Prince George's County, MD Government

Critics Denounce Redistricting Changes in Prince George’s as ‘Outrageous,’ ‘Appalling’

A sharply divided Prince George’s County Council last week flung aside a council redistricting proposal that had been crafted by an independent commission. By a vote of 6-4, lawmakers approved a broad set of changes at a tense, occasionally acrimonious online session that was marked by vigorous protests from lawmakers who claimed the alterations were hatched in secret and sprung on them at the last moment.
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Prince George’s County Redistricting Plan Draws Sharp Criticism

After a Prince George’s County redistricting commission recommended minor changes to realign the jurisdiction’s nine council districts based on population, some county council members said they may reject it for a more drastic plan. The council on Tuesday will review proposed maps of the districts that would move some municipalities...
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Escaped Zebra Found Dead In Prince George’s County

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — One of the three escaped zebras in Prince George’s County was found dead this week, officials said Thursday. Maryland Natural Resources Police confirmed the zebra was found dead in a snare trap sometime this week. They are now assisting Prince George’s Animal Control. Officials want to remind Marylanders that it is illegal to set or maintain a snare trap within 150 yards of a permanent human residence with the following exceptions: Traps can be used on state, federal or private wetlands. Traps can be used on lands that qualify for agricultural assessment, timberlands and lands used for reforestation. Body-gripping traps with a diameter of fewer than six inches can be used when completely submerged in water. It is illegal to use, sell, possess, set, place or maintain a snare trap in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Get alerts from WJZ first! Follow WJZ on Facebook  download the app.   (Editor’s Note: In an earlier version of this story, we stated that snare traps are completely illegal in the state. We have since corrected that statement with the correct exceptions. We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.)

Early morning fire damages home in Prince George’s County

LANHAM, Md. - Firefighters battled an early morning fire at a home in Prince George's County Friday. The fire was reported around 1:42 a.m. in the 9300 block of Annapolis Road in the Lanham area. Officials say fire was showing through the roof of the single-family home when they arrived.

Prince George’s Organizes Emergency Housing Program

After Sophia Davis relocated from Baltimore City and moved into a new Greenbelt apartment in July 2020, she noticed bedbugs, roaches and other problems with the unit. A representative with the rental company advised Davis to withhold rent and utility payments until workers cleaned and fixed her apartment, which she said wasn’t in that condition when she first saw the unit. The company later incorporated legal fees which led to “the landlord wanting me to move.”