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American Legion Announces EMS and Firefighter of the Year Awards

American Legion Announces EMS and Firefighter of the Year Awards

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Sheriff High Discusses First Ninety Days in Office

Sheriff High Discusses First Ninety Days in Office

This story comes to us from Sharon Taylor:

Prince George’s County, Maryland-Sheriff Melvin C. High said at his first press conference as Sheriff, that he has achieved the goals he set out for the first ninety days of his administration as Sheriff and that the Agency is where he hoped it would be.  The Sheriff said warrants have been reduced by over 3,000 since he took office and that the approach he and his leadership team took from day one was to roll up their sleeves with specific plans for the Agency.

“Today, we are quite literally where I hoped to be in the first ninety days in office,” said High. 

Police fatally shoot man near FedEx Field

Police fatally shoot man near FedEx Field

Prince George's County Md. (AP)- Prince George's County police fatally shot a man who they say was threatening people with a handgun in a neighborhood near FedEx Field.

The man, who has not yet been identified, pointed a gun at a teenage boy Monday and other residents reported that he was acting strangely as he walked up and down a street, according to authorities.

Officers arrived and told the man to drop his weapon. Instead, the man brandished the gun toward them and four officers opened fire, police spokeswoman Capt. Misty Mints said.

Man Dies In Fatal Stabbing In District Heights

Man Dies In Fatal Stabbing In District Heights

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD (WUSA)--Prince George's County Police say that at approximately 4:02AM Sunday, officers responded to the 7500 block of Marion Street in District Heights, Maryland, for a report of a stabbing.

Police say that when officers arrived at the location they found 28 year old Ralph Benard Thomas Jr, unresponsive, suffering from stab wounds. During the investigation police determined the stabbing actually occured at Silver Hill Road and Suitland Road. Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for a light blue or possibly a silver blue late model Chevy occupied by a black male and a black female.

This is the 17th homicide of 2011 in Prince George's County.

Vigilance Must Remain High in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County has certainly suffered through a rough start in the beginning of 2011 as 13 people have been killed in 13 days.  The interim Prince George’s County Police Chief, Mark Magaw, has implored to residents, “These homicides do not appear to be random acts, I expect this cycle of violence to be stopped.”    

He also stated that most of the crimes have been drug-related because of some of the victims’ criminal past.  So far Oxon Hill,surrounding areas Fort Washington, Temple Hills and Suitland, have suffered five of the 13 killings.  Even with that said, it is still important that residents do not let their guard down and continue to practice fundamental safety precautions.  Here are a list of some important tips that can help you keep yourself and your family safe.

Clark's Killer Brought to Justice

Clark's Killer Brought to Justice

Jacob Brooks Guilty in Murder of Man Walking With Hope Faces Life In Prison Without Parole for Dashing Life of Dog-Walker   Today, Prince George's County State’s Attorney Angela D.

Landover Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies

Landover Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies

        Greenbelt, Maryland - Damon Keith Roberts, age 48, of Landover, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three counts of bank robbery in connection with a series of bank robberies that occurred between March 12 and August 18, 2010.

        The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Interim Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare, Sr.