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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 20. Recipes must be submitted by May 19, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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New CSM Summer Scholars Program Offers College Study to High School Juniors/Seniors

New CSM Summer Scholars Program Offers College Study  to High School Juniors/Seniors

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites rising juniors and seniors in area high schools to get a taste of college this summer. The new CSM Summer Scholars Program allows forward-thinking high school students to earn college credit while taking an in-depth look at an area of interest. Academies in robotics, cybersecurity and American...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Astra

Wednesday’s Pet is Astra

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/29/17 is Astra Featured Pet: Astra Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Astra is a beautiful 4-year-old mix. She is spayed, housetrained and great with other dogs and cats. Astra gets along...
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Hollywood Man Accused of Killing Pedestrian in White Plains

Hollywood Man Accused of Killing Pedestrian in White Plains

UPDATE 3/29/2017 @ 8:00 a.m.: On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at approximately 7:23 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound U.S. Route 301 north of Billingsley Rd. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2001 Nissan Frontier...
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Interested in Becoming a Member of the Maryland State Police?

Interested in Becoming a Member of the Maryland State Police?

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Maryland State Police? Do you have questions and don’t know who to ask or where to start? On April 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm, members of College Park, Forestville and Rockville Barracks will be hosting a “Speak to a Trooper” recruitment event at 10100 Rhode...
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Four CSM Students Honored for Public Service Announcements

Four CSM Students Honored for Public Service Announcements

Four College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students were honored for public service announcements they produced last semester as part of their digital media production class. Students from both CSM and Towson University were invited to create and submit 30-second PSAs that warn state residents about the danger of items being stolen from cars in...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Bank Robberies in Less Than a Week

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Bank Robberies in Less Than a Week

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Joshua Francisco Miranda, age 29, of Waldorf, on Monday, March 27, 2017, to eight years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for committing two bank robberies in March 2016. Judge Chuang also entered an order requiring Miranda to pay restitution of $7,800. The sentence...
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Port Tobacco Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Indian Head

Port Tobacco Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Indian Head

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 10:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5300 block of Smith Drive in Indian Head for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located a running vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. Upon contact, officers immediately realized the...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery of Cab Driver

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery of Cab Driver

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3500 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf after a cab driver called to report he had been robbed. Investigation showed the driver went to the address to pick up a fare. When he arrived, a...
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Weekly Fishing Report 3/27/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 3/27/2017

This coming Saturday will be an exciting day for put and take trout fishermen throughout the state as closure 1 and 2 trout management waters open up for what can be considered the traditional opening day of Maryland’s trout season. This is a wonderful time to gather up the family or neighborhood kids for...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017

During the week of March 27, to March 31, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Maryland state troopers are beginning advanced domestic violence awareness training today in an effort to increase their understanding of all aspects of a domestic violence investigation and their knowledge of all services available to victims they encounter. Provided by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the advanced training will be required for all Maryland...
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Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs unveiled the 2017 promotional schedule on Friday, highlighted by seven fireworks extravaganzas, a 10th anniversary giveaway series, and appearances that the whole family will enjoy. The Blue Crabs will open their season on April 20 vs. Long Island with their 10th Anniversary Opening Night presented by Wawa. The Red,...
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Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On March 24, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit responded to the 11400 block of Edge Hill Road in Newburg for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, which had gone down an embankment and overturned. The vehicle had five...
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Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

When a local Charles County resident stopped at Lady’s Liquors a couple of weeks ago to purchase a few of his favorite scratch-offs, he never imagined how his life was about to change. He took the instant tickets to his car and scratched them off before leaving. When he realized he matched a number...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/23/2017 @ 10:25 a.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have released additional information relating to the domestic-related quadruple shooting that occurred on March 23, 2017. At 8:07 p.m., officers responded to 3305 Westdale Court in Waldorf for multiple calls for the sound of gunshots and a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Radio Station Road and Audie Lane in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and an unloaded school bus. A preliminary investigation revealed the bus was traveling...
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White Plains Man Arrested in Calvert County After Car Chase

White Plains Man Arrested in Calvert County After Car Chase

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 at approximately 12:51 a.m. Deputy Vincent O’Donnell of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a 2009 Dodge Charger in the area of Maryland Route 4 and Dares Beach Road. Deputy O’Donnell identified the driver as Carlton Llewellyn Chase III, 27, of White Plains.  A check of his license revealed...
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Deputies in Charles County Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Robbery Case

Deputies in Charles County Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Robbery Case

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Smallwood Village shopping center in Waldorf for the report of an attempted robbery. Investigation showed the suspect approached the victim as she was walking in the parking lot and attempted to grab her purse from...
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Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

A $10,000 win on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off that happened on the last day of winter gave a Waldorf man two reasons to celebrate. Just the knowledge that the first day of spring was mere hours away gave many area residents cause to smile. Add the win on a 50x The Cash scratch-off to...
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Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Billingsley Elementary School is the name of the next Charles County Public elementary school, planned to open at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The new school brings the total number of elementary schools in Charles County to 22 and will be built off Billingsley Road in White Plains. With a vote of...
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New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

The Maryland Park Service’s reservation system is transitioning to a new website — parkreservations.maryland.gov — starting at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017. To allow for a smooth transition, the online reservation system will be unavailable from March 28 to April 2. During that time, existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system. Walk-in...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Governor Larry Hogan tonight issued the following statement in response to the Maryland House of Delegates voting for final approval of House Bill 1362, which will directly interfere with the ability of state and local law enforcement to work and cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities: “The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed an...
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Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud

Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Travis Lee, age 31, of La Plata, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to 75 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of unauthorized access devices and aggravated identity theft, as well as violating his supervised release in a previous credit card fraud case. The...
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Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

The Department of Public Works is hosting an environmental outreach event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building parking lot (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). Backyard composting and rain barrel workshops, as well as free document shredding are available. Advance registration for workshops is required....
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