Prince George's County

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The body of that washed up on shore in Ocean City has been identified as that of 25 year old Michael West from Temple Hills, Maryland.

An autopsy is still pending.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that West had been reported missing in Prince George’s County according to an Ocean City official.

But they added that the resort officials were unaware of that.

His body was found in the ocean on Tuesday at around 4:20 p.m. near 127 Street by a local citizen who said they had seen something floating offshore.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Health and agriculture officials say West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito pool in Prince George's County, the first such pool found in the state this year.

The Department of Agriculture said in a news release Tuesday that workers mosquitoes collected mosquitoes in Capitol Heights on July 19. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in those mosquitoes on July 27.

Officials say truck sprayed the area to control adult mosquitoes.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland environmental officials have invalidated seven lead-free certificates issued by a private inspector after finding issues with reports and tests.

The Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release Thursday that is investigating whether rental properties certified by the inspector as having no lead paint are really free of the material.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed against Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore claims contracts for the construction of the casino were not sufficiently awarded to minority businesses, even though the project received federal housing funds earmarked for that purpose.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has secured $390 million for a new FBI headquarters as part of the spending agreement negotiated in Congress.

The language was not in the initial Congressional spending bills, but was added some time before the agreement Tuesday.

The agency is in the initial stages of relocating from an aging downtown Washington building to a new suburban campus. Three potential sites have been chosen after a search - two in Maryland and one in Virginia.

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County police have released cellphone video of an officer who held a gun to a man's head, leading to a conviction on four criminal charges.

Officer Jenchesky Santiago was convicted by a judge on Wednesday of two counts of assault, a handgun offense and misconduct in office.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's transportation secretary says he believes a light rail in the suburbs of Washington will be built to meet more cost-effective stipulations.

Pete Rahn briefed lawmakers Tuesday on decisions announced last month by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Rahn says the state still needs to see proposals from four teams vying for the project for the more cost-effective plan Hogan supports. Those are due in November. Rahn also says negotiations between officials in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to contribute more to the Purple Line have been fruitful.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to get a briefing on changes to the state's transportation program.

A joint hearing is set for Tuesday in Annapolis with members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

Last month, Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans to spend nearly $2 billion on roads and bridges.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Severe storms brought down trees and power lines throughout the mid-Atlantic region, affecting some roads and rail service.

Transportation agencies around the region reported some roads closed Wednesday morning by downed trees and wires and flooding. Amtrak is warning that service between Washington and Philadelphia is delayed. Maryland's MARC rail services is reporting delays too.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Hunting enthusiasts are rallying in Annapolis in favor of more Sunday hunting.

The Maryland Hunting Coalition is sponsoring Thursday's event. The group supports a bill in the General Assembly to allow Sunday deer hunting in Baltimore County, one of three that prohibit the practice. The others are Howard and Prince George's counties.