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Bowie resident Develle Phillips got the basketball inside the lane and threw down a dunk, drawing cheers from the small but loud home fans at James Madison University on Dec. 4.The Dukes still trailed by seven points midway through the second half, but that dunk helped ignite a comeback.JMU got...

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A 90-year-old Prince George’s County man is charged with allegedly raping two students in the 1960s, when he was a private school principal in Queen Anne’s County, according to Maryland State Police.Russell Isaac of Bowie is charged with multiple counts of rape and associated sex offenses, according...

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Bowie resident Anthony Cowan Jr. brought the ball up the court and connected on a 3-pointer, giving the University of Maryland a lead of six points with about two minutes left in the the Terrapins’ Big 10 Conference season opener against Penn State.A few minutes later, with the shot clock winding...

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The longtime director of the Bowie State marching band resigned Friday, shortly before the university announced a one-year probation for the student music group because of alleged hazing.President Aminta Breaux said paddling, systematic ridicule and other behaviors found at Symphony of Soul did...

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When he was young, Bowie City Councilman Michael Esteve spent about a quarter of his time praying.He didn’t know it then, but he had general anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders, he told the audience at a University of Maryland Medical System forum on depression and anxiety Wednesday morning.

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Officials and the family of 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III gathered at Bowie State University Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a new scholarship honoring the slain student’s legacy and possibly boost enrollment in Reserve Officer Training Corps programs at historically black universities and colleges...

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Bowie State’s historic 2018 season isn’t over yet.The Bulldogs rallied from an early deficit and overcame a late lead change to defeat the West Alabama Tigers 41-35, earning the first NCAA Division-II playoff victory in school history and a matchup with top-ranked Valdosta State Saturday.“Right...

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A man who pleaded guilty to killing three men at Blue Sunday Bar in Bowie in January of 2017 was sentenced to three consecutive life terms Monday afternoon.Two family members of the victims testified about the loss in Prince George’s County Curcuit Court — a mother said she can only see her son...

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Lawyers representing a former University of Maryland student charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the College Park campus last year have asked the court to dismiss a hate-crime charge, saying it violates the First Amendment.“The evidence the State intends to introduce has no nexus...

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The Bowie State Bulldogs football team captured their first CIAA championship after defeating the Fayetteville State Broncos 30-10 Saturday in Salem, Virginia.Senior quarterback Amir Hall had his hand — and legs — in on all four Bowie State touchdowns. He ran for three touchdowns before halftime...

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Prince George’s County firefighters said that a blaze in Bowie Sunday resulted in $100,000 in damage.Firefighters were called to the home on the 15100 block of Narrows Lane around 11 a.m. to find flames burning through the roof. The bulk of the fire was extinguished in around 30 minutes, a spokesman...

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Bowie State University’s marching band has been suspended and the school canceled its performance at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football championship Saturday in the wake of hazing allegations against the group, according to the university.The Symphony of Soul Band was suspended...

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The opportunity for a state championship sailed over Bowie’s head.Staked to a 3-1 lead early in the second half of the 4A South region final against Bladensburg Tuesday, the top-ranked Bowie Bulldogs boys’ soccer team saw their potent attack stall as the fourth-seeded Mustangs drilled their way...

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Democratic Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith easily defeated Republican challenger Kathleen Kositzky Crank, winning reelection in District 23A Tuesday night.Valentino-Smith captured 74.8 percent of the vote, with Kathleen Kositzky Crank bringing in 14.5 percent. Shabnam Ahmed, who lost in the Democratic...

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The Vietnam War claimed an estimated 58,000 American lives. Fifty years after an enemy campaign in the war racked up staggering U.S. casualties in 1968, the Bowie Community Theatre is offering a brave production of Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of My Heart,” honoring the unsung women who served.

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Election Day is fast approaching, but people in Bowie already know for the most part who will represent them on the local level — county executive, state’s attorney, county council District 4, state senate District 23 and state house District 23B seats are all uncontested on the ballot.One local...

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The Bowie High School boys’ soccer team isn’t going to sneak up on anybody this postseason.The Bulldogs secured their second consecutive county championship with a 2-0 victory over International High School last week and defeated Flowers in the 4A South region quarterfinals with a 5-2 victory...

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John McNamara, the Bowie Blade-News reporter killed in the June 28 attack on the Capital Gazette newsroom, was remembered Saturday as a decent and honest man at a ceremony in Bowie.The Bowie City Council dedicated a plaque in the press area at the back of council chambers in McNamara’s memory....

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The century-old bridge on Governor’s Bridge Road on the Anne Arundel-Prince George’s line closed in 2015 due to safety concerns and hasn’t reopened.The bridge connects the two counties over the Patuxent River, and officials are now weighing their options — will they keep things as they are now,...

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When walking around the Champ House in Bowie executive director Steve Clark talks of God moments — times when they needed something and the help and materials just seemed to line themselves up.The distinctive home, with a geometric dome perched on a hill overlooking Interstate 197, is a transitional...

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When starting your own business you’ll work so much everyone, except maybe your spouse, will think you’re crazy, Inovalon CEO Keith Dunleavy told the audience Tuesday night at the inaugural Innovate Bowie event.The event, held at city hall, marked the 6th anniversary of the Bowie Business Innovation...

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Monday evening the Bowie City Council advanced the 1,885-unit South Lake development by approving an annexation plan for the parcel and giving an initial okay to a tax increment financing plan.The developer, NAI Michael, is seeking $31.5 million in tax increment financing to complete the public...

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The city of Bowie will hold a ceremony Oct. 27 at City Hall to honor Bowie Blade-News reporter John McNamara.McNamara was killed June 28 in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette office in Annapolis where four others died — Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman and Rob Hiaasen.McNamara...

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Improvements are showing up on the stat sheet, but the Bowie High School football team is still waiting on the wins to follow.Two weeks after a pair of shutout victories over High Point and Laurel, the Bulldogs were shut out 35-0 at Wise two weeks ago and again versus Roosevelt, 14-0, at Bowie’s...

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The Bowie High School boys’ soccer team has alternated between playing ugly and pretty this year. The one constant, however, is the Bulldogs keep winning.That was the case Monday night when Bowie held on for a 1-0 victory over rival Laurel on Senior Night.“Laurel is a quality opponent and they...

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