Tuesday, April 2, 2013
How do Prince George's County residents feel about the three choices for superintendent?
UPDATE, 11 p.m.: The Prince George's County Public Schools announced at 10 p.m. that one of the three superintendent candidates has withdrawn from the position: Original Post, 2 p.m.: In early March, Patch reported on the announcement by the Prince George’s County Board of Education that they had whittled the list of candidates to replace school superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., who vacated the position to become chief of schools in Philadelphia. Pared down from an initial list of ten, the three candidates are: Patch wanted to find out what residents thought about the three candidates and while some were familiar with the candidates, many were not, but a number of locals were more than happy to share their opinions. Alice Tennin, 38, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The records for Tamicia Renea Hager, 26, were not updated and that resulted in her early release from jail, according to Maryland correctional services.
Warrant officers found an Upper Marlboro woman on Tuesday who had been released prematurely from jail because her records had not been updated, according to the Prince George's County Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. The department's warrant apprehension unit located Tamicia Renea Hager, 26, at a home in Lothian and she was returned to custody, according to department spokeswoman Erin Julius. Hager was released from the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup after having served a sentence for conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon and theft, but she had not yet served her second sentence for burglary, according to Julius. Get Upper Marlboro news fast with Upper Marlboro's Patch newsletter …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Update: Warrant officers found Tamicia Renea Hager, 26, according to the Maryland correctional services.
Update, Dec. 11, 5:40 p.m.: Warrant officers Tuesday morning found an Upper Marlboro, MD woman who was released prematurely from Jessup Correctional Institution due to an erroneous release date, according to the Prince George's County Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. Dec. 10, 8:23 p.m.: An Upper Marlboro woman was released from women's jail by mistake, according to The Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. The department's warrant apprehension unit is actively looking for Tamicia Renea Hager, 26, according to department spokeswoman Erin Julius on Monday. Hager was released on mandatory supervision from the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup as though she had served her full sentence—…
Friday, December 7, 2012
The man featured in an Upper Marlboro convenience store video released last week was not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona.
A video released from an Upper Marlboro convenience store that showed a man celebrating a big Powerball win led many in Maryland to believe that man was a Powerball jackpot winner. That no longer appears to be true. WJLA is reporting that the man in the video is not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona. The man who claimed his ticket is remaining anonymous, but he is in his 30s from Fountain Hills, AZ, WJLA reports. WUSA9's Scott Broom is reporting that the man in the Upper Marlboro video was a Maryland man recently arrested in Virginia for credit card larceny. According to CNN, the second ticket holder in November's record Powerball win came forward Friday to claim the nearly $200 million prize before taxes. Editor's Note: This …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Prince George's County Fire Department spent Sunday morning trying to extinguish three fires across the county.
It was a busy morning for Prince George's County firefighters after three unrelated fires broke out around the county in the early morning hours, according to fire spokesman Mark Brady. Two fires were overnight in College Park and Upper Marlboro, while the third broke out this morning in Brentwood, Brady said. The first fire occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the 5200 block of Palco Place in the Sunnyside neighborhood of College Park, just north of the beltway, according to officials. The basement of a two-story home was on fire— so heavily it quickly spread through the upper floors of the home and eventually broke through the roof. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was hurt, Brady said. The next fire began …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Images from the Prince George's County Fair in advance of the thunderstorm that hit on Saturday, September 8.
The Prince George's County Fair held Sept. 6 through Sept. 9, attracts people from all over the area as it's one of the last summer carnivals in the area. Saturday afternoon with an impending thunderstorm on its way and a tornado warning issued, organizers tried to help fairgoers take cover inside. Some in the crowd panicked as they tried to rush inside, leaving 12 injured and four hospitalized. Here are some images of fairgoers on Saturday before the storm hit the region. Have images from the fair? Add them to this gallery!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Erica Antonette Jackson, 39, was last seen by her husband in Upper Marlboro on Wednesday morning.
Update, May 18, 5:27 p.m.: Erica Antonette Jackson was located today safe and in good condition, according to the Prince George's County Police. Original Post, May 17, 2:29 p.m.: The Prince George’s County Police Department is searching for a missing Upper Marlboro woman. Erica Antonette Jackson, 39, was last seen by her husband leaving their home in the 12400 block of Open View Lane, Upper Marlboro on Wednesday morning to go to work. Jackson may be suffering from depression and could be a danger to herself. She has not been seen since. For more updates follow Upper Marlboro Patch on Facebook and Twitter. The police provided this description of Jackson: When last seen, Jackson was driving a black Mercedes Benz ML320 with Maryland tag of …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Proceedings will resume Monday at 11 a.m. in Upper Marlboro.
Another six hours of testimony, yet there was still no decision regarding the rezoning of the Cafritz property. The hearing will resume Monday in Upper Marlboro, making it the fifth in a series of meetings that have lasted anywhere from six to 12 hours each. The Prince George's County District Council must decide whether or not the 37-acre property on the northern end of Riverdale Park should become mixed-use town center zoning over its current residential zoning. A proposed $226 million dollar project hangs in the balance— a project which would include a 120-room hotel, 990 housing units, office and commercial space including a Whole Foods. Yet some residents in Riverdale Park, University Park and neighboring communities are voicing their…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Instead of just focusing on road capacity in Prince George's County, one residents believes developers should focus on sidewalks.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Despite the optimism, torrential downpours and massive flooding have canceled tonight's County Fair activities.
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected. An earlier version incorrectly identified the storm. We regret the error. Update: 12:15 p.m. The organizers of the Prince George's County Fair have canceled tonight's activities, due to massive flooding and road closures resulting from Tropical Storm Lee. The flooding has affected Upper Marlboro specifically, as Water Street and the intersection of Largo Road and Marlboro Pike are closed because of flooding. The organizers issued this statement on their website: "Due to the weather - The Fair will not be open on Thursday, September 8th. All events scheduled for today are cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The Fair will be open on Friday, September 9th at our normal time of 5 p.m.." …