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Exclusive Video: Charges Pending Against Upper Marlboro Woman in Bar Assault

Exclusive Video: Charges Pending Against Upper Marlboro Woman in Bar Assault

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m, Angela Hope Allen, 24 of Crystal Pond Court in Upper Marlboro, got into a verbal argument with the staff at the ABC Lounge in California, after her credit card was declined. The argument became physical when Allen started hitting an employee, Allen then threw a...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RIO GEORGE

Wednesday’s Pet is RIO GEORGE

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/7/17 is RIO GEORGE Featured Pet: GEORGE Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (44 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation George is a 2-year-old all-around great guy. He found himself in the shelter when his owner gave him...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Nine New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Nine New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of fifteen correctional officers – nine from Charles County – from the 57th Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP) at a ceremony held May 19 at La Plata High School in La Plata, MD....
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Facebook Post Leads to Charges for Prince Frederick Turkey Hunter

Facebook Post Leads to Charges for Prince Frederick Turkey Hunter

A Calvert County man was charged with hunting violations after officers saw posts and photos on social media that indicate illegal activity. Thomas James Walker, 32, of Prince Frederick, was charged with exceeding the wild turkey bag limit and failing to check in his kills. Acting on tips, officers learned that Walker killed a...
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Charles County Man Arrested for Firing on Anglers

Charles County Man Arrested for Firing on Anglers

A Charles County man was arrested on criminal assault charges after anglers on Middletown Branch complained that he fired on them. The victims told Maryland Natural Resources Police officers that they were bowfishing at about 10:30 p.m. May 13, when a man began yelling obscenities at them and shining a light on them. They...
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Two Lexington Park Men Arrested for Auto Theft and Gun Store Burglary

Two Lexington Park Men Arrested for Auto Theft and Gun Store Burglary

Between March 27, 2017 and March 30, 2017, two motor vehicles were stolen; one from California, and the other from Lexington Park. One of the stolen vehicles was later used during an attempted burglary at the Tackle Box business located in Lexington Park. The second vehicle was located in possession of a witness. Detectives...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $136.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Casinos Generate $136.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced May 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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Inmate from Prince Frederick Caught with Drugs at County Jail

Inmate from Prince Frederick Caught with Drugs at County Jail

On Monday, May 22, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Deputy B. Sampson from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Detention Center for the report of a drug violation. Upon arrival he was informed by Officer Lanier that during a routine cell search, various pills and a pair of tweezers were found...
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Navy Summit Connects Vets, Wounded Warriors with Employers

Navy Summit Connects Vets, Wounded Warriors with Employers

As part of an ongoing commitment to wounded, ill or injured service members, the Navy hosted its 7th Annual Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit in Seattle, Washington, May 23-24. The two-day event gathered panelists, moderators and experts to share resources and information with employers and invited veterans and wounded warriors to...
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Dunkirk Retailer Sells Winning Bonus Match 5 Tickets Totaling $150,000

Dunkirk Retailer Sells Winning Bonus Match 5 Tickets Totaling $150,000

Are you and a friend $150,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 tickets for Saturday, June 3, if you bought them in Dunkirk. The Maryland Lottery is waiting to welcome the owner or owners of two top-prize Bonus Match 5 tickets worth $100,000 and $50,000. The lucky player or players bought the...
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Independence Day Celebration to be Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Independence Day Celebration to be Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Spend your Independence Day with family and friends at the 2017 Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth on Tuesday, July 4 at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Event schedule:  4:30 p.m.       Best of Charles County Marketplace opens Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone opens...
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Wanted for Escape – St. Mary’s County

Wanted for Escape – St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Joshua Lee Coleman, age 32, of St. Leonard, Maryland.  On June 2, 2017, suspect Coleman removed his GPS ankle monitor in violation of his pre-trial release agreement. His last captured GPS location was on MD-Route 4 in Anne Arundel County, on...
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Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

“Being a Spartan is setting the bar – showing that we are capable of anything we put our minds to.” This message from senior class president Eryn Locks set the stage for the St. Charles High School Class of 2017 graduation, the first of seven Charles County Public Schools high school graduations. A sea...
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Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Find your purpose. Take the small roles in life. Leave an imprint on the world. These messages, and more, were shared by students in the Thomas Stone High School Class of 2017 during their graduation ceremony held this morning. For the 296 graduating seniors, today marks the first day of the rest of their...
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Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

La Plata High School celebrated its Warrior Class of 2017 in a graduation ceremony held this afternoon at the Charles County Convocation Center. For the 251 La Plata seniors, today was the day most have looked forward to for several years. “We’ve wished, willed, and prayed that this day would come, counting down the...
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North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

Rounding out the first full day of high school graduations for Charles County Public Schools was the North Point High School Class of 2017. The senior class donned the floor of their soon-to-be alma mater in the Convocation Center tonight, ready to start the next chapter in life. Honored in a ceremony tonight were...
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Lackey Pride Highlighted at 2017 Graduation

Lackey Pride Highlighted at 2017 Graduation

Henry E. Lackey High School is more than a school, it’s a community, it’s a family. “We support each other like a family, and we know that there will always be a sense of belonging to the Lackey community,” said Brett Culhane, salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Teachers, mentors and coaches instill Lackey...
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McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

It is the smallest graduating class of 2017 in the county, but Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduating June 3 were strong in pride. The class stood united, all clad in purple gowns this year. The theme of connection ran deep during McDonough’s graduation at the Charles County Public Schools Convocation Center in...
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Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

The Class of 2017 of Westlake High School capped off graduation season in Charles County on June 3. Honoring 271 seniors, the school celebrated the past and present, while looking toward the future. “Change is not easy for anyone, but the only way to grow is through change,” Chrystal Benson, principal of Thomas Stone...
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St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

On Sunday, June 4, on behalf of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, President Tuajuanda C. Jordan was given the River Champion Award by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association during its annual “A River Affair” celebration. The celebration took place on the State House lawn overlooking the St. Mary’s River. This is the seventh...
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CAMP D.A.R.E. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, June 9.

CAMP D.A.R.E. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, June 9.

Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Through...
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29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, graduated 29 students with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Friday, June 2, in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The commencement address was delivered by Elias Vlanton, a retired Prince George’s County teacher and freelance journalist. In 2009 Vlanton was awarded...
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Multiple Arrests Made After Drug House in Hollywood Raided

Multiple Arrests Made After Drug House in Hollywood Raided

In April of 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division began an investigation, as a result of several neighborhood complaints, into the illegal use and distribution of controlled dangerous substances in the 23000 block of Luckton Court in Hollywood. As a result of the investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained....
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Ridge Dog Killer Arrested for Exposing Himself to 12-Year-Old Girl

Ridge Dog Killer Arrested for Exposing Himself to 12-Year-Old Girl

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 11:55 a.m., Deputy D. Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in St. Inigoes for a report of an indecent exposure. Police made contact with the parents of a 12-year-old girl who advised Kenneth Allen Woodburn, 32 of Ridge, exposed himself to...
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36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m, Trooper First Class Key from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of  MD Route 202 / Largo Rd at Robert Lewis Drive, in Upper Marlboro, for a collision involving a Nissan passenger car and a Honda motorcycle. Upon arriving to the...
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