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The operators of a coal-fired power plant in southern Charles County have agreed to remove piles of waste material being stored outdoors after a state inspection found multiple permit violations on the site, but denied that they had failed to notify the Maryland Department of the Environment…

Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he was “furious” about the traffic backups around the Chesapeake Bay bridge in recent weeks that have resulted from a resurfacing project on the westbound span’s far right lane.

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Monday may have been recognized nationwide as Columbus Day, but for the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland the holiday was another opportunity to raise awareness and encourage every individual in every community to celebrate reading and financial literacy as part of an annual program calle…

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The U.S. Postal Service announced recently its holiday shipping deadlines for delivery by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host an open house event in La Plata to solicit public input regarding the development of a work plan for the second phase of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. The fund is providing $1 million annually for three years to protec…

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will permanently close Kerby Hill Road/Livingston Road where it crosses Route 210 (Indian Head Highway). The closure and detour are needed for constructing a bridge that will connect Kerby Hill and Li…

Proper use of car seats and booster seats, when used correctly, greatly reduce the chances children have of getting injured or killed in a vehicle crash, according to a recent press release from the Maryland State Police.

Home damaged in fire, firefighters hospitalized

The College of Southern Maryland kicks off its 2019-2020 Faculty Excellence Lecture Series “Provocations” Oct. 10 in La Plata with a presentation on the “Effects of Attitudinal Barriers Across the World and the Effects of Inclusion for People with Disabilities.” This presentation will be led…

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether “D.C. sniper” Lee Boyd Malvo’s juvenile life sentences without parole in Virginia violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and thus should not stand.

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources reported 2,341 crab-related violations across the state from 2013 through 2018. There were 27 types of infractions ranging from undersized crab possession to illegal harvesting methods.

A 19-year-old Indian Head man was indicted and arrested on a first-degree murder charge alleging that he killed Thomas Edward Douglass, 63, in a fatal car accident in Mechanicsville last spring.

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The volunteers at the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department recently received national recognition for a fire safety video that they hope will help save lives in Charles County and beyond.

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Melwood Veterans Services unveiled its new high ropes challenge course Saturday, inviting recent graduates from its Operation Tohidu program for veterans recovering from service-related trauma to be among the first to use it.

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The school spirit at Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary in Waldorf was on fire Thursday as several dozen dragons participated in a rededication ceremony for their newly renovated and modernized learning dungeon, a $24 million project which has nearly doubled in size from 47,000 square feet to now…

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office announced that the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy celebrated the graduation of eight correctional officers — including two from Charles County — from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program, Session 62, at a ceremony held Oct. 4 at Chop…