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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Five anglers were charged with illegally catching rockfish and other protected fish in a spawning area in Charles County this week, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Department of Natural Resources police observed on surveillance video the five men, who are from Charles, Prince George's and Montgomery counties, catching and keeping Maryland's official state fish in an area of the Potomac River that is closed for spawning. Shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday, the men left and four of them were promptly charged by DNR and local authorities with possession of the fish in a closed season and failure to display a sport fishing license.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in 2013 was unable to attend his own trial in Baltimore County Tuesday after he refused to wear a stun cuff. Jeffrey Matthew Shiflett, 35, charged with murdering Katie Hadel, 33, missed opening statements after Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Jakubowski ordered that he wear an ankle bracelet that can deliver an electric shock. Jakubowski made the order after Shiflett screamed the judge's first name repeatedly and attempted to enter her chambers as he was being escorted to the courtroom before the trial.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2012
A Southern Maryland man fell to his death after climbing a tree to get to his hunting stand, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Sunday. Albert Attanacio Castro, 62, had been trying to get to his lock-on tree stand, which has screwed-in steps, police said. He fell about 21 feet. Police said he had medical issues that might have contributed to the accident, which happened on his property near Dentsville in Charles County. The Chief Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore will perform an autopsy.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Charles County authorities are investigating an incident in which a retired Circuit Court judge ordered that a unruly defendant be given an electric shock during a court proceeding last month. Paul B. DeWolfe Jr., who heads the state Office of the Public Defender, called Friday for the judge to be banned from hearing cases. "What the judge did here was unconscionable," DeWolfe said in a statement. "The infliction of physical pain to silence a person is unacceptable anywhere, but especially when it is done in a court of law at the direction of the very person whose job it is to protect people's rights.
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August 14, 1994
No, slot machines haven't suddenly resurfaced in Charles County. Our headline refers to a different form of risk-taking, one that should infuriate every voter of that Southern Maryland county. Public officials used government money to invest in highly speculative securities -- and lost at least $1.3 million. As a result, Charles County is temporarily broke.The county has no money to meet immediate obligations. It is trying to get the brokerage firms involved in these transactions to give the money back.
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By Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1994
Charles County commissioners said yesterday that they have appointed Harry H. Foxwell as county treasurer to complete the term of Thelma Bowie, who resigned last week because of continuing health problems.Her resignation came on the heels of a disclosure by commissioners that the county's deputy treasurer allegedly had made illegal and highly speculative investments with county funds totaling in the millions of dollars. The county has sued to have the trades reversed.Mr. Foxwell served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy and is the former assistant director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, the commissioners said in a statement.
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By The Washington Post | July 9, 2009
A 19-month-old boy left unattended in a Charles County home Tuesday wandered into the backyard and apparently drowned in a pool, police said. Jason Daniel Burke Jr. was discovered by his mother just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday lying unconscious in an above-ground pool in the 4300 block of Middletown Road in White Plains, said Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's Office. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. Richardson said the mother had left her house to run an errand, telling the toddler's 15-year-old cousin, who lives in the house, to watch over the boy while she was gone.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 21, 1998
While searching for turtle shells along railroad tracks in Charles County yesterday morning, Scott Whaley made a gruesome find.The trucker from Palestine, Ohio, found the remains of a human skull."
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | March 20, 2006
An Oxon Hill man was fatally shot in La Plata by a Charles County sheriff's officer after the man fired at three officers who were attempting to arrest him, authorities said. Jonathan Zacharias Lyles, 24, was in a vehicle on Zekiah Run Road when Officer James Thompson spotted it backed up over a curb at 7:15 a.m. Saturday and called for assistance, police said. Officers Clint Walter and Jonathan Rager responded. The officers gave Lyles a sobriety test and concluded that Lyles was under the influence.
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By From Staff Reports | November 22, 1993
A paraplegic with cerebral palsy told authorities she was abducted in a van, raped and left in a grassy hollow near the Waldorf state police barracks yesterday morning.A trooper found the woman crying about 3 a.m. in a field next to the barracks off a service road behind the U.S. Route 301 commercial corridor, police spokesman Mike McKelvin said. She said her assailant left her there to go to a nearby restaurant.An off-duty trooper at the restaurant arrested Daniel Lee Dean, 29, of Waldorf, after police broadcast a description.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Baltimore County police, along with a growing list of law enforcement agencies across several states, are searching for a Maryland pair who they say have stolen thousands of dollars in merchandise from jewelry stores. Baltimore County police said Robert Antoine Weathers, 53, and Robin Tracy Nelson, 50, took jewelry from an unlocked safe in the office of Bijoux Jewels at Green Spring Station's Gatehouse Shoppes on Falls Road on May 8. County police sent out a statement Monday asking for more information about the pair.
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By Michael Dresser | June 26, 2014
Maryland Republicans came together Thursday night to unite behind Larry Hogan's candidacy for governor as his defeated primary foes vowed at a unity rally to work for his election in November. Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Charles County business executive Charles Lollar and Del. Ron George -- the second through fourth-place finisher's in Tuesday's count -- shared a stage with a beaming Hogan at the Severna Park gathering of several hundred cheering Republicans. Hogan praised each of his defeated rivals and said each was on board with his general election campaign.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Anthony G. Brown claimed victories in 20 of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions in the Democratic primary, but rivals Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur can each point to some small consolations. Gansler outpaced Brown in Carroll, Cecil and Queen Anne's counties. Mizeur, who lost badly in her Montgomery County home, scored her sole victory in Kent County, where she and her wife own a farm they use as a second home. Brown claimed 51 percent of the statewide vote, compared with 24 percent for Gansler and 22 percent for Mizeur.
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By Michael Dresser and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Maryland's Democratic and Republican contenders for governor are sparing no effort to pull every last supporter to the polls Tuesday in a primary for which many voters aren't ready. Likely voters can expect a barrage of phone calls and a flood of election-eve mail on behalf of the three Democrats and four Republicans seeking Maryland's top office. Television ads will try to sway the undecided up to the bitter end — at least for campaigns that can afford that luxury — but the main focus will be on the ground game.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown dwarfed the fundraising efforts of his rivals and raised substantially more cash than any other candidate running for governor, according to finance reports filed Friday. Brown's campaign reported that it had raised $813,000 in less than three weeks, more than three times what his closest competitor took in. "Wow," Donald Norris, chair of the public policy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said of Brown's haul. "That is stunning.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
As early voting got underway Thursday in the primary race for governor, the four Republicans competing for the GOP nomination jockeyed to present themselves as the most qualified to take on a Democrat in November. The candidates taped a final televised forum in a Washington studio and, as they have in the past, largely agreed that tax cuts are in order after eight years under Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. But the normally genial discussion among the Republicans was punctuated by each candidate trying to reinforce his credentials as the conservative most likely to succeed in a state where Democrats hold a 2-1 registration advantage.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | April 19, 1992
Texaco's plans to drill for oil near the Chesapeake Bay in Charles County are on hold after the company came up dry in its third test drilling in Virginia, a spokeswoman said yesterday.An official from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which has warned oil drilling in Maryland could have a devastating effect on the environment, said yesterday the company's lack of success "does not sadden us."Texaco Inc. suspended exploratory drilling Tuesday on a farm in King George County, Va., after failing to find oil or natural gas in any commercial quantities, company spokeswoman Deborah Alford said.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
Problems with Maryland counties' annual tax sales continued to crop up yesterday with Charles County suspending its sale because of hyper-inflated bids, Baltimore County establishing new rules to prevent that in its sale tomorrow, and Howard County coming under attack in a criminal complaint over alleged improprieties at its recent sale.All of the problems stemmed from the growing trend at local jurisdictions' tax sales: bidders offering fantastic sums -- with at least one bid going as high as "infinity" -- to claim the right to collect high interest on modest properties' tax liens.
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By Michael Dresser | June 12, 2014
Baltimore-area Republican voters, who have endured months of television ads for Democratic candidates for governor on local broadcast stations, will get to hear a pitch from one of their own when Larry Hogan goes on the air in the low-budget GOP primary. Hogan's campaign announced Thursday that it has bought time on Baltimore stations for an ad it has already been running on cable -- a less expensive medium -- in which Hogan criticizes Gov. Martin O'Malley's economic policies. Hogan is the first of the four GOP contenders who has been able to afford broadcast TV time in the Baltimore media market.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Polls may show him trailing, but Harford County Executive David R. Craig today declared himself the true front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination for governor. “In reality, I am the front-runner,” Craig told the Baltimore Sun editorial board. A poll conducted for the Baltimore Sun showed businessman and activist Larry Hogan has built on his lead since February and now is favored by 27 percent of likely GOP voters. His two closest competitors, Craig and Charles County business executive Charles Lollar, stand at 12 percent each.
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