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Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Seek Help Locating Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Seek Help Locating Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrants Unit are searching for Eric Benjamin Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf, who escaped from an in-patient substance abuse program after being remanded to that facility on July 2 by the Circuit Court for Charles County. Mitchell, who was being held without bond at the Charles County Detention...
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Governor Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars and Restaurants

Governor Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars and Restaurants

Governor Larry Hogan today directed local leaders to step up enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. State health officials have connected an increasing number of COVID-19 cases to non-compliance with face covering and physical distancing rules. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in...
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Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

As of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Maryland reports 74,260 COVID-19 cases and 3,202 deaths. An increase of 733 cases and 8 deaths overnight. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 74,260 Number of persons tested negative : 591,809 Total testing volume : 834,408 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,202 Number of probable deaths : 132 Currently hospitalized...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Meeting for Fall 2020 Safe Return to School Planning

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Meeting for Fall 2020 Safe Return to School Planning

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the planning process for the return to school in Fall 2020. Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent, will share information with the community about how St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be addressing the...
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NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

The Pax River Navy Exchange Barbershop has reopened to Active Duty by appointment only. Patrons must wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer prior to service, and will not be able to wait in the shop. Associates will be required to wear PPE including an apron for every customer, gloves, a face covering,...
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Two Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Caught Selling to Underage in Alcohol Compliance Checks

Two Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Caught Selling to Underage in Alcohol Compliance Checks

On Tuesday June 30, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted 15 covert compliance checks within St. Mary’s County. Two businesses were found to be non-compliant. Police used a male confidential informant under the age of 21 with no identification on them to go into liquor stores in St. Mary’s...
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Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest 33-Year-Old Man in Connection with Multiple Shootings

Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest 33-Year-Old Man in Connection with Multiple Shootings

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested one suspect in connection with two shootings, which took place in December and June in Waldorf. The details of the cases are as follows: On December 3 at approximately 5:52 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf...
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Charles County Board of Education Holding Virtual Meeting to Discuss Reopening of Schools on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Charles County Board of Education Holding Virtual Meeting to Discuss Reopening of Schools on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Board of Education’s next meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. The meeting will be held virtually using WebEx conferencing. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website,...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and St. Mary’s County Library are excited to announce the launch of new student library cards called St. Mary’s Access to Research & Technology, or S.M.A.R.T cards.  S.M.A.R.T cards will be issued to all students currently enrolled in St. Mary’s County Public Schools. S.M.A.R.T cards are digital St....
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River and other installations in Naval District Washington (NDW) transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie to Bravo on June 29. HPCONs are protocols for public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on risk levels within a local community and in cooperation with local, state...
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Drug Dealing Gun Carrying Corrections Officer from Prince George’s County Arrested in Mechanicsville

Drug Dealing Gun Carrying Corrections Officer from Prince George’s County Arrested in Mechanicsville

On Friday, June 26, 2020, Deputy Forinash, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on a black Chrysler 300 near the intersection of Three Notch Road and Mechanicsville Road, in Mechanicsville. The vehicle was stopped pursuant to a search and seizure warrant for the vehicle along with the owner and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday evening in the Lexington Park Area

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday evening in the Lexington Park Area

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Friday evening, July 3, 2020. The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on Three Notch Road/Route 235 in the Lexington Park area where law enforcement officers will evaluate drivers going through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. The...
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Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Waldorf

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Waldorf

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a woman heard a man yelling for help near a lake behind her house in the 11600 block of Fountain Head Court in Waldorf. She called 9-1-1 and pointed first responders to the area where she heard the man. Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Missing Person Located

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Missing Person Located

UPDATE: Ms. Tompkins has been located.  Please disregard the earllier lookout. 6/30/20: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Advisory: Missing Person – Tami Marie Tompkins The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate missing person Tami Tompkins. Tompkins is described as a white female 5’6″ 175lbs last seen in the Park Hall area at approximately 12:45...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces Reopening Plan for Fall Semester, Set to Begin on August 17, 2020

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces Reopening Plan for Fall Semester, Set to Begin on August 17, 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland released Friday, June 26, plans to reopen and begin the fall 2020 semester with on-campus learning and living using a hybrid mode of instruction designed to meet the needs of students who choose to live on-campus, students who choose to learn remotely, and commuters. Recommendations were developed by...
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Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon today announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for...
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Statement From State’s Attorney Tony Covington Regarding Civilian Review Board

Statement From State’s Attorney Tony Covington Regarding Civilian Review Board

On June 3, 2020, I issued a statement that, among other things, advocated for the creation of a Civilian Review Board (CRB) to review citizen claims of excessive force by police in Charles County. On June 12th and 26th,  Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry, issued releases that, among other things, advocated for the re-constitution of the...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in the newsroom on June 28, 2018: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. “Two years ago today, five Marylanders lost their lives to a heinous and...
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Charles County Town Hall Meetings on Monday, June 29, 2020, for Possibility of Reopening Schools in Fall of 2020

Charles County Town Hall Meetings on Monday, June 29, 2020, for Possibility of Reopening Schools in Fall of 2020

The Board of Education and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) are conducting two town halls Monday, June 29. A town hall for CCPS staff and teachers is set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, and a parent/community town hall is set for 6-7:30 p.m. The town halls are about the reopening of schools in the...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Grab and Go Lunch Weekly Schedule

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Grab and Go Lunch Weekly Schedule

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Judy Center and Food and Nutrition Services is pleased to announce its free summer meals program in partnership with a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.  Meals are for children 18 years and younger free of charge.  Details about the grab and go lunch pick-up and weekly...
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Governor Hogan Appoints Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to CSM Board of Trustees

Governor Hogan Appoints Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to CSM Board of Trustees

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to serve the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) as trustee, effective July 1, 2020 through 2024. Gonzalez has a distinguished record of public service that includes more than 30 years of experience in weapon systems development and acquisition for the U.S. Department of...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged In Multiple Hit-And-Run Crashes In Queen Anne’s County

Prince Frederick Man Charged In Multiple Hit-And-Run Crashes In Queen Anne’s County

Maryland State Police have formally charged a man who was arrested Thursday in connection with multiple hit-and-run crashes in just a matter of minutes in Queen Anne’s County. The suspect, Sean Michael Tettimer, 27, of Prince Frederick, is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving,...
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Charles County Announces Two New Assistant Superintendents

Charles County Announces Two New Assistant Superintendents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has two new assistant superintendents joining the school system’s executive leadership team. Nikial Majors, executive director of human resources for CCPS, was named as an assistant superintendent of human resources. Her appointment is effective July 1. Majors has managed all human resource operations for the school system as an...
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Charles County Public Schools Launches Parent Survey for Fall 2020 School Reopening

Charles County Public Schools Launches Parent Survey for Fall 2020 School Reopening

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is in the early stages of planning for the reopening of school in the fall. Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and the Board of Education want opinions and feedback from parents. A brief survey is available for parent input and includes questions about distance learning, transportation preferences, meals and...
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Coast Guard Reports Distress Calls and Rescues Picked up Over the Holiday Weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Coast Guard Reports Distress Calls and Rescues Picked up Over the Holiday Weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Father’s Day weekend, and as the summer boating season ramps up, Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a high number of emergencies from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in three medical evacuations, responded to six disabled vessels, five vessels...
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