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WMATA Employee Indicted For Selling Surplus Equipment, Pocketing The Money

A release from the Office of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney says 61-year-old Adrian Sclawy was working as the "manager of a WMATA surplus property warehouse in New Carrollton in July 2013, when WMATA officials received a tip that he may be selling WMATA property and keeping the funds for himself." [ more › ]

Auditors find millions in overpayments, lack of controls at MD schools

By Charlie Hayward | Maryland Reporter The Prince George’s County Public School System overpaid employees millions of dollars because of lax controls on payrolls and “sick-leave banks,” according to one of many repeat findings by legislative auditors. The audit also found that hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment and expenses within the school system...

Chemists’ YouTube channel explores breathalyzers, hot sauce and more

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A video posted last week by the American Chemical Society features a Washington-area performer: Cpl. Michael Rose of the Prince George’s County Police Department demonstrates a hand-held Alco-Sensor in a show called “How Breathalyzers Work.” The video is one of the latest uploads on the chemical society’s “Reactions” YouTube channel. Show More Summary

If My Dear Old Friend "Uptown Steve" From "The PGC" Was A More Transparent Black Man - He'd See The "Sameness" That Is Expressed In These Two Pictures

President Bush with Black Republican Alphonzo Jackson - Former Housing Secretary This is probably the most frequently used picture by my dear friend "Uptown Steve" from "Bowie, Prince George's County Maryland"It shows COMFORT.The "comfort"...Show More Summary

Atheists Demand Grieving Mom Take Down Cross Remembering Her Son

Last week a "humanist" group filed a lawsuit in Prince George's County, Md., demanding the removal from public land of a 40-foot cross memorializing the 49 local soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War. Across the country...Show More Summary

American Humanist Association; the easily shocked

Fox News reports that the American Humanist Association is urging government leaders to remove a World War One memorial from a park in Prince George’s County in Maryland because the memorial is in the shape of a cross. The memorial has been there since 1925. Steven Lowe, a plaintiff from Washington, said was “shocked” when […]

Mambo Sauce’s Black Boo on creativity and sustainability in go-go music

2 months agoArts : Arts Post

Activist Ron Moten’s campaign to mobilize the region’s embattled go-go scene continues on Wednesday afternoon at the Prince George’s County Administration Building where he and other scene leaders will be speaking out against CB-18, a law that restricts illegal dance hall operations in Prince George’s County. Many local musicians and promoters feel the law unfairly […]

The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity

Why slaves adopted their oppressor's religion—and transformed it. P eter Randolph, a slave in Prince George County, Virginia, until he was freed in 1847, described the secret prayer meetings he had attended as a slave. "Not being allowed to hold meetings on the plantation," he wrote, "the slaves assemble in the swamp, out of reach of the patrols. Show More Summary

Zane 101: Who is she?

3 months agoArts : Arts Post

Who is Zane? Zane is Kristina Laferne Roberts, 47, a best-selling author who writes under the pseudonym Zane. Zane, who lives in Prince George’s County, is a literary force credited with bringing erotica into the mainstream. Zane has been called the “Queen of Erotica,” cornering the market on erotica books that feature mostly African-American characters. […]

Prince George’s ‘A Belle in Brooklyn’ relationship blogger Demetria Lucas stars in reality TV

5 months agoArts : Arts Post

“A Belle in Brooklyn” relationship columnist Demetria L. Lucas, who grew up in Prince George’s County and hit it big as a blogger with columns on dating advice for African-American women, is set to star in a reality television show. “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” produced by Bravo, debuts Jan. 5 and features a group of […]

Maryland’s Goatman: Half Man, Half Goat, and Out for Blood

Prince Georges County is about 500 square miles of green fields dotted with suburbs, located just outside Washington D.C. in Maryland. Its less than a million inhabitants enjoy nature preserves, historic reenactments, an annual blues festival and a sparkling waterfront development on the Potomac. Show More Summary

D.C., Montgomery and Prince George's Counties Collaborate On Minimum Wage Bills

Could an end be near to D.C.'s long-running quest for an appropriate living wage bill? Maybe. [ more › ]

Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The Detroit Lions travel to the nation's capital to face the Washington Redskins. What: Detroit Lions (1-1) at Washington Redskins (0-2) Where: FedEX Field, Prince George's County, Md. When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. ET Watch: Fox, check local listings Noteworthy Detroit has never beaten the Redskins franchise in Washington, going 0-21 since 1939. Show More Summary

Retired Prince George's County Police Dog Passes Away

Ari, a 13-year-old Belgian Malinois retired K9 officer has passed away. [ more › ]

SMH: Scorned Woman Breaks Into Ex’s House To Kill His Sleeping 8-Year-Old Son With Dumbbell

Hide ya kids! Woman Tries To Kill Ex’s Son With Dumbbell Via CBS Balitmore reports: Prince George’s County police say a woman broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home and tried to bludgeon his sleeping 8-year-old son to death. Police announced

Woman Attacks Ex’s Sleeping 8-Year-Old Son

(LANDOVER, Md.) — Police in Maryland say a woman broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home and tried to bludgeon his sleeping 8-year-old son to death. Prince George’s County police said Tuesday that 26-year-old Helen Marie Newsome broke into the home in Landover over the weekend. Show More Summary

Plane 'came across all the lanes': Crash on busy highway jams traffic, injures three

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

Labor Day revelers driving home on Route 50 in Prince George County, Md., found themselves stuck for hours on the freeway after a small airplane crashed near the busy road, injuring three people on board. The single-engine plane took off from nearby Freeway Airport and was seen …

D.C. Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For Murdering Woman He Met Online

Alexander Buckley, 22, pleaded guilty in June to the second-degree murder of Siobhan Lee, a recent high school graduate from Prince George's County. [ more › ]

Hide And Seek In Prince George County Turns To Trespassing

A game of hide and seek in Prince George County has led to the players being charged with trespassing. You know the game. Hide and seek was one of those games we played outside before videogames made it more fun to just stay indoors....Show More Summary

MD: Private Firm Sought for Purple Line

The proposed Purple Line, which is to connect Metro stations in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, will be the first state transit line built and operated by a private company, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced on Monday.

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