Prince George’s News

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Christopher Crawford, age 40, of Waldorf, Maryland to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for production of child pornography. The sentence was imposed on January 15, 2020. Judge Grimm also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Crawford must continue to...
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UPDATE: Suspect Who Robbed Victim of his Puppy at Gunpoint in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect Who Robbed Victim of his Puppy at Gunpoint in Custody

UPDATE 1/14/2020: Detectives identified and charged a woman who robbed a victim of his puppy at gunpoint in December in Landover. She is 26-year-old Juanel Huff of the 2600 block of Bowen Street SE in Washington D.C. She is in custody in the District. On December 30, 2019, Huff and an accomplice robbed the victim...
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Governor Hogan Announces 2019 Award of $9 Million in Tax Credits for Student Loan Debt

Governor Hogan Announces 2019 Award of $9 Million in Tax Credits for Student Loan Debt

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder announced the awarding of nearly $9 million in tax credits for 9,600 Maryland residents with student loan debt. “It is critical that we look for ways to help those in our state crippled by student loan debt,” Governor Hogan said....
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Prince George’s County Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

Jerome Francis Canty, age 23, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and to violating his supervised release from a January 31, 2018 federal conviction for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. The guilty plea was announced by United...
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Routine Fun Leads to $1 Million Powerball Win for Prince George’s County Resident

Prince George’s County resident claims second-tier prize in November 13, 2019, drawing “Never thought it would happen to me,” is what a Prince George’s County resident said after claiming a $1 million second-tier Powerball prize. The lucky player never envisioned winning so much money with one quick-pick ticket. “It’s just something to do,” the...
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Dump Truck Causes Partial Structure Collapse After Striking Gas Station, Multiple Vehicles in Fairmount Heights

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Citgo / Quik Mart Gas Station on Sheriff Road in Fairmount Heights, for a motor vehicle accident involving hazardous materials with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a dump truck in the parking lot...
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Prince George’s County Police Homicide Detectives Seeking Whereabouts of Greenbelt Man who Stabbed Wife to Death

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Detectives have issued an arrest warrant for 41-year-old James Dorsey. He is wanted on a 1st degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of his wife, 42-year-old Nika Dorsey of Greenbelt. Detectives say Dorsey is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him....
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Detectives Charge Three Suspects with Fatal Shooting in Temple Hills

Homicide Unit detectives have charged three suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Monday. The suspects are 33-year-old Terrence McNatt of the 1700 block of T Street in Southeast, Washington D.C., 26-year-old Rashaud Richardson of the 600 block of Carson Avenue in Oxon Hill and 30-year-old Cornell Washington of the...
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FDA Ban Sale of E-Cigarette and Cartridge-Based Flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Amid the epidemic levels of youth use of e-cigarettes and the popularity of certain products among children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against certain unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids, including fruit and mint flavors. Under this policy, companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale...
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UPDATE: 23-Year-Old Bowie Man Charged with Murder of 56-Year Old Woman, After Vehicle Sale Dispute with Victims Son

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified and arrested the man who shot and killed a woman inside of her home on New Year’s Day. The suspect is 23-year-old Sammie Warren of the 2500 block of Kenhill Drive in Bowie. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 56-year-old Filomena Vasquez. On January 1, 2020,...
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Firearms Hunting for Deer Reopens Jan. 10

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, 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...
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Hogan Administration Announces Agreements with State Employee Labor Unions

Hogan Administration Announces Agreements with State Employee Labor Unions

The Hogan administration today announced that the state has completed negotiations and reached agreements with state employee unions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The Maryland Professional Employees Council, the American Federation of Teachers, the Baltimore Washington International Professional Firefighters Local 1742, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have all reached...
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Detectives in Prince George’s County Investigating Two Seperate Shooting Deaths

Detectives in Prince George’s County Investigating Two Seperate Shooting Deaths

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night in the unincorporated portion of Hyattsville. The victim is 56-year-old Filomena Vasquez. On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 7400 block of Varnum Street for a shooting. Vasquez was...
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AUDIO: No Injuries After Fire Truck Overturns in Prince George’s County While Responding to Reported Apartment Fire

AUDIO: No Injuries After Fire Truck Overturns in Prince George’s County While Responding to Reported Apartment Fire

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., firefighters in Prince George’s County were dispatched to 6553 Hill Mar Drive in District Heights, for the reported smoke in an apartment building. Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department Truck 29 was responding to the call when they were involved a single vehicle rollover. An ambulance...
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UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Sentenced to 6-Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Sentenced to 6-Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

UPDATE 1/04/2020: U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced former Maryland State Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, age 67, of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, to six months in federal prison, followed by two months of home detention with electronic monitoring, as part of three years of supervised release, on a federal wire fraud charge. Gaines converted...
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Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Laurel Police officers responded to the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center, near the Dollar Tree at 9620 Fort Meade Road, in Laurel, for the report of animal cruelty in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed a group of deceased seagulls all in extremely close proximity...
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VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Looking for Two Stolen Jaguars an Audi, and Corvette

VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Looking for Two Stolen Jaguars an Audi, and Corvette

Thieves stole four luxury cars on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from AMKO Auto, in Waldorf . Thieves ransacked the office and damaged a 2015 Dodge Challenger during the burglary. According to the owner, the burglary took place at around 6:00 p.m. Approximately five men spent 30 minutes at the lot before fleeing the scene...
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State Releases the Opioid Operational Command Center’s Report for Third Quarter of 2019

State Releases the Opioid Operational Command Center’s Report for Third Quarter of 2019

Steven R. Schuh Executive Director Opioid Operational Command Center Office of the Governor released the following message: I am pleased to share the Opioid Operational Command Center’s (OOCC) 2019 Third Quarter (Q3) Report. This report outlines Maryland’s most recent intoxication fatalities data, and it provides updates on key elements of our response to the...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Plane Crash in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Plane Crash in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police have identified the pilot who was killed in a small plane crash Sunday in Prince George’s County. The victim has been identified as Gordon Allen, 61, of Bronx, New York. According to a preliminary investigation, Allen died when his plane crashed at about 3:10 p.m. on Sunday. Troopers from the...
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Police Say Alcohol and Speed Contributing Factors in Fatal Prince George’s County Crash

Police Say Alcohol and Speed Contributing Factors in Fatal Prince George’s County Crash

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Greenbelt early Wednesday morning. The decedent is 37-year-old Jose Galvan-Montesinos of Riverdale. On December 25, 2019, at approximately 2:00 am, officers responded to the area of Kenilworth Avenue and Old Calvert Road for a single-vehicle collision. Upon...
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Man Impersonates Police Officer and Sexual Assaults Woman He Met Through Dating App in Prince George’s County

Man Impersonates Police Officer and Sexual Assaults Woman He Met Through Dating App in Prince George’s County

Detectives arrested a man and charged him with sexually assaulting a woman he had just met on a dating app. The suspect is 23-year-old Michael Crutchfield II of the 6900 block of Halleck Street in District Heights. On December 24th, at approximately 3:30 am, detectives responded to a hospital in Washington D.C., for the...
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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Lieutenant Joseph (Joey) F. Angle, 48

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Lieutenant Joseph (Joey) F. Angle, 48

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the death of past Lieutenant Joseph (Joey) F. Angle. Joey passed away yesterday at his home in Calvert County. Joey joined RVFD on October 13, 1987. He was a member from 1987 to 1993 and held the position of Lieutenant in 1992. Joey resigned in 1994 and...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Not To Drive Impaired Or Distracted This Holiday Season

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Not To Drive Impaired Or Distracted This Holiday Season

Troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks who patrol every county will continue to focus enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies, especially during the holiday season. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants...
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Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus as he travels around the world delivering presents to all the boys and girls everywhere! Where is Santa now? Is he in Southern Maryland? Check back to find out! TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began...
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