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Suspect in the Murder of Lexington Park Woman Located in Emporia Virginia

Suspect in the Murder of Lexington Park Woman Located in Emporia Virginia

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have located Anthony Dangelo Wilkins, 33, who was wanted in connection with the murder of Miaquita Gray, of Lexington Park. Gray was shot and killed on February 4 at the sports bar, Beer 4 U, in Waldorf. According to Virginia law enforcement authorities, Wilkins was involved in a shooting with...
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Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited data on the Verizon network has arrived. Beginning Monday, Verizon is offering an introductory plan that gives you unlimited data on your smartphone and tablet on the best 4G LTE network in the country. With Verizon Unlimited, you also get HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and...
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UPDATE: Body of Missing Boater Found in Virginia

UPDATE: Body of Missing Boater Found in Virginia

UPDATE 2/12/2017 @ 11:55 a.m.: The Body of Roger Grissom Sr., 52 of Hughesville, was recovered Saturday evening, February 11, 2017. Grissom was killed in a boating accident in November of last year, on Potomac River. His body was found near Hacksneck, Virginia, 63 mi from scene. His body has been transported to Norfolk,...
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Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Hallowing Point Road in the area of Stafford Road. The Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, identified as Brenda Lee Hill a 52-year-old female of...
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Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis this week. The American Civil Liberties Union and CASA, a Latino and immigrant organization, as well as other civil rights groups on Wednesday announced support for legislation that would mandate transparency in police misconduct investigations in...
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UPDATE: Police Identify Person of interest in the Murder Investigation of Lexington Park Woman

UPDATE: Police Identify Person of interest in the Murder Investigation of Lexington Park Woman

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have identified the woman, and it has been determined she was not involved in the homicide. Detectives are still seeking the whereabouts of both suspects. 2/8/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identity of a woman who is a person of interest in the homicide investigation of Miaquita...
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Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

33 Specific Initiatives to Change Maryland for the Better More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017 Legislation that will create thousands of jobs by eliminating all state taxes for ten years for new manufacturers and providing income tax credits for existing manufacturers that create jobs in high unemployment areas. Road Kill Bill Repeal Legislation...
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IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

Scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can...
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Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest in Yesterday’s Bank Robbery

Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest in Yesterday’s Bank Robbery

UPDATE 2/8/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged Mortimer Mumpford Wade, 20, of Accokeek, with armed robbery, assault, and theft in connection with the bank robbery that occurred on February 7, 2017, at the Old Line Bank in Waldorf. Through investigation, Wade was identified as the suspect. Investigators served a search warrant at Wade’s...
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State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis announced five priorities Tuesday aimed at resisting policy efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. One would withdraw all of Maryland’s past calls for a constitutional convention, another would direct the attorney general to oppose “harmful” federal policies, two would create commissions to monitor health and financial...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet for 02/08/17 is Thelma Featured Pet: Thelma Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Thelma is a beautiful 4-year-old Hound Mix. She is very affectionate and loves to play ball. Thelma...
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VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., M/Cpl. Don Kabala of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was in the parking lot of an auto dealership in the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf assisting the Maryland State Police with a DWI arrest when he heard a collision nearby. M/Cpl. Kabala pulled...
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Reward Offered in Waldorf Bank Robbery

Reward Offered in Waldorf Bank Robbery

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at approximately 10:55 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Old Line Bank at 2955 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a bank robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money and...
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Police Obtain Second Arrest Warrant in Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Police Obtain Second Arrest Warrant in Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified a second suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Miaquita Gray, of Lexington Park, who was shot and killed last week. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Charles Leon Thompson, Jr., 33, of Waldorf. The other suspect, Anthony Dangelo Wilkins,...
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Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of local governments to the Maryland General Assembly, has voted to support Governor Larry Hogan’s call for a full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. This legislation, passed over the governor’s veto in...
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La Plata Man Arrested and Charged with Reckless Endangerment

La Plata Man Arrested and Charged with Reckless Endangerment

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, at approximately 1:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 10800 block of Hopewell Place in La Plata for the report of a subject possibly high on PCP and firing a handgun. Upon arrival, officers met with the complainant who stated an...
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Waldorf Man Wanted in Connection with the Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Waldorf Man Wanted in Connection with the Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Miaquita Gray, of Lexington Park, who was shot and killed last week. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Anthony Dangelo Wilkins, 33, of Waldorf. The details of the shooting are as follows:...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/6/2017 to 2/10/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/6/2017 to 2/10/2017

During the week of February 6, to February 10, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Police in Waldorf Investigating Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Police in Waldorf Investigating Murder of Lexington Park Woman

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 1:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business, Beer 4 U, located at 2177 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two people with gunshot wounds. Miaquita Gray, 26, of Lexington Park, had a gunshot...
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Somers teacher selected for Space Foundation liaison program

Somers teacher selected for Space Foundation liaison program

Milton M. Somers Middle School teacher David Wood developed a love for space, science and math at a young age. “I was always into space and math as a kid. I liked to use math and science to figure out connections and how things worked,” he said. Fast forward to 2017 and Wood is...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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Waldorf Man Convicted of Assault and Sentenced to 9 years

Waldorf Man Convicted of Assault and Sentenced to 9 years

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, a Charles County jury convicted Kenny Earl Morris, 55, formerly of Waldorf, of First Degree Assault of Tyrone Jeter and Second Degree Assault of Tyrone Jeter. Morris was previously tried and convicted for the stated charges, but the case was overturned due to a legal technicality. On January 31,...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/1/17 is HARRY Featured Pet: HARRY Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (18 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Harry is an almost 1-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. He is well socialized and always happy. Harry is still young...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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