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Blue Crabs to Host Fan Fest, County’s Largest Running Festival

Blue Crabs to Host Fan Fest, County’s Largest Running Festival

The Blue Crabs have announced plans for their annual season-opening Fan Fest celebration at Regency Furniture Stadium, scheduled for Saturday, April 14. It will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m. This year’s event will also feature the 2nd Annual St. Charles Running Festival along with the Charles County Youth League Opening Day Festivities. The...
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UPDATE: La Plata Home Destroyed by Fire

UPDATE: La Plata Home Destroyed by Fire

On Monday, April 9, around 12:45 p.m., over 60 firefighters from both Charles and Prince George’s Counties responded to a townhouse fire in the 100 blk of Charleston Ct. in La Plata. The two alarm blaze completely destroyed a three level town home. Investigation revealed a neighbor was alerted to the exterior fire when she...
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Annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Derby at Gilbert Run Park

Annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Derby at Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Department of Public Works, Parks Division will sponsor the 2012 annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Fishing Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between the...
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ALERT: Red Flag Warning

ALERT: Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Monday, April 9…which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm edt. The fire weather watch for Monday is no longer in effect…having been replaced with a red flag warning. * Humidity…20 to 30 percent Monday afternoon and early evening. * Winds…west...
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6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show

6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show

Set for Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 will be the annual tribute to waterfowl and art The 6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show. The two-day event will be held at the Grace Lutheran Family Life Center located at 1200 Charles St. in La Plata. Each year, the Community Foundation of Charles County...
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Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

Robert Clements, of Lexington Park, Md., fished off the beach at Hog Point in the mouth of the Patuxent River on Wednesday, April 4th, and caught four nice croaker (hardhead in local lingo). These were the first brought into The Tackle Box and won the $50.00 gift card for the first croaker of the...
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Local Dealer is Among the Top Nationwide

Local Dealer is Among the Top Nationwide

Local Dealer is Among the Top Nationwide, American Standard Survey Reveals Boothe’s Heating and Air Conditioning Earns Top Scores From Buyers. On Friday, March 2, 2012 Northeastern Supply hosted their 2nd Annual American Standard Dealer Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Northeastern Supply is a Plumbing, HVAC, and water systems wholesaler...
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News from CCPS

News from CCPS

Charles County Public Schools would like to share the following notes: The La Plata High School athletic department recently purchased a solar-powered scoreboard for their softball field. Daktronics®, the scoreboard manufacturer, partnered with Sunwize®, a leader in solar power technology, to produce a solar power kit for the scoreboard. The solar scoreboard option allows...
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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have obtained an arrest warrant charging Wayne Elliott Hilliard, III, 25, of Silver Spring, in connection with a robbery that occurred last month. Hilliard has been on the run and investigators are seeking information about his whereabouts. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to...
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CCSO Lt. Butler Graduates from FBI National Academy Program‏

CCSO Lt. Butler Graduates from FBI National Academy Program‏

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is proud to announce the graduation of Lieutenant Marvin Butler from the 248th session of the FBI National Academy Program (FBINA) at Quantico, Virginia. Lt. Butler was one of 257 law enforcement officers selected from a world-wide list of applicants to attend this prestigious training. The FBINA is...
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Woman Indicted in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Waldorf

Woman Indicted in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Waldorf

On March 31, Jacqline Vivian Kierra Mack, 21, of Waldorf, was arrested in connection with a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in November 2011. After an intensive investigation by the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit, the case was recently presented to a Charles County Grand Jury who returned an indictment charging Mack with vehicular manslaughter....
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Woman Indicted in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

Woman Indicted in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

On March 28, members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit arrested Rachel Anna Buckler, 21, of Pomfret, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a bicyclist that occurred in September 2011. After an intensive investigation by the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit, the case was recently presented to a Charles County Grand Jury who...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On March 29 at 9:45 p.m., officers were conducting an investigation into a report of drug sales in the parking lot of a gas station in the 4200 block of Crain Highway in White Plains. Officers conducted surveillance and...
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MFRI Instructor Critically Injured During Drill

MFRI Instructor Critically Injured During Drill

On April 1 at 10 a.m., CCSO officers responded to the parking lot of a building in the 5900 block of Radio Station Road in La Plata for the report of an accident involving a fire department training SUV and a Maryland Fire Rescue Institute training instructor. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of...
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Sotterley’s14th Annual Plant Sale, FREE Plant Exchange

Sotterley’s14th Annual Plant Sale, FREE Plant Exchange

Celebrating the 14th Annual Plant Sale and Free Plant Exchange with something NEW – an extra day! April 28 & 29th, 2012 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday from Noon – 3:00 p.m. The popularity of this event has grown significantly over the years and the dedicated Sotterley Garden Guild has just announced that they...
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Charles County to Host 11th Annual Heritage Bike Ride

Charles County to Host 11th Annual Heritage Bike Ride

Don’t miss out on a great day of biking through beautiful Western Charles County! Riders age 16 and older are invited to join us on Saturday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. -3 p.m., for a scenic ride beginning at Nanjemoy Community Center. The Center is located at 4375 Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy.  Resident Fee:...
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Weekend Nightlife March 30 – April 1

Weekend Nightlife March 30 – April 1

Ready for the weekend? Band, DJ or Karaoke?  Southern Maryland News Net’s Entertainment Guide has it all! Check out the hottest bands at your local bar, club and/or restaurant. Friday, March 30 Island Bar & Crab House: Shuckin’ Country Ruddy Duck: Stephanie Williams Band Anthony’s Bar and Grill: Legal Action Band (Classic Rock) Blue...
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Southern Maryland Hospital to Enter Strategic Partnership

Southern Maryland Hospital to Enter Strategic Partnership

Southern Maryland Hospital Center has begun discussions to partner with a regional health system as part of its mission to serve the 800,000 citizens of Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties. Aligning with a regional hospital system will give Southern Maryland Hospital Center, which is privately owned, access to additional resources to...
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Student Charged with Intent to Distribute on School Property

Student Charged with Intent to Distribute on School Property

On March 22 at 8:20 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource officer assigned to North Point High School located 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf, received information from a Crime Solvers tip about a student possibly involved in suspicious activity on an athletic field outside of the school. Officers investigated and found the teen in...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: On March 28 at 3:45 p.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Bassford Road in Waldorf after the homeowners observed a gray or silver colored minivan parked outside their detached garage. One of the occupants, described as a white male with blonde hair,...
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Baseball to Bloom on April 16

Baseball to Bloom on April 16

With the start of the baseball season inching closer and closer, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are preparing for Spring Training for a third year in a row at Regency Furniture Stadium to get ready for the 2012 season. Highlighting the Blue Crabs spring training schedule are five exhibition games including two at home....
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Plan Maryland Affecting Local Government

Plan Maryland Affecting Local Government

On December 19, 2011 Governor Martin O’Malley signed an executive order, Plan Maryland, stripping local governments of their zoning and land use power. Before that, local elected officials were accountable to local voters, deciding when, where and how much new development would take place in their county. Officials also told the state where to build...
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Warriors in Training

Warriors in Training

Getting fit is more fun when exercises are varied and you are joined by likeminded people—or as in the case of Rodrekia Johnson of Nanjemoy—joined by fellow warriors in training for the Warrior Dash to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Johnson, who is studying to be a phlebotomy technician at the College of...
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Woman Stabbed with Fork: Suspect Jailed

Woman Stabbed with Fork: Suspect Jailed

On March 24 at 5:45 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Investigation showed the suspect, Jueston Kyle Dorsey, 31, of Waldorf, stabbed the victim, 20, with a fork during an argument. The victim had a significant laceration to her face and wounds...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Terence Andrew Dyson, Jr. THEFT OF COPPER WIRES: Between March 23 – March 26, unknown suspect(s) stole copper wiring from a house under construction in the 8700 block of Grassland Court in Bensville. Officer M. Mellott is investigating. SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On March 26, a...
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