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Finger injuries suffered in Thursday fireworks accident in Prince George’s

A Capitol Heights resident was injured Thursday night in a fireworks accident, Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said.He said she suffered injuries to three fingers when a fireworks device blew up in her hand. No age was given. Read full article >>

Overnight Jam: Oddisee, NPR Tiny Desk Concert

YouTube June 26, 2015 by SURAYA MOHAMED Amir Elkhalifa, a.k.a. Oddisee, is an emergent standout in hip-hop. The Prince Georges County, Md., native says he made his new album, The Good Fight, as a reminder that music comes before hip-hop; that music can trigger indescribable feelings; that music is a meditation...

Thief strikes at cemetery in Prince George’s County

A thief stole a purse in a cemetery in Prince George’s County while mourners were visiting a grave site.Police said in a statement Wednesday that they are searching for a man who opened a couple’s car door while the couple spent about 15 minutes at a grave in George Washington Cemetery on Riggs Road in Adelphi. Show More Summary

MD Cops Accused of Falsely Arresting, Abusing Man on Day of Son's Funeral

A 66-year-old Maryland man his filed a lawsuit claiming that Prince George's County police brutalized him, falsely arrested him, pepper sprayed, and tased him - and prevented him from attending his son’s funeral that morning.

Takoma Park officer indicted on charges of assault on Route 50

A Takoma Park police officer was indicted on charges of first and second degree assault and use of a handgun after a road rage incident last July, said officials from Prince George’s County State Attorney’s Office.Read full article ...

How to celebrate the Fourth of July without breaking the law

If you’re looking to light some fireworks in your backyard this Fourth of July, make sure you’re hosting a party in the right jurisdiction. Fireworks laws vary by state and county, with Prince George’s and Montgomery counties banning consumer-purchased fireworks altogether.Read full article >>

Did a Md. man order a hit on his uncle to keep him from testifying in court?

The trial of a man who prosecutors say ordered a hit on his uncle to evade a possible murder conviction is expected to start on Monday in Prince George’s County.Brian C. Mayhew, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly made a series of jailhouse phone calls instructing two other men to murder Nicoh Mayhew, 26. Show More Summary

Man found fatally shot in Bowie area of Prince George’s

A man was found fatally shot early Saturday in the Bowie area of Prince George’s county, authorities said. County police said Terrence Demond Zackery, 31, who lived on Patriot Lane, was found on that street about 4:25 a.m. Read full article >>

Cyclist struck by car in Capitol Heights dies

A woman riding a bike was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident in Capitol Heights late Friday night and pronounced dead Saturday morning.Prince George’s County police said the woman was riding southbound on Ritchie Road when she was struck. Read full article >>

Trimming school-improvement programs to fit a scaled-back budget

A divided Prince George’s County Board of Education adopted a downsized $1.8 billion budget Thursday night, cutting programs that would have been funded by a proposed property tax increase rejected by the county council.Read full article >>

Teenager shot outside community recreation center in Prince George’s County

Authorities said they are investigating a shooting at a park and recreation center in Prince George’s County. The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday at the Birchwood Community Park and Recreation Center, according to the Prince George’s County Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police. Show More Summary

In Prince George’s, churchgoers and officials remember Charleston victims

Prince George’s County is more than 500 miles away from Charleston, S.C., where nine people were fatally shot last week in a historic African American church.But the mass killing at Emmanuel AME Church hit close to home in Prince George’s, where most residents are black and many have roots in the South. Show More Summary

Hogan: Maryland will move forward on Purple Line, with counties’ help

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) gave tentative approval to the Purple Line Thursday, saying he is willing to build the light-rail line if Montgomery and Prince George’s counties pick up more of the cost and the project is modified to save state taxpayers money. The state’s portion of the cost would be $168 million, he said.Read full article >>

Landover woman dies in three-car crash

A 91-year-old Landover woman died in a three-car crash this week, according to Prince George’s County police. Yvonne Jones Marshall was a passenger in a car involved in a crash in Camp Springs on June 20 at about 2:30 p.m., police said. Show More Summary

Officials release video showing ‘person of interest’ in Prince George’s arson

Authorities said they are looking for a “person of interest” following an arson fire that destroyed a popular restaurant and liquor store in Prince George’s County.The blaze caused $2 million in damage at the Tucker’s Bar and Lounge at 9205 Marlboro Pike in the Upper Marlboro area. Read full article >>

Audit: 30% of police dashboard cams in Prince George’s are broken

An internal audit from Prince George’s County police has determined that roughly a third of the more than 1,000 dashboard cameras installed in department cruisers are malfunctioning. The department plans to release details of the report...Show More Summary

Settlement reached: Man sued Pr. George’s after police car hits him on ATV

A Capitol Heights man who sued Prince George’s County after the four-wheel ATV he was driving collided with a police cruiser during an attempted traffic stop agreed to a settlement Tuesday.Read full article >>

In two hours, man raped an acquaintance, then a stranger, police say

A Silver Spring man is accused of raping two women — first someone he knew, and then a stranger — in a span of two hours on Friday night.Prince George’s County police say that Al Louis Bell, 22, who was arrested on Saturday, has confessed to both sexual assaults.Read full article >>

Former Md. officer caught on video punching handcuffed teen sentenced

A former Prince George’s County police officer caught on video punching a handcuffed teen in a holding cell was sentenced Monday to two years of probation.Jerry Thomas, 27, was also sentenced to 80 hours of community service for the November 2012 incident, the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office announced in a Twitter message Monday.Read full article >>

Arson likely cause of fire at popular restaurant in Prince George’s County

A fire that destroyed a popular restaurant in Prince George’s County was intentionally set, fire investigators said Monday. The fire caused $2 million at the Tucker’s Bar and Lounge at 9205 Marlboro Pike in the Upper Marlboro area. Read full article >>

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