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Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Donald McCoy Stancell, Jr., 39, to 25 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On November 6, 2015, the victim, who was under 18 years of age, reported to...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

On February 6, 2018, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Corporal Esnes from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Route 4 near German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick. Trooper First Class Rucker arrived to assist. A K-9 scan was requested and resulted in a positive alert. A probable...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

On February 14 at 9:47 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station convenience store in the 11500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims holding the suspect on the floor and restraining his arms. Investigation...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

On February 10 at 2:08 p.m., officers responded to the Lowes parking lot, in Waldorf, for the report of a hit and run and assault. According to the victim, the suspect struck his car and failed to stop. The victim followed the suspect to a nearby parking lot where the victim said the suspect...
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Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a month long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line. Weather permitting, the inspection will be complete by the end of March. The...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

On February 11, 2018 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an unknown black male entered the Subway located at 3023 Festival Way, in Waldorf. The male was wearing a black jacket, black mask, black gloves, black pants, and black shoes armed with a handgun. The male demanded money and pointed the handgun at the cashier. Fearing...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Admits to Shooting and Killing 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Admits to Shooting and Killing 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE 2/20/2018: According to court documents Tiffany Jade Smith, 31, of Waldorf, and Tavon Purnell Matthews, 37, were heard involved in a heated argument in their bedroom. During the argument, gunshots were heard after which smith asked for help and said the victim was bleeding. Smith was transported to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office,...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: On February 17 at 8:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body....
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Melinda Paes D’Cruz, 94

Melinda Paes D’Cruz, 94

Melinda Paes D’Cruz, 94, of Chesapeake Beach passed away February 12, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born December 10, 1923 in Goa, India to Antonio and Beatrice (Soares) Paes. Melinda married Theodore D’Cruz in 1956 and they moved to Pakistan later that year. Melinda immigrated to the United States in 1988 and lived...
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Richard Edwin “Dick” Wilson

Richard Edwin “Dick” Wilson

Richard Edwin “Dick” Wilson died peacefully at his residence in the Asbury-Solomons Retirement Community on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born on December 16, 1931, in Omaha, Nebraska, the oldest of four children. He was predeceased by Jerry (Jerka) Domic, his wife of 27 years. Together they had two children, Kenneth Jerome Wilson...
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Rebecca Ann Bradshaw, 30

Rebecca Ann Bradshaw, 30

Rebecca Ann Bradshaw, 30, of Lexington Park, MD passed away February 15, 2018. She was born January 1, 1988 in Silver spring, MD to James A. and Sherry (Brown) Pate. Becky was a resident of North Beach prior to moving to Lexington Park. She was preceded in death by her father James A. Pate....
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William James Andrew “Bill” Bonwitt, 79

William James Andrew “Bill” Bonwitt, 79

William James Andrew “Bill” Bonwitt, 79, of Upper Marlboro passed away February 14, 2018. He was born November 26, 1938 in Mt. Vernon, NY to Wilhelm and Isabella (Anderwald) Bonwitt. Bill was raised in Norwalk, CT and graduated from Norwalk High School. He then graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a Bachelor’s...
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Mildred Trott Bowen, 91

Mildred Trott Bowen, 91

Mildred Trott Bowen, 91, a lifelong resident of Huntingtown, MD passed away February 15, 2018. Mildred was born May 28, 1926 in Huntingtown to Mary E. (Ward) and Elmer Gibson Trott. She attended Calvert County schools and graduated from Calvert High School and business school in Baltimore. She married Harry “Boyd” Bowen October 18,...
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Patricia “Pat” Ann Hughes, 83

Patricia “Pat” Ann Hughes, 83

Patricia “Pat” Ann Hughes, 83, of Valley Lee, MD formerly from Ft. Washington, MD passed away on February 14, 2018 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on April 28, 1934 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Martha Elizabeth Alvey Foote and Joseph Elmer Foote. Pat was the loving husband of Thomas Raymond...
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Benjamin “Lester” Cusic, Sr., 93

Benjamin “Lester” Cusic, Sr., 93

Benjamin “Lester” Cusic, Sr., 93 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on February 8, 2018 in his home in Leonardtown, MD. Born on September 20, 1924 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Pearl Elizabeth Bussler Cusic and Richard Stephen Cusic. Lester was the loving husband of Frances Idalia Cusic whom he...
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Ella E. Neal, 77

Ella E. Neal, 77

Ella E. Neal, 77, of Hollywood, Maryland peacefully departed this life on February 8, 2018 surrounded by family. Ella was born on May 11, 1940 to the late Ella and Mason Hebb in Leonardtown, Maryland. Ella was preceded in death by James W. Neal, her loving husband of 50 years, siblings Jimmy Hebb, Randolph...
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Carolyn Lucretia Miller, 66

Carolyn Lucretia Miller, 66

Carolyn Lucretia Miller, 66 of Bushwood, MD, entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 for visitation at 9 am until time of service at 11 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery,...
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Joanne Margaret Stallings

Joanne Margaret Stallings

Peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Joanne Margaret Stallings passed away in Waldorf, MD. Joanne was born in Grand Forks, ND and moved to the Southern Maryland area after high school. She was a small business owner and operated Dior beauty salon for 35 years. She worked and managed the salon and her employees...
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Apostle James Silver

Apostle James Silver

Peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Apostle James Silver went home to be with his Lord in Washington, DC. On Friday, February 23, 2018, family and friends will unite from 12:00 noon until time of service at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life Service at 10:00...
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Harold Augustin Gordon

Harold Augustin Gordon

Harold Augustin Gordon entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Lovingly and affectionately known as ‘Irving’ and ‘Gus’ to his family and friends, Harold Augustin Gordon was born on April 7, 1946 to the late Evelyn Gordon and James Coates. Harold was employed by the...
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Mary Estelle Johnson Carroll, 87

Mary Estelle Johnson Carroll, 87

Mary Estelle Johnson Carroll, 87, was born February 20, 1930 to the late Allen and Mary Ethel Johnson. Estelle was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She was a lifetime member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Estelle was a caretaker for many years. She had a great passion for caring for others....
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32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

On Friday, February 16, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a reported motor vehicle collision in the area of westbound Route 6 (Charles Street) east of Prince Charles Drive, in La Plata. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a  2004 Pontiac Grand Prix with the driver,...
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