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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/24/2011

Pedestrian struck and killed in Hyattsville

Prince George’s County Police are investigating a fatal accident where a pedestrian was struck on University Blvd. in Hyattsville about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

By Avis Thomas-Lester  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Man found in burning car identified

Prince George’s County Police said they discovered the body after extinguishing the fire.

By Matt Zapotosky and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Police locate parents of young boy found wandering Landover neighborhood

‘Everybody thought somebody else was watching’ child who was discovered walking around neighborhood, police say

By Martin Weil and Matt Zapotosky  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Police: Blowout may have wrecked tour bus

The bus, traveling from Washington to Niagara Falls, crashed in a wooded median in western New York on Sunday, killing two and injuring 35.

By The Associated Press  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011

Delaware man dies in Md. boating accident

A Delaware man has died after a boating accident in Chesapeake City.

By The Associated Press  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Md. boater sought in Chesapeake Bay

Authorities in Maryland are searching the Chesapeake Bay for a missing boater.

By The Associated Press  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Teens sentenced for armed robbery near Northeast D.C. Metro station

Two teens were sentenced for a robbery in which one pulled pistol on victim, then told him to ‘go in the house and call the police’

By The Washington Times  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Death of NC teen found in river ruled a homicide

Sixteen-year-old Phylicia Barnes of Monroe, N.C., went missing Dec. 28 while visiting family in Baltimore.

By Associated Press  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Bribery trial set Monday for former Va legislator

A former Virginia legislator is due in federal court on charges that he secured funding for a teacher training center in exchange for a job as its director.

By  |  06:16 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/23/2011

Woman dies after being struck by cars

A 47-year-old Forestville woman was struck by two vehicles and killed as she tried to cross Pennsylvania Avenue Friday night, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/23/2011

D.C. teen fatally shot

A D.C. teenager was shot to death in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George’s County Friday night, and police are looking for three people who were spotted leaving the scene.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Alleged serial peeper arrested

A man who reportedly spied into dwellings in the Burke area during the past two months is in custody, according to Fairfax County police.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Man shot in Temple Hills

A man was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night in the hallway of a Temple Hills apartment building, Prince George's County police said. Witnesses heard the sound of gunshots and then saw a man on the hallway floor of...

By Clarence Williams  |  11:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Shooting in Beltsville

A male was shot Wednesday night in the parking lot of a Beltsville area apartment complex, Prince George's County police said. Officers were called to a complex in the 3900 block of Lakehouse Road for a shooting and found...

By Clarence Williams  |  09:29 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011

4-year-old injured in fire in NE D.C.

Update, 10:50 p.m.: Four young children escaped an apartment fire in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday night, but a 4-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation, D.C. fire officials said. Firefighters found the 4-year-old unconscious in a...

By Clarence Williams  |  09:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Metro bus, school bus collide in NE

Update, 6:45 p.m.: D.C. fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer now says that three students on the school bus were taken to hospitals for evaluation today, in addition to a school-bus aide and five Metro passengers. Update, 6:15 p.m.:...

By Clarence Williams  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Teen stabbed on Metrobus

Updates to correct attribution: A teenage male was stabbed and seriously wounded late Tuesday night on a Metrobus in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The stabbing occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of Pomeroy Road SE, a stop...

By Clarence Williams  |  12:07 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Fire at Cheverly apartment building

Update, 10 p.m.: Nearly 30 people were displaced from their homes tonight after a fire damaged 15 apartments in an apartment building in the Cheverly area. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said 22 adults and five children...

By Clarence Williams  |  08:07 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Frederick police seize drugs, $33K in cash

Frederick police have arrested a man and woman and are looking for more leads after they seized cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, PCP and $33,000 in cash in two drug raids a week apart, said Lt. Clark Pennington, a police spokesman,...

By Frederick News-Post  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland