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Charles County Detectives Arrest 17-Year-Old for Attempted Murder After Shooting in Waldorf

Charles County Detectives Arrest 17-Year-Old for Attempted Murder After Shooting in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Monday, April 4, 2022, in the area of Lambeth Hill Drive and Wakefield Circle. The suspect, a 17-year-old male, was arrested on April 20. In the shooting case, an off-duty officer was in the area of Wakefield...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest Wanted Waldorf Man in Oklahoma for Rape, Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

Charles County Detectives Arrest Wanted Waldorf Man in Oklahoma for Rape, Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Western District of Oklahoma, arrested James Alonzo Young, 29, of Waldorf, in connection with sexually assaulting a teenaged acquaintance. The sexual assaults occurred over a period of time and were...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On Sunday, April 17 at 12:06 a.m., officers responded to a pizza carryout in the 2200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the carryout, displayed a handgun in his waistband, and demanded money. The clerk fled and called 9-1-1. The...
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Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an additional 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to advance key administration initiatives, such as the More Jobs for Marylanders Act and the Judicial Transparency Act. “Today, we signed another 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to promote job creation, address violent crime, advance our Chesapeake Bay...
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Tiki Bar Opening – Public Safety Announcement – Traffic Alert

Tiki Bar Opening – Public Safety Announcement – Traffic Alert

This weekend, the iconic Tiki Bar located in Solomons, MD will be hosting its 42nd annual opening that will take place on Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. The Tiki Bar draws in hundreds of patrons from around the region to Solomons Island for a weekend of celebration. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting...
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St. Mary’s County Man Found Guilty of Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine

St. Mary’s County Man Found Guilty of Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz announces that on April 20, 2022, following a three-day trial, a Saint Mary’s County jury found Terry Lee Kent, 31, of California, guilty of trafficking both fentanyl and cocaine on August 2, 2019. The jury also found the defendant guilty of distributing cocaine on December 19 and December 28, 2019,...
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Two Leonardtown Square Businesses Donating Portions of Proceeds for Town Administrators Fight Against Parkinson’s

Two Leonardtown Square Businesses Donating Portions of Proceeds for Town Administrators Fight Against Parkinson’s

Social Coffeehouse shared the following – “As some of you may know, our town administrator, Laschelle Mckay, has been a huge fighter for the businesses of the town, especially Social. But, Laschelle is currently in a fight of her own against Parkinson’s. To help join her battle, Social and our friends at the Rex...
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Public Hearing Scheduled for Prince Frederick Wastewater Treatment System Proposal – Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Public Hearing Scheduled for Prince Frederick Wastewater Treatment System Proposal – Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 26, 2022, to receive and consider public input regarding the disposal of wastewater from the Prince Frederick Wastewater Treatment system. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Commissioners’ Hearing Room in the Calvert County Circuit Courthouse, located...
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Patrol Officer Recovers Loaded Stolen Firearm During Traffic Safety Assignment in Waldorf

Patrol Officer Recovers Loaded Stolen Firearm During Traffic Safety Assignment in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 5:56 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Poston Drive at Piney Church Road in Waldorf, after observing a traffic violation – the officer was working a traffic assignment funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office grant focused on speed, moving violations, and...
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Four Injured and One Killed After Large Tree Falls on Residence in Annapolis

Four Injured and One Killed After Large Tree Falls on Residence in Annapolis

On Monday, April 18, 2022, at 9:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Anne Arundel, Annapolis, and Fort Meade responded to 891 Holly Drive W, in Annapolis for the reported structure collapse with multiple subjects trapped. Firefighters responded to a report of a tree that had fallen into a home with occupants trapped....
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Intoxicated and Distracted Driver Receives 20 Years in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Intoxicated and Distracted Driver Receives 20 Years in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Guarav “Sonny” Rawal, 38, the owner of Champs Pizza in Glen Burnie, was sentenced to 20 years of active incarceration for negligent manslaughter and failing to remain at the scene of a collision involving in the death of Anthony Jean-Louis, 37. Rawal was sentenced...
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Daughter Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder of Her Mother

Daughter Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder of Her Mother

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Kimberly Windsor, 47, of Linthicum Heights entered a guilty plea to second degree murder in the death of her mother, Carol Windsor. The defendant will be sentenced on July 12, 2022. “This is truly heartbreaking,” said State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. “The defendant...
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Calvert County Police, Firefighters Rescue Man in Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Marshlands

Calvert County Police, Firefighters Rescue Man in Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Marshlands

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at approximately 1:25 p.m., police responded to the Chesapeake Rail Trail, for the check the welfare. The 911 caller reported an unknown aged male was walking in the marsh and then sat down, causing the 911 caller to lose sight of the subject. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s...
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Holding Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, for Proposed FY2023 Recommended Budget

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Holding Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, for Proposed FY2023 Recommended Budget

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chopticon High School, 25390 Colton Point Road, Morganza, MD 20660, to consider adoption of: #1 Constant Yield Tax Rate (“Real Property Tax Increase”) #2 St. Mary’s County Fees & Charges for the following Departments:...
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UM Charles Regional Launches Regional Baby Closet Program Provides Families with Vital Infant Supplies

UM Charles Regional Launches Regional Baby Closet Program Provides Families with Vital Infant Supplies

To help mothers and their babies get off to a good start, the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center recently launched a regional Baby Closet to assist families with diapers, wipes and more. Located in the Irene Davis Building at 6 Garrett Avenue in La Plata, the closet is a partnership with Maryland...
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Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 8-Years in Federal Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 8-Years in Federal Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Charles Benjamin Stewart, Jr., age 49, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on April 18, 2022, to eight years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine; for illegally transporting a firearm obtained out of state; and for possession with intent...
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25-Year-Old Laurel Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity

25-Year-Old Laurel Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity

U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher sentenced Kyle Elio Ripper, age 25, of Laurel, Maryland, to 188 months in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, specifically, production of child pornography. Judge Gallagher also ordered Ripper to pay $36,000 in restitution...
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MedStar Health Welcomes New Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Samer Jabbour, to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

MedStar Health Welcomes New Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Samer Jabbour, to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is pleased to welcome fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon Samer Jabbour, MD. He specializes in breast reconstruction, microsurgery, body contouring and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Jabbour is dedicated to transforming the lives of breast cancer patients and performs an array of cutting-edge procedures including autologous transplantation, oncoplastic reconstruction and implant-based...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Pennsylvania Man and Recover Stolen Car

Police in Charles County Arrest Pennsylvania Man and Recover Stolen Car

On April 19 at 3:37 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway in the area of Talbot Street, in La Plata for a speeding violation. The vehicle displayed a fraudulent temporary registration plate and the driver did not possess a driver’s license. A...
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Maryland Wildfires – Safety, Tips, and Tools for Our Citizens as Calls for Brush Fires Increase

Maryland Wildfires – Safety, Tips, and Tools for Our Citizens as Calls for Brush Fires Increase

By Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant Scot Best, April 20, 2022. “Every year, wildfires burn across the United States, and a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. In 2018, more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the U.S. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including...
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Charles County Detectives Investigating Armed Home Invasion and Robbery in Waldorf

Charles County Detectives Investigating Armed Home Invasion and Robbery in Waldorf

On Saturday, April 16 at 2:43 a.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of Homette Place in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion. A preliminary investigation revealed two unknown suspects forced entry into a trailer. Once inside, they pointed guns at the occupants and demanded valuables. They stole money from the victims...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Four Shootings in 48 Hours in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Investigating Four Shootings in 48 Hours in Lexington Park

On Friday, April 15, 2022, at 10:55 pm, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting complaint at the 45300 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Upon investigation, an apartment’s storm door was struck by a projectile, but no injuries were reported. On Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 5:09 am, deputies responded to a...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools 2022–2023 Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start Applications Now Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools 2022–2023 Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start Applications Now Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will open the 2022–2023 online Common Application for Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The Pre-Kindergarten programs provide high-quality early learning experiences to help children develop the basic skills and concepts necessary for success in kindergarten.  Families of age-appropriate children in St. Mary’s County may submit...
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FREE EVENT: The 7th Annual Women’s Health Expo Returns on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

FREE EVENT: The 7th Annual Women’s Health Expo Returns on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Calvert County Commission for Women, Calvert County Health Department and CalvertHealth Medical Center are teaming up for the 7th Annual Women’s Health Expo, to be held on the medical center campus on May 10 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Many women have put off or delayed annual screenings and wellness exams due to the pandemic. According...
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Calvert County Career Criminal Sentenced to 15-Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Previously Convicted Four Times

Calvert County Career Criminal Sentenced to 15-Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Previously Convicted Four Times

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022., U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Earl Leroy Griffin, Jr., age 45, of Sunderland, Maryland, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. A federal jury convicted Griffin of that charge on December 17,...
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