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6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County elementary school is mourning the death of a sixth-grade student.

The acting principal at J. Frank Dent Elementary in Fort Washington issued a statement Monday, saying the student had died but that the death was not a result of any injury sustained at the school.

The student was not identified.

Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says rescuers were dispatched to the school Monday morning after the student suffered some kind of medical emergency. Medics performed CPR and took the student to a hospital.

Grief counselors were called to the school.

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Male David Beeson

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 58 year-old male who was last seen near his residence in Chillum, Maryland.

On November 8, 2010, at approximately 8:00 a.m., David Beeson left an assisted living home located in the 6400 block of 8th Avenue and has not been seen or heard from since.           

Beeson is a white male with a light complexion.  He is approximately 5’8” and weighs about 150 pounds.  Beeson has grey hair and no longer has a beard as shown in the attached picture.  Beeson suffers from dementia, schizophrenia, and hypertension and is in need of his medication.   

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Beeson is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section at (301) 699-2601.

13 Year Prince George's County Police Veteran Indicted by Grand Jury on 13 Counts

Prince George's County State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey today announced that Juan Diego Carter, 36, of Bowie, Maryland was indicted by a Prince George’s County grand jury late yesterday, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, on 13 counts.

Carter is charged with:

  • Six counts of misconduct in office
  • Three counts of theft over $500.00
  • Three counts of theft under $500.00
  • One count of aggregate theft scheme

If convicted, Carter faces up to 10 years in prison.

“These are serious charges and we look forward to prosecuting this case,” said State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey.

Natasha Pettigrew’s Mother Will Take Her Place as Green Party Senate Candidate

Kenniss Henry, mother of deceased Green Party Senatorial candidate Natasha Pettigrew, filed her certificate of candidacy Monday afternoon to fill the nomination left vacant by the death of her daughter last week. Pettigrew was bicycling along the shoulder of Route 202 in Prince George's County when she was hit early last Sunday morning by an SUV. She died last Monday night from injuries sustained in the accident.

The party's Coordination Council unanimously approved Henry's nomination on Sunday and has submitted nomination papers on her behalf. "The Maryland Green Party is grateful to Natasha's mother Kenniss Henry for filling the vacancy left by Natasha's untimely passing", said Brian Bittner, Co-Chair of the Maryland Green Party.

Man Drowns After Falling off Pier

The Washington Post reports that a Bowie man who had been watching football on a television he and friends had placed on a pier in Edgewater, Md., drowned after he fell into the water while trying to return the television to his friend's boat early Monday morning.

Anne Arundel County police said they responded to the Pier 7 Marina on South River Road at about 12:25 a.m. after witnesses reported a possible drowning.

Jeffrey Fitzgerald, 47, was apparently taking the television from the pier to a friend's boat after the end of a football game when he fell into the water, police said.

Police said they did not know how long the group had been watching football on the pier, but the accident appears to have happened shortly after the Sunday night NFL game between the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts, which ended at about 11:30 p.m. The Washington Redskins game ended several hours earlier.

Bowie Candidates Forum

On Wednesday, September 1st, candidates for state and county office will be sharing their positions on community issues.

This free event is sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 7pm-9pm at the Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr.

For more information, please call 301-262-0920 or email kelly@bowiechamber.org.