Prince George’s News

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 22:34 p.m., Northern and Eastern District Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on westbound Route 100 near the Route 10 interchange. This crash was witnessed by an off-duty officer who observed the vehicle travelling westbound Rt. 100 west prior to the Rt. 10 interchange at excessive speeds...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Nyekemia Everett, 35, of Greenbelt, Md., and Malik Hewitt, 41, of Capitol Heights, Md., have been found guilty of first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief...
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Story courtesy of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department / PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in the early morning of July 23, 2021, in Prince George’s County. At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) at Mulberry Street in Laurel, for a report of a pedestrian...
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New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by...
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One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

Homicide Unit detectives are working to make an arrest in a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Adelphi. The victim is 21-year-old Juan Agudelo Maldonado of Lanham. Four additional victims were also shot in this incident. They are all adult males. Three of the victims remain hospitalized, the fourth was treated and released. Preliminarily,...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced awards of $4 million in federal funding made available through the Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act (RELIEF) of 2021. MEMA will distribute these funds to 181 volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue departments throughout the State of Maryland to assist with hardship relief...
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Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

According to new data from state transportation officials, traffic on Maryland roads and highways has begun to approach and exceed pre-pandemic levels. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic...
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Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Larry Hogan today announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved...
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A Reminder to Marylanders: Keep Wildlife in the Wild

A Reminder to Marylanders: Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Each year during the spring and summer months, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receive reports of captive wildlife situations in which residents attempt to care for or possess wild animals. These attempts are often made with good intentions but pose serious risks to both the...
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Three Children Dead, One Firefighter Injured After House Fire in Prince George’s County

Three Children Dead, One Firefighter Injured After House Fire in Prince George’s County

On Monday, July 19, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m., firefighters responded to the 2400 block of Iverson Street in Hilcrest Heights, for the reported townhouse fire with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a two-story townhouse. Firefighters made entry into the residence and removed two occupants. Both victims...
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Heat Advisory in Effect for Saturday, July 17, 2021

Heat Advisory in Effect for Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Heat Advisory Alert in effect from noon to 8pm on Saturday July 17th. Heat index values up to 107 expected, in Calvert, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young...
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Three Motorcyclists Arrested After Fleeing And Eluding Police In Calvert County

Three Motorcyclists Arrested After Fleeing And Eluding Police In Calvert County

On July 5, 2021, Cpl. Robshaw of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Rt. 4 and Rt. 260 on three motorcycles detected travelling at a speed of 110 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Deputies in the area activated lights and sirens in an attempt...
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U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

As part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat of ransomware....
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30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards that Expired During the State of Emergency

30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards that Expired During the State of Emergency

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is reminding Marylanders that under Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order issued on May 12, 2021, driver’s licenses – both non-commercial and commercial (CDLs) – learner’s permits and identification cards that expired during the COVID-19 State of Emergency must be renewed by August 15, 2021....
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Drug Supplier for D.C. and Prince George’s County Drug Conspiracy Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

Drug Supplier for D.C. and Prince George’s County Drug Conspiracy Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Thomas Parker III, a/k/a “June,” age 53, of Washington, D.C., to 90 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and powder and crack cocaine. Eight co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to their roles...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Shots Fired at Tractor Trailer on Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, No Injuries Reported

Maryland State Police Investigating Shots Fired at Tractor Trailer on Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, No Injuries Reported

State police are actively investigating an incident that occurred early this morning involving shots fired at a tractor trailer on the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County. Shortly before 1:00 a.m., on Sunday, July 11, 2021, troopers from the Forestville Barrack were dispatched to northbound 495, north of Ritchie Marlboro Road for the report...
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No Injuries Reported After Man Shoots Occupied Vehicle Multiple Times During Apparent Road Rage in Prince George’s County

No Injuries Reported After Man Shoots Occupied Vehicle Multiple Times During Apparent Road Rage in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are searching for the person who fired shots into a family’s vehicle in Prince George’s County this afternoon during an apparent road rage incident. The suspect is described as an African American male driving a silver Honda Civic with Maryland temporary registration. An African American female was a front seat passenger...
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Bird Illness Investigation Continues in Maryland and Eight Other States

Bird Illness Investigation Continues in Maryland and Eight Other States

In late May, wildlife managers in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. More recently, additional reports have been received from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. While the majority of affected birds...
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Maryland State Police Warn Citizens of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack Phone Number

Maryland State Police Warn Citizens of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack Phone Number

The Maryland State Police at the JFK Highway Barrack are issuing a warning about a fraud scheme being run today in which the caller is using the barrack phone number and telling people they are wanted on a warrant, but could avoid arrest if the provided money or gift cards. Troopers at the JFK...
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Local Firefighters House Destroyed After Fire in Charles County, Fire Marshal Investigating

Local Firefighters House Destroyed After Fire in Charles County, Fire Marshal Investigating

On Friday, July 9, 2021, at approximately 6:23 p.m., firefighters responded to 15485 Christina Place, for the reported structure on fire. Dispatchers advised they received four 911 calls reporting the house was on fire. Two of the four 911 calls reported the homeowners/occupants were not home at the time the fire started. Crews arrived...
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Using a Generator Safely During a Power Outage

Using a Generator Safely During a Power Outage

Using alternative sources of power, such as a generator, can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Never use a generator inside an enclosed space, inside your home, basement or an attached garage, as carbon monoxide fumes can build up. Every year, at least...
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Washington D.C. Man Accidentally Shoots Himself While Fighting Police Officers in Prince George’s County

Washington D.C. Man Accidentally Shoots Himself While Fighting Police Officers in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is leading the investigation into the attempted murder and assault of two police officers this weekend. The suspect is 29-year-old Demetri Reese of the 800 block of Chesapeake Street in Washington DC. On Sunday, July 4, 2021, shortly after midnight, officers on patrol in the 6000...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County That Leaves Two Seriously Injured

Maryland State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County That Leaves Two Seriously Injured

Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a traffic crash that occurred late last night in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers from the Forestville and College Park Barracks were dispatched to a traffic crash reported on eastbound Route 50 prior to I-495 in Lanham. Upon...
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