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Prince George’s officer who died in cruiser crash had alcohol in his system

The Prince George’s County police officer who died in a cruiser crash this month was traveling at more than 100 mph and had alcohol in his system before he lost control of his patrol car, the county department announced Friday.Read full article >>

Superintendent unveils ‘roadmap to greatness’ for Pr. George’s schools

Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin Maxwell unveiled an aggressive strategy to boost student achievement, raise teacher salaries and accelerate improvements that he hopes will move a beleaguered system higher up state rankings in five years.Read full article >>

Montgomery, Prince George’s up for part of $20 million in school funding

Montgomery County and Prince George’s County school systems are among five school districts in Maryland that would qualify to receive $20 million in additional school construction funds this year under a bill that received approval from two legislative committees Friday.Read full article >>

Man identified in Greenbelt slaying

Police in Greenbelt have identified a 38-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in the neck Tuesday and found on a couch in a Prince George’s County house.Kelley W. Robbins of Irving, Tex., died in the Tuesday night incident.Read full article >>

Prince George’s firefighters take over vacant shops to sharpen skills

An abandoned strip mall in Bowie has been getting new life as a training ground for Prince George’s firefighters before wrecking balls demolish the development later this year.The county fire department has taken over the Market Place Mall, offering firefighters a rare chance to train in hands-on simulations not typically available in Prince George’s.Read full article >>

Landover man dies after stabbing

A Landover man has died after being stabbed last week, and Prince George’s County police have charged another man in his killing.James T. Wells, 48, was stabbed March 17 about 6:55 p.m. He was hospitalized and died four days later, police said in a statement.Read full article >>

25-year-old dies in Fort Washington crash

A Fort Washington man died early Sunday when his car went off the road.Prince George’s County police said in a statement that Michael Morales, 25, was driving east on Old Fort Road about 1:20 a.m. Near the intersection with Livingston Road in Fort Washington, his car left the road and plunged into a drainage ditch. The vehicle then rolled and hit a tree.Read full article >>

Pedestrian in life-threatening condition after being hit by car

A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car in Capitol Heighs on Wednesday afternoon.Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said that an adult man was hit by a car at a busy intersection on the 8400 block of Central Avenue at 3:11 p.m. Brady did not know what caused the crash.Read full article >>

Man charged with robbing same bank twice, police say

Prince George’s County police said they’ve arrested a man they suspect robbed the same bank twice.Carlton L. Chase Jr., 62, was charged in the March and February robberies of a bank in the 1900 block of Queens Chapel Road in Chillum, police said. Police have also charged him in the robbery of a Mount Rainier business in January, authorities said. Read full article >>

Senator introduces bill to limit move Pr. George’s property tax hikes

Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George’s) on Wednesday proposed a new state law that would block a dramatic attempt by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to raise property taxes for the first time in more than three decades.Read full article >>

Baker, schools chief trying to convince council, public to spend big on schools

When she first heard about the major property tax increase being proposed by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, county resident Betsy White wondered whether it was legal.A high school Spanish teacher, she certainly...Show More Summary

Prince George's crime report

Prince George’s CountyThese were among incidents reported by the Prince George’s County Police Department. For information, call 301-772-4710.District 1HQ: Hyattsville301-699-2630ASSAULTSAnnapolis Rd., 6600 block, 6:36 p.m. March 14.Read full article >>

Going Out Guide, March 26-April 1, 2015

THU 26Maryland Spring Festival Horse Show A title competition sponsored by the Maryland Horse Show Association. Thursday-Sunday 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 410-581-4782. www.mdhsa.org. Spectators free. Read full article >>

Prince George’s County Animal Watch

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTYThese were among cases received recently by the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division. Call 301-780-7200 for directions to the county animal shelter, hours of operation, and adoption and licensing procedures. The department Web site is www.princegeorgespets4us.com.Read full article >>

Prince George’s County home sales

Prince George’s CountyThese sales data, recorded by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, were provided by Black Knight Financial Services. For information about other residential real estate transactions, visit www.washingtonpost.com/homesales.Read full article >>

Maryland willing to invest money to lure FBI headquarters to Pr. George’s

Maryland and Prince George’s County are willing to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in transportation costs to lure the FBI headquarters to Prince George’s County, an incentive that state and local leaders hope will be an advantage in the state’s tug-of-war with Virginia over the federal agency’s new location.Read full article >>

New chair of Prince George’s liquor board takes his post — at last

The Prince George’s County Board of License Commissioners held its first working meeting in a month on Tuesday, after a newly appointed chairman took the gavel without incident.“The drama that we have gone through hopefuly is concluded. Show More Summary

Md. woman arrested in connection with stabbing death of her mother, 94

A Chillum woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her 94-year-old mother, Prince George’s County police said Sunday.Police said Michelle Miriam Davis, 60, faces charges of first- and second-degree murder after officers found her mother, Margaret Ellen Wells, stabbed inside their Knollbrook Drive home. Show More Summary

Crash in Fort Washington leaves driver dead

A man was killed early Sunday in a car crash in Fort Washington, Prince George’s County police said.Police were called about the collision at Old Fort and Livingston Roads at about 1:18 a.m. and found a man who had been ejected from his car, said Officer Harry Bond, a police spokesman.Read full article >>

Police find woman’s body in house in Chillum, Md.

Officers found the body of a woman inside a house in Chillum, Md., on Saturday, and detectives are investigating the case as a homicide, Prince George’s County police said.Officers responded to a call for a welfare check at a single-family home in the 6400 block of Knollbrook Drive around 11:35 a.m., said Officer Harry Bond. Show More Summary

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