Prince George’s News

44-Year-Old Male Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Waldorf

44-Year-Old Male Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a collision on United States Route 301 in the area of Sub-Station Road, Waldorf,. As a result of the collision, a male bicyclist was pronounced deceased on the scene. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers...
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State Trooper in Prince George’s County Hospitalized After his Vehicle was Struck on Shoulder of I-495

State Trooper in Prince George’s County Hospitalized After his Vehicle was Struck on Shoulder of I-495

A Maryland state trooper and the driver of a passenger car remain hospitalized this afternoon following a crash this morning that occurred as the trooper was monitoring traffic on the shoulder of I-495 in Prince George’s County. The trooper is identified as Trooper First Class Robert Cearfoss, who is assigned to road patrol duties...
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Clinton Man Accidentally Shoots Acquaintance in Back in White Plains

Clinton Man Accidentally Shoots Acquaintance in Back in White Plains

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 10:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Highgrove Drive and Oxon Court in White Plains for the report of a shooting. Investigation revealed the victim and three acquaintances were driving when one of the acquaintances pulled out a gun in the...
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Maryland Department of Transportation Warning Motorists of Deer Activity this Fall

Maryland Department of Transportation Warning Motorists of Deer Activity this Fall

In the blink of an eye it can happen. A deer darts out from the trees. The natural instinct in drivers is to cut the steering wheel and slam on the brakes. These actions could be deadly. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is offering autumn driving tips to reduce the...
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Oxon Hill Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Concealed Dangerous Weapon.

Oxon Hill Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Concealed Dangerous Weapon.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at approximately 12:06 a.m., Officer A. Bringley of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of Dorchester Circle in Waldorf when he noticed a suspicious vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. Further investigation revealed approximately 20 grams of marijuana...
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Maryland State Police K9 “Adama” Has Received Body Armor

Maryland State Police K9 “Adama” Has Received Body Armor

Maryland State Police K9 Adama has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Adama’s vest is sponsored by Brenda Larsen of Pasadena, MD and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by the Larsen’s”. ‘Adama’s’ police partner is...
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UPDATE: Missing Infant Found Dead

UPDATE: Missing Infant Found Dead

UPDATE 10/20/2016: Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a man and woman in connection with the murder of their baby boy. The suspects are 24-year-old Geneice Petty-Flemons and 32-year-old Antoine Petty of the 8500 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt. The victim is their child, 3-month-old Antoine Flemons of the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/19/2016 WILSON Featured Pet: WILSON Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Sex: Male Size: Small (6 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Wilson is adorable 9-year-old Chihuahua. This adorable little man is outgoing, affectionate and very social....
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Community Development Week 2016 Showcases First Time Homebuyers Program in Southern Maryland

Community Development Week 2016 Showcases First Time Homebuyers Program in Southern Maryland

The Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee’s (SMTCCA) First Time Home Buyer (FTHB) helps educate prospective homeowners to effectively manage their resources and understand the responsibilities of home buying. Community Development Week 2016 will highlight this program by visiting with clients undergoing housing counseling. After the housing counseling session, SMTCCA will take participants on...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Opens

The first segment of Maryland’s Muzzleloader Deer Season opens statewide Oct. 20. It is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically occurs during some of the finest fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 20-22 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and...
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Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources began stocking brown, golden and rainbow trout in select creeks, lakes and rivers this week as part of its annual fall trout stocking activities. Approximately 25,000 trout will be stocked by the end of October. Fall stocking locations include popular fishing areas such as Bear Creek, Big Elk...
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Upper Marlboro Couple Arrested in North Beach for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication

Upper Marlboro Couple Arrested in North Beach for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m.,, Deputy B. Pounsberry of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3rd Street/Bay Avenue, in North Beach, for the report of two individuals acting disorderly and intoxicated in public. Upon arrival, Pounsberry observed an adult male stumbling and causing a significant scene near the North...
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Lottery Excitement Ends Quiet Day Off for Medical Worker

Lottery Excitement Ends Quiet Day Off for Medical Worker

A Temple Hills man who spends long hours in operating rooms assisting in trauma surgery said he didn’t mind giving up the peace and quiet typical of his day off. The excitement of winning $50,000 on a Maryland Lottery Ravens scratch-off was worth it! “I was out running errands on my day off, one...
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Parents in Prince George’s County Arrested for Murder of Infant

Parents in Prince George’s County Arrested for Murder of Infant

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a man and woman in connection with the murder of their baby boy. The suspects are 24-year-old Geneice Petty and 32-year-old Antoine Petty of the 8500 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt. The victim is their child, 3-month-old Antoine Flemons of the 8500...
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Comptroller Franchot Announces Opening of New Taxpayer Call Center

Comptroller Franchot Announces Opening of New Taxpayer Call Center

At the October 19, 2016, Board of Public Works meeting, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced plans to open his agency’s first remote customer call center to assist taxpayers during the 2017 tax season. The new center, which will open in early January adjacent to the existing Salisbury Branch Office at Sea Gull Square, will enhance...
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Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Upper Marlboro

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Upper Marlboro

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives from their Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of a woman in Upper Marlboro. She was identified as 18-year-old Allyssa Banks of Prince Place in Upper Marlboro. On Wednesday, October 19th, at about 1:45 am, officers were called to the 10200 block of Prince Place...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

The fun and excitement surrounding Halloween can suddenly turn to sorrow and misfortune through one careless act. The incidence of fire, accident, and injury often increases during holidays and festive events. Each year, firefighters and paramedics witness incidents on Halloween that could have been prevented had simple safety rules been followed. Among the high-risk...
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New Traffic Pattern Near Branch Avenue Metro Station Begins Next Week

New Traffic Pattern Near Branch Avenue Metro Station Begins Next Week

On Monday, October 17, 2016, before morning rush hour (weather permitting), the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will partially open Woods Way, a new access road from MD 5 (Branch Avenue) to the Branch Avenue Metro station in Prince George’s County. The construction work is part of the $38 million MD...
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Striped Bass Survey Indicates Below-Average Reproduction

Striped Bass Survey Indicates Below-Average Reproduction

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the 2016 young-of-the-year striped bass index, a measure of bass spawning success in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay is 2.2, well below the 63-year average of 11.7. The index represents the average number of less than 1 year old fish caught in 132 samples during...
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PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Accokeek

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’ Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek. The victim is 21-year-old Jaylen Williams of Thornberry Drive West in Upper Marlboro. On Saturday, October 15, 2016 around 1:15 a.m., patrol officers were called to the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Berry Road for a...
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Our Pets and Halloween

Our Pets and Halloween

Let us not forget our pets during trick-or-treating. Some pets may suffer undue stress with the ringing of the doorbell and knocking on the door – not to mention the fear of a costumed child with a large barking dog greeting them at the door. Keep Safety First and take appropriate measures to reduce...
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IRS Reminds Extension Filers of Oct. 17 Deadline

IRS Reminds Extension Filers of Oct. 17 Deadline

Millions of taxpayers ask for an extra six months to file their taxes every year. The Internal Revenue Service says if you are one of them, then you should know that Monday, October 17, is the extension deadline in 2016. This is because October 15 falls on a Saturday. If you have not yet...
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Serious Carbon Monoxide Situation Discovered by Hungry Prince George’s County Firefighters

Serious Carbon Monoxide Situation Discovered by Hungry Prince George’s County Firefighters

At approximately 1200 hours, Friday, October 14, two firefighters stopped to get lunch at the Subway in the 9900 block of Greenbelt Road.  When working in the fire department, it is not always possible to sit down and eat at the firehouse so the firefighters have to eat when they get a break.  After...
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Taking a Bite Out of Crime: Maryland Natural Resources Police K-9 unit

Taking a Bite Out of Crime: Maryland Natural Resources Police K-9 unit

Maybe they’re asked to find a hiker, lost and cold, in the woods. Perhaps, it’s to look for a weapon used in a crime and tossed into an overgrown field. Or it could be to zero-in on wildlife illegally shot by a poacher and hidden away from prying eyes. Whatever the assignment, the five...
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Fatal Pedestrian Collision in New Carrollton Under Investigation

Fatal Pedestrian Collision in New Carrollton Under Investigation

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in New Carrollton. The victim is 47-year-old Kevin Fowler of Emerson Place in Hyattsville. On Wednesday, October 12th, at about 10:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Annapolis Road and West Lanham Drive for...
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