Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg in connection with allegedly fondling a 4-year-old girl who was at Rohls’ home with relatives recently.

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This week marked the 37th anniversary of the unsolved murder of a 17-year-old Washington, D.C., girl who was abducted and her body was found stabbed in the woods in Charles County.

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Three former employees of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and Crabs on Deck are accusing the companies of violating federal law by failing to pay minimum wage and other allegations in U.S. District Court.

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With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just around the corner, holiday shopping will be in full-swing, and local law enforcement is providing tips on how to avoid theft and other crimes while out shopping around the holidays.

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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after a 46-year-old man was found dead on the ground in Waldorf on Friday.

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office has released the names of the two victims who died in two separate fires on Nov. 15, and ruled the cause of fire accidental for both.

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There were two fatalities due to two separate fires in Charles County on Wednesday: a Bryans Road man earlier in the morning and a Waldorf woman in the afternoon.

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A 39-year-old New Carrollton man accused of sexually abusing his step-daughter in Waldorf from 2012 to 2015 is scheduled to be on his third trial Monday due to two prior mistrials.

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A 26-year-old Indian Head man died late Thursday after being struck by a vehicle while walking across a roadway in Indian Head.

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A 33-year-old La Plata man allegedly threw a metal basket at a coworker inside a La Plata restaurant, causing the victim to receive five medical staples in his head on Nov. 11.

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A former journalist, who never gave up her passion for writing, now uses her literacy skills in a different way; she conducts writing workshops for incarcerated inmates.

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The La Plata Police Department and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are helping to provide children with the proper essentials when being placed in foster care with the Blue Ribbon Project “Backpacks of Love” program.

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A 51-year-old man of Waldorf allegedly entered a woman’s car with her 6-year-old child inside and attempted to shift the gears while intoxicated at a Waldorf shopping center Nov. 4.

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The following items were compiled from reports from the Maryland State Police, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and court records.