Prince George's County News

Diverse P.G. County Lacrosse Club Defies the Sport's Norm

When Alex Heitkemper joined the Prince George's Pride lacrosse club three years ago, he noticed something different about the team.

Sunday - 02/03/2013, 01:44pm EST

Prince George's County to reassign 22 paid firefighters

Four Prince George's County fire stations will lose a combined 22 paid firefighters to other stations in the county on March 4 as part of the county's multi-step staff realignment plan.

Sunday - 02/03/2013, 01:31pm EST

Prince George's to release request for casino plans

Maryland will take the next step towards opening a casino in Prince George's County this week when the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission releases a request for detailed plans from all companies hoping to win the license.

Sunday - 02/03/2013, 07:18am EST

Man sentenced in slaying of shop owner

A man convicted of killing a Northwest shop owner during a robbery has been sentenced to 52 1/2 years in prison.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 06:46pm EST

Prince George's Co. planning for $152M budget shortfall

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker said the county is expecting a $152.2 million shortfall as officials plan the fiscal 2014 budget.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 06:29am EST

Hoyer to visit school

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer will be visiting a school in Bowie.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:04am EST

Flood waters dropping along Patuxent River in Laurel

The Mayor of Laurel has declared an immediate municipal civil emergency due to release of water from Howard Duckett Dam.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 09:46pm EST

Surgeons work to reattach injured firefighter's arm

A West Lanham, Md., firefighter injured during an early morning Beltway crash underwent nine hours of surgery Wednesday to reattach his arm, which was severed in the wreck.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 10:04am EST

Chief: Tractor-trailer rear-ends fire truck

A tractor-trailer rear-ended a Prince George's County fire truck on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway early Wednesday, forcing the highway to shut down and sending seven people -- including four West Lanham firefighters -- to Prince George's Hospital Center.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 04:37pm EST

Man pleads guilty to murder committed in 1990

A 57-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a murder and two rapes that he committed in 1990.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 04:35pm EST

Bowie candy shop owner named Food Network's 'Sweet Genius'

Food Network reality show "Sweet Genius" last week named Bowie resident Tamarra Thomas the winning contestant on the show, a competition where chefs battle it out to create desserts in timed challenges with surprise ingredients/

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:24am EST

Police identify victim in Landover homicide

Prince George's County Police have identified a man whose body was found inside an industrial building in Landover.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 05:13pm EST

Speed limit on ICC could be raised to 70

A bill in the Maryland House of Delegates would raise the top speed on interstates and expressways statewide from 65 mph to 70 mph.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 07:19am EST

Officers executing search warrant shot at

Prince George's County Police have charged a man with multiple counts of attempted murder after officers were fired upon while executing a search warrant.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 08:39pm EST

Left in cold, impounded College Park dog waits for owners

Prince George's County Animal Management was forced to remove a Rottweiler from its home Sunday afternoon after complaints that the owner left the dog exposed to the bitter cold weather much of the past week without proper shelter.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 01:32pm EST

Power outages in Montgomery, Prince George's counties

About 2,000 people in Montgomery and Prince George's counties are without power Monday morning.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 11:04am EST

Police make arrests in robbery of UMd. student

Prince George's County police have arrested three suspects in connection with a robbery targeting University of Maryland students.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 09:10am EST

Former Maryland lawmaker dies after house fire

Authorities say a longtime Maryland legislator and teacher has died after she was pulled from a fire in her Prince George's County home.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 09:09am EST

Pr. George's Co. teen arrested after bringing gun to school

Police have arrested a 16-year-old high school student after he was caught with a gun inside Crossland High School in Prince George's County.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 03:42pm EST

Woman, 18, found shot to death in D.C.

An 18-year-old Maryland woman was found fatally shot in Northwest D.C. Friday morning.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 10:47am EST
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