Prince George’s News

Maryland Casinos Generate $136.6 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $136.6 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 2018 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County....
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House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

The House of Delegates Thursday rejected Republican attempts to lower a proposed pay raise for judges and tentatively approved a plan to give the 313 judges $20,000 more over the next four years. House Appropriations Committee Chair Maggie McIntosh said the raises were necessary to keep attracting the best talent to serve on the...
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UPDATE: Ex-Employee Stole Over Twelve Thousand Dollars in Liquor Store Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Ex-Employee Stole Over Twelve Thousand Dollars in Liquor Store Armed Robbery

UPDATE 3/2/2018: According to court documents, Lamont Luther Johnson, 44, of Clinton, had worked at Centre Liquors in 2015, Johnson was fired after he was suspected of stealing various bottles of liquor. Police say items found in the wooded area near the robbery contained physical evidence and DNA from Johnson. Over $12,000.00 in cash and...
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Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

All 313 Maryland judges would get a $20,000 pay raise — $5,000 for each of the next four years, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending. The committee cut $15,000 from the raises proposed by the Judicial Compensation Commission. The committee action would bring the salaries of 173 circuit court judges up to $174,433 and the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Buffet

Wednesday’s Pet is Buffet

Wednesdays Pet for 02-28-2018 BUFFET Featured Pet: Buffet Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small 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 Buffet is a handsome puppy that is 4 months old and 7 pounds. He is a...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles & Limit All Gun Sales to People Over 21

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles & Limit All Gun Sales to People Over 21

DICK’S Sporting Goods released the following media statement: We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students...
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House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

The House of Delegates Thursday rejected Republican attempts to lower a proposed pay raise for judges and tentatively approved a plan to give the 313 judges $20,000 more over the next four years. House Appropriations Committee Chair Maggie McIntosh said the raises were necessary to keep attracting the best talent to serve on the...
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Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Two loyal Maryland Lottery scratch-off players who are good friends happily split a $50,000 prize discovered on a Cash Explosion instant ticket they bought together. The 83-year-old Calvert County resident and his friend from Prince George’s County stopped at Town Center Amoco in Dunkirk on the day they found their lucky scratch-off. The duo usually buys...
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Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Fifth-grade students who submitted Arbor Day posters to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources had their work judged today by a panel of forestry experts and a special guest judge, Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, who is an accomplished artist and adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. The posters were created using varied artistic...
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Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

All 313 Maryland judges would get a $20,000 pay raise — $5,000 for each of the next four years, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending. The committee cut $15,000 from the raises proposed by the Judicial Compensation Commission. The committee action would bring the salaries of 173 circuit court judges up to $174,433 and the...
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Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

This week we have Three Wednesday’s Pets, they are: Dallas, Mollie and Ruby. Mollie and Ruby are a Bonded Pair. Mollie and Ruby Featured Pet: Mollie and Ruby Bonded Pair Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the Board of Public Works’ approval of a new Text to 9-1-1 technology for Maryland, helping to update 1960s-era emergency systems with life-saving technology. This new Internet-based infrastructure allows citizens to send a Short Message Service (SMS) text message to 9-1-1. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Loss of Veteran Officer

Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Loss of Veteran Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department is mourning the loss of Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin of our Special Operations Division’s Harbor Unit who was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a neighbor. We are still in early stages of the investigation. Preliminarily, we understand, Corporal Ramzziddin stepped in to help a neighbor...
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Police Officer Killed in Prince George’s County

Police Officer Killed in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department released the following statements The suspect who killed our officer was shot and killed by responding law enforcement. More details later. With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 A.M.,  deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In, located at 875 North Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. Contact was made with employees from the Dash In who stated; “Two men came into the...
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Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery at Dollar General in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery at Dollar General in Waldorf

On Sunday, February 11 at approximately 9:3o p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dollar General on Crain Highway, in Waldorf, for the report of an armed robbery. Cpl. S. Stanley was in the area and quickly responded. He stopped a car near the store and located three males inside. Police...
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Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Deputy R. Roszell, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mechanicsville Burchmart/Subway, on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of a robbery in progress. Before arriving to the scene police received information that an employee and three customers had a...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. On February...
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Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

On February 6, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Influenza-associated pediatric deaths are required to be reported to the Department, but the Department cannot discuss the specifics of individual cases. Maryland public health officials have detected a marked increase in influenza...
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Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.06, which confirms and requires that the governor weigh certain factors when considering a decision regarding parole for a juvenile offender serving a life sentence to ensure that these offenders have a meaningful opportunity for release. “Since taking office, our administration has sought to bring balance to...
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Two Teenagers Arrested for Shooting at Oxon Hill High School

Two Teenagers Arrested for Shooting at Oxon Hill High School

Prince George’s County Police detectives identified and charged two teenagers in connection with a non-fatal shooting outside of Oxon Hill High School on Monday. The teenage victim, who is a student at the school, was treated and released from the hospital several hours later. The suspects are 17-year-old Zanaya Bryant of the 7700 block...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/7/18 LOKI Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Loki is a large, young, and loving Doberman pinscher mix.  Sadly, he was bounced around from home to home ending up at...
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