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Prince George's County Counterfeiter Pleads Guilty

Shango Taylor, age 33, of Forestville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to counterfeiting U.S. currency.

Estimated $200K in Losses From Prince George's County Fire

This story comes to us from Mark Brady of the Prince George's County Fire Department:

Police Detective Accused of Reselling Seized Guns

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP)-- A Prince George's County police detective accused of reselling guns seized from criminals has been indicted on 13 counts of theft and misconduct in office.

As many as 23 guns may have gone missing. The indictment against 13-year veteran Juan Diego Carter links him to 11 alleged thefts.

One of the guns was later used to wound an off-duty fellow Prince George's County police officer in a September 2009 carjacking attempt. Another gun turned up in a Baltimore domestic violence investigation.

Carter, who was suspended last year, was released after posting a $200,000 bond Tuesday. The indictment stems from an internal investigation into the theft of several confiscated guns.

Prince George's County police Chief Roberto Hylton says investigators believe Carter, who was on a firearms task force run by the Maryland State Police, was reselling guns he had seized from criminals and at least nine guns remain missing.

Maryland Early Voting

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WUSA)-- For the general election, early voting centers will be open starting Friday October 22, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010, except for Sunday, October 24th when early voting centers are closed.

Early voting centers will be open from 10 am until 8 pm each day of early voting. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote.

Where can I vote early?

You can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. From the list below, select the county where you live to find out where the early voting center or centers are in your county.

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.

Police Officer Arrested in Theft of Guns

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team has arrested and charged Corporal Juan D. Carter with Misconduct in Office, Theft, and “Theft Scheme” stemming from an internal investigation into the theft of several confiscated guns.  Carter has been remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections and a bond was set at $200,000.  Juan Carter is a 13-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department, who had been assigned to the Maryland State Police led “Gun Interdiction Task Force” since September 2007. 

Rushern Baker To Focus On Education And Jobs In Prince George's

(WUSA) -- Prince George's County's presumptive next county executive has his top two priorities in order: education and job creation.

Democrat Rushern Baker visited 9NEWS NOW Wednesday morning. He is not facing a Republican challenger in the November 2 election, and is expected to succeed Jack Johnson as county executive.

Baker said during the recent primary campaign, the top question he got was about improving schools and education in Prince George's County. "It's the reason I ran for county executive," he told 9NEWS NOW's Andrea Roane. Baker said he wants to "make sure we focus on quality teachers in every classroom. That's what we need to have in Prince George's County. That would improve the quality of education throughout the county."