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Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

A bill bringing possible relief to Maryland motorists who face thousands of dollars in fines from unpaid E-ZPass tolls passed the Senate unanimously last Thursday and gets a hearing in a House committee next week. Bill sponsor, Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, made fixes to his bill that died last year in committee, conforming it...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

During the week of April 2, to April 6, 2018, 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 Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a milestone that makes it the fourth-oldest state conservation law enforcement agency in the nation. Then as now, the mission is to protect the state’s most precious resources, its citizens and visitors. Back in 1868, the General Assembly created the “State Oyster Police Force”...
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FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

UPDATE: The FBI is still offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Martin Hawkins, Jr. Information given may remain confidential. 6/1/2016: Today, the FBI in Baltimore is announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and...
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Family Garage in Waldorf Destroyed by Fire

Family Garage in Waldorf Destroyed by Fire

On Friday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 3:25 a.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding stations responded to Luben Road, in Waldorf, for a garage fire. Units arrived on scene to find a one story detached garage on fire. Over 48 firefighters responded and it took approximately 20 minutes to bring the...
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New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that uses the threat of wage garnishment in order extort money from potential victims. The new scam has been reported in Prince George’s County. The scam involves a caller threatening to garnish wages for “evading service.” In at least one case the...
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Charlotte Hall Man Arrested in Connection with Several Thefts from Autos

Charlotte Hall Man Arrested in Connection with Several Thefts from Autos

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, following an investigation by detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and members of the La Plata Police Department, detectives arrested Joseph Clyde Bolick Havrilla, 20, of Charlotte Hall in connection with several thefts from autos. The thefts occurred during the overnight hours of March 4...
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County Seeks Input for Waldorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop on April 4

County Seeks Input for Waldorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop on April 4

The public is invited to a community workshop to provide input on how to make Waldorf’s streets safer and more appealing for walking and biking.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf). The workshop is part of...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stabbing at Waldorf Barbershop

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stabbing at Waldorf Barbershop

On March 23 at 9:59 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a barbershop in the 2900 block of Shasho Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Investigation showed two employees of the shop were involved in an altercation with each other when they both produced knives and stabbed...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELLA

Wednesday’s Pet is ELLA

Wednesday’s Pet for 03/28/18 is ELLA Featured Pet: Ella Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Ella is such a loving girl.  She has the most beautiful golden eyes.  We are still getting...
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Carlos DeAngelo BellnSentenced To 105 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

Carlos DeAngelo BellnSentenced To 105 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Carlos DeAngelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, Maryland was sentenced to 105 years in prison, followed by a lifetime period of supervised release for 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Minors for the Purpose of Producing Child Pornography. Judge Grimm ordered that, should he complete the term...
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New Cruise Company to Service Chesapeake Bay Area

New Cruise Company to Service Chesapeake Bay Area

Chesapeake Windsail Cruises Corporation (CWC) will set sail out of Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa in the town of Chesapeake Beach, April 17. CWC is the first cruise company of this type to depart from the historic bayside town. CWC will offer four, 2 ½-hour cruises Tuesday through Sunday aboard a 42-foot limited edition...
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Bryans Road Man Repeatedly Stabs Wife Over the Course of Hours

Bryans Road Man Repeatedly Stabs Wife Over the Course of Hours

On Friday, March 23 at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single family home in the 2500 block of Archway Lane in Bryans Road after a man called 911 to report a stabbing. When officers arrived, they located the man who had lacerations to his hands. They...
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Waldorf Woman Beaten Unconscious and Doused with Gasoline During Home Invasion

Waldorf Woman Beaten Unconscious and Doused with Gasoline During Home Invasion

On Monday, March 19, 2018, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Deputy Caywood from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed a white Kia Optima back into a mailbox knocking it over. Upon seeing this the deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by three subjects, the driver was identified as Brandy...
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Three DC Women Arrested for Shoplifting Over $2,500 Worth of Items from St. Charles Towne Center Mall

Three DC Women Arrested for Shoplifting Over $2,500 Worth of Items from St. Charles Towne Center Mall

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Deputy EshIeman from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft in progress call at the Victoria’s Secret located in the St. Charles Towne Center Mall. While responding, a second theft in progress call came out for the Kohl’s which is in the same mall. The description of...
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Sons of the American Legion Honor Charles County Sheriff’s Office, PFC Andrew Coulby as Officer of the Year

Sons of the American Legion Honor Charles County Sheriff’s Office, PFC Andrew Coulby as Officer of the Year

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the selection of Police Officer First Class Andrew Coulby as the Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 82) Police Officer of the Year for 2017. Commander David Tatman presented an award plaque to PFC Coulby during the CCSO Crime Watch Kickoff event on March...
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Waldorf Man Faces 5 Life Sentences Plus 133 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Waldorf Man Faces 5 Life Sentences Plus 133 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 6 day trial, convicted Miguel Angel Santana, 27 of Waldorf, of First Degree Murder of Thomas Tibbs, 4 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime, 9 counts of Reckless Endangerment, and three...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information in Charles County Liquor Store Robbery Case

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information in Charles County Liquor Store Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity of a robbery suspect. On March 21, 2018, at approximately 2:10 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Drive-In Liquor located in the 10600 block of Crain Highway in Faulkner for the...
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Waldorf Family Displaced After House Fire

Waldorf Family Displaced After House Fire

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a  house fire at 2212 Elgin Court, in Waldorf. Crews arrived on scene to discover a 2 story single family home with fire and heavy smoke showing. The cause of the fire...
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Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Charles County public schools will open two hours late tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Staff will continue to monitor road conditions for any additional changes to tomorrow’s schedule. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff that follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled tomorrow. The AlphaBest...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads as snow intensifies throughout the afternoon and early evening statewide. “I continue to...
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Heavy Snow, Sleet, and Windy Weather to Continue to Affect Maryland Tuesday and Wednesday

Heavy Snow, Sleet, and Windy Weather to Continue to Affect Maryland Tuesday and Wednesday

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is monitoring a late-season storm and coordinating state agencies in anticipation of heavy wet snow, wind gusts, and frozen precipitation which will continue to impact Maryland through Wednesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall to intensify tonight, affecting the morning commute and travel conditions tomorrow. Minor tidal...
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Fundraiser Started for Student Victim of Great Mills High School Shooting

Fundraiser Started for Student Victim of Great Mills High School Shooting

The Youcaring.com web site asks for people to help support the Willey family through this trying time. Their oldest daughter was a victim of the school shooting at Great Mills High School. She is currently in critical condition. Any donation no matter how small will be appreciated immensely as no one is ever prepared...
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UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

UPDATE: On March 19, 2018, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a vehicle was stopped in the westbound lane on Plaza Drive at Western Parkway. Another vehicle travelling in the same direction struck the stopped vehicle in the rear. Citizens who witnessed the collision stopped to render aid. The driver of the striking vehicle, identified as Guillermo...
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Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on President Trump’s Plan to End the Devastating Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on President Trump’s Plan to End the Devastating Opioid Epidemic

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions released the following statement on President Trump’s plan to end the devastating opioid epidemic: “Drug dealers show no respect for human dignity and put their own greed ahead of the safety and even the lives of others. Drug trafficking is an inherently violent and deadly business: if you want...
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