Archives: Maryland

  • Real estate markets in Prince George's County, PW County are on the mend

    Dean Bartoli Smith

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Prince William and Prince George's counties, two Washington metro areas hard hit by foreclosures when the real estate bubble burst, are now on the mend. "Prince William worked through their foreclosure inventory more quickly than Prince George's County," said Lisa Sturtevant of the George...

  • The Washington Examiner local news team says goodbye after eight years

    Matt Connolly

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    The Washington Examiner ended local news coverage Friday, leaving behind an eight-year legacy of public service and watchdog journalism. Readers will remember the print edition for its aggressive coverage of crime and transportation issues, its local and regional enterprise stories and its...

  • Maryland approves new Prince George's County teacher evaluation system

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Maryland has approved new teacher evaluation systems in Prince George's County Public Schools and 20 other Maryland school systems, clearing the way for the state to receive $250 million in federal funds, the Maryland State Department of Education announced Thursday. Schools in Montgomery and...

  • Thursday's storms bring reported tornadoes, but no widespread destruction

    Liz Essley

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Two tornadoes were reported in Montgomery County, and tens of thousands of area residents lost power. But for much of the Washington region, Thursday's storm -- and the frenzy leading up to it -- turned out to be nothing but sound and fury. Residents reported funnel clouds near Olney and...

  • Crime down at Montgomery County Metro stations

    Kate Jacobson

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Crime at Montgomery County's Metro stops has fallen to 275 incidents from 354 last year, but officials are concerned with the large number of thefts of riders' smart phones and other electronics. Jeff Delinksi, deputy chief of the Metro Transit Police, told the County Council's Public Safety...

  • Wheaton residents want more lights, cleaner city

    Andy Brownfield

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Improved lighting, safer sidewalks and a cleaner appearance are what residents of Wheaton -- an area infamous for the perception of a high crime rate -- want, according to a presentation given to a Montgomery County Council committee on Thursday. The report made suggestions on how to...

  • Prince George's County man faces 115 years for stalking ex-wife

    Scott McCabe

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    A Hyattsville man was found guilty of stalking and harassing his ex-wife, including setting up fake online profiles seeking sex from men. Michael Anthony Johnson was convicted on 73 counts and is facing a maximum of 115 years in prison at his sentencing July 18. Prince George's County...

  • Metro isolates cause of Silver Spring explosions

    Kytja Weir

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Metro crews are inspecting the agency's oldest rail cars daily and outfitting them with special Kevlar protections in the wake of explosions on an out-of-service Red Line train last month. The Red Line train caught fire during the evening commute on May 14. The train had offloaded its riders...

  • D.C. area outpaces nation in booming Asian, Hispanic growth

    Matt Connolly


    The Washington region is gaining minorities at an even faster rate than the rapidly diversifying nation, according to census data releasedThursday, with Asian immigrants and Hispanic families leading the way. The District saw a 14.6 percent increase in its Hispanic population from 2010 to...

  • D.C. has nation's highest percentage of women

    Matt Connolly

    Published: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    The District has a higher percentage of female residents than any of the 50 states, according to census data released Thursday. About 52.3 percent of D.C. residents are female, just outpacing Rhode Island and Maryland at 51.6 percent each, according to census data. Alaska, at the other...