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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.

Prince George's County Launches HIV Awareness Campaign

The Prince George’s County Health Department is hosting a press conference to launch its HIV Awareness Campaign, responding to the alarming levels of HIV cases in Prince George’s County.

“Maryland ranks fourth in the United States and territories for the number of HIV cases reported,” said Dr. Donald Shell, M.D., M.A., Health Officer for the Health Department. “We hope that this campaign will raise awareness about the prevalence of HIV in the area and urge residents to get tested and treated.”

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Prince George’s County Health Department

Headquarters Building

1701 McCormick Drive, Suite 200

Conference Room

Largo, MD  20774

Prince George's County Executive, Wife Face 20 Years If Convicted

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife Leslie face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a federal indictment.

Jack and Leslie Johnson face tampering with witness charges; and destruction, falsification and altering of documents charges.

In an affidavit released Friday afternoon, F.B.I. agents described how they tapped the Johnsons' phone right before the raid was about to take place at just after 10:00 a.m.

"Tear up the check," the document stated, referring to Jack Johnson's demands to his wife, while federal agents were at the door of their Mitchellville, Md. home.

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PEPCO Donates Smoke Alarms To Prince George's County

This story came to us from Mark Brady of the Prince George's County Fire Department:

The citizens and residents of Prince George's County received a potentially life-saving donation from PEPCO on Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones accepted 2000 smoke alarms and hearing impaired smoke alarms donated by PEPCO at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills.

Pete Pedersen, Coordinator of PEPCO's Emergency Service Partnership Program, and Kim Watson, Vice-President of Government Affairs/Maryland Division, were on-hand to make the presentation to the Department.

Citizens and residents can call the Departments’ Smoke Alarm Hotline at 301-864-SAFE (7233) and request a smoke alarm. A Fire/EMS Department representative will install a smoke alarm in your home; free of charge.

Prince George's SPCA Honors Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and the Prince Georges SPCA has two Golden Girls ready to find new homes.

8-year-old Sophia has a wonderful temperament, and gets along with people and other dogs. She loves a good scratch and a long walk. Rose, at 10, is very calm and obedient. When you talk to her, she raises her eyebrows and tilts her head.

Find out more about them at pgspca.org/adopt or call 301-262-5625.

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.