Prince George’s News

UPDATE: One Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Woodrow Wilson Bridge

UPDATE: One Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Woodrow Wilson Bridge

UPDATE 6/20/2018 @ 3:10 p.m. – Official MSP Press Release: One person was killed and several were injured in a multi-vehicle crash late this morning on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on I-95/495 in Prince George’s County. The deceased has not been positively identified at this time. His body will be taken to the Office...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet for 06-19-2018 MURDOCK  Featured Pet: Murdock Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Murdock is around 9 years old.  He will do best in a home with humans that are around most of the time....
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in Suitland and Bladensburg

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in Suitland and Bladensburg

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Suitland. The victim is 23-year-old Joseph Simmons of Traders Xing in Laurel. On June 17th, at approximately 12:25 pm, patrol officers were called to Allentown Road at Maxwell Drive for a collision. The preliminary investigation reveals a...
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School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

With thousands of children starting their summer break this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) urges everyone to Look Up, Look Out, stay alert and review the rules of the road. When driving through residential neighborhoods and near places children frequent such as area parks and recreation centers, be...
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CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

The CDC is reporting an additional pediatric flu-related death this week, bringing the total number this season to 172. This number exceeds the 2012-2013 season, which previously set the record for the highest number of flu-related deaths in children reported during a single flu season (excluding pandemics). Approximately 80% of these deaths occurred in...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 56 arrests in Maryland, 21 of which were arrested by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, three-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

  On the evening of Friday, June 8th, Prince George’s County Public School Security provided our agency with video of Brooks, a bus aide, on a school bus with students en route to the Foundation School in Largo. Brooks is seen on in-bus surveillance video sitting in a seat next to a 7 year-old...
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Comptroller Franchot Alerts Marylanders to Social Media Scam

Comptroller Franchot Alerts Marylanders to Social Media Scam

Reinforcing his commitment to protect Marylanders, Comptroller Peter Franchot today warned Maryland residents about a scam in which cyber thieves contact citizens via social media using an official-looking certificate about a large sum of money for a fee. The scammers send messages using the Comptroller of Maryland and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) logos on...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MADISON

Wednesday’s Pet is MADISON

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/6/18 is MADISON Featured Pet: Madison Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Feist Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Madison is a 3-year-old female, Feist mix. She is very sweet but shy. She is learning to walk on a leash, she...
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Maryland Conservation Corps Now Recruiting Young Adults

Maryland Conservation Corps Now Recruiting Young Adults

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 in extensive conservation, environmental and natural resources management projects across the state. The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work on five to seven teams for an 11-month period, beginning in...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $156.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $156.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that May 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos set a new single-month record of $156,555,593, an increase of 14.7% compared to the May 2017 total of $136,464,277. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has awarded more than $80 million to nearly 38,000 students to attend one of Maryland’s post-secondary institutions. “Working to make higher education affordable and accessible for as many Maryland students as possible is one of our...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TYRA

Wednesday’s Pet is TYRA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/30/18 is TYRA Featured Pet: Tyra Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Weimaraner Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Tyra is a 5-year-old girl that is new at HSCC, but she’s already stole everyone’s heart. She...
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Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 3,861 Gobblers

Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 3,861 Gobblers

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters reported harvesting 3,861 wild turkeys during the 2018 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. This year’s harvest was 8 percent lower than the record 2017 harvest, but well above the 10-year average of 3,406. “Turkey populations continue to grow in a few areas of the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Motors Officers Escort Riders in Rolling Thunder Event

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Motors Officers Escort Riders in Rolling Thunder Event

Charles County Sheriff’s Office motors, along with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Prince George’s County Police Department, and Maryland National Capital Park Police motors escorted the All American Harley Davidson chapter of riders to the Pentagon for the Rolling Thunder event, during which thousands of motorcyclists ride from across the...
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Crime Solvers Offering up to $2,500 Reward in Murder Case of 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Crime Solvers Offering up to $2,500 Reward in Murder Case of 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr. 20, who was shot and killed on May 1 at 10 p.m. outside of his residence in the 2200 block of...
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Troopers Urge Safety And Sobriety As Enforcement Increases During Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers Urge Safety And Sobriety As Enforcement Increases During Memorial Day Weekend

With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

May 28, 2018, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins, and...
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Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will permanently eliminate the $7.50 E-ZPass Maryland transponder fee for all new customers, putting $46 million back into Marylanders’ wallets over the next five years. In 2015, the governor announced major toll rollbacks across the state, resulting in $270 million in savings for our citizens....
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Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/16/2018 WILSON Featured Pet: Wilson Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Terrier/Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (10 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 Wilson is a handsome 1-2-year-old mix. He is friendly, playful, and smart. He gets...
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Detectives Charge Three Suspects for Sexual Abuse of Four Victims in Church Program for At-Risk Youth

Detectives Charge Three Suspects for Sexual Abuse of Four Victims in Church Program for At-Risk Youth

Prince George’s County Police detectives charged three men in connection with the sexual abuse of four female victims. The crimes occurred between 2001 and 2008 when the victims were between the ages of 15 and 18 and were enrolled in a program run by the Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ in Fort Washington....
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Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged a Waldorf man with sexually abusing a student at a school in Morningside. The suspect is 31-year-old Simeon Smith of the 3000 block of Midlothian Place in Waldorf. Smith is a teacher at Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School. The preliminary investigation reveals Smith...
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Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Rain is in the forecast for the remainder of this week and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is reminding residents to be prepared for additional storms and flooding. “Much of the state has already experienced heavy rain and flooding and these conditions are predicted to continue for the next several days,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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$5,000 Becomes $50,000 Win for Prince George’s County Scratch-off Fan

$5,000 Becomes $50,000 Win for Prince George’s County Scratch-off Fan

Sometimes, more is better and that’s true in the case of the prize tied to a winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off. Solomon Zewudie of Oxon Hill thought his Cash Craze Doubler instant ticket was a $5,000 winner until the lucky scratch-off slowly revealed its $50,000 top prize. Talk about lucky! “I still can’t believe it,”...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly...
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