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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/7/2017 to 8/11/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/7/2017 to 8/11/2017

During the week of August 7, to August 11, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering up to $5,000 Reward in Modell’s Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering up to $5,000 Reward in Modell’s Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in a commercial armed robbery. Detectives are hoping the increased reward will prompt anyone with information to call the Crime Solvers’ tip line. On May...
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Teen Charged Again with Multiple Burglaries in Charles County

Teen Charged Again with Multiple Burglaries in Charles County

During the early morning hours of July 31, 2017, officers responded to multiple intrusion alarms at several businesses in Waldorf. Officers arrived and discovered the front window of a business broken out. Officer B. Clark and his K9 partner, Dino, quickly initiated a track, which led to the area of Snow Owl Place where...
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Fraud Alert from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Fraud Alert from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

On August 1 at 10 a.m., an unknown person called a residence in Charles County and identified himself as an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect said he had an arrest warrant for the victim, claiming the victim missed jury duty. The caller told the victim he could avoid being arrested...
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Everything is Illuminated at Fun in the Sun Camp

Everything is Illuminated at Fun in the Sun Camp

The students at the Fun in the Sun camp spent a week shedding light on how solar eclipses work, learning about the sun’s energy and studying the planets of the solar system. The James E. Richmond Science Center hosted four science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camps this summer. More than 85 students in...
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Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today a Cease and Desist Order has been issued against We Can Cer-Vive! and its president and founder, Mia Wright. The order follows an investigation that revealed multiple violations of the Maryland Solicitations Act, including using false and misleading advertising...
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Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run Southern Maryland’s registration for the fall 2017 season opens on August 12. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week...
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Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspects, Recover Stolen SUV and Handgun

Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspects, Recover Stolen SUV and Handgun

On Friday, July 28, 2017. at approximately 4:15 a.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed two vehicles on Route 228 making an illegal U-turn. The rear vehicle’s operator had flashing lights on and appeared to be pursuing the first vehicle. The officer activated his emergency equipment, and the rear vehicle...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet for 08/02/17 ACE        Featured Pet: Ace Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Yorkie Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Ace is a mature, purebred Yorkie.  He is good with kids but will do best in a home where he is the...
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SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) submitted a filing to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on August 1, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers more than $1.85 million per year. The new rates...
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Reduced Meals Application for Coming Charles County School Year Available Online

Reduced Meals Application for Coming Charles County School Year Available Online

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) serves breakfast and lunch items for students at low costs for parents. Meal prices have been set for the 2017-18 school year, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Breakfast is $1.25 and lunch is $2.65 for elementary school students. For middle and high school students, breakfast is $1.40 and...
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Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Senior Trooper M. Moore, of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) came upon a motor vehicle collision on northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Legacy Farm Place, in Waldorf. Trooper Moore located a subject not breathing and began lifesaving measures with the assistance...
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Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police are continuing to make enforcement of distracted driving laws a top priority as troopers issued significantly more citations and warnings over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Between Jan. 1 and July 1 2017, Maryland State troopers issued a combined 20,762 warnings and citations,...
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Stoddert Principal Reassigned, After Carlos Bell indicted on 119 Counts

Stoddert Principal Reassigned, After Carlos Bell indicted on 119 Counts

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Principal Kenneth Schroeck was reassigned today to the Charles County Public Schools Office of Supporting Services. Marvin Jones, executive director of schools, will serve as Stoddert’s interim principal effective immediately. Schroeck’s reassignment follows the release of additional information learned as part of an investigation of Carlos Bell, a former instructional...
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HIV Positive Charles County Former Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Faces 119 Counts

HIV Positive Charles County Former Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Faces 119 Counts

UPDATE 7/31/2017: A Charles County middle school instructional assistant and track coach who’s accused of sexually assaulting several male students while being HIV positive has been handed down an 119-count indictment, according to officials. Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, faces the following charges according to the state attorney’s office: 12 counts of child sexual...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

During the week of July 31, to August 4, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2017.  On July 28, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in the New Carrollton area (Prince George’s County) on July 18.  Ultra-Low...
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20-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Car Crash

20-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Car Crash

On Friday, July 28, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Piney Church Road near Renner Road in Waldorf for the report of a single vehicle car crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, a 20-year-old male from Waldorf, was traveling north on Piney...
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Police Apprehend and Charge Two Suspects with Multiple Burglaries

Police Apprehend and Charge Two Suspects with Multiple Burglaries

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two suspects in connection with 10 burglaries of local businesses. Taqon Wade Nelson, 18, of Waldorf, and a 17-year-old juvenile male were arrested on July 24, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. shortly after they fled the scene of a burglary they just committed. Responding officers and detectives obtained...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

With the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. today through Saturday afternoon, Maryland State Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving. Maryland State Police will be working in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to address any...
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Sandbag Distribution Available Today for Charles County Residents

Sandbag Distribution Available Today for Charles County Residents

Due to the National Weather Service forecast, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is providing sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property. Sandbags and sand will be available today, Friday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can pick up empty sandbags at the Department of Emergency Services...
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Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland taxpayers time and money, as well as protect the health of our environment, through common sense changes to the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP). The changes include extending initial VEIP inspections for new vehicles by one year. This announcement...
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MDOT SHA Invests More Than $30 Million in Improving Southern Maryland Roadways

MDOT SHA Invests More Than $30 Million in Improving Southern Maryland Roadways

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is resurfacing roads in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. The approximately $32.2 million in resurfacing projects will be completed over the next two years, weather permitting. Crews will patch, mill (remove the top layer of pavement), pave and restripe the roads.  MDOT SHA...
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MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

One year after the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) introduced the new secure Maryland Proud driver’s license and ID card, 1,621,982 cards have been issued to new and renewing Maryland residents.  In addition to providing a state-of-the-art security features, veterans are now recognized for their service to our country with...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named One of the 2017-18 Best Colleges by Money Magazine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named One of the 2017-18 Best Colleges by Money Magazine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been ranked among the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine. According to Money, “St. Mary’s College of Maryland is the state’s public honors college. But with a liberal arts focus, a low student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, and a high graduation rate, it could easily...
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