Prince George’s News

Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland drivers are facing longer lines and frustrating revisits to state offices over the next year when they renew their licenses due to tougher requirements for licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law, legislators heard last week. Sixty percent of Maryland’s almost 3 million licensed drivers must submit new documentation to prove...
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CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

The CDC, NCI, and FDA released findings from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The findings include current use of seven tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, and bidi, as well as findings on use of multiple products and frequency of use. The results show that there were...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

A Prince George’s County man was arrested and charged early this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Vincent Herrara Paris, 23, of Suitland. He is charged with four counts of distribution...
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59-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

59-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek late Monday night. The victim is 59-year-old Juan Menedez Castillo of Altenburg Court in Waldorf. On Monday, February 18, 2019, at approximately 9:55 p.m., patrol officers were called to the area of Indian Head Highway and...
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UPDATE: A Sixth Person Has Died As a Result of a Traffic Crash In Prince George’s County

UPDATE: A Sixth Person Has Died As a Result of a Traffic Crash In Prince George’s County

2/18/2019: A sixth person has died as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred earlier this month in Prince George’s County. The sixth victim is identified as Cornell D. Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Md. Maryland State Police Crash Team investigators were notified that Simon succumbed to his injuries on February 15,...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

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

Maryland State Police is continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian-related crash that occurred Monday night in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, troopers from Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to MD 202 at Campus Way in Upper Marlboro, on a report of a motor vehicle collision that...
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Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department Engine Struck While on Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department Engine Struck While on Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m.,  police fire, and emergency medical personnel were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident when Oxon Hill Engine 821 was providing “barrier protection” for the accident scene on a local lane of the Beltway prior to RT.210 when a vehicle hit the engine. The 2017 Pierce...
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Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 73 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2019 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 17-19 statewide. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers. Adult males, or gobblers, comprised 56 percent of the...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

It’s important to keep warm to stay as healthy as possible during the cold winter months. If you have an elderly or vulnerable friend or neighbor, look out for them to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure...
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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

The coldest air of the season will arrive this week with bitter cold and wind chills which could plunge to below zero. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens of the importance of having a Carbon Monoxide Detector. Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they...
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Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Rain will develop and change to snow late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The snow may be briefly heavy before ending later Tuesday evening. While accumulations are forecast to be on the order of 1 to 3 inches, the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as the Secretary of Natural Resources. Haddaway-Riccio currently serves as a Deputy Chief of Staff in the governor’s office, where she advises on environmental-related issues. “Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio has been a strong member of my executive team since day one and has a proven track record of working to...
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2-Alarm Fire in Prince Georges County

2-Alarm Fire in Prince Georges County

On Saturday, January 26, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters from Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County and surround companies responded to 5664 Columbia Park Drive in Cheverly, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from a approximate 120 x 100 building. Units shortly evacuated from interior operations set...
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UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshals Investigate Fatal Fire in Waldorf

UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshals Investigate Fatal Fire in Waldorf

UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshals were requested to investigate the origin and cause of late evening fatal Waldorf fire Saturday , January 26, 2019. The 11:05 P.M. fire occurred at 7430 Bensville Road in Waldorf. The one alarm blaze in the single story, wood frame house brought out 45 firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer...
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UPDATE: Man Indicted in Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed 3 Children on Indian Head Highway in December

UPDATE 1/25/2019: Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy announced that Thomas Hawks was indicted in connection with the Dec. 30 crash that killed 5-year-old Alexander Mejia, 5-year- old Rosalie Mejia, and 1-year- old Isaac Mejia, all of Falls Church, Virginia. According to officials, Hawks’ blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit...
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UPDATE: County Police Investigating Officer Charles County Found Dead in Car in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: County Police Investigating Officer Charles County Found Dead in Car in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: The Prince George’s County Police Detectives are investigating the death of a man found inside of his car near Indian Head Highway just before midnight Thursday. Officers responded to a 911 call for a single vehicle that had run off Route 210 and had come to rest in the 17000 block of Beech...
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Teenager Charged in Connection With Shooting Inside of Landover Home

Teenager Charged in Connection With Shooting Inside of Landover Home

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a teenager with shooting his friend inside of a Landover home Wednesday morning. The suspect is 16-year-old Edwin Munoz Hernandez of the 6700 block of Dorman Street in Landover. On January 23rd, at approximately 10:00 am, officers were called to the 6700 block...
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AUDIO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Waldorf Center for Higher Education Next to Firehouse

AUDIO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Waldorf Center for Higher Education Next to Firehouse

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 5:25 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 called dispatch requesting a working fire to be dispatched, after looking over at the building next to the firehouse and seeing fire showing from the top of the building. Crews advised they had fire showing from the 4th...
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18-Year-Old Female Found Alive Hours Later After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

18-Year-Old Female Found Alive Hours Later After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 2:25 a.m., fire and rescue personnel from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge, for a water rescue investigation. At approximately 2:15 a.m., police requested a boat to investigate under the bridge after finding an unoccupied vehicle still running on the bridge. Shortly...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John O’Connor, Identified as Police Officer Involved in Departmental Shooting in Seat Pleasant

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John O’Connor, Identified as Police Officer Involved in Departmental Shooting in Seat Pleasant

The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Seat Pleasant Police Department have both issued press releases on the investigation of an officer-involved shooting involving on-duty City of Seat Pleasant police officer, and St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John E. O’Connor. Prince George’s County Police, Press Release: Prince George’s County Police Detectives with our Criminal Investigation Division along...
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Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. The following product is...
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