Prince George’s News

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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Bowie Man Found Guilty of Murder in Killing of Government Witness

Bowie Man Found Guilty of Murder in Killing of Government Witness

Stanley Moghalu, 30, of Bowie, Md., was found guilty by a jury today of first-degree murder while armed with aggravating circumstances, assault with intent to kill, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and other charges in an attack that killed one man, who was a government witness, and wounded another man in Northeast Washington. The verdict...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Prince George’s County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police computer crimes investigators have arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man with the possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Ronald Williams II, 37, of Suitland.  He is charged with five counts of distribution and six counts of possession of child pornography.  Subsequent to his arrest...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/10/2017 is SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 CLICK HERE to see Procedures on Rescue’s site. Snickers is a beautiful 8-year-old Pomeranian Mix.  He is sociable, fun...
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New Charges in Murder of Waldorf Man

New Charges in Murder of Waldorf Man

Jermall Davon Taylor, 25, of Landover, received numerous charges, in connection with the murder of Lydell Wood, 29, of Waldorf, in January 2017. Around 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2016, Deputies with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Rooks Head Place in Waldorf for a reported shooting. Police found...
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Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Thursday, October 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and...
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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) celebrates a fifty year anniversary of providing safety and service to citizens throughout Maryland, while being recognized as number one in the nation for having the most commercial vehicle safety inspections per lane mile for the fourth consecutive year. Due to the dedication and commitment...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

On Sunday, September 3, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Deputy Durner of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Solomon’s Island Road in the Area of HG Trueman Road after observing a vehicle swerving between lanes and force a passing car onto the shoulder. Deputy Durner activated his emergency equipment and...
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PG County Police Department Searching For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Young Girl

PG County Police Department Searching For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Young Girl

The Prince George’s County Police Department is actively working to identify and arrest the man who sexually assaulted a young girl as she walked home from her school bus stop. This occurred on September 28th at approximately 2:30 pm at Devon Hills Drive at Grasmere Court in Fort Washington. The preliminary investigation reveals the...
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FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

The FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated...
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PG County Detectives Charge High School Student for Bringing Gun to School

PG County Detectives Charge High School Student for Bringing Gun to School

Prince George’s County Police Department, Detectives charged a high school student for bringing a gun to school on Tuesday, September 26,2017, and for assaulting an officer. The suspect is 17-year-old Xavier Matthews of the 2000 block of Iverson Street in Temple Hills. He is charged as an adult. On September 26, around 9:25 am, a...
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/27/2017 GREGORY   Featured Pet: Gregory Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Gregory is a 4-year-old Shepard Mix.  He has thrived since coming into rescue.  He has completed obedience training from Think like...
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Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Are you $50,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 ticket to see if you are our lucky winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Sunday, Sept. 24 drawing. F&W Convenience in Fort Washington sold the winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 8,...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Carlos Price of Hylton Street in Capitol Heights. On September 24th, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Walker Mill Road at County Road for the report of...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from...
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Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators learned last week that Maryland’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections. The State Board of Elections told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly...
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