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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Murder at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Murder at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

UPDATE: On Monday, September 21, 2020, at 6:21 p.m., police responded to the area of White Oak Drive and Oak Drive in Waldorf, for the possible shooting. Dispatchers advised they received one 911 call who reported two black males came out of the woods saying they shot someone. First arriving Officers arrived on the...
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Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels...
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Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

As a reminder, we have withdrawn our Speed Camera Program from schools that are not open and or those that are not being used for critical operations. The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially...
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Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generator – Dual Fuel Portable Generators Hazard: The recalled portable generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 16, 2020 Units: About 7,500 Consumer Contact: MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com,...
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Former Charles County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

Former Charles County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

SMSgt Guy Yesse (Retired) April 4, 1987 – July 1, 2020. Due to COVID, it took some time and great support from the NYS HQ and my family but we were able to have the retirement ceremony on September 13, 2020. “I am very proud to have served 33 years, but it’s the love...
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Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Charles County That Injures Five and Sends One to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Charles County That Injures Five and Sends One to Trauma Center

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Port Tobacco Road in the area of Aurelia Place in Port Tobacco, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with subjects trapped and one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in...
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Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced a Halloween event scheduled for Saturday, October 24th from 1PM through 5PM at Regency Furniture Stadium. The event will follow social distancing guidelines and will feature trick or treating, Disney’s Coco, as well as a Pumpkin Patch and pumpkin painting. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Waldorf

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at approximately 7:32 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Mattawoman Beantown Road and Idlewood Park Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Dispatchers advised all responding units the 911 caller reported the motor vehicle collision involved a dump truck and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

A lucky Multi-Match player is Maryland’s newest millionaire after buying the ticket that won the game’s $1.15 million jackpot. The millionaire, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2020, matched the winning numbers in the Thursday, Sept. 17 drawing on a ticket purchased Sept. 16 at Holiday Liquors in Waldorf. The lucky player also...
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UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 9/18/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 18, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 25 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 12 years suspended in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 9, 2020, Williams...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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Charles County Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting That Occured in March, 2020

Charles County Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting That Occured in March, 2020

Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting: Charles County Sheriff’s officers, with the assistance of the US Marshals Task Force, located Rayvon Anthony Walls, 30, of La Plata, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in La Plata on March 21, 2020. Officers responded to the 600 block of...
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Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

In August 2020, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about an inmate at the Charles County Detention Center trying to solicit someone to murder two people. Daniel Felts, 37, of Virginia, was being held at the Charles County Detention Center for sexually abusing a minor that occurred in Charles County. While...
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Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have added yet another community event to the 2020 calendar, with Disney’s Moana to be played at Regency Furniture Stadium on September 25th. Gate will open at 6:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 7:00 PM. Click HERE for tickets. Moana will be the third family movie night...
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Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-off players in the St. Mary’s County community of Clements, as well as in Landover Hills in Prince George’s County and Frederick County’s Woodsboro were the biggest Maryland Lottery winners of the past week. A red-hot scratch-off overflowing with $1 million in Lottery luck brought a St. Mary’s County man to Maryland Lottery headquarters...
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Officers in Charles County Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Domestic Assault Case

Officers in Charles County Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Domestic Assault Case

Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the public’s help locating Will Cassell Gross, 41, of Waldorf. On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Gross struck a female acquaintance several times with a closed fist, ripped portions of her hair out, and threw paint on her. He also broke out several windows of their house, shattered car...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/11/2020: On September 10, 2020, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives and a US Marshals Service Task Force, in which a CCSO detective is assigned, located and arrested Chase Dylan Green, 18, of Bryans Road, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred last week. Green was located at a house in Prince...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation declaring September 11 through October 10 as Day to Serve month in Maryland, and encourages all Marylanders and state employees to choose at least one day to participate in or host a volunteer activity. The Day to Serve initiative unites Marylanders in their volunteer efforts and recognizes the exceptional community service that occurs...
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Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and D.C. File Suit Against EPA for Failing to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable for Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, today filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. The suit asserts that...
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Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. Read the proclamation. “Each and every life...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office National Night Out Planned for Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Charles County Sheriff’s Office National Night Out Planned for Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Change of Date for this Year’s National Night Out: To ensure our community remains safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, at the recommendation of the National Association of Town Watch, is postponing National Night Out from August 4 to a tentative date of Tuesday, October 6, 2020. National Night Out...
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State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added experienced police officers to their ranks after being appointed as Deputy State Fire Marshals. In a physically distanced ceremony in Pikesville, four new deputies, including the first Latino female, were welcomed by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. The four newest Deputy State Fire Marshals are...
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