Suitland, MD

Triple Vehicle Crash in Annapolis Causes Road Closure, Major Delays

An accident involving 3 vehicles in Annapolis has caused the closure of a major road and significant traffic delays. On September 20, 2021 at approximately 2:15pm, emergency units responded to the intersection of Forest Drive and Spa Road for a triple vehicle accident. Two people were taken to area hospitals for injuries sustained in the crash. The condition of the individuals are unknown.
Picture for Triple Vehicle Crash in Annapolis Causes Road Closure, Major Delays

33-Year-Old Woman Killed In Crash In Pasadena

PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 33-year-old woman dies following a crash in Anne Arundel County Monday afternoon. Officers responded to eastbound Route 100 west of Catherine Road just before 3 p.m. for a reported crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2020 Dodge Caravan was traveling east when it left the roadway before striking several trees. Witnesses reported prior to the crash that the car was being operated in a negligent manner. The driver, Tina Marie Brautigan, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.
Picture for 33-Year-Old Woman Killed In Crash In Pasadena

Woman killed in crash in Pasadena Monday afternoon

PASADENA, Md. — A 33-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle left the roadway, crashing into several trees along a highway in Pasadena on Monday. According to Anne Arundel County police, officers responded to eastbound Route 100, west of Catherine Avenue just before 2:50 p.m. for a reported crash. Police...

Anne Arundel County Public Schools To Require Employees & High School Student Athletes To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Or Submit To Weekly Testing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Officials announced that Anne Arundel County Public Schools will require employees along with high school student-athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to submit to weekly testing. This is set to begin on Nov. 22. “We still need to finalize some parts of the plan, but announcing an effective date now allows our employees and families of our high school students to begin to either gather the necessary information or become fully vaccinated by November 22 if they choose to do so,” said Superintendent George Arlotto. Arlotto previously stated that he favored the implementation of a vaccination-or-testing model and the...

Three Maryland Men Facing Federal Charges Related To $2.7M Unemployment Fraud Scheme

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three Maryland men on federal charges related to a scheme to receive more than $2.7 million in unemployment benefits. The three men charged were 34-year-old Gladstone Njokem of Hyattsville, 32-year-old Martin Tabe of Bowie and 31-year-old Sylvester Atekwane of Hyattsville. According to the 13-count indictment, from February 2020 through February 2021, Njokem, Tabe, Atekwane along with others impersonated victims in order to submit fraudulent UI claims.  To do this, the defendants obtained the personally identifiable information (PII) of victims. The defendants shared the PII amongst themselves and with others and...
Inside Nova

'Remember his smile:' Woodbridge High School honors Coach Fred Moore

Woodbridge High School honored Coach Fred Moore Monday at a memorial service on the football field prior to the start of practice. “Remember his smile,” Moore's wife Jessica told the crowd of several hundred. “He’d be always smiling. He just loved his football team. You have to realize you got to experience someone so great, so kind and caring. He put everything into teaching the youth.

New grocer brings healthy options to Prince George’s Co. food desert

Residents are welcoming a new grocer in the Seat Pleasant neighborhood of Prince George’s County, Maryland, with open arms, because the store is the first full-service grocery shop to have its doors open in the neighborhood since 2016. “Our mission is to improve food access and community health,” said Philip...

Chevy Chase Man Charged With Wire Fraud Related To A Scheme To Steal $750K From A Non-Profit Organization

GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A Chevy Chase man is facing federal charges for allegedly posing as an investment advisor to steal nearly $800,000 from a non-profit organization that provides services for wounded veterans. Officials said 70-year Brian McQuade has been charged with wire fraud related to a scheme to steal $750,000 from a non-profit organization providing services to military veterans. According to the indictment, from June 2018 until Aug. 2021, McQuade perpetrated a fraud scheme to obtain money from a non-profit organization. Officials said McQuade allegedly held himself out as an investment advisor to clients falsely telling clients that he would manage investment...

Chevy Chase man accused of stealing $750,000 from veterans organization

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Chevy Chase, Maryland, man with stealing $750,000 from a nonprofit veterans organization. Brian McQuade, 70, was indicted on two federal charges of wire fraud this month, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment was unsealed Monday when McQuade was...

Virginia woman charged after child brings stun gun to elementary school

SPRINGFIELD, Va (7News) — A 27-year-old Springfield woman was charged after a child brought a stun gun to a Virginia elementary school last week. According to Fairfax County Police, officers were called to Springfield Estates Elementary around 10:31 a.m. on Sept. 16. 2021. A child brought the stun gun into...