Prince George’s News

Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced April 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

The Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay and warns the public of this dangerous act. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3 a.m., involving the motor vessels Salome, Bulk Spain, and AM Annaba. Additionally, a pilot vessel was...
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Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer in the state, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding her offspring. Too often, well-intentioned people find and remove...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WILBUR

Wednesday’s Pet is WILBUR

Wednesday’s Pet for 5-3-2017 WILBUR Featured Pet: WILBUR Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 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 Wilbur is an 8-year-old Chihuahua/Miniature Pincher Mix. He is athletic, sturdy and loving. Wilbur...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will be focusing on the central portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive....
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Park Quest Registration Opens for Maryland Families Seeking Outdoor Adventure

Park Quest Registration Opens for Maryland Families Seeking Outdoor Adventure

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today is opening registration for Park Quest, the popular family-based outdoor adventure program. Park Quest allows families to engage in outdoor activities and adventures at Maryland’s beautiful state parks and public lands throughout the summer. “We are marking the 10th anniversary of Park Quest, and we’re featuring our best quests for this year’s celebration,” Maryland...
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Mother of Twins is ‘Double Winner’ on Double Match Scratch-off

Mother of Twins is ‘Double Winner’ on Double Match Scratch-off

A “Double Winner” from District Heights is the first player to win the $10,000 top prize on a $2 scratch-off, Double Match, that went on sale at Lottery retailers last week. The 34-year-old was running errands in Prince George’s County when she found her lucky instant ticket. On her way out of Giant #342...
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National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC, issued the following: There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms across the entire area late this afternoon into this evening. Scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. The best chance for severe weather is between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m....
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Underwater Grasses in Maryland’s Portion of Chesapeake Bay Expand 10 Percent in 2016

Underwater Grasses in Maryland’s Portion of Chesapeake Bay Expand 10 Percent in 2016

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of improving water clarity and quality – increased for the fourth straight year in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, reaching a record of 59,277 acres. This represents a 10 percent increase from 2015, and also surpasses...
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Beltsville Student Follows Mom’s Winning Lead

Beltsville Student Follows Mom’s Winning Lead

An inspiration that sent a 20-year-old Prince George’s County man on a mission to play a Maryland Lottery scratch-off made him $50,000 richer! The college student by day and waiter by night bought his lucky ticket on his way to work after an image of his mother, a big Lottery player and frequent winner,...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

As mosquito season approaches, Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation declaring April 23-29 “Zika Virus Disease Awareness Week” in Maryland – a time for residents to take simple but critically important steps to prevent the spread of the mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. It is imperative that Maryland residents survey their...
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Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined top law enforcement officials and traffic-safety advocates to issue a call-to-action to eliminate highway fatalities in Maryland.  Preliminary data collected by MDOT indicates that in 2016, 523 people died in traffic crashes on the state’s roads, up from the 521 who died in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/26/17 LUCY AND RICKY Featured Pet: Lucy and Ricky Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Congenital hip abnormalities, No surgery is needed per the groups orthopedic Veterinarian Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female and Male Size: Medium (45 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 per...
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PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

Our Homeland Security Division has arrested a suspect after he was caught flying a drone in restricted airspace in the area of the five-alarm fire in College Park today. The suspect is 24-year-old Trevon Miller of Baltimore Avenue in College Park. On April 24, 2017, around 12:30 pm, a police helicopter was flying to assist...
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Glen Dale Woman Arrested for DUI, DWI, Possession of Drugs & Paraphernalia and Multiple Traffic Offenses

Glen Dale Woman Arrested for DUI, DWI, Possession of Drugs & Paraphernalia and Multiple Traffic Offenses

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Deputy N. Buckler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate and conduct a traffic stop, at Northbound Route 4/Sheckells Road, in Huntingtown, on a vehicle that was broadcast as being driven all over the road. As he approached the vehicle from the...
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Laurel Man is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

Laurel Man is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

For someone who spends his days searching for things underground, a Prince George’s County man who became Maryland’s latest Lottery millionaire is now flying plenty high. A spur-of-the-moment Lottery purchase last week changed his family’s future and provided him with the makings for a great surprise. The 37-year-old husband and father works as a...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of crabs remains resilient and steady. While the survey indicates the population has slightly decreased due to lackluster recruitment, it showed a surge in spawning-age female crabs to the highest level recorded in the 28-year...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 211 bills into law during the second signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Bills signed included the administration’s Protecting Victims of Sex...
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Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has chosen not to fight the Democrat-dominated legislature on 15 bills they sent to him early, expecting vetoes on some. The governor lost a battle Thursday over the Protect Our Schools Act, a bill to set up new standards for failing schools and preempt authority of the state school board....
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Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/19/2017 is DOC Featured Pet: Doc Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Doc is one of a kind. He is a 1-year-old mix of maybe beagle, basset and lab. He is well...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Homicide Unit detectives will conduct a canvass in the Forestville neighborhood where the victim was discovered. The canvass will begin at 6:00 pm in the 3300 block of Springdale Avenue. Homicide Unit detectives released a composite sketch of the victim who was fatally stabbed on Sunday. Investigators are asking...
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IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

With the April 18 deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today offered taxpayers still working on their 2016 taxes a number of tips. These tips are designed to help taxpayers avoid common errors that could delay their refunds or cause other tax problems in the future. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file electronically....
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24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

Twenty-four roller coaster riders at an Upper Marlboro amusement park were successfully transferred from their stalled ride to safety on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics and the Department Technical Rescue Team were alerted at about 5:35 pm, that a ride had stalled 80-feet above the ground at about a 30-degree angle....
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Two Patrol Cars Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver on I-495

Two Patrol Cars Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver on I-495

Two unoccupied Maryland State Police patrol vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-495 last night in Prince George’s County were struck by a driver who was later arrested for driving while impaired. The driver is identified as Kenric L. Stephens, 62, of Temple Hills, Md. He is charged with driving while impaired...
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