Prince George’s News

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2016 Confirmed

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2016 Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2016. On July 27, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in Capitol Heights (Prince George’s County) on July 19....
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Maryland Awarded $350,000 for Pumpout Boats and Stations

Maryland Awarded $350,000 for Pumpout Boats and Stations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been awarded more than $350,000 for the installation and maintenance of marine sewage pumpout stations across the state. The funding will go toward existing pumpouts as well as support pumpout boats operated by the City of Annapolis, the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and the West and Rhode Riverkeeper. “This...
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Nighttime Cargo Delivery Starts August 1 on Northbound 301

Nighttime Cargo Delivery Starts August 1 on Northbound 301

An overnight hauling operation will take place beginning on Monday, August 1, leaving from the Aqualand Marina in Newburg, Charles County to the PSEG Keys Energy Center project site in Brandywine, Prince George’s County. The convoy will travel approximately five miles per hour and use both northbound lanes of US 301 from Orlando Park...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, July 29, 2016, from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will be focusing on the southern portion of the county.
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Public Service Announcement from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Public Service Announcement from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

It is no secret our department along with every department in the County has seen a major increase in responses due to drug overdoses. Specifically overdoses involving opiates. We have always and will continue to provide the highest level of service to our citizens regardless for the reason that we have been called upon....
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Wednesday’s Pet is SCRAPPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SCRAPPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/27/16 SCRAPPY Featured Pet: Scrappy Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scrappy is a 7-year-old beautiful mature boy. He is looking for his forever home. Scrappy is a real snuggle bug. He...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Sheriff’s Deputy-Involved Shooting

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Sheriff’s Deputy-Involved Shooting

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a shooting involving an off-duty Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy. On Sunday, July 24, 2016, at about 1:50 am, patrol officers along with deputies from the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 10500 block of Campus Way South in Largo for the departmental...
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Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department Arrest Suspect in Murder of Alonzo Jackson

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department Arrest Suspect in Murder of Alonzo Jackson

The Homicide Unit identified and arrested a man in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 68-year-old Alonzo Jackson. The suspect is 20-year-old Demarko Wheeler of the 2000 block of Stanton Road in Southeast DC. On July 20th, at about 7:00 am, patrol officers were called to a gas station in the 4900 block of Marlboro...
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Understanding Heat Waves

Understanding Heat Waves

With temperatures projected to exceed 100 degrees this weekend, citizens are urged understand the meaning of an advisory, watch or warning and to exercise caution during the heat wave. In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is defined as a prolonged period...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

A suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer was indicted by a grand jury today. Police Officer First Class James Sims faces two counts of misconduct in office and four counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent. He’s accused of taking inappropriate pictures of women while on-duty during traffic stops and while off-duty. The investigation into...
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Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

A Clinton retiree is counting his lucky stars and his lucky dollars after winning the $100,000 top prize on a $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off. The 68-year-old decided to purchase his lucky ticket at his local Lottery retailer, Tucker’s Liquors, after seeing the number 243 on the serial number for a previous Gold Rush instant ticket...
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North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Edward Dewy Viens, 30, of North Beach, Maryland, to 108 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Judge Grimm also ordered Viens to forfeit $1,302, seized...
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Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

The old saying that haste makes waste doesn’t apply to the lucky Waldorf man who just claimed the $50,000 top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game. The Charles County resident visited Kellers Market in Prince George’s County on Saturday afternoon and bought a Bonus Match 5 ticket for that night’s drawing. The 64-year-old...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/20/16 is Coconut Featured Pet: Coconut Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Sex: Male Size: Small (15 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Coconut is a gorgeous 10-year-old Poodle. Sweet as pie, quiet as a mouse. This...
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Police Employee Captures Most-Wanted Scratch-off Prize

Police Employee Captures Most-Wanted Scratch-off Prize

A police department employee who plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs from time to time just captured the most-wanted scratch-off in the Fruit Explosion game – the one carrying a $30,000 top prize! The Anne Arundel County resident is sure glad she followed her mother’s suggestion to play scratch-offs at Severn Liquor Discount Mart in Glen Burnie....
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Crashes

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Crashes

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in District Heights last Thursday. The victim is 21-year-old Marcus Hayes Jr. of Shady Glen Drive in District Heights. On July 14th at about 2:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Marlboro Pike at Boones Lane for a crash. The...
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It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

With Artscape’s theme as “Explore the Space Around You,” the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds visitors that bicycle safety relies upon space – at least three feet when passing, to be exact. If you are planning to visit Artscape in Baltimore this weekend, be sure to stop by the “We’re...
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Accokeek Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Accokeek Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

A lucky Bonus Match 5 player enjoyed a Saturday night delight when the winning numbers in the July 16 drawing matched numbers on his or her ticket! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player who bought the $50,000 top-prize winning ticket from Kellers Market, located at 15624 Livingston Road in Accokeek. The lucky...
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Investigation Underway Into Fatal Pedestrian Collision Involving Police Cruiser

Investigation Underway Into Fatal Pedestrian Collision Involving Police Cruiser

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a police cruiser. The collision occurred this morning in Langley Park. Investigators are currently working to identify the pedestrian and notify his family. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, at approximately 2:30 am, the involved officer was...
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Weis Markets Announces Plans to Purchase Several Local Food Lion Locations

Weis Markets Announces Plans to Purchase Several Local Food Lion Locations

  On Thursday, July 14th, 2016, Weis Markets, Inc., a Mid-Atlantic food retailer, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Food Lion, LLC, to purchase the assets of 38 Food Lion supermarket locations operating in the states of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The Company plans to complete the purchase of these locations pending...
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Temple Hills Man Sentenced To 14 Years in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Temple Hills Man Sentenced To 14 Years in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

On Wednesdsy, July 13, 2016, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Arthur Charles Clements, age 57, of Temple Hills, to 14 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Judge Hazel also ordered that upon his release from prison Clements must register as a sex offender in...
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Bowie Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for $108 Million Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracies

Bowie Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for $108 Million Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracies

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Andracos Marshall, a/k/a “Draco,” age 42, of Bowie, Maryland, to 23 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; and money laundering conspiracy. Judge Chasanow also entered an order requiring Marshall to forfeit $51,300,000....
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Larry Hogan today joined 46 governors in signing the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction, which was developed by and released today through the National Governors Association (NGA). “Far too many families and communities have experienced the devastation caused by heroin and opioid abuse,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration has been a leader in...
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Detectives in Upper Marlboro Investigating Homicide

Detectives in Upper Marlboro Investigating Homicide

The Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating an overnight fatal shooting in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 22-year-old Andre Stocks of Hunterton Street in Upper Marlboro. 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...
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Wednesday’s Pet is FUZZY

Wednesday’s Pet is FUZZY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/13/2016 FUZZY Featured Pet: Fuzzy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Fuzzy is a 6-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He loves being with people and hanging out on the couch. Fuzzy can be a little bossy and likes to...
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