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Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is pre-treating roads in advance of a storm that is forecast to affect the region later today. Midday drivers are encouraged to provide pre-treating trucks ample room to effectively pre-treat the highways. “This storm is forecast to arrive at the worst possible time –...
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Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Troopers are urging motorists to be cautious and be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions with winter weather expected today for much of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory has been issued for 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. today for most of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. An inch or two...
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Man Murdered in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Man Murdered in Waldorf

UPDATE – 12/15/2017 – Press Release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: On December 14 at approximately 8:24 p.m., officers responded to the 8000 block of Holly Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a victim not breathing and suffering from several gunshot wounds to his torso. The victim...
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign...
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WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As the cold weather sets in, The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is in search of additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (WARM). The program provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter in St. Mary’s County. Wondering how you can make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland hunters reported taking 34,412 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was similar to last year’s official harvest of 35,002. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that more than 4,000 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season, more than 10 percent of the total take during...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/13/17 is Pixie Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Cattle Dog/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Pixie was found at a dumpster along with her brother. She was taken in by a rescue in Virginia. She is...
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Peeping Tom Arrested in Waldorf Found with Knife, Taser and Pepper Spray

Peeping Tom Arrested in Waldorf Found with Knife, Taser and Pepper Spray

On Thursday, December 7,2017, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3200 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf for the report of someone turning doorknobs and peering in windows of a single family home. PFC C. Caywood arrived and spotted a male looking into the window...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Identity of Hit and Run Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Identity of Hit and Run Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On December 10, 2017, at approximately 3:10 a.m., at the Mechanicsville Wawa, the suspect pictured, backed into a VW Jetta in the parking lot and then left the scene. The suspect was operating a silver Chevrolet Tahoe at the time...
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Comptroller Launches Petition to Rally Support for Craft Beer Legislation

Comptroller Launches Petition to Rally Support for Craft Beer Legislation

As a statewide coalition of brewers, consumers and stakeholders gear up for the effort to modernize Maryland’s antiquated and dysfunctional beer laws, Comptroller Peter Franchot today launched a petition drive in support of his proposed Reform on Tap Act of 2018. Comptroller Franchot announces this new petition drive with the goal of collecting a...
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Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online

Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online

As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Customer Service Promise to provide government services in an accessible and convenient manner, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that Maryland boat owners can now renew their vessel registration online. The new digital platform can be accessed through the department’s online licensing and registration service or through the Maryland Department...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/11/2017

Tyrelle Lamar Sherman, 20, of Waldorf

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On December 6 at 2:26 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Bell Tree Lane in Waldorf for the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/11/2017 to 12/15/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/11/2017 to 12/15/2017

During the week of December 4, to December 8, 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 James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

12/11/2017 : On December 1, members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit and Patrol Operations, along with Maryland State Police, conducted an Impaired Driver Checkpoint on Smallwood Drive West. A total of 961 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Two drivers were tested for impaired driving, one citation was issued for drug possession, and nine citations...
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Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to open Dec. 16. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a muzzleloader stamp from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season, which concludes Dec. 30. “Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more...
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Two Waldorf Men Arrested in Connection with Stabbing that Occurred Earlier this Week

Two Waldorf Men Arrested in Connection with Stabbing that Occurred Earlier this Week

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Ahman Rah Page, 18, and Camal Loren Rupert Clark, 20, both of Waldorf, were arrested by members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, and charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred earlier this week near the intersection of Holly Tree Lane and Hollins Lane in Waldorf. On Wednesday,...
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from midnight tonight (12/8/2107) to 4:00 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017. WHAT: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. WHERE: The I-95 corridor from northeastern Maryland to near Fredericksburg Virginia, including the Washington DC...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

On December 5, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City and participating in violent crime throughout the state. The governor’s announcements include state and federal law...
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21-Year-Old Hughesville Woman Killed in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

21-Year-Old Hughesville Woman Killed in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

State police are investigating a three vehicle collision that claimed the life of a woman driving eastbound on MD Rt. 6, west of Cooksey Road in La Plata, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The deceased victim is identified as Taylor Anne Halbleib, 21, of Hughesville.  She was transported to the University of Maryland Charles...
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Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen. Washington and Baltimore are two of 32 cities vying to be named official host cities for a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World...
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2017 Charles County Annual Report is Now Available

2017 Charles County Annual Report is Now Available

The 2017 Annual Report is available online for public viewing. The Annual Report offers a comprehensive look back at 2017.  The report highlights the County Commissioners’ legislative actions during fiscal 2017, budget allocations, performance measures, and county government projects. Visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/AnnualReport, to view or download a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the annual report....
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Commissioners Recognize Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 50 Years of Service

Commissioners Recognize Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 50 Years of Service

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017,, the Charles County Board of Commissioners recognized the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for celebrating 50 years of service. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a non-profit that has advocated for and achieved nationally heralded legislative and executive policies on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation has also restored vast acreage...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/6/2017 ZEUS Featured Pet: Zeus Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Shepard/Clumber Spaniel Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zeus is a 4-year-old loveable boy. He is friendly and loves everyone! Zeus is strong but is great on leash and loves to hang out. He...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s...
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