Prince George’s News

2nd Alarm Sounded for Apartment Fire with Entrapment in Waldorf

2nd Alarm Sounded for Apartment Fire with Entrapment in Waldorf

On Sunday, June 16, 2024, at approximately 4:03 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the Morningside Apartments located at 70 Village Street in Waldorf, for the reported commercial structure fire with multiple subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 4-story apartment complex with nothing evident from multiple sides. Upon entering the structure,...
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Police Investigating Two Southern Maryland Men Killed at a Car Meet in Accokeek

Police Investigating Two Southern Maryland Men Killed at a Car Meet in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a double fatal shooting at a car meet in Accokeek. The victims are 48-year-old Sheldon Proctor of Waldorf and 55-year-old Patrick Savoy of Charlotte Hall. A third victim, an adult male, was also shot. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. A reward of up...
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Message From Sheriff Ricky Cox Regarding Prosecution of Man who Shot Deputy in Calvert County

Message From Sheriff Ricky Cox Regarding Prosecution of Man who Shot Deputy in Calvert County

Message from Sheriff Ricky Cox I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone involved in the prosecution of the evil perpetrator who decided to come to Calvert County and shoot at your deputies. On December 17th 2022, at around 9:30 P.M., Mr. Brandon Turner of Greenbelt was stopped for a traffic violation....
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Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Doing great never looked so good on June 7th, 2024, as around 350 fun-loving people enjoyed perfect weather outside and perfect looks inside at the 14th annual Fashion for a Cause. Held at the Fluegel Alumni Center in Annapolis, the high-spirited crowd smashed its fundraising record, bringing in more than $240,000 for Chesapeake Kids,...
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26 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute

26 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute

Last week, 26 officers from 18 law enforcement agencies across the state graduated from the University of Maryland’s DUI Institute, a rigorous 40-hour program that develops leaders in the enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws. The award-winning program, created in 2003, was developed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety...
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Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups for adults that will be meeting this summer. Groups will meet in person at locations in Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George’s counties as well as virtually. The following grief support groups will meet in person: Drop-In Grief Support Groups are open to...
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Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

UPDATE 6/11/2024: Neighbors used ladders to rescue both trapped occupants from the second floor prior to the arrival of firefighters. Three cats were also removed, one is missing. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was not requested, family and friends are assisting the displaced residents. Firefighters placed the fire under control within...
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Father Charged in Connection to Death of His 2-Year-Old Son

Father Charged in Connection to Death of His 2-Year-Old Son

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged a father in connection with the death of his two-year-old son. The victim is Kayceson Barkley of Oxon Hill. His father, 32-year-old Lance Harrison of Oxon Hill, is charged with child abuse resulting in death, child abuse 1st and 2nd degree, assault 1st and 2nd...
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14-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries After Triple Shooting, Police Seeking Leads and Information

14-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries After Triple Shooting, Police Seeking Leads and Information

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the investigation into a recent shooting that occurred in the city of District Heights. One of the victims has died of her injuries. She is 14-year-old Khamya Ferrell of Suitland. Two adults were also injured in the shooting. Their injuries are not considered...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Waldorf Injures 2 Firefighters and Displaces 10 Residents

UPDATE: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Waldorf Injures 2 Firefighters and Displaces 10 Residents

UPDATE 6/10/2024: On Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10:32 a.m., firefighters responded to 6016 New Forest Court in Waldorf, for the structure fire, Firefighters located a 2-story apartment complex on fire. The owner is identified as New Forest Complex with the estimated loss of structure being valued at $400,000.00 Two firefighters suffered non-life threatening...
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Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $6,991,225 in contributions to the state from a handle of $431,528,137 during May 2024. Sports wagering contributions go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $6.9 million contribution to the state in May 2024 was the second-best single-month total and represented a 50.3%...
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Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

The Maryland Department of Health today announced the first reported heat-related death of 2024 in Maryland. The death occurred in Prince George’s County; the decedent was a male aged 59. “We are very saddened to report our first heat-relat​ed death of the 2024 season,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Nilesh Kalyanaraman. “As...
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Haitian Man Residing in PG County Sentenced to 37 Months for Conspiring to Ship Stolen Vehicles to West Africa

Haitian Man Residing in PG County Sentenced to 37 Months for Conspiring to Ship Stolen Vehicles to West Africa

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Rodley Balthazar, age 30, a Haitian citizen residing in Laurel, Maryland, to 37 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit transportation of stolen motor vehicles and receipt and possession of stolen motor vehicles. The sentence was announced by United...
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Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland’s growing shellfish aquaculture operations harvested a record 94,286 bushels of oysters in 2023, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported.  “Though the shellfish aquaculture harvest is small in comparison to the public fishery, it is growing steadily and the farmer’s product is available throughout the year,” said Brian R. Callam, Ph.D., director of...
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UPDATE: Police Seeking Whereabouts of Suspect Wanted for Murder at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill

UPDATE: Police Seeking Whereabouts of Suspect Wanted for Murder at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill

  UPDATE 6/6/2024: The Homicide Unit is seeking the community’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted for a recent fatal shooting in the parking garage at the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino. The suspect is 26-year-old Dayon Neal of no fixed address. He’s charged with the murder of 37-year-old Daniel Antonio Thomas of...
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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order to advance Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan. The order—one of the most comprehensive on climate change issued by a Maryland governor—directs a whole-of-government approach to address climate change, including requiring agencies to submit a Climate Implementation Plan by Nov. 1, action to propose new emissions standards, and the...
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Maryland Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 4,959 Birds

Maryland Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 4,959 Birds

Maryland hunters harvested 4,959 wild turkeys during the 2024 spring regular and junior turkey seasons. This year’s harvest was 7% lower than the record amount set last spring, but surpassed the harvest totals from previous seasons. “Hunters took advantage of favorable weather and abundant turkey populations with another high harvest,” Maryland Department of Natural...
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Man Charged After Child Finds Loaded Gun and Accidentally Shoots Herself While Playing Hide and Seek

Man Charged After Child Finds Loaded Gun and Accidentally Shoots Herself While Playing Hide and Seek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Gun Crimes Unit charged a suspect with multiple firearms offenses after a child accessed a loaded firearm and suffered a gunshot wound. This incident occurred in the town of Cheverly on Sunday night. The victim, a female under the age of five, suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. The...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Prince George’s County

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

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred early this morning in Prince George’s County. The operator of a Suzuki motorcycle, identified as Johny Carrasco, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was pronounced deceased on the scene. No other injuries were reported at the scene. Shortly after 3 a.m., on Monday, June...
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Family Displaced After Large House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Marshal Investigating

Family Displaced After Large House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, June 2, 2024, at approximately 8:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Prince George’s County responded to the 6900 block of Bucktown Court tin Hughesville, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene and immediately requested a working fire dispatch and reported fire showing from a 2-story...
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CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Spring 2024 nursing graduates celebrated their achievements at the La Plata Campus with a time-honored pinning ceremony that allowed CSM faculty to welcome 59 of their now former students as peers and colleagues in the field of nursing. The graduating class chose the theme “Leave the World a Better Place than You...
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Second Virginia Man Arrested for Murder of Waldorf Man at PG County Car Meet

Second Virginia Man Arrested for Murder of Waldorf Man at PG County Car Meet

UPDATE 6/2/2024: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a second suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred at a recent car meet. The suspect is 21-year-old Caimon Harrell of Woodbridge, Virginia. He’s charged with the murder of 26-year-old John Phipps of Waldorf. Information provided by the community to...
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State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that changes to state law governing the use of automated speed enforcement in work zones take effect June 1, 2024, with additional changes effective January 1, 2025. Designed to help protect highway workers as well as motorists and their passengers, the new law...
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CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2024 spring sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring, and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least...
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Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Master Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Bomb Technician Cory Hurst, a seasoned member of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has been lauded for his outstanding contributions to public safety and emergency response throughout his career and has been selected as the Bomb Squad nominee for Deputy State Fire...
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