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Board Honors Students for Achievement

Board Honors Students for Achievement

The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Kayla Nagle, fifth grade, Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Michael Gill, fifth grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Thomas Carlyle Martin,...
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Commissioners Celebrate Opening of County’s New Public Access Television Studio

Commissioners Celebrate Opening of County’s New Public Access Television Studio

The Charles County Commissioners celebrated the grand opening of a new public access television studio that is now open for use by Charles County residents and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students. The Charles County public access television station will provides residents the training and the tools to create non-commercial television programming that expresses...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the following incidents: WARRANT SWEEP: On Oct. 19, members of the CCSO Domestic Violence Unit, Child Support Unit, and the Warrant/Fugitive Unit conducted a warrant sweep as part of the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail in which law enforcement agencies focus efforts on serving domestic violence warrants,...
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UPDATE: Second Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along 301

UPDATE: Second Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along 301

UPDATE 10 a.m. According to Maryland State Police in La Plata this accident has turned fatal. Police confirm the fatality of one adult male. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released pending notification of kin. *** Note this is the 2nd fatal pedestrian accident in Charles County along Route 301 in...
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CSM Hosts Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

CSM Hosts Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

College of Southern Maryland will be hosting a Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk for Fun on Nov. 20, at 9 a.m., at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Physical Education (PE) Building located at 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Wellness, Fitness and Aquatics department will sponsor a 5k run/walk and...
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Nationwide Emergency Alert Test Nov.9

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety advises county residents that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. During the test,...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents: OFFICERS ARREST MAN FOR DUI AND ASSAULT: On Oct. 16 at 2:56 a.m., officers were in the 3000 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf when they observed an SUV being driven erratically. A traffic stop showed the driver, Jonathan Allen Thomas, 26, of Mechanicsville,...
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Police Investigating Hit-and-Run

On Oct. 15 at 2:36 a.m., officers responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and Gallery Place in Waldorf for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers observed two cars had crashed into a tree – a Ford F150 and a BMW. Officers found a male lying unconscious on the ground and determined...
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Man Licking Cars, Assaults Officer

On Oct. 16 at 8:30 a.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Grunion Place in Waldorf for a suspicious person acting bizarre. As officers arrived, they observed a man running around the parking lot licking cars and putting trash in his mouth. When officers approached, the man suddenly struck one of the officers...
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating an accident in Waldorf that left one man dead. Police and rescue crews responded to report of a serious accident along northbound Route 205 (Mattawoman Beantown Road) at Chaney Place on Oct. 17 around 6:13 p.m. Investigation revealed that a gray Ford Focus was traveling northbound...
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CCSO Joins DEA in Medication Take-Back Initiative

CCSO Joins DEA in Medication Take-Back Initiative

On Saturday, October 29, Charles County Sheriff’s officers will join DEA agents for another National Medications Take-Back Initiative in which law enforcement agencies across the country will be collecting unwanted, unused and expired medications – which often fall into the hands of drug abusers – and dispose of them in an environmentally safe way....
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in La Plata

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in La Plata

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that has left a Waldorf man dead. On Oct.16 around 7:53 p.m., rescue crews responded to southbound 301 at Oriole Lane in La Plata for report of a pedestrian stuck. Investigation revealed a pedestrian identified as Steven Alan Belkov, 31 of Waldorf, was...
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SMAC High School Scoreboard Week 7

SMAC High School Scoreboard Week 7

 The Patuxent Panthers (6-1) have started this season strong winning their first six games and averaging over 42 points per game. In their first drive against Huntingtown (6-1), they drove down the field and scored on a 16 yard TD run by superstar QB Travez Lee. That is where the streak ended as the...
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State to Hold Public Meeting on Route 234

State to Hold Public Meeting on Route 234

The Charles County Board of Commissioners have coordinated with the Maryland Department of Transportation officials, including Secretary Beverly Swaim-Staley, to host a public meeting on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata. The public will be updated on the...
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Board Honors Exemplary Employees

Four exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were honored by the Board of Education on October 11. Honored were Nathan Mouli, Linda Forrest, Lauren Hoza and Joan Matthews. Mouli is a social studies teacher at Maurice J. McDonough High School. He was nominated for being involved at the county level in developing curriculum...
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Weekend Nightlife October 14- 16

Weekend Nightlife October 14- 16

Looking for a night out on the town? Check out SM Net’s Nightlife ‘Hot Spot’ Schedule: Friday, October 14, 2011 Calvert Vera’s – Alive N Kickin Ruddy Duck – Groove Span Calypso Bay- DJ Pablo Charles Green Turtle – Sam Grow Murphys Pub – Syn ergy St. Mary’s Hole in the Wall – Anthony...
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Officers Recover Four Pounds of Marijuana, Fraudulent Credit Cards

Officers Recover Four Pounds of Marijuana, Fraudulent Credit Cards

On Oct. 11 at 10:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic assault that occurred in Waldorf. During the course of the investigation, officers learned a large amount of marijuana could be found at the suspect’s home in the 400 block of Thistle Place. A search warrant was obtained and officers found four pounds...
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Student Struck at Bus Stop

Student Struck at Bus Stop

On Oct. 13 at 7:13 a.m., officers responded to Marshalls Corner Road at Lakeview Drive in Pomfret for the report of an accident.  A preliminary investigation revealed the victim, 18, was at his bus stop when he saw the bus approaching from the north. He walked out in the southbound lanes of Marshalls Corner...
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Inmate Charged with Malicious Destruction of Fire Sprinkler System

Deputy State fire Marshal’s have charged a 24 year old inmate at the Charles County Detention Center with destruction of a fire sprinkler head and activation of the fire alarm system. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 8, 2011 in cell block B/E of the detention center. Investigators and corrections officers...
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SMAC High School Scoreboard Week 6

SMAC High School Scoreboard Week 6

Patuxent Remains the Only Undefeated Team in SMAC Patuxent QB Travez Lee put on another clinic over the weekend as Patuxent (6-0) remains undefeated with their 52-0 thrashing of Great Mills (1-5). Lee started the scoring for the Panthers with a 91 yard run on a QB Option and finished the day with 173 yards...
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Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: Between Oct. 9 – Oct. 10, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vacant house in the 12700 block of West Hatton Road and stole copper wiring from appliances. PFC. W. Dennin is investigating. THEFT: On Oct. 10 at 7:25 a.m., a man entered the...
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Delivery Man Injured During Attempted Robbery

On Oct. 8 at 9:16 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Clark Avenue in Waldorf for the report of an attempt robbery. The victim was making a fast food delivery to a house that turned out to be vacant. As the victim walked back to his car, a male came out from...
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ALERT: Suspicious Vehicle Hanging Around Bus Stop

Letter sent home to parents/guardians of Lackey High School students: Please Talk to your Kids About Safety When Out Walking October, 6, 2011 Dear Parents/Guardians: … We want to inform you about a suspicious vehicle a student reported seeing near a bus stop in the Fenwick Road area. The student reported that a man...
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Hughesville Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

All children 12 and under are invited to take a walk through the Hughesville Baptist Church parking lot located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road Hughesville, on Monday, October 31 to receive treats (no tricks) from the members of Hughesville Baptist Church. The trunk or treat celebration will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Prizes...
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Calvert Woman Caught Shoplifting from Lowes Found with Heroin

Calvert Woman Caught Shoplifting from Lowes Found with Heroin

On Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to Lowes at 2525 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress in which the suspect fled the area in a gray Dodge pick-up truck. Officer J. Morales responded and observed the suspect vehicle on Lake Drive where he initiated a traffic...
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