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Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Sixteen Sailors from across NAS Patuxent River volunteered their services at the 2017 District of Columbia Special Olympics Bowling Championship, which took place Feb. 22 and 23, in Hyattsville, Maryland. For two days, from start to finish, the Sailors helped out wherever they were needed, kept score, and interacted with and provided encouragement to...
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Police Release Name of Teen Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on St. Peters Church Road in Waldorf

Police Release Name of Teen Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on St. Peters Church Road in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/4/2017 @1:00 p.m.: The driver killed on St. Peters Church Road in Waldorf has been identified as Kendull B. Proctor, 18, of Waldorf. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating. 3/4/2017: On Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3200 block of St. Peters Church...
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Police Release Names of Two Teens Killed in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

Police Release Names of Two Teens Killed in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 3/3/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: On March 3, 2017, at approximately 12:35 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Smallwood Drive at St. Nicholas Drive, in Waldorf  for the report of a single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that a silver passenger car was travelling east on...
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La Plata Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

La Plata Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 3/4/20117 @3:00 p.m.: The Charles County woman involved in the early evening crash on Friday, March 3, 2017 has succumbed to her injuries. The deceased is identified as Akeema Perry, 25, of La Plata, Maryland. Perry was receiving medical treatment at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. where she succumbed to her injuries....
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“Purple Magic” Reigns Supreme for $250,000 Waldorf Scratch-off Winner

“Purple Magic” Reigns Supreme for $250,000 Waldorf Scratch-off Winner

Dressed in purple, which is her favorite color, a Waldorf woman entered Maryland Lottery headquarters today to claim a substantial prize on a new scratch-off that was – you guessed it – purple! The 54-year-old just won the first $250,000 top prize on the $250,000 Jackpot scratch-off that went on sale Feb. 27. The...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

On March 2, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., three males wearing masks and dark clothing entered an unlocked door of the Green Turtle on St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata and approached an employee. One of the suspects was armed with a knife and ordered the employee to give them cash. After obtaining money,...
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Police Make Arson Arrest for Two Commercial Building Fires

Police Make Arson Arrest for Two Commercial Building Fires

An ongoing investigation has lead to an arrest for two fires at a commercial building in Charles County. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office have charged a 16 year old juvenile in reference to the fires. The fires occurred on October 3rd and 5th of 2016 at the Westpark Professional Building located at...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activates the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The governor, along...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Six New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Six New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of twelve correctional officers – six from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP) at a ceremony held February 17 at Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD. The program requires...
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Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and John Sarbanes (MD-03) at a media availability this afternoon following a Maryland delegation meeting to discuss how Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will severely impact Marylanders. Below is a transcript...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

As Maryland Lottery and Gaming continues its deepening commitment to responsible gambling programs, the agency is proud to support a national effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. Maryland Lottery and Gaming is again participating in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual effort to promote March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. “Reinforcing the...
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Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland has been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report in their inaugural “Best States” ranking, which analyzed data in seven key areas – education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections – to determine the state’s composite score....
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State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

Severe storms are threatening Maryland. These storms may cause disruption in electrical service to our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is cautioning citizens when using alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. “These easy to follow tips will help all Marylanders avoid injury or death during power outages,” said the State...
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Eighth Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set For April 1st, 2017

Eighth Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set For April 1st, 2017

The community of St. Charles, MD will once again join with Blue Point Timing and the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center to host the annual St. Charles Running Festival. The event, which features a 10-miler, 5K and the Chick-fil-A Kids Hero Fun Run, is open to runners of all abilities and will...
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North Point High School Criminal Justice Students Stand Out at Regional SkillsUSA Competition

North Point High School Criminal Justice Students Stand Out at Regional SkillsUSA Competition

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to recognize the Criminal Justice Students at North Point High School for their outstanding efforts during the first stages of the 2017 SkillsUSA competitions, in which they performed well enough to advance to state competitions later this year.  On February 4, sixteen students from North Point competed...
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Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement from Freedom Rider

Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement from Freedom Rider

Rev. Reginald Green talked about riots, mobs and being arrested. He was a Freedom Rider and shared his firsthand experiences from more than 50 years ago with Theodore G. Davis Middle School students. Davis social studies teacher Duania Darby invited Green to Davis on Feb. 24 after her seventh graders completed a unit for...
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La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team advances to a semifinals playoff match, set for this Saturday, March 4, as winners of a regional competition recently held at NBC4 studios in Washington, D.C. The team of Captain Justin Cortez, Michael Gill and James Hume earned a total of 580 points in a match...
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Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick Leads to Gun and Cocaine Arrests

Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick Leads to Gun and Cocaine Arrests

On Thursday, February 25, 2017 at approximately  12:55 am, Trooper ones from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Whispering Drive in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Anthony R. Waul, 45 of Waldorf, was given a field sobriety test and completed it successfully. A K-9 scan was...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/01/2017 Zoey Featured Pet: Zoey Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Boxer/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Female Size: Large Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zoey is a 1-year-old Boxer mix. She is a smart girl that loves people. Zoey is a giant love bug. She is great with other dogs....
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Charles County Crime Report – 2/28/2017

Charles County Crime Report – 2/28/2017

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. ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Sometime between Feb. 27 – Feb. 28, unknown suspect(s) tried to break into an office building in the 10600...
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Hughesville Man Dies in Weekend Boating Accident

Hughesville Man Dies in Weekend Boating Accident

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is investigating the death of a Calvert County man whose body was recovered late Sunday afternoon near his capsized boat south of the Patuxent River Bridge. Scott Lawson Suder, 41, of Hughesville, was last seen Saturday at about noon, prior to a violent storm that raced through the area....
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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington DC has confirmed a tornado near La Plata and Waldorf in Charles County MD on February 25 2017. National Weather Service personnel completed a ground survey along with radar analysis and concluded a tornado that peaked at low-end EF1 intensity with winds of 90 MPH produced damage...
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SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

Fourteen teams from Charles County Public middle and high schools competed in the 2017 Southern Maryland VEX League Robotics Championship held Feb. 4 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata campus. The competition is split into two challenges — one for middle schoolers and one for high school teams. The VEX League...
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