Prince George’s News

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is pre-treating roads in advance of a storm that is forecast to affect the region later today. Midday drivers are encouraged to provide pre-treating trucks ample room to effectively pre-treat the highways. “This storm is forecast to arrive at the worst possible time –...
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Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Troopers are urging motorists to be cautious and be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions with winter weather expected today for much of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory has been issued for 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. today for most of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. An inch or two...
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland hunters reported taking 34,412 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was similar to last year’s official harvest of 35,002. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that more than 4,000 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season, more than 10 percent of the total take during...
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Suspect Charged for Making Bomb Threat at Power Plant

Suspect Charged for Making Bomb Threat at Power Plant

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homeland Security Division charged a man for making a bomb threat against the Keys Energy Plant in Brandywine. The suspect is 22-year-old Raekwon Dixon of the 2900 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills. Dixon is an employee of a construction company currently building the power plant. On...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/13/17 is Pixie Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Cattle Dog/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Pixie was found at a dumpster along with her brother. She was taken in by a rescue in Virginia. She is...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision from Monday, December 11, 2017,  in which one person died and another was injured in Prince George’s County. At approximately 9:15 p.m., troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to the outer loop of I-495 south of MD 202 regarding a reported collision. According to investigators’ preliminary...
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Comptroller Launches Petition to Rally Support for Craft Beer Legislation

Comptroller Launches Petition to Rally Support for Craft Beer Legislation

As a statewide coalition of brewers, consumers and stakeholders gear up for the effort to modernize Maryland’s antiquated and dysfunctional beer laws, Comptroller Peter Franchot today launched a petition drive in support of his proposed Reform on Tap Act of 2018. Comptroller Franchot announces this new petition drive with the goal of collecting a...
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Traffic Stop in Lusby Leads to Arrest of Wanted North Beach Woman

Traffic Stop in Lusby Leads to Arrest of Wanted North Beach Woman

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Corporal Wiesemann and Trooper Keyser from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near HG Trueman Road, in Lusby for traffic violations. Allison R. Beyer, 31 of North Beach, was found to have an open warrant through Prince George’s...
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Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online

Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online

As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Customer Service Promise to provide government services in an accessible and convenient manner, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that Maryland boat owners can now renew their vessel registration online. The new digital platform can be accessed through the department’s online licensing and registration service or through the Maryland Department...
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Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to open Dec. 16. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a muzzleloader stamp from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season, which concludes Dec. 30. “Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more...
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from midnight tonight (12/8/2107) to 4:00 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017. WHAT: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. WHERE: The I-95 corridor from northeastern Maryland to near Fredericksburg Virginia, including the Washington DC...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

On December 5, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City and participating in violent crime throughout the state. The governor’s announcements include state and federal law...
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Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen. Washington and Baltimore are two of 32 cities vying to be named official host cities for a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Shooting of 11-Year-Old Boy in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Shooting of 11-Year-Old Boy in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department detectives continue to actively investigate the shooting of an 11-year-old boy inside of a home in Suitland Tuesday evening. As of noon on Wednesday, the victim remains in critical condition. The shooting took place at approximately 6:30 pm at a home in the 3000 block of Bellamy Way. The preliminary investigation reveals the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/6/2017 ZEUS Featured Pet: Zeus Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Shepard/Clumber Spaniel Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zeus is a 4-year-old loveable boy. He is friendly and loves everyone! Zeus is strong but is great on leash and loves to hang out. He...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

In the wake of the earthquake that hit off the coast of Delaware 0n Thursday, November 30, 2017 , the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is monitoring for any reports of damage. The quake, which the United States Geological Survey currently lists as a 4.1 magnitude, hit just before 4:50 p.m. off the Delaware coast, about 6...
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‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

A College Park father of one is heading into the holidays $50,000 richer, thanks to a lucky Bonus Match 5 ticket he bought at his favorite Maryland Lottery retailer. “Happy Dad” is a weekly Lottery customer at US Fuel in Berwyn Heights, where he buys Bonus Match 5 tickets and sometimes adds a ticket for Pick 4 or Multi-Match. Although he...
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Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan today joined with Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administrator (MDOT MVA) Christine Nizer, along with Maryland highway safety advocates and families for the 14th Annual Maryland Remembers event, which honors the lives of those...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect who sexually assaulted a victim while impersonating a police officer. The suspect is 36-year-old Michael Leon Bell of the 4400 block of Dery Road in Upper Marlboro. On November 26th at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Guilford Road...
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UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m. the U.S. Geological Survey equipment recorded an earthquake 8 miles North East of Dover, Delaware at a preliminary 4.4-magnitude. SMNEWSNET was contacted by residents in Prince George’s County who reported having felt the earthquake for a few seconds. Details will be provided as they become...
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