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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

During the week of May 15, to May 19, 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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Drayden Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Drayden Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

On wednesday, May 10, 2017, John Edward Hall, 72, of Drayden, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. The investigation was initially started last year when the Center for Missing and Exploited Children became aware of an unknown person downloading child pornography in the Charles County area. They contacted...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Marlboro

Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Marlboro

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 2143 hours Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Forestville Barrack were dispatched to the area of US 301 at Black Stone Avenue, in Upper Marlboro, for a report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, they found that a 2006 Honda Civic had collided into the side...
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Governor Larry Hogan, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Muriel Bowser Participate in Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Muriel Bowser Participate in Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as featured speakers at the Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit. The summit, organized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is an opportunity for hundreds of area policymakers and public health and safety professionals from...
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CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

In observance of Memorial Day, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 30. In addition, starting May 26 and continuing every Friday in July except for July 7, all CSM campuses will observe early closing for...
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CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

Every winter and spring commencement, nursing students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) line up, dressed in their best, to await their recognition and pinning ceremony that precedes their graduation at CSM’s La Plata Campus. But for one of those students awaiting their turn during the recent winter commencement, she could not stand...
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Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

St. Charles High School junior Drew Carter recently jump-started in to a new position he will take on during his final year of high school: Student Member to the Board of Education. Carter was voted to the position by his student government peers to represent their interests on the Board. He will officially be...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/10/2017 is GODIVA Featured Pet: Godiva Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium    Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Godiva was living in a barn, before that she found herself at a shelter in Virginia.  She deserves a loving family...
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Former PG County Police Officer Sentenced to Life plus 50 Years for Murder

Former PG County Police Officer Sentenced to Life plus 50 Years for Murder

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Erik H. Nyce sentenced Richard Travess Conway, 28 of Waldorf, to an overall sentence of Life plus 50 years in prison for the murder of Robert Mange, conspiring and attempting to murder Krystal Mange, and the reckless endangerment of 4 others. Conway,...
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Hoyer Attends a Demonstration of the College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team

Hoyer Attends a Demonstration of the College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with students on the College of Southern Maryland’s Talons Robotics Team this afternoon and viewed a demonstration of their work. The Talons recently made it to the semi-final round of the VEX-U World Championship competition in Louisville, Kentucky, and received their division’s Innovate Award....
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Hoyer Meets with Representatives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Hoyer Meets with Representatives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office to receive a briefing on a range of critical issues being address by the Department. Hoyer said, “I thank Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office...
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54 percent) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In addition, fish...
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Pet Cat Shot in La Plata – Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

Pet Cat Shot in La Plata – Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017  between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., a pet cat was found injured in the 5200 block of Colebrook Street in La Plata. The owner originally thought the cat, Maximus, had been struck by a car, but doctors at the emergency animal clinic discovered the cat had been shot with a...
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Waldorf Financial Adviser Wins $50,000 Following Cashier’s Suggestion

Waldorf Financial Adviser Wins $50,000 Following Cashier’s Suggestion

Following a cashier’s suggestion to try a different Maryland Lottery game paid off for a Waldorf financial adviser , who won the $50,000 top prize playing Bonus Match 5. He routinely plays Mega Millions and Powerball. When the cashier at Charles Station in Waldorf suggested the lucky player try Bonus Match 5, the 42-year-old...
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CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the CSM Foundation will celebrate the many contributions of retiring president, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, at a special evening June 3 at the newly opened Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) at the CSM Regional Hughesville Campus. The Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event is a chance...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Continuing to Violate Protective Orders

Waldorf Man Arrested After Continuing to Violate Protective Orders

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 40000 block of Breton View Dr. Leonardtown, for the report a male suspect observed climbing onto the rear deck of a residence and then entering the residence. The investigation revealed the suspect, identified as Steven Wayne Sams, 37...
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National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week will be in full swing from May 7th through May 13th this year. The theme for this year’s awareness campaign focuses on protecting houses of worship from intentional fires through prevention. The honorable Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May 7 – 13, 2017 as National Arson Awareness Week in Maryland....
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Waldorf Grandmother Sentenced to Life Without Parole For Murder

Waldorf Grandmother Sentenced to Life Without Parole For Murder

On Monday, May 8, 2017, visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Steven I. Platt sentenced Caroline Marie Conway, 53 of Waldorf, to Life without the possibility of Parole plus 60 years for the First Degree Murder of Robert Mange, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder of Robert Mange, Unlawful Use of a Firearm...
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Second Business Closed Due to Illegal Nightclub Operations

Second Business Closed Due to Illegal Nightclub Operations

Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office have concluded another lengthy investigation into the unpermitted use of a nightclub establishment in Waldorf. Invictus Cigars, located at 2894 Old Washington Road, has been operating in violation of the Life Safety and Fire Code. The owner, identified as Malcolm L. Hill (42), has been charged...
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Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Powassan (POW) virus is transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Approximately 75 cases of POW virus disease were reported in the United States over the past 10 years. Most cases have occurred in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced April 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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UPDATE: Hollywood Man Released from Jail After Driving While Impaired by Drugs Again and Again

UPDATE: Hollywood Man Released from Jail After Driving While Impaired by Drugs Again and Again

UPDATE 5/8/2017: On Tuesday, May 2, 2017,  Richard Casey Quade, 28, of Hollywood, was arrested and charged with failure to control vehicle speed on the highway to avoid a collision, negligent driving, driving (attempting to drive) vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, reckless driving and violating drivers license restriction. Quade was released on May...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

During the week of Mat 8, to May 12, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

The Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay and warns the public of this dangerous act. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3 a.m., involving the motor vessels Salome, Bulk Spain, and AM Annaba. Additionally, a pilot vessel was...
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Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer in the state, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding her offspring. Too often, well-intentioned people find and remove...
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