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Baker taps acting chiefs to lead fire and police departments

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Banker has nominated the interim chiefs of the county police and fire departments to become the full-time chiefs of those departments.

Tags: Mark Magaw , Mark Bashoor , Prince George's County Police , Prince George's County Fire , Eric Brown , Gail Francis , Thomas Himler , Monica Johnson , Samuel Wynkoop, Jr.

Saturday - 05/14/2011, 12:05pm EDT

Mobile speed cameras to nab drivers in Prince George's

Drivers aren't getting any tips on where the cameras will be activated.

Tags: speed cameras , Andrew Mollenbeck

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:43am EDT

Baker: Resources lacking in response to wildfires

Elected leaders have had unified praise for the efforts of firefighters following this weekend's wildfires, but Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker already has raised a concern he intends to examine.

Tags: Montgomery County Fire Chief Richard Bowers , Richard Bowers , Andrew Mollenbeck , Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County , Prince George's County , wildfires

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 09:50pm EST

Indictment shows depth of Johnson allegations

Mark Plotkin, WTOP Political Analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Prince George's County corruption , Prince George's County , Jack Johnson ,

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 09:28pm EST

Prince George's watchdog orgs lack real power

One day after former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson was indicted in federal court on charges of conspiracy, extortion and bribery, Prince George's County officials say fighting corruption is top of mind. But there's a problem. The agencies supposedly serving as government watchdogs appear to be missing some teeth.

Tags: corruption , Jack Johnson , Prince George's County Board of Ethics , Anne Magner , Ingrid Turner , Prince George's Office of Audits and Investigation , David Van Dyke , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 08:55pm EST

Prince George's Co. sees 14th homicide of 2011

As Prince George's County detectives investigate a new murder Wednesday morning -- the 14th in 2011 -- county leadership is reaching out to both the federal government and local citizens to help stay the killing streak.

Tags: Mark Magaw , Paul D. Shinkman , Kate Ryan , murder , homicide , Prince George's County Police , Prince George's County Executive , Parris Glendening

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:28am EST

Pr. George's Police focused on 'cycle of violence'

Prince George's Count Police have been making progress in 13 homicide cases, with arrests in four of them. Magaw is quick to point out one of the cases may not be criminal, describing it as a "justifiable homicide." Still, the surge in violence has the agency on the alert.

Tags: Mark Magaw , Angela Alsobrooks , FBI , DEA , ATF , homicide , Melvin High , Prince George's County Police , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 05:52pm EST

Md. officials weigh safety in community, classroom

Maryland officials are taking a hard look at safety in both the community and the classroom.

Tags: Angela Alsobrooks , Mark Magaw , Montgomery County , Prince George's County

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:16pm EST

Former Prince George's Co. Executive recalls similar violence in the '80s

Prince George's County is bringing in over 100 federal agents to help stay the violence that has killed 13 people in the first two weeks of the year, and a former Governor and County Executive says this isn't the first time this has happened.

Tags: Paris Glendening , violence , murders

Saturday - 01/15/2011, 10:11am EST

Map of murders in Prince George's Co. in 2011

2011 has been violent for Prince George's County, with at least 13 murders in first 13 days of the new year.

Tags: Mark Magaw , Prince George's County , Prince George's County Police , Prince George's County Executive , murder , homicide , Prince George's County Police Department

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 04:15pm EST
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