Scholarship Honors Slain Bowie State Student, Car Crash Kills Bowie Man, Joe Gibbs Wins Daytona 500

Richard W. Collins honored

There is now a scholarship in the name of a Bowie State University student killed days before he was to graduate. In May of 2017 Richard Collins was stabbed to death while waiting for a bus near the University of Maryland, in what police say was a random, hate crime attack. The new scholarship will be available to ROTC students attending historically black colleges and universities. The state of Maryland will contribute one million dollars a year to the fund.

Alleged drunk driver kills Bowie man

Police say an alleged drunk driver is responsible for the death of a Bowie man over the weekend. Authorities say 33-year-old Raymond McCarter, Jr. was killed Saturday morning when his car was struck head on by a vehicle driven by Christopher Thomas of Glen Burnie. Police say Thomas was going the wrong way on Route 32 in Fort Meade. Thomas has been charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Joe Gibbs honors late son in Dayton 500 win

Sunday, Joe Gibbs’ NASCAR team won its third Daytona 500. Gibbs’ son J.D., who was president of Gibbs Racing, passed away last month.  The former Skins coach says that he felt his son’s presence at the race and believed his team’s victory at NASCAR’s biggest event was not coincidental.  Gibbs called the Daytona triumph “the most important of his occupational life.”