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New Leads Sought in Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

New Leads Sought in Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the murder of a woman whose decomposing body was found in a field near Irving Road in Bel Alton on June 16, 1998. The woman, who had no identification, has remained unidentified for 20 years, despite many efforts to establish her identity. A CCSO...
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AUDIO: 6-Year-Old in Leonardtown Flown Out After Burns From Stove

AUDIO: 6-Year-Old in Leonardtown Flown Out After Burns From Stove

On June 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 20000 Block of Chingville Road, in Leonardtown, for the report of a burn victim. While units were responding, dispatch advised the victim was a 6-year-old-male, with burns to his hands and stomach. The child was flown to an area...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in Suitland and Bladensburg

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in Suitland and Bladensburg

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Suitland. The victim is 23-year-old Joseph Simmons of Traders Xing in Laurel. On June 17th, at approximately 12:25 pm, patrol officers were called to Allentown Road at Maxwell Drive for a collision. The preliminary investigation reveals a...
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Dumpster Fire in Lexington Park

Dumpster Fire in Lexington Park

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at approximately 9:35 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 22000 Block of Valley Estates Drive, for the reported dumpster fire. Before the arrival of firefighters, citizens were trying to use fire extinguishers to try to put out the fire. Crews arrived to find a...
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School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

With thousands of children starting their summer break this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) urges everyone to Look Up, Look Out, stay alert and review the rules of the road. When driving through residential neighborhoods and near places children frequent such as area parks and recreation centers, be...
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WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

No one hit the jackpot in the Friday, June 15 Mega Millions drawing, but there was a $1 million winner here in Maryland. Check your tickets if you played Mega Millions at Grinders Liquors, located at 4450 Chicamuxen Road in Marbury. The Charles County retailer sold a second-tier winning ticket worth $1 million. The ticket matched...
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CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

The CDC is reporting an additional pediatric flu-related death this week, bringing the total number this season to 172. This number exceeds the 2012-2013 season, which previously set the record for the highest number of flu-related deaths in children reported during a single flu season (excluding pandemics). Approximately 80% of these deaths occurred in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Stolen Motorcycle

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the stolen motorcycle. The Kawasaki KLX 140L motorcycle was stolen from the 41000 block of Alvey Stone Lane, in Mechanicsville, between the dates of June 8, 2018 and June 9, 2018. Anyone with information on the theft or location of the motorcycle is asked...
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Bailey Receives Endorsement from Delegate Mark Fisher

Bailey Receives Endorsement from Delegate Mark Fisher

From Delegate Mark Fisher (R -District 27C) I am pleased to join Governor Larry Hogan and offer my endorsement of Jack Bailey for State Senate in District 29. We need a proven leader in Annapolis who will work with our delegation and with our governor. Jack has served the State of Maryland for 30...
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St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and other Southern Maryland law enforcement officers were recognized on June 13, 2018 by the St. Mary’s County Board of Education for helping to keep the school environment safe, especially after a trying school year. Following a fatal student shooting in March at Great Mills High School, “There...
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FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

Early risers are invited to join the Fox 5 Zip Trip Team, along with representatives from local businesses, county government, recreation, the arts and non-profits this Friday morning (June 15) at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to the park from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

A 24-year-old St. Mary’s County man is now the official state record holder for the warmouth in Maryland’s nontidal waters. Avid angler Dezi Collins of Mechanicsville reeled in his record 10.72 ounce catch June 11 at Gilbert Run Lake in Charles County. Collins, along with a few friends, were fishing for black bass when...
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Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

The Charles County Department of Public Works Released the following statement. Due to heavy rains in conjunction with multiple pump failures, on June 11, 2018, we experienced an overflow of raw wastewater of approximately 5.8 million gallons from several manholes adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of Maryland Route 225. The overflow was...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 56 arrests in Maryland, 21 of which were arrested by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, three-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included...
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Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced that St. Mary’s County Public Schools will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program. Specifically, the grant will aid the ongoing recovery effort of...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2018 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Mary’s County 2018 Primary Election

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Mary’s County 2018 Primary Election

The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot be received by mail is June 19, 2018. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election for online delivery is June 22, 2018. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. A voter who wishes to vote...
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Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

On February 25th, 2018 lifeguards Madison Tompkins, Walter Hickey and Liam Vienneau were on-duty watching over swimmers from a birthday party at the Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School. During the party one of the guests had a seizure while swimming and became unresponsive in the water. The lifeguards quickly...
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Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Members of the St Mary’s County Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and...
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Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools honored 2,071 seniors during high school graduation ceremonies that take place at the Charles County Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2018 have earned a record amount of scholarship offers for a graduating class, with offers totaling nearly $122 million. This is an increase...
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Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Have each other’s back and always remember where you came from. That was a key message shared among the Westlake High School senior class during the graduation ceremony held June 1. The graduating Wolverine Class of 2018 included 312 students, all of whom arrived to the ceremony, ready to begin their futures. This year’s...
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Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

“The future is truly in our hands, so let us make the most of it.” This is the message Henry E. Lackey High School valedictorian David “DJ” Nelson left with his graduating peers on June 1 during their graduation ceremony held at the Charles County Convocation Center. The Charger Class of 2018 includes 214...
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North Point High School Graduation 2018

North Point High School Graduation 2018

Charles County Public Schools kicked off its high school graduation ceremonies May 31 with the Class of 2018 from North Point High School. Graduates walked across the stage, eager to get their diplomas during a ceremony that celebrated the accomplishments, successes and future plans of 448 students. North Point valedictorian Noah Kidwell plans to...
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Maurice J. McDonough High School Receives Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships

Maurice J. McDonough High School Receives Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships

Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduated in a ceremony held June 1 at the Charles County Convocation Center in Waldorf. The ram senior class of 222 graduates earned nearly $9 million in scholarship offers. At McDonough, students know and understand the core meaning of the letters used to spell out the name of...
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La Plata High School Class Graduation 2018

La Plata High School Class Graduation 2018

La Plata High School wrapped up Charles County Public Schools graduation weekend June 2 with a look back at the four years the Class of 2018 has spent together and how they clicked into place. “We quickly learned a trait that I believe is the foundation to success and happiness in our lives to...
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