One Firefighter Injured in Waldorf House Fire

One Firefighter Injured in Waldorf House Fire

On Friday, November 21, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m., firefighters from the Waldorf, La Plata, Bryans Road, Potomac Heights, Accokeek, Baden, Hughesville, and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a reported house fire at 8865 Silverleaf Street in Waldorf. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a two story wood framed house on fire. One firefighter was transported to Charles Regional medical center for evaluation. Maryland State Fire Marshall’s were called to the scene to investigate, and...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 11/27/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 11/27/14

During the week of November 17 through November 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,516 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go HERE and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest...
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Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum to Host Wreath Workshops

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum to Host Wreath Workshops

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, (JPPM) in St. Leonard, MD, will host a Holiday Wreath making workshop. Plant materials from the estate gardens of Point Farm, located on the grounds of JPPM, will be used to create the wreath. The materials will include magnolia, boxwood, holly, pine, pine cones and magnolia seed pods. Finishing touches such as ribbons, bows and other ornamentation are included in the price. There are two sessions being offered, 10:00 am and 12:30 pm. Session...
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House Fire in Charlotte Hall Under Investigation

House Fire in Charlotte Hall Under Investigation

On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 5:32 p.m., firefighters from the Newburg, Bel Alton, Hughesville, La Plata, Waldorf, Mechanicsville, and Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a reported house fire at 12280 Drew Place in Charlotte Hall. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a two story wood framed house on fire. No injuries were reported. Maryland State Fire Marshall’s were called to the scene to investigate. The fire began in the interior rear of the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Request Public’s Help in Identifying Suspects in Armed Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Request Public’s Help in Identifying Suspects in Armed Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identity of the suspects who robbed the Dash In at 11290 Billingsley Road in Waldorf on Nov. 21 at 12:17 a.m. The suspects entered the store, pulled a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes. The suspects fled and the clerks called police. No one was injured. Footage of the suspects was obtained from a surveillance camera. One suspect had a stocky build and was wearing a black, waist length jacket, dark colored...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Request Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Wallet Theft

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Request Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Wallet Theft

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect pictured. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 7:21 PM, a victim unknowingly dropped a wallet while fueling up at the Wawa store located at 27605 Three Notch Road. The suspect was captured on video surveillance picking up the victim’s wallet and leaving with it. The suspect appears to be a large bald white male with a goatee, wearing a blue jacket and possibly gray...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Peanut

Wednesday’s Pet is Peanut

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/26/14 is Peanut Featured Pet: Peanut Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Peanut is a beautiful 6-year-old beagle mix that is in need of a forever home. Peanut has perfect house manners and is crate trained. She gets along great with other dogs and shows no aggression towards cats. She is loving and affectionate and loves to sit...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/24/14 to 11/28/14

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/24/14 to 11/28/14

During the week of Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Have a great week and please drive gently.
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Holiday Patrols

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Holiday Patrols

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will begin operating under its Holiday Safety Plan starting this Thursday, November 27. The plan increases patrols in shopping centers and neighborhoods to prevent crime and help keep citizens safe. Officers will be in marked patrol cars, unmarked cars, on bikes, and on foot and will cover as much ground as possible. In addition, students in the Criminal Justice Program at North Point High School and members of police Explorers Post 1658 will also...
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One Injuried in Apartment Fire in La Plata

One Injuried in Apartment Fire in La Plata

On Friday, November 21, 2014 at approximately 12:20 p.m., firefighters from the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to a reported apartment building on fire at 300 Harford Street in La Plata. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a three story apartment building on fire in the Woodcrest Apartments in La Plata. One person was injured – a 28 year old male sustained burns to his hands and face.  He was transported to the Washington Hospital Center...
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Maryland State Police Make Large Drug Bust in Lexington Park

Maryland State Police Make Large Drug Bust in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Wayne William Webb, III appeared before District Court Commissioner James Karaczynski on November 24 and bail was set at $50,000, Webb was released after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities. 11/24/2014: On November 24, 2014, management from a local hotel in the Lexington Park area contacted the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack to report a CDS complaint on one of their rented hotel rooms. Maryland State Police-Central South Region Major Drug Trafficking Unit was contacted and responded to the...
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Waldorf Man Charged with First Degree Assault

Waldorf Man Charged with First Degree Assault

On November 23, 2014 at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for an assault. Investigation showed the suspect threatened a female acquaintance with a handgun. Officers located the suspect, Michael Charles Latimer, Jr., 30, of Waldorf and charged him with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, handgun on person, firearm in possession of a felon. Officer A. Bringley investigated.
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Armed Robbery in Marbury Being Investigated

Armed Robbery in Marbury Being Investigated

On November 222014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5700 block of Serenity Lane in Marbury for the report of an assault. Investigation showed a man and a woman were getting out of their car when they were approached by two males dressed in dark clothes. The suspects ordered the victims to the ground and one of the suspects pulled a knife. The suspects demanded money and the victims complied. A...
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Christmas on the Square & Annual Tree Lighting in Leonardtown – November 28

Christmas on the Square & Annual Tree Lighting in Leonardtown – November 28

Ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Leonardtown’s annual “Christmas on the Square” and “Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony” held on Washington Street in the Leonardtown Square. Event activities begin at 5:00 p.m. and include holiday music, rides, an ice sculpture demonstration, a petting zoo, live nativity, face painting, and much more! Stage performances include Bella Music School, St. Mary’s Ryken Choir, Emma Raphael, The House of Dance, Leonardtown Wildcats Cheerleaders,...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Prepares for Pre-Holiday Storm on the Year’s Busiest Travel Day

Maryland State Highway Administration Prepares for Pre-Holiday Storm on the Year’s Busiest Travel Day

With the potential for heavy rain and wet snow on the busiest travel day of the year, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is strongly encouraging travelers to avoid driving Wednesday. As meteorologists continue to refine the forecast, SHA advises that any precipitation in the Baltimore/Washington/Frederick metropolitan areas will create additional delays that were already expected to be significant the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. “While pavement temperatures are warm, any prolonged snow fall will quickly change that and road conditions...
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First Maryland Horse History Trail Receives Tourism Award

First Maryland Horse History Trail Receives Tourism Award

The state’s first horse history trail, established and sponsored by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, received the “Best Product or Event” Award of 2014 at the annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit last week in Ocean City. The horse history trail won in the category...
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Judges Help Bring Civics to Charles County High School Students

Judges Help Bring Civics to Charles County High School Students

On Tuesday, December 2, judges from Maryland’s courts will join in an effort to help students learn about law and society. During the Civics and Law Academy that day, Charles County high school students will join with judges and other legal professionals to discuss a variety of topics, including juvenile rights, criminal law, free...
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Nominate a Parent Volunteer for State Recognition

Nominate a Parent Volunteer for State Recognition

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently announced the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA) program for 2015. The annual award recognizes parents and guardians whose contributions have led to improvements in Maryland public schools. The award was created by MSDE to highlight the positive impact parents have on public schools and to...
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CSM Celebrates Dedication of CE Building

CSM Celebrates Dedication of CE Building

The College of Southern Maryland celebrated the dedication of the expanded La Plata Campus’ Community Education (CE) Building with a ceremony on Nov. 20. The original 11,785-square-foot CE Building was completed in 1968, one of three structures on the college’s new campus. The new CE Building has 48,000 square feet with 18 classrooms, as...
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Second Annual “Stuff-A-Truck” Event

Second Annual “Stuff-A-Truck” Event

The Second Annual “Stuff-A-Truck” event to benefit Toys for Tots of Calvert County will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9 am to Noon at the Prince Frederick Walmart. More than 1,000 local children will receive toys, books and stocking stuffers through Toys for Tots of Calvert County this year. Please help us...
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YOU CHOOSE: DRINK OR DRIVE

YOU CHOOSE: DRINK OR DRIVE

The holiday season is right around the corner. As Americans prepare for festivities with family and friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind all drivers that it’s dangerous to drive after drinking. You have to choose your role before drinking begins: will you drink or will you drive? Remember, even...
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Sponsors Sought to Assist Families Participating in Annual Christmas Caring Program

Sponsors Sought to Assist Families Participating in Annual Christmas Caring Program

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, Division of Human Services, in partnership with the Department of Social Services, Mike’s Bikes and Toys for Tots, presents the 2014 Christmas Caring Program. The program consists of individuals, businesses, and organizations donating gifts of toys, clothing and/or food to families in need. Due...
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Prepare for Winter Weather by Knowing the Different Types of Alerts

Prepare for Winter Weather by Knowing the Different Types of Alerts

Winter storms can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. One of the primary concerns is the winter weather’s ability to...
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Local Business Community Presents Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Lusby

Local Business Community Presents Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Lusby

The Lusby Business Association presents the Lusby Town Center’s 5th annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Lusby Commons Shopping Center. The community event will include a visit from Santa Claus, who will arrive in grand style courtesy of the Solomons’ Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. Santa, along...
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La Plata Celebrates Big on Small Business Saturday®

La Plata Celebrates Big on Small Business Saturday®

La Plata Business Association (LPBA) announces that it will host an inaugural “Shop La Plata” celebration on Small Business Saturday® to be held on Nov. 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the downtown business district of La Plata, MD. Small Business Saturday® is held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and was original...
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Southern Maryland Residents Reminded of IRS Scam

Southern Maryland Residents Reminded of IRS Scam

A National scam tactic is growing involving suspects claiming to be Special Agents with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or collection officials are contacting unsuspecting victims.  In many of these incidents, suspects will become irate and put a tremendous amount of pressure on citizens to pay a Past Due amounts immediately or face an...
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Judiciary Warns Public to Beware of “Court” Scams

Judiciary Warns Public to Beware of “Court” Scams

The Maryland Judiciary wants to warn the public about “court” scams that are going on in the state. The most recent reports have been about a telephone jury duty fraud operating in Allegany and Howard County, but other courts have reported issues in recent months, as well. In this most recent scam, the caller...
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Calvert County Employee of the Month Recognized

Calvert County Employee of the Month Recognized

Congratulations to Craig Dichter, November’s Calvert County Employee of the Month. Craig, the supervisor of the Calvert Animal Control Unit, was recognized for securing grant funding for a “Pet Disaster Relief” trailer that will used when an emergency animal shelter is needed. Craig worked tirelessly with members of the American Kennel Club, the Chesapeake...
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Give Mega Millions, Multi-Match Subscriptions As Holiday Gifts

Give Mega Millions, Multi-Match Subscriptions As Holiday Gifts

Need a new holiday gift idea? How about an exciting gift that keeps on giving week after week – a subscription to Mega Millions or Multi-Match through the Maryland Lottery! Subscriptions are great for the homebound, for avid players who hate to miss a drawing and for novices. Subscribers’ numbers play automatically in every...
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CCPS Celebrated American Freedom Week

CCPS Celebrated American Freedom Week

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) highlighted Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 as part of American Freedom Week. The school system celebrates American Freedom Week during the week that Veterans Day falls and schools give special recognition to those who serve the country and those who gave their lives to preserve America’s liberty. CCPS...
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La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence

La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence

Today Corporal Jason Posey and 33 other law enforcement officials from around Maryland graduated from the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations training at the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission facility in Sykesville, MD. The intense 120 hour course, which was completed over the last three months, is an...
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CCPS’s, Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

CCPS’s, Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

All Charles County public schools and administrative offices will be closed on Nov. 26, 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools and offices reopen on Monday, Dec. 1. Charles County Public Schools posts calendar information on the school system website, www.ccboe.com. From the home page, hover over the About section to access the...
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