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Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration for the Washington Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play (LTP) program presented by World Wide Technology (WWT) is now open at WashCaps.com/LearnToPlay. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages five to nine, age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Equipment...
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Maryland State Police: What to Expect During a Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police: What to Expect During a Traffic Stop

Being stopped for a traffic violation can be a stressful time for both you and the police officer. Maryland State Troopers are trained to maintain professionalism and courtesy during every traffic stop. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US DURING A TRAFFIC STOP • A Greeting with the name of the Trooper and the reason why...
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Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries are decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. An arc fault is a dangerous electrical problem caused by damaged, overheated, or stressed electrical wiring or...
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No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire in Newburg

No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire in Newburg

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 6:35 a.m., firefighters in Charles County responded to 16320 Cobb Island Road in Newburg, for the reported boat on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 25 foot boat fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Charles County along with mutual aid from St. Mary’s County,...
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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Waldorf

Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Waldorf

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 11601 Terrace Drive in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a train and pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a train had struck a pedestrian, firefighters immediately requested a helicopter for the patients injuries....
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No Injuries Reported After Garage and Brush Fire in Helen

No Injuries Reported After Garage and Brush Fire in Helen

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., firefighters from Charles County, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Valley Lee, Bay District, and Leonardtown responded to the 26200 block of Forest Hall Drive in Helen, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached garage with smoke and fire showing...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the...
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Police Investigating One Shot at Waldorf Hotel, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating One Shot at Waldorf Hotel, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Friday, March 12, 2021, at approximately 6:38 p.m., police responded to the Master Suites Hotel located at 2228 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported shooting. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 33 year-old male conscious and alert with a gunshot wound to his leg, Officers applied a tourniquet and requested...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state the next two...
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Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

The Next Generation Jammer Test and Evaluation (T&E) team recently won the Department of the Navy’s T&E award for their accomplishments on two Acquisition Category 1 programs in 2020. Part of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems Program Office (PMA-234), the NGJ T&E team tests and evaluates the NGJ Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) and NGJ Low-Band...
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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Introduces New Upper Extremity Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Introduces New Upper Extremity Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services

UM Charles Regional Medical Center has introduced a new expert to their growing team. Certified lymphedema specialist Ann Haynes, PTA is now accepting breast cancer patients at UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation in La Plata. The addition of Haynes, who is joined by Eleanor ‘Buffy’ Wilkinson, DPT, means local patients can now stay in Southern...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Registration for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) kindergarten begins Monday, March 29. Maryland law requires students entering kindergarten to be five years old by September 1, 2021, in the school year in which the child is registered. To register a child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be five years...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn it’s citizens that that if you receive a phone call in which someone claims to be a Detective/Deputy with our agency and asks for money, it is a scam. The scam goes like this: You get a phone call, and the caller claims to be...
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Maryland International Raceway to Open at 50% Capacity for 2021 Events

Maryland International Raceway to Open at 50% Capacity for 2021 Events

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Governor Larry Hogan announced that starting on Friday, March 12th, at 5:00 p.m., all major sporting events, including racing facilities, can open to 50% capacity. This will allow spectators a chance to finally return to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) just in time for the start of the April special...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in 13-Year-Old Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in 13-Year-Old Cold Case

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the homicide of Austin Brown, a 39-year old resident of Indian Head. His case remains unsolved. Your assistance can help us bring justice to Austin and his family. On March 11, 2008, at approximately 6:00 a.m., officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4450 Livingston Road...
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Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for low humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from until 6:00 p.m., this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. *WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. *RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 to 30 percent. *IMPACTS…Critical fire weather...
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Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

With sustained vaccine progress and significant improvements in all of the state’s key data metrics, Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to further ease the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place. “With the pace of vaccinations rapidly rising and our health metrics steadily improving, the lifting of these restrictions is a prudent, positive...
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Fire and Rescue Personnel Respond to Hazardous Materials Emergency at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf

Fire and Rescue Personnel Respond to Hazardous Materials Emergency at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at approximately 8:50 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Capital Clubhouse located at 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf, for the reported Hazardous Conditions Emergency. Crews arrived on the scene to report a “white cloud” coming from the rear of the building, with two patients to be...
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Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens to mark their calendars; Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. this weekend on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Time will spring forward one hour. You lose an hour of sleep, but make sure to turn the clock ahead — spring forward — before heading...
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VIDEO: Two Washington, D.C. Men Arrested After High Speed Chase Across St. Mary’s and Charles County

VIDEO: Two Washington, D.C. Men Arrested After High Speed Chase Across St. Mary’s and Charles County

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspected impaired driver in the area of Patuxent Beach Road and Three Notch Road in California. When the Deputy stepped out of his vehicle, the suspect fled at a...
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UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating Second Fire at Indian Head Mansion, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating Second Fire at Indian Head Mansion, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 3/8/2021: On March 7, 2021, at 10:12 p.m., firefighters from Charles County responded to 5200 Rivers Edge Place in Indian Head, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the two story mansion. The owner has been identified as Lanwan, LLC, with the estimated loss of...
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Firefighters Respond to Large Barn Fire in St. Leonard

Firefighters Respond to Large Barn Fire in St. Leonard

3/8/2021: The Horsmon Farm released the following statement on Facebook. “What a horrific day. Our largest barn burnt down today. Not sure on the cause but we were on the farm when it happened. I called it in as soon as we noticed smoke and by the time I got off the phone with...
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