Prince George’s News

Blue Crab Stock Considered Sustainable, Despite Population Decline

Blue Crab Stock Considered Sustainable, Despite Population Decline

Fisheries experts have encouraged Maryland, Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to take a cautious approach to blue crab management as they set harvest regulations for the coming year. In the annual Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report, these experts note that while the 2016 female blue crab harvest was lower than regulations...
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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 Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. 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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Governor Hogan Highlights Significant Progress on MD 5 Interchange Improvements in Brandywine

Governor Hogan Highlights Significant Progress on MD 5 Interchange Improvements in Brandywine

One of the record number of road projects happening across the state this summer has reached a construction milestone.  The $55.7 million project at the MD 5 (Branch Avenue) interchange with MD 373 (Accokeek Road) and MD 381 (Brandywine Road) in Brandywine began last summer and is now one-third complete with construction of the...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Murder/Suicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Murder/Suicide

The Homicide Unit is investigating a murder/suicide in Hyattsville and Riverdale Park. The victim is 29-year-old Delonta Surratt of 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. The decedent is 20-year-old Jabari Ball also of the 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. On June 23rd, at approximately 10:00 am, officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 5500...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on the outer loop of the Washington Beltway, northbound I-495/I-95 south of Kenilworth Avenue Route 201, Greenbelt, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one passenger was pronounced deceased at the...
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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Four suspects are charged in connection with armed robberies in Prince George’s County and are believed to be linked to several other such crimes in the region. Over the span of just four weeks, detectives believe these same suspects targeted 10 separate 7-Elevens in three counties. The convenience stores are in Prince George’s County,...
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State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

Major Weekend Lane Closures Anne Arundel County • Inner loop I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) ramp to MD 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) – Concrete patching – Ramp closure and detour Saturday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and concrete pour and cure Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. Charles County • Southbound MD 5 (Leonardtown...
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Two Troopers Injured in Crash in Prince George’s County

Two Troopers Injured in Crash in Prince George’s County

Two troopers were injured late last night as they responded to a call for an impaired driver driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Rt. 4 and collided with each other. Trooper Warren Thompson and Trooper Kamil Kozoil, both assigned to road patrol duties at the Forestville Barrack, were injured. Trooper Kozoil was taken...
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Routine Leads to $50,000 Powerball Prize for Bowie Man

Routine Leads to $50,000 Powerball Prize for Bowie Man

Unlike Powerball players around the country, a Bowie man wasn’t chasing the $447.8 million jackpot in the June 10 drawing when he lined up to buy his $4 ticket. The 58-year-old simply enjoys his routine and plays Mega Millions and Powerball no matter how high the jackpots climb. Imagine his surprise to discover he...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABY GIRL

Wednesday’s Pet is BABY GIRL

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 BABY GIRL Featured Pet: Baby Girl Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Fox Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Baby girl is a 5-year-old Foxhound Mix.  She came into rescue with 8 puppies and was heartworm positive.  All her...
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Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Marylanders are reminded of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors.  Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney.  It also includes other fires such as campfires.      ...
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New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General...
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Home Healthy Checklist for this Summer

Did you know there are easy steps you can take to help eliminate hazards within your home? It can be as simple as checking, replacing, or cleaning an area in your home to prevent an accident or illness. SMO Energy is helping homeowners like you identify a few areas in the home to check...
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Stay Safe and Healthy During High Heat!!!

Stay Safe and Healthy During High Heat!!!

From our National Weather Service: Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Tuesday: Sunny, with a...
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Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Oxon Hill, One Dead

Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Oxon Hill, One Dead

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, approximately 9:00 p.m., the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack received a 911 Call in reference to a vehicle collision involving a Motorcycle into the back of a Tractor Trailer, in the area of the Inner Loop, I 495, north of Rt. 414, St. Barnabas Road, in Oxon Hill. Troopers...
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Troopers Remind Motorists to ‘Move Over’

Troopers Remind Motorists to ‘Move Over’

After one trooper was struck and injured on Sunday, June 11, 2017, it is clear to Maryland State Police that drivers need to be reminded about the state’s ‘move over’ law, which is intended to increase safety for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel when they are working along Maryland roads. The intent of...
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Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

A Maryland state trooper is hospitalized for injuries he sustained early this morning when his patrol car was struck by an alleged impaired driver, while the trooper was parked at the scene of a traffic crash in Prince George’s County. The trooper is identified as Trooper Solomon Flash, who is assigned to road patrol...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on 2016 Heroin and Opioid Overdose Statistics

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on 2016 Heroin and Opioid Overdose Statistics

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement regarding the 2016 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report, released by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: “Since before taking office, Lt. Governor Rutherford and I have been laser-focused on addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic, and these deeply troubling numbers show that this...
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State Police Barracks Become 24-hr Drop-off Locations For Unused Prescription Meds

State Police Barracks Become 24-hr Drop-off Locations For Unused Prescription Meds

As part of Maryland’s combined effort to reduce opioid abuse, Maryland State Police barracks across the state have become around-the-clock drop-off locations for unused prescription medications. Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi directed that all barracks be ready any time to accept unused medications.  “The Maryland State Police is a full partner in...
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Maryland Acquires Lowest Cost in History for Electricity Rates for State Buildings and Facilities

Maryland Acquires Lowest Cost in History for Electricity Rates for State Buildings and Facilities

The Hogan-Rutherford Administration today announced the Department of General Services’ successful implementation of a reverse auction for energy purchases, which will save Maryland taxpayers $25 million over the next four years through 2021. The commodities procurement will provide a significant portion of the state’s electricity supply to state-owned facilities. “By pooling the state’s future...
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Bowie Man Delays Claiming Scratch-off Prize to Savor Big Win

Bowie Man Delays Claiming Scratch-off Prize to Savor Big Win

A Prince George’s County man who claimed a $10,000 scratch-off prize on the $20 Diamond Spectacular game had to think back pretty far to fill Maryland Lottery officials in on the how and when of his encounter with Lady Luck. His big score happened more than two months ago. “I had so much fun...
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Exclusive Video: Charges Pending Against Upper Marlboro Woman in Bar Assault

Exclusive Video: Charges Pending Against Upper Marlboro Woman in Bar Assault

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m, Angela Hope Allen, 24 of Crystal Pond Court in Upper Marlboro, got into a verbal argument with the staff at the ABC Lounge in California, after her credit card was declined. The argument became physical when Allen started hitting an employee, Allen then threw a...
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