April 12, 2012
Maryland energy regulators Thursday ordered the construction of the state's first new natural gas power plant since the state's electric power market was deregulated more than a decade ago. In a decision questioned by other power producers, the Maryland Public Service Commission said it awarded a contract to CPV Maryland LLC to build the new $500 million facility in the Charles County town of Waldorf. The order calls for three of the state's largest publicly regulated power companies, including Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., to buy electricity from the plant.
November 7, 2011
A Waldorf man almost waited too long but has finally claimed his $200,000 Powerball winnings more than five months after buying the lucky ticket, the Maryland lottery reported Monday. Michael Halmon, a 49-year-old father of six who drives a United Parcel Service truck, had been alerted months ago by a store clerk that he'd bought a winning ticket, but didn't take the time until recently to actually check what he'd won, according to the lottery. Under lottery rules, winning tickets must be claimed within 182 days of the drawing date.
October 25, 2011
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and “ghostorian,” has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery, which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. Ricksecker, 37, lives in Oklahoma but lived in Maryland while serving in the Air Force and, in 2010, published Ghosts of Maryland. He has published other ghost books and has appeared on Animal Planet's TV show “The Haunted.” Now, he shares one of his favorite paranormal experiences in Maryland, at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf. If you're not familiar with Civil War history, Mudd gave haven to John Wilkes Booth after Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln; Mudd was convicted of conspiracy to murder Lincoln.
June 16, 2011
When Good Charlotte released its first album more than a decade ago, few critics saw much of a future for the band. Upbeat, impetuous, sure; but it was mostly seen as a slightly more punk alternative to the boy bands of the moment. And yet the band is now touring to promote its fifth album, "Cardiology," which came out last year. Guitarist Benji Madden, who started the band in Waldorf in Southern Maryland with his brother, Joel, isn't surprised. "We never planned on breaking up. I can't see us doing much else," said Madden.
June 10, 2011
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December 21, 2010
A Waldorf man was ordered imprisoned for life Tuesday for trying to kill his pregnant girlfriend — a hairdresser who prosecutors said refused his demand to have an abortion — at her home in Crofton. "I got my early Christmas present," Jodi Torok said after seeing her former boyfriend, Charles Brandon Martin, sentenced to life in prison by an Anne Arundel County judge. "I believe you were willing to snuff both of them out because they were an inconvenience to you," Judge Pamela L. North told Martin, in a reference to Torok and her unborn child, before sentencing him. Prosecutors depicted Martin, 33, as a ruthless would-be killer and alleged two murder plots centered on him. They said another man, Jerold Raymond Burks, shot Torok in October 2008 to work off a $400 drug debt to Martin.