Charles County News

Trucker: 'Brain shut off' before fatal crash

A California truck driver charged in a crash that killed two Maryland women in southwestern Pennsylvania says the collision happened when his "brain shut off."

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 03:04pm EST

2 teens accused in killing of D.C. cab driver

D.C. police say two teenagers are accused of killing a taxi driver so they could rob him of money.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 06:48pm EST

Barricaded man delayed dismissal for Charles Co. students

Charles County Schools delayed dismissal times and kept students at several of its school while police negotiated with a man barricaded inside his St. Charles home Monday afternoon.

Monday - 11/05/2012, 06:02pm EST

Neighbors frightened after Waldorf couple gunned down

A crime that shocked a normally quiet community in Waldorf, Md., has made neighbors afraid to come out of their homes.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 01:59pm EDT

Police release description of suspect in killing

The Charles County sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman. A $15,000 reward has also been offered.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 10:46am EDT

Charles County offers free sand, bags

Charles County officials are offering residents free sand and bags to protect property from Hurricane Sandy.

Sunday - 10/28/2012, 03:53am EDT

Two shot behind Charles County high school

Charles County police say a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md. Friday night.

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 01:16pm EDT

Md. towns, counties balk at ethics reform

Many Maryland municipalities are balking at a state law aimed at stiffening their ethics rules.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 12:12pm EDT

Hunting accident leaves La Plata man dead

A La Plata man fell to his death Saturday after climbing a tree to get to his hunting stand.

Monday - 10/15/2012, 08:31am EDT

Water spout forms near Cobb Island, Md.

A water spout near Cobb Island in Charles County, Md. was caught on video and posted to YouTube by a user who saw it.

Sunday - 08/26/2012, 03:41pm EDT

PSC utility wraps up derecho hearings

Almost two months after the derecho ripped through the region leaving more than one million customers without power, an investigation by regulators into how utilities handled the storm is moving into a new phase.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:15am EDT

4 arrested in robbery of newspaper deliveryman

The Charles County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested four men in the robbery and beating of a newspaper deliveryman.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 09:39pm EDT

Rabid bat found in Charles Co. apartment

The Charles County Health Department wants to hear from anyone who has lived in or stayed overnight at the Huntington Apartments in the St. Charles community since Jan. 1, 2012. A bat removed July 24 from an apartment tested positive for rabies.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

Unusual white birds puzzle Southern Md. drivers

John Bjerke, a bird specialist at the Audubon Naturalist Society says the mysterious white birds seen along routes 228 and 229 in Maryland are great egrets - a large bird in the heron family, closely resembling the blue heron.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 01:14pm EDT

Police seek man in robbery of Waldorf bank

The Charles County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who robbed a bank in Waldorf over the weekend.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 08:06am EDT

Blog: Camp Accomplish welcomes all children

Camp Accomplish is the only camp in the country that integrates both children with disabilities and those without. WTOP's Darci Marchese spent a day talking with campers, parents, counselors and staff to get a sense of what makes this camp stand out.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:34pm EDT

Md. man shoots mother and stepfather, kills self

The Charles County Sheriff's Office says a 33- year-old man shot and critically injured his mother and stepfather before killing himself at a Waldorf home.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 11:39am EDT

Gunman injures two, kills self at Waldorf home

One man is dead and two other people are seriously injured after a possible domestic incident in Waldorf, Md., Tuesday morning.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 08:00am EDT

Man, 18, slain during fight at Indian Head party

Police in Charles County say an 18-year-old man was slain during a fight at a party at an Indian Head home.

Sunday - 07/08/2012, 02:20pm EDT

Keeping kids safe in sun at summer camp

Parents need to make sure their children are aware of the dangers of heat exposure and to be aware of what their bodies are telling them while at camp.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 01:17pm EDT
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