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Prince George's County

Jul 29, 2016

Man who ordered hit on witness found in Md. dumpster gets prison

NEW YORK — A man who paid someone else to kill a government witness in an $800,000 bank fraud scheme has been sentenced to life in prison. U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers in Brooklyn says Naquan Reyes was sentenced Thursday in the death of 24-year-old Nicole Thompson. Her body — duct taped and wrapped in […]

Jul 25, 2016

Jury convicts Md. woman of involuntary manslaughter in SUV death

UPPER MARLBORO — A Lanham woman who ran over her husband with a sport-utility vehicle has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thirty-eight-year-old Araceli Alvarez-Mendoza had been charged with murder in the August 2015 death of her husband, Fernando Fragoso-Duana. But on Friday, a jury convicted Alvarez-Mendoza on the lesser manslaughter charge. She faces up to […]

Jul 21, 2016

Man stabbed to death outside Md. Metrorail station

WALKER MILL — Authorities say a man has been fatally stabbed and another arrested following an argument outside a Metro station in Prince George’s County. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the suspect stabbed the victim with a folding knife in the chest Wednesday night at the bus bay located outside of the Addison Road Metro […]

Jul 21, 2016

Md. court: Fauntroy must make good on $55,000 bad check

WASHINGTON — A judge has ordered civil rights leader and former congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy to make good on a bad check for $55,000 he wrote to an event planner. Johnny Barnes, Fauntroy’s lawyer, tells The Washington Post that a judge in Prince George’s County, Maryland, issued the order Wednesday. If the money is not […]

Jul 19, 2016

Man pleads guilty to dragging Md. police officer with car

UPPER MARLBORO — A Temple Hills man has pleaded guilty to dragging a Prince George’s County Police officer with his car. The county State’s Attorney’s Office said in an email that 27-year-old Danny Harvell pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree assault. Prosecutors say on July 15, 2015, an officer approached Harvell in a car in District […]

Jul 13, 2016

Bomb squad says Md. Six Flags park safe after threat

UPPER MARLBORO — Authorities say no threats have been found at Six Flags America in Prince George’s County after the amusement park was closed because of a bomb threat. County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady tweeted that county fire and police were at the amusement park in Upper Marlboro on Wednesday while the bomb squad […]

Jul 13, 2016

Film production company staging plane crash in Bowie

BOWIE — Fire officials in Prince George’s County are alerting the public that a film production company is working in the Bowie area this week and recreating a plane crash. Fire officials say production is set to start on Wednesday and end Friday. Fire officials say the production will involve a thick column of black […]

Jul 11, 2016

New Lane Bryant store coming to Capitol Heights

New Jersey-based Ascena Retail Group Inc. plans to open a new Lane Bryant store in Capitol Heights this week. The new plus-size clothing and lingerie store, in the Ritchie Station Marketplace, will hold a grand opening event, with gift card giveaways and other offers, from Friday to Sunday.  

Jul 11, 2016

Leidos gets contract worth up to $900M; some work set in Bowie

Leidos Holdings Inc., a technology firm based in Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a prime contract by the Office of Naval Research to support the Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Command and Control program. Leidos is one of 12 contractors who can compete for work under the contract. The contract has a five-year base period, and a two-year option period. […]

Jul 8, 2016

Ex-janitor gets year in jail for stealing Md. school’s laptops

UPPER MARLBORO— A former elementary school janitor has pleaded guilty to stealing 30 laptop computers from the school and selling them online. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office said in an email that 34-year-old Kenneth Foster of Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday in Circuit Court. Foster was also […]

Jun 30, 2016

Md. school volunteer indicted on 270 counts of child pornography

GLENARDEN — A grand jury has indicted a former elementary school volunteer in Prince George’s County on 270 counts of child pornography and related charges. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office announced the indictment against 22-year-old Deonte Carraway on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Carraway abused or recorded children performing sexual acts at Judge Sylv[...]

Jun 10, 2016

College Park Metro stop attracts new development

Development in and around College Park continues to thrive as plans for transit-oriented development near a metro station take shape. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Board of Directors is scheduled for a final vote on a development proposal from Providence, Rhode Island-based Gilbane Development Co. next month near the College Park-University of Maryland Metro […]

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