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1 min ago | The Washington Post

Southern Maryland deaths

BOHL, Vernon Gustav, 85, of Forestville, a deputy branch chief of heavy precipitation for the National Weather Service, died April 11 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Related Topix: Weather, La Plata, MD

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Enterprise

Charlotte Hall agriculture co-op rebounds from fire, jumps into spring

The clerks at the Southern States Cooperative in Charlotte Hall received 123 new companions last week in the mail, to join them behind the registers in a makeshift showroom at the shop as it rebounds from a major fire less than three months ago.

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Related Topix: Fire, Charlotte Hall, MD, Agriculture, Science, Mechanicsville, MD, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Patch.com

Maryland's Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In on Education Plans

By ETHAN BARTON, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE Maryland gubernatorial candidates have a variety of strategies for the future of pre-kindergarten and to mitigate the struggle for power between the state and local school systems' control over teacher evaluation protocols.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Anne Arundel County, MD, Harford County, MD

CBS Local

In Md. Court, Teen Takeover Offers A Second Chance

The 16-year-old said he didn't think before stealing a shirt, pants, hat and jewelry box from a local Kohl's.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Patch.com

Candidates for Maryland Governor Divided on How to Adjust State Taxes

By Sarah Tincher, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE With the Maryland gubernatorial election approaching at the end of the year, the seven major candidates are taking a stance on one of the state's hot-button issues: taxes.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Maryland Government, Anne Arundel County, MD, Harford County, MD, Small Business, Personal Finance

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Suicidal man barricaded in St. Charles apartmentSuicidal man...

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. - A suicidal man has barricaded himself in an apartment in St. Charles.

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DC Military

Educators train to support military children with exceptional needs

Olivia Coffey, left, and Pam Jenkins, right, counselors at Charles County schools, discuss some of the best methods to support military children with exceptional needs during a March 28 training conference in La Plata.

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Related Topix: La Plata, MD, Education Etc.

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Charles County 28-year-old fugitive wanted

CHARLES COUNTY, MD. -- Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a 28-year-old woman who has an outstanding warrant charging her with failing to appear in court in November on a theft charge.

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Related Topix: Benedict, MD

The Washington Post

Map: D.C. area spends average of 45 minutes in tornado warnings every year

It's been a quiet start to tornado season across the country, but there are signs severe thunderstorm activity will ramp up late this month and into May. A couple weeks ago, I stumbled across the interesting infographic below, which illustrates how much time different locations spend under tornado warnings on average each year .

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather, Sports

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Trainer adds bite to police dogs' barks This story isn't about the...

Police officers train for all kinds of situations, hoping to be prepared for whatever the bad guys throw at them.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Fri Apr 11, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Waldorf, MD

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Southern Maryland crime report

These were among reports received by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Calvert County, MD, eGames, Crime Solvers, Video Games, Prince Frederick, MD

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.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Calvert County, MD, Waldorf, MD, Prince Frederick, MD, Patuxent River, MD

Wed Apr 09, 2014

I-Newswire.com

Air Mail Quickly Becoming the Next Viral Video

You have mail was a popular saying with AOL back in the 90's and now a new term is going viral "air mail".

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit

Six regional and national advocacy organizations have filed arguments in federal court on behalf of a transgender retired police sergeant who brought a discrimination suit against Howard County after she was rejected for a volunteer police mounted patrol.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Washington Post

In special Charles County court, a teen takeover offers a second chance

The 16-year-old said he didn't think before stealing a shirt, pants, hat and jewelry box from a local Kohl's.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Independent

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.

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Related Topix: Waldorf, MD

The Independent

Teacher retires, makes school board run

Robert Michael Pitts, 64, of Waldorf taught chemistry and physics at Thomas Stone High School.

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Related Topix: Waldorf, MD

The Independent

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.

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Related Topix: Waldorf, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marlow Heights, MD, La Plata, MD

The Independent

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.

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Related Topix: Waldorf, MD, La Plata, MD, Calvert County, MD

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