Mechanicsville Couple Claims $775,000 Multi-Match Jackpot

Mechanicsville Couple Claims $775,000 Multi-Match Jackpot

A Mechanicsville retiree picked up something new during a routine shopping trip at McKay’s Food & Drug in Charlotte Hall – a $775,000 jackpot-winning Multi-Match ticket. Days passed before the loyal player realized he’d won big in the Monday, Aug. 22, drawing because he and his wife were out of town visiting a family member. The retired plumber regularly buys groceries, Multi-Match and Cash4Life tickets at the St. Mary’s County store so a friend phoned the out-of-town duo when...
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15-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Crash

15-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Crash

UPDATE 8/26/2016 @ 2:35 p.m.: On August 25, during the afternoon hours, Nadine Rafellia Sequinao Leyson, 15, of Waldorf, died as a result of injuries she sustained after being struck by a car on August 24 near the intersection of Middletown Road and Ethridge Drive in Waldorf. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a van was traveling north on Middletown Road near Ethridge Drive. Other vehicles were stopped in the left turn lane of Middletown Road, obstructing the...
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SMCSO Detectives Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

SMCSO Detectives Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a private residence in Mechanicsville, Maryland for a sex offense. The investigation was continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division. The investigation revealed over a period of time, Timothy Lee King II, age 30, of Oxon Hill, and a fourteen-year-old female exchanged a series of text messages that were sexual in nature. During their conversations, King solicited the juvenile to perform various sexual...
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UPDATE: La Plata Police Officer Struck by Vehicle

UPDATE: La Plata Police Officer Struck by Vehicle

UPDATE – 8/25/2016 @ 5:30 P.M.: While on bike patrol in the town of La Plata, a police officer observed an occupied vehicle parked on Charles Street. As the officer approached the vehicle he saw driver to be in the process of injecting a what appeared to be a syringe into his arm. The officer made contact with the man, and ordered him to get out of the vehicle. The man then started the vehicle and attempted to flee, striking the officer....
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Two Lexington Park Men Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Two Lexington Park Men Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Deputy R. Steinbach from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a parking lot in the area of a hotel on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for the report of subjects using controlled dangerous substances in a vehicle, parked in the back parking lot. The driver, Daniel West Welling, 21, of Lexington Park, displayed signs of being under the influence, and the orange cap of a syringe was in the deputy’s plain view. Welling and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Robbery and Sexual Assault

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Robbery and Sexual Assault

On August 23, 2016, at approximately 9:23 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Nicolet Park in Lexington Park for the report of a robbery and sexual assault. A male and female victim were located by deputies and transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of minor physical injuries. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded and continued the investigation. Detectives learned from the victims an unknown male suspect approached...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Tony the Tiger

Wednesday’s Pet is Tony the Tiger

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/24/2016 Tony the Tiger Featured Pet: Tony the Tiger Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Retriever mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Tony is a 2-year-old Retriever mix. He is a smart boy that loves to give gentle hugs. Tony is sweet, cuddly and loves going on walks. He is still young and though he is gentle, he should continue working on obedience training. It is healthy for the...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s Official Response to the Board of County Commissioner’s

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s Official Response to the Board of County Commissioner’s

“To say we take pride in what we do, care about the citizens and service we give unselfishly, is an understatement.” Please take a moment to review the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s official response to the Board of County Commissioner’s July 26, 2016 meeting as it relates to Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt’s claims. Commissioner’s; The members of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. are compelled to respond to comments and accusations made at the July 26, 2016 Commissioner’s...
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$775,000 Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold at McKay’s in Charlotte Hall

$775,000 Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold at McKay’s in Charlotte Hall

If you bought a Multi-Match ticket for the Monday, Aug. 22 drawing, you might be smiling from ear to ear today! Some lucky Maryland Lottery player bought a $775,000 jackpot-winning ticket in Charlotte Hall for last night’s drawing. The winner, who is the fifth player to hit aMulti-Match jackpot in 2016, can choose between the annuity and an estimated $425,000 cash option. The winning ticket with the numbers 2, 7, 16, 19, 24 and 28 came from McKay’s Food &...
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Clements Woman Arrested Twice in One Day

Clements Woman Arrested Twice in One Day

On Friday, August 19, 2016 During a routine vehicle stop in the 26000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, Corporal P. Smolarsky from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified the female passenger as a wanted suspect. The warrant was confirmed with dispatch and the suspect, Megan Lee Maxwell, 36, of Clements, was placed under arrest. During a search of her purse, numerous loose pills, hypodermic needles, and a suspected smoking device were recovered. Maxwell was transported to the...
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Disturbance at Super 8 Motel Leads to Drug Arrest for Churchton Woman

Disturbance at Super 8 Motel Leads to Drug Arrest for Churchton Woman

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Deputy M. Beyer from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a disturbance in progress at the Super 8 Motel in California. A witness reported observing a male suspect throwing a female suspect to the ground. The female’s purse was located in the hotel where she was staying. In her purse, deputies recovered suspected cocaine, paraphernalia, and Suboxone. Units later located the female suspect identified as, Shannon Ashley Cronin, 28, of...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs After Traffic Stop

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs After Traffic Stop

On Thursday, August 19, 2016, Deputy A. Manns from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 26000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, to assist another deputy with a traffic stop on a motor vehicle. A routine check revealed the motor vehicle was not registered, and the tags were not returned to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The driver, Joseph Louis Herbert, 50, of Mechanicsville requested the vehicle be towed, and a routine inventory search was completed....
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Traffic Stop in Chesapeake Ranch Estates Results in Drug Arrest for North Beach Woman

Traffic Stop in Chesapeake Ranch Estates Results in Drug Arrest for North Beach Woman

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Deputy D. Naughton from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, at the back gate of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates. He observed a vehicle travelling with an unsecured rear registration plate and the driver was using a cell phone. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citation and released. The second occupant, Natalie Bongiorni, 30, of North Beach, was found to be in possession of a plastic wrapper...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Lusby

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Lusby

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputy J. Livingston from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was approached by an employee while he was working security at the Buckets Bar and Grille, in Lusby. He was told an underage male placed a liquor bottle next to the front door and entered to use the rest room. Michael Thompson, 20, of Leonardtown, was instructed to leave the property but allowed to wait for his ride, which was in-route....
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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash in Prince Frederick

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately at 3:55 p.m Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision. A preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Ford F-350 driven by Joseph Coulby, 19, of Prince Frederick, was traveling on Route 506 (Sixes Road), in Prince Frederick, when his vehicle crossed the double yellow line, striking a 2013 Chrysler 300, driven by Dexter Holland, 41, from Port Republic head on, As a result of the collision, Holland...
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Calvert County Family Network Secures State Funding to Help Local Youth

Calvert County Family Network Secures State Funding to Help Local Youth

The Calvert County Department of Community Resources announces that it recently received nearly $250,000 from the Governor’s Office for Children for two programs aimed at strengthening youth and families. The funding was part of $15 million set aside for the state’s 24 local management boards charged with bringing together local resources to address issues...
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Commissioners and Lt. Governor Announce New Drug Take-Back Program

Commissioners and Lt. Governor Announce New Drug Take-Back Program

On Friday, Aug. 26, Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined Charles County Commissioners at the County Government Building in La Plata for a news conference, to announce the first comprehensive pharmacy “drug take-back” program in the state of Maryland. Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy discussed the goals of the Drug Take-Back Program—a partnership between...
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MD 231 (Benedict Bridge) to be Closed for 30-Minute Periods Overnight

MD 231 (Benedict Bridge) to be Closed for 30-Minute Periods Overnight

Monday and Tuesday nights, August 29 and 30, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) “Benedict Bridge” over the Patuxent River for 30-minute periods. Crews will intermittently close the bridge to vehicles between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., holding traffic on...
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Montgomery County man Arrested for the Harassment of Miss Maryland

Montgomery County man Arrested for the Harassment of Miss Maryland

The Maryland State Police arrested and charged a Montgomery County man for the harassment of Miss Maryland. The accused is identified as Valencio Fernandes Pires, 51, of Germantown, Maryland. Pires was arrested at his home without incident on Friday, August 19, 2016. He is charged with harassment, stalking, & electronic mail harassment. He is...
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U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of 50th KC-130J Hercules

U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of 50th KC-130J Hercules

Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) and Lockheed Martin delivered the 50th KC-130J “Hercules” transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, Aug. 18. “The delivery of the Marine Corps 50th KC-130J is no doubt a significant milestone for the program and for the Marines,” said Jason Verbic,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations and Provides Safety Tips

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St. Mary’s County’s 2016-2017 school year officially begins Wednesday, August 24. Right now, parents and students are meandering through store aisles checking off school supplies, navigating through endless racks of school clothes, and picking out new backpacks. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St....
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Firefighters in Prince Frederick Rescue Dog From Well

Firefighters in Prince Frederick Rescue Dog From Well

On August 23, 2016 at approximately 6:;00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a confined space rescue at Joanna Court in Prince Frederick. The homeowner said her elderly cocker spaniel named Sam, who is deaf and blind, had fallen into a a deep well and was located at the bottom. As fiirefighters...
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MetCom Director Scott Bundy’s Fate to be Decided August 25

MetCom Director Scott Bundy’s Fate to be Decided August 25

After initially declaring his intent to resign from his post as the director of the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) in June, Scott Bundy had a change of heart. Bundy’s request to rescind his resignation was supposed to be discussed at last Thursday’s MetCom meeting, but was postponed to Thursday, August 25 because...
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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Donates Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Donates Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

In 1994, brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen opened the doors of the first Firehouse Subs restaurant in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Nearly 22 years later, the fast-casual chain known for its hot subs and hearty portions celebrates the opening of the 1,000th restaurant. To commemorate the milestone and continue the brand’s commitment to...
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Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

It’s been a true community resource for citizens since it first opened its doors in 2011. Now, the Home Grown Farmers’ Market is set to celebrate its 5-year anniversary of service to the community on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market was created as a partnership between St. Mary’s County, local...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Sept. 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Sept. 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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Charles County Public Schools Preparing to Welcome Students Back to Class Next Week

Charles County Public Schools Preparing to Welcome Students Back to Class Next Week

The 2016-17 school year for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) officially begins on Monday, Aug. 29 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. The school system expects more than 26,500 students to fill hallways and classrooms next week. These students will join the more than 2,000 teachers who reported back to class today and...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

On August 20, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the closing address of the 2016 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) summer conference in Ocean City. After spending the past 19 months traveling across the state and meeting with local governments, constituents, and business owners, the governor highlighted the significant progress already made and discussed new initiatives...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/22/2016 to 8/26/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/22/2016 to 8/26/2016

During the week of August 22 to August 26, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m....
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Gov. Larry Hogan to end Predecessor’s Septic Tank Mandate

Gov. Larry Hogan to end Predecessor’s Septic Tank Mandate

“Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday, August 20, 2016 he will end a statewide mandate for homeowners and businesses to use what’s called ‘best available technology’ in septic systems when they construct or enlarge buildings, a policy put in place by his predecessor to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan, a Republican, made...
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Police in Charles County Help Make Little Girls 7th Birthday a Happy One

Police in Charles County Help Make Little Girls 7th Birthday a Happy One

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Patrolman First Class. Chris Curtis from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded for a call to assist a motorist. It was a call that he – and the mother and daughter who were in the car – will never forget: “The mother’s vehicle had broken down...
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Temple Hills “Winning Dad” Claims Second Big Prize this Summer

Temple Hills “Winning Dad” Claims Second Big Prize this Summer

A lucky Temple Hills man is becoming very familiar with the drive to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Today marked the second time this summer that he made the trek to claim a large Lottery prize. This $48,000 win was courtesy of a Keno ticket he purchased on Aug. 12 at his favorite Lottery...
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