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Prince George's Co. News

EDUCATION

This Heavy Metal Is Panning Out
That, in short, is CAFE's mission. The program began 10 years ago in Prince George's County with the motto "Dare to Dream -- Prepare to Succeed."

Parents have a novel thought: Students aren’t reading enough
Parents’ complaints that their children aren't being assigned to read novels or other literary works in high school have prompted the Prince George's school system to remind teachers that they are obligated to teach the classics.

New information system will monitor students closer than ever before
Students who think they can hide disciplinary infractions or skipped classes from their parents by intercepting notices in the mail won’t have much longer to enjoy that tactic.

More girls than boys take AP courses; fewer pass the exams
Deasy vows to improve Advanced Placement system.

SAFETY

K-9 unit aims to escape doghouse
The Prince George’s County Police canine unit could escape from the U.S. Department of Justice's scrutiny by March if it continues its progress complying with a 2004 order intended to reduce incidents of excessive force.

Fire chief calls for safer cigarettes
County has had 13 fatalities from cigarette fires since 2004.

Slayings Outrage Landover Area
With four people found slain along the same half-mile stretch in Prince George's County over the past four months, some residents along Greenleaf Road demanded ...

SERVICES

Council OKs Verizon fiber optic TV service
On final legislative day of year, county also debates legalization of street food vendors.

Ownership affordable to police, teachers
In Prince George's County, police officers who are first-time home buyers are eligible for elimination of the county transfer tax when they buy a home in ...

POLITICS

Remarks shine spotlight on race in county politics
Hendershot uses farewell address to accuse fellow politicians of racism, pointedly referring to this year’s contest for Register of Wills.

State prosecutor to review officials’ expenses
The controversy over Prince George's County officials’ alleged misuse of their county-issued credit cards has moved into the office of State Prosecutor Robert Rohrbaugh, who agreed to review the accusations at State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey’s request.


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