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CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

He is a non-traditional student. At 65, Benjamin Brown of Randle Cliff in Calvert County is more than a generation older than the average 25-year-old College of Southern Maryland (CSM) undergraduate. And while some of his fellow students have just recently finished high school and may still be living with their parents, Brown arrived...
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Glen Burnie Man Wins $50,000 After Buying the Wrong Scratch-off

Glen Burnie Man Wins $50,000 After Buying the Wrong Scratch-off

The wrong scratch-off brought the right outcome for Orval Barber Junior of Glen Burnie, who discovered a $50,000 winning 50x The Cash instant ticket at Valley Exxon in Lutherville. Good luck came his way when the 57-year-old decided to play a few games of Keno and unwind after work. He stopped at the business...
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Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture presented by the Mark...
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St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Assault at Detention Center

St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Assault at Detention Center

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Deputy D. Potter from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Tavon Mariando Thompson, 20, of Chaptico, assaulted the victim by strangling, punching, and kicking the victim. The victim displayed visible injuries and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” with Girl Scout Troop #6756

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” with Girl Scout Troop #6756

Local Girl Scout Troop #6756 hosted a “Read Across America” event at Mother Catherine Academy last Thursday, March 2, 2017, to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. As part of the festivities, the troop invited Corporal Angela Delozier to read books to impressionable youth. “I chose to read ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’ by...
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Hollywood Woman Wanted on Drug Distribution Charges Arrested in Owings for Possession of Crack Cocaine

Hollywood Woman Wanted on Drug Distribution Charges Arrested in Owings for Possession of Crack Cocaine

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy C. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by his license plate scanner that a owner/driver of a passing vehicle had an outstanding warrant. Deputy Fox made confirmation with the Control Center and conducted a traffic stop at East Chesapeake Beach Road/Limerick...
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Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/8/17 NICK Featured Pet: Nick Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged Breed: Lab/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (40 pounds) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Nick is a 4-year-old Lab/Rottweiler Mix. Three years ago, he was hit by a car and suffered severe trauma...
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Fake Cop Arrested in Calvert County on Gun and Other Charges

Fake Cop Arrested in Calvert County on Gun and Other Charges

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team attempted to stop a black Crown Vic on Dorsey Road in Prince Frederick for several equipment violations.  The vehicle did not immediately stop, but instead continued to a driveway further down Dorsey Road.  The driver, identified...
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Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Gov. Larry Hogan remains very popular in the latest Goucher College poll, and a majority lean toward re-electing him, but Marylanders go further than he is willing to do on significant issues such as paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and school funding. A strong majority does favor Hogan’s positions supporting an independent...
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Mechanicsville Man Wins $50,000 Top-Prize Scratch-Off at Burchmart

Mechanicsville Man Wins $50,000 Top-Prize Scratch-Off at Burchmart

Paul Long and the two good friends he meets for coffee every Sunday morning are big Maryland Lottery fans. They each buy tickets for themselves during the week, playing games from Keno and Pick 3 to Mega Millions and Powerball. Sunday is scratch-off day. The trio has agreed that playing instant tickets is strictly...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Lexington Park Teen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Lexington Park Teen

On March 5, 2017, at 5:49 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a medical emergency in Lexington Park with a CPR in progress. Hugo Morales, 13, was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation continues. The follow statement was released from the St. Mary’s County...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Suspended After Facebook Post

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Suspended After Facebook Post

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Deputy,  Rob Glover who posted a comment on Facebook about the fatal accidents involving teenagers in Waldorf has been suspended pending further administrative actions. Statement from Sheriff Troy D. Berry Regarding Inappropriate Remark Made on Officer’s Social Media Page: “Friday, March 3, 2017, was a horrific day in Charles County. Three...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm, Trooper First Class S. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle, on Route 5, south of Route 235 for a traffic violation. A probable cause search was conducted, which revealed; suspected marijuana, suspected Percocet and drug paraphernalia. The...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 28 Years for his Role in Shooting at Graduation Party

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 28 Years for his Role in Shooting at Graduation Party

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Akeem Rashad Harrington, 22 of Waldorf, to 48 years with all but 28 years suspended for 12 Counts of Reckless Endangerment, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Assault, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Production Equipment, and 2 counts of...
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Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

One of Southern Maryland’s most established automotive repair centers, Cheseldine Tire & Auto, have expanded their efforts and are pleased to announce the opening of their second location in Leonardtown, MD. The company is expressing enthusiasm about the new location in Leonardtown and believes it will benefit both their business and clients. They look...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Stabbing Mother in Knife Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Stabbing Mother in Knife Assault

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Deputy J. Bare of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Thoroughbred Way in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Reynard Lewis Cox, 27, of Lexington Park, stabbed the victim in the arm with a knife causing a visible...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/6/2017 to 3/10/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/6/2017 to 3/10/2017

During the week of March 6, to March 10, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Sixteen Sailors from across NAS Patuxent River volunteered their services at the 2017 District of Columbia Special Olympics Bowling Championship, which took place Feb. 22 and 23, in Hyattsville, Maryland. For two days, from start to finish, the Sailors helped out wherever they were needed, kept score, and interacted with and provided encouragement to...
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Police Release Name of Teen Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on St. Peters Church Road in Waldorf

Police Release Name of Teen Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on St. Peters Church Road in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/4/2017 @1:00 p.m.: The driver killed on St. Peters Church Road in Waldorf has been identified as Kendull B. Proctor, 18, of Waldorf. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating. 3/4/2017: On Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3200 block of St. Peters Church...
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Police Release Names of Two Teens Killed in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

Police Release Names of Two Teens Killed in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 3/3/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: On March 3, 2017, at approximately 12:35 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Smallwood Drive at St. Nicholas Drive, in Waldorf  for the report of a single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that a silver passenger car was travelling east on...
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La Plata Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

La Plata Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 3/4/20117 @3:00 p.m.: The Charles County woman involved in the early evening crash on Friday, March 3, 2017 has succumbed to her injuries. The deceased is identified as Akeema Perry, 25, of La Plata, Maryland. Perry was receiving medical treatment at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. where she succumbed to her injuries....
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“Purple Magic” Reigns Supreme for $250,000 Waldorf Scratch-off Winner

“Purple Magic” Reigns Supreme for $250,000 Waldorf Scratch-off Winner

Dressed in purple, which is her favorite color, a Waldorf woman entered Maryland Lottery headquarters today to claim a substantial prize on a new scratch-off that was – you guessed it – purple! The 54-year-old just won the first $250,000 top prize on the $250,000 Jackpot scratch-off that went on sale Feb. 27. The...
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Accokeek Bingo Player Thanks Crew That Saved Her Life

Accokeek Bingo Player Thanks Crew That Saved Her Life

Prince George’s County Firefighters, EMT’s and Medics were recognized for saving a life during a presentation at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, February 28. The ceremony included Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale, Deputy Fire Chief (Volunteer Services) Jim McClelland, Assistant Fire Chief (EMS Commander) Brian Frankel and the career and...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

On March 2, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., three males wearing masks and dark clothing entered an unlocked door of the Green Turtle on St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata and approached an employee. One of the suspects was armed with a knife and ordered the employee to give them cash. After obtaining money,...
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