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  1. Prince Georgea s County Exec pitches education funding plan to publicRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Gazette.net

    County Executive Rushern L. Baker speaks to members of the public at Capitol Heights Elementary School on April 14, accompanied by school system CEO Kevin Maxwell, school board chair Segun Eubanks and county chief budget officer Thomas Himler. A better educational system doesn't come without a cost, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III told Prince George's County residents at a community meeting.

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  2. Prince Georgea s County Exec pitches education funding plan to publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Gazette.net

    County Executive Rushern L. Baker speaks to members of the public at Capitol Heights Elementary School on April 14, accompanied by school system CEO Kevin Maxwell, school board chair Segun Eubanks and county chief budget officer Thomas Himler. A better educational system doesn't come without a cost, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III told Prince George's County residents at a community meeting.

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  3. Police investigate fatal Capitol Heights shootingRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Gazette.net

    A man was found fatally shot Wednesday night in a residential neighborhood in the Capitol Heights area, Prince George's County police said.

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  4. Forestville resident charged in slaying of Capitol Heights manRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Police in Prince George's County have charged a Forestville man in connection with a fatal shooting near his home on Thursday. Officers arrived at the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at about 3:50 p.m. to investigate a reported shooting and found 24-year-old Dayonte Matthew Shannon of Morocco Street in Capitol Heights suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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  5. Fairmont Heights assistant principal dies unexpectedlyRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Bernard Hogans, an assistant principal at Fairmont Heights High School, died unexpectedly earlier this week, said Prince George's County Public Schools spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson. The school system announced his death in an email to parents Friday morning.

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  6. Forestville resident charged in slaying of Capitol Heights manRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Police in Prince George's County have charged a Forestville man in connection with a fatal shooting near his home on Thursday. Officers arrived at the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at about 3:50 p.m. to investigate a reported shooting and found 24-year-old Dayonte Matthew Shannon of Morocco Street in Capitol Heights suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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  7. Prince Georgea s seeks input on $2 billion school priority planRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Gazette.net

    A new process for evaluating and rating school system facilities is under development to help Prince George's Public Schools prioritize over $2 billion worth of deferred maintenance. “It does seem overwhelming, but if you can break it down into manageable pieces, it can be done, if there is a will, and if the public has a will,” said Sarah Woodhead, PGCPS director of capital programs, during the first of three public hearings, held Tuesday at Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale.

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  8. A united effort worth every poundRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Going to church may not immediately come to mind when people are interested in losing weight, but that may change soon. Three Prince George's County congregations are teaming up to take part in the “Biggest Winner” weight loss competition, a challenge created by county officials to help participants become healthier.

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

    Feb 25, 2015 | 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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  10. Swedish gospel musical celebrates MLK, civil rights movementRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | 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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  11. Dave & Bustera s coming to Prince Georgea sRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | 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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  12. Prince Georgea s school board approves closing two schoolsRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2015 | 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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  13. Prince Georgea s scrambles to fill nearly $47M deficitRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | 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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  14. Prince Georgea s scrambles to fill nearly $47M deficitRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | 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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  15. Sophomore shines light on Central swimmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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