Tuesday, April 30, 2013
May 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Blair's resignation from the paper of record. Today, he works as a life coach.
In the journalism world, the names of plagiarists are noted in the industry's history. But perhaps none is as notorious as former University of Maryland student and Columbia native Jayson Blair. Blair resigned on May 1, 2003 from the New York Times after a string of improper journalistic practices that the Times called called "a profound betrayal of trust and a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper." This week is the 10-year anniversary of his resignation. On Monday, he spoke with Patch about his past, what he's doing now, and how his notoriety affects his life. "A number of TV stations and newspapers have reached out to me this week," said Blair. "Most of them either want to look at what had happened or they want to look at …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The stories our readers couldn't get enough of the week of March 25, 2013.
It was an interesting week in Prince George's County. There were some odd crimes—thieves were caught taken cooking oil and a man tried to rob a local Girl Scouts troop. Also local students were arrested, there was a school lockdown and a Westboro Baptist Church protest. Take a look at the stories that captured our readers. Thieves Captured on Video Stealing Cooking Grease The theft was from an Oxon Hill restaurant. Witness Tails Stolen Car, Leading to Arrest of Laurel Man Police said the vehicle was stolen from a Maryland City gas station. Deadly Crash Kills Two on Lanham-Severn Road The victims have been identified as Lanham residents Leo Castro and Jose Rodrigeuez. Police Charge 5 Teens With Burglary, Vandalism The charges stem from an …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The biggest news stories around Prince George's County for the week of Feb. 10.
Two UMD Students Dead, One Injured in College Park Shooting Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one. Two other stories related to the College Park murder-suicide: Sources described a likable engineering student with a strong academic record—and a mental illness. Stephen Alex Rane, 22, died suddenly on February 12, 2013, in College Park, Maryland. Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Michael Abobor, 38, pleaded guilty to wire fraud connected to a mortgage scheme that caused more than $2 million in losses. Laurel Police to Wear On-Body Cameras Officers with the Laurel Police Department will soon be wearing on-body cameras while on duty. The devices—which can attach to different parts of…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A look at the news from the first week of 2013.
This first week of 2013 saw several dangerous house fires, lawsuit payouts, and big wins—both financially and with family. See our biggest headlines from the week: Retired Firefighter, Dog Save Bowie Woman from Burning Home PGFD credits retired Lt. Billy Mills and the woman's dog with preventing serious injuries as a result of the fire. Hyattsville Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit City admits no liability in out-of-court settlement, closing six-month legal battle. First Major Fire of the Year Severely Damages Church in Oxon Hill The fire in Prince George's County left a house of worship in ashes. VIDEO: Rushern Baker Makes Friendly Wager on Redskins-Seahawks Game Rushern L. Baker III and King County Executive Dow Constantine have …
Friday, June 29, 2012
How DC-area news outlets reported the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. Some got it wrong.
When it came to reporting the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Affordable Care Act, most news outlets in and around Washington gave blow-by-blow updates — from the build up to the ruling to the outpouring of responses that followed the decision. At least two news outlets made breaking news mistakes. CNN and Fox News got the announcement wrong initially. CNN issued alerts saying the key part of the law, the mandate, had been struck down. It later issued a correction, saying, "CNN regrets that it didn't wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate. We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error.” Fox News made the same mistake before quickly switching gears. Here is how other news …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The good and the bad on the police watch for Prince George's Police this week.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
USPCA Establishes Scholarship In Honor Of Retired Greenbelt Police Officer The U.S. Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region III has established the Gerald “Jerry” Potts Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the memory of retired Greenbelt Police Officer Gerald “Jerry” Potts, according to a Greenbelt Police Department press release. Jerry served for many years as a canine officer for Greenbelt before retiring as a sergeant in April of 2009. Jerry passed away six months after retiring. The USPCA scholarship fund provides $2,500 towards college tuition to children of USPCA members. Two scholarships are awarded annually at the USPCA Region III banquet in February. This year’s banquet, held on February 29, was the second year the scholarship was …