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Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail for Shooting at Ex-Girl Friend

Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail for Shooting at Ex-Girl Friend

UPDATE: Kyle Shurtleff, 25, of Leonardtown, accepted a plea bargain in July and pleaded guilty to first degree assault, in exchange for five other charges being dropped. On Monday, October 30, 2017, Judge Michael  Stamm sentenced Shurtleff to 20 years in prison, with all but 15 years suspended. Shurtleff will also be on five years of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BERNIE

Wednesday’s Pet is BERNIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11-1-17 is BERNIE Featured Pet: Bernie Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Bernie is 7 years old, but does not seem a day over 2. She is full of love and...
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Thousands of Citations and Multiple Arrests During Ongoing Indian Head Highway Traffic Initiative

Thousands of Citations and Multiple Arrests During Ongoing Indian Head Highway Traffic Initiative

As part of their ongoing efforts to reduce unsafe driving along Indian Head Highway, the Prince George’s County Police Department have partnered with the Maryland State Police to provide enhanced traffic enforcement. This initiative started in early September, 2017. In just 6 weeks, their combined efforts resulted in more than 3,100 traffic citations, along with...
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Bel Alton Man Wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Bel Alton Man Wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Christopher Jonathan Ansell, 27, of Bel Alton, who has three open warrants relating to burglary and domestic violence. Ansell is 5’7” and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He has black hair, green eyes, and tattoos on both arms. Anyone with information is asked to call (301)...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – Macy Jean Harim

St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – Macy Jean Harim

Macy Jean Harim, age 24, of Park Hall, was reported missing on October 30, 2017. Harim is 5’4 and weighs 190lbs, and has black hair. Harim has medical issues which may require medication. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Reppel at (301) 475-4200 extension *8059, or the Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008....
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SMECO Customers Report Scam Calls

SMECO Customers Report Scam Calls

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by about 20 customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting businesses in the area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public...
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Two Women Arrested for Ripping Off Bars and Restaurants in Calvert County

Two Women Arrested for Ripping Off Bars and Restaurants in Calvert County

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls from local businesses in reference to two women walking out without paying their bill. The two women would enter a local restaurant or bar, order food and drink for several hours.  They would then order take-out food and tell the server they are stepping out to...
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October is the Perfect Time for Tasty Maryland Oysters

October is the Perfect Time for Tasty Maryland Oysters

Maryland Department of Agriculture is reminding Marylanders that autumn is time to “Savor a Maryland oyster!” Or, “Slurp a Maryland oyster,” if that’s your style. “Chesapeake Bay seafood at its very best in the autumn, especially oysters, and oyster festivals celebrating the sweet bivalve,” said Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. He noted that Department’s...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/30/2017 to 11/3/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/30/2017 to 11/3/2017

During the week of October 30, to November 3, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 4:15 a.m., dispatchers at the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center were made aware that Sheriff’s Office Deputies were unable to hear them. The computer system alerted dispatchers to several minor system alarms. Following protocol they then transitioned to their portable backup radios and said they were able to...
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St. Mary’s College to Waive Application Fee for First-Generation Students

St. Mary’s College to Waive Application Fee for First-Generation Students

St. Mary’s College of Maryland will waive the application fee for any first-generation student who applies to St. Mary’s College. Per www.imfirst.org, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that that student is the first in his or her family to attend a four-year college to attain a bachelor’s degree. “First-generation students...
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See and Be Seen on Halloween with MDOT SHA Reflective Vests

See and Be Seen on Halloween with MDOT SHA Reflective Vests

Close encounter with a zombie? Hungry vampires at the chase?  Goblins on your heels?  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is offering recommendations for pedestrians coping with these Halloween vices: look up, look out, walk calmly, use crosswalks and follow traffic signals. Because every day and especially on Halloween, everyone...
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Charles County Public Schools hosts annual fall chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools hosts annual fall chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools held its annual fall chess tournament on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Thomas Stone High School. One hundred forty students participated in the event, which is open to any student in grades kindergarten through 12. The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students compete in...
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Tri-County Council Presents $79,680 to St. Mary’s County

Tri-County Council Presents $79,680 to St. Mary’s County

The Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland presented a check for $79,680 to the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County during the board’s weekly business meeting. The money is earmarked for the relocation of the Charlotte Hall Farmers Market. In 2006, St. Mary’s County signed an agreement with the Tri-County Council’s Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Next Phase of Traffic Relief Plan for Major Regional Corridors

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Next Phase of Traffic Relief Plan for Major Regional Corridors

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is investing $50.3 million to deploy cutting-edge Smart Traffic Signals that will improve traffic operation and ease congestion for approximately 700,000 drivers per day on 14 major corridors across the state. The system uses real-time traffic conditions...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARPER

Wednesday’s Pet is HARPER

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/25/17 is HARPER Featured Pet: HARPER Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: LAB Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Harper is a 2-year-old Lab mix.  She came into rescue all the way from Florida where she was in a shelter...
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Maryland State Police in Charles County to Conduct Operation S.O.L.O (Save Our Loved Ones)

Maryland State Police in Charles County  to Conduct Operation S.O.L.O (Save Our Loved Ones)

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in conjunction with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting high visibility DUI enforcement this upcoming weekend. Troopers and Officers will be spread out throughout the county conducting enforcement efforts to combat DUI and Impaired drivers on Charles County roads....
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State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

In the months since Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency to combat the heroin and opioid crisis, Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center has been working with state agencies and local jurisdictions to address the epidemic, which is ravaging communities across the state. Today, the Maryland Department of Health released its overdose death report...
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Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

The obstacles and challenges that kept them from earning a high school diploma were overcome Oct. 19 when members of the Charles County Adult Diploma Programs graduated. The Lifelong Learning Center has 78 graduates this year, with 16 attending the ceremony at North Point High School in caps and gowns, cheered on by their...
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Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on National Drug Take Back Day

Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, Maryland, in conjunction with Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools Dr. Kimberly Hill, advises that on Friday, October 20, 2017, the Grand Jury for Charles County returned a 206 count indictment for Carlos Deangelo Bell of Waldorf.  This third indictment against...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

During the week of October 23, to October 27, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin....
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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