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Tag Archives: Charles County

Maryland’s DUI cops put a dent in death machines of impaired drivers

Since the targeted enforcement program was launched last May, SPIDRE teams have made 6,384 traffic stops resulting in 1,052 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests and 211 criminal arrests. Funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, SPIDRE focuses on reducing alcohol related crashes in Maryland by targeting areas across the state with high crash rates involving impaired drivers.

NEWS 4 I-Team: candidates missing campaign signs might want to volunteer for fines

The I-Team’s review of Maryland State Highway Administration records found government work crews had removed more than 1,600 unlawfully placed road signs in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties over a recent four-month span. Crews pulled 450 more from state roads in Frederick, Howard and Carroll counties. Those signs include a large number of campaign advertisements, according to a state spokesman.

Once removed by crews, the campaign signs are deposited in storage areas at state garages. News4 I-Team cameras captured images of hundreds of signs piled near a salt dome at the state garage in Upper Marlboro. Advertisements for local and state candidates, including candidates from both parties, were among those retrieved.

The future for Waldorf Mall? Creepy photos of abandoned shopping malls highlight crumbling communities of the Rust Belt

A photographer from Cleveland, who goes by the nom de plume Seph Lawless, spent the early months of 2014 sneaking into deserted shopping centers for his latest project. He focused on malls to tap into a fundamental piece of the American experience in the late 20th century.

Dirtbag Roundup: Charles County cops make quick arrests as gun-toting bozos have shootout in Waldorf – shooters didn’t wait until High Noon!

While officers were canvassing the area, they observed a male running from them. They ordered him to stop, he refused and as the officers pursued the subject, he threw a gun to the ground.

The Story of the ‘Can’t Miss’: Sixteen million bricks towering above the sea!

     By Cap’n Larry Jarboe THE CHESAPEAKE      In April of 1980, my wife, Carlene, was a month pregnant with our first child. We decided to take a captain…

Stihl Afloat

By Cap’n Larry Jarboe THE CHESAPEAKE   The absolutely most unbelieveable fishing adventure in my memory began with a trip up Indian Creek to clear away a Loblolly pine tree…