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Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Rain is in the forecast for the remainder of this week and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is reminding residents to be prepared for additional storms and flooding. “Much of the state has already experienced heavy rain and flooding and these conditions are predicted to continue for the next several days,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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Three Fugitives Arrested at Raid on Drug House in Waldorf

Three Fugitives Arrested at Raid on Drug House in Waldorf

On Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 7:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a house in the 10600 block of Quillback Street in Waldorf. Pursuant to the search, a quantity of crack cocaine, cocaine HCL, a digital scale, US currency and other drug distribution paraphernalia were...
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Indian Head Woman and Six Juveniles Charged with Assault

Indian Head Woman and Six Juveniles Charged with Assault

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 5:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Poplar Lane in Indian Head for the report of a fight in progress involving juveniles. Officers learned some of the people involved in the fight had left with an adult, who also was engaged...
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Deputy in Charles County Recovers Stolen Handgun

Deputy in Charles County Recovers Stolen Handgun

On Friday, May 11, 2018, at 5:13 p.m., Officer L. Hamilton of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Route 5 in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, Officer Hamilton learned there were firearms inside the car. Three firearms were located, two of which...
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Driver of Box Truck Injured in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

Driver of Box Truck Injured in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 8555 Kentucky Avenue and Charles Street, in La Plata for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a large vehicle. While en-route to the scene, dispatch advised first responders that 911 callers reported...
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Third Victim Identified In Charles County Triple Fatal Vehicle Crash

Third Victim Identified In Charles County Triple Fatal Vehicle Crash

UPDATE 5/16/2018 @ 4:15 p.m.: Maryland State Police have identified the third victim in a triple fatal crash that occurred yesterday in Charles County. Kayle Bodensteiner, 24, of Baltimore is identified as the third victim in yesterday’s fatal crash. She was the right rear passenger in a Lincoln MKX. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly...
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Three Dead in Motor Vehicle Crash in Newburg

Three Dead in Motor Vehicle Crash in Newburg

Maryland State Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Charles County that has claimed the life of three people. Three people were pronounced deceased at the scene. They have not yet been identified and are pending next of kin notification. Two people were transported to the hospital by Maryland State Police...
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Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Waldorf

Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Waldorf

Harbor Freight Tools will be taking approximately 16,000 sf of retail space at the Waldorf Shoppers World. The space will  be located in part of the current Burlington Coat Factory. Construction will begin once Burlington has moved to its new location in the former Sports Authority space. Burlington should move in October of this...
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New Striped Bass Regulations Effective May 16

New Striped Bass Regulations Effective May 16

The opening of regular striped bass season May 16 begins with new conservation-minded regulations pertaining to the use of bait, gear and hooks. The Maryland General Assembly Joint Committee Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee recently approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources regulations, which are effective now through Oct. 12, 2018. Effective May 16, 2018, in Chesapeake Bay and its...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018

During the week of May 14, to May 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Killed by Drunk Driver

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Killed by Drunk Driver

UPDATE 5/10/2018 @ 2:30 p.m.: On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at approximately approximately 2:00 p.m., the 3 month old male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information regarding the above mentioned incident is asked to contact Cpl....
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Co-Defendant in Terrace Drive Murder Sentenced

Co-Defendant in Terrace Drive Murder Sentenced

UPDATE 5/9/2018: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Rena Cassandra Crandell, 25, to 15 years in prison and an additional 20 years suspended time for the First Degree Burglary of Michael Beers and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. On April 12, 2017, pursuant to a plea...
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Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

SMECO shares Southern Maryland with ospreys, eagles, and other majestic birds of prey. But it is unsafe for birds to nest on power lines. SMECO take seriously their commitment to the environment and their mission to provide reliable power to their customer-members. Their crews have installed more than 70 nesting platforms to provide birds...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 5-9-18 SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Pets In Need in Southern Maryland Breed: Rottweiler/Bully Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots, currently on heartworm and tick preventatives and micro-chipped Adoption Fee: $300.00 Snickers is a 3-month old mix that was rescued from the local shelter. ...
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Repeat Sexual Offender Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison

Repeat Sexual Offender Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison

UPDATE 5/8/2018: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Lafayette Remoine Crutchfield, 44 of La Plata, to 48 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Sexual Offense in the Second Degree, and Sexual Offense in the Third Degree. Tony Covington, State’s Attorney, commenting on the...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Clements

UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Clements

UPDATE 5/8/2018: On Sunday, May 6, 2018 at approximately 11:00pm, Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of MD Rt. 234 (Budds Creek Road) and Pin Cushion Road, Leonardtown, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. As a result of the collision, a male operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. Upon arrival,...
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DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million...
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Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Friday, April, 20, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Trooper First Class K. Jeans, and Trooper C. Hunt from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a silver Volvo for the driver not wearing a seatbelt on Timberbrook Drive in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the operator, Keanetria Daishun...
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Bowie Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Bowie Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, at approximately 1:35 a.m., Trooper Lee from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a white Lincoln Zephyr for the driver swerving between lanes on Northbound Route 301, south of the County Line. Upon making contact with the operator, Nicollette Lavinia Harrison, 31, and...
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Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 6-12 this year. Prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30.  Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.  Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Take the time today to ensure...
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One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Troopers from the La Plata & Prince Frederick Barracks, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police participated in a DUI Checkpoint on RT 6 at East Patuxent Drive, in La Plata. The checkpoint was in remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib who was...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. “The...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

During the week of May 7, to May 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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Calvert County – Missing Person – 33-Year-Old Kevin Dillard

Calvert County – Missing Person – 33-Year-Old Kevin Dillard

The Maryland State Prince Frederick Barrack is conducting a missing person investigation to locate Kevin Matthew Dillard, 33. Kevin Matthew Dillard is described as Height: 5’6” Weight: 205 lbs. bald head black goatee green eyes He was last seen on Tuesday, May 1, 2018,  in the area of 3015 Nutwood Lane, in Bowie. Kevin...
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