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The Death Penalty Debate, Teen Killed, Pit Bull Legislation in Prince George's Headlines

Maryland legislators look at the state's death penalty and pit bull legislation, man sentenced in domestic violence case, Prince George's County development and more are this week's top stories.

Poll: Marylanders Favor Life Without Parole Over Death Penalty

A new poll by Annapolis-Based Gonzales Research shows support for banning assault weapons while only 25 percent of those polled want to see Gov. Martin O'Malley run for President.

Graphic: Maryland Executions and Death Row Prisoners

This interactive graphic shows the five people executed in Maryland since 1976, and the five people currently on death row in the state.

Legislation Would Ease Pressure on Pit Bull Owners and Landlords

Bills in the House of Delegates and Senate would create a new standard where all dog owners are presumed liable for dog attacks, regardless of the breed of the animal.

Two Arrested, One Suspect at Large in Killing of Ft. Washington Student

Prince George's County police announced Thursday that they have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in the killing of 16-year-old Marcus Antonio Jones. Jones had attended a birthday party Sunday with rival gang members in Ft. Washington where tensions escalated, according to police.

Man Gets 40 Years for Domestic Violence Crimes

Bryant Jersovit Jones was found guilty of kidnapping, second degree assault and false imprisonment.

Greenbelt Police Warn of Burglar Scam in Center City

Suspects are posing as utility workers to gain entry into homes.

Report: Three Tenants Confirmed for Laurel Towne Centre

Regal Cinemas, Harris Teeter and Burlington Coat Factory have all been confirmed as tenants, reports the Gazette.

Greenbelt Teenager Stands Atop Junior Tennis Rankings

Football was Evan Zhu’s first obsession.

Nine Displaced in Bowie House Fire

The fire was likely caused by a chimney/fireplace defect, according to officials. No one was injured in the blaze.

Hyattsville Council Takes No Action on Kiplinger Rezoning

Without the blessing of the Hyattsville City Council, property owners weigh options for next moves.

 

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