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Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Name of product: Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Hazard: The smoke alarm and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire. Remedy: Replace Recall date: May 6, 2021 Units: About 226,000 This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The...
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One in Custody, Police Department Investigating Two Armed Robberies and Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

One in Custody, Police Department Investigating Two Armed Robberies and Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

The Laurel Police Department is currently investigating two armed robberies and a personal injury collision, in the area of the 14600 block of Baltimore Avenue in Laurel. All three incidents are related, a suspect is in custody and there is no current danger to the community. If anyone has any information please contact us...
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Upper Marlboro Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $323,000 in Social Security Benefits to Which She Was Not Entitled

Upper Marlboro Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $323,000 in Social Security Benefits to Which She Was Not Entitled

Sonya Bannister Burford, age 53, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, pleaded guilty on May 5, 2021, to the federal charge of theft of government property, for stealing $322,938 in Social Security benefits to which she was not entitled. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F....
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Investigators Working to Identify Driver Found Deceased in SUV

Investigators Working to Identify Driver Found Deceased in SUV

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, in conjunction with Prince George’s County Fire investigators, are investigating the death of a man in Landover this week. Efforts are underway to identify him so his family can be notified. On May 1, 2021, at approximately 5:55 p.m., first responders were called to the 6500 block of...
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May Is Motorcycle Safety Month Maryland State Police Urge Extra Caution

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month Maryland State Police Urge Extra Caution

The Maryland State Police are urging drivers to keep safety in mind during “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” being observed in May. As the weather gets warmer, more motorcycles are on the roads, and more traffic crashes are reported between vehicles and motorcycles. About 15% of all fatal crashes in Maryland involve motorcycles according to...
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VIDEO: Peloton Recalls Tread and Tread+ Treadmills After One Child Dies and More Than 70 Incidents Reported

VIDEO: Peloton Recalls Tread and Tread+ Treadmills After One Child Dies and More Than 70 Incidents Reported

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Peloton are announcing two separate voluntary recalls of Peloton’s Tread+ and Tread treadmills. Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund or other qualified remedy as described in the press releases below. Peloton has also...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and avoid impaired and distracted driving. To address this concern, troopers will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23...
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Detectives Arrest Father in Connection with Death of Two-Month Old Son

Detectives Arrest Father in Connection with Death of Two-Month Old Son

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives arrested and charged a man in connection with the homicide of his two-month-old infant son. The suspect is 31-year-old Rodriquez Holeman of the 8000 block of Murray Hill Road in Fort Washington. The victim is Rodriquez Holeman Jr. On April 23, 2021, police officers and emergency medical...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Two Seperate Fatal Collisions Involving Motorcycles

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Two Seperate Fatal Collisions Involving Motorcycles

4/30/2021: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday afternoon in New Carrollton. The deceased driver is 44-year-old John Steele III of Davidsonville. On April 30, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 5000 block of Ellin Road for...
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U.S. Navy Receives Production Approval for Next-Generation Air Combat Training System

U.S. Navy Receives Production Approval for Next-Generation Air Combat Training System

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) received Milestone C approval for its next-generation air combat training system, the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS II) on April 27, 2021. Approved by Program Executive Officer for Aviation Common Systems and Commercial Services (PEO(CS)), Gary Kurtz, Milestone C clears the way...
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Charges Pending After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Charges Pending After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in which one person died and another was injured early Saturday morning in Prince George’s County. On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at approximately 3:35 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outerloop of I-495 at Kenilworth Road for a...
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Barn and House Severely Damaged After Fire in Hughesville, No Injuries Reported, One Cat Saved

Barn and House Severely Damaged After Fire in Hughesville, No Injuries Reported, One Cat Saved

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties responded to 15975 Covington Road in Brandywine, for the reported barn on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 60×50 foot barn fully engulfed in flames and collapsed on the ground, with extensions...
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Effective Immediately, Naval District Washington Returns to Health Protection Condition Bravo / Bravo Plus

Effective Immediately, Naval District Washington Returns to Health Protection Condition Bravo / Bravo Plus

Installations under Bravo include Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac while Naval Support Activity Annapolis is under HPCON Bravo Plus. This order applies to military and civilian personnel assigned to Naval District Washington. Personnel should continue to follow CDC guidance as well...
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Five Former Volunteer Firefighters Indicted by Prince George’s County Grand Jury in Multiple Arsons of Vacant Structures

Five Former Volunteer Firefighters Indicted by Prince George’s County Grand Jury in Multiple Arsons of Vacant Structures

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, five former volunteer firefighters of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department were indicted by a grand jury on various arson, conspiracy, and/or misconduct in office charges for allegedly participating with four intentionally-set fires of vacant structures in Prince George’s County in late 2019 and early 2020. The indictments...
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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collects More Than 11,500 lbs. of Drugs in Maryland

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collects More Than 11,500 lbs. of Drugs in Maryland

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office announced today that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, collected 11,536.59 pounds of potentially...
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Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low in 2020

Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low in 2020

Preliminary data concerning the number of fatal fires investigated by or reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal indicates 51 Marylanders succumbed to injuries related to hostile fires. This represents a 22% decrease in fire-related deaths as compared to 65 deaths reported in 2019 and is 6% below the previous record low...
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Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag at Half-Staff for Death of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag at Half-Staff for Death of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). This action is in honor of Corporal Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department, who died in the line of...
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Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021

Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021

With consistent improvements in key statewide health metrics and a fast pace of vaccinations, Governor Larry Hogan lifted the outdoor mask mandate in Maryland and all restrictions for outdoor dining. The governor also announced that the state has entered a new phase of its vaccination campaign, moving to direct scheduling at mass vaccination sites...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted on Assault Charge After Grabbing Handcuffed Teen by the Neck

Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted on Assault Charge After Grabbing Handcuffed Teen by the Neck

A grand jury on Tuesday indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer on a first degree assault charge. Corporal Darryl Wormuth is also charged with second degree assault and misconduct in office. Wormuth is accused of assaulting a 17-year-old male after he was taken into custody on October 20, 2020, in Suitland. Fellow...
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Maryland Man Sentenced To Seven Years’ Imprisonment for Armed Pharmacy Robbery in Pennsylvania

Maryland Man Sentenced To Seven Years’ Imprisonment for Armed Pharmacy Robbery in Pennsylvania

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Gerard Gaffney, age 19, of Mount Ranier, Maryland, was sentenced on April 26, 2021, to 84 months’ imprisonment by Chief U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones for his role as the driver in a 2019 armed robbery of a Rite...
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Governor Hogan Statement on State Board of Education Vote to Require Full In-Person Learning for 2021-22 School Year

Governor Hogan Statement on State Board of Education Vote to Require Full In-Person Learning for 2021-22 School Year

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement welcoming the Maryland State Board of Education’s unanimous vote requiring Maryland school systems to offer full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year: “The science supports getting our children back into school for in-person learning, and every student in Maryland should have that opportunity right now. To...
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Capital Electric Plans Expansion and Jobs in Prince George’s County

Capital Electric Plans Expansion and Jobs in Prince George’s County

Capital Lighting and Supply, LLC (DBA Capital Electric), a privately-owned, electrical distributor that provides electrical and lighting products in the Mid Atlantic area, is expanding its headquarters in Prince George’s County. The company will construct a new 362,880 square-foot build-to-suit warehouse and office facility at 8711 Westphalia Road, being developed by Trammell Crow Company....
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No Arm Left Behind: Governor Hogan Announces Drive-Thru, No-Appointment Vaccinations at Six Flags, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium

No Arm Left Behind: Governor Hogan Announces Drive-Thru, No-Appointment Vaccinations at Six Flags, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium

Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has begun drive-thru, no-appointment vaccinations at the Six Flags America, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium mass vaccination sites. Marylanders are now able to drive up to these sites for a vaccination without an appointment. Maryland providers have now administered more than 4.43 million vaccines. According to CDC data,...
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PHOTOS: Detectives Working to Locate SUV in Connection With 2020 Murder

PHOTOS: Detectives Working to Locate SUV in Connection With 2020 Murder

Homicide Unit detectives are asking the community to help locate an SUV in connection with a homicide that took place in December of 2020 in the Marlton area of Upper Marlboro. The victim in the fatal shooting is 31-year-old Awa Ebi of Upper Marlboro. In addition to finding the SUV, investigators would like to...
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Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Connection of Fatal Shooting of Pregnant 18-Year-Old, Baby Expected to Survive

Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Connection of Fatal Shooting of Pregnant 18-Year-Old, Baby Expected to Survive

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged three suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old J’Lyn Quinones. The suspects were located and taken into custody in Washington, DC. The suspects are 21-year-old Malik Johnson and his brother, 22-year-old Michael Johnson. Their last known address is in the 2700 block...
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