Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

Anne Arundel County police are searching for the driver who fatally hit a pedestrian Tuesday evening in Glen Burnie and then fled the scene. The pedestrian, 52-year-old John Junior Stewart, of Glen Burnie, later died at Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The accident occurred about 7:13 p.m. on Mountain Road, and police believe the suspect's vehicle is a dark-colored maroon van or SUV that may be missing one of its headlights. The car also may have considerable damage to the hood, grill or bumper, police said. According to witnesses, the vehicle came to a stop just beyond the scene of the crash, then fled the scene. Police investigators determined Stewart was not in a crosswalk, and the cause of the crash "appears to be pedestrian error." Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the department's Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.

Two fires kick off Thanksgiving holiday

Prince George's County firefighters battled two separate blazes Wednesday night and early Thursday that caused a total of $350,000 in damages. The first fire started in Laurel on the rear deck of a house just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. Residents on the 500 block of Prince George Street were smoking a turkey on a propane grill when it caught fire and spread to the two-story home.

Then, just after midnight on Thursday, a second fire broke out at an Arby's fast-food restaurant in Suitland. The blaze, at 5001 Allentown Road, took 40 firefighters more than an hour to extinguish and caused about $250,000 in damages, according to the department. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

-Liz Farmer