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UPDATE: 32-Year-Old Marbury Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE:  32-Year-Old Marbury Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE 6/23/2018 @ 3:40 p.m.: On Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a reported motor vehicle collision in the area of eastbound MD Rt. 225 (Hawthorne Rd.) east of Arlough Place, in La Plata. Upon arrival, Troopers observed the driver, Joseph...
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GOOD NEWS: Trooper Changes Tire for Elderly Woman in La Plata

GOOD NEWS: Trooper Changes Tire for Elderly Woman in La Plata

SMNEWSNET.COM found the following on Facebook the other day, and wanted to share it here. Saw this moving sight today in La Plata, and had to stop and capture it, as well personally thank the Maryland State Police Officer! With sweat pouring down his face, in over 85 degree weather, wearing 50+pounds of gear,...
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Indian Head Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Bryans Road

Indian Head Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Bryans Road

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper First Class Oleksak from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack attempted to stop the driver of a white Chevy Caviler for the driver not being restrained by her seatbelt on southbound Route 210 north of Route 227, in Bryans Road. The vehicle initially...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet for 06-19-2018 MURDOCK  Featured Pet: Murdock Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Murdock is around 9 years old.  He will do best in a home with humans that are around most of the time....
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New Leads Sought in Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

New Leads Sought in Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the murder of a woman whose decomposing body was found in a field near Irving Road in Bel Alton on June 16, 1998. The woman, who had no identification, has remained unidentified for 20 years, despite many efforts to establish her identity. A CCSO...
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La Plata Man Arrested After Breaking Leg of 22-Year-Old Woman in Road Rage Incident

La Plata Man Arrested After Breaking Leg of 22-Year-Old Woman in Road Rage Incident

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018,  at approximately 6:05 p.m., officers from the Prince William County Police Department responded to the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Hastings Drive in Manassas to investigate an assault. The investigation revealed that the accused was involved in a minor two-vehicle accident with a 2007 Toyota Scion while driving...
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School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

With thousands of children starting their summer break this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) urges everyone to Look Up, Look Out, stay alert and review the rules of the road. When driving through residential neighborhoods and near places children frequent such as area parks and recreation centers, be...
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WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

No one hit the jackpot in the Friday, June 15 Mega Millions drawing, but there was a $1 million winner here in Maryland. Check your tickets if you played Mega Millions at Grinders Liquors, located at 4450 Chicamuxen Road in Marbury. The Charles County retailer sold a second-tier winning ticket worth $1 million. The ticket matched...
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CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

The CDC is reporting an additional pediatric flu-related death this week, bringing the total number this season to 172. This number exceeds the 2012-2013 season, which previously set the record for the highest number of flu-related deaths in children reported during a single flu season (excluding pandemics). Approximately 80% of these deaths occurred in...
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Bailey Receives Endorsement from Delegate Mark Fisher

Bailey Receives Endorsement from Delegate Mark Fisher

From Delegate Mark Fisher (R -District 27C) I am pleased to join Governor Larry Hogan and offer my endorsement of Jack Bailey for State Senate in District 29. We need a proven leader in Annapolis who will work with our delegation and with our governor. Jack has served the State of Maryland for 30...
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St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

A 24-year-old St. Mary’s County man is now the official state record holder for the warmouth in Maryland’s nontidal waters. Avid angler Dezi Collins of Mechanicsville reeled in his record 10.72 ounce catch June 11 at Gilbert Run Lake in Charles County. Collins, along with a few friends, were fishing for black bass when...
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Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

The Charles County Department of Public Works Released the following statement. Due to heavy rains in conjunction with multiple pump failures, on June 11, 2018, we experienced an overflow of raw wastewater of approximately 5.8 million gallons from several manholes adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of Maryland Route 225. The overflow was...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 56 arrests in Maryland, 21 of which were arrested by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, three-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included...
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Indian Head Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

Indian Head Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, at approximately 11:52 a.m., Trooper First Class K. Burroughs of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to southbound United States Route 301 north of South Faulkner Road in Faulkner for a single vehicle collision. On scene investigation revealed, Russell Wayne Oroian , 70, of Indian Head, was...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2018 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

On February 25th, 2018 lifeguards Madison Tompkins, Walter Hickey and Liam Vienneau were on-duty watching over swimmers from a birthday party at the Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School. During the party one of the guests had a seizure while swimming and became unresponsive in the water. The lifeguards quickly...
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Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools honored 2,071 seniors during high school graduation ceremonies that take place at the Charles County Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2018 have earned a record amount of scholarship offers for a graduating class, with offers totaling nearly $122 million. This is an increase...
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Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Have each other’s back and always remember where you came from. That was a key message shared among the Westlake High School senior class during the graduation ceremony held June 1. The graduating Wolverine Class of 2018 included 312 students, all of whom arrived to the ceremony, ready to begin their futures. This year’s...
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Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

“The future is truly in our hands, so let us make the most of it.” This is the message Henry E. Lackey High School valedictorian David “DJ” Nelson left with his graduating peers on June 1 during their graduation ceremony held at the Charles County Convocation Center. The Charger Class of 2018 includes 214...
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North Point High School Graduation 2018

North Point High School Graduation 2018

Charles County Public Schools kicked off its high school graduation ceremonies May 31 with the Class of 2018 from North Point High School. Graduates walked across the stage, eager to get their diplomas during a ceremony that celebrated the accomplishments, successes and future plans of 448 students. North Point valedictorian Noah Kidwell plans to...
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Maurice J. McDonough High School Receives Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships

Maurice J. McDonough High School Receives Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships

Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduated in a ceremony held June 1 at the Charles County Convocation Center in Waldorf. The ram senior class of 222 graduates earned nearly $9 million in scholarship offers. At McDonough, students know and understand the core meaning of the letters used to spell out the name of...
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Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Charged with Negligent Homicide

Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Charged with Negligent Homicide

On Friday, June 01, 2018, Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team presented the facts of the investigation for the fatal collision that occurred on May 07, 2018, in Charles County, Maryland to the Grand Jury for Charles County, Maryland. On Monday, June 04, 2018, the Grand Jury for Charles County...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information in Robbery at CVS

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information in Robbery at CVS

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in a commercial robbery that occurred on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at CVS, 6260 Crain Highway in La Plata. A preliminary investigation showed that shortly after 5:00 a.m., three male suspects, possibly in their late...
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La Plata High School Class Graduation 2018

La Plata High School Class Graduation 2018

La Plata High School wrapped up Charles County Public Schools graduation weekend June 2 with a look back at the four years the Class of 2018 has spent together and how they clicked into place. “We quickly learned a trait that I believe is the foundation to success and happiness in our lives to...
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St. Charles High School Class of 2018 Graduates

St. Charles High School Class of 2018 Graduates

Kade Pruitt looked out over the sea of green to the first graduating class that spent all four of its high school years at St. Charles High School. They have come far in the years they spent together. The Spartans of St. Charles weren’t called on to prove themselves on the battleground, but they...
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