Daily Archives: April 26, 2020

Maryland Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Fired at Neighbor’s House With ‘Military-Style Rifle’

An officer fatally shot and killed a man who was wearing camouflage and shooting at his neighbors in Charles County, Maryland, on Sunday, authorities say. Shortly after 10 a.m., residents in the area of Spring Oak Drive and Springhill Newton Road in La Plata called 911 saying a suspect was firing rounds inside a house, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson…

Drunk Driving Incidents Spike Again Despite Quarantining Measures

Even with the ongoing stay-at-home orders, Maryland is seeing another wave of drunk driving incidents. News4’s I-Team obtained records that show where these incidents are taking place. The latest series of incidents included at least 32 driving under the influence arrests by state police in Maryland on state highways and the beltway. Records also show more than a third of…

Virginia County’s Workers Host Literacy Program for Students

Law enforcement officers, first responders and local leaders are banding together for a reading initiative for Bedford County students who are finishing the school year outside a traditional classroom setting — and with no, or limited, access to book stores and libraries. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Bedford County Fire and Rescue, several Bedford County supervisors, and…

Maryland Barn Owners Hope to Survive Horse Industry Shutdown

By mid-March, Hunter Ridge Stables owner Maria Matthews instituted 1½-hour time slots for individual boarders so that only one rider would be on-site at any given time. But after Gov. Larry Hogan’s issued a stay-at-home order effective March 30, Matthews closed her barn at Bridgefield Farm in Davidsonville to all except her staff, veterinarians and farriers. “I have to keep…