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Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

A $100,000 Powerball win has a U.S. Air Force veteran flying sky high with happiness over the prize she describes as “life changing.” For years, the loyal player has budgeted $20 a week to play Powerball and Mega Millions in hopes of someday finding a big win. “This couldn’t have come at a better...
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La Plata Police Department Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person

La Plata Police Department Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person

The La Plata Police Department is in need of the public’s assistance. Jason Lamont Price 5-10/170 lbs./29 years of age was last seen in the 100 block of Hawthrone Road in La Plata. Anyone with information about Mr. Price’s whereabouts should contact the La Plata Police Department at 301-934-1500 or 301 932-2222.
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SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting the Southern Maryland area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public affairs at...
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Several Students Became ill at St. Charles High School Today, 3 Taken to Hospital

Several Students Became ill at St. Charles High School Today, 3 Taken to Hospital

Emergency Fire and Rescue units from Waldorf and surrounding departments operated this morning on a mass casualty incident. Multiple students became ill at St. Charles High School, on Piney Church Road, in Waldorf, after what was determined to be a medical related issue. Crews from Waldorf fire stations 3 and 12 metered the school,...
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CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

Fanciful ceramic vases and objects, including a yacht on the water and an eye-catching water bird in the reeds. Thought-provoking photography that offers an artist’s view of the ordinary. Paintings, drawings and prints that require a variety of techniques to create. These are some of the select student artworks being showcased through May 5...
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Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring several summer enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students, as well as students entering their first year of high school in the fall. More than 40 camps are available and start the week of June 19. Most sessions are offered Monday through Friday, in the morning...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/26/17 LUCY AND RICKY Featured Pet: Lucy and Ricky Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Congenital hip abnormalities, No surgery is needed per the groups orthopedic Veterinarian Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female and Male Size: Medium (45 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 per...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary 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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White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found a passenger car had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames....
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Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of crabs remains resilient and steady. While the survey indicates the population has slightly decreased due to lackluster recruitment, it showed a surge in spawning-age female crabs to the highest level recorded in the 28-year...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 211 bills into law during the second signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Bills signed included the administration’s Protecting Victims of Sex...
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Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has chosen not to fight the Democrat-dominated legislature on 15 bills they sent to him early, expecting vetoes on some. The governor lost a battle Thursday over the Protect Our Schools Act, a bill to set up new standards for failing schools and preempt authority of the state school board....
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2017 Charles County Pay It Forward Week Scheduled for April 22-28

2017 Charles County Pay It Forward Week Scheduled for April 22-28

Mark your calendar for Charles County Pay It Forward Week, the week of April 22-28.  The County Commissioners would like to encourage all citizens to show random acts of kindness and inspire others through their actions. The receiver of the kind deed is encouraged to “pay it forward,” creating a ripple effect that is...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/19/2017 is DOC Featured Pet: Doc Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Doc is one of a kind. He is a 1-year-old mix of maybe beagle, basset and lab. He is well...
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Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In located in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed four suspects entered the business, one brandishing a gun. They robbed the store of...
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CSM Cyberhawks Take First Place at Statewide Competition

CSM Cyberhawks Take First Place at Statewide Competition

The College of Southern Maryland Cyberhawks won first place honors at the Maryland Community College Cyber Competition held April 7 at the Montgomery Community College Germantown Campus. The Cyberhawks competed against more than 20 teams from 10 different community colleges from across the state at the inaugural event. “This was all due to the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary 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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IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

With the April 18 deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today offered taxpayers still working on their 2016 taxes a number of tips. These tips are designed to help taxpayers avoid common errors that could delay their refunds or cause other tax problems in the future. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file electronically....
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE 4/16/2017 @ 11:50 A.M.: On April 15, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on northbound Leonardtown Road north of Cracklingtown Road. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound...
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Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8900 block of Turkey Hill Road in La Plata for the report of two injured children. Upon arrival, officers found a two-year-old male and a five-year-old male (siblings) suffering from injuries after a tree fell...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs

Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs

On Friday, April 7, 2017,  at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Piney Church Road and Billingsley Road in Waldorf after the driver of a vehicle suddenly pulled out in front of an officer and then swerved between two lanes of traffic....
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Wednesday’s Pet is HUGO

Wednesday’s Pet is HUGO

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/12/2017 HUGO Featured Pet: Hugo Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Jack Russel Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Hugo is an older, fun loving Jack Russel Mix. He loves to play fetch, run and cuddle. Hugo would do best in a home with...
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Maryland State Police Trooper Rescues Injured Eagle

Maryland State Police Trooper Rescues Injured Eagle

A Maryland state troopers never knows who or what they may encounter during a shift, but they are always ready to help. This past Friday, Cpl. Justin Zimmerman, of the Maryland State Police Crash Team, saw something in the road ahead as he traveled south on Route 301 in Charles County As he approached,...
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Eastern Shore Trip Turns La Plata Lottery Novice into Scratch-off Winner

Eastern Shore Trip Turns La Plata Lottery Novice into Scratch-off Winner

Visiting family members on the Eastern Shore gave La Plata scratch-off novice Stephen Langer $10,000 reasons to smile! The lucky grandfather got to spend time with his grandchildren and later discovered that a Deluxe Crossword scratch-off he bought while he was there carried a $10,000 prize! Stephen found his lucky $5 instant ticket at...
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CSM Celebrates Work of Administrative Professionals

CSM Celebrates Work of Administrative Professionals

The Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host Administrative Professionals Development Day to celebrate local administrative professionals 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 28 at the Leonardtown Campus. “Administrative professionals’ contributions are essential to the success of every organization,” said Debbie Friedrich, business developer with the Corporate Center. “This is...
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