Prince George’s News

Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are attempting to determine who fired shots at a 28-year-old woman last night in Prince George’s County. Just before 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 12, 2021, Maryland State Police at the College Park Barrack responded to the scene of a reported shooting on southbound Route 3 in the area of Annapolis...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan announced the largest tax relief package in state history to deliver more than $4.6 billion in much-needed relief for hardworking Maryland families, small businesses, and retirees. “Next to our health recovery from the worst pandemic in more than a century, nothing is more important than our continued economic recovery,” said Governor...
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Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

The Maryland 9-1-1 Board is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, and home security...
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UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

Homicide Unit detectives released surveillance video of the SUV being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Christmas Eve. This video was recorded just seconds after an occupant in the SUV shot and fatally wounded 30-year-old Danny Kelly Jr. of Clinton. Kelly and his family were heading to a holiday...
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Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Fort Washington

Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal hit-and-run in Fort Washington on December 25, 2021. The deceased driver is 56-year-old Juan Acevedo Castellon of Fort Washington. He died of his injuries on January 8, 2022. On...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 20-22 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2021 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.  “Wild...
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Police Make Arrest in 2019 Murder of 46-Year-Old Capitol Heights Man

Police Make Arrest in 2019 Murder of 46-Year-Old Capitol Heights Man

Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in November of 2019. The suspect is 28-year-old Troy Cleveland, Jr., of District Heights. He is charged with fatally shooting 46-year-old Sean Spence of Capitol Heights. On November 20, 2019, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5700 block...
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Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE 1/10/2022 @ 5:25 p.m.: On January 9, 2022, at 2:03 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Acton Lane near Tawny Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver appeared to be traveling westbound on Acton Lane when...
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Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing Announcements The MDH-run site in Annapolis at the Corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets and State Center, Baltimore City sites will continue to operate as previously scheduled. Please verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Additional site openings and schedule expansions will be announced in the coming days. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with...
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AUDIO: Charges Pending After Maryland State Trooper is Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver in Waldorf

AUDIO: Charges Pending After Maryland State Trooper is Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver in Waldorf

On January 7, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a trooper from the La Plata Barrack was conducting a traffic stop with his emergency lights activated on southbound Crain Highway at Holly Lane in Waldorf. The preliminary investigation indicates that while the trooper was attempting to leave the scene in his marked patrol vehicle, he...
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Eight Maryland MS-13 Gang Members Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder, Extortion and Money Laundering

Eight Maryland MS-13 Gang Members Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder, Extortion and Money Laundering

A superseding indictment charging members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, extortion, and money laundering was unsealed today as to eight defendants.  A federal grand jury in Maryland returned the indictment on December 22, 2021. The superseding indictment charges the following defendants with racketeering conspiracy: Brayan Alexander Torres, a/k/a “Spooky,”...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Shooting After 15-Year-Old Shoots Three Family Members

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Shooting After 15-Year-Old Shoots Three Family Members

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a juvenile suspect in connection with a domestic-related double homicide in Clinton Thursday evening. The victims are identified as 44-year-old Taledia Oxley and her eight-year-old son Asa Oxley. The suspect is a 15-year-old family member. He is charged as an adult. On January 6, 2022,...
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Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7th

Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7th

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the January firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 7, 2022, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 7-8 in...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Next Round of Winter Weather in Maryland

State Highway Administration Prepares for Next Round of Winter Weather in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is preparing for the next round of winter weather poised to affect the state. The current timing of this storm is anticipated to influence both the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes. Motorists are encouraged to telework if possible or reschedule/cancel their commute to...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has placed Southern Maryland under a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 3:00 p.m., to Friday, Jan.7 at 10:00 a.m. WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Isolated higher amounts of around 5 inches are possible. WHERE…In Maryland, St. Marys County. In Virginia,...
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SMECO Continues Power Restoration Work, Releases Estimated Time Frame for Power Restoration

SMECO Continues Power Restoration Work, Releases Estimated Time Frame for Power Restoration

Released 1/5/2021 at 12:00 p.m., Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) crews and contractors have been working since the early morning hours of Monday, January 3, to restore electric service to members who were affected by weather-related power outages. Between 6:30 a.m. Monday and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, SMECO has had 78,600 customers affected...
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Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Larry Hogan today declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. Today, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of...
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SMECO Winter Storm Power Restoration Update

SMECO Winter Storm Power Restoration Update

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working throughout the day to restore electric service to members who were affected by weather-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “At our peak on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., we had more than 45,000 customers without power. We were able to restore service to...
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National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook for Tuesday, January 4, to Friday, January 7, 2022

National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook for Tuesday, January 4, to Friday, January 7, 2022

National Weather Service has posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and I-95 corridor through central Maryland, northern Virginia, and District of Columbia. DAY ONE…Today, on Tuesday January 4, 2022, and tonight Cold temperatures tonight will cause any melted snow to refreeze on all untreated surfaces....
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SMECO Winter Storm Outage Update

SMECO Winter Storm Outage Update

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working throughout the day to restore electric service to members who were affected by weather-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “with a foot of snow or more in parts of SMECO’s service area, this winter storm has caused power outages throughout Southern Maryland.” SMECO’s...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that it will award grants totaling nearly $103 million to support youth and help achieve greater equity in the juvenile justice system. “We must focus on the needs of our nation’s youth, particularly those who are at risk of victimization and justice system involvement,”...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old PG County Man After Armed Robbery

Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old PG County Man After Armed Robbery

On December 9, the victim negotiated the sale of tennis shoes, via a social media app, with someone he was familiar with. During the sale, which occurred in Waldorf, the suspect produced a handgun and robbed the victim. Detectives pursued leads and were able to positively identify the suspect as Geordie Cornelious Rauda, 18,...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Response to Winter Storm, Continues to Urge Marylanders to Stay Off The Roads

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Response to Winter Storm, Continues to Urge Marylanders to Stay Off The Roads

Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update on the state’s ongoing response to the winter storm that has brought heavy snowfall to the region and caused major impacts on roads and transportation systems. “Our statewide operations center is fully activated and closely monitoring these hazardous conditions,” said Governor Hogan. “Given the rapidly increasing rate...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for an incoming winter storm that could have a significant impact on roads and transportation systems. At this time, most of the state is under winter weather advisories and warnings, and the National Weather Service has expanded...
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