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Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/17/2018 is SADIE Featured Pet: Sadie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (14 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Sadie is an 8-year-old 14-pound Poodle/Terrier Mix. She is as sweet as they...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Identity of Vandalism Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Identity of Vandalism Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On January 9, 2018, the suspects drove onto the County Lakes Athletic Field causing damage to the field and a sign.  The athletic field is located at the intersection of Asher Road and Cox Drive in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Anyone with...
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Man Known as “Jay” Wanted by Police for Stealing Donations Intended for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Man Known as “Jay” Wanted by Police for Stealing Donations Intended for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On September 6, 2017, five suspects entered the Chick-fil-A Restaurant, located in California, and removed a large water jug the establishment was using to collect monetary donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. The suspects were last seen leaving in a light...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will operate on a two hour delay for students. This includes full day Head Start. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. Normal schedule for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All...
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SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

During the January 3, 2018 meeting of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), Chairman Yates Clagett, SMADC Director Shelby Watson-Hampton and Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Executive Director John Hartline, presented checks totaling $125,000.00, to four regional entities for agricultural enhancement projects. Representatives from Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles’...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Theft of Tags After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested for Theft of Tags After Traffic Stop

On January 12, 2018 at 1545 hours, Trooper First Class Jeans, from Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol on St. Ignatius Drive at High Street, in Waldorf. The Trooper received a License Plate Reader (LPR) alert on his agency LPR system for stolen Maryland registration Plates, which were being...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Assault

Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Assault

On January 9 at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Washington Avenue in La Plata for the report of an assault which had occurred earlier in the evening. Investigation revealed at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Palmer Place in Waldorf, a male suspect strangled the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Threat at Middle School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Threat at Middle School

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018,  the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to threats posted on social media regarding possible violence at Spring Ridge Middle School. The Sheriff’s Office located the student who posted the threats, and contact was made with the student and the student’s family. Contact was also made with St. Mary’s County Public...
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Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Dear CCPS Staff, Parents and Guardians: I want to inform you of the arrest of a substitute teacher this morning. The arrest is the result of inappropriate behavior with a student and was discovered when several students reported it to the School Resource Officer at John Hanson Middle School. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS)...
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No Matter our Background, we can all Gift our Life Experiences

No Matter our Background, we can all Gift our Life Experiences

Mentorship does not require special training or certification, but best comes by sharing experiences and a willingness to act, according to Adrienne Somerville, President of the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation.  Somerville was recently recognized with the March of Dimes’ Public Sector Heroine Award at its 17th Annual Heroines of Washington gala. Inspired by her...
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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

On January 15, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1), the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, passed by the Maryland General Assembly over the governor’s veto. As stipulated in the Maryland Constitution under Article...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/15/2018 to 1/19/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/15/2018 to 1/19/2018

During the week of January, 15 to January 19, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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California Man Involved in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Woman Arrested Again

California Man Involved in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Woman Arrested Again

On January 9, 2018, Dep. Holdsworth of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  was in the 38000 block of Golden Beach Road, in Mechanicsville, when he observed a vehicle he knows to be operated by an individual with outstanding warrants. Dep. Holdsworth was able to positively identify the vehicle was being operated by Jessy...
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College Park Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Records from The National Archives

College Park Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Records from The National Archives

Antonin DeHays, 33, of College Park, pleaded guilty today to theft of government property stemming from the theft of government records from the National Archives and Records Administration. The plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Jason Metrick of...
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Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering another opportunity for hunters this winter. Winter turkey hunting season runs Jan. 18-20 statewide, giving hunters that did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance. The department established the winter season in 2015 in an effort to increase turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other...
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Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the city of District Heights in November of 2017. The suspect is 26-year-old Darius Wilson of the 2000 block of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf. He’s accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights....
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Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl. On January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to...
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Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Marchell Dunn, 32, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, of Waldorf. Swanda’s body was found on January 11, 2018, on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive. Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother while they were driving home from a...
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Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at approximately 4:45 am, fire and ems were dispatched to an undetermined fire in the area of Graphics Drive, in White Plains. Crews were able to determine the fire was in the Coparts Auto Auctions Storage Lot, on Billingsley Road, and arrived on scene to  find multiple vehicles fully engulfed...
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Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Baltimore-based developer Klein Enterprises announced today that national chains Starbucks, Batteries Plus and Panda Express have signed leases at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California, MD. The anchor tenant, Harris Teeter, is set to open this month on January 24th. Klein previously announced that Bay Country Liquors, Café Rio, Great Clips, Mod Pizza and Nail...
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to identify the victim of a homicide whose body was found last night on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Unfortunately she did not have any identification on her person when she was located. The victim, who is described as a black female...
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Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Buying tickets for the growing Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots – not scratch-offs – was on the mind of a 92-year-old Clinton man when he strolled into Clinton Crossings Exxon. When a $100 Grand scratch-off caught his eye, however, the Prince George’s County resident added the $10 instant ticket to his purchase of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets. The scratch-off drew his attention, he...
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Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper Phillips from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack stopped a black Chrysler 300 for exceeding the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour on northbound Route 5 at Shlagel Road, in Waldorf. Contact was made with the driver who was identified as Marcus...
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