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Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. recently announced Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be raising donations to assist the thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. also authorized a donation of $25,000 be made from the...
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CSM Signs Six to Volleyball Team for 2017 Season

CSM Signs Six to Volleyball Team for 2017 Season

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has signed six players to the Hawks’ volleyball team for the 2017-18 season. They include Alexis Lauer, middle hitter (Huntingtown High School); Reagan Tuiasosopo, outside/middle blocker (North Point High School); Aliyah Jackson, outside (Riverdale Baptist High School); Alexandra Allen, outside/middle hitter (Skyview High School, Billings, Montana); Savannah Carroll,...
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MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings

MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all offices and VEIP stations on Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. MDOT MVA’s self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. Customers are encouraged to complete transactions online at MVAonline.md.gov. Transactions include: Driver’s License Renewals Duplicate/Additional Registration Cards Vehicle Registration...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Theft Scheme

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Theft Scheme

On August 23 at 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed a lone male suspect approached a woman as she left a grocery store in Clinton. The man, who spoke with a heavy accent, told the victim he won $80,000...
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‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Staring down at her weapon while on her fourth deployment to Afghanistan, Tracy Hurtt was delirious. “Pick me up,” she heard the weapon say. Hurtt, a retired Army sergeant first class and now a NAVAIR civilian, was battling bronchitis from the poor air quality and then made the unfortunate discovery, via social media, her...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in Charles County

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in Charles County

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies throughout Charles County, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017. There is zero-tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. It’s not worth the risk…to your life or the life of another. No excuses will...
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Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016, a four percent increase...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/30/17 is BABU Featured Pet: Babu Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Sex: Male Size: Small (7 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Babu is a handsome 7-year-old male Chihuahua. He is very affectionate, sociable and sweet....
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Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The IRS says the scam email uses emblems of both and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following September monthly promotions and reminders: Somebody to Love Adoption Event (Saturday, Sept. 9) On this special day, the shelter is reducing adoption fees for cats to $50 and dogs to $100. We have many pets looking for love. From cats and dogs to other...
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Check the Welfare Call in White Plains Leads to Drug Distribution Charges

Check the Welfare Call in White Plains Leads to Drug Distribution Charges

On August 15, 2017 Deputy J. Wilson from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded the area of Tahoe Place, in White Plains, for the report of a subject lying on the ground possibly having overdosed who may need medical attention. Upon arrival a witness informed police, the person they were looking for belonged to...
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Waldorf Resident Claimed $10,000 Scratch Off Prize

Waldorf Resident Claimed $10,000 Scratch Off Prize

A Waldorf resident claimed a $10,000 prize on The Big $10 Ticket on Aug. 23. The Charles County man purchased the lucky ticket at Westlake Liquors, located at 1182 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. The Big $10 Ticket launched in November 2016, and one of its $100,000 top prizes remains unclaimed, along with five more $10,000 prizes...
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Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

As families across Maryland prepare for the start of the school year, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) joined AAA, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Prince George’s County Police at Ridgecrest Elementary School to remind drivers and pedestrians that...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/28/2017 to 9/1/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/28/2017 to 9/1/2017

During the week of August 28, to September 1, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Foundation 4 Heroes’ 2nd Annual Veteran’s Trip to Nats Park is a Hit

Foundation 4 Heroes’ 2nd Annual Veteran’s Trip to Nats Park is a Hit

On Wednesday August 16th Foundation 4 Heroes brought Veterans from Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and the VFW Post 2632, in Hollywood, to enjoy a game between the Washington Nationals and the Anaheim Angels. It was a warm day for sure but that didn’t deter the spirit and excitement of the group. The game was...
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Waldorf Woman Charged After Leaving Three Children Unattended in Vehicle

Waldorf Woman Charged After Leaving Three Children Unattended in Vehicle

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy J. Plunkett form the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the TJ Maxx located at Waldorf Market Place, in Waldorf, for the report of an unattended child in a vehicle. Upon arrival, police met with a witness who advised them she observed a white BMW with three children...
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DC Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Waldorf

DC Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Waldorf

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a patrol check on foot in the 4100 block of Falcon Place in Waldorf when he observed an occupied vehicle parked with its lights on. As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed the occupant...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Reckless Endangerment After Shooting

Waldorf Man Charged with Reckless Endangerment After Shooting

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 1:35 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the area of Leonardtown Road at St. Charles Parkway, in Waldorf, for the report of a subject firing a handgun into the air. Officers observed a subject matching the description, as well as a handgun on...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HENRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HENRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-16-17 HENRY Featured Pet: Henry Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Henry is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever that still acts like a puppy. He loves the water, even mud puddles. Henry walks great on a...
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All Faith Church Celebrates 325th Anniversary

All Faith Church Celebrates 325th Anniversary

All Faith Episcopal Church, located at 38885 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland, will be hosting an open house and homecoming service on September 24 at 4 p.m. The church is commemorating the 325th anniversary of the founding of All Faith Parish, which dates back to 1692. All Faith Church has been located at...
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September Events at College of Southern Maryland

September Events at College of Southern Maryland

CSM Closed for Labor Day. Sept. 2-4, College of Southern Maryland, all campuses. CSM will be closed for Labor Day. Visit http://www.csmd.edu/calendar/. CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Un-easement, Recent Works by Rachel Schechtman. Sept. 5-28, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The gallery...
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MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design

MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Administrator Christine E. Nizer at Leisure World to celebrate the 20th anniversary and new design of the MDOT MVA Mobile Bus. “The MDOT MVA Mobile Bus truly delivers on Governor Hogan’s promise to provide premier customer service to...
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Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $650 Million, Four Win $50,000 Prizes

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $650 Million, Four Win $50,000 Prizes

Happy days are here for four Maryland Powerball players! Check your tickets closely because even though no one in Maryland hit the jackpot in the Saturday, Aug. 19 drawing, we had four $50,000 winners and 101,950 winners statewide of prizes of $4 and up. Meanwhile, players are already lining up at Lottery retailers in hopes of...
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20-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

20-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at approximately 9:50 p.m., deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Billingsley Road and St. Patrick’s Drive intersection, in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle accident . A motorcycle operated by Jonathan Hall, 20 of Waldorf, was traveling westbound on Billingsley when an eastbound vehicle...
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Dangers of Not Replacing Your Oil Tank

Dangers of Not Replacing Your Oil Tank

Heating oil storage tanks are home equipment that often get forgotten about, and can cause serious damage to the environment and to a homeowner’s wallet if not properly maintained. If you are a homeowner that uses heating oil to warm your home, there is something you can do to protect yourself. The Maryland Department...
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