Prince George's County


Prince George's County Education Briefs: Free Software for Students

School officials announced during a recent gathering at High Point High School in Beltsville that the county's students are among the state's 870,000 public school students who will get free Microsoft Office 365 software as part of a new state ...

Prince George's Delegation Focuses on Future

With the new legislative session underway, lawmakers representing Prince George's County in the House of Delegates have already started to push several priority projects, including the proposed Purple Line light-rail system, a regional medical center adjacent to the Largo Metro ...

Alsobrooks: Funding, Family Violence Top Priorities

Prince George's State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks, who was sworn in Jan. 5 for her second term, has equalized salaries and increased staffing in her office by 14 attorneys, leveling out the caseload.

Local Motors to Open Facility at National Harbor

Local Motors, a technology company that designs, builds and sells 3D print vehicles, announced this week that it wants to build a micro-factory and sales facility at National Harbor in Prince George's County.

O’Malley, Local Leaders Herald Crime Drop

Outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Police Chief Mark Magaw, Sheriff Melvin High and a host of local leaders gathered at the Community of Hope AME Church at Iverson Mall ...

Baker, O'Malley to Hold Joint Presser on Regional Crime Stats

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will hold a joint press conference Tuesday to announce the region's year-end crime statistics for 2014.

Prince George's County Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to School Suspensions

A proposed pilot program for the Prince George's County public schools system could lead to community service assignments rather than suspensions or expulsions among high school students who find themselves in trouble.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Presents Proposed Budget

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell recently presented his recommendations for the district's fiscal 2016 proposed annual operating budget to the Board of Education.

Churches Change Strategy for Membership Drive

Churches around the Washington region are using nontraditional activities to give members — and guests they hope to attract — new ways to spend time in church.

WI Year in Review: Prince George's County Top Stories of 2014

The top Prince George's County stories of 2014

Holiday Gift Drive to be Held for 10 Children of Two Mothers Killed in Crash

Gifts for 10 children whose mothers were killed in an October crash in Oxon Hill will be collected Saturday afternoon at a community youth center in Suitland.

Feds Appropriate $100M for Purple Line

Prince George's and Montgomery counties are one step closer to being linked by a light rail system after Congress on Dec. 13 passed a $1.1 trillion fiscal 2015 spending package which includes $100 million to build the 16-mile Purple Line.

Famous Dave's Restaurant Opens at Boulevard in Prince George's

Prince George's County officials and community members converged on Largo for Monday's grand opening and "rib cutting" ceremony for a Famous Dave's restaurant at The Boulevard at Capital Centre, part of the revitalization underway at the Boulevard.

NAACP Looks to Challenge School Plan

The president of the Prince George's County NAACP said this week that officials there are reviewing information received in a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a plan by schools chief Kevin Maxwell to open two new schools that would ...

Community of Hope Uplifts Efforts of Prince George's County Police

In Prince George's County where police-community relations have been tense, residents say they've seen improvements that include a decrease in murders and other violent crimes.