Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices


Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit organizations seek short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.


Southern Maryland community calendar, Oct. 2-9, 2014

Events include a fossil hike, a canoe trip, a community baby shower, bluegrass music and “Lego Mania.”


Chopticon looking to ‘turn the tide’

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

A diverse offense at Chopticon matches up with Huntingtown’s disciplined defense Thursday night in a critical SMAC matchup.


Poolesville piling up victories

GIRLS’ SOCCER | With Monday’s win over Damascus, the Falcons are tearing through their Montgomery County schedule; Calvert finally got the best of Huntingtown.

What would fix your commute?

Show and tell how you would make the trip better.


Thomas Stone knocks off North Point

Juwuan Briscoe worked up an appetite after leading the Cougars to their first-ever win over previously-unbeaten North Point.


Friday football: The early report

(Brandon Parker / The Washington Post)

Scores and quick recaps from a full night of high school football, including St. John’s-DeMatha, Paint Branch-Churchill and Wilson-H.D. Woodson.

Maryland open houses Sept. 27-28

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

(Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center / Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center)

A list of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2014


Will Apple’s watch make step tracking mainstream?

There is no word of mouth like Apple word of mouth. “It sucks people in to thinking about something they weren’t thinking about before,” an analyst says.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

Officials, lawmakers and staffers from both parties gleefully compete over the number of steps they walk daily.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Buying frenzy of Russian-made AK-47s follows import ban

The surge of sales after sanctions were imposed against Russia brought a boom in demand.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Ethan Saylor’s mom backs Frederick Co. sheriff’s opponent

Patti Saylor, whose son died in an encounter with off-duty deputies, endorses the Democratic challenger.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Maryland & regional photo galleries

Our Washington

Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

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