Prince George’s News

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and John Sarbanes (MD-03) at a media availability this afternoon following a Maryland delegation meeting to discuss how Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will severely impact Marylanders. Below is a transcript...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

As Maryland Lottery and Gaming continues its deepening commitment to responsible gambling programs, the agency is proud to support a national effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. Maryland Lottery and Gaming is again participating in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual effort to promote March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. “Reinforcing the...
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Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland has been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report in their inaugural “Best States” ranking, which analyzed data in seven key areas – education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections – to determine the state’s composite score....
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State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

Severe storms are threatening Maryland. These storms may cause disruption in electrical service to our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is cautioning citizens when using alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. “These easy to follow tips will help all Marylanders avoid injury or death during power outages,” said the State...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/01/2017 Zoey Featured Pet: Zoey Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Boxer/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Female Size: Large Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zoey is a 1-year-old Boxer mix. She is a smart girl that loves people. Zoey is a giant love bug. She is great with other dogs....
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NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

It took a few minutes for Ryan Daniels to realize what had happened. The former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant was traveling with a convoy in May 2011 in a restive part of southwestern Afghanistan that had seen plenty of combat action. His mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, had just hit a large, improvised...
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Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputy K. Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the Dunkirk area and witnessed a subject wearing a black jacket and ski mask, swinging an object and striking a vehicle parked in the Burger King parking lot. He then observed the...
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The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

A need to acquire beer and wine for a small family gathering later that night put Jordan, a concierge from Bowie, and his mom, at the right Lottery retailer at the right time to scoop up a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win. They stopped at Woodmore Wine & Spirits in Lanham for the party supplies...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

On Monday, February 20, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Detectives arrived and detained suspect Daniel Ligolo Ongele, 27 of Upper Marlboro, who attempted to obtain “Promethazine/Codeine syrup.” He was found to be in possession of a USB thumb...
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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

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

Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The officers are charged in separate incidents. Corporal George Merkel faces charges of misconduct in office and second degree assault. The allegation involves conduct in September of 2016 while the officer was on duty. The Internal Affairs...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Derrick Rondell Battle, age 43, of Bladensburg, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, to 198 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed commercial robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
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House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

The first items on the agenda for the Maryland House of Delegates Monday are House and Senate resolutions that will give Attorney General Brian Frosh sole discretion to sue the Trump administration to protect the “state’s interest as well as the health and welfare of Maryland residents.” The House Rules Committee Friday afternoon voted...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 02-15-17 JOEY Featured Pet: Joey Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (14 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Joey is beautiful red 3-year-old Chihuahua Mix.  This adorable boy is loveable, affectionate and...
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Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at a press conference with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) on the reintroduction of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Below is a transcript of his remarks: “Thank you Carolyn Maloney for your continued...
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Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

A Prince George’s County woman stopped at a favorite Maryland Lottery retailer last week for a scratch-off, hoping to tap into the same luck that produced a $10,000 win last March. The 50x The Cash instant game she selected gave the retired postal worker a special delivery that met her hopes tenfold. Having spare...
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Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

The Oyster Advisory Commission received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, environmentalists and watermen. The draft comes after the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reconstituted the commission and...
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Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited data on the Verizon network has arrived. Beginning Monday, Verizon is offering an introductory plan that gives you unlimited data on your smartphone and tablet on the best 4G LTE network in the country. With Verizon Unlimited, you also get HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and...
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Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Hallowing Point Road in the area of Stafford Road. The Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, identified as Brenda Lee Hill a 52-year-old female of...
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Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis this week. The American Civil Liberties Union and CASA, a Latino and immigrant organization, as well as other civil rights groups on Wednesday announced support for legislation that would mandate transparency in police misconduct investigations in...
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Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

33 Specific Initiatives to Change Maryland for the Better More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017 Legislation that will create thousands of jobs by eliminating all state taxes for ten years for new manufacturers and providing income tax credits for existing manufacturers that create jobs in high unemployment areas. Road Kill Bill Repeal Legislation...
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IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

Scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can...
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Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest in Yesterday’s Bank Robbery

Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest in Yesterday’s Bank Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged Mortimer Mumpford Wade, 20, of Accokeek, with armed robbery, assault, and theft in connection with the bank robbery that occurred on February 7, 2017, at the Old Line Bank in Waldorf. Through investigation, Wade was identified as the suspect. Investigators served a search warrant at Wade’s residence and...
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