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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

During the week of April 2, to April 6, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a milestone that makes it the fourth-oldest state conservation law enforcement agency in the nation. Then as now, the mission is to protect the state’s most precious resources, its citizens and visitors. Back in 1868, the General Assembly created the “State Oyster Police Force”...
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FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

UPDATE: The FBI is still offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Martin Hawkins, Jr. Information given may remain confidential. 6/1/2016: Today, the FBI in Baltimore is announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and...
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New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that uses the threat of wage garnishment in order extort money from potential victims. The new scam has been reported in Prince George’s County. The scam involves a caller threatening to garnish wages for “evading service.” In at least one case the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Cold Case

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Cold Case

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau is requesting the public’s assistance with any information involving an ongoing missing person case. Jeanette Allen Ratino was reported as a missing person in 1986. Jeanette Allen Ratino was approximately 20 years old when she was reported missing by her father, Joseph Ratino. Jeanette hasn’t been...
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County Seeks Input for Waldorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop on April 4

County Seeks Input for Waldorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop on April 4

The public is invited to a community workshop to provide input on how to make Waldorf’s streets safer and more appealing for walking and biking.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf). The workshop is part of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELLA

Wednesday’s Pet is ELLA

Wednesday’s Pet for 03/28/18 is ELLA Featured Pet: Ella Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Ella is such a loving girl.  She has the most beautiful golden eyes.  We are still getting...
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Annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards Celebrate Speed, Readiness and Innovation

Annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards Celebrate Speed, Readiness and Innovation

The 18th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards, held here March 14, celebrated teams that helped further the command’s strategic priorities: increasing readiness and speed of capability to the fleet. “The depth and breadth of what is represented in this room is eye-watering,” NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags told a room full in Patuxent River...
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Carlos DeAngelo BellnSentenced To 105 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

Carlos DeAngelo BellnSentenced To 105 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Carlos DeAngelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, Maryland was sentenced to 105 years in prison, followed by a lifetime period of supervised release for 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Minors for the Purpose of Producing Child Pornography. Judge Grimm ordered that, should he complete the term...
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Retired Prince George’s County Man Wins $100,000 Scratch-off Prize

Retired Prince George’s County Man Wins $100,000 Scratch-off Prize

A 71-year-old Mitchellville man ended the winter of 2018 with a bang. He played a few of his favorite Maryland Lottery games this past Friday, including scratch-offs, and won a cool $100,000 top prize on the Winter Ice Multiplier. The retired U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee made a stop at Meyers Liquors in...
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New Cruise Company to Service Chesapeake Bay Area

New Cruise Company to Service Chesapeake Bay Area

Chesapeake Windsail Cruises Corporation (CWC) will set sail out of Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa in the town of Chesapeake Beach, April 17. CWC is the first cruise company of this type to depart from the historic bayside town. CWC will offer four, 2 ½-hour cruises Tuesday through Sunday aboard a 42-foot limited edition...
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Funeral Services for Jaelynn Rose Willey Announced

Funeral Services for Jaelynn Rose Willey Announced

Visitation Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department 24801 Three Notch Road Hollywood, MD 20636 Prayer Service Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:00 PM Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department 24801 Three Notch Road Hollywood, MD 20636 Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018 10:00 AM Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department 24801 Three...
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UPDATE – Audio added: 911 Calls Released From Great Mills High School Shooting

UPDATE – Audio added: 911 Calls Released From Great Mills High School Shooting

Evidence indicates at approximately 7:57 am on March 20, 2018, the shooter, fired a single shot from a handgun in Great Mills High School Hallway F, striking Jaelynn Willey and Desmond Barnes. The shooter continued walking through the school, and was confronted by School Resource Officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, in Hallway D....
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Volunteers to Help Maintain and Preserve Point Lookout State Park

Volunteers to Help Maintain and Preserve Point Lookout State Park

Marylanders can help preserve and maintain historic Civil War sites during the Civil War Trust’s annual Park Day event April 7. Volunteers are needed at Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County to work on the Historic Civil War Fort #3 and Prison Pen area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Needs include general maintenance of...
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Police in Calvert County Recover BB Gun at Calvert High School

Police in Calvert County Recover BB Gun at Calvert High School

On Friday, March 23, 2018, as students arrived to school, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office that were working an assignment at Calvert High School learned that a social media threat was made sometime the night prior. The deputies worked with the school administration to investigate the threat. The student was quickly located...
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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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Sons of the American Legion Honor Charles County Sheriff’s Office, PFC Andrew Coulby as Officer of the Year

Sons of the American Legion Honor Charles County Sheriff’s Office, PFC Andrew Coulby as Officer of the Year

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the selection of Police Officer First Class Andrew Coulby as the Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 82) Police Officer of the Year for 2017. Commander David Tatman presented an award plaque to PFC Coulby during the CCSO Crime Watch Kickoff event on March...
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Stephen Walker Selected to Lead St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Department

Stephen Walker Selected to Lead St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Department

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have appointed Stephen Walker the county’s new Emergency Services Director. Mr. Walker, who has served as interim department director since November 2017, brings 37 years of experience in Public Safety to the position. “We are extremely grateful Steve has accepted our offer to lead our Emergency Services,” said...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information in Charles County Liquor Store Robbery Case

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information in Charles County Liquor Store Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity of a robbery suspect. On March 21, 2018, at approximately 2:10 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Drive-In Liquor located in the 10600 block of Crain Highway in Faulkner for the...
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Waldorf Family Displaced After House Fire

Waldorf Family Displaced After House Fire

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a  house fire at 2212 Elgin Court, in Waldorf. Crews arrived on scene to discover a 2 story single family home with fire and heavy smoke showing. The cause of the fire...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Thursday, March 22

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Thursday, March 22

Drivers are urged to exercise caution as slick spots have developed following yesterday’s snowfall around the county. Due to road conditions, the following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for Thursday, March 22: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open at 10 a.m. Essential personnel should report at their normal time....
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Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Charles County public schools will open two hours late tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Staff will continue to monitor road conditions for any additional changes to tomorrow’s schedule. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff that follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled tomorrow. The AlphaBest...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River will Operate Under 2 hour Delay

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will Operate Under 2 hour Delay

NAS Pax River, Webster and NRC Solomons will operate under a 2 hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status on March 22, 2018 NAS Patuxent River will open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule on 22 March. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads as snow intensifies throughout the afternoon and early evening statewide. “I continue to...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Offers Resources for Parents and the Community After tragic situation at GMHS

St. Mary’s County Health Department Offers Resources for Parents and the Community After tragic situation at GMHS

Given the recent tragedy of a school shooting in our community, the St. Mary’s County Health Department has compiled the following resources for addressing mental health and overall well-being of children and adults. These resources are important for both those directly impacted (such as victims, witnesses, responders) as well as others in our community....
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