A teenager is dead after the car she was a passenger in was struck from behind after it pulled out of a driveway on Maryland Route 6 in Port Tobacco.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office said 17-year-old Elisha Cole, a student at Thomas Stone High School, was gunned down at the end of Wildmeadows Street in Waldorf shortly before 8 p.m. He collapsed and died as witnesses ran away.
The Charles County Public Schools grading committee has recommended that the board consider the scale for grades of 50 to 59 percent at secondary schools. Currently in the district, some schools use a 0-to-59 percent scale for “F.”
Capt. Chris Becker, with the La Plata police, said a teen employee of the restaurant, the man driving the SUV, and a father and son sitting in a booth were all injured and hospitalized. See photos and videos.
A large number of safety and security upgrades have been made in Charles County Public Schools ahead of the new school year — and more improvements are coming.
A Charles County man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor two days before Christmas after an argument over $30 has been convicted of second-degree murder.
The Waldorf man shot the mother of his child and then fled the scene before killing himself in an apartment building stairwell, the sheriff’s office said.
A man shot his girlfriend and later killed himself in an apartment building in Waldorf, Maryland, investigators said.
The owner of a local tree service company brought his bucket truck to the scene, where rescuers were able to bring the osprey down from the tree and remove the fishing line that had it trapped.
Caleb Andrew Bailey, 31, was sentenced to 200 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
Casey Jones in downtown La Plata, Maryland, is closing in August. In its place will be a new restaurant from D.C. restaurant group EatWell DC, slated to open in October.
A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news release says 49-year-old Christopher Wayne Stufft was found dead Thursday morning. Officials say Stufft was a deputy in Charles County, Maryland, from 2004-2009 and had no prior criminal history.
A man died after a large fire engulfed a house in Waldorf, Maryland, late Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Fire crews battled heavy flames and triple-digit temperatures to extinguish the flames, said Bill Smith, a public information officer with the fire department.
Authorities in Charles County, Maryland, say a father who was supposed to return his toddler daughter to her mother after his court-ordered visitation fatally shot the girl and then himself at a La Plata park Sunday evening.
One man was killed and two other people were injured in a crash on Maryland Route 228 in Charles County early Sunday morning.
The proliferation of smartphones and social media have provided more avenues for online predators to target children. In the WTOP series, “Preventing Online Predators,” WTOP goes behind the screen with undercover detectives who work to identify and track down child predators on the internet and speaks to a family about how their teen daughter was targeted.