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Oily Rags Blamed in Charlotte Hall Restaurant Fire

Oily Rags Blamed in Charlotte Hall Restaurant Fire

On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately, 9:41 p.m., firefighters responded to the Steak in a Sack Restaurant at 30090 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for a report of a commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a single story commercial building, with heavy smoke showing. The business closed at 3:00 p.m....
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UPDATE: Indian Head Man Charged with Murder

UPDATE: Indian Head Man Charged with Murder

UPDATE: On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6000 block of Port Tobacco Road in Indian Head for the report of a shooting in which two males had been shot. Prior to arrival, officers learned the victims fled on foot. Officers and...
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September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are reminding Marylanders that September is both National and Maryland Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, state officials are urging all residents to review preparedness information for severe weather and other emergencies. In an effort to promote preparedness, Maryland’s...
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Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Jason Hammond assumed command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 at the installation’s Hangar 110. Hammond’s role as NAS Patuxent River commanding officer follows his previous position as the base executive officer (XO). “The experience of being Pax River’s XO has been extremely rewarding,” said...
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Police NOT Investigating Sexual Assault Reported at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Police NOT Investigating Sexual Assault Reported at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

  A sexual assault was reported to a St. Mary’s College of Maryland staff member on September 3, 2017. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred in a campus residence on September 3, 2017. It is believed that the offender and the victim DO NOT KNOW each other. The suspect is described as...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations

St. Mary’s County’s 2017-2018 school year officially begins Tuesday, September 5. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office urges residents to make themselves aware of school zones and speed limits throughout St. Mary’s County before the first day of school. The...
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First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a sole source, Fixed Price Incentive Firm, Firm Fixed Price, Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee contract  to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, for the Lot 1 Low Rate Initial Production of the CH-53K King Stallion, valued at $303,974,406. The contract action provides the funds for two CH-53K helicopters along with engineering...
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Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Since 2015, Sheriff Tim Cameron and Superintendent Scott Smith have made collaboration on safety issues a top priority. They host a myriad of Opioid Awareness events for students and their parents, train and increase partnerships between school resources officers and administration, and continue to work on their safety plans in the event of a...
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Joseph McClain Rice, 24

Joseph McClain Rice, 24

Joseph McClain Rice of Huntingtown, MD, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the age of 24. He was born on January 4, 1993, in Prince Frederick, MD, to Michelle (McClain) and David Rice, 2nd. Joseph worked as a lineman through Local #70, Washington, D.C. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, fantasy football, crabbing and...
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George V. Garlejo, 68

George V. Garlejo, 68

George V. Garlejo, of Bryans Road, MD, passed suddenly on August 28, 2017 at the age of 68. He was born in Bacnotan la union, Philippines to Eugenia Valmonte and Eugenio Garlejo. He joined the US Navy in 1966 in Baguio City, where he served for 22 years and received numerous accolades before retiring...
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Earl L. Nunley

Earl L. Nunley

Earl L. Nunley of Waldorf, MD. On Saturday, August 26, 2017 of Waldorf, MD. Son of the late Randolph and Ruby Nunley and brother of the late Douglas Nunley. Survived by sisters Elizabeth and Brenda. Uncle of Billy, Christine, Lisa, and Stacie. Great Uncle of Brendan and Ruby. Also survived by many other relatives...
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James N. Faucette , 78

James N. Faucette , 78

James N. Faucette , 78, of Waldorf, MD went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2017. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the comfort of his own home with his son Donald by his side. James starting working for the A&P Tea Company at the age of 18 as a...
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Linda Kathleen Anne Ruffolo, 66

Linda Kathleen Anne Ruffolo, 66

Linda Kathleen Anne Ruffolo, age 66, of Waldorf, MD, formerly of England. Linda was a Claims Processor for Progressive Insurance in White Plains, MD for 29 years. She was an animal lover, who also loved being with friends, traveling, and laughing. She also had an interest in history, art, and reading a good book....
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Deborah Anne “Debbie” O’Dell, 54

Deborah Anne “Debbie” O’Dell, 54

Deborah Anne “Debbie” O’Dell, 54, of Chesapeake Beach passed away August 31, 2017. She was born April 5, 1963 in Cheverly to Mansfield Edward Sr. and Lucia Anne (Leone) Gott. Debbie was raised in Chesapeake Beach and attended Northern High School. She was employed as a bartender at Rod N’ Reel Restaurant and Smokey...
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Timothy Russell “Tim” Reagan, 58

Timothy Russell “Tim” Reagan, 58

Timothy Russell “Tim” Reagan, age 58 of Waldorf, Maryland, died August 31, 2017 at his home after a two and a half year battle with cancer. He fought hard and had his typical positive attitude and witty humor until his passing. Tim was a friend to all and enjoyed life. His passions included riding...
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Grace Darling Hoyle, 83

Grace Darling Hoyle, 83

Grace Darling Hoyle, 83, formerly of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on August 27, 2017 at Manor Care in Largo, MD. Born on August 17, 1934 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Grace Olive Bennett Bowling and Augustus Washington Bowling. Mrs. Hoyle graduated from Nursing School in Washington, DC and later worked...
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Janice G. Gagnon, 72

Janice G. Gagnon, 72

Janice G. Gagnon, 72, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on August 30, 2017 at Hospice of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Janice was born on December 18, 1944 to the late Edmond and Rita Bellefeuille in Fall River, MA. Janice worked as a registered nurse at La Plata Hospital, Civista, So. MD Hospital and...
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Roosevelt Lee, Jr.

Suddenly on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Roosevelt Lee, Jr. departed this earthly life in Fort Washington, MD. Family and friends will unite on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at Forest Heights Baptist Church, 6371 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Interment private.
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Gilbert Smith

Peacefully on Thursday, August 31, 2017 Gilbert Smith departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Avenue, Washington, DC 20003. Interment pending.
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Cheryl Ann Herbert, 57

Cheryl Ann Herbert, 57

Cheryl Ann Herbert, 57 of Leonardtown, MD, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Friday, September 8, 2017 for visitation at 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Rd, Morganza, MD. Interment to follow at...
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Rodney E. Cunningham

Peacefully on Tuesday, August 26, 2017 Rodney E. Cunningham passed away in Washington, DC. Funeral services are private.
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International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

“I never believed this would happen to us!” A familiar quotation heard in everyday life, but what happens when everyday life turns into your worst nightmare? For Bryant’s family that is exactly what happened the day they realized Bryant was suffering with opioid addiction; an addiction that would eventually claim his life. Bryant’s life...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Provides Safe Place for Dogs Following Hurricane Harvey

Tri-County Animal Shelter Provides Safe Place for Dogs Following Hurricane Harvey

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is rescuing and transporting 12 dogs from the shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Tri-County Animal Shelter is a Humane Society of the United States placement partner and will be working with the Humane Society of Charles County, Round Table Haven, and Pets in Need in Southern Maryland to house...
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Vendor Opportunities Available at Sixth Annual Celebrate Charles FallFest

Vendor Opportunities Available at Sixth Annual Celebrate Charles FallFest

Local artisans and crafters are invited to showcase their goods and talents in the sixth annual Celebrate Charles: FallFest on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Capital Clubhouse (3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf). Register today to secure a spot at this exciting family-friendly event. The registration fee is $25. Each vendor will...
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Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

What exactly is heroin? And how is it different from legal drugs? Students asked, and doctors answered these questions and more during NIDA’s “Chat Day.” Check out more questions and answers below.image of heroin Question: Knguyen, Sugar Land Middle, asked: What does heroin do to your brain? Dr. Wilson Compton answered: Heroin is an...
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