Prince George’s News

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Landover

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Landover

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Landover. The victim is 2-year-old Joseph Wang of Jumpers Court in Glen Burnie. The suspect is 34-year-old Yu Song of the 400 block of Jumpers Court in Glen Burnie. The suspect is the victim’s mother. On November 25, 2017, at about 10:00 pm, a family...
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Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

It is with deep regret that State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci announces the death of “Charlie”, he was previously one of four Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) teams the Office of the State Fire Marshal operates. He passed away the morning of Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a sudden illness. Charlie passed away peacefully...
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A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

What is the best part of Thanksgiving?  Is it being with family?  Is it the fun?  Or, is it what happens after the feast?  Leftovers! Many people cannot wait for a day-after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.  It is always fun to find a new way to enjoy leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all of the...
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How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

When a person dies due to a drug overdose the medical examiner or coroner records on the death certificate if the overdose was intentional – purposely self-inflicted (as in cases of suicide) – or unintentional (accidental). Unintentional drug poisoning deaths can happen when a drug or drugs are taken on purpose (or mixed together). They can also...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge in DC

Prince George’s County Police Department Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge in DC

A probationary Prince George’s County Police Officer is now suspended after the Metropolitan Police Department charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon. Probationary Police Officer Zaid Abed was off duty at the time of his arrest on Tuesday, November 19, 2017. Officer Abed is currently a probationary officer assigned to the Bureau of...
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MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

As motorists prepare to hit the roadways this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) urges drivers and passengers to buckle up—every seat—every time as they travel to their destinations. MDOT MVA’s 2017 Roadside Observational Survey, which was just completed, evaluated 50,000 roadside seat belt observations in 13 jurisdictions...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/22/17 PENEE Featured Pet: Penee Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Terrier/Pointer Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium 45 lbs Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Penee #7724 is a loving 2-year-old...
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Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe...
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Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this hunting season. “The two-week firearms season is our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Not only is...
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Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of James Reginald Flanagan, 21, of Temple Hills. On November, 11, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of River Bay Townhomes, in Lexington Park, for the report of a shooting. Through the course of the investigation,...
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Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning  next Thursday, troopers from each...
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State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

A Maryland State Trooper was hit by a drunk driver while working in his patrol vehicle on I-495 in Prince George’s County early this morning. The trooper identified as TFC Angel Ortiz is a 7 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and is assigned to Forestville Barrack. He was transported to Prince George’s...
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Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing this information in an effort to provide the public with a life threatening concern about a recent recall of portable fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde Corporation. The extinguishers listed in the recall are revealed in the link within this article. Please take a moment to...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/15/17 is PIXIE Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Pixie is a one-year-old beautiful hound mix.  She found herself in a rescue to no...
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MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today held its annual “Snow Show” events today at the Statewide Operations Center in Anne Arundel County and its Fairland Maintenance Facility in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. MDOT SHA is fully stocked with material and equipment is ready to keep Maryland’s roads and bridges...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

We want to make our readers aware that tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m., there will be scheduled down time for SMNEWSNET.COM, it will last for approximately 4 hours. We will be using this time to speed up our site and add more security to our infrastructure. During this maintenance window, SMNEWSNET.COM will be inaccessible....
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Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Stop everything and check your Bonus Match 5 ticket if you bought it at Highbridge Village Market in Bowie for the Nov. 8 drawing. You may be $50,000 richer! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding the top-prize winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10;...
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Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement on November 9, 2017, in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed tomorrow, Friday, November 10: “On Veterans Day, families and communities gather to honor the service and sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform of our nation. For those who bear the physical...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all military veterans, including residents and non-residents, will be granted free admission and entrance to the network of 72 state parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. The governor’s announcement directly impacts over 414,000 veterans living in Maryland with the highest concentrations residing...
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22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season

22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced on November 7, 2017, that hunters harvested more deer during the early hunting season compared with last year. Maryland hunters wrapped up the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons by harvesting an estimated 22,199 deer in September and October, an 11 percent increase from last year’s official...
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Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an apparent effort to diminish the perception that Russian ads may have had an impact on the...
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Maryland State Police Continue Hit-And-Run Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Hit-And-Run Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run reported Monday night in College Park. Shortly after 9:45 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017, troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian on southbound I-495/95 south of Goodluck Road in Lanham. A witness on the scene said that...
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