Saturday, May 18, 2013
Those headlines and more in Prince George's County's top news for the week of May 13.
Man Accused of Shooting Wife, Stepdaughter to Death in West Laurel; Son Flees to Safety The suspect, 59-year-old Ronnie Lee Rainey, was taken into custody after briefly barricading himself in his home. Naked Shooting Suspect on PCP Climbs Fire Truck in Calverton (Graphic Video) Authorities in Prince George's County confronted the Silver Spring man Wednesday in a Calverton parking lot. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Police: Bowie Man Flees Officers, Crashes Stolen Car, Ditches Drugs, Turns Up at Walmart Trevin Drew Coleman, 18, is facing numerous charges after he allegedly crashed a …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The top news stories from around Prince George's County the week of May 5, 2013.
Investigators Seek Clues in South Laurel Killings; $25,000 Reward Offered A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the twin killings of Tina Lynn Towler and James Vell Ferguson, the South Laurel couple found slain in their apartment last Thursday. Dalai Lama Charms and Counsels Crowd at University of Maryland His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a packed house Tuesday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center, touching on everything from shared religious values to eschewing violence to his desire for global demilitarization. Could Prince George's Allow Liquor Sales on Sunday? The Prince George's delegation is launching a work group this summer to determine how the liquor sales would be …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The top stories from around county for the week of April 28, 2013.
Arts Council President, Treasurer Resign After Funds Discovered Missing The Town of Riverdale Park gives annual donations of public money to the organization. Couple's Slaying Rocks South Laurel; Disabled Daughter Found Unharmed The bodies of a man and woman in their 40s were discovered Thursday at their apartment on Muirkirk Road. Community Rallies Around Hyattsville Family After Tragedy Strikes After Dustin Franco suffered a brain injury, neighbors, friends and family came together in a show of support. Jayson Blair, Former UMD Student, Reflects on Resignation From NY Times May 1, 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of Blair's resignation from the paper of record. Today, he works as a life coach. Arguments Postponed in Cafritz Property …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Check out the top stories in Prince George's County the week of April 22, 2013.
Baker Highlights Work to Reform Prince George's Reputation, Education Prince George's County Executive highlights accomplishments in State of County Speech Hyattsville Council Candidate Debate Theme: Moving Past Discord Questions, answers at Hyattsville candidate forum focus on building a more cohesive, collegial city council. Hyattsville Council Votes Down Tax Measure A vote to set Hyattsville's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year failed last night before the Hyattsville City Council. The failure to set the tax rate came as some members of the city council said that they needed more information about the next year's budget before they could vote on the tax rate. Police: Bowie Woman Stabs Boyfriend With Fork The assault occurred…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The top news from around Prince George's County.
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Saturday, April 20
Last Day of School for PGCPS Changes Yet Again County schools received feedback on their earlier announcement of pushing back the last day of school. Man Found Guilty in 2006 Slaying of Bowie Woman The victim and her killer were involved in a dispute over child support at the time of the murder. Injured Boston Marathon Spectator Grew up in Bowie Erika Brannock, 29, had her leg amputated after being injured in the bombing, the Baltimore Sun reports. Cafritz Back Before the Planning Board in May Developers have submitted both a preliminary site plan and a detailed site plan for review by the Prince George's County Planning Board.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Patch brings you weird news headlines from around the state of Maryland.
Lanham Woman Attempts Robbery, Bites Good Samaritans A Lanham woman is facing robbery and assault charges after attempting to steal a purse from an 80-year-old woman and then biting the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan, who foiled the robbery. Blog Post: Mike Miller Wouldn't Mind A Toke Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wouldn't mind a toke right about now. Cicadas Return: 17-year Cicadas to Overtake East Coast by the Millions this Spring In May, cicadas in Maryland and along the Eastern seaboard will wake from their 17-year sleep. Jail for 76-Year-Old Ellicott City Man for Embezzlement, Tax Evasion A 76-year-old Ellicott City man was sentenced to more than a year in prison for tax evasion and embezzling more than $415,…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The biggest news stories around Prince George's County for the week of Feb. 10.
Two UMD Students Dead, One Injured in College Park Shooting Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one. Two other stories related to the College Park murder-suicide: Sources described a likable engineering student with a strong academic record—and a mental illness. Stephen Alex Rane, 22, died suddenly on February 12, 2013, in College Park, Maryland. Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Michael Abobor, 38, pleaded guilty to wire fraud connected to a mortgage scheme that caused more than $2 million in losses. Laurel Police to Wear On-Body Cameras Officers with the Laurel Police Department will soon be wearing on-body cameras while on duty. The devices—which can attach to different parts of…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The top news stories in Prince George's County include flooding in Laurel, a murder-suicide, a mayor asks developer for apology and more this last week of January 2013.
Flooding on Patuxent River Forces Evacuations in Laurel Heavy rains led officials to release water Thursday from two dams on the Patuxent River, causing flooding downstream and prompting evacuations in Laurel. Woman Found Dead in Maryland City Floodwaters The body of a 26-year-old woman was pulled from the swollen Patuxent River Thursday in Maryland City. University Park Mayor Wants Cafritz Apology Mayor, town council call for reforms and greater oversight after confusion over authorship of letters of support for controversial development. Cafritz Developers Announce Intent to Refile Calvert Tract, LLC files letter of intent to resubmit their preliminary plan for approval by county planners. Local Man Dead, Woman Critically Injured in …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Start off your week with the big news you may have missed from around Maryland.
Public Safety: Purses stolen, windows broken for attention, heater for cats ignites boat & home Fourteen purses valued at $35,050 were stolen from the Louis Vuitton store at the Towson Town Center. A man was found shot and stabbed in a wooded area of Glen Burnie early Sunday. A Frederick woman was killed in an accident on Interstate 270 southbound. A Cub Hill man was arrested and charged in a series of break-ins at businesses in Parkville and Fullerton and reportedly told officers that he had committed the crimes "for attention." A Joppatowne family was trying to keep stray neighborhood cats warm, instead the heater ignited a boat and their home, causing significant damage. Health & Education: Schools close early for snow; new name picked…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Maryland legislators look at the state's death penalty and pit bull legislation, man sentenced in domestic violence case, Prince George's County development and more are this week's top stories.
Poll: Marylanders Favor Life Without Parole Over Death Penalty A new poll by Annapolis-Based Gonzales Research shows support for banning assault weapons while only 25 percent of those polled want to see Gov. Martin O'Malley run for President. Graphic: Maryland Executions and Death Row Prisoners This interactive graphic shows the five people executed in Maryland since 1976, and the five people currently on death row in the state. Legislation Would Ease Pressure on Pit Bull Owners and Landlords Bills in the House of Delegates and Senate would create a new standard where all dog owners are presumed liable for dog attacks, regardless of the breed of the animal. Two Arrested, One Suspect at Large in Killing of Ft. Washington Student Prince …