Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The couple pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count each of harboring a woman.
A Prince George's County couple will be spending some time in prison for harboring an illegal immigrant, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Gloria Edwards, 61, will serve a 12-month sentence, while her 75-year-old husband Alfred—a retired physician—will serve three months, according to the DOJ. The Edwards' formerly lived in Bowie. The couple will both be on supervised release after serving their sentence and were ordered today by Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to pay the victim restitution of $369,580. “Alfred and Gloria Edwards compelled the victim to work for them for a decade for little or no salary,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “They were able to maintain control over the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
David Williams named clerk of the year by Maryland Municipal League.
Friday, April 26, 2013
More than 80 Prince George's County homes will be improved this Saturday.
An Upper Marlboro woman will receive a modified bathroom as a part of Prince George's County's Christmas in April event, according to a county spokesman. Laurel Jenkins, of Columbine Lane, is wheelchair bound and suffers from cerebral palsy and other ailments. Although her son resides with her and cares for her, they were in need of a modified bathroom so she wouldn't scratch the walls with her wheelchair. As a part of modification, she'll get a usuable shower as well. Donations from others, including a plumbing supply company, a shower base has been donated and will be installed. Three other Upper Marlboro residents will also receive help on Saturday. The county's Christmas in April program has helped rehabilitate more than 2,000 homes …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The 50-year-old MetroAccess driver was charged with first-degree sexual assault.
Metro Transit police arrested an Upper Marlboro man on sexual assault charges Wednesday, according to media reports. Police said Ezra Porter, 50, of Upper Marlboro, reportedly interacted with a female passenger inappropriately on April 19, NBC4 reported. The victim was assaulted in Bowie, police said, before Porter took her home. Porter worked as a driver for three and a half years, NBC reported. He is employed by MV Transportation—a company that has a contract with MetroAccess to provide transportation service until June 30, 2013, WUSA9 reported. Police were notified of the possible incident Friday by a family member, WUSA9 reported. Read more about the case on NBC4 and WUSA9.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An approaching storm and wind gusts are making it more difficult for firefighters to extinguish the flames, according to a spokesman.
Update, April 25, 6:17 p.m.: It took firefighters more than 8 hours overnight to control and finally extinguish a fire that began in a mulch pile at 2001 Ritchie-Marlboro Road in Upper Marlboro. According to county fire spokesman Mark Brady, firefighters found a 30-foot by 100-foot pile of mulch burning when they responded to the scene around 8 p.m. Wednesday, and immediately called for backup. About 150 firefighters responded to battle the blaze. Here's Brady's account on the Prince George's County Fire/EMS blog: The burning mulch pile provided vivid images of intense heat and flames illuminating the night sky with a red glare. Winds gusting up to 20 to 30 mph played a factor possibly in the ignition and certainly in the rapid spread of …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Officials identified Laurel and many neighboring communities as hotspots for potential tax cheats.
A study by the Internal Revenue Service finds that Upper Marlboro and other communities in the Washington, D.C. region are home to clusters of small businesses at higher risk of being audited, USA Today reports. The study was conducted by the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent office inside of the IRS. Using a figure known as the Discriminant Inventory Function—a score which the IRS uses to measure the likelihood that a person or business will fudge their taxes—officials identified 350 communities across five metropolitan areas that are home to unusually high numbers of "likely" cheats. Those areas include the District of Columbia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Atlanta. Upper Marlboro was one of many communities in the D…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Carjacking, armed robberies alleged in federal indictment.
Five men, including one Upper Marlboro man, have been charged in connection with a series of armed robberies which included an armored car robbery and a carjacking which saw a victim suffer a gunshot wound. The defendants charged include Tonnie Floyd, age 21, Marcellus Ramone Freeman (also known as Derrick Relando Pitts), age 22, Anthony Terrell Cannon, age 23, Keith Willie Reed, age 23, and Tobias Richard Dyer, age 21. All the defendants are from Washington, DC, with the exception of Dyer, who hails from Upper Marlboro. The defendants face 10 counts relating to a string of armed robberies and other violent crimes which took place between late October and early December of last year. According to a press release from the United States …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
How do Prince George's County residents feel about the three choices for superintendent?
UPDATE, 11 p.m.: The Prince George's County Public Schools announced at 10 p.m. that one of the three superintendent candidates has withdrawn from the position: Original Post, 2 p.m.: In early March, Patch reported on the announcement by the Prince George’s County Board of Education that they had whittled the list of candidates to replace school superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., who vacated the position to become chief of schools in Philadelphia. Pared down from an initial list of ten, the three candidates are: Patch wanted to find out what residents thought about the three candidates and while some were familiar with the candidates, many were not, but a number of locals were more than happy to share their opinions. Alice Tennin, 38, …