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Prince Georges County experiencing highest Foreclosure Rates in the Region

Prince Georges County has been experiencing a continued spike in foreclosures despite a new ruling that went into effect July 1. On July 1, the Maryland legislature’s “Mediation before Foreclosure” rule went into effect. Under this ruling, homeowners facing foreclosure can ask for a mediation hearing to explain their specific situation to the Judge and maybe get more time to improve their situation. Unfortunately, Judges have not been enforcing this ruling and many homeowners are still losing their homes at a rapid pace. Many of these homes now sit empty and are becoming a blight which is negatively impacting the Prince Georges housing market. Area real estate agents have no choice but to sell these homes through the short sale process which affects the housing prices in the surrounding area.

Giant Food of Landover and the Baltimore Ravens Team Up

Talk about teamwork! Giant Food and the Baltimore Ravens have come together for a magnificent cause.

The Ravens named Giant Food their official supermarket partner as the two organizations begin a season-long campaign giving back to the Maryland Food Bank.

Giant will support the team’s annual “Ravens Family Food Drive” at Baltimore-area stores from November 7 to November 28; leading up to the November 28 Giant Food Game Day Sponsorship at M&T Bank Stadium when the Ravens host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The Ravens and Giant hope to donate more than 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Maryland Food Bank, but that's not all: Giant and the Ravens will also team up to support community events including breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts in the month of October.

D.C. Divas Heading to International Women’s World Championship in Football

The Landover, Md. based professional women’s football team, the D.C. Divas, have announced that three of their players were selected to play in America’s first women’s national football team.

The national team is set to travel to Stockholm, Sweden for the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.

Representing the Divas on the 2010 U.S. club are: Okiima Pickett (RB); Michelle Riddle (OL); and Donna Wilkinson (TE/WR).

 

Md. Police Arrest Alleged Serial Bank Robber

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) - A suspect wanted in connection with six bank robberies that occurred in Largo and Bowie was arrested Thursday, police said.

In a joint operation the Prince George's County Police Department's Robbery Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Anne Arundel County Police Department arrested 47 year-old Damon Keith Roberts Jr., at his home in Landover.

Police said Roberts allegedly entered each bank posing as a customer and then would pass a note to the tellers demanding money.

Once Roberts obtained the money, detectives said he fled the banks on foot.

No one was injured during any of the robberies, police said.

Police said Roberts is charged with six counts of Robbery and is remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Prince George's County Track Club Wins Big at AAU Jr. Olympics

Track Express Track Club (TETC), Prince George County's finest track club has been competing in the AAU Jr. Olympics track meets for over 15 years, breaking records and winning a number of gold medals year after year.

This year, it is no different in Norfolk, VA, with member, Rashad Manning breaking the record in the Javelin Throw for the youth boys. He also won the gold in the Discus and silver in the Shot put.