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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in Charles County

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in Charles County

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies throughout Charles County, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017. There is zero-tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. It’s not worth the risk…to your life or the life of another. No excuses will...
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Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016, a four percent increase...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/30/17 is BABU Featured Pet: Babu Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Sex: Male Size: Small (7 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Babu is a handsome 7-year-old male Chihuahua. He is very affectionate, sociable and sweet....
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Mayland State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Accident in Solomons

Mayland State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Accident in Solomons

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, at approximately 1:10 pm, Trooper First Class Rucker from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a motor vehicle crash at Route 4 and Patuxent Point Parkway in Solomons. The collision involved several vehicles including a Ford Expedition and Toyota Tacoma. The Ford Expedition rolled over during...
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HX-21 earns Secretary of the Navy 2016 Aviation Safety Award

HX-21 earns Secretary of the Navy 2016 Aviation Safety Award

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE (HX-21) was presented the 2016 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Safety Excellence Award for Aviation  during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. in June. The acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Sean Stackley, commended HX-21 on their commitment to safety excellence, to...
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Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The IRS says the scam email uses emblems of both and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Sentenced for Stealing Funds From Developmentally Disabled Adults

St. Mary’s County Woman Sentenced for Stealing Funds From Developmentally Disabled Adults

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that Anita Nelson, 42, of Great Mills, pleaded guilty to the charge that she stole personal funds from residents of a facility that provides services for developmentally disabled adults. Saint Mary’s County Circuit Court Judge Karen H. Abrahms sentenced Nelson to two years’ incarceration, all suspended,...
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Revolving Door of Justice Continues for Antwaun Marquis Somerville

Revolving Door of Justice Continues for Antwaun Marquis Somerville

UPDATE 8/29/2017: On Friday, August 25, 2017, Antwaun Marquis Somerville, 28, of Great Mills plead guilty for possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with intent to distribute and possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime. In Circuit Court For St. Mary’s County, Judge, David W. Densford sentenced Somerville, to five...
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Calvert County Announces Labor Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Labor Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Monday, Sept. 4. •...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following September monthly promotions and reminders: Somebody to Love Adoption Event (Saturday, Sept. 9) On this special day, the shelter is reducing adoption fees for cats to $50 and dogs to $100. We have many pets looking for love. From cats and dogs to other...
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Prince George’s Man Sentenced To 11 Years In Federal Prison For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

Prince George’s Man Sentenced To 11 Years In Federal Prison For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Joseph Axzavis Stewart, Sr. age 58, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to 11 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for assault with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney...
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Check the Welfare Call in White Plains Leads to Drug Distribution Charges

Check the Welfare Call in White Plains Leads to Drug Distribution Charges

On August 15, 2017 Deputy J. Wilson from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded the area of Tahoe Place, in White Plains, for the report of a subject lying on the ground possibly having overdosed who may need medical attention. Upon arrival a witness informed police, the person they were looking for belonged to...
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Waldorf Resident Claimed $10,000 Scratch Off Prize

Waldorf Resident Claimed $10,000 Scratch Off Prize

A Waldorf resident claimed a $10,000 prize on The Big $10 Ticket on Aug. 23. The Charles County man purchased the lucky ticket at Westlake Liquors, located at 1182 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. The Big $10 Ticket launched in November 2016, and one of its $100,000 top prizes remains unclaimed, along with five more $10,000 prizes...
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State Police Arrest Virginia Man Suspected In Highway Shooting Incident In Prince George’s County

State Police Arrest Virginia Man Suspected In Highway Shooting Incident In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police investigators arrest a Virginia man involved in an alleged highway shooting incident in Prince George’s County. The accused is identified as Jonathan Paul Boykin, 30, of the 6300 block of S. Kings Highway in Fairfax, Virginia. After consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, Boykin was arrested and charged with...
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Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

As families across Maryland prepare for the start of the school year, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) joined AAA, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Prince George’s County Police at Ridgecrest Elementary School to remind drivers and pedestrians that...
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Arrest Made for Arson of a Group Home in California

Arrest Made for Arson of a Group Home in California

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has concluded an investigation into a house fire with the arrest of a 19 year-old occupant of the home. The incident originally occurred on August 22, 2017 at approximately 12:50 a.m. at 23820 N. Patuxent Beach Road, in California. Firefighters from Bay District and surrounding volunteer fire...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/28/2017 to 9/1/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/28/2017 to 9/1/2017

During the week of August 28, to September 1, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Two Lexington Park Men Indicted for Drug Trafficking and Gun Charges

On May 2, 2016, Deputy D. McClure of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division made contact with Dayshawn Martel Nolan, 24, of Lexington Park, who was an occupant of a vehicle parked in the rear lot of Lancaster Park located on Willows Rd. in Lexington Park. Dep. McClure subsequently placed Nolan under arrest for an...
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Foundation 4 Heroes’ 2nd Annual Veteran’s Trip to Nats Park is a Hit

Foundation 4 Heroes’ 2nd Annual Veteran’s Trip to Nats Park is a Hit

On Wednesday August 16th Foundation 4 Heroes brought Veterans from Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and the VFW Post 2632, in Hollywood, to enjoy a game between the Washington Nationals and the Anaheim Angels. It was a warm day for sure but that didn’t deter the spirit and excitement of the group. The game was...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Labor Day Holiday

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Labor Day Holiday

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5. The following is a schedule of essential county services for the holiday weekend: Service September 2 September 3 September 4 St. Andrews...
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Happenstance Theater Company to perform “BrouHaHa” at St. Mary’s College

Happenstance Theater Company to perform “BrouHaHa” at St. Mary’s College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s department of theater, film, and media studies will host Happenstance Theater Company, one of Washington, D.C.’s pre-eminent performance troupes, as they perform “BrouHaHa” on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center, on the St. Mary’s College...
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Waldorf Woman Charged After Leaving Three Children Unattended in Vehicle

Waldorf Woman Charged After Leaving Three Children Unattended in Vehicle

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy J. Plunkett form the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the TJ Maxx located at Waldorf Market Place, in Waldorf, for the report of an unattended child in a vehicle. Upon arrival, police met with a witness who advised them she observed a white BMW with three children...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested at Drug Raid on St. Lo Place

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested at Drug Raid on St. Lo Place

UPDATE 8/26/2017 – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division received complaints about drug activity at a residence on St. Lo Place in Lexington Park. As a result of the investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained for the residence. The search and seizure...
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Pizza Delivery Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Lexington Park

Pizza Delivery Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Lexington Park

On Monday, August 21, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol division responded to Queen Anne Park Apartment Complex in Lexington Park for an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver. The suspects were described as three teenage black males in masks. A handgun was used in...
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DC Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Waldorf

DC Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Waldorf

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a patrol check on foot in the 4100 block of Falcon Place in Waldorf when he observed an occupied vehicle parked with its lights on. As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed the occupant...
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