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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Code 2 for staff. Please visit www.smcps.org for additional details and updates. Stay safe out there. St. Mary’s County Government: Normal Calvert County: Calvert County Public Schools: has now revised it’s decision. Schools are now CLOSED on January 9, 2018....
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Charles County Public Schools Closing Early on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Charles County Public Schools Closing Early on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Due to anticipated inclement weather this afternoon, including the strong possibility of freezing rain, all Charles County public schools are closing two-hours early today, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Schools will dismiss students two hours earlier than the standard afternoon dismissal times. There will be no bus pick up for afternoon prekindergarten students, and all...
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Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomed 1,227 hikers at more than 30 state parks this New Year’s Day as part of the annual First Day Hikes initiative. Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds....
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/8/2018 to 1/12/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/8/2018 to 1/12/2018

During the week of January, 8 to January 12, 2018, 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 Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced December 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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HIV Positive Charles County Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

HIV Positive Charles County Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty Friday, January, 5, 2018, to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography, prosecutors said. Bell, signed a plea agreement admitting guilt on 27 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, porn charges and attempted transmission of HIV, the state’s attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington, said....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed for Friday, January 5, 2018, with a Code 3 for employees. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for twelve month employees. Operations and Maintenance Emergency personnel will follow the established protocol. St. Mary’s County Government: Administrative Offices will open at...
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Snow Removal: What You Can Expect When it Snows in Charles County

Snow Removal: What You Can Expect When it Snows in Charles County

When it snows, County and contract forces concentrate on keeping primary County roads and major residential neighborhood streets passable. These roads are cleared down to bare pavement as soon as possible after a storm is over. Plowing generally begins when snow becomes 1 to 3 inches deep and the temperature indicates there will be...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 4, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 4, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for 12 month employees. St. Mary’s County Government: Operational Status for January 4, 2018 The following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for today: All St....
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Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/03/17 is DUKE Featured Pet: Duke Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Shepherd Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Duke is a 1 1/2-year-old Shepherd Mix. Duke is a very friendly boy, who loves everybody. He...
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Charles County Corrections Division Implements New Peer Mentor Program

Charles County Corrections Division Implements New Peer Mentor Program

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division recently rolled out a program aimed at supporting new correctional officers through their first year of service. The newly created Peer Mentor Program, spearheaded by Lt. Matthew Irby, was engineered to provide a physical model of the agency’s core values – professionalism, respect, integrity, duty and excellence...
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UPDATE: Third Victim in Triple Fatal Car Crash on Rose Hill Road Positively Identified

UPDATE: Third Victim in Triple Fatal Car Crash on Rose Hill Road Positively Identified

UPDATE 1/2/2018: Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore positively identified the third victim of the triple fatal car crash that occurred on December 26 on Rose Hill Road in La Plata as James Edward Proctor, Jr., 50, of Hughesville. There are no further updates at this time. Cpl. K. Syvertsen is...
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Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

This year’s holiday season efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the holiday period resulted in more than 10,000 traffic stops that led to 264 arrests and more than 180 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland...
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UPDATE: DC Man Shot During Home Invasion in Bryans Road was Looking For Marijuana

UPDATE: DC Man Shot During Home Invasion in Bryans Road was Looking For Marijuana

UPDATE 1/2/2018: On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at approximately 7:40 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 phone call from victim at Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road, in reference to a burglary in progress. The caller reported individuals were in his house and stated, “don’t shoot me” while on the phone...
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Prince George’s County Man Charged in Waldorf Townhouse Garage Fire

Prince George’s County Man Charged in Waldorf Townhouse Garage Fire

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a Prince George’s County man after he set fire to his ex-girlfriend’s garage during a domestic issue. On January 1, 2018, at approximately 2:00 pm, Tiffany Aursby contacted 911 as her ex-boyfriend was banging on the door of her townhouse located at 4554 Ryan Place, Unit B,...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

As 2017 winds down and a new year is on the horizon, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the events of the past year and look forward to 2018. Looking back at the past 12 months, several themes emerge: crime and incident response, agency-wide efforts to raise awareness, community...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on December 28, 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 $10 million per year. The new rates are scheduled to...
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With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

The coldest air of the season will arrive this weekend with bitterly cold wind chills of 5 below zero late Sunday into Monday and forecasted below 32 degrees all next week. The Department of Emergency Services would like to remind citizens to prepare for the unseasonably cold weather. During Extreme Cold: Check on your...
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Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of James Reginald Flanagan, 21, of Temple Hills. On November, 11, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of River Bay Townhomes, in Lexington Park, for the report of a shooting. Through the course of the...
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IRS Has Tips for What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on December 31

IRS Has Tips for What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on December 31

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. Here are some tips to get ready: For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will affect their 2017 tax returns. For example,...
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35-Year-Old Indian Head Woman Struck and Killed in Newburg

35-Year-Old Indian Head Woman Struck and Killed in Newburg

On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision in which a pedestrian was struck in the area of northbound Route 301 / South of Branchville Road, in Newburg. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 1998 Lincoln...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/28/2017

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/28/2017

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. THEFTS FROM AUTOS: On December 22, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) broke out the windows of several cars parked on...
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Clinton Drug Dealer Arrested in Charles County with Stolen Handgun

Clinton Drug Dealer Arrested in Charles County with Stolen Handgun

On December 16, 2017 at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a car crash in the 1200 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf. Upon arrival, Pfc. P. Sadie observed a man running from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. A look out was broadcast and Officer...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 12/28/2017

Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 12/28/2017

DUI Arrests for the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack from 12/2/17 through 12/28/17 NAME DATE & TIME OF ARREST TROOPER AGE CITY & STATE OF RESIDENCE YOUNG, OCTAVIA MARIE 12/2/2017@0241 LONG 35 WALDORF, MD FLORES-URBINA, JUAN C 12/5/2017@ 1851 MOHR 26 SUITLAND BUTLER, DANIEL JUWAN 12/7/2017 @ 0355 JEANS 22 NEWBURG, MD LEE,...
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