Prince George’s News

PG County Detectives Charge High School Student for Bringing Gun to School

PG County Detectives Charge High School Student for Bringing Gun to School

Prince George’s County Police Department, Detectives charged a high school student for bringing a gun to school on Tuesday, September 26,2017, and for assaulting an officer. The suspect is 17-year-old Xavier Matthews of the 2000 block of Iverson Street in Temple Hills. He is charged as an adult. On September 26, around 9:25 am, a...
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/27/2017 GREGORY   Featured Pet: Gregory Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Gregory is a 4-year-old Shepard Mix.  He has thrived since coming into rescue.  He has completed obedience training from Think like...
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Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Are you $50,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 ticket to see if you are our lucky winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Sunday, Sept. 24 drawing. F&W Convenience in Fort Washington sold the winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 8,...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Carlos Price of Hylton Street in Capitol Heights. On September 24th, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Walker Mill Road at County Road for the report of...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from...
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Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators learned last week that Maryland’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections. The State Board of Elections told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/20/2017 SNOOPY     Featured Pet: Snoopy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Snoopy is an adorable 6-month-old Beagle.  He is lovable, happy and smart.  Puppies are so adorable, but please give careful consideration to...
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ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple complaints involving a check fraud scam. In this scam, a potential victim will receive, what appears to be, a legitimate bank check in the MAIL; typically by 2 day or 3 day US Priority Mail service. Instructions will accompany the check directing victims to...
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There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

The Maryland State Police K-9 Unit welcomes Skye to the team to help keep Maryland safe. Skye is a three year old Springer Spaniel who is a certified cadaver dog. Skye is currently one of only three law enforcement human remains detection dogs in Maryland and is the first cadaver dog to work for...
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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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What if Your Car Accident Injuries Don’t Appear Immediately?

Any accident involving cars or other motor vehicles can be a traumatic experience and can leave lasting injury, both psychological and physical. In addition, some injuries may not become noticeable until the time following the accident. As such, it’s important that your injuries following the accident are closely observed, as will be explained in...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking  for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is proud to announce it has earned NICHE Level 4 status for its exemplary care of elderly patients. NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.  Hospitals achieve NICHE rankings by completing tasks and working together to improve geriatric care.  To achieve high rankings, hospitals create interdisciplinary teams...
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Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Appeals for charitable donations will surge as the East Coast reels from the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Irma. To add insult to injury, Hurricanes Jose and Katia are on the heels of Irma. Generous Marylanders will donate to provide relief for those impacted by these horrific disasters. “Donors need to be vigilant and...
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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Hundreds of Southern Maryland residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 16 at Asbury Solomons. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GRACIE

Wednesday’s Pet is GRACIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/13/17 is GRACIE Featured Pet: Gracie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Gracie is new to the Humane Society of Calvert.  Although they are still getting to know her, it...
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Statement from Attorney General Frosh on Equifax Data Breach

Statement from Attorney General Frosh on Equifax Data Breach

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today issued the following statement regarding the Equifax data breach, affecting approximately 143 million Americans. “This data breach is one of the most alarming we’ve seen. The number of Americans impacted is enormous. I am deeply concerned that Equifax seems to be charging victims for services to identify...
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Wednesdays Pet: Help our Local Pet Rescues as they Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Wednesdays Pet: Help our Local Pet Rescues as they Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Many local rescues have stepped in, to help with pets that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. These are animals that were already in shelters or foster care. The help from our rescues will allow displaced pets in the affected areas to have the best chance possible to remain local. Dozens of volunteers in our...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced August 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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Deer Archery Season Opens Statewide Sept. 8

Deer Archery Season Opens Statewide Sept. 8

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 8, and continues through Jan. 31, 2018.  “Archery hunting continues to be an effective part of our comprehensive deer management plan and is often the most effective control method available in densely-populated suburban areas of Maryland,” Wildlife and Heritage...
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September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are reminding Marylanders that September is both National and Maryland Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, state officials are urging all residents to review preparedness information for severe weather and other emergencies. In an effort to promote preparedness, Maryland’s...
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International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

“I never believed this would happen to us!” A familiar quotation heard in everyday life, but what happens when everyday life turns into your worst nightmare? For Bryant’s family that is exactly what happened the day they realized Bryant was suffering with opioid addiction; an addiction that would eventually claim his life. Bryant’s life...
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PGPD & MSP to Target Illegal ATV/Dirt Bike Riding During Labor Day Enforcement Operation

PGPD & MSP to Target Illegal ATV/Dirt Bike Riding During Labor Day Enforcement Operation

Beginning Saturday morning and running through Labor Day, the Prince George’s County Police Department will team up with Maryland State Police to enforce laws regarding illegal ATV and dirt bike use in our county. Riding ATVs and unlicensed dirt bikes on county roadways and highways is illegal. The PGPD will provide more than 50 officers...
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Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

What exactly is heroin? And how is it different from legal drugs? Students asked, and doctors answered these questions and more during NIDA’s “Chat Day.” Check out more questions and answers below.image of heroin Question: Knguyen, Sugar Land Middle, asked: What does heroin do to your brain? Dr. Wilson Compton answered: Heroin is an...
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