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Police Investigating Armed Carjacking at Waldorf Food Lion, Officers Searching for black 2019 Toyota Camry

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking at Waldorf Food Lion, Officers Searching for black 2019 Toyota Camry

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 10:20 a.m., police responded to the Food Lion located at 3200 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported carjacking. Officers from Charles and St. Mary’s County were notified of the stolen vehicle, tag number and direction of travel and began searching for the suspects. The victim,...
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Bowie Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in Prince Frederick

Bowie Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in Prince Frederick

On May 23, 2024, Deputy Morrison of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wawa in Prince Frederick, after receiving a complaint of two subjects asleep in a vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle was observed traveling northbound on Route 4. Deputy Morrison observed multiple traffic violations and initiated a traffic stop at Ward...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Wanted Waldorf Man After Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick

Police in Calvert County Arrest Wanted Waldorf Man After Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick

On May 22, 2024,  Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate in the area of Route 231 and JW Williams Road in Prince Frederick. A traffic stop was initiated and revealed the driver, Travon Aronde Berry, 26 of Waldorf, had an open warrant for his arrest....
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Dallas Harris, Crime Analyst Named Calvert County Employee of the Month for May 2024

Dallas Harris, Crime Analyst Named Calvert County Employee of the Month for May 2024

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) honored Dallas Harris, crime analyst with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office as the May 2024 Employee of the Month. Dallas’ meticulous work ethic and exceptional investigative skills have played a key role in the department’s high closure rate for crimes against persons. Dallas’s keen eye for...
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Charles County Public Schools Hits the Road with New Summer Meals Program – Meals on the Move

Charles County Public Schools Hits the Road with New Summer Meals Program – Meals on the Move

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is rolling out a new summer meals program starting June 25. Meals on the Move will provide children ages 2 to 18 with free cold breakfasts and lunches for multiple days. The CCPS food truck will visit designated sites on specific days to distribute meals in rural areas as...
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Lunch on Us – The Charles County Public Schools Free Summer Meal Program Returns June 24th

Lunch on Us – The Charles County Public Schools Free Summer Meal Program Returns June 24th

Lunch on Us, the free summer meal program Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) holds for children ages 2 to 18, returns June 24. It will be held Monday through Thursday at designated locations through Aug. 8 – except for July 4 when sites will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Lunch on Us...
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SMECO Awards Scholarships for 2024 High School Seniors

SMECO Awards Scholarships for 2024 High School Seniors

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships for 2024 to high school seniors who live in the cooperative’s service area. Recipients receive awards based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. Since beginning the scholarship program in 1993, SMECO has presented awards to 128 students. Each of the following...
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Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

The Maryland Department of Health today announced the first reported heat-related death of 2024 in Maryland. The death occurred in Prince George’s County; the decedent was a male aged 59. “We are very saddened to report our first heat-relat​ed death of the 2024 season,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Nilesh Kalyanaraman. “As...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After 55-Gallon Barrel Explodes in Waldorf Residence

Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After 55-Gallon Barrel Explodes in Waldorf Residence

On Friday, June 7, 2024, at approximately 2:45 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 2800 block of Starling Drive in Waldorf, for the reported explosion with injuries. Multiple 911 callers reported a loud explosion with an unknown aged male laying in the garage barely moving. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find...
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UPDATE: Indian Head Man Convicted for Murder of 29-Year-old La Plata Woman

UPDATE: Indian Head Man Convicted for Murder of 29-Year-old La Plata Woman

UPDATE 6/7/2024: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, June 6, 2024, a Charles County jury, after a 4-day trial and approximately two hours of deliberation, convicted Deanthony Lamont Warrick, 35, of Indian Head, of the First-Degree Murder of Jasmine Lakesha Hicks and related charges. On April 12, 2023, officers...
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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Sentenced to 30-Years for Murder of Robbery and Abduction Victim

UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Sentenced to 30-Years for Murder of Robbery and Abduction Victim

UPDATE 6/7/2024: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, June 6, 2024, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Makeba Gibbs sentenced Nijuan Wilson, 17, to Life in prison with all but 30 years suspended for the First-Degree Murder of Deangelo Beale. Wilson will be on supervised probation for five years upon...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Hits $190,383 Jackpot in Her First Time Playing FAST PLAY Game

St. Mary’s County Woman Hits $190,383 Jackpot in Her First Time Playing FAST PLAY Game

In an exciting turn of events, a first-time player from La Plata struck gold in a FAST PLAY game, winning a whopping $190,383 progressive jackpot prize. The anonymous winner, who selected the nickname “First Timer” to tell the story of her Lottery luck, reports being left speechless upon discovering her incredible win. The St. Mary’s County...
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Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at St. Mary’s County Museums

Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at St. Mary’s County Museums

On Father’s Day, June 16, 2024, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, will offer free museum admission for dads during normal operating hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note regular admission prices apply to others in the party: St. Clement’s Island Museum: $3 for...
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Haitian Man Residing in PG County Sentenced to 37 Months for Conspiring to Ship Stolen Vehicles to West Africa

Haitian Man Residing in PG County Sentenced to 37 Months for Conspiring to Ship Stolen Vehicles to West Africa

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Rodley Balthazar, age 30, a Haitian citizen residing in Laurel, Maryland, to 37 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit transportation of stolen motor vehicles and receipt and possession of stolen motor vehicles. The sentence was announced by United...
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Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland’s growing shellfish aquaculture operations harvested a record 94,286 bushels of oysters in 2023, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported.  “Though the shellfish aquaculture harvest is small in comparison to the public fishery, it is growing steadily and the farmer’s product is available throughout the year,” said Brian R. Callam, Ph.D., director of...
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Local “Rosie Riveter” Visits B-25 at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

Local “Rosie Riveter” Visits B-25 at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, MD. – Betty Jean Holly will celebrate her 99th birthday this weekend – just two days after the 80th anniversary of the allied landings on D-Day. During a recent visit to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), she fondly recalled working in a Kansas City...
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Police Recover Toy Gun Altered to Resemble Real Handgun from Billingsley Elementary School Student

Police Recover Toy Gun Altered to Resemble Real Handgun from Billingsley Elementary School Student

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., school staff at Billingsley Elementary School were alerted that a student was possibly in possession of a handgun. School administrators recovered the gun, which was a toy gun altered to resemble a real semi-automatic handgun. In accordance with MD law, due to the student’s age, they...
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Future Challenges, Opportunities Discussed at Naval Aviation 3-Star Summit

Future Challenges, Opportunities Discussed at Naval Aviation 3-Star Summit

The stars were out for over 200 attendees May 29 at the Naval Aviation 3-Star Summit in Lexington Park, Maryland. The evening’s theme was “Advancing Naval Aviation Readiness for the High-End Fight.” The event marked the first-time leaders of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, including NAVAIR Commander, Vice Adm. Carl “Chebs” Chebi; Commander, Naval Air...
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Calvert County Public Schools Receives National Recognition for Theatre Education Program

Calvert County Public Schools Receives National Recognition for Theatre Education Program

Calvert County Public Schools has been honored with the distinction of being named a Premier Community for Theatre Education for its outstanding commitment in the field. The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) recognizes individual schools and districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide theatre access and education to all students. “We are honored...
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“Aged to Perfection” Calvert County Adoption Event for Pets Over 1 Year Old

“Aged to Perfection” Calvert County Adoption Event for Pets Over 1 Year Old

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is pleased to announce a special adoption promotion which seeks to find loving, forever homes to adult animals housed at the shelter. To help unite these wonderful animals with forever homes, the shelter is hosting a special promotion event and waiving fees for any adoptable animal over one-year-old....
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UPDATE: Police Seeking Whereabouts of Suspect Wanted for Murder at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill

UPDATE: Police Seeking Whereabouts of Suspect Wanted for Murder at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill

  UPDATE 6/6/2024: The Homicide Unit is seeking the community’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted for a recent fatal shooting in the parking garage at the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino. The suspect is 26-year-old Dayon Neal of no fixed address. He’s charged with the murder of 37-year-old Daniel Antonio Thomas of...
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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order to advance Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan. The order—one of the most comprehensive on climate change issued by a Maryland governor—directs a whole-of-government approach to address climate change, including requiring agencies to submit a Climate Implementation Plan by Nov. 1, action to propose new emissions standards, and the...
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Nanjemoy Man Arrested And Charged With Attempted Murder After Shotting His Father in the Face

Nanjemoy Man Arrested And Charged With Attempted Murder After Shotting His Father in the Face

On June 5, 2024, officers assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force arrested Tehran Lebrons Butler, age 18, of Nanjemoy, who was wanted in connection with a non-fatal shooting that occurred in May. On May 27, at 1:30 a.m., patrol...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Stalking, After Threatening a Correction Officer and his Family

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Stalking, After Threatening a Correction Officer and his Family

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Mechanicsville, for the report of a threat. Upon arrival, contact was made with an adult male victim who is actively employed as a Correctional Officer at the St. Mary’s County Detention and...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Outside Great Mills Liquor Store

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Outside Great Mills Liquor Store

UPDATE 6/5/2024: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Leroy Christopher Neal, 48, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of first-degree murder and related firearm charges for the killing of a 46-year-old man that occurred on November 4, 2023. Following a three-day trial, Neal was convicted by a St. Mary’s County jury of first-degree murder,...
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