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Fort Washington Native Swann Give 20 Years in Federal Prison

Former Oxon Hill Football Coach Dies in PG County

Cliff Haskins, a former coach of the Oxon Hill High football team, died last Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack while driving.  As a result of the heart attack, Haskins, who at the time was driving in Forest Heights, crashed his car into the guardrail and died.

Haskins coached the Oxon Hill High Clippers for 14 years, from 1989 to 2002.

Haskins was 59 years old.

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.