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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Continue Looking for Witnesses in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Continue Looking for Witnesses in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE 10/15/2019: Cpl. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team is requesting witnesses to come forward reference this collision. Parties involved reported a white or silver passenger car stopped in the area at the time of the collision. At this time, this white or silver vehicle is not believed to be involved, but is considered...
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House Fire in Newburg Deemed Accidental Due to Unattended Cooking

House Fire in Newburg Deemed Accidental Due to Unattended Cooking

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 5:40 a.m., 42 firefighters from Charles and St Mary’s County, and King George, Virginia responded to 9419 Fendall Lane in Newburg, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from a two story split foyer residence. Upon further investigation, firefighters found...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Tractor Trailer and SUV Collide in Charles County

One Flown to Trauma Center After Tractor Trailer and SUV Collide in Charles County

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Crain Highway in Faulkner, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer, with one subject trapped. The 911 caller reported a woman in an SUV was trapped underneath the...
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Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

School system, county and state officials joined together on October 10, 2019, at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School to officially rededicate the school, which recently underwent a complete renovation and expansion. Dr. Mudd first opened in 1967 with about 45,000 square feet of space, a combined cafeteria and activity area, indoor courtyards...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 1:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Pembrooke Square in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned and one person ejected. Dispatchers advised all responding units they received multiple 911 calls stating a pick-up truck had...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Three Men for Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Three Men for Armed Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three men wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in Waldorf. In that case, a suspect entered a market in the 10900 block of Berry Road, displayed a gun and demanded money. During the robbery, the suspect fired a round, which struck...
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Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Please join us on October 12th for Race 4 Heroes. After the race we will hand out awards, but like last year, we will honor some local children and give them gifts as well as a local veteran who will be receiving our largest gift ever!!! This gives attendees a chance to witness the...
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Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) urges Marylanders to get vaccinated against influenza, as the flu season has already begun, with 11 laboratory confirmed cases identified since September 1. The majority of the cases so far have been subtyped as influenza A (H3N2), with a few classified as influenza B. The vaccine protects against...
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Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Continues Generous Support of CSM Workforce Pathway Programs with $25,000 Grant

Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Continues Generous Support of CSM Workforce Pathway Programs with $25,000 Grant

The Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund awarded the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) $25,000 in scholarships for students who want to enter the workforce as pre-apprentices or earn a certified Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). To support this effort, a CSM Chaney Enterprises Workforce Pathway Program has been established that will map out the student’s course...
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Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Annual Open House on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Annual Open House on Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department is hosting our annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, October 13th, from 12:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m., at Waldorf Westlake Station 12, located at 7000 Saint Florian Drive in St Charles, MD 20603 We will have live fire demonstrations, EMS demonstrations, Rescue Demonstrations, a visit from a helicopter, along...
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Malfunctioning Power Washer to Blame for House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported

Malfunctioning Power Washer to Blame for House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at approximately 11:45 a.m., firefighters from Bryans Road and surrounding departments responded to 20 Oak Street in Indian Head, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one and 1/2 story single family home with fire showing from the garage with extensions into...
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State Fire Marshal Currently Seeking Suspects After Attempted Arson in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Currently Seeking Suspects After Attempted Arson in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at approximately 4:05 p.m., police and firefighters responded to 11802 Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf,  for the reported attempted arson. Crews arrived on the scene to find an unoccupied 2-story condominium The owner is unknown with the estimated loss at over $5,000.00 Smoke alarms were present and activated. 7...
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Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Bel Alton Liquor Store Robbery Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Bel Alton Liquor Store Robbery Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

UPDATE 10/10/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Raymund Antoine Bradford, 42, of Temple Hills, to 18 years in prison and 5 years of supervised probation for Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to a SMECO power substation located at the 12000 block of Substation Road in Waldorf for the report of an explosion and fire. Representatives from SMECO responded and assisted first responders with entering...
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College of Southern Maryland Month of October, 2019 Calendar Event List

College of Southern Maryland Month of October, 2019 Calendar Event List

CSM Hawk Feeder Food Drive. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will hold a Hawk Feeder Food Drive during the month of October. Donation boxes to collect non-perishable food items to assist students who lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of food will be set up at three of the CSM campuses. Items being...
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UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Dog Perishes and Three Adults Displaced

UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Dog Perishes and Three Adults Displaced

UPDATE 10/09/19: On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., firefighters in Waldorf responded to 2621 Shult Place in Waldorf, for the reported mobile home on fire. The owner is identified as Alice Recinos. The estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at over $40,000.00 The home was occupied by 3 adults...
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CSM Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000 for Student Success Event Honors Danny Williams with New Scholarship

CSM Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000 for Student Success Event Honors Danny Williams with New Scholarship

The 28th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes and popular Sip and Swing raised more than $80,000 for CSM scholarships and programs. Through the years, the annual signature event, held at the Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, has raised more than $1 million for student success...
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Waldorf Air Force Veteran ‘Flying High’ with $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Waldorf Air Force Veteran ‘Flying High’ with $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Thanks to a $50,000 scratch-off win, an engaged couple from Charles County can now start hunting for a new home sweet home. “Flying High,” an Air Force veteran, found her $50,000 fortune with the 88 Fortunes® game. She had stopped by White Plains Wine and Spirits in Waldorf to pick up a bottle of...
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Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Convicted of Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Convicted of Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on October 7, 2019, a Charles County jury, after a 6 day trial, convicted Michael Maurice Ford, 50, of the Grossly Negligent Manslaughter of infant Ethan Ruefly, Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and related charges. Covington, commenting on the verdict,...
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Charges Pending in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Ice Cream Truck, SUV, and Two Motorcycles

Charges Pending in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Ice Cream Truck, SUV, and Two Motorcycles

UPDATE 10/6/2019@ 5:00 p.m.: On October 5, 2019, at approximately 3:54 p.m., officers responded to the area of Radio Station Road near Laurel Springs Park in La Plata for the report of a crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda SUV crossed the center line on Radio Station Road and struck...
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UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf That Injured Eleven Fire Fighters

UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf That Injured Eleven Fire Fighters

UPDATE 10/5/2019 @ 3:30 A.M.: On Friday, October 4, 2019, at approximately 4:50 p.m, firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 10386 Chamberlin Court East in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. The incident is not suspicious in nature, and the cause is under investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The...
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State Fire Marshal Haunted House Safety Guidelines To Look Out For This Halloween

State Fire Marshal Haunted House Safety Guidelines To Look Out For This Halloween

Many Marylanders will enjoy a variety special amusement buildings to celebrate Halloween this October. It is important to keep in mind that these structures have unique fire safety requirements in order to create an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone. “Smoke machines, dim lighting, cramped corridors, and loud noises can create true terror for...
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Launch of Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr., Center for Leadership at CSM, Foundation Raises Nearly $300,000 toward $500,000 Goal for Generation of Leaders

Launch of Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr., Center for Leadership at CSM, Foundation Raises Nearly $300,000 toward $500,000 Goal for Generation of Leaders

Saluting a legacy of Maryland leadership and decades of strong support of higher education, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation raised nearly $300,000 to establish the Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. Center for Leadership at CSM during a festive and celebratory evening of music, great food and accolades for Miller at the Running...
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Newburg Man Arrested After Attempting to Rape Employee at St. Mary’s Hospital

Newburg Man Arrested After Attempting to Rape Employee at St. Mary’s Hospital

On Monday, September 30, 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported sex offense. The investigation determined Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg, assaulted a 19-year-old female employee, in a supply closet. The victim...
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Firefighters in Charles County Respond to Large Brush Fire in White Plains

Firefighters in Charles County Respond to Large Brush Fire in White Plains

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and La Plata responded to the area of 10832 Willetts Crossing Road in White Plains, for the reported brush fire. A 911 caller reported a large brush fire was threatening his barn, and firefighter requested more units. A structure fire was dispatched...
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