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  • Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant

    Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant
    Gun manufacturer Beretta USA announced Wednesday it would build its newest plant not in Maryland, but in Tennessee. Last year, the centuries-old Italian gun-maker threatened to abandon plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Prince George's County when...
  • Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

    Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
    President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
  • International Night celebrates customs, culture at Laurel High

    International Night celebrates customs, culture at Laurel High
    For a few hours on a cold night last week, the center of the world could be found on stage in Laurel High's auditorium. More than 200 people turned out for the school's annual International Night Jan. 24, a showcase of the food, music, dance and customs...
  • BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity

    BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity
    Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced the hiring of its fire-and-rescue department's first Hispanic fire chief Thursday, shortly after acknowledging that they had terminated its acting chief, an African-American, the day before. The hiring...
  • Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift

    Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift
    The controversy surrounding the renaming of the Laurel library has taken a turn as the purported Confederate past of Charles H. Stanley, for whom the library is named, has put some city residents in conflict with a campaign to keep Stanley's name on the...
  • House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage

    House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation. Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
  • House of Delegates passes domestic violence protections

    House of Delegates passes domestic violence protections
    Victims of domestic violence would enjoy stronger legal protections under legislation passed Thursday by the House of Delegates. House members voted overwhelmingly for a trio of bills proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that would make it easier for a...
  • Prince George's police investigate auto death

    Prince George's police investigate auto death
    Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Contee Road in Laurel on Wednesday, according to the department's blog.  The victim is identified as Maurice Michael Barnes, 32, of the 13100 block of Larchdale Road in...
  • Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting

    Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting
    Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection. Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
  • Dental reform act could save lives [Commentary]

    Dental reform act could save lives [Commentary]
    12-year-old Deamonte Driver of Prince George's County came home from school in February 2007 with a headache, which had started as a toothache days before. His mother, who made ends meet with low paying jobs, searched for a dentist who would accept...
  • Mistakes that let criminals go free [Editorial]

    Mistakes that let criminals go free  [Editorial]
    Statistics suggest that every year thousands of people are convicted and sentenced to prison for crimes they didn't commit because witnesses falsely identified them in police lineups or photo arrays. It is a testament to the fallibility and malleability...
  • Laurel school turns to tech on snow days

    Laurel school turns to tech on snow days
    Digging out from yet another winter blast of snow and ice this week, Laurel-area students had not one, but two snow days. Prince George's County Public Schools have canceled school seven times this winter, said district spokesman Max Pugh. With only...