Commissioners Recognize 8-Year-Old for Saving Mother’s Life

Commissioners Recognize 8-Year-Old for Saving Mother’s Life

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the Charles County Commissioners awarded A’Nasia Clayton, an 8-year-old resident, with the Citizens Lifesaving Award for saving her mother’s life. When A’Nasia’s mother begin showing symptoms of a stroke, A’Nasia calmly called 9-1-1, answered emergency medical dispatch questions, and provided street-by-street directions on her location. Because of her quick thinking and the fast response by emergency responders, A’Nasia’s mother, Janée Clayton, is alive and well today. The following Department of Emergency Services personnel were...
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New Director and Deputy Director of the Charles County Detention Center Appointed

New Director and Deputy Director of the Charles County Detention Center Appointed

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the appointments of Deputy Director Brandon Foster to Director of the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) and Captain Deborah Dofflemyer to Deputy Director of the CCDC. Director Foster and Deputy Director Dofflemyer will oversee and manage all operations of the CCDC, which is a secure facility for incarcerated adults (and juveniles charges as adults), as well as an annex that houses work release and weekend inmates. They are responsible...
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Wednesday’s Pet is AUGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet is AUGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 09/28/16 is AUGGIE Featured Pet: Auggie Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Boxer Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Auggie is a 3-year-old-male, Boxer mix. He is very affectionate and smart with a happy go lucky personality. He is kennel trained, also will use a designated location outside to go to the bathroom; he just needs someone to take the time with him. Auggie is deaf;...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of Skateboarders

Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of Skateboarders

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 3:20 p.m., the suspects were skateboarding on the loading dock, ramps and parking lot to the rear of the Good Earth Natural Food Company store in violation of the “No Skateboarding” signs that are posted there. The Good Natural Food Company store is located at 41675 Park Avenue, in Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/ or about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Smolarsky at...
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Indecent Exposure Reported on Three Notch Trail

Indecent Exposure Reported on Three Notch Trail

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received complaints of a male suspect who exposed himself to citizens along the Three Notch Trail near Laurel Grove Road in Mechanicsville, during the evening of Sept. 22, 2016. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, shoulder length hair, wearing dark colored clothing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at (301) 475-4200, ext. *2297, or by email at Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com.
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 9/28/2016

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 9/28/2016

During the week of September 19 through September 25 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,485 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary: On September 19, 2016, at approximately 10: 20 p.m., Deputy N. Buckler witnessed someone standing in front of a glass door of the Aquatic Center, in Prince Frederick, within the secured fenced-in area. The Center was closed for the evening so he made contact with the subject, Olivia Hefter, 23, of Hughesville. She...
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A Flash Flood Watch Has Been Issued for Southern Maryland

A Flash Flood Watch Has Been Issued for Southern Maryland

Flash flood watch from 2 a.m., edt thu until 8am edt Fri …flash flood watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday morning. The national weather service in sterling Virginia has issued a flash flood watch for all of Southern Maryland. Anne Arundel Calvert Charles St. Mary’s Prince Georges From late Wednesday night into Friday morning, an upper-level low pressure over the western great lakes will drop southward into the Ohio valley Wednesday into Thursday. As the upper...
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New Laws Impacting Maryland Drivers to Take Effect October 1

New Laws Impacting Maryland Drivers to Take Effect October 1

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during their 2016 session will take effect on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan on May 19, 2016. Noah’s Law is named in honor of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah A. Leotta who was struck by a drunk driver...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for August 2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for August 2016

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the month of August 2016. NO PHOTO 8-27-2016 – John Struven Evans, Jr., age 23, of Mechanicsville, by DFC D. Potter   NO PHOTO 8-28-2016 – Brandon Allen Moore, age 20, of Mechanicsville, by Cpl. J. Yingling
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Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

The citizens of St. Mary’s County have not been immune from the impact of opioid addiction, and this affliction has left our youth vulnerable. In order to help educate the community about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse, as well as the tragic consequences of addiction, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have produced a documentary titled “Chasing the Dragon.” This film chronicles how drug abuse devastates lives and draws attention...
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Hughesville Woman Charged in Domestic Arson

Hughesville Woman Charged in Domestic Arson

On September 24, 2016, Deputy State Fire Marshals have made an arrest in connection with a house fire which occurred on September 23, 2016. The investigation concluded that Chermiah Laqueeke Brown, 20, of Hughesville, was responsible for setting a fire at 6470 Patuxent Woods Lane in Hughesville. An arrest warrant was obtained charging Brown with 1st Degree Arson. The fire was reported at 9:23 pm on September 23, 2016 and brought 47 firefighters from Hughesville and surrounding departments. The fire...
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UPDATE: Name of 18-Year-Old Killed in La Plata Released

UPDATE: Name of 18-Year-Old Killed in La Plata Released

UPDATE: 9/26/2016 @ 3:25 p.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on September 25, 2016, in the 9100 block of Mona Farm Place in La Plata as Mason Cameron Atkins, 18, of Deale. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and his friends learned of a party on Mona Farm Place and showed up uninvited. When they pulled up to the entrance of the driveway, they were asked to leave, which they did. They...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/25/2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/25/2016

The following is a sample of recent St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigations. All information below was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office 9-14-2016 – Possession – Masheca Letoya Mcgirt, age 36, of Ft. Washington, was being served a warrant at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. A search of her purse revealed she was in possession of a medication bottle containing suspected Oxycodone Hydrochloride. Mcgirt did not have a prescription for the medication. She was served...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested at St. Mary’s County Fair

Lexington Park Woman Arrested at St. Mary’s County Fair

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Melissa Billings, 26 of Lexington Park, was arrested by Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack. Billings was taken into custody at the St. Mary’s County fair on an active warrant for violation of probation. Billings was taken to the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center.
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Convicted Killer Facing Murder Charges in Charles County

Convicted Killer Facing Murder Charges in Charles County

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on September 23, 2016, Joshua Terrell Mebane, 21, was transported from a federal penitentiary to the Charles County Detention Center where he will be held during the adjudication of charges of First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder for events that occurred on October 26, 2012. In 2012, Mebane was charged with the first-degree murder of Teresa Bass and the Attempted Murder of her husband Jerry Bass Jr. as the couple...
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Maryland to Participate in a National Test of the Emergency Alert System Today

Maryland to Participate in a National Test of the Emergency Alert System Today

Maryland will be participating in a national test of the Emergency Alert System today at 2:20 P.M. (Eastern). The messaging and style of the test will be similar to the regular monthly test message of the EAS, but, is being conducted in order to test and assess the readiness for distribution of a national-level...
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Mechanicsville VFD Selling Two Garage Structures

Mechanicsville VFD Selling Two Garage Structures

For Sale: (2) 40 X 51 Garage Structures with an A frame roof. The walls are 14′ tall. Both structures are fully insulated, wired and climate controlled. Both have (2) garage doors w/openers and 1 side entry door. They were used to house firetrucks during the building of the new Mechanicsville fire station. Please call Jackson...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Schedule for Columbus Day

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Schedule for Columbus Day

St. Mary’s County Government Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, October 10 for the Columbus Day holiday. County offices will re-open on Tuesday, October 11. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be open for normal business hours on Monday, October 10. However the SSTAP...
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Notice of Public Meeting St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement

Notice of Public Meeting St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement

In accordance with Section 113-5 of the Code of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) will hold a Public Meeting to notify and inform the community regarding the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 1 Project No. 2101WR. This project is MetCom’s first phase of the St. Clements...
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Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens Oct. 3, 2016

Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens Oct. 3, 2016

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday

The Special Operations Division from the Prince George’s County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, September 30th from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county.
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Police Charge School Bus Attendant With Sexual Abuse in Prince George’s County

Police Charge School Bus Attendant With Sexual Abuse in Prince George’s County

A school bus attendant is now in custody in connection with the sexual abuse of two young students in his care. The suspect is 38-year-old Michael Patopie of the 4200 block of Alton Street in Capitol Heights. The preliminary investigation reveals Patopie inappropriately touched two students, ages four and five, on a school bus...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following October monthly promotions: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (Saturday, Oct. 1- Monday, Oct. 31) To celebrate this special month, the shelter is giving a free toy with every adopted dog. Make a difference in the life of a shelter pup and consider adopting. If...
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NAS Patuxent River Air Expo 2016 will go on as Planned

NAS Patuxent River Air Expo 2016 will go on as Planned

NAS Patuxent River has announced that the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo 2016 will go on as planned Oct. 29 and 30. Following the Blue Angels announcement that they would not be performing at NAS Patuxent River this year, the decision was made by Air Expo planners to still hold the air show. The...
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Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to address the rising public health challenges caused by the national prescription opioids and heroin epidemic, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch issued a memo this week announcing the department’s three-part prevention, enforcement and treatment strategy.  The memo lays out action items, institutionalizes best practices, and builds on existing efforts by U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other Department of Justice components. Additionally, Attorney General Lynch sent...
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Riverdale Man Collegebound with $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Riverdale Man Collegebound with $50,000 Scratch-off Win

A 26-year-old Riverdale man who dreams of attending college someday is one step closer to making that dream come true. He just won a $50,000 top prize on the Triple Green Crossword game. The home renovation employee rarely plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs, he said. When he does play, the lucky man selects games by price...
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Consider A Themed Birthday Party Package For Your Child’s Next Celebration

Consider A Themed Birthday Party Package For Your Child’s Next Celebration

Citizens seeking a unique way to celebrate a child’s birthday should consider themed birthday party packages offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The themed parties are held at the Hollywood Recreation Center. Department staff will decorate the room with general decorations, gear arts and crafts and a group game based on the theme of the...
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Charles County Government October Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government October Holiday Schedule

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of October. All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, Oct. 10 (Columbus Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Nanjemoy...
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SMCSO and Child Protective Services Partner to Bring “Backpacks of Love” to St. Mary’s County

SMCSO and Child Protective Services Partner to Bring “Backpacks of Love” to St. Mary’s County

Children are usually brought into the foster care system once a report of abuse or neglect filed with the Department of Social Services has led to a determination that they must be removed from an unsafe home environment. These children face a multitude of difficulties, not the least of which is that they only...
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MEMA Announces $286,145 in Grants to Improve Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness

MEMA Announces $286,145 in Grants to Improve Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has announced that $286,145 in federal grants have been awarded to state and local government agencies in Maryland in order to improve hazardous material emergency preparedness and response. The grants are funded through the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. “MEMA continuously seeks...
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Urban BBQ Restaurant Review

Urban BBQ Restaurant Review

Another new restaurant in La Plata is now open! Urban BBQ is serving up BBQ, wings, salads, chili and other delicious food! I went in last week, before they opened, to talk with the corporate owners and the franchisees. Urban BBQ is a local chain, opened by Marylanders Lee and Dave in 2003. They...
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Spoons Korean and American BBQ Grand Opening Today

Spoons Korean and American BBQ Grand Opening Today

Spoons Korean and American BBQ grand opening is today at 11:00 a.m. They are excited to share their delicious Korean and American BBQ with all of you! Join them today, Monday September 26th for Craft Cocktails, Soju Bombs, Homemade Kimchi, Bulgogi, Pulled Pork, Spare Ribs and much, much more! They trained their staff all last week to get...
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