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Dog Saves Woman from Burning Home, Baker Makes a "Coffee Bet", First Fire and Baby of the Year in Prince George's Headlines

A look at the news from the first week of 2013.

This first week of 2013 saw several dangerous house fires, lawsuit payouts, and big wins—both financially and with family.

See our biggest headlines from the week:

PGFD credits retired Lt. Billy Mills and the woman's dog with preventing serious injuries as a result of the fire.

 

Hyattsville Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

City admits no liability in out-of-court settlement, closing six-month legal battle.

 

First Major Fire of the Year Severely Damages Church in Oxon Hill

The fire in Prince George's County left a house of worship in ashes.

 

VIDEO: Rushern Baker Makes Friendly Wager on Redskins-Seahawks Game

Rushern L. Baker III and King County Executive Dow Constantine have agreed to wear the opposing team's jersey in public if their team is not victorious Sunday.

 

Southern Maryland Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2013

The hospital greeted Riley Maykayla at 7:19 a.m. while her mother, Kimberly Moten donned a glittery crown.

“I kept saying I wanted to have her on New Year’s Day,” Moten said.  “And I got my wish.”

 

Branchville Fire Department Losing Career Staff 

Due to budget cuts, Branchville Volunteer Fire Company will be losing all of its career firefighters and will run solely on volunteers starting March 1.

 

Hyattsville Pays For Excessive Force Lawsuit 

City to pay nearly $65,000 in damages, legal costs in lawsuit resulting from 2009 arrest.

 

One Dead as Fire Rips Through Maryland City Home 

One person was killed Wednesday morning when flames tore through a home in Maryland City. The blaze broke out in a mobile home on Zona Street just off of Brock Bridge Road.

 

Residents Sleep Through Overnight Burglary 

Property, including car, stolen from Hyattsville house while residents sleep.

 

Maryland Man Wins Nearly $4 Million in Atlantic City

Slot machine payoff is largest in casino’s history.

 

Deputies Arrest Suspect in Shotgun Robbery Attempt

Ronald W. Morgan allegedly pulled a sawed-off shotgun out of his pants during the hold-up in Landover, according to police.

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