Prince George's Headlines: Evacuations in Laurel, Homeless Woman Found Dead, Cafritz Developers Refile

The top news stories in Prince George's County include flooding in Laurel, a murder-suicide, a mayor asks developer for apology and more this last week of January 2013.

Flooding on Patuxent River Forces Evacuations in Laurel

Heavy rains led officials to release water Thursday from two dams on the Patuxent River, causing flooding downstream and prompting evacuations in Laurel.

Woman Found Dead in Maryland City Floodwaters

The body of a 26-year-old woman was pulled from the swollen Patuxent River Thursday in Maryland City.

University Park Mayor Wants Cafritz Apology

Mayor, town council call for reforms and greater oversight after confusion over authorship of letters of support for controversial development.

Cafritz Developers Announce Intent to Refile

Calvert Tract, LLC files letter of intent to resubmit their preliminary plan for approval by county planners.

Anne Arundel County police say a man shot his estranged wife and himself in the early morning hours of Jan. 28.

Upper Marlboro Man Shot and Killed in Landover

Police identified 48-year-old Keith Massaton Watson of Upper Marlboro as the victim of a fatal shooting Monday in Landover. While detectives searched for his 2004 black Auidi A6, which they believed was stolen during the homicide, they asked the public for help in finding it. A crime solvers tip led police to the victim's car on Wednesday, and they began processing it for evidence, police reported.


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