Prince George’s News

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to open Dec. 16. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a muzzleloader stamp from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season, which concludes Dec. 30. “Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more...
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from midnight tonight (12/8/2107) to 4:00 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017. WHAT: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. WHERE: The I-95 corridor from northeastern Maryland to near Fredericksburg Virginia, including the Washington DC...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

On December 5, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City and participating in violent crime throughout the state. The governor’s announcements include state and federal law...
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Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen. Washington and Baltimore are two of 32 cities vying to be named official host cities for a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Shooting of 11-Year-Old Boy in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Shooting of 11-Year-Old Boy in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department detectives continue to actively investigate the shooting of an 11-year-old boy inside of a home in Suitland Tuesday evening. As of noon on Wednesday, the victim remains in critical condition. The shooting took place at approximately 6:30 pm at a home in the 3000 block of Bellamy Way. The preliminary investigation reveals the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/6/2017 ZEUS Featured Pet: Zeus Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Shepard/Clumber Spaniel Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zeus is a 4-year-old loveable boy. He is friendly and loves everyone! Zeus is strong but is great on leash and loves to hang out. He...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

In the wake of the earthquake that hit off the coast of Delaware 0n Thursday, November 30, 2017 , the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is monitoring for any reports of damage. The quake, which the United States Geological Survey currently lists as a 4.1 magnitude, hit just before 4:50 p.m. off the Delaware coast, about 6...
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‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

A College Park father of one is heading into the holidays $50,000 richer, thanks to a lucky Bonus Match 5 ticket he bought at his favorite Maryland Lottery retailer. “Happy Dad” is a weekly Lottery customer at US Fuel in Berwyn Heights, where he buys Bonus Match 5 tickets and sometimes adds a ticket for Pick 4 or Multi-Match. Although he...
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Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan today joined with Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administrator (MDOT MVA) Christine Nizer, along with Maryland highway safety advocates and families for the 14th Annual Maryland Remembers event, which honors the lives of those...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect who sexually assaulted a victim while impersonating a police officer. The suspect is 36-year-old Michael Leon Bell of the 4400 block of Dery Road in Upper Marlboro. On November 26th at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Guilford Road...
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UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m. the U.S. Geological Survey equipment recorded an earthquake 8 miles North East of Dover, Delaware at a preliminary 4.4-magnitude. SMNEWSNET was contacted by residents in Prince George’s County who reported having felt the earthquake for a few seconds. Details will be provided as they become...
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Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that can compromise personal information and affect a taxpayer’s refund. This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week and the IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, including the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and other industry stakeholders to remind people...
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Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced over $12 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids. Since 1999, overdose threats from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, have more than...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/29/2017 MILTON Featured Pet: Milton Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 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 Milton is an 8-year-old Poodle Mix.  Milton is super social and enjoys hanging out...
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Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a compromise proposal to provide paid leave benefits to Marylanders while fixing the most problematic elements of the deeply flawed bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly, and subsequently vetoed by the governor, during the past legislative session. Again inviting legislators to work with the administration to reach a...
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Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams

Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams in Calvert County to discuss the opioid epidemic in Maryland’s Fifth District. Congressman Hoyer and Surgeon General Adams were joined by representatives from Opioid Intervention Teams in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Calvert County, and St. Mary’s County....
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Detectives in PG County Arrest Sports Trainer for Sexual Solicitation of High School Student

Detectives in PG County Arrest Sports Trainer for Sexual Solicitation of High School Student

Detectives arrested a Baltimore man in connection with sending an inappropriate photo to a high school student. The suspect is 26-year-old Carl Joseph of the 600 block of Harwood Avenue in Baltimore. He worked with one of the girls basketball teams at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine as a volunteer trainer. He is...
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Maryland State Police-Fatal Collision Investigating in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police-Fatal Collision Investigating in Prince George’s County

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on November 28, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to the area of eastbound I-495/Inner Loop-Washington Beltway east of New Hampshire Avenue for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 International truck tractor was traveling eastbound on I-495 when it struck a pedestrian that...
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Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2018 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Make Communities Healthy!” All entries need to be delivered to a Maryland Forest Service office by noon Feb. 2, 2018. Students are encouraged to share...
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Suitland Man Arrested After Two Robberies and Carjacking in Lexington Park

Suitland Man Arrested After Two Robberies and Carjacking in Lexington Park

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a private residence, for the report of a robbery that occurred at Medinah Auto Sales on Three Notch Road, in Lexington Park. The victim advised deputies he had confronted two individuals in the parking lot of the business and...
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Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Giving the gift of Lottery excitement is an enjoyable way to celebrate the holiday season, but the Maryland Lottery offers an important reminder that Lottery tickets are not an appropriate gift for anyone under the age of 18. This year, the Maryland Lottery is once again part of an international holiday season effort to...
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