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78-year-old Fights Off Purse Snatcher, SUV Crashes into Liquor Store, Teen Found Dead: July 2013 News Rewind

Also, a local resident is accused of arson, a teen is shot and residents weigh in on the city's Fourth of July festivities.

Photo credit: PGFD
Photo credit: PGFD
Here's a roundup of Bowie Patch's top stories of July 2013.

Report: Bowie Teen Found Dead in Richmond

Christopher Smith, 19, was found dead under the Shockoe Valley Bridge early Friday morning.

Bowie Man Started Fire in His Home, Officials Say

Bowie resident Elijah Kareem, 40, is facing multiple arson charges for allegedly setting fires in his own home. 

Fourth of July in Bowie: A Boom or a Bust?

Readers weigh in on Bowie's 2013 Independence Day celebration.

Police: Teenager Shot, No Suspects
Police say they do not yet have any suspects in Thursday afternoon's shooting in unincorporated Bowie.

Solar Power Saves Bowie Thousands
The city is looking to expand its use of solar energy to additional properties over the next several years. 

SUV Crashes into T&T Liquor Store in Bowie
Fire officials said no one was injured, although there was damage to the inside of the store.

Automotive Garage Fire Causes $60K in Damages
The incident closed down part of Rt. 301 in Bowie for about an hour last night.

Governor's Bridge Road Bridge Remains Closed
Prince George’s County estimates that the truss bridge in Bowie will remain closed through the summer, and into the early fall. Read more on Bowie Patch.

78-year-old Woman Fights Off Purse Snatcher

Bowie area resident Jamie Marie Reio is facing several charges related to the incident. Read more on Bowie Patch.

Off Broadway Shoes Steps Into Bowie Town Center

Need shoes? How about 30,000 pairs? Off Broadway Shoes is coming to town.

Bowie Home Consumed in Generator Fire

A Bowie home at a second location was found to have low-levels of carbon monoxide, also from a gas generator.

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