Friday, May 17, 2013
The prize is the third largest in American history, according to lottery officials.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become what would be the third-largest jackpot prize in American history. Due to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $475 million to $550 million, with a $350.1 million cash option. It is the second largest prize in Powerball's history. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Maryland has had two winning Powerball tickets since the Maryland Lottery joined the game in 2010. One was a Pennsylvania couple who purchased a ticket in Elkton on Christmas Eve in 2011 that won them $128.8 million. That September, an Abingdon couple won $108.8 million, according to the release. …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Penn National Gaming and Greenwood Racing will compete against MGM Resorts to operate Maryland's sixth casino.
Three companies have submitted bids to operate Maryland's sixth casino slated to be in Prince George's County, according to reports. After spending nearly $40 million in ads supporting a sixth casino in Maryland, it was not a surprise that MGM Reports proposed an $800 million project at National Harbor Thursday, The Washington Post reported Friday. Penn National Gaming proposed a $700 million Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, the Post reported, after spending almost $40 million in an anti-casino ad campaign run by a special interest group. The third bid came as a surprise, from the owner of Greenwood Racing, which owns a Pennsylvania casino formerly called Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino. That company…
Have you changed your opinion toward your nearby J.C. Penney?
J.C. Penney has begun airing a video apologizing to customers for its recent changes in the way it does business -- changes that it concedes alienated many of its most loyal customers. The company's ill-advised shift away from discounts and loyal brands could be compared to the New Coke debacle of 1985, a series of security slip-ups by Facebook and the BP Gulf oil spill, according to Bloomberg news. The article details the changes instituted by former CEO Ron Johnson who is blamed for losing the retail titan nearly $1 billion ($985 million) in his one-year tenure. Similar to BP’s CEO Tony Hayward’s plain-speak “I’m deeply sorry” video following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2012, the J.C. Penney spot says: “It’s no secret, recently J.C …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Prince George's delegation is launching a work group this summer to determine how the liquor sales would be regulated.
Sunday Funday revelers may no longer have to leave Prince George's County to buy rum, tequila, vodka and other liquors on Sunday, if the county's representatives can agree on a method. The Prince George's County delegation announced it will be launching a work group to discuss and reach a concensus on how the sale of liquor would be regulated in the county. Currently, alcohol sales on Sundays are restricted to beer and wine stores that have licenses to be opened seven days of the week. Liquor, however, is not allowed to be sold. Del. Melony. G. Griffith will chair the group, which will have its first meeting Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the Media Room of the County Administration Building on Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro. "I …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Labor Department workers have already begun taking unpaid leave.
Since October of 2012, Patch has been reporting on the potential effects of sequestration in the DC area, and in March, we detailed some of the thousands of workers that could be furloughed if lawmakers were unable to reach an accord on spending issues. April 21, 2013, was identified by the Department of Defense as the first date that the furloughs could begin. Now that date has arrived and The Washington Post is reporting that some federal employees have already begun to take their unpaid time off. Bruce Anderson, a Labor policy analyst from Takoma Park who is splitting his furlough days across 10 pay periods, said he has had to reassure his 8-year-old son that “things would be OK” and that they “would get through it together as a family…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It's Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday.
It's an annual tradition, but with offices changing their dynamics and many folks working from home, Take Your Child to Work Day may be a little more complicated than it was in the past. Prince George's County Public Schools will be observing “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” on Thursday, April 25. “This national event provides an opportunity for students to experience the world of work first hand,” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “Students can see how their academic work translates into marketable job skills, and they might even be inspired to pursue a career path they hadn’t considered.” PGCPS students set to follow their parents or guardians to work must follow their school's guidelines to ensure …