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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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Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomed 1,227 hikers at more than 30 state parks this New Year’s Day as part of the annual First Day Hikes initiative. Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds....
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Lucky Horses Give Bowie Man 4th Large Racetrax Win

Lucky Horses Give Bowie Man 4th Large Racetrax Win

Once again, the 9, 10, 11 and 12 Racetrax horses produced a huge payday for Paul McDonald of Bowie. Although his new $60,828 prize isn’t quite as large as his $194,188 win last March, the loyal player was just as excited when he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The 47-year-old bought the winning ticket...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/03/17 is DUKE Featured Pet: Duke Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Shepherd Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Duke is a 1 1/2-year-old Shepherd Mix. Duke is a very friendly boy, who loves everybody. He...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

As 2017 winds down and a new year is on the horizon, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the events of the past year and look forward to 2018. Looking back at the past 12 months, several themes emerge: crime and incident response, agency-wide efforts to raise awareness, community...
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Video Visitation Now Online at St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Video Visitation Now Online at St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

On December 12, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, (SMCDRC), video visitation technology went “live” with ICSolutions  Visitor visitation system. This new technology provides family members, friends, and professionals control to schedule and conduct a visit at a time convenient for them, without having to travel to the facility. On-site visitation...
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Clinton Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Clinton Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Bonus Match 5 has another top-prize winner! For the third time in a week, a lucky player bought a $50,000 winning ticket in this daily game. The new winner found Lottery luck in the Thursday, Dec. 28 drawing with a ticket bought at Clinton Crossings Exxon located at 8915 Woodyard Road in Clinton. The two...
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Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

A bald eagle was found lying on the side of Oaks Road in Bryantown on Christmas Eve. Lt. Jeff Wood, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office who is working that night at the Sheriff’s Office , was called to help out. Lt. Wood is a shift commander and he’s also a Falconer (Bird handler...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet for 12-20-17 is SCOUT Featured Pet: Scout Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bulldog/Yellow Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scout is a happy go lucky boy looking for a family to call his own. Scout was adopted as a young...
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Charles County man wins $100,000 on Lady Luck instant ticket

Charles County man wins $100,000 on Lady Luck instant ticket

A Waldorf-area federal government retiree is whistling a snappier tune today after winning a $100,000 top prize on a Lady Luck scratch-off last weekend. The 66-year-old has played Maryland Lottery scratch-offs for several years. He prefers to pick newer instant tickets because they have more top prizes available. Last week, when he redeemed a...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following January monthly promotions and reminders: New Year, New Homes (Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Wednesday, Jan. 31) In celebration of the New Year, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for dogs to $100 and for cats to $20.18 during January. Start the year off...
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WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As the cold weather sets in, The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is in search of additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (WARM). The program provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter in St. Mary’s County. Wondering how you can make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

A Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan who took a chance on Keno landed a $10,000 prize just in time for the holidays! The St. Mary’s County resident won his holiday cash following a long day at work. After coming home, the winner and his uncle set out to visit their favorite pizza place in Lusby. They ordered...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of new initiatives to spur job creation and economic growth in Maryland and further establish the state’s leadership in key STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries. The governor was joined by Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, Wicomico...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/13/17 is Pixie Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Cattle Dog/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Pixie was found at a dumpster along with her brother. She was taken in by a rescue in Virginia. She is...
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Culinary Specialist Named Pax River’s Junior Sailor of the Year

Culinary Specialist Named Pax River’s Junior Sailor of the Year

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Iesha Jolly was named the NAS Patuxent River 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY) – not bad for someone who was certain in high school that she was joining the Army. “I was in JROTC in high school and I planned to go into the Army,” said Jolly, who...
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NAS Pax River Names Senior Sailor of the Year

NAS Pax River Names Senior Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 1st Class John Kurack was named the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River 2017 Senior Sailor of the Year due to his deckplate leadership and commitment to excellence for both Pax River and the Search and Rescue (SAR) division. As the Leading Petty Officer for SAR, Kurack leads and mentors...
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Commissioners Recognize Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 50 Years of Service

Commissioners Recognize Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 50 Years of Service

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017,, the Charles County Board of Commissioners recognized the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for celebrating 50 years of service. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a non-profit that has advocated for and achieved nationally heralded legislative and executive policies on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation has also restored vast acreage...
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Charles County Shop with a Cop Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Charles County Shop with a Cop Celebrate 10th Anniversary

On Saturday, Officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Corrections Officers, CCSO civilian employees, Maryland State Police, La Plata Police, and Maryland Transit Authority (and families of officers) paired up with 81 Charles County children and took them shopping at the Waldorf Walmart. Founded by Officers Bobby Long, Jeff Feldman, and Colby...
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‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

A College Park father of one is heading into the holidays $50,000 richer, thanks to a lucky Bonus Match 5 ticket he bought at his favorite Maryland Lottery retailer. “Happy Dad” is a weekly Lottery customer at US Fuel in Berwyn Heights, where he buys Bonus Match 5 tickets and sometimes adds a ticket for Pick 4 or Multi-Match. Although he...
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Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

On Monday, December 4, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. Congressman Hoyer secured federal funding to establish the incubator, and has worked in collaboration with St. Mary’s County, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation...
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Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

The Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209) hosted an Open Architecture (OA) Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Oct. 17-19, aiming to help government and industry learn more about Naval Aviation inventory and capability growth, Speed to the Fleet and the Navy’s OA standards and alignment efforts. More than 450 attendees,...
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VIDEO: Silent Angel Memorial Held at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

VIDEO: Silent Angel Memorial Held at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Adoption Awareness Day in Charles County. Adoption Awareness Day acknowledges and celebrates the willingness of resource parents and their families to provide a loving, supportive, and permanent home to foster children of Charles County. The County Commissioners recognize the Department of Social Services and all...
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