Prince George’s News

Trooper Commended For Lifesaving Action At Crash Scene in Prince George’s County Last Week

Trooper Commended For Lifesaving Action At Crash Scene in Prince George’s County Last Week

A Maryland state trooper is being commended for his quick actions that contributed to saving the life of a man whose leg was amputated when he was struck while standing behind his disabled vehicle along I-95 in Prince George’s County last week. At about 2:30 a.m. on June 21, 2016, Trooper Quincy Pinkney of...
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Silver Spring Man Admits Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Residence in Upper Marlboro

Silver Spring Man Admits Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Residence in Upper Marlboro

Damien Travis Boddy, age 35, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession of an unregistered firearm and to transportation of explosive material with the intent to injure, kill or intimidate. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel...
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New Laws Taking Effect in Maryland on July 1, 2016

New Laws Taking Effect in Maryland on July 1, 2016

Many new laws are scheduled to take effect on Friday, July 1 in Maryland. Minimum wage Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. It’s the latest bump scheduled to take effect since lawmakers in 2014 approved increases over several years from $7.25. It is scheduled to go up to $9.25 next year...
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UPDATE: Prince George’s County Police Department Release Video of Triple Homicide Suspect

UPDATE: Prince George’s County Police Department Release Video of Triple Homicide Suspect

UPDATE 6/27/2016: Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department today released video of the suspect wanted in Friday’s triple homicide in Forestville. On the video, the gunman is seen running from the crime scene moments after he shot five people, killing three. It’s believed the suspect acted alone. Preliminarily, detectives do not...
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Keno Delivers Bittersweet $30,000 Win to Glen Burnie Player

Keno Delivers Bittersweet $30,000 Win to Glen Burnie Player

A 42-year-old Glen Burnie woman received a bittersweet $30,000 Keno win a day after her father passed away and only days before Father’s Day. The cosmetologist told Maryland Lottery officials that she was feeling very down after her 72-year-old dad’s death the previous day. To feel better, she decided to play a few games...
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Lauren Cross Named Miss Prince George’s County Farm Bureau for 2016

Lauren Cross Named Miss Prince George’s County Farm Bureau for 2016

Lauren Cross, 19, of North Keys, was named Miss Prince George’s County Farm Bureau for 2016 at the Prince George’s County Farm Bureau Annual Picnic. She is the daughter of Mike and Jennifer Cross and a fourth generation Cross on the Family Farm. “I am very excited and honored,” Cross said after the contest....
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Police in Prince George’s County Arrest Elementary School Teacher in Prostitution Sting

Police in Prince George’s County Arrest Elementary School Teacher in Prostitution Sting

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested 29-year-old Martin Rye Brown of the 8000 block of Walden Road in Silver Spring during a prostitution sting. Brown is a teacher at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School in Hyattsville. Brown was arrested during a sting operation in Lanham on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Brown was charged...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RED

Wednesday’s Pet is RED

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/22/2016 RED Featured Pet: Red Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (39 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Red is a 9-year-old friendly boy that came into rescue as a stray. He had obviously had a run in...
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Department of Natural Resources Recruits Young Adults for Maryland Conservation Corps

Department of Natural Resources Recruits Young Adults for Maryland Conservation Corps

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting 17-25 year olds for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects across the state. The program seeks to hire 35 full-time crew members for an 11-month period, beginning in October 2016. “The Maryland Conservation...
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DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

On June 21, 2016, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific...
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“OPERATION BROKEN HEART” YIELDS 46 ARRESTS IN MARYLAND Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Participates in Nationwide Initiative to Target Child Sex Offenders

“OPERATION BROKEN HEART” YIELDS 46 ARRESTS IN MARYLAND Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Participates in Nationwide Initiative to Target Child Sex Offenders

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 46 arrests in Maryland, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included in “Operation Broken Heart III”, a two-month initiative. Members from...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Investigate Homicide in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Investigate Homicide in Oxon Hill

The Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting in Oxon Hill over the weekend. The victim is 29-year-old Demetrist Glover of Just Street in Northeast Washington. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Construction of New MD 210 Interchange

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Construction of New MD 210 Interchange

On June 15, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan announced work is underway on the $115.4 million project to build a new interchange to replace the current signalized intersection along MD 210 (Indian Head Highway) at Kerby Hill and Livingston roads. Work includes constructing an overpass to carry Kerby Hill Road and Livingston Road traffic over...
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Maryland Begins Issuing New Secure Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards on Monday

Maryland Begins Issuing New Secure Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards on Monday

New Cards Incorporate Cutting-Edge Security Features to Protect Against Identity Theft and Fraud GLEN BURNIE, MD (June 16, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)  will start issuing  the new secure driver’s license and identification (ID) card on Monday, June 20, 2016, for all learner’s permits and new ID cards,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MAGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MAGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/15/16 is MAGGIE Featured Pet: Maggie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site, HERE  Maggie is a cute 2-year-old mix- ChiWeenie. She is a loving, sweet, gentle,...
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Hogan Turns 60, a Man of Many Hats

Hogan Turns 60, a Man of Many Hats

Hats off to Gov. Larry Hogan who celebrates his 60th birthday Wednesday, May 25. Or maybe it should be a tip of the hat for this man of many hats. It’s an old maxim for politicians not to put on funny hats, with the exception of baseball caps sometime worn for outdoor activities with...
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Maryland Casinos Set New Revenue Record of $104.4 Million in May

Maryland Casinos Set New Revenue Record of $104.4 Million in May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that monthly combined revenues for the state’s casinos reached a new high of $104,351,219 in May 2016. The total surpassed the previous best month, April 2016, which saw casinos generate $103.9 million. Maryland’s first casino opened in September 2010, and there are now five casinos operating in the...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Orlando Terror Attack

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Orlando Terror Attack

On June 12, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement in response to the terror attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday morning: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a nightclub in Orlando. We offer our most sincere condolences to the family...
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Waldorf Man and his Brother Arrested for Murder in Upper Marlboro

Waldorf Man and his Brother Arrested for Murder in Upper Marlboro

The Homicide Unit from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested two brothers in connection with the homicide of an Upper Marlboro man on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The suspects are 39-year-old Dicarlo Dickerson of the 2100 block of Briarwood Drive in Waldorf and 47-year-old Shawn Dickerson of the 700 block of Castlewood Place in...
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Glen Burnie Butcher Carves Out $10,000 Scratch-off Win

Glen Burnie Butcher Carves Out $10,000 Scratch-off Win

While on a break from work a couple of days ago, a Glen Burnie man decided to buy and play his daily batch of scratch-offs. He purchased two Maximum Jackpot tickets from the Food Lion in Severna Park and won $10 on the first one he scratched. Feeling good about making his money back...
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Tick Season is Here

This morning I moved the recycle bin towards the road and went back inside my house to do some dishes. I felt a sharp pain and there he was, a small tick biting my arm. One minute of being outside, not in the woods or rolling in the grass, on my driveway near a...
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Prince George’s County County Man Arrested for Burglary of Several Firearms

Prince George’s County County Man Arrested for Burglary of Several Firearms

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Victims allege, William Thomas McLaren, age 33, of Prince George’s County, entered their residence and stole several firearms and then pawned them in Charles County. McLaren was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he was charged with First Degree Burglary, Theft Over $100, Conspiracy to Commit...
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Waldorf Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

Waldorf Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced James Devwan Pixley, age 26, of Waldorf, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking...
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Time Running Out for Two $1 Million Winners to Claim Prizes

Time Running Out for Two $1 Million Winners to Claim Prizes

Spread the word, Marylanders: Time is running out for winners of a $1 million Mega Millions prize and a $1 million Powerball prize to make their claims at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket from the Jan. 8 drawing was purchased at the Royal Farms store located at 7701...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BLOSSOM

Wednesday’s Pet is BLOSSOM

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/08/16 BLOSSOM Featured Pet: Blossom Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Border Collie Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Blossom is a 1 ½ year old Border Collie mix. She is goofy with puppy like quirks. Blossom is intelligent...
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