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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Murder at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Murder at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

UPDATE: On Monday, September 21, 2020, at 6:21 p.m., police responded to the area of White Oak Drive and Oak Drive in Waldorf, for the possible shooting. Dispatchers advised they received one 911 call who reported two black males came out of the woods saying they shot someone. First arriving Officers arrived on the...
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St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools are now equipped with Lightning Detection Equipment at each of our three high schools. The lightning detection equipment includes an alert siren and visual strobe. When lightning is detected within 10 miles of each high school campus the alert siren and visual strobe will activate. After 30 minutes...
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UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE 9/21/2020 @ 1:35 p.m.: A Grand Jury today indicted five individuals in connection with the vandalism incident that occurred at Calvert High School on August 9, 2020. Augustine Aufderheide, 18, of Prince Frederick; Cade Meredith, 18, of Saint Leonard; Andrew Edge, 18, of Huntingtown; Kyle Hill, 18, of Prince Frederick; and Anthony Sellers,...
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Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of CELTP Session 64 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy which held their completion ceremony on Sept. 4, 2020, which was closed to the public due to COVID19 restrictions. Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulate its four graduates from...
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Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

A lucky Multi-Match player is Maryland’s newest millionaire after buying the ticket that won the game’s $1.15 million jackpot. The millionaire, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2020, matched the winning numbers in the Thursday, Sept. 17 drawing on a ticket purchased Sept. 16 at Holiday Liquors in Waldorf. The lucky player also...
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UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 9/18/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 18, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 25 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 12 years suspended in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 9, 2020, Williams...
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George Washington Carver Elementary School Closed Through Friday, September 18, 2020

George Washington Carver Elementary School Closed Through Friday, September 18, 2020

On Monday, September 14, 2020, St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) was notified of an employee at George Washington Carver Elementary School (GWCES) who tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of participating in a non-school related social event outside of St. Mary’s County. Through the process of contact tracing, and in coordination with...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. contributed $5,000 towards the Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to local students who are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees at St. Mary’s College. STEM education develops a future, competitive workforce of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians...
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Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-off players in the St. Mary’s County community of Clements, as well as in Landover Hills in Prince George’s County and Frederick County’s Woodsboro were the biggest Maryland Lottery winners of the past week. A red-hot scratch-off overflowing with $1 million in Lottery luck brought a St. Mary’s County man to Maryland Lottery headquarters...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/11/2020: On September 10, 2020, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives and a US Marshals Service Task Force, in which a CCSO detective is assigned, located and arrested Chase Dylan Green, 18, of Bryans Road, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred last week. Green was located at a house in Prince...
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NAS Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Matthew Ira Presented with Plaque for Exemplary Service

NAS Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Matthew Ira Presented with Plaque for Exemplary Service

NAS Patuxent River wishes Fair Winds and Following Seas to Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Matthew Ira! Ira was presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Cox and a NAS Pax River Chiefs’ Mess plaque from NAS Patuxent River Command Master Chief Abel Griego...
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Police in Charles County Release Name of 18-Year-Old Murdered in Indian Head

Police in Charles County Release Name of 18-Year-Old Murdered in Indian Head

UPDATE 9/7/2020: The victim in this case has been identified as Leonte Omarr Harvey, 18, of Nanjemoy. Detectives are continuing to pursue leads and additional information will be given as it is received. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. Riffle at (301) 609-6501. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles...
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Charles County Publics Schools Offering Free Meals to Children 2 to 18

Charles County Publics Schools Offering Free Meals to Children 2 to 18

As it did over summer and throughout the school closure last spring, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is providing free meals to children ages 2 to 18 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). In anticipation of the waiver, students’ accounts have not been charged. The SFSP will be...
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Charles County Food on The Move – Mobile Meals Start on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and Deliver to Select Areas

Charles County Food on The Move – Mobile Meals Start on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and Deliver to Select Areas

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a meal program for Charles County children that delivers free, grab-and-go meals by school bus to select neighborhoods starting Wednesday, Sept. 9. Meals will be available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Wakefield Community Center at 2002 Nantucket Drive in Waldorf; Arthur Middleton Elementary School...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives $40,000 Grant and Joins the Maryland State Arts Council as Regional Folklife Center

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives $40,000 Grant and Joins the Maryland State Arts Council as Regional Folklife Center

St. Mary’s College of Maryland was recently awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Folklife Network grant totaling $40,500 to represent Southern Maryland as a Maryland Regional Folklife Center in the Maryland State Arts Council’s Folklife Network. Regional folklife centers serve to continue “programmatic or educational efforts made by an organization to support folklife, or...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – 15-Year-Old Female

St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – 15-Year-Old Female

The St Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Nalani Ulece Greenwell Greenwell is described by police as a black female, with black hair and brown eyes, she is 4 foot 8 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds She was last seen on Old Hewitt Road, Lexington Park Maryland on on Saturday, September...
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Graphic Language in Photos: Vandalism in Leonardtown Under Investigation

Graphic Language in Photos: Vandalism in Leonardtown Under Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of vandalism that occurred in the Kingston neighborhood, located on Medleys Neck Road in Leonardtown. Numerous street signs, neighborhood signs and pavement in the area was spray painted and damaged. The vandalisms occurred on August 28, 2020 between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and...
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Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

As the unofficial end to summer approaches, state troopers will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving,...
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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Located Missing Juvenile

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Located Missing Juvenile

UPDATE: Dondre returned home this afternoon. Thank you everyone. 9/1/2020: Help Needed Locating Missing Juvenile: The Charles County Sheriff‘s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Dondre Lowell Shaw, 15, of Waldorf. Shaw left his residence in Waldorf several days ago and has had contact with his family since then, but he...
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CH-53K Integrated Test Team Stretches King Stallion’s Sea Legs

CH-53K Integrated Test Team Stretches King Stallion’s Sea Legs

A team of pilots and engineers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River recently completed a crucial series of sea trials of the CH-53K King Stallion that not only provided them with valuable developmental test information about the aircraft, but could change the way the squadron...
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Maryland Fraudsters Facing Federal Indictment for Fraudulent $28 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

Maryland Fraudsters Facing Federal Indictment for Fraudulent $28 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted Dennis Mbongeni Jali, age 35, formerly of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; John Erasmus Frimpong, age 40, of Upper Marlboro; and Arley Ray Johnson, age 61, of Bowie, Maryland on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering.  The indictment was returned on July 27, 2020, and...
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Coast Guard Notes Increase in Illegal Charters Across the Mid-Atlantic, Halts Voyages

Coast Guard Notes Increase in Illegal Charters Across the Mid-Atlantic, Halts Voyages

The Coast Guard has discovered and halted the voyages of at least five illegal charters discovered across the Mid-Atlantic since July. An illegal charter is a pay-for-hire operation where boat owners or someone they hire take passengers on the water without the proper credentials, and in some cases without proper safety gear or inspections....
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Public Notice: St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Public Notice: St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting sanitary sewer overflows at the following areas: Piney Point, Forrest Run, California Run and Pembrooke neighborhoods. The sanitary sewer overflows are a result of the inundation of flood waters and heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Laura which are impacting several wastewater pumping stations....
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Charles County Public Schools Announce Applications for Three Programs Open on September 1, 2020

Charles County Public Schools Announce Applications for Three Programs Open on September 1, 2020

Parents who live in Title I school zones with children who are 3 years old by Sept. 1 can apply for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Thriving Threes and Me Early Learning Program. The application launches online Tuesday, Sept. 1 and children must meet certain criteria for program acceptance. The program features a...
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