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Maryland State Police in Charles County to Conduct Operation S.O.L.O (Save Our Loved Ones)

Maryland State Police in Charles County  to Conduct Operation S.O.L.O (Save Our Loved Ones)

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in conjunction with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting high visibility DUI enforcement this upcoming weekend. Troopers and Officers will be spread out throughout the county conducting enforcement efforts to combat DUI and Impaired drivers on Charles County roads....
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State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

In the months since Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency to combat the heroin and opioid crisis, Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center has been working with state agencies and local jurisdictions to address the epidemic, which is ravaging communities across the state. Today, the Maryland Department of Health released its overdose death report...
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Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

The obstacles and challenges that kept them from earning a high school diploma were overcome Oct. 19 when members of the Charles County Adult Diploma Programs graduated. The Lifelong Learning Center has 78 graduates this year, with 16 attending the ceremony at North Point High School in caps and gowns, cheered on by their...
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Former District Heights Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Former District Heights Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, former District Heights Police Officer Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf, entered a guilty plea in front of Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier to the Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On May 24, 2017, the Charles...
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PG County Volunteer Fire Chief Arrested in Waldorf After Running from Police in Fire Department Vehicle

PG County Volunteer Fire Chief Arrested in Waldorf After Running from Police in Fire Department Vehicle

Correction 10/24/2017 at 7:45 p.m.: The original article indicated the suspect fled twice in a PGFD marked vehicle. While he did flee twice, the first time was in his personally owned truck (the Ford F-150). He switched vehicles at the Silver Hill Fire Department and returned to his house in the fire department’s marked...
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Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on National Drug Take Back Day

Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, Maryland, in conjunction with Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools Dr. Kimberly Hill, advises that on Friday, October 20, 2017, the Grand Jury for Charles County returned a 206 count indictment for Carlos Deangelo Bell of Waldorf.  This third indictment against...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

During the week of October 23, to October 27, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin....
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., hours, Trooper First Class K. Burroughs  from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was patrolling eastbound Route 228 just west of Western Parkway, in Waldorf. TFC Burroughs observed a silver Buick Enclave displaying a Maryland registration traveling eastbound on Route 228 just west of...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted its Annual Warrant Initiative from October 9th-12th, 2017. During this Initiative, the CCSO was assisted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Calvert County Detention Center,...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

On October 16, 2017, inmate David Logan Scopin, 32 of Waldorf, left a treatment facility, in violation of his pre-trial commitment. Scopin, was last seen operating a black 2003, Pontiac Sunbird. Scopin’s last known address is in Waldorf, and he also has family in Baltimore. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det....
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Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

An astonishing weekend left retired short-haul trucker William Franklin short of words except where it counted – on his Maryland Lottery Deluxe Crossword scratch-off. That’s because the 67-year-old Waldorf resident’s game contained six red words and delivered a $50,000 top prize! Although retired, William likes to stay busy and drives a bus for field trips, weddings...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event

Opioid Education and Prevention Event

Don’t forget to come to the Opioid Education and Prevention Event on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Road, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event hosted by Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, offers treatment and prevention resources to the community and those...
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North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

On Monday, October 02, 2017, Detective R. Williams, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, received information from an anonymous tip that Christopher Daniel Lee, 52, of Salemburg, North Carolina, was a registered Sex Offender in the Stale of North Carolina. The tip further stated that Lee had been seen at a High School band...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Multiple Suspects Charged in Robbery and Assault Case

Multiple Suspects Charged in Robbery and Assault Case

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified nine suspects involved in a case in which four victims, ages 16-19, were robbed and assaulted during the same incident. On October 5, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., the victims were in the 1000 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf when a group of suspects approached them. The suspects...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

During the week of October 16, to October 20, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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