges County

PG County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced on Tuesday that two additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Prince Georges County bringing the total there to three. Officials believe the couple traveled internationally on a cruise, and they are also quarantined at their home and in good condition. On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the […]

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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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