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

    13 hrs ago | 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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  2. Police investigate Capitol Heights homicideRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | 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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  3. Suitland food bank loses delivery van, still serves hungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | 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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  4. Suitland food bank loses delivery van, still serves hungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | 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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  5. Prince Georgea s police investigate two shootingsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | 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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  6. Authorities investigate shooting in Capitol Heights on Benning RoadRead the original story

    Friday Jan 2 | 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. District Heights school slated for closureRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Public Schools is planning to close one under-enrolled elementary school next year, and is considering converting another into a center for preschool students. The Maryland State Department of Education requested the school system come up with an action plan for Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Heights due to declining enrollment and lagging performance, said Johndel Jones-Brown, director of pupil accounting and boundaries at a Tuesday meeting at the school.

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  15. A scorer steps forward at High PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Gazette.net

    High Point High School's Elmer Funes practices on Oct. 16 at the Beltsville school. He has scored 18 goals this season to lead the Eagles to their second straight county championship.

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  16. County soccer championship games setRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Gazette.net

    The Prince George's County boys soccer championship is set, with Central High School scheduled to play High Point 5 p.m. Tuesday at Prince George's Community College in Kettering. The girls title match between Eleanor Roosevelt and Frederick Douglass is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at PGCC.

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  17. Prince Georgea s County legislation aims to curb sex traffickingRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Over 130 documented cases of human sex trafficking have occurred in Prince George's since 2013, but county legislation is currently under consideration which supporters hope will reduce those numbers. County Bills 79, 80 and 81 were passed with favorable recommendations by the Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee on Oct. 9 and will be brought for introduction to the council at an undetermined date.

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  18. Prince Georgea s community members advocate for more engagement, artsRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Gazette.net

    More parental engagement, technology and arts were just a few of the requests put forth by community members for the Prince George's County school system's Fiscal 2016 budget. “We have to get our parents engaged, and I would like to see a line item created for that,” said Sharon Sims of Oxon Hill, who said she has grandchildren and great grandchildren in the school system.

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  19. Capitol Heights native publishes first bookRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | Gazette.net

    While growing up in Capitol Heights, Valerie M. Grant said she knew she wanted to become a funeral director, but her peers discouraged her from pursuing the profession because she was a girl. “You can't change what has happened, but the ability to be able to help in some way, to make that transition for those that remain a bit smoother, is very fulfilling and rewarding,” Grant said.

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  20. Capitol Heights native publishes first bookRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | Gazette.net

    While growing up in Capitol Heights, Valerie M. Grant said she knew she wanted to become a funeral director, but her peers discouraged her from pursuing the profession because she was a girl. “You can't change what has happened, but the ability to be able to help in some way, to make that transition for those that remain a bit smoother, is very fulfilling and rewarding,” Grant said.

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