Prince George’s News

Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The officers are charged in separate incidents. Corporal George Merkel faces charges of misconduct in office and second degree assault. The allegation involves conduct in September of 2016 while the officer was on duty. The Internal Affairs...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Derrick Rondell Battle, age 43, of Bladensburg, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, to 198 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed commercial robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
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House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

The first items on the agenda for the Maryland House of Delegates Monday are House and Senate resolutions that will give Attorney General Brian Frosh sole discretion to sue the Trump administration to protect the “state’s interest as well as the health and welfare of Maryland residents.” The House Rules Committee Friday afternoon voted...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 02-15-17 JOEY Featured Pet: Joey Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (14 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Joey is beautiful red 3-year-old Chihuahua Mix.  This adorable boy is loveable, affectionate and...
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Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at a press conference with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) on the reintroduction of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Below is a transcript of his remarks: “Thank you Carolyn Maloney for your continued...
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Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

A Prince George’s County woman stopped at a favorite Maryland Lottery retailer last week for a scratch-off, hoping to tap into the same luck that produced a $10,000 win last March. The 50x The Cash instant game she selected gave the retired postal worker a special delivery that met her hopes tenfold. Having spare...
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Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

The Oyster Advisory Commission received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, environmentalists and watermen. The draft comes after the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reconstituted the commission and...
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Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited data on the Verizon network has arrived. Beginning Monday, Verizon is offering an introductory plan that gives you unlimited data on your smartphone and tablet on the best 4G LTE network in the country. With Verizon Unlimited, you also get HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and...
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Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Hallowing Point Road in the area of Stafford Road. The Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, identified as Brenda Lee Hill a 52-year-old female of...
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Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis this week. The American Civil Liberties Union and CASA, a Latino and immigrant organization, as well as other civil rights groups on Wednesday announced support for legislation that would mandate transparency in police misconduct investigations in...
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Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

33 Specific Initiatives to Change Maryland for the Better More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017 Legislation that will create thousands of jobs by eliminating all state taxes for ten years for new manufacturers and providing income tax credits for existing manufacturers that create jobs in high unemployment areas. Road Kill Bill Repeal Legislation...
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IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

Scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can...
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Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest in Yesterday’s Bank Robbery

Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest in Yesterday’s Bank Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged Mortimer Mumpford Wade, 20, of Accokeek, with armed robbery, assault, and theft in connection with the bank robbery that occurred on February 7, 2017, at the Old Line Bank in Waldorf. Through investigation, Wade was identified as the suspect. Investigators served a search warrant at Wade’s residence and...
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State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis announced five priorities Tuesday aimed at resisting policy efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. One would withdraw all of Maryland’s past calls for a constitutional convention, another would direct the attorney general to oppose “harmful” federal policies, two would create commissions to monitor health and financial...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet for 02/08/17 is Thelma Featured Pet: Thelma Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Thelma is a beautiful 4-year-old Hound Mix. She is very affectionate and loves to play ball. Thelma...
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VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., M/Cpl. Don Kabala of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was in the parking lot of an auto dealership in the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf assisting the Maryland State Police with a DWI arrest when he heard a collision nearby. M/Cpl. Kabala pulled...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced To Over 9 Years In Federal Prison For Gun And Drug Charges

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced To Over 9 Years In Federal Prison For Gun And Drug Charges

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Tyrell Lamont Thompson, a/k/a Freak, age 24, of Forestville, to 110 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and for being a felon in possession...
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Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of local governments to the Maryland General Assembly, has voted to support Governor Larry Hogan’s call for a full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. This legislation, passed over the governor’s veto in...
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Pilot Injured In Plane Crash In Prince George’s County

Pilot Injured In Plane Crash In Prince George’s County

A Rhode Island man was treated for injuries he sustained on February 6, 2017, when his Piper Aire aircraft crashed soon after take off. The pilot and only passenger is identified as Gary Kempen, 63, of Middleton, RI. Kempen was flown from the scene by Maryland State Police medevac to Prince George’s Hospital Center for...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested For Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Arrested For Child Pornography

A Prince George’s County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Marcus Hunt, 24, of Temple Hills. He is charged with four counts of distribution of...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

A routine trip to pick up the weekly groceries turned exciting when a Berwyn Heights resident checked his Powerball ticket. He discovered that little piece of paper in his wallet was worth a wad! The lucky man matched five of six numbers in the Jan. 25 drawing to win the game’s $50,000 prize. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/1/17 is HARRY Featured Pet: HARRY Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (18 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Harry is an almost 1-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. He is well socialized and always happy. Harry is still young...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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