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Female students attending eighth grade formal or prom from Charles County and surrounding areas were able to receive free new and gently worn prom dresses and accessories provided by the Body of Christ Church’s Women of Faith Ministry’s annual Prom Pizazz on Saturday.

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Released Tuesday, the new county health rankings this year put St. Mary’s County at the fifth healthiest in Maryland, followed by neighboring Calvert. Charles is placed in the middle of the 24 jurisdictions statewide, taking the 12th place.

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Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the identities of suspects involved in two armed robberies.

The average quarterly residential water and sewer bill could go up by nearly $20 next year to help pay for system upgrades, county commissioners learned on Tuesday.

Maryland’s minimum wage looks even more likely to rise to $15 an hour after both legislative chambers, in which Democrats hold supermajorities, passed the pair of bills, and a committee resolved the differences between them.

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Charles County Administrator Mark Belton has met at least twice with the leadership of the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department to discuss concerns over conditions there that led to the county’s moving one of its ambulance crews out of the station, the Maryland Independent has …

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A bill to make sales of a synthetic opioid that precede an overdose death a murder offense has met its own demise in Annapolis, where a legislative committee voted not to forward the proposal to the full General Assembly.

Multiple bills that would provide protection and treatment for victims of sexual assault, as well as assist local law enforcement agencies with the testing and tracking of rape kits, made their way through the House and Senate, ahead of the Monday deadline for bills to crossover into the oth…

Several bills in the Maryland General Assembly could raise the age to purchase tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21 as well as prohibit certain types of “vape” packaging that target minors.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) warned the Charles County Board of Commissioners that funding for construction at Naval Support Facility Indian Head could be at risk due to President Trump’s recent executive order to reallocate federal funds to buil…

The news of an 11-year-old girl charged in the death of an infant in Prince George’s County two weeks ago may have prompted some to ponder the state of juvenile crime in Maryland. But the trend over the past decade has consistently shown juvenile crime on the decline on the state and local levels.