Prince George’s News

Comptroller Peter Franchot Shares the Spirit to Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays

Comptroller Peter Franchot Shares the Spirit to Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays

By launching his annual Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays campaign early, Comptroller Peter Franchot wants to help Marylanders get into the holiday spirit and encourages Maryland credit union members to save even more with incentives from participating partners. Once again, the Comptroller has partnered with the MD|DC Credit Union Association to provide...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims Walktober, Encourages Marylanders To Walk For Health, Recreation, and Transportation

Governor Hogan Proclaims Walktober, Encourages Marylanders To Walk For Health, Recreation, and Transportation

Noting the benefits to health and well-being that come from walking—Maryland’s official state exercise—Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing the third annual statewide celebration of Walktober, including a month-long schedule of events and webinars. The governor also noted that this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, is annual Walk Maryland Day and encouraged residents to walk for health,...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Citizens Black Bear Activity Increases Throughout Fall

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Citizens Black Bear Activity Increases Throughout Fall

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that black bears are beginning a period of increased feeding activity in preparation for winter hibernation. As the leaves change and the weather cools, bears become more active as they search for food. During this time, bears will travel across roads more frequently. They also can become more attracted...
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Maryland State Police To Celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend with Communities Across The State

Maryland State Police To Celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend with Communities Across The State

Maryland State Police will join faith-based organizations and law enforcement agencies across the state to celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend, which is set for Oct. 7-10, 2022. National Faith & Blue Weekend is a collaborative initiative that builds bridges and breaks down biases through activities and outreach amongst law enforcement professionals and the...
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Governor Hogan Announces New Application Round for Opportunity Zone Microgrants – Opens Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Governor Hogan Announces New Application Round for Opportunity Zone Microgrants – Opens Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the third application round of Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding opened on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, allowing eligible small businesses seeking to expand within designated Opportunity Zones to apply for microgrants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. The Opportunity Zone Microgrants will be distributed through the Neighborhood BusinessWorks program administered by...
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Charles County Felon Sentenced to 10-Years in Federal Prison for Dealing in Firearms Without a License and Transporting Firearms from Out of State With Intent to Sell Them

Charles County Felon Sentenced to 10-Years in Federal Prison for Dealing in Firearms Without a License and Transporting Firearms from Out of State With Intent to Sell Them

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Deante Mandel Duckett, age 37, of Cheverly, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for dealing in firearms without a license and for transporting a firearm with intent to commit a felony. The sentence was imposed on September 28, 2022....
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Applications Open for 2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Applications Open for 2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program, managed by Forever Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of Transportation. Three different grants are being offered to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities, and land trusts to support environmental education projects, litter removal,...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims October as Move Over Awareness Month, Expanded Law to Protect Road Users Takes Effect Saturday, October 1, 2022

Governor Hogan Proclaims October as Move Over Awareness Month, Expanded Law to Protect Road Users Takes Effect Saturday, October 1, 2022

Governor Larry Hogan declared October as Move Over Awareness Month in recognition of an expanded law taking effect on Saturday to protect all road users. Read the Move Over Awareness Month proclamation. “Moving over and slowing down when passing a vehicle stopped on the highway isn’t just a matter of following the law—it is about saving...
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Governor Hogan Announces 4.5% Cost of Living Adjustment Increase For All State Employees

Governor Hogan Announces 4.5% Cost of Living Adjustment Increase For All State Employees

Governor Larry Hogan announced that all employees across state government will receive a 4.5% cost of living adjustment (COLA )increase— effective November 1, 2022—as part of a series of measures to enhance statewide workforce recruitment and retention efforts. The governor’s action follows official budget projections from the Board of Revenue Estimates showing that, for...
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CPSC, Firefighters Urge Caution When Using Portable Generators as Tropical Storm Ian Continues Its Path of Destruction

CPSC, Firefighters Urge Caution When Using Portable Generators as Tropical Storm Ian Continues Its Path of Destruction

As Tropical Storm Ian moves out of Florida and approaches Georgia and the Carolinas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting consumers in the path of this dangerous storm about the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from portable generators and other post-storm hazards. Preparing in advance of Tropical Storm Ian is...
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Prince George’s County Police Announces Graduation of 37 Recruits from Academy Session 147

Prince George’s County Police Announces Graduation of 37 Recruits from Academy Session 147

The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 37 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Police Training Academy on Wednesday. Of the 37 graduates, 26 will join us here at the Prince George’s County Police Department. In addition, seven will be joining the Prince George’s County Office...
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71-Year-Old Lothian Man Killed in Trailer Fire, Investigation Determined Fire Was Accidental

71-Year-Old Lothian Man Killed in Trailer Fire, Investigation Determined Fire Was Accidental

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County responded to 30 Patuxent Mobile Estates in Lothian, for the reported residence on fire. Firefighters responded to 911 calls by neighbors reporting a fire at 30 Patuxent Mobile Estates in Lothian. First arriving firefighters found fire and smoke from...
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Maryland United States Attorney’s Office Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Maryland Developer Involving Multifamily Housing Complexes

Maryland United States Attorney’s Office Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Maryland Developer Involving Multifamily Housing Complexes

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced that Maryland-based developer Stavrou Associates, Inc. and related entities have agreed to pay $185,000 to settle claims that they violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans...
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Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Illegal Possession of Firearm, Police Recover 27 Firearms

Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Illegal Possession of Firearm, Police Recover 27 Firearms

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Larry Clinton Proctor, age 33, of District Heights, Maryland, to 87 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, and for illegal possession of a machinegun. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney...
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Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man After Shooting at a Robbery Victim in Waldorf

Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man After Shooting at a Robbery Victim in Waldorf

On September 17 at approximately 2:31 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of St. Andrews Way and St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of an incident between two vehicles, which involved a collision and shots being fired. The two vehicles fled prior to police arrival. One...
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UPDATE: Police Say Suspect Vehicle Was Stolen from Charles County, Search Continues for Vehicle and Two Shooters in Murder of DMV Boxing Legend Buddy Harrison

UPDATE: Police Say Suspect Vehicle Was Stolen from Charles County, Search Continues for Vehicle and Two Shooters in Murder of DMV Boxing Legend Buddy Harrison

UPDATE: The Metropolitan Police Department released the following information and update on Monday, September 26, 2022. Captain Kevin Kentish stated after reviewing surveillance videos from nearby, police have determined there were only two shooters, not three. Harrison was shot multiple times and at this time, police believe it was a targeted attack. Police have...
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Calvert County State’s Attorneys Office Announces Beltsville Man Receives 19 Years for Drug Distribution and Violation of Probation

Calvert County State’s Attorneys Office Announces Beltsville Man Receives 19 Years for Drug Distribution and Violation of Probation

UPDATE: On September 26, 2022, Steven Terrell Wheeler, 27, of Beltsville, MD, was sentenced in Calvert County Circuit to 12 years imprisonment for the crime of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He also received an additional 7 years for a violation of probation in a 2020 assault case, for a total sentence of...
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Charles County Man Arrested Under Suspicion of Impaired Driving After Single Vehicle Crash, Police Recover Stolen Handgun

Charles County Man Arrested Under Suspicion of Impaired Driving After Single Vehicle Crash, Police Recover Stolen Handgun

On Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of Route 301 and Timothy Branch Drive in Brandywine. Upon their arrival, troopers found a silver Nissan facing southbound in the northbound lanes on Route 301 and wedged against the guardrail. The...
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Three Juveniles Arrested for Committing Armed Carjacking, Police Recover Handgun

Three Juveniles Arrested for Committing Armed Carjacking, Police Recover Handgun

Prince George’s County Police Division IV – Oxon Hill Station patrol officers arrested three juveniles for an armed carjacking on Sunday. The suspects are a 17-year-old male from Oxon Hill, a 17-year-old male from Washington, DC, and a 16-year-old male from Oxon Hill. All three are charged as adults. On Sunday, September 25, 2022,...
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Governor Hogan Continues Asia Trade Mission in Japan, Meets with Leadership of Japan Business Federation

Governor Hogan Continues Asia Trade Mission in Japan, Meets with Leadership of Japan Business Federation

To kick off the second leg of his economic development mission to Asia, Governor Larry Hogan today met with leaders of Keidanren—the Japan Business Federation—including Hayakawa Shigeru, co-chairman of Keidanren’s Committee on U.S. Affairs and vice chairman of the board of directors of Toyota Motor Corporation. The governor also touted Maryland’s pro-business environment at...
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Members point to lowest crab numbers in history of winter dredge survey, recent rapid rise in invasive blue catfish and snakeheads as cause for urgent action On September 21, 2022., U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G....
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Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer on Theft and Misconduct in Office Charges

Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer on Theft and Misconduct in Office Charges

A Prince George’s County grand jury indicted an officer on charges of theft and misconduct in office. The involved officer is Corporal Travis Fowble. The officer is accused of conducting unauthorized activities while on-duty dating back to 2018. The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division brought this case to the State’s Attorney’s...
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Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. Last school year, Emily Leedy,...
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Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022!

Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022!

The Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland will begin at 9 a.m. at Texas Roadhouse in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022. (located at 103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646) We will assemble for our annual group photo at 8:45 a.m. No registration is required, just wear this...
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Police Investigating One Victim and One Suspect Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

Police Investigating One Victim and One Suspect Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the circumstances of a double fatal shooting inside of a home in the city of Hyattsville shortly after midnight. At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers with the Hyattsville Police Department were dispatched to the report of a burglary in progress at the home in the...
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