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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
The body of a Hyattsville man was pulled from White Marsh Creek in Edgewater, authorities said Thursday. Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Albert said the man was identified as William Eckert, 70. He said Eckert's wife was unable to reach him on his cell phone Wednesday evening while he was cleaning his boat at Holiday Hill Marina, and she asked a friend to check on him, he said. The friend called 911, Albert said. Anne Arundel County firefighters responding to the 8 p.m. call pulled Eckert from the water, and pronounced him dead, a fire department spokesman said.
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Staff reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A Prince George's County man has been arrested and charged in connection with the March 2013 targeted attack and killing of Davidsonville resident Nicole Burgess. On Monday, Anne Arundel County police announced the arrest of Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of the 4100 block of Oliver Street, Hyattsville, on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter. The body of 37-year-old Nicole C. Burgess had been found on March 22, 2013, by officers who responded to the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court in Davidsonville for a report of a death.
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Staff reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A Prince George's County man has been arrested and charged in connection with the March 2013 targeted attack and killing of Davidsonville resident Nicole Burgess. On Monday, Anne Arundel County police announced the arrest of Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of the 4100 block of Oliver Street, Hyattsville, on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter. The body of 37-year-old Nicole C. Burgess had been found on March 22, 2013, by officers who responded to the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court in Davidsonville for a report of a death.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
Surrounded by strangers in a dusty border town just south of the United States, 17-year-old Hilda Lopez bowed her head to pray - a rare moment of peace in a journey that had allowed little time for reflection. Since leaving Guatemala three weeks earlier, she had entered Mexico on foot, traveled day and night in a truck crammed with dozens of people and slept outside, huddling next to flea-infested cows for warmth. Now Lopez was about to enter the U.S. illegally, joining a surge of unaccompanied minors who have fled Central America in recent months.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Maryland's second-largest foster care provider failed to track background checks, training and other requirements for its foster parents, putting the children at risk, according to state officials who are moving to suspend new placements in its homes. Ian Patrick Hines, spokesman for the Department of Human Resources, which oversees foster care and adoptions in Maryland, confirmed that Hyattsville-based Contemporary Family Services, which has 232 parents and 157 foster children in its network, was notified of a pending sanction last week and that the agency's inspector general is investigating.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 1, 2005
Prince George's County police are investigating a weekend shooting in Hyattsville that left two men dead. Officers responding to a call about the sound of gunshots in the 5300 block of Quincy St. at 11:11 p.m. Saturday arrived to find two men with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Cpl. Kim Brown. Jose Martin Fernandez, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, taken to Prince George's Hospital, died at 2:05 a.m. yesterday, Brown said. His identity was withheld pending notification of relatives.
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June 14, 1992
HYATTSVILLE -- Prince George's County police charged 30 members of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue with criminal trespass yesterday for impeding the operation of a Hyattsville clinic.About 70 members of the group were outside Reproductive Health Services on Riggs Road when the medical facility opened at 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Seventeen adults and 13 juveniles were charged with trespassing and interference.Several of the protesters forced their way into the building, shackled themselves together and refused to leave.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2005
Redevelopment projects in Hyattsville and Crisfield have been tapped for state help under "Priority Places," the Ehrlich administration's version of Smart Growth focused on revitalizing existing communities in Maryland. The two projects -- one to revive the U.S. 1 corridor through Hyattsville, a Prince George's County community, and the other to build homes and shops along the waterfront in Crisfield, Somerset County's faded "crab capital of the world" -- would receive state planning assistance and priority for any state funds that might be available, though none specifically accompanies the designation.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Maryland lawmakers are protesting a plan by the Obama administration to eliminate 450 federal jobs in Prince George's County, but it is unclear whether they will be able to reverse it. The move to consolidate the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville with the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, W.Va., is expected to save taxpayers $96 million over five years, according to the U.S. Treasury. The plan by the Treasury and the General Services Administration is set to begin in February 2014 with the relocation of 50 positions to West Virginia.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
Surrounded by strangers in a dusty border town just south of the United States, 17-year-old Hilda Lopez bowed her head to pray - a rare moment of peace in a journey that had allowed little time for reflection. Since leaving Guatemala three weeks earlier, she had entered Mexico on foot, traveled day and night in a truck crammed with dozens of people and slept outside, huddling next to flea-infested cows for warmth. Now Lopez was about to enter the U.S. illegally, joining a surge of unaccompanied minors who have fled Central America in recent months.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
The body of a Hyattsville man was pulled from White Marsh Creek in Edgewater, authorities said Thursday. Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Albert said the man was identified as William Eckert, 70. He said Eckert's wife was unable to reach him on his cell phone Wednesday evening while he was cleaning his boat at Holiday Hill Marina, and she asked a friend to check on him, he said. The friend called 911, Albert said. Anne Arundel County firefighters responding to the 8 p.m. call pulled Eckert from the water, and pronounced him dead, a fire department spokesman said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
The plan to move 450 jobs from the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville to the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, W.Va., has been postponed for five years, members of the Maryland congressional delegation announced Thursday. The move — proposed by the Obama administration to save $96 million over five years — was set to begin in February 2014, but the Maryland congressional delegation negotiated with the Treasury Department for the delay. "We must have a more frugal government, but not one that hangs our people out to dry," Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said in a statement.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Maryland lawmakers are protesting a plan by the Obama administration to eliminate 450 federal jobs in Prince George's County, but it is unclear whether they will be able to reverse it. The move to consolidate the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville with the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, W.Va., is expected to save taxpayers $96 million over five years, according to the U.S. Treasury. The plan by the Treasury and the General Services Administration is set to begin in February 2014 with the relocation of 50 positions to West Virginia.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2012
State officials said Tuesday that they would not renew Contemporary Family Services' license to place foster care children, alleging that the Hyattsville-based company falsified minutes of board meetings and failed to pay its foster parents and employees on time, among other issues. But the state said it would work to minimize the effect on foster children in the care of the company, the second-largest foster care provider in Maryland. The Department of Human Resources outlined the issues and proposed action in a letter to the company's executive director, John L. Monroe.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
Maryland officials plan to announce this week whether the state will sever ties with the state's second-largest foster care provider, a decision that also could determine whether the company keeps its contract in the District of Columbia. Officials with the Maryland Department of Human Resources, the agency charged with protecting the state's 7,400 foster children, is expected to announce a decision on renewing the license for Contemporary Family Services. The Hyattsville company's contract in D.C. depends on it retaining its Maryland license, according to officials with the District of Columbia's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Maryland's second-largest foster care provider failed to track background checks, training and other requirements for its foster parents, putting the children at risk, according to state officials who are moving to suspend new placements in its homes. Ian Patrick Hines, spokesman for the Department of Human Resources, which oversees foster care and adoptions in Maryland, confirmed that Hyattsville-based Contemporary Family Services, which has 232 parents and 157 foster children in its network, was notified of a pending sanction last week and that the agency's inspector general is investigating.
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December 14, 2004
On Monday, December 13, 2004, SANTINA MARIE "SHORTY" MIZELL, of Hyattsville, MD; beloved wife of the late Harold Mizell; mother of the late Joseph F. Balsamo; sister of Sr. Frances Theresa Balsamo, CGS; grandmother of Gary, Joe and Harry Balsamo. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Sacred Heart Home, 5801 Queens Chapel Rd., Hyattsville, MD on Wednesday, December 15, at 9:30 A.M. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by De Vol.
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By Matthew Dolan | September 2, 2006
A 64-year-old Baltimore man was among six people convicted this week at a federal trial in Greenbelt of being members of a large cocaine and heroin ring, prosecutors announced yesterday. At the center of the case was Paulette Martin, 59, of Takoma Park, whom prosecutors accused of taking out insurance policies on her drug contacts and then cashing in hundreds of thousands of dollars when some of them died. In addition to Martin, those convicted late Thursday by a federal jury were Learley Reed Goodwin, 63, of Hyattsville; Reece Coleman Whiting, 64, of Baltimore, Derrek Lewis Bynum, 34, of Hyattsville; Lavon Dobie, 46, of Washington; and LaNora Ali, 53, of Hyattsville The jury was unable to reach a verdict for one remaining defendant, Ruby Bertine Harden, 34, of Dundalk.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2011
Laura Elizabeth McGrath, a Columbia-based affordable housing advocate, died of colon cancer Sept. 22 at her Hyattsville home. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 46. Born in Baltimore and raised in Gardenville on LaSalle Avenue, she was a 1982 Western High School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also had a master's degree in applied anthropology with a concentration in urban planning and community development.
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