Prince George’s News

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 210 bills into law during the eighth bill signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The bills signed include legislation to strengthen the state’s...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/24/17 RUSTY Featured Pet: Rusty Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Pug/Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Rusty is a 1-year-old Puggle.  He is a loyal, loving, and curious boy.  Rusty is a fun boy that gets along great with other dogs.  He...
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Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton That Killed 17-Year-Old

Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton That Killed 17-Year-Old

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a fatal crash in Clinton. The victim is 17-year-old Norman White of Livingston Road in Clinton. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at about 10:15 pm, patrol officers were called to Temple Hill Road at Woodelves Way...
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Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Memorial Day Closings

Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Memorial Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all offices on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations also will close. MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open and are available 24/7. As part of Governor Hogan’s...
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MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

Maryland’s Driver’s License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) has recently been named the recipient of a 2017 Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. The award honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers, and suppliers who support a commitment to design quality, technical innovation, and the future of the global card industry. “Residents, businesses, and law...
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Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 22-28, 2017, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment and Natural Resources encourage all Marylanders to take note of swimming safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy swimming...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Excel Maryland Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Excel Maryland Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups

Governor Larry Hogan today opened Maryland’s inaugural Governor’s Business Summit before a crowd of more than 700 business, education, and community leaders at the Hilton Baltimore. The day-long economic development conference hosted by the Maryland Marketing Partnership highlights the issues and industries driving Maryland’s economy, including developing workforce through innovation training, protecting businesses from...
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Maryland State Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint in P.G County

Maryland State Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint in P.G County

The Maryland State Police College Park Barrack in Prince George’s County, Md will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The operation will be held on Friday May 26th, 2017 starting at 9:00 pm in the area of Maryland Route 1 just south of Ammendale road in Beltsville. The sobriety checkpoint will be conduct under the...
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Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Parks & People Foundation’s paid internship program, Branches, received a grant for its work engaging low-income high school students in cleaning neighborhoods, creating green spaces and maintaining parks. The Maryland Environmental Trust has awarded 49 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling over $160,000 to municipalities, nonprofits and schools for beautification projects, community cleanup activities and environmental education programs throughout the state....
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Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

The Hogan-Rutherford administration today launched “Before It’s Too Late,” a new web portal designed to provide resources and raise public awareness of the rapid escalation of the evolving heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis in Maryland. “For nearly three years, our administration has been focused on combating the heroin and opioid crisis from every angle, including prevention,...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Clinton

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Clinton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash involving several vehicles and a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle was killed in the collision. He’s 52-year-old Julian Anthony of Trowbridge Drive in Fort Washington. The collision occurred on May 18th, shortly before 9:00 pm, in the 9800...
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Hoyer Statement on Action to Protect Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Marylanders

Hoyer Statement on Action to Protect Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined with Attorneys General from more than a dozen states in moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by House Republicans that undercuts the Affordable Care Act: “I am pleased that Attorney General Frosh joined with his fellow Attorneys...
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VIDEO: Prince George’s County Police Officer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Assault

VIDEO: Prince George’s County Police Officer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Assault

Today, a Prince George’s County jury found Officer Juan Hernandez guilty of striking a 22-year-old man with his police cruiser during a call for a fight and armed suspect. Officer Hernandez was found guilty of 2nd Degree Assault, but found not guilty of Misconduct in Office. “The conduct at issue today was immediately reported...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 49,200 Maryland students will receive scholarships totaling $82,764,420 through the Maryland Higher Education Commission. These scholarships represent the 2017-18 initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need-based student financial aid program. “Access to higher education is more important now than ever...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police College Park Barrack investigating fatal accident.

UPDATE: Maryland State Police College Park Barrack investigating fatal accident.

Troopers of the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack continue investigating fatal accident. The occupants of the Nissan passenger vehicle have been identified. The driver was identified as Damon Walker Richardson Jr., 20 , of Bowie, Maryland. The front passenger was identified as Ahniya Muhammad, 21, of Lanham, Maryland. The deceased was identified as...
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Wednesday’s Pet is KRANK

Wednesday’s Pet is KRANK

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/17/17 KRANK Featured Pet: Krank Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Puppy will get to about 50 lbs Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact Rescue for fee Krank along with many other puppies, dogs, cats and kittens will be available in...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Weapons Charges

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Weapons Charges

Caleb Andrew Bailey, 31, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, May 15, 2017, to illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, unregistered short-barreled rifles, unregistered destructive devices, and possession of child pornography charges. At the time of his arrest, Caleb Andrew Bailey was a Maryland Delegate, selected by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for...
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Construction Supervisor Builds Up to Big Scratch-off Win

Construction Supervisor Builds Up to Big Scratch-off Win

You won’t ever find Alejandro Rodriguez Estrada of Fort Washington rushing to complete a task at the job site or hurrying to scratch off instant tickets in his living room. The construction supervisor and avid Maryland Lottery fan believes that taking his time pays off, whether it’s at work to prevent mistakes or playing...
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Fort Washington Man Arrested for Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Fort Washington Man Arrested for Intent to Distribute Marijuana

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at approximately 11:40 a.m., Trooper D. Phillips, from the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at Route 227 and Strawberry Drive, in Bryans Road. Prior to Trooper Phillips arrival a passenger from one of the vehicles was seen fleeing the scene on foot....
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Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Marlboro

Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Marlboro

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 2143 hours Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Forestville Barrack were dispatched to the area of US 301 at Black Stone Avenue, in Upper Marlboro, for a report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, they found that a 2006 Honda Civic had collided into the side...
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Governor Larry Hogan, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Muriel Bowser Participate in Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Muriel Bowser Participate in Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as featured speakers at the Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit. The summit, organized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is an opportunity for hundreds of area policymakers and public health and safety professionals from...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/10/2017 is GODIVA Featured Pet: Godiva Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium    Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Godiva was living in a barn, before that she found herself at a shelter in Virginia.  She deserves a loving family...
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Former PG County Police Officer Sentenced to Life plus 50 Years for Murder

Former PG County Police Officer Sentenced to Life plus 50 Years for Murder

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Erik H. Nyce sentenced Richard Travess Conway, 28 of Waldorf, to an overall sentence of Life plus 50 years in prison for the murder of Robert Mange, conspiring and attempting to murder Krystal Mange, and the reckless endangerment of 4 others. Conway,...
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54 percent) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In addition, fish...
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National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week will be in full swing from May 7th through May 13th this year. The theme for this year’s awareness campaign focuses on protecting houses of worship from intentional fires through prevention. The honorable Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May 7 – 13, 2017 as National Arson Awareness Week in Maryland....
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