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Wednesday’s Pet is BINGO

Wednesday’s Pet is BINGO

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/01/16 BINGO Featured Pet: BINGO Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Bingo is a darling 8-pound 4 year old Chihuahua Mix. His favorite activity is...
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State Police Enforcement Statistics For Memorial Day Weekend

State Police Enforcement Statistics For Memorial Day Weekend

Maryland State Police troopers were involved in extra patrols and focused enforcement initiatives throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, making more than 8,400 traffic stops and arresting more than 90 impaired drivers. From May 27th through May 30th, troopers stopped 8,443 vehicles and issued 5,793 traffic citations, 4,831 warnings and 798 safety equipment repair orders. ...
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Governor Larry Hogan Rescinds 72 Executive Orders

Governor Larry Hogan Rescinds 72 Executive Orders

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2016.06, rescinding 72 obsolete executive orders issued by previous administrations over the last 46 years. The removal of almost five decades of gubernatorial directives that are either outdated or superseded by legislation reflects the ongoing effort of the Hogan administration to modernize and streamline state government, including...
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Prince George’s County Keno Player Hits Big Again

Prince George’s County Keno Player Hits Big Again

Keno has been very lucky for a 66-year-old Berwyn Heights nurse. But this avid player was still surprised when she stopped at Long Branch Beer & Wine in Silver Spring and won $10,000 playing her favorite game. “The store I normally go to was closed so I went to Long Branch instead,” said the...
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In Case You Missed it – News from the Past Few Days

In Case You Missed it – News from the Past Few Days

Here are a few of our top news stories from the past few days that you may have missed while enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. In Case You Missed it                  
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Today, May 30, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins, and...
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Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

In many parts of the country – and indeed, around the world – a ride-booking service is as close and easy to use as launching an app on a smartphone. But after nearly unimpeded growth in an industry that didn’t exist a decade ago, around 30 U.S. jurisdictions have passed new ride-hailing regulatory legislation,...
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Safety and Cleaning Tips from SMO to Prep your Grill for the Holiday eekend

Safety and Cleaning Tips from SMO to Prep your Grill for the Holiday eekend

Memorial Day is here again! Whether you’re traveling to visit family and friends or staying home, your plans probably involve digging out the grill for a good summer cookout. Food on the grill is everyone’s favorite part about the holiday weekend, and we want to help you make sure your grill is ready for...
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Police Charge Forestville High School Teacher With Sexual Abuse of Student

Police Charge Forestville High School Teacher With Sexual Abuse of Student

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives arrested an Upper Marlboro man in connection with the sexual abuse of a then 17-year-old female student at a high school in Forestville. The suspect is 45-year-old Vincent McDuffie of the 10000 block of Campus Way South in Upper Marlboro. McDuffie is a teacher at High School in Forestville. The student...
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Origins of Memorial Day

Origins of Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans – the Grand Army of the Republic – established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Army Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that...
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Office of the State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Train for Proficiency

Office of the State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Train for Proficiency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal currently operates three accelerant detection K-9 teams throughout the State of Maryland. The teams train bi-weekly and have recently taken advantage of the warm weather and trained using the facilities at the Upper Eastern Regional Shore MFRI Training Center in Centreville.  The OSFM uses ATF trained Accelerant...
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Before Your Trip to Weekend Fun in the Sun, Don’t Forget to Check 511!

Before Your Trip to Weekend Fun in the Sun, Don’t Forget to Check 511!

The unofficial start of summer is upon us, and that means sojourns to Maryland’s trove of Eastern Shore beaches, Western Maryland lakes and the treasures between.  Tens of thousands of motorists will hit the road and travel for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) offers travel...
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North Carolina Man Pleaded Guilty to Charges After Illegal Butt Injections Killed Woman in Prince George’s County

North Carolina Man Pleaded Guilty to Charges After Illegal Butt Injections Killed Woman in Prince George’s County

Vinnie Lysander Taylor, a/k/a “T,” age 44, of Wilmington, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia, pleaded guilty on May 26, 2016, to charges of receiving and selling industrial grade silicone, but representing to customers that it was medical grade silicone. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod...
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State Fire Marshal Offering Grilling Safety Tips

State Fire Marshal Offering Grilling Safety Tips

The Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance of those that gave the supreme sacrifice in honor of our Country. Families across Maryland will venture outside to the beach, the mountains or maybe just to their backyards to spend quality time together. However, increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor...
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Natural Resources Police Urges Safety This Holiday Weekend

Natural Resources Police Urges Safety This Holiday Weekend

With Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer right around the corner, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reminds swimmers, boaters and anglers to be water wise. Last year was Maryland’s deadliest boating season in two decades, with 21 fatalities. Eighteen of the victims were not wearing life jackets. Late May begins the annual...
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Two Waldorf Men Charged in Jewelry Store Heist that led to Gun Battle in Fairfax VA

Two Waldorf Men Charged in Jewelry Store Heist that led to Gun Battle in Fairfax VA

Second Update – Arrests Made in Robbery/Officer-Involved Shooting/Carjacking: As this extensive investigation continues, two Waldorf men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of Dubai Jewelers at 7041 Brookfield Plaza, in Springfield VA, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. With assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force, the Prince...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BENJI

Wednesday’s Pet is BENJI

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/25/16 BENJI Featured Pet: Benji Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Benji was taken to the shelter as an owner surrender because his owners didn’t have enough time for him. He is a 4-year-old German...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision Involving 16-year-old Hyattsville Girl

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision Involving 16-year-old Hyattsville Girl

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit from the Prince George’s County Police Department  is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Chillum. The victim is 16-year-old Keyri Alfaro-Guevara of 24th Avenue in Hyattsville. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at about 9:50 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of East-West Highway at 23rd Avenue for a collision involving a pedestrian. When they...
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‘Loyal Racetrax player’ Triumphs with Trifecta Bet

‘Loyal Racetrax player’ Triumphs with Trifecta Bet

Deborah Smoot of Glen Burnie has enjoyed playing Racetrax ever since her very first bet. The retired state employee had beginner’s luck with the Maryland Lottery’s computer-animated horse racing game, winning $882. “I’m a loyal Racetrax player,” she said. “I play all the time and I hit all the time.” She also has a...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Charge Suspect in District Heights Homicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Charge Suspect in District Heights Homicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in the Saturday, May 21, 2016 fatal shooting in District Heights. The suspect is 27-year-old Diartianan Rivers of the 1400 block of Savannah Street in Southeast Washington. The victim is 52-year-old Thomas Barnes of Rochell Avenue in District Heights. On May 21st at...
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