Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: Police report of dramatic declines in county crime, a bomb squad disarms “hazardous device,” and a teen fencer wins national and international medals. Here are those articles and others.
At a standing-room only news conference, Prince George's County police and government officials announced a year of historically low crime statistics. The last time crime was this low, Ronald Reagan was president and Doug Williams was the Redskins' quarterback.
A Laurel High School student was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation this week after threatening to commit acts of violence and "possibly shoot and kill others," according to officials. The student reportedly had access to guns.
A Seat Pleasant man, who had witnessed a prior shooting, was shot and killed Wednesday while holding his 2-year-old son, according to a WJLA story.
Police and explosives experts are investigating another "hazardous device" discovered in College Park, authorities said. The incident comes three days after a small pipe bomb detonated outside a College Park home.
Victim may have jumped intentionally in front of the train, was conscious when taken to a hospital.
Westboro Baptist Church picketed a Prince George's County High School last year, calling it "pervert-run." Now it has plans to picket Sandy Hook.
The 92-year-old former Maryland Green Party candidate is remembered for his work in politics and his peaceful nature.
Bowie teen Amanda Sirico, 16, hopes to make it to the Junior Fencing World Championships in 2012.
The Cafritz team shared its preliminary site plan with the Riverdale Park Mayor and Town Council Monday night.
Patch U student reporters from the University of Maryland produced a series of articles about efforts to provide healthier lunch options in Montgomery and Prince George's County schools.