Charles County


  • Feds offer $10K reward in Maryland arson cases

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for an arrest in two Charles County arsons in one week. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says they’re taking the fires at the Spirit Halloween store and Fred’s Sporting Store in Waldorf “very seriously.” The first fire came Oct. 13…

  • Hundreds of Md. students not allowed to attend class

    About four hundred students in Prince George\’s county will not be allowed to attend school starting Wednesday because they did not get the state-required

  • Marine banned from Md. school after homework assignment dispute

    A Marine has been banned from a Charles County, Maryland school after a dispute over his daughter\’s World History class homework assignment.

  • Md. authorities investigate 3 arsons in 2 months

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Police say someone intentionally set fire to a Charles County Halloween store for the second time in less than two months. The Maryland fire marshal’s office says the fire at the Spirit Halloween store in Waldorf was set early Monday morning and caused about $500,000 in damage before firefighters extinguished it.…

  • Maryland man arrested in wife’s killing

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Police have arrested the husband of a Maryland woman whose body was found in a strip mall parking lot after she was repeatedly run over by a car. Charles County police said Thursday that 32-year-old Brian Weyhenmeyer of Waldorf was arrested and charged with two counts each of murder and assault.…

  • Arson suspected in $1M fire at Md. sporting goods store

    Police in Charles County are investigating a fire that caused $1 million in damage to a well known gun range and shop.

  • $1M winning lottery ticket sold at Waldorf store

    Do you feel lucky? Check your wallet – you may be carrying around a $1 million winning ticket! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the latest Mega Millions winner.

  • Students briefly kept inside during search for home invasion suspects

    Some students in Charles County had to briefly be kept inside their
    schools while authorities looked for home invasion suspects.

  • Charles County to vote on raising GPA for sports

    LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — School officials in Charles County will be voting on whether to raise the minimum grade point average for students who want to participate in extra-curricular sports. Television station WJLA-TV ( ) reports the county’s Board of Education will vote Tuesday on a proposal that would raise the minimum GPA for…

  • Military excess items are in the hands of Maryland law enforcement

    A number of federal programs distribute excess military gear to local police and sheriff\’s departments who apply for it. In Maryland, state police coordinate the distribution and have a list of what\’s on hand.

  • Fire burns middle school in Waldorf

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Charles County say a fire has burned a number of classroom trailers at a public middle school in Waldorf. Authorities say the fire at John Hanson Middle School began around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say the fire gutted 10 temporary classroom trailers. The main building of the school was…

  • Fire burns Waldorf middle school

    Authorities in Charles County say a fire has burned a number of classroom trailers at a public middle school in Waldorf.

  • Want to get your product into Wal-Mart? Local retailers show you how

    Wal-Mart isn\’t exactly the place where you\’d expect to find your
    favorite locally-made barbecue sauce or spice rub, but the retail
    giant is working to change that

  • Md. student will have art on display in US Capitol

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school student from Waldorf, Maryland, will have a piece of his artwork on display in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland announced Wednesday that Jekko Syquia will have his piece titled “Flowing Within” on display at the Capitol. Jekko will be a sophomore at the…

  • Positions nixed, bus service reduced in Charles Co. Public Schools

    Temporary and part-time positions in Charles County Public Schools will be eliminated as part of the school board\’s move to reduce the budget by $5.5 million.