Monday Apr 14
Charcoal grill causes fire that guts Waldorf home
A charcoal grill is to blame for destroying a Waldorf, Md. home Monday morning, Waldolf Volunteer Fire Chief J.R. Hayden says.
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Men Sought in Charles County Shooting
Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect involved in a shooting on April 10 in Waldorf.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Washington Post
Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities
Mattawoman Creek Art Center is seeking volunteers. Visit the center at Smallwood State Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays or call 301-743-5159.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Sides square off before final Wal-Mart annexation vote
A battle that has been brewing since 2011 among residents in the town of La Plata is coming to a vote April 9. On one side is Save La Plata, a group of town and county residents who are in opposition to the annexation of 14.11 acres at the corner of Rosewick Road and U.S. 301 for the construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Teacher retires, makes school board run
Robert Michael Pitts, 64, of Waldorf taught chemistry and physics at Thomas Stone High School.
Candidates discuss schools, youth programs
The Rev. Antonio Matthews opened the 2014 candidate forum hosted last week with a prayer at Tabernacle of Praise church in Waldorf, where he is pastor, but he soon stressed that the evening was reserved for civic education, not preaching.
Commissioner blew 0.10 after January arrest
Charles County commissioners' Vice President Reuben B. Collins II pleaded guilty Thursday to driving while impaired Jan. 30 while en route from his Waldorf home to his La Plata law office.
Schinner settles in to La Plata police chief role
La Plata Police Chief Carl Schinner talks about police procedures at traffic stops at a recent town hall meeting in Waldorf sponsored by the Charles County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Shelter for homeless veterans opens in Waldorf
Dan Brashear, director of the Southern Maryland Veterans Association, enlists volunteers to clean up and furnish three buildings in the former Changing Point South complex on Billingsley Road.
Waldorf man wanted for violating probation
Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of William Olijawon Culter, 26, of Waldorf.
Schools closed after shots heard in Waldorf
Eva Turner Elementary School and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Waldorf activated emergency protocol Wednesday morning in response to a report of shots fired in the area.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Search for Piscataway settlements continues
With funding for the excavation of a 17th-century Piscataway Indian settlement discovered in Waldorf in 2011 set to expire this spring, St. Mary's College of Maryland anthropology professor Julia King has asked Charles County to help keep her students' dig going through August.
St. Marya s man charged in heroin conspiracy
A Leonardtown man has been released from custody on $100,000 bond after his arrest last week on charges of conspiring to possess heroin with the intent to distribute the drug, through a regional investigation led by Maryland State Police.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Washington Post
Southern Maryland deaths
THOMAS, Cora Elizabeth, 67, of Owings, an adult companion, died March 9 at Hospice of St. Mary's in Callaway HONDA, Irene Akiyo, 86, of White Plains, a saleswoman, died March 18 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
The Washington Post
D.C. primary: Scenes from the city
"Good morning, baby," security guard Mary Taylor cooed to a little girl in a burgundy-and-gray uniform who held her mother's hand as they entered J.O. Wilson Elementary School.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
May sentencing set for W.Va. man in son's death
A May sentencing is set for a Martinsburg man convicted of abuse and neglect charges in the death of his son.