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Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old – Police Looking for Other Victims

Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old – Police Looking for Other Victims

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, in connection with fondling a 4-year-old girl who was at Rohls’ home with relatives recently. Rohls was arrested on November 22, 2017, at his home in the 9900 block of Morgantown Road, in Newburg. After speaking with Rohls, detectives learned he may have...
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MISSING PERSON LOCATED – Charles County

MISSING PERSON LOCATED – Charles County

11/21/2017 – MISSING PERSON LOCATED: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has located Matthew Horace Mason, 79, of White Plains, who was reported missing on November 19. Mason was located on November 21 in Glen Burnie, and will be reunited with family members and returned home. 11/201/2017: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has activated a...
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Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in solving a murder that occurred 37 years ago. Deborah Ann “Missy” Brooks, 17, was abducted on November 13, 1980, just blocks from her house in Northeast Washington, DC. Her body was discovered the following day in a wooded area in Charles County. Her brother,...
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Exclusive Video: Pilot Uninjured in Emergency Landing at St. Mary’s County Airport

Exclusive Video: Pilot Uninjured in Emergency Landing at St. Mary’s County Airport

On Monday, November 20, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., firefighters and emergency personnel were dispatched to the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Airport Road, in Hollywood, for the report of a airplane in distress. The pilot reported he was experiencing a problem with his landing gear. The pilot circled the area to burn off...
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Victims Identified in Two Separate Charles County Fatal Fires

Victims Identified in Two Separate Charles County Fatal Fires

On November 15, 2017, two individuals were victims of two fires in the County. At approximately 5:40 a.m. a 911 call came in reporting someone possibly trapped in a trailer located on the property of 1775 Marhsall Hall Road in Bryan’s Road. The victim has been identified as 53 year old Duane F. Crispell,...
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Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this hunting season. “The two-week firearms season is our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Not only is...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/20/2017 to 11/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/20/2017 to 11/24/2017

During the week of November 20, to November 24, 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 McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning  next Thursday, troopers from each...
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Authorities Investigating Death of Woman in Waldorf Trailer Fire

Authorities Investigating Death of Woman in Waldorf Trailer Fire

On Wednesday, November 16, 2017, Deputy State Fire Marshals responded to 11950 Goldie Farm Place, in Waldorf, to conduct an investigation to determine the origin and cause of a late afternoon fire. The initial 911 call was received from a medical alert device at approximately 3:21 p.m and was subsequently upgraded to an undetermined...
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NAVAIR Hosts First Orientation Flight in a CH-53K King Stallion

NAVAIR Hosts First Orientation Flight in a CH-53K King Stallion

Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air Force, Commander, Air Support and Helicopter Division, during a test flight Nov. 7. The 90-minute orientation flight included various operational maneuvers, landings and takeoffs,...
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Fatal Fire in Bryans Road Under Investigation

Fatal Fire in Bryans Road Under Investigation

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017  at approximately 5:40 a.m., firefighters from Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 1775 Marshal Hall Road in Bryans Road for a house fire. The first 911 call was received at 5:40 a.m by a passerby. Subsequent calls to 911 indicated possible entrapment. Upon...
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16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing this information in an effort to provide the public with a life threatening concern about a recent recall of portable fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde Corporation. The extinguishers listed in the recall are revealed in the link within this article. Please take a moment to...
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CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

College of Southern Maryland student Scott Teed, 43, of Lexington Park is pursuing two associate degrees — one in electrical engineering and another in math and physical sciences. A veteran, Teed brings to his studies a particularly rich set of skills and experiences. “I served as a fire controlman, a weapons control systems technician,...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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St, Mary’s County: Burglary/Theft Suspects Need Identified

St, Mary’s County: Burglary/Theft Suspects Need Identified

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. During the time frame of Friday, September 29, 2017, to Sunday, October 15, 2017, a burglary occurred to a home in the 27000 block of Queen Tree Road, in Mechanicsville. Among the items stolen in the burglary were numerous Lowe’s...
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MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today held its annual “Snow Show” events today at the Statewide Operations Center in Anne Arundel County and its Fairland Maintenance Facility in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. MDOT SHA is fully stocked with material and equipment is ready to keep Maryland’s roads and bridges...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

 All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will re-open Monday, November 27. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers will be closed and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate Thursday, November 23. However,...
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Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

We want to make our readers aware that tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m., there will be scheduled down time for SMNEWSNET.COM, it will last for approximately 4 hours. We will be using this time to speed up our site and add more security to our infrastructure. During this maintenance window, SMNEWSNET.COM will be inaccessible....
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CSM Salutes Veterans

CSM Salutes Veterans

St. Mary’s County Commissioner John O’Connor was “preaching to the choir” in his remarks at the annual Veterans Breakfast and Open House on Nov. 9 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. O’Connor served more than seven years in the U.S. Army, and he spoke about the bond that people in the...
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Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Every other Friday at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, excitement brews. It’s when Café Skillz opens its doors for teachers and staff who need a late morning caffeine buzz or sugar rush. Kimberly McCloskey’s Life Skills class runs a coffee shop, providing Keurig-brewed coffee and tea, along with scones, cookies and brownies. Everything...
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Phone Service to St. Mary’s County Government to be Interrupted

Phone Service to St. Mary’s County Government to be Interrupted

The Department of Emergency Services and Technology will perform maintenance on the county government telephone system on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Maintenance work is expected to last 30 minutes. Telephone service to county government may be unavailable during this time.   911 communications will not be affected by this maintenance.
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honors Retirees and Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honors Retirees and Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry honored 15 retirees and 42 award recipients at a banquet at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center on Friday, October 27, 2017. Honorees were recognized for completion of service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Captain William Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies....
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