Prince George’s News

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for the second bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. “Today, I am proud to sign legislation that will help ensure Maryland’s fiscal stability in years when revenues are less than projected,”...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Spring conditions throughout Maryland are presenting wonderful fishing opportunities as water temperatures steadily warm up and all manner of fish become more active. Except for some low-flow conditions in a few areas, the opening day of the traditional trout season was a big success with beautiful weather and plenty of trout. Parents and children...
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Maryland State Police, Crash Investigation in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police, Crash Investigation in Prince George’s County

The Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack continue to investigate a tractor trailer collision that occurred in Prince George’s County . On April 1, 2017, the Barrack received a call in reference to a two vehicle collision involving an overturned tractor trailer on westbound I-495 at Riggs Road in College Park. Preliminary investigation revealed a...
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Recreational Crabbing Season Opens April 1

Recreational Crabbing Season Opens April 1

It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We are pleased to offer multiple opportunities for anglers of...
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Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Now that tornado season is here, SMNEWSNET.com encourages residents to be prepared.  Tornadoes are violent by nature and capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects like deadly missiles.  A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300...
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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 20. Recipes must be submitted by May 19, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Astra

Wednesday’s Pet is Astra

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/29/17 is Astra Featured Pet: Astra Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Astra is a beautiful 4-year-old mix. She is spayed, housetrained and great with other dogs and cats. Astra gets along...
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UPDATE: One Killed In Crash On Rt. 301 In Prince George’s Co.

UPDATE: One Killed In Crash On Rt. 301 In Prince George’s Co.

UPDATE: The victim is an adult male. He was identified as Collin Elroy King (79 years old) of Beltsville, MD. His family has been notified of the incident. 3/28/2017: A driver who was involved in a minor crash on Rt. 301 and exited his vehicle was struck and killed by a passing motorist tonight...
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Interested in Becoming a Member of the Maryland State Police?

Interested in Becoming a Member of the Maryland State Police?

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Maryland State Police? Do you have questions and don’t know who to ask or where to start? On April 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm, members of College Park, Forestville and Rockville Barracks will be hosting a “Speak to a Trooper” recruitment event at 10100 Rhode...
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Three-time Winner’s Horses Gallop to $194,188 Racetrax Win

Three-time Winner’s Horses Gallop to $194,188 Racetrax Win

An amazing Racetrax Superfecta Box bet left all of Paul “Pickles” McDonald’s three previous prizes in the dust and put Corner Lounge in Upper Marlboro on the lucky retailer roster. The avid player’s $194,188 prize earned him a spot in the Maryland Lottery record book, too, for winning the second largest prize in the...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Bank Robberies in Less Than a Week

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Bank Robberies in Less Than a Week

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Joshua Francisco Miranda, age 29, of Waldorf, on Monday, March 27, 2017, to eight years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for committing two bank robberies in March 2016. Judge Chuang also entered an order requiring Miranda to pay restitution of $7,800. The sentence...
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Weekly Fishing Report 3/27/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 3/27/2017

This coming Saturday will be an exciting day for put and take trout fishermen throughout the state as closure 1 and 2 trout management waters open up for what can be considered the traditional opening day of Maryland’s trout season. This is a wonderful time to gather up the family or neighborhood kids for...
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Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Maryland state troopers are beginning advanced domestic violence awareness training today in an effort to increase their understanding of all aspects of a domestic violence investigation and their knowledge of all services available to victims they encounter. Provided by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the advanced training will be required for all Maryland...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Radio Station Road and Audie Lane in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and an unloaded school bus. A preliminary investigation revealed the bus was traveling...
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Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

A Glen Burnie man who purchased the last $10 50x The Cash ticket on the roll is $50,000 richer today. Weeks after his win, Iobal Singh was still smiling when he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore! Iobal and his brother were in 7-Eleven #11533 in Glen Burnie when the lucky winner...
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New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

The Maryland Park Service’s reservation system is transitioning to a new website — parkreservations.maryland.gov — starting at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017. To allow for a smooth transition, the online reservation system will be unavailable from March 28 to April 2. During that time, existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system. Walk-in...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Governor Larry Hogan tonight issued the following statement in response to the Maryland House of Delegates voting for final approval of House Bill 1362, which will directly interfere with the ability of state and local law enforcement to work and cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities: “The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed an...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/22/17 CANDY Featured Pet: CANDY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Collie/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Candy is approximately 2 years old. She came into rescue from a hoarding situation, where they had over 100 dogs. Candy has...
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Two Men From La Plata and Bowie Arrested on Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

Two Men From La Plata and Bowie Arrested on Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

On March 16, 2017 members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Eastern and Northern District Tactical Narcotics Units and Tactical Narcotics Teams were working crime suppression in the area of Brooklyn Park. At approximately 11:40 a.m. detectives observed a Dodge Ram truck traveling south on Ritchie Highway near Cresswell Road and noticed that...
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Forgotten Playslips Lead to $50,000 Win for Bowie Retiree

Forgotten Playslips Lead to $50,000 Win for Bowie Retiree

Last Saturday, William “Billy” McLean realized he hadn’t yet purchased his Maryland Lottery tickets for that evening’s drawings and the deadline to buy tickets was approaching. He quickly went to a 7-Eleven in Temple Hills to buy tickets, accidently leaving behind his completed playslips. Since he didn’t have his playslips with him, the Bowie...
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Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

The paid sick leave bills making their way through the legislature “are dead on arrival” if they reach his desk, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Wednesday. He promised reporters “I will veto them immediately” because they have the potential to kill thousands of jobs and “are disastrous for our economy.” He called the legislation that...
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Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

As the cost of college has skyrocketed, students and parents could soon get relief on expensive textbooks under the Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017 that would provide funding to develop free open source learning materials. “The state is moving rapidly towards free textbooks online,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Jim Rosapepe, D-Prince George’s,...
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No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, troopers suggest those whose celebrations will include alcohol take time to make the right decision and designate a sober driver. Based on past experience, Maryland state troopers are anticipating an increase in impaired driving as celebrants will be traveling on St. Patrick’s Day to and from different locations to...
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UPDATE: Suspect Who Stole Items From Military Career Center in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect Who Stole Items From Military Career Center in Custody

Prince George’s County Police patrol officers today arrested the man wanted for breaking into the United States Army Career Center in Oxon Hill earlier this month. The suspect is 30-year-old Kyle Pedigo from Norwich, Connecticut. Officers arrested him this morning when he tried to break into a pool and spa company in Upper Marlboro....
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Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

After multiple incidents involving drivers being injured by glass from windshields broken by flying ice, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remove all ice from their vehicles to prevent it from becoming dangerous highway projectiles. Maryland state troopers have dealt with multiple incidents today involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off other vehicles....
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