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Transportation Concerns are a Priority in Southern Prince George’s County

Many of the residents who drive in Oxon Hill have experienced what has become a very high volume, and somewhat dangerous daily commute during the evening rush hour.  How many times have we seen congestion along Indian Head Highway at the Wilson Bridge Drive and Livingston Road/Kerby Hill Road intersections? 

How many times have we seen the Oxon Hill Road main corridor congested with Rivertowne Shoppers as well as workers traveling home for the evening?  With the addition of the National Harbor, the BRAC re-alignment that is due next year, as well as growing communities in Oxon Hill, Fort Washington, Accokeek, and areas in Charles County, now is the time to address this matter. 

Shooting in Landover

            The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that left a man dead yesterday evening in Landover, Maryland.

Carjacking Suspects Exchange Gunfire With Police In Southeast DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Police from DC and Prince George's County have two carjacking suspects in custody after they fired shots at police in Southeast DC Friday morning.  At least one more suspect is still on the loose.

Cpl. Larry Johnson, spokesperson for Prince George's County Police, says officers responded to a report of a carjacking in the 4700 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland shortly after 3:00 Friday morning. Johnson says the officers spotted the carjacked car and a second suspect vehicle with two suspects inside. Both cars fled the area. Police pursued the suspects into Southeast DC where the suspects inside the chase vehicle shot at the police officers in the area of 31st and G Streets. The officers returned fire and were able to take one of the suspects into custody.

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.

DNA Revealed In Trooper Murder Case

UPPER MARLBOR, Md. (WUSA) -- Prosecutors revealed there is DNA evidence linked to a pistol they believe was used to gun down Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown outside a Suitland Applebee's restaurant June 11.

A detective confirmed the existence of DNA on the gun while being questioned during a preliminary hearing by the attorney for accused trigger-man Cyril Cornelius Williams, 27, of Seat Pleasant.

Judge Robert Heffron Jr. ruled there is probable cause to continue holding Williams without bail and to take the case to trial.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey is not ruling out the possibility of pursuing the death penalty for Williams. DNA is among the requirements to bring a death penalty case in Maryland.

At Least One Parent Involved In High School Brawl, Students Say

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) At least one adult was arrested Tuesday after a violent lunchroom melee at Central High School that involved a parent rushing to school after her daughter was allegedly attacked, according to students who witnessed the incident.

"There were kids fighting with kids and adults fighting with kids," said Michael Walker, an 11th-grader. "It was crazy."

School officials confirm that an incident disrupted the school at about 11:30 a.m. It is unclear from official and witness accounts how many adults may have been involved.

Deputies from the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department were assisted by county police and put a quick end to the incident, according to a spokesman from the Sheriffs office.

The spokesman said "a number of people" were arrested including at least one adult. The spokesman did not name the suspect or say what charges may be filed.

Prince George's County Police Department Enjoys Hosting Annual Hispanic Festival

This story comes to us from the Prince George's County Police Department:

This past Sunday, September 19th, The Prince George’s County Police Department partnered with the Maryland Park and Planning Commission hosted the 29th Annual Hispanic Festival.