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Many Questions After Hit and Run Death

LARGO, Md. (WUSA) -- A few days after bicyclist Natasha Pettigrew died from injuries sustained during a hit and run, many people are questioning the driver's explanation and also the crash investigation by police. 

Friday night, Natasha Pettigrew's family, friends and fellow cyclists gathered near the blood stained spot on Rt. 202  where she was struck and left to die by the driver of a Cadillac Escalade. Nearly one hundred mourners held a candlelight vigil in honor of Pettigrew, a former Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland.  The 30-year-old died of massive injuries Tuesday morning at Prince George's Hospital Center. 

Prince George’s County will Benefit from $115 Million in Federal Stimulus to Boost Internet Speed

Prince George’s County’s elementary schools and other public buildings will soon have some of the fastest broadband Internet connections in the nation, thanks to a $115 million federal grant awarded to the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Over the next three years, the grant will enable the construction of high-speed fiber optic broadband connections to 115 County facilities, including every public elementary school and many libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. The fiber network will also serve as a platform for private-sector companies to build “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses in areas of the County where residents are currently underserved.

Annual “Heat’s On – Water’s Off” Project Proving Free Heating and Plumbing Inspections to Elderly

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Annual “Heats On – Waters Off” project will provide preventive maintenance to heating and plumbing equipment for the elderly and the disabled who may have difficulty paying for such services.  Twenty-five homeowners that may have inefficient, faulty or hazardous equipment will be assisted in this one-day project.

Every year since 1998, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington, Plumbers Local 5 and Steamfitters Local 602 have sponsored the “Heat’s On – Water’s Off” workday in Prince George’s County.  The idea is to donate materials and expert volunteer services to help needy senior citizens make their homes ready for winter by repairing or replacing heating, plumbing and other mechanical equipment.

Baker Secures Democratic Nomination For Prince George's County Exec.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- The third time was the charm for former delegate Rushern Baker as he topped a filed of five to secure the Democratic nomination for Prince George's County Executive.

Although, returns were not final in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Baker maintained a 15 point lead over his closest competitor, Michael Jackson, the current Prince George's County Sheriff.

The men were vying to replace incumbent Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson who is leaving office because of term limits.

'Cold Blooded' Teen Gets 30 Years Says Ivey

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- A Prince George's County judge has ordered 20-year-old Tommy Whack to spend the next three decades in jail for what Prince George's County States Attorney Glenn Ivey called the "cold blooded murder of an unarmed man."

The robbery and murder took place in the early morning hours of October 21, 2008, in the rear parking lot of a Landover middle school. That is where prosecutors say Whack who was 19-years-old at the time along with his teen cousin lured the 40-year-old victim to his death.

Whack had offered the Temple Hills victim sex in exchange for money "apparently the arrangement was for some type of sexual liaison in the victim's vehicle," said Ivey.

Police were able to speak to the dying man who was found shot multiple times by his car. "He told police he had been robbed and gave officers a description of the assailants," added Ivey.

'Cold Blooded' Teen Gets 30 Years Says Ivey

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- A Prince George's County judge has ordered 20-year-old Tommy Whack to spend the next three decades in jail for what Prince George's County States Attorney Glenn Ivey called the "cold blooded murder of an unarmed man."

The robbery and murder took place in the early morning hours of October 21, 2008, in the rear parking lot of a Landover middle school. That is where prosecutors say Whack who was 19-years-old at the time along with his teen cousin lured the 40-year-old victim to his death.

Whack had offered the Temple Hills victim sex in exchange for money "apparently the arrangement was for some type of sexual liaison in the victim's vehicle," said Ivey.

Police were able to speak to the dying man who was found shot multiple times by his car. "He told police he had been robbed and gave officers a description of the assailants," added Ivey.

Union's Negative Ads Target Sheriff Michael Jackson

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A healthcare workers union has endorsed Rushern Baker for Prince George's County Executive. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson has been the target of it's negative ad campaign.

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The pamphlets sent to voters by Service Employees International Union local 1199, include an incident that happened two years ago. Two dogs sheriff's deputies shot and killed during a misinformed drug raid are now front and center on those pamphlets. It happened while Jackson was sheriff.

Here's Jackson's response:

"They don't live here in Prince George's County. They know nothing about Michael Jackson or my accomplishments over the past eight years," Jackson says.

According to an SEIU spokeswoman Pat Lippold, the union represents 1700 health care workers at Prince George's Hospital.