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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/16/2017 to 1/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/16/2017 to 1/20/2017

During the week of January 16 to January 20 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Thursday January 12, 2017 Governor Larry Hogan announced the 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative. The initiative introduced a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime and to stop repeat offenders. This legislation is initiated to deter sex offenders, prosecute human traffickers, support victims of crime, and toughen penalties for repeat DUI...
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Sheriff Berry Meets with Members of Inspired Millennials

Sheriff Berry Meets with Members of Inspired Millennials

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, Sheriff Berry met with members of Inspired Millennials – a local group of youth and adults seeking to build strong communities and strong leaders in Charles County. The founders of the group – Carl Barnett and his wife, Diedra Barnett – volunteer their time to mentor young adults about...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward  in Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity and arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with a citizen robbery that occurred outside of a drug store located at the corner of Leonardtown Road and St. Charles Parkway. On January 11, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the victim,...
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Waldorf Woman Served a Criminal Summons for Attempted Arson

Waldorf Woman Served a Criminal Summons for Attempted Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals served a Criminal Summons to Amanda Rishee Robinson, 39, of Waldorf at her place of employment today after determining she was responsible for the attempted arson in December of last year at 28370 Woodburn Hill Road in Apartment #6 in Mechanicsville. On December 29, 2016, at 7:41 p.m., the St....
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Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

The Maryland Comptroller’s Office and the federal Internal Revenue Service are doing everything they can to protect Marylanders from identity theft. But officials at both agencies urge Marylanders to take steps necessary to protect their personal and financial data. Cybercriminals continue to steal enormous amounts of personal data from outside the tax system and...
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Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It is entirely appropriate that we...
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Prince George’s County Temporarily Closes Cedarville Road Bridge for the Replacement of the Existing Bridge

Prince George’s County Temporarily Closes Cedarville Road Bridge for the Replacement of the Existing Bridge

The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will temporarily close Cedarville Road Bridge on Thursday, Jan. 12 to allow for the replacement of the existing bridge over Mattawoman Creek. The current bridge has deteriorated, requiring replacement of the entire structure. There is a detour plan in place during construction of...
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Winter Turkey Hunting Season to Open January 19th

Winter Turkey Hunting Season to Open January 19th

Maryland’s winter turkey hunting season will be open Jan. 19-21 statewide, allowing hunters that didn’t bag a turkey in the fall another opportunity. The season was established in 2015 to provide hunters an opportunity to harvest turkeys outside the traditional spring season. “Our state’s turkey population is healthy and continues to grow in nontraditional...
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8-Year-Old Child Accidentally Ran Over in Own Driveway in Waldorf

8-Year-Old Child Accidentally Ran Over in Own Driveway in Waldorf

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at approximately 8:30 a.m., an 8-year-old boy was in his driveway in the 6400 block of Pangolin Court, Waldorf, when he stopped in front of his mother’s parked car and knelt down to tie his shoe. His mother, who was unaware her son was in front of the car,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ROMEO

Wednesday’s Pet is ROMEO

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/11/17 ROMEO Featured Pet: Romeo Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Missing right eye Breed: Hound Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Romeo was a stray, that no one ever claimed. He is a 1-year-old incredibly sweet, fun dog. Romeo came into rescue...
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Waldorf Man Steals Car Warming Up at Home in La Plata

Waldorf Man Steals Car Warming Up at Home in La Plata

On Jan. 6, 2017, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers observed a car that had just been reported stolen from La Plata, traveling at a high rate of speed on St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. Officers were able to successfully stop the car. The driver, Matthew Kyle Bacon, 18, of Waldorf, was...
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Mechanicsville Man Caught Flushing Cocaine Down Toilet During Drug Raid

Mechanicsville Man Caught Flushing Cocaine Down Toilet During Drug Raid

Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville was identified as a distributor of cocaine. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for Herbert’s Mechanicsville home. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), K-9, and Vice/Narcotics Support Team deputies assisted in executing that search warrant. As EST...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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David A Thompson Jr., of Charlotte Hall Leaves Behind 18-Year-Old Female Trapped in Vehicle After Crash

David A Thompson Jr., of Charlotte Hall Leaves Behind 18-Year-Old Female Trapped in Vehicle After Crash

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Route 5 and Brandywine Road, in Brandywine. The collision involved a 2002 Acura MDX, which travelled off the roadway, striking several trees, and overturning. Due to the impact with...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Chase John Martinez, 18, of Waldorf. Martinez was last seen on Monday, January 2 at the Hampton Inn on Crain Highway in Waldorf. Martinez is 5’9”, 200 lbs., stocky build, green eyes, tattoos on both arms, pierced ears, and sometimes wears glasses....
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/9/2017 to 1/13/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/9/2017 to 1/13/2017

During the week of January 9 to January 13 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Updated Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open on time. Liberal leave for employees. All...
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Snow Emergency Plan Lifted for Charles County

Snow Emergency Plan Lifted for Charles County

The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County effective at 4:30 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Charles County.
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Charles County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

Charles County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

The following facilities and/or services for Recreation, Tourism, and Parks will be closed or canceled on Sunday, Jan. 8. Lackey, Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center, and North Point High Indoor pools will be closed. All Community Centers and Port Tobacco Recreation Center will be closed. Scheduled basketball and indoor soccer games for Sunday have...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 20 Years

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 20 Years

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Friday, January 6, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Joshua Terrell Mebane, 22, to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years for the First Degree Murder of Teresa Bass, the Attempted Murder of Jerry Bass Jr., and the Unlawful Use...
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Pay Me! Scratch-off Delivers 1st Top Prize to Hughesville Grandma

Pay Me! Scratch-off Delivers 1st Top Prize to Hughesville Grandma

The holidays came early for a 58-year-old grandmother from Hughesville. Rita Windsor was traveling with her son to see holiday lights when they made a lucky stop for hot chocolate. Wayne Windsor suggested they buy their hot beverage at Sheetz #318 in Great Mills. While there, they also decided to buy scratch-offs. Wayne purchased...
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Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

With mild temperatures and sunny skies throughout much of the state, the Maryland Park Service welcomed over 2,000 hikers for First Day Hikes 2017. Staff and volunteers hosted 33 guided hikes at 21 state parks on New Year’s Day. From beachside marshes to rocky cliffs, each park offered its own unique adventure and walk. A...
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