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Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering another opportunity for hunters this winter. Winter turkey hunting season runs Jan. 18-20 statewide, giving hunters that did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance. The department established the winter season in 2015 in an effort to increase turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other...
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Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the city of District Heights in November of 2017. The suspect is 26-year-old Darius Wilson of the 2000 block of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf. He’s accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights....
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Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Marchell Dunn, 32, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, of Waldorf. Swanda’s body was found on January 11, 2018, on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive. Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother while they were driving home from a...
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Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at approximately 4:45 am, fire and ems were dispatched to an undetermined fire in the area of Graphics Drive, in White Plains. Crews were able to determine the fire was in the Coparts Auto Auctions Storage Lot, on Billingsley Road, and arrived on scene to  find multiple vehicles fully engulfed...
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Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Baltimore-based developer Klein Enterprises announced today that national chains Starbucks, Batteries Plus and Panda Express have signed leases at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California, MD. The anchor tenant, Harris Teeter, is set to open this month on January 24th. Klein previously announced that Bay Country Liquors, Café Rio, Great Clips, Mod Pizza and Nail...
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to identify the victim of a homicide whose body was found last night on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Unfortunately she did not have any identification on her person when she was located. The victim, who is described as a black female...
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Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Buying tickets for the growing Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots – not scratch-offs – was on the mind of a 92-year-old Clinton man when he strolled into Clinton Crossings Exxon. When a $100 Grand scratch-off caught his eye, however, the Prince George’s County resident added the $10 instant ticket to his purchase of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets. The scratch-off drew his attention, he...
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Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper Phillips from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack stopped a black Chrysler 300 for exceeding the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour on northbound Route 5 at Shlagel Road, in Waldorf. Contact was made with the driver who was identified as Marcus...
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Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

The Navy successfully completed its first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter Dec.5 at Patuxent River. During the flight, aircrew aboard the AH-1Z navigated the missile through various operational modes and exercised its active seeker to search and/or acquire targets, demonstrating its compatibility with the aircraft. “Initial results from the flight indicate the missile performed as...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

With the 2018 Legislative Session officially underway, Governor Larry Hogan introduced several pieces of emergency legislation that will provide paid leave benefits to our citizens, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability in our schools, including the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, a compromise proposal to fix a deeply flawed bill passed by...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Two Armed Robbery Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Two  Armed Robbery Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals in connection to an armed robbery that took place on December 23, 2017 at the Safeway store in Prince Frederick. If you have any information about the robbery or the identity of these two individuals you are encouraged to contact...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/10/2018 SAM  Featured Pet: Sam Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Sam is an older guy who marches to the beat of his own drum.  He is sweet and loves to...
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Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist, on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, in the area of the Toyota dealership. Crews arrived on scene to discover a bicyclist laying in the roadway after being struck...
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Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Governor Larry Hogan, together with the Maryland Department of Health and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on January 8, 2018 an extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model Contract. The federal government has agreed to approve a one-year extension to allow it to complete its review and to consider additional...
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Piney Point Women Arrested on Burglary Charges

Piney Point Women Arrested on Burglary Charges

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Deputy Robinson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Red Rose Court, in Lexington Park, for a report of a burglary. Evidence from the scene indicated the victim’s garage door had been forced open, as well as the interior door leading into the...
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Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/9/2018 @ 7:05 p.m.: On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 11:42 AM deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road near Tom’s Way, in Lexington Park, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, deputies found two vehicles and a total of five...
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Fort Washington Man Charged with Assault and Resisting Arrest

Fort Washington Man Charged with Assault and Resisting Arrest

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Chancellor’s Run Road and Amber Drive, in California, for a report of a disturbance involving a knife. Contact was made with the victim, who is employed as a driver. According to the...
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VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

It started off as a regular day of leisure for St. Mary’s County residents Nick Lane, Mitch Crowder, and Adam Forinash. The three men, each aged in their early twenties, are avid outdoorsmen, and decided to go duck hunting along the Patuxent River near the Naval Recreation Center in Solomons on Tuesday morning, January...
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Christmas Comes Late for Prince George’s County Woman with $95,243 Win

Christmas Comes Late for Prince George’s County Woman with $95,243 Win

On your mark, get set, WIN! A Capitol Heights resident watched as horses lined up at a virtual gate and listened as a trumpet signaled the start of the race prior to a big $95,243 Superfecta Racetrax win. At that point, the Racetrax fan was unaware that her life was about to drastically change. The days after Christmas...
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Piney Point Man Arrested, Charged with Rape and Assault

Piney Point Man Arrested, Charged with Rape and Assault

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, police officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in Piney Point. Upon arrival, officers witnessed the victim running to the door partially dressed and “visibly upset,” according to charging documents. The victim proceeded to tell the officers that she was sexually assaulted by James...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Walmart Theft Case

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Walmart Theft Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured below. On January 4, 2018, at the Walmart located in California, Maryland, the suspect attempted to leave the store without paying for a cart full of merchandise. The suspect was confronted by an employee of Walmart, at which time the...
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Prince George’s County Sees Drop in Overall Violent Crime and Homicides in 2017

Prince George’s County Sees Drop in Overall Violent Crime and Homicides in 2017

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III and Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry P. Stawinski III announced Monday the county saw a 6.6% drop in overall violent crime in 2017.  This marks the 7th year in a row where the overall violent crime number dropped from the previous year.  This continuing downward trajectory translates...
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Fire Engulfs Garage in Mechanicsville, Causing $150,000 in Damages

Fire Engulfs Garage in Mechanicsville, Causing $150,000 in Damages

On January 6, 2018, a fire was reported at 3:36 A.M. in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Thirty-five firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and determined the fire originated in a detached wood-framed garage and resulted in an estimated $50,000 in damage to the structure of the garage and an additional $100,000...
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Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson

Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson

As Winter Storm Grayson pounded the East Coast with high winds, bone-chilling temperatures and historic power demands, Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant operated at 100 percent power, delivering critical electricity to nearly two million homes during two of the highest daily peak demand periods ever recorded. During the same period, Exelon Generation’s...
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Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at approximately 8:15 a.m.., police, fire, and rescue crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Buck Hewitt Road in the area of Oriole Drive, in California. Units arrived on scene to discover a two-vehicle accident involving a Ford Focus and a Chevrolet Tahoe. While the...
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