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Stay Safe and Healthy During High Heat!!!

Stay Safe and Healthy During High Heat!!!

From our National Weather Service: Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Tuesday: Sunny, with a...
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Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Oxon Hill, One Dead

Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Oxon Hill, One Dead

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, approximately 9:00 p.m., the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack received a 911 Call in reference to a vehicle collision involving a Motorcycle into the back of a Tractor Trailer, in the area of the Inner Loop, I 495, north of Rt. 414, St. Barnabas Road, in Oxon Hill. Troopers...
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Troopers Remind Motorists to ‘Move Over’

Troopers Remind Motorists to ‘Move Over’

After one trooper was struck and injured on Sunday, June 11, 2017, it is clear to Maryland State Police that drivers need to be reminded about the state’s ‘move over’ law, which is intended to increase safety for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel when they are working along Maryland roads. The intent of...
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Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

A Maryland state trooper is hospitalized for injuries he sustained early this morning when his patrol car was struck by an alleged impaired driver, while the trooper was parked at the scene of a traffic crash in Prince George’s County. The trooper is identified as Trooper Solomon Flash, who is assigned to road patrol...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on 2016 Heroin and Opioid Overdose Statistics

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on 2016 Heroin and Opioid Overdose Statistics

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement regarding the 2016 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report, released by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: “Since before taking office, Lt. Governor Rutherford and I have been laser-focused on addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic, and these deeply troubling numbers show that this...
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State Police Barracks Become 24-hr Drop-off Locations For Unused Prescription Meds

State Police Barracks Become 24-hr Drop-off Locations For Unused Prescription Meds

As part of Maryland’s combined effort to reduce opioid abuse, Maryland State Police barracks across the state have become around-the-clock drop-off locations for unused prescription medications. Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi directed that all barracks be ready any time to accept unused medications.  “The Maryland State Police is a full partner in...
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Maryland Acquires Lowest Cost in History for Electricity Rates for State Buildings and Facilities

Maryland Acquires Lowest Cost in History for Electricity Rates for State Buildings and Facilities

The Hogan-Rutherford Administration today announced the Department of General Services’ successful implementation of a reverse auction for energy purchases, which will save Maryland taxpayers $25 million over the next four years through 2021. The commodities procurement will provide a significant portion of the state’s electricity supply to state-owned facilities. “By pooling the state’s future...
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Bowie Man Delays Claiming Scratch-off Prize to Savor Big Win

Bowie Man Delays Claiming Scratch-off Prize to Savor Big Win

A Prince George’s County man who claimed a $10,000 scratch-off prize on the $20 Diamond Spectacular game had to think back pretty far to fill Maryland Lottery officials in on the how and when of his encounter with Lady Luck. His big score happened more than two months ago. “I had so much fun...
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Exclusive Video: Charges Pending Against Upper Marlboro Woman in Bar Assault

Exclusive Video: Charges Pending Against Upper Marlboro Woman in Bar Assault

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m, Angela Hope Allen, 24 of Crystal Pond Court in Upper Marlboro, got into a verbal argument with the staff at the ABC Lounge in California, after her credit card was declined. The argument became physical when Allen started hitting an employee, Allen then threw a...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RIO GEORGE

Wednesday’s Pet is RIO GEORGE

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/7/17 is RIO GEORGE Featured Pet: GEORGE Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (44 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation George is a 2-year-old all-around great guy. He found himself in the shelter when his owner gave him...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $136.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Casinos Generate $136.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced May 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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Wanted for Escape – St. Mary’s County

Wanted for Escape – St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Joshua Lee Coleman, age 32, of St. Leonard, Maryland.  On June 2, 2017, suspect Coleman removed his GPS ankle monitor in violation of his pre-trial release agreement. His last captured GPS location was on MD-Route 4 in Anne Arundel County, on...
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36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m, Trooper First Class Key from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of  MD Route 202 / Largo Rd at Robert Lewis Drive, in Upper Marlboro, for a collision involving a Nissan passenger car and a Honda motorcycle. Upon arriving to the...
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Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins in Maryland

Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins in Maryland

Through the month of June, visitors to Maryland’s beaches can expect an astonishing sight – millions of horseshoe crabs will make their annual pilgrimage from the Atlantic Ocean to our shores. Dating back at least 350 million years, it’s one of the largest spawning events of horseshoe crabs in the world. To ensure the horseshoe crab...
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Maryland Safe Harbor Workgroup to Meet June 8, 2017

Maryland Safe Harbor Workgroup to Meet June 8, 2017

The Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building at 90 State Circle in Annapolis, Maryland. Chaired by Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith, the workgroup is charged...
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2017 Summer Rockfish Season Begins June 1

2017 Summer Rockfish Season Begins June 1

Anglers wanting to get in on this year’s striped bass fishing season will have more areas to fish starting June 1. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the official opening of the summer/fall striped bass season with no exclusions on where anglers can catch the state fish. All areas of the Chesapeake Bay, including...
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Trespassing Leads to Arrest for Possession of Cocaine for Bowie Woman

Trespassing Leads to Arrest for Possession of Cocaine for Bowie Woman

Possession of Cocaine: On Monday, May 22, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Trooper First Class Robinson from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to Project Echo in Prince Frederick for a trespassing complaint. Cynthia M. Bobick, 37 of Bowie, had been asked to leave the property by the manager and refused. When...
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Consider the Risks Associated with Using a Debt Settlement Company

Consider the Risks Associated with Using a Debt Settlement Company

Debt settlement programs typically are offered by for-profit companies, and involve the company negotiating with your creditors to allow you to pay a “settlement” to resolve your debt. The settlement is another word for a lump sum that’s less than the full amount you owe. To make that lump sum payment, the program asks...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEWEY

Wednesday’s Pet is DEWEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/01/17 DEWEY Featured Pet: DEWEY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Hound/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Dewey is a 5 yr. old Hound/Pit-bull mix. He was an owner give up to a shelter in Virginia.  He was...
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Refunds Now Available from Amazon for Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Refunds Now Available from Amazon for Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The FTC’s law enforcement action against Amazon for unauthorized billing recently settled, leaving two key takeaways: 1) Consumers are eligible for more than $70 million in refunds; and 2) Businesses need to get customers’ express consent before placing charges on their credit or debit cards. Amazon.com, Inc. has begun offering refunds to consumers for...
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Maryland State Police Traffic Enforcement Efforts During Memorial Day Holiday Period

Maryland State Police Traffic Enforcement Efforts During Memorial Day Holiday Period

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Memorial Day holiday period resulted in more than 7,800 traffic stops that led to 130 arrests and more than 100 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on May 26, 2017 that continued through May 30, 2017....
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Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Suitland

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man Monday evening in Suitland. The victim is 43-year-old Bruce Coley of Kingswell Street in Mitchellville. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment...
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Another Record Spring Turkey Harvest in Maryland

Another Record Spring Turkey Harvest in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters reported harvesting 4,175 wild turkeys during the 2017 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. This year’s harvest was 8 percent higher than 2016 (3,874) and marked the third consecutive record harvest in the state. It is also well above the 10-year average of 3,303. “The...
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Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

In Maryland, about 5,000 wildfires start each and every year, and more than 300 volunteer fire departments across the state respond to these blazes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now offering volunteer fire departments access to critical grant funding through its Volunteer Fire Assistance Program to help fortify and strengthen wildland firefighting capabilities. “Volunteer firefighters rely on...
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Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fort Washington Homicide

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fort Washington Homicide

The Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with Wednesday’s homicide in Fort Washington. The suspect is 19-year-old Xavier Johnson of the 7300 block of Brook Meadow Lane in Upper Marlboro. He’s charged with fatally shooting 24-year-old Timothy Harris of Parkton Street in Fort Washington. On May 24th, at...
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