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Prince George's County Police Chief 'Outraged' By Officer Arrests

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County's police chief reacted to the federal indictments against three of his department's officers Monday.

MVA: 1,300 Could Be Driving With Bad Licenses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says more than 1,300 residents may be driving on licenses that could be suspended or revoked.

MVA officials reviewed more than 10,000 licenses with eight or more violation points after a state audit revealed problems with oversight at the administration.

MVA Administrator John Kuo says more than 1,300 cases drew potential red flags and are being reviewed manually. He told lawmakers Tuesday that automated software that translates data from courts into points on people's licenses was responsible for the failure to notice the problem.

Kuo says he has addressed other issues uncovered by the audit, including a conclusion that MVA electronic databases left drivers' personal information vulnerable to theft.

Man Killed in Landover Shooting

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) ---Prince George's County Police are investigating the shooting death Thursday evening of a young man whose body was found in front of a home near the intersection of Normandy Road and Matthew Henson Avenue here.

Police Corporal Erica Johnson told 9NEWS NOW that dispatchers received a call for the sound of gunfire, and found the victim when they arrived at the apparent shooting scene near the Parkview Baptist Church.

He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead. He has not been identified.

Gov. Martin O'Malley Wins 2nd Term In Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley won a second term in a rematch with Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Tuesday in a race that featured negative advertising and sniping debates between Maryland's two biggest political rivals.

O'Malley's victory provided a bright spot for Democrats suffering big losses in both congressional and governors' races. His first term was hampered largely by the recession, which made budget cuts routine over the last three years. Still, the governor emphasized throughout the campaign that he has worked hard to protect priorities in public safety and education while positioning Maryland to weather the recession better than most states.

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6 Md. House Members And Sen. Mikulski Re-elected

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Democratic freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil faced a strong challenge Tuesday from Republican state Sen. Andy Harris in Maryland's most competitive congressional race.

The former Queen Anne's County prosecutor narrowly won the 1st Congressional District two years ago after the GOP had held it for 18 years. In Tuesday's rematch, Harris, a Baltimore County physician, sought to win back the seat for the Republicans.

With 6 percent of precincts reporting, Harris had 51 percent of the vote to Kratovil's 46 percent. Libertarian Richard Davis had 3 percent.

Reminder: Vacuum Leaf Collection Program Terminated

As a result of strict cost savings measures implemented last year, Prince George's County terminated the Vacuum Leaf Collection Program.  For more than 25 years, only 351 communities in the county received the special service, which was both expensive and time intensive. At the time of implementation, it was intended that the service would be expanded beyond the original communities, but due to a continued lack of identified funding, it was not.

Murder Investigation Underway In Landover

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County police are investigating a murder which left one man dead Monday morning.

Cpl. Larry Johnson of the Prince George's County Police Department tells 9NEWS NOW officers responded to a call of shots fired around 2:35 Monday morning. When they arrived in the 3500-block of Hubbard Road in Landover, they found a wounded man. A short time later, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not said exactly how the man died. His name is not being released. Cpl. Johnson expected that information might be made public later in the day. For now, officers are working on finding a motive and looking for suspects.