Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The couple pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count each of harboring a woman illegally in their home for 10 years.
A Prince George's County couple will be spending some time in prison for harboring an illegal immigrant, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Gloria Edwards, 61, will serve a 12-month sentence, while her 75-year-old husband Alfred—a retired physician—will serve three months, according to the DOJ. The Edwards' formerly lived in Bowie. The couple will both be on supervised release after serving their sentence and were ordered today by Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to pay the victim restitution of $369,580. “Alfred and Gloria Edwards compelled the victim to work for them for a decade for little or no salary,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “They were able to maintain control over the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Firefighters are responding to the scene of a car fire, according to a spokesman.
Update, May 2, 10:00 a.m. No injuries were reported as a result of the Wednesday car fire on Route 50, according to PGFD spokesperson Mark Brady. The fire was small likely mechanical in nature, Brady said. It was quickly extinguished. Orignal story Commuters using Route 50 through Bowie should be prepared for delays. Firefighters are responding to the scene of a car fire in the median near the Freeway Airport, according to Prince George's Fire/EMS Department spokesman Mark Brady. No other details are available at this time, but Brady tweets that residents should avoid the area.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Prince George's Sheriff's Office arrested a Bowie man on a warrant for a felony theft scheme.
A felony theft suspect from Bowie was arrested by Prince George's deputies on April 19. According to court records, police issued a warrant for Charles Stephen Dawson, of Prince Wales Court, on charges related to a felony theft scheme on April 3. Dawson, 48, was indicted by a county grand jury on charges of a theft scheme, conspiracy to commit theft scheme and forgery of private documents, the sheriff's office reported. According to officials, the crimes were committed over a four-month period between Dec. 30, 2011 and April 20, 2012. Deputies found Dawson in Bowie on April 19 and took him into custody, the sheriff's office reported. He was transported to the county's department of corrections and charged.
Asheville Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in the fatal stabbing of a Bowie man in North Carolina over the weekend.
A Bowie man was fatally stabbed over the weekend in North Carolina and local authorities have arrested a 16-year-old boy, Asheville police reported. Travis Schoon, 35, of Bowie, was stabbed in the chest around 2:50 a.m. Sunday on North Market Street in Asheville, NC, police reported. According to police, the stabbing occurred outside of a restaurant after an altercation. Although Schoon was transported to a local hospital, he died a short time later, according to police. Danras Damoy Bunsie, 16, surrendered to police overnight, police reported. Bunsie is charged with second-degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill. His bond is set at $750,000. According to Black Mountain News, Bunsie was place on a long-term …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
More than 80 Prince George's County homes will be improved this Saturday.
An 85-year-old Bowie woman will receive a number of improvements to the home she shares with her daughter as a part of Prince George's County's Christmas in April event, according to a county spokesman. Jessie Thomas, of Chesnut Avenue, needs repairs to her leaky roof, cabinets, drywall as well as some yard work and a gutter cleaning. They don't even have a working refridgerator. Thomas has lived in her home for 36 years, but now suffers from Parkinson's. Their home is slowly deteriorating but she'd like to remain there. Thomas' adult daughter has congestive heart failure and diabetes and neither can make or afford to pay for the repairs themselves. Bruce Thomas, of St. Matthew's UMC in Bowie, is adopting the home and leading the charge …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Did you recently welcome a new member to your family? Share the news with you neighbors in Bowie. It's easy, click on "announcements" then "announce something." Enter a title, category, description, including a photo of the cutie pie.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Plan B Technologies in Bowie received the Best Place to Work Award by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council for Businesses.
Looking for a new job in the technology field? Look no further than Bowie-based Plan B Technologies, recent recipients the Best Place to Work award from the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council. Plan B Technologies is an IT service and solutions company with about 80 employees and, according to Plan B Marketing Director Katie Mish, it is indeed a great place to work. “Management understands that we’re all human beings and have lives,” Mish said. “If you have something you’re dealing with on a personal scale they’re really understanding cause they know that’s going to affect your work.” A council of 12 selected Plan B out of 40 submissions for the four awards presented at its 8th annual TechAwards, themed “Geek is the new Chic.” The other award…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The fire broke out in the kitchen area, a fire spokesman said.
Prince George's County firefighters responded to the scene of a kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon in the 2900 block of Stonybrook Drive in Bowie. According to PGFD spokesman Mark Brady, the fire broke out in the kitchen on the stove and extended to the laundry room. No injuries were reported. PGFD estimates fire damages at $15,000.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Summer Science Reading Program Sport4All spring programs for soccer, basketball, volleyball and Sporty Kids Piccadilly Circus Greenbelt Easter Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunt Spring Egg Hunt April Foolishness Arts Drop In: Paper Bag Puppet Party DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios Spring Open House Professional Family Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Mall at Prince Georges …
Friday, February 15, 2013
What's the most expensive home on the market in Bowie, MD?
This home at 912 Jennings Mill Drive in Bowie is the most expensive listing on the market. The six-bedroom, six-bathroom home is priced at $1,195,000. It's 7,398 square-feet and sits on 1.32 acres.