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Prince George's County

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  • State courts warn of phone scam alleging jury duty fines

    State courts warn of phone scam alleging jury duty fines
    People in Maryland are being called and told to pay a fine over the phone for missing jury duty. It's a scam. The Maryland Judiciary on Friday issued a warning about calls that have surfaced in Prince George's County, where someone claiming to work...
  • Jack McT. Dibler, teacher

    Jack McT. Dibler, teacher
    Jack McT. Dibler, a much-revered Howard County chemistry teacher who was also an avid Washington Capitals fan, died Tuesday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 63. The son of a truck driver and a housekeeper, Jack...
  • Fallen county firefighter, police officer remembered

    Fallen county firefighter, police officer remembered
    After learning his son had been shot to death while serving a warrant at a Catonsville home, Officer Jason Schneider's father found comfort in knowing his son had died doing something that mattered. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recalled...
  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • Gansler spot critical of health exchange 'debacle'

    Gansler spot critical of health exchange 'debacle'
    A 60-second radio spot by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler criticizes Maryland's online health insurance exchange — and by extension Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, his rival in the Democratic campaign for governor. What the ad says: The ad begins...
  • A better bond [Commentary]

    A better bond [Commentary]
    Since September, when Maryland's highest court declared poor people had a constitutional right to a lawyer when first appearing before a judicial officer, the state's pretrial release system has been the subject of scrutiny, with many attorneys, judges...
  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
  • Second fire at Compton Avenue townhouse Friday morning

    Second fire at Compton Avenue townhouse Friday morning
    Firefighters from area stations returned early Friday to the site of Wednesday's fire at a Compton Avenue townhouse to fight a second blaze, according to Prince George's County Fire and EMS chief spokesman Mark Brady. Friday's fire was extinguished in...
  • Purple Line clears federal environmental review

    Purple Line clears federal environmental review
    State officials' assessment of the environmental impacts of the proposed Purple Line through suburban Washington satisfies federal environmental standards, the Federal Transit Administration announced this week — an important green light for the...
  • Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee

    Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee
    Legislation that would curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients — often at sky-high prices — remains stuck in a House committee as time is running out in Annapolis. The...
  • FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say

    FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say
    — An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
  • St. Mary's College names Tuajuanda Jordan president

    St. Mary's College names Tuajuanda Jordan president
    St. Mary's College of Maryland has selected as its new president a dean from a small Oregon college who has Maryland roots, the college announced Wednesday. Tuajuanda Jordan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis...