Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The fire swept through the home Saturday afternoon.
Residents have been displaced from their Lanham home because of a fire Saturday. According to county fire spokesman Mark Brady, 40 firefighters and medics were called to 9317 Kimbark Avenue around 4:45 p.m. to battle an intense blaze. Brady said firefighters search the basement for one unaccounted for resident, but conditions got worse and the firefighters had to withdraw. The unaccounted for resident was in a neighbors home and was not injured, he reported. It took firefighters 30 minutes to extinguished the fire in the one-story single family home with a basement, Brady added. Investigators believe the fire started outside and in the back of the home, although the cause still remains under investigation. Damages were estimated at $75,000…
Monday, April 22, 2013
The teacher from The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle in Lanham was recognized along with nine other teachers.
A teacher from a Lanham Catholic school will be recognized next month for her excellence in teaching along with nine other DC-area teachers. Petrina Coyle, of Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle Catholic School, will receive a Golden Apple Award from the Archdiocese of Washington along with $5,000, a pin and certificate recognizing her efforts. The Golden Apple Award was created by the Pittsburgh-based Donahue Family Foundation whose founders—Jack and Rhodora Donahue—sent their 13 children to Catholic schools. The awards will be presented by Cardinal Donald Wuerl next month at a special reception and Greg Dolan, the Donahues' grandson, will emcee the evening’s festivities. Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this post, we …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Police arrested a second suspect, Michael Elijah Brown, 24, and are charging him with robbery and assault in connection with the crime.
Update, 7:05 p.m., April 5: Police have arrested a second suspect, Michael Elijah Brown, 24, of greater Hyattsville, in connection with the crime. Police apprehended Brown on Thursday, and he is being charged with robbery and assault. Original Story: A Lanham woman is facing robbery and assault charges after attempting to steal a purse from an 80-year-old woman and then biting the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan, who foiled the robbery. The Prince George’s County Police (PGPD) gives this account: Sometime around noon on Tuesday, Lanham resident LeJean Nicola Lancaster, 25, held open a door at a carry out in Accokeek for the victim and her husband. As the two walked in to the store, Lancaster pushed the victim and snatched her purse. …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The man died in his rental home on Old Franklin Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Prince George's County police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Lanham man in his rental home Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to a home in the 10100 block of Old Franklin Avenue around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shooting. When they arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, it was not a random crime, but detectives are working on identifying a motive and suspects. PGPD Cpl. Larry Johnson told The Gazette that the early investigation indicates the man was targeted. The Washington Post reported through an anonymous police source that two assailants entered the home from the back door where they shot the man. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Derek Slocum will pay just $190,000 for a home valued at $250,000.
The winner of a housing lottery run by the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development had a chance to tour his new home in Lanham on Tuesday, WJLA reports. Derek Slocum, currently a District resident, will pay just $190,000 for a rehabbed house valued at $250,000. The housing department purchased the foreclosed home with the help of federal funds after it had sat vacant for a year. Following renovations, the deed was entered as the prize for the county's first-ever housing lottery. "It is simply beautiful," Slocum told county officials and members of the press gathered for the event. Read the full story from WJLA.