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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.

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 60 Years in Prison

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        U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams sentenced Erick Roman, a/k/a “Erick Javier Sierra,” “Malian-T” and “King Malian-T,” age 34, of Laurel, Maryland, late yesterday to 60 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).

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.

Angry Bar Patron Convicted of Murder, Killed Woman With Stray Bullet, Wounding Target in Nightclub

Angry Bar Patron Convicted of Murder, Killed Woman With Stray Bullet, Wounding Target in Nightclub

Today, Prince George's County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that a Prince George's County Jury found Adrian Francis Lewis,  31 of Suitland guilty of  the 2nd Degree Murder (30 Years) of Cynthia Aaron, 32, of Houston, Texas and the 2nd Degree Attempted Murder (30) of Walter Corey Britt, 34 of Bowie.  The Defendant was also found guilty of Use of Handgun (2 Counts 20 years each) in the commission of an act of violence.   Circuit Judge Melanie Shaw-Geter presided over the case since last Tuesday.  The jury re-convened at 10 AM today.

Man Accused in Slaying Had Active Warrant

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a teenager accused of killing a man this month in Forestville was charged with attempted murder in 2009, but Prince George's County sheriff's deputies didn't serve the arrest warrant until after the more recent slaying.

Records show a warrant was issued for the arrest of Dounte Douglass on Oct, 21, 2009, but it wasn't served until Jan. 11 of this year. Douglass had been accused of shooting a man with whom he'd been involved in an ongoing dispute.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sharon Taylor says deputies tried to serve the warrant twice in December 2010, but Douglass was not home. She could not explain why no attempt was made to serve the warrant earlier.

The 19-year-old Douglass, of Capitol Heights, is now charged in the slaying of 21-year-old Corteza Livingston on Jan. 8.