Prince George’s News

Naval District Washington to host Police and Dispatcher Hiring Fair

Naval District Washington to host Police and Dispatcher Hiring Fair

Naval District Washington will hold a Police and Dispatcher Job Fair 2018 on Wednesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 “I” St. SW, Washington, D.C. Applicants attending the Job Fair will be able to speak with human resources and law enforcement representatives...
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CDC Urges Public Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid E. Coli Concerns

CDC Urges Public Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid E. Coli Concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available. Thirty-two people, including 13 who...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Wednesday night, troopers from each...
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Deer Firearms Season Opens November 24

Deer Firearms Season Opens November 24

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearm hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 8. “The two-week firearms season remains our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “More than one-third of the harvest occurs during this two-week season, which...
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Chicken Rico Restaurant Fire Under Investigation in Waldorf

Chicken Rico Restaurant Fire Under Investigation in Waldorf

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Firefighters from La Plata, Bryans Road, Bel Alton, Waldorf, and surrounding Departments responded to the Chicken Rico Restaurant, located at 3310 Crain Highway, in Waldorf for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find the two-story restaurant being evacuated with black smoke, and...
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Maryland Lottery Launches Enhanced Player Loyalty Program

Maryland Lottery Launches Enhanced Player Loyalty Program

The newly enhanced My Lottery Rewards™ program will add exciting opportunities for Lottery players. Beginning November 13, members of My Lottery Rewards, the Lottery’s free player loyalty program, will be able to earn more and win more — with new ways to earn rewards and new ways to redeem points. By entering eligible Maryland...
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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims November 12-18 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims November 12-18 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 12-18 as National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. This week-long observance raises awareness of the meaningful contributions apprenticeship programs in the United States make to our country’s workforce. Throughout the week, Maryland will join other states across the nation to celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool and...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $158 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $158 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that October 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled a new single-month record of $157,960,668, an increase of $24,724,968 (18.6%) compared to the October 2017 total of $133,235,700. The October 2018 total was an increase of $1,405,075 (0.9%) from the previous single-month record of $156,555,593 in...
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Hogan Administration Proclaims November Hire A Veteran Month

Hogan Administration Proclaims November Hire A Veteran Month

Governor Larry Hogan has signed an official proclamation designating November as “Hire A Veteran” Month in Maryland. The month-long observance raises awareness of veteran employment opportunities, and familiarizes citizens, business, and others with the many workforce services available to veteran jobseekers and employers. The proclamation was presented by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford at a...
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Natural Resources Police Graduates New Officers

Natural Resources Police Graduates New Officers

The ranks of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police grew by 44 officers—the largest increase in manpower in 13 years – in recent graduation ceremonies. The additions come as the state’s conservation law enforcement agency celebrates its 150th anniversary. Thirty-two recruits took the oath of office Nov. 3 and received their badges from Natural Resources Police...
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Maryland State Trooper Pulls Victim From Vehicle Seconds Before it Catches Fire in Prince Georges County

Maryland State Trooper Pulls Victim From Vehicle Seconds Before it Catches Fire in Prince Georges County

A trooper is credited with saving the life of a man by rescuing him just before his vehicle burst into flames Wednesday afternoon in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Trooper Warren Thompson, who is assigned to the Forestville Barrack, was on patrol when he came across an SUV that had...
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Three Children Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lothian

Three Children Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lothian

On November 2, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel from Calvert, Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties responded to the area of Route 4 and Lower Pindell Road in Lothian, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with multiple subjects trapped Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved,...
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Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested for Setting Fire to Mothers Home

Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested for Setting Fire to Mothers Home

A 25-year-old female has been arrested and charged with Arson and other related crimes for setting her mother’s home on fire. Prince George’s County Firefighters responded to a fire just before 1:00 am, Monday, October 29, 2018 at a mobile home park in Upper Marlboro. Public Safety Communications (PSC) had initially received a 911...
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Glen Burnie Man Claims $25,000 Keno Prize

Glen Burnie Man Claims $25,000 Keno Prize

A lucky Glen Burnie man will always remember his first big Maryland Lottery win that turned a $2 wager into a $25,000 Keno prize. “As soon as I scanned the ticket I looked down at the screen and immediately said, ‘This has to be a joke,’ ” recalled the Anne Arundel County resident. “Skins,” as he...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that killed one person early Sunday morning in Prince George’s County. On October 28, 2018, shortly before 4:00 a.m., troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to eastbound Route 50 in the area of Maryland Route 410 on a report of two crashes. The first occurred...
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Maryland State Police Announce Impaired Driving Enforcement Through Halloween

Maryland State Police Announce Impaired Driving Enforcement Through Halloween

If your Halloween plans include alcohol, the Maryland State Police is reminding drivers that troopers will be working additional impaired driving patrols beginning tonight and continuing through Halloween. Barracks across Maryland are using impaired driving grant funding from the MDOT/MVA Maryland Highway Safety Office to put additional troopers on the road. These troopers will...
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New Chesapeake Bay License Plate Design Unveiled

New Chesapeake Bay License Plate Design Unveiled

The Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) revealed the new design for Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay license plate during a special unveiling ceremony today. The newly redesigned plate features two prominent Chesapeake icons: the blue crab and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Sales of the Chesapeake Bay license plate support funding for K-12...
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Maryland State Police to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking residents to dispose of any unwanted and expired prescription medications during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at all 23 state police barracks. Each barrack will act as...
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Governor Larry Hogan Renames Nice Bridge After Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton

Governor Larry Hogan Renames Nice Bridge After Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton

Governor Larry Hogan announced the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge will be renamed after Charles County Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton. Standing at the base of the 77-year-old bridge, Governor Hogan joined Senator Middleton, Delegate Sally Jameson, and Maryland Transportation Secretary and Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Chairman Pete K. Rahn for a ceremony to unveil...
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Governor Larry Hogan Holds First-Ever Governor’s Coding Challenge

Governor Larry Hogan Holds First-Ever Governor’s Coding Challenge

Governor Larry Hogan hosted the first-ever Governor’s Coding Challenge at Bowie State University in Bowie. The event was held in partnership with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology fields. The governor was joined by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Bowie State University President Dr....
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51-Year-Old Clinton Man Struck and Killed by Suspected Impaired Driver While Changing Tire

51-Year-Old Clinton Man Struck and Killed by Suspected Impaired Driver While Changing Tire

A pedestrian is dead this morning after a vehicle crash in Prince George’s County that troopers believe may have involved an impaired driver. The deceased is identified as Samuel Brown, 51, of Clinton. Prince George’s County EMS personnel pronounced the victim deceased on the scene. The driver of the victim’s vehicle, which is a...
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​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

The Maryland Department of Health today released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 were opioid-related...
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​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

The Maryland Department of Health announced today the first confirmed cases of the seasonal flu for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Two laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been identified in one adult and one child in the   Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland. The confirmed flu strains are type A (H1) and Type B (Victoria)....
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Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

For the 2018 General Election, voters may vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in St. Mary’s County may vote before Election Day at a designated early voting center in St. Mary’s County or on Election Day at the polling place for their residence in St. Mary’s County. Early...
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Charged with Rape

Prince George’s County Police Officer Charged with Rape

A Prince George’s County Police officer is now in custody and facing multiple charges including first degree rape, second degree rape and second degree assault. Police Officer First Class Ryan Macklin was taken into custody, and is accused of sexually assaulting an adult female driver during a recent traffic stop. The preliminary investigation reveals...
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