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  1. Delegates mull Sunday liquors sales for Prince Georgea sRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's residents could soon be able to buy liquor in the county on Sundays, thanks to a legislative proposal that store owners say will help them compete with neighboring jurisdictions that already allow Sunday sales. Efforts to allow Sunday liquor sales have failed in the past, but some delegates who previously objected to the proposal, such as James W. Hubbard of Bowie and Aisha N. Braveboy of Mitchellville, are no longer in the legislature.

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  2. Swedish gospel musical celebrates MLK, civil rights movementRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Gazette.net

    Several area churches will host performances this week of a gospel musical celebrating the history of black Americans and peformed by a choir from - of all places - Stockholm, Sweden. “I Have A Dream...A Gospel Story” was written by Stockholm natives Lasse Axelsson and Chrisjan Wegner, and traces the history of black Americans in the south up to the era of the Civil Rights movement, and includes scenes from the life of Martin Luther King Jr. “It's a very powerful and soul-stirring musical,” said Gerald T. Smith, a gospel singer from Clinton who is coordinating the tour.

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  3. Dave & Bustera s coming to Prince Georgea sRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Gazette.net

    A Dave & Buster's restaurant will some come to Capitol Heights and will headline an expansion of the Ritchie Station Marketplace shopping center over the coming year. The expansion, projected to cost about $30 million, will also include a Designer Shoe Warehouse, an Ashley Furniture and several smaller retail spaces, according to NAI The Michael Cos., the Lanham-based developer behind the project.

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  4. Prince Georgea s school board approves closing two schoolsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 16 | Gazette.net

    Fanchon Christopher of Landover said the impending closure of Kenmoor Elementary School is a painful one for her family, particularly her son, a fourth grader at the school. “He only had one more year left,” said Christopher, who is president of the school's PTA.

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  5. Prince Georgea s scrambles to fill nearly $47M deficitRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Council members want to take employee furloughs off the table as they and the county executive's office consider ways to make up for a nearly $47 million budget deficit. “There's considerable opposition on the council to do furloughs,” said Council Chairman Mel Franklin of Upper Marlboro.

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  6. Prince Georgea s scrambles to fill nearly $47M deficitRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Council members want to take employee furloughs off the table as they and the county executive's office consider ways to make up for a nearly $47 million budget deficit. “There's considerable opposition on the council to do furloughs,” said Council Chairman Mel Franklin of Upper Marlboro.

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  7. Sophomore shines light on Central swimmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Gazette.net

    The Central High School girls swim team scored a combined two points at Prince George's County championship meets from 2010-13, and even in 2009 the Falcons only mustered 15. So, imagine coaches' and athletes' surprise last winter when all of a sudden a freshman from the Capitol Heights school was winning races against their teams. Behind two fifth-place finishes from current sophomore Shenteia Fryer in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events and 11th- and 12th-place results by Fryer-led 200 and 400 freestyle relays, Central scored 54 points at the 2014 county meet to earns 12th place out of 20 teams.

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  8. Prince Georgea s veterans seek better access to servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Lonnie Bryant Jr. , of Capitol Heights talks with fellow veterans Orell McDaniel , Frank Braswell and others at a Jan. 22 community meeting hosted by the Prince George's County Commission for Veterans in Glenarden. In an American Legion meeting hall milling with dozens of Prince George's County residents who dedicated their lives to serving their country, few knew there were three local offices they could visit to get help with employment, social services and finance.

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  9. Police investigate Capitol Heights homicideRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting on the 1300 block of Coral Gardens Court in Capitol Heights, the department announced Tuesday. Officers responded to the report of a shooting around 10 a.m. Tuesday and found a man suffering from gunshot sounds, according to police.

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  10. Suitland food bank loses delivery van, still serves hungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Sistas United founder Wessita McKinley of Capitol Heights and members Vickie Coates of Clinton , and Helen Belt of Clinton pack food boxes Jan. 2 at the community food pantry that they operate in Suitland. Sistas United members Wanda Wallace of Lanham; Helen Belt of Clinton and founder Wessita McKinley of Capitol Heights pack food boxes Jan. 2 at the community food pantry that they operate in Suitland.

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  11. Suitland food bank loses delivery van, still serves hungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Sistas United founder Wessita McKinley of Capitol Heights and members Vickie Coates of Clinton , and Helen Belt of Clinton pack food boxes Jan. 2 at the community food pantry that they operate in Suitland. Sistas United members Wanda Wallace of Lanham; Helen Belt of Clinton and founder Wessita McKinley of Capitol Heights pack food boxes Jan. 2 at the community food pantry that they operate in Suitland.

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  12. Prince Georgea s police investigate two shootingsRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County police are investigating two homicides that took place on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in College Park and Capitol Heights. A Washington, D.C., taxi cab driver was found shot in Capitol Heights around 1 a.m. Dec. 31, according to a statement from county police.

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  13. Authorities investigate shooting in Capitol Heights on Benning RoadRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Authorities are investigating a New Year's Day shooting in Capitol Heights that injured a man, a Prince George's County police spokeswoman said Thursday.

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  14. Prince Georgea s program provides mortgage aid for homebuyersRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County homebuyers may be eligible for a reduced mortgage rate and up to $20,000 in down payment assistance under a new initiative to promote home ownership. Homebuyers borrowing through the Maryland Mortgage Program, an initiative of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, or MDHCD, and purchasing a home in Prince George's County may receive a 0.25 percent mortgage rate discount and $10,000 down payment assistance in the form of an interest-free deferred loan.

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  15. Two postal employees suspected of stealing $9,500 in gift cardsRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2014 | Gazette.net

    At least two U.S. Postal Service employees are under investigation for stealing gift cards from mail processed at an agency distribution center in Capitol Heights, Maryland. An official with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General confirmed the investigation to the News4 I-Team Monday afternoon.

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  16. Upper Marlboro nonprofit seeks permanent county homeRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Gazette.net

    After years of holding meetings at IHOP restaurants, play rehearsals in churches and football practices at Sasscer Field, Upper Marlboro residents Johnny and Audrey Jones say their nonprofit, Fun 4 Kids Foundation, deserves its own space. But not just any space - the couple has launched a $12 million fundraiser to build their own facility and fields.

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  17. Man sentenced to life for killing Central High teenRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Exactly two years after his arrest, Travon Bennett, 21, of Bryans Road was sentenced to life plus 30 years for the murder of high school student Marckel Ross, 18. Ross was killed in Sept. 2012 during a robbery attempt while walking to Central High School in Capitol Heights, according to a release from the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office.

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  18. Man arrested after reported kidnapping attempt in Silver SpringRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Maryland-National Capital Park Police arrested a man in Silver Spring Wednesday morning after he reportedly tried to kidnap a baby and then exposed himself to two women. The man, identified as Raynard L. Holmes, 20, of Capitol Heights approached a woman and the baby she was caring for in a playground in Sligo Creek Park near Edgevale Road at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt.

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  19. Giving Prince Georgea s ex-offenders a second chanceRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Getting criminals off the streets is a vital effort in making Prince George's County safer, but just as important is establishing programs to aid ex-offenders' efforts to turn their lives around. Sound re-entry efforts are essential as 14,338 offenders were released from the county correctional facility in 2012, and 14,015 were released in 2013.

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  20. Ground broken on new Fairmont Heights High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Construction has begun on an $83.1 million replacement high school for the aging Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights. “We are extremely excited about embarking on this journey, about receiving this new facility,” said Principal Torrie Walker during a ground breaking ceremony held Oct. 22. The new school is expected to open in fall 2017, said Melissa Wilfong, vice president of Beltsville-based architectural firm Grimm + Parker.

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