Police Seek Bowie Appliance Thief, Woman Cited for Driving Too Slowly has Ticket Dismissed and More in Pr. George's Headlines

This week's top headlines from your Prince George's County Patches.


Police Seek Bowie Appliance Thief

The suspect has been stealing new appliances from recently constructed homes across Prince George's County.

The Fiscal Year 2014 budget for Prince George's County Schools represents a $28.9 million increase over last year's budget.

County Executive Rushern Baker's $3.2 billion dollar proposed budget represents a 0.6 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2013.

Olson Seeks to Spur Development Near Metros

Legislation proposed by the council member would offer incentives to developers looking to build near Metro stations.

Woman Sexually Assaulted in Riverdale Park

Police say the victim was groped by a man while walking her dog in the area of Natoli Place and Rittenhouse Street.

Public Arts Initiative Clears Riverdale Park Council

The town could see new artwork go up in public spaces later this year, with Beale Circle as a possible first location.

Sequestration 2013: Hoyer Says NASA Goddard Could See Layoffs

Hoyer said he will continue to make job creation a priority and help Congress work toward a balanced agreement.

Better trained teachers can help prepare students for modern jobs, say state and county officials.

Should Hyattsville Release Weekly Reports?

Hyattsville's City Council keeps tabs on Hyattsville's government with informative, near-weekly memos seen by few other people.

Hyattsville Mayor: Minimum Sidewalk Vision Not Final Plan

Mayor says his "minimum point of departure" for University Hills sidewalks was a rhetorical device.

Ticket Dismissed in Case of Woman Cited for Driving Too Slowly

A Maryland woman cited for driving 63 mph in the left lane of a 65 mph zone last week in Laurel has had her ticket dismissed.

Beltsville Man Identified as Victim of Fatal Fall in Wheaton

Montgomery County police have identified the 31-year-old man who fell to his death March 8 at a Wheaton construction site as José Roberto Lemus-Flores of Beltsville.

Biden's Press Office Apologizes for Bullying UMD Student Reporter

Vice President Joe Biden’s press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville. 

Young Catholics: Pope Francis Energizes Faithful at UMD

Catholic students at the University of Maryland watched and waited for the white smoke to rise from the Vatican on Wednesday. 

UMD Student Sells Hand-Painted Maryland Pride Shoes

University of Maryland student Lindsey Rodkey gets her kicks by creating special hand-decorated shoes honoring her home team.


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