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Amanda Eller Found Alive After Missing for 17 Days in Makawao Forest – A Miracle Happened for a Local Family & Their Friends

Amanda Eller Found Alive After Missing for 17 Days in Makawao Forest – A Miracle Happened for a Local Family & Their Friends

Amanda Eller was found by a search team on Friday, May 25, 2019. They spotted her from a helicopter and at the same time she saw them and waved them down. Amanda was located deep in a creek bed between two waterfalls. Amanda is doing great and spoke to her father from the helicopter....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 9:38 p.m., the suspect walked out of the California Walmart store with two “hoverboards” without paying for them. The suspect was last seen getting into a gold-colored SUV operated by a white female with...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes Incoming Board President Samuel C. P. Baldwin, Jr.

Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes Incoming Board President Samuel C. P. Baldwin, Jr.

Samuel C.P. Baldwin, Jr.  hails from Baltimore but has called Hollywood, Maryland home for 35 years.  He is a managing partner at The Law Offices of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz where he has a full-time practice concentrated in family law.  Baldwin also oversees the development of the firm’s practice areas which include family matters,...
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UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

Great Mills High School will be dismissing early today at 12:45 and students will take their normal buses home. Great Mills High School has been placed on lockdown. Reported sightings of a possibly armed individual in the area have been made. No one is permitted to enter or leave the facility until law enforcement...
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UPDATE: Jaelynn Willey, Victim of Great Mills High School has Succumbed to her Injuries

UPDATE: Jaelynn Willey, Victim of Great Mills High School has Succumbed to her Injuries

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of the Willey family, advises that on March 22, 2018, at 11:34 pm, Jaelynn Rose Willey died, surrounded by her family. It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we provide this update. 3/22/2018: The family of Jaelynn Willey contacted the media so they could deliver...
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HIV Positive Charles County Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

HIV Positive Charles County Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty Friday, January, 5, 2018, to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography, prosecutors said. Bell, signed a plea agreement admitting guilt on 27 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, porn charges and attempted transmission of HIV, the state’s attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington, said....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed for Friday, January 5, 2018, with a Code 3 for employees. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for twelve month employees. Operations and Maintenance Emergency personnel will follow the established protocol. St. Mary’s County Government: Administrative Offices will open at...
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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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Heroin Found on Couch During Welfare Check in North Beach

Heroin Found on Couch During Welfare Check in North Beach

On Friday, September 8, 2017 Deputy Migliaccio of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on 4th Street, in North Beach for a welfare check. Deputy Migliaccio made contact with Matthew Hutchinson, 27, of North Beach. Deputy Migliaccio observed Hutchinson to be possibly under the influence. An investigation found a freshly used...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Drunk Driver Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Striking a Deputy

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Drunk Driver Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Striking a Deputy

UPDATE 5/31/2017: Michael Austin Mattingly, 21, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended, and is currently incarcerated in the...
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VIDEO: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Armed Robberies In Lexington Park

VIDEO: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Armed Robberies In Lexington Park

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects believed to be responsible for armed robberies in the Lexington Park area. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol division responded to Niko’s...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38,...
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No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire. The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to...
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UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 3/24/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has conducted a thorough investigation and have determined there will be no criminal charges. The “pit-bull” type dog and 8-month-old baby boy were being cared for at the residence by a family friend at the time of the attack. The family friend was in...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/23/2017 @ 10:25 a.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have released additional information relating to the domestic-related quadruple shooting that occurred on March 23, 2017. At 8:07 p.m., officers responded to 3305 Westdale Court in Waldorf for multiple calls for the sound of gunshots and a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman,...
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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington DC has confirmed a tornado near La Plata and Waldorf in Charles County MD on February 25 2017. National Weather Service personnel completed a ground survey along with radar analysis and concluded a tornado that peaked at low-end EF1 intensity with winds of 90 MPH produced damage...
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TRACK SANTA – LIVE

TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Wintry Precipitation

State Highway Administration Prepares for Wintry Precipitation

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is making final preparations for winter weather expected to bring a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain to much of Maryland. For the past two days, crews pre-treated interstates and other major roads salt brine, which helps reduce the initial bonding of snow and...
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One Person Diagnosed with Tuberculosis at La Plata High School

One Person Diagnosed with Tuberculosis at La Plata High School

The Charles County Department of Health has confirmed that an individual at La Plata High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) disease. The school system is working with the health department to ensure there is no further risk in the school. Tuberculosis is a bacterial illness that responds well to proper medical treatment....
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Exclusive Video: Lexington Park Man Saves Woman from Burning Car

Exclusive Video: Lexington Park Man Saves Woman from Burning Car

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., firefighters from from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to report of a vehicle fire in the 21000 block of Castaway Circle in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a Nissan Altima fully engulfed in flames in the backyard of a residence on Sundew Place, off...
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Update: Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder and Home Invasion

Update: Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder and Home Invasion

UPDATE 10/13/2016 @ 5:20 p.m.: Michael Vincent Moore, 55, of Lexington Park, was charged with the following: Attempted Murder Home Invasion Reckless Endangerment 3 Counts of 1st Degree Assault 2 Counts of Use of a firearm in Commission of a Violent Crime Assault on a Law Enforcement Office Possession of a Handgun on a Person...
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Four Suspects Arrested in Connection with Murder of Teen in La Plata

Four Suspects Arrested in Connection with Murder of Teen in La Plata

On Tuesday, October 11, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested four people in connection with the Sept. 25 shooting of Mason Cameron Atkins, 18, of Deale. A preliminary investigation showed Atkins and several friends learned of an outdoor party on Mona Farm Place in La Plata and showed up...
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Soldier from Maryland killed on patrol in Afghanistan

Soldier from Maryland killed on patrol in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a Special Forces soldier from Maryland was killed after being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while on patrol with Afghan forces in a northeastern province bordering Pakistan. The Department of Defense said in a news release that 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Tuesday,...
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Charles County Public Schools Addresses “Clown Sightings” in St. Charles

Charles County Public Schools Addresses “Clown Sightings” in St. Charles

The following letter was sent to parents of students attending Mary Matula Elementary School, Milton M Somers Middle School and St. Charles High School. Dear Parents/Guardians: During the past several weeks, local and national news stories have reported “clown sightings” in communities. Around 5 a.m. this morning, a former Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) student took...
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DEA Issues Carfentanil Warning to Police and Public

DEA Issues Carfentanil Warning to Police and Public

The DEA has issued a public warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of carfentanil. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which itself is 50 times more potent than heroin. DEA, local law...
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