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UPDATE: Police Arrest Man They Say Killed 28-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man at Gold Mine Saloon in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Arrest Man They Say Killed 28-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man at Gold Mine Saloon in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/22/2021: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of Tre Thomas Wilburn, 28, who was shot and killed during an altercation on March 11 in the parking lot of the Gold Mine Saloon in Waldorf. Through investigation, Maurice Alexander...
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UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies in Charles County; Co-Defendants Also Sentenced

UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies in Charles County; Co-Defendants Also Sentenced

UPDATE: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, March 18, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Quintel Tyriq Lancaster, 21 of Indian Head, to 18 years in prison for five counts of Robbery, four counts of Attempted Robbery, and three counts of Wear/Carry and Transport...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Week Long Crisis Intervention Training

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Week Long Crisis Intervention Training

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a week long Crisis Intervention Team training. Police and corrections officers from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County along with troopers from the Maryland State Police are all in attendance. Calvert’s Cpl. DeFelice, Capt. Payne and Sheriff Evans are on hand to start the week as Sheriff...
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Maryland State Police: Reinstatement of Legal Time Authorizations for Licenses, Permits, Registrations and Authorizations

Maryland State Police: Reinstatement of Legal Time Authorizations for Licenses, Permits, Registrations and Authorizations

On March 12, 2020, Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. issued an Executive Order suspending the legal time authorizations of certain State issued licenses, permits, registrations and authorizations due to the proclaimed state-of-emergency and catastrophic health emergency pandemic related to COVID-19. This Executive Order applied to all licenses, permits and registrations issued or required by...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the Class of 2021 during in-person graduation ceremonies at Regency Furniture Stadium this spring. Set for May 28 through June 3, CCPS has partnered with Regency Furniture Stadium and the Charles County Government to provide the nearly 2,100 graduating seniors with the ability to celebrate in person....
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Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) has introduced Primary and Secondary Education – Virtual Schools – Alterations (S.B. 941), a bill that would provide Maryland families with the opportunity to choose a tuition-free, full-time online public school option for their children. “COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives in innumerable ways over the past...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Virginia Man Wanted for Shooting Victim Multiple Times in January

Police in Charles County Arrest Virginia Man Wanted for Shooting Victim Multiple Times in January

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Officers from the Prince Williams County Police Department responded to the Babylon Woodbridge Sports Bar / Hookah Lounge located at 3081 Golansky Boulevard in Woodbridge, VA., for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 27-year-old male suffering from multiple...
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Charles County Public Schools Reopening on Monday, March 22, 2021: Police Urge Citizens to Slow Down and Stay Alert!

Charles County Public Schools Reopening on Monday, March 22, 2021: Police Urge Citizens to Slow Down and Stay Alert!

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office reminds our citizens that the Phase 2 of reopening for Charles County Public Schools begins on Monday, March 22, 2021! Please slow down and stay alert. Watch for stopped school buses, as well as children and crossing guards. Let’s make sure the rest of the school year is safe...
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Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week. The governor also announced a series of unique initiatives to ensure vaccine equity and expand...
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UPDATE: Convicted La Plata Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography While Serving Prison Sentence

UPDATE: Convicted La Plata Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography While Serving Prison Sentence

3/18/2021: A booking photo of Christopher Lee Dubry, age 25, of La Plata has been added to the article. 3/10/2021: Christopher Lee Dubry, age 25, of La Plata, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2021, to possession of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland...
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Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration for the Washington Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play (LTP) program presented by World Wide Technology (WWT) is now open at WashCaps.com/LearnToPlay. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages five to nine, age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Equipment...
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Maryland State Police: What to Expect During a Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police: What to Expect During a Traffic Stop

Being stopped for a traffic violation can be a stressful time for both you and the police officer. Maryland State Troopers are trained to maintain professionalism and courtesy during every traffic stop. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US DURING A TRAFFIC STOP • A Greeting with the name of the Trooper and the reason why...
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Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries are decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. An arc fault is a dangerous electrical problem caused by damaged, overheated, or stressed electrical wiring or...
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No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire in Newburg

No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire in Newburg

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 6:35 a.m., firefighters in Charles County responded to 16320 Cobb Island Road in Newburg, for the reported boat on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 25 foot boat fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Charles County along with mutual aid from St. Mary’s County,...
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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Waldorf

Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Waldorf

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 11601 Terrace Drive in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a train and pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a train had struck a pedestrian, firefighters immediately requested a helicopter for the patients injuries....
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No Injuries Reported After Garage and Brush Fire in Helen

No Injuries Reported After Garage and Brush Fire in Helen

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., firefighters from Charles County, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Valley Lee, Bay District, and Leonardtown responded to the 26200 block of Forest Hall Drive in Helen, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached garage with smoke and fire showing...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the...
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Police Investigating One Shot at Waldorf Hotel, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating One Shot at Waldorf Hotel, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Friday, March 12, 2021, at approximately 6:38 p.m., police responded to the Master Suites Hotel located at 2228 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported shooting. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 33 year-old male conscious and alert with a gunshot wound to his leg, Officers applied a tourniquet and requested...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state the next two...
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Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

The Next Generation Jammer Test and Evaluation (T&E) team recently won the Department of the Navy’s T&E award for their accomplishments on two Acquisition Category 1 programs in 2020. Part of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems Program Office (PMA-234), the NGJ T&E team tests and evaluates the NGJ Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) and NGJ Low-Band...
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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Introduces New Upper Extremity Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Introduces New Upper Extremity Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services

UM Charles Regional Medical Center has introduced a new expert to their growing team. Certified lymphedema specialist Ann Haynes, PTA is now accepting breast cancer patients at UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation in La Plata. The addition of Haynes, who is joined by Eleanor ‘Buffy’ Wilkinson, DPT, means local patients can now stay in Southern...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Registration for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) kindergarten begins Monday, March 29. Maryland law requires students entering kindergarten to be five years old by September 1, 2021, in the school year in which the child is registered. To register a child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be five years...
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