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After Facing Backlash, Wendy’s Now Says They Won’t Implement “Dynamic Pricing” During Busier Hours

After Facing Backlash, Wendy’s Now Says They Won’t Implement “Dynamic Pricing” During Busier Hours

Earlier this week, it was revealed during a Wendy’s earnings call that the company would be implementing “Dynamic pricing” for its menu items where customers might have to pay more during times when there’s a higher demand. CEO Kirk Tanner said “Beginning as early as 2025, we will begin testing a variety of enhanced...
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Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., a school administrator at John Hanson Middle School was made aware of a student who was possibly in possession of a firearm. Further investigation revealed the student had a water pellet gun in their book bag. No threats were made, and the investigation is ongoing. The...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s and Charles County Chick Fil-A Restaurants Ask Citizens to Discard Any Polynesian Sauce Obtained from February 14th to 27th, 2024

UPDATE: St. Mary’s and Charles County Chick Fil-A Restaurants Ask Citizens to Discard Any Polynesian Sauce Obtained from February 14th to 27th, 2024

UPDATE: Chick-fil-A First Colony located at 45150 First Colony Way in California has also released the same statement within the same dates. 2/28/2024: The Chick-fil-A Waldorf located at 3365 Crain Highway is asking all citizens who obtained Polynesian Sauce dipping cups between Wednesday February 14th, to Tuesday February 27th, 2024, to discard them. “Our...
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$50,000 Scratch-off Prize Leaves Waldorf Resident Speechless

$50,000 Scratch-off Prize Leaves Waldorf Resident Speechless

Charles County player wins top prize on 20X The Cash game A Waldorf player, who typically only plays Mega Millions and Powerball, won $50,000 on her first attempt at the 20X The Cash scratch-off game. The winner, whose nickname is “Biggie”, bought the winning scratch-off at a 7-Eleven in Clinton while grabbing some snacks....
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Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Handgun After Arrest of Washington D.C. Man

Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Handgun After Arrest of Washington D.C. Man

On February 23, 2024, at approximately 10:50 a.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Angelos Liquors on St Patrick’s Drive, in Waldorf, for the report of indecent exposure and the possible sale of drugs. Upon arrival police made contact with a witness who informed them of a black male in...
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2023 Skills USA Regional Competition Results for Charles County Public School Students

2023 Skills USA Regional Competition Results for Charles County Public School Students

Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students recently earned medals in the regional SkillsUSA competition and advanced to the state event set for April 12 and 13, 2024. Career and Technology Education (CTE) students from North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center compete annually in the event. SkillsUSA competitions showcase...
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Winter Survey Takes Stock of the Chesapeake Bay’s Blue Crabs

Winter Survey Takes Stock of the Chesapeake Bay’s Blue Crabs

At a nondescript spot in the middle of the Choptank River, the Mydra Ann slowed to a crawl. The crew aboard the crabbing boat, a mix of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scientists and commercial watermen, readied the gear. With a thud, the large, steel-toothed dredge met the water of the Choptank, its...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Three 18-Year-Olds On Gun Charges in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Three 18-Year-Olds On Gun Charges in Waldorf

On February 23, 2024, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Winslow Court, in Waldorf, for the report of four suspicious males in all black wearing ski masks standing out front of a home attempting to assault a child of the residence. Upon arrival police observed four...
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UPDATE: Former Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Multiple Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and 4th Degree Sexual Offense

UPDATE: Former Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Multiple Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and 4th Degree Sexual Offense

UPDATE 2/26/2024: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, February 26, 2024, Malcolm Fluellyn, 27, of Bryans Road, entered a guilty plea to two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and six counts of Fourth-Degree Sexual Offense. On February 10, 2023, a school resource officer at General Smallwood Middle...
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Driver Flown to Burn Center After Vehicle Strikes Electrical Box, Causing Large Fire in Waldorf

Driver Flown to Burn Center After Vehicle Strikes Electrical Box, Causing Large Fire in Waldorf

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 2:57 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 2500 block of Hatteras Circle in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle collision with one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Dodge Charger struck a electrical box and was on fire. SMECO was requested...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Accepting Applications for Executive Program

Leadership Southern Maryland Accepting Applications for Executive Program

Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is accepting applications for its Executive Program Class of 2025, which will run from September 2024 through May 2025. The program is open to mid- and upper-level executives living or working in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who have demonstrated commitment to community engagement. The LSM Executive Program is...
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Waldorf Woman Wins $100,000 on Crossword Scratch-off Ticket!

Waldorf Woman Wins $100,000 on Crossword Scratch-off Ticket!

Maryland Lottery $100,000 winner “’bout Time,” of Waldorf, is a devotee of scratch-off games, particularly crossword- and bingo-style tickets. Fan of instant games celebrates big prize When a scratch-off fan from Waldorf won $100,000 on a $10 Maryland Lottery game, her first reaction was, “’bout Time!” And that’s the name she’s going by to...
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Joshua Clark Named Charles County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2024

Joshua Clark Named Charles County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2024

Joshua Clark, a Spanish teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School, was named the recipient of the 2024 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Teacher of the Year honor during a Feb. 22 recognition ceremony. The event, held at St. Charles High School, honors nominees for the 2024 Washington Post Teacher of the Year and...
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2-Year-Old Flown to Children’s Center After Drowning at Waldorf Hotel

2-Year-Old Flown to Children’s Center After Drowning at Waldorf Hotel

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 10:27 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Holiday Inn Express located at 11370 Days Court in Waldorf, for a child not breathing after a drowning. 911 callers reported a baby was not breathing after being pulled from the hotels pool with an unknown time in...
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Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested in St. Mary’s County After Shooting at Victim in Charles County

Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested in St. Mary’s County After Shooting at Victim in Charles County

CHARLES COUNTY PRESS RELEASE: On Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of Crain Highway in Newburg for the report of shots fired. The caller advised he was following a car in which the driver, who is known to him, shot at him minutes earlier. The driver, David Arthur...
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UPDATE: Washington D.C. Man Sentenced to Consecutive Life in Prison Sentences without Parole for Murder of Two Waldorf Women

UPDATE: Washington D.C. Man Sentenced to Consecutive Life in Prison Sentences without Parole for Murder of Two Waldorf Women

UPDATE 2/22/2024: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Deon Watkins, 52, to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders of Kandeon Niravanh and Genesis Garrett, as well as related charges. On August...
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Former Bank Employee Convicted After Four-Day Trial for Using His Position to Facilitate a Bank Fraud Scheme

Former Bank Employee Convicted After Four-Day Trial for Using His Position to Facilitate a Bank Fraud Scheme

After deliberating less than 90 minutes, a federal jury convicted Jalen Craig McMillan, age 30, of Jessup, Maryland, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.  The jury returned its verdict late on February 16, 2024. The guilty verdict was announced by Erek L. Barron, United States Attorney for the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

The number of wildfires and the acreage of land burned by wildfires in Maryland last year significantly outpaced the 10-year average, according to the Maryland Forest Service’s Annual Wildland Fire Report. The report, which is being released this month, covers data related to wildfires on 3.2 million acres of land overseen by the Maryland Forest...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at approximately 11:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Smallwood Drive and Stone Avenue in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles off the roadway involved in a T-bone style collision...
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Two Transported to Hospital, Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Waldorf

Two Transported to Hospital, Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Waldorf

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at approximately 4:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Crain Highway and Sub Station Road in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with multiple trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one patient trapped. Firefighters removed the...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Indian Head Elementary School Student is Stabbed in Neck with Pencil by Another Student

Minor Injuries Reported After Indian Head Elementary School Student is Stabbed in Neck with Pencil by Another Student

On Monday, February 20, 2024, at 1:36 p.m., a school resource officer at Indian Head Elementary School was made aware of an assault that occurred on the playground during which one student suddenly jabbed another student on the neck with a mechanical pencil. The student sustained a minor injury and was treated by a...
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Charles County SRO Investigating Multiple Fights at North Point High School

Charles County SRO Investigating Multiple Fights at North Point High School

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, throughout the morning, three separate altercations occurred inside North Point High School. In two of the cases, two students fought each other and were separated by administrators and the school resource officer. The students sustained minor injuries from the altercation. In the third case, four students assaulted another student....
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A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

The Humane Society of Calvert County visits several local shelters often to rescue dogs at risk and we take into consideration many things about the dog before bringing them into our rescue. Last week, their staff visited Prince George’s County Animal Shelter to assess and rescue dogs in need. While there, the shelter staff...
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UPDATE: 30-Year-Old Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries After Collision in La Plata

UPDATE: 30-Year-Old Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries After Collision in La Plata

UPDATE 2/20/2024: On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at approximately 3:55 p.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Maryland Route 6 (Charles Street) at Applegrove Court for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation. A...
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UPDATE: MDOT SHA Moves Forward with Hallowing Point Road Intersection Improvements

UPDATE: MDOT SHA Moves Forward with Hallowing Point Road Intersection Improvements

UPDATE February 2024: SHA consultant and contractor crews will be onsite collecting borings and test hole information during the next couple of months. Crews may be working on site in different areas along MD 231. The owner will be notified if a staff member needs to enter or work on private property. Maryland State...
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