Bluegrass for Hospice-2014 TODAY!!

Bluegrass for Hospice-2014 TODAY!!

Bluegrass for Hospice-2014 will be held at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland located on Flat Iron Road just 1.5 miles from MD Route 5.  The event begins Saturday October 25, 2014 from Noon – 8 pm with gates opening at 11:00 am.  All proceeds for the day go to support the Hospice House of St. Mary’s County. The headliners of this year’s Bluegrass for Hospice-2014, The Seldom Scene, was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall...
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NRP Seeks Public’s Help in Catching Bald Eagle Shooter

NRP Seeks Public’s Help in Catching Bald Eagle Shooter

Maryland Natural Resources Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who shot a bald eagle in Pasadena last month that later died. The eagle was discovered struggling in Rock Creek on Sept. 21 by an employee of the Maryland Yacht Club. Ernie Jenkins used a net to scoop the bird from the water and called Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, but wildlife rehabilitators were unable to save the eagle, which died three days later....
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“Bubbles” the Otter Passed Away

“Bubbles” the Otter Passed Away

It is with heavy heart that the Calvert Marine Museum announces the loss of one of its North American river otters. The Otter named Keenan by the staff, but known affectionately by thousands of visitors as “Bubbles,” passed away last night. He had been unwell for several weeks and under a veterinarian’s care. Kennan was the second otter to carry the “Bubbles” name since the museum opened the otter exhibit in 1994. Keenan was a delight to museum visitors...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 10/24/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 10/24/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of John Ercell Staton, 49, of Newburg. Staton currently has four outstanding warrants: failure to appear for a second-degree assault charge; failure to appear for violating probation; theft under $1,000; and violation of probation relating to a theft charge. Staton is 5’8”, 200 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. Warrant officers have been looking for Staton since September. Anyone with information about...
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UPDATE: $3,000 Reward Offered for Information – Woman Shot in Lexington Park

UPDATE: $3,000 Reward Offered for Information – Woman Shot in Lexington Park

UPDATE 10/24/14: The Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation and is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Ellis at 301-475-4200 x 9125. St. Mary’s County Crime Solversis offering a reward of $3,000 for information about this crime that leads to an arrest or indictment. Callers can call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to “TIP239″ plus your message to ‘”CRIMES” (274637) Official Press Release 9/15/14: On September 12, 2014 at...
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Rocking Out for a Good Cause

Rocking Out for a Good Cause

What do you get when you mix hot local music with an enthusiastic crowd? You get Rocktoberfest, a new annual event in La Plata that benefits the Charles County Public Schools’ music and arts programs. Spearheaded by Island Music Company and the La Plata Business Association, the first Rocktoberfest took place Saturday, Oct. 18, at Casey Jones restaurant in La Plata. Local favorites Franklin Square Band and Sara Gray donated their time and talents to the cause. “It was...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 10/23/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 10/23/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Assault – On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:31 am, Tpr. E. Krenik responded to the 26000 block of Independence Drive for a reported domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that Kelly E. Braxton, 32, of Mechanicsville, had been involved in a physical altercation with a male victim.  Ms. Braxton assaulted the male victim, then assaulted a second male victim who attempted to intervene. Two children were present during...
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Two Arrested for Assault in St. Mary’s County

Two Arrested for Assault in St. Mary’s County

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Deputy Wesner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Kilbeggan Court in Great Mills, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Anthony James Cookson, 45, of Great Mills, struck the victim in the face with his fist. The victim was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injury to the face. Cookson was placed under arrest and transported to the St....
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Wednesday’s Pet is DAPPER DAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DAPPER DAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/22/14 is DAPPER DAN Featured Pet: DAPPER DAN Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Sex: Male Size: Small (5 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Dan is a tiny 1-year-old playful Chihuahua. He is playful, energetic and snuggly. Dan is an adorable delightful pup; he is so outgoing and lovable. He would do best in a home with another small dog for...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 10/22/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 10/22/14

During the week of October 13 through October 19 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,342 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go HERE and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 10/22/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 10/22/14

Maryland State Police from the Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft/Shoplifting: On 10/15/14 at 05:40 pm, Trooper Palumbo responded to the Family Dollar Store in Prince Frederick for a reported of shoplifting. April M. Rogers, 29 of Prince Frederick, was observed placing several items in her handbag as if to conceal them. The store manager stopped Ms. Rogers from leaving the premise and Trooper Palumbo, after investigating the incident, placed Ms....
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Two Arrested for Burglary in Lexington Park

Two Arrested for Burglary in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Deputy Wesner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Cabot Place in Lexington Park, after a witness reported a burglary to an unoccupied residence. Deputy Wesner located 2 suspects inside the residence, identified as Divon James Chase, 23, of Lexington Park, and Jordan Tyler McGee, 19, of Virginia. Neither suspect had permission to be inside the residence. Chase and McGee were placed under arrest and transported to the St....
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California Woman Arrested for Assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest after being Stopped for Passing a Stopped School Bus

California Woman Arrested for Assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest after being Stopped for Passing a Stopped School Bus

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, at around 4:45 p.m., an off duty Department of Defense Police Officer and other witnesses observed a vehicle passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing in the area of Monterey Lane in California. The officer called the police and followed the offending vehicle to Catalina Lane in California. Deputy Bowen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Catalina Lane and made contact with suspect Joyce Marie Rulapaugh, 50, of California, who...
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Police Called for Armed Robbery and find Drunk Clements Man with a Pellet Gun

Police Called for Armed Robbery and find Drunk Clements Man with a Pellet Gun

On Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 7:45 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lexington Park CVS Pharmacy on Great Mills Road for the report of an armed robbery in progress. As officers were responding they were advised that an extremely intoxicated white male was at the pharmacy with a handgun. Deputies arrived on scene and located a white male in a Redskins sweatshirt fitting the description of the gunman and detained him....
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Charles County Crime Report for 10/21/14

Charles County Crime Report for 10/21/14

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: On Oct. 15 at about 6:15 p.m., an unknown suspect gained entry into a garage in the 3800 block of Pine Cone Circle in Waldorf. The homeowner saw the suspect who fled after being observed. The suspect was described as a black male, possibly in...
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CCPS Board Honors Exemplary Employees

CCPS Board Honors Exemplary Employees

The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees at the Oct. 14 Board meeting, including Christine Busey, Debra Haan, Lauren Hoza, Holly Marsh and Matthew Watkoski. Busey is a prekindergarten instructional assistant at Gale-Bailey Elementary School. She was nominated for recognition for her dedication to students and exemplar work ethic....
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NRC Renews License for Dry Spent Fuel Storage Facility at Calvert Cliffs

NRC Renews License for Dry Spent Fuel Storage Facility at Calvert Cliffs

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a 40-year license renewal for Exelon Generation’s dry-cask independent spent fuel storage installation at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby, MD. The license now has an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2052. The initial 20-year license would have expired Nov. 30, 2012, but Exelon submitted a...
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License Your Pets at Discounted Price in Calvert County – Nov. 3-9

License Your Pets at Discounted Price in Calvert County – Nov. 3-9

Pet owners in Calvert County who need to license their dogs and cats can take advantage of Calvert County Animal Control’s sixth annual Amnesty Week scheduled for Nov. 3-9 and get their pets licensed at a discount. The reduced fee for spayed and neutered pets is $3 each. The fee for non-spayed and non-neutered...
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October Home Buyer’s Dinner Party!

October Home Buyer’s Dinner Party!

Join us for our Home Buyer’s Dinner Party at the Marrick Homes’ Marley Run Single Family Model Home in Huntingtown, Maryland on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This is a fun and informative event for couples or individuals interested in learning about the home buying process. Tour a beautiful...
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3rd Annual “Celebrate Charles: FallFest”

3rd Annual “Celebrate Charles: FallFest”

Charles County residents can celebrate the autumn season by participating in the “Celebrate Charles: FallFest.” The event features a Trick-or-Trick trail and Family Fun Zone play for children, as well as a marketplace of local artisans and crafters.  Live music will be provided by the Sam Grow Band and the Sara Gray Band. WHAT:     ...
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Public Meeting to be Held for MD 5 – Point Lookout Road Improvement Project

Public Meeting to be Held for MD 5 – Point Lookout Road Improvement Project

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun to design improvements to MD 5 – Point Lookout Road from south of Camp Brown Road to the causeway inside Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County. The planned improvements include roadway resurfacing and widening with 11-foot-wide lanes and 8-foot-wide shoulders along most of the...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Remembers Ben Bradlee

Historic St. Mary’s City Remembers Ben Bradlee

The Commission, Foundation, and staff of Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) were saddened to learn that our friend and champion, Benjamin C. Bradlee, passed away on Tuesday, October 21. In 1991, the recently-retired Bradlee was “shanghaied” by then-Governor William Donald Schaefer into taking the helm of a newly-reconstituted HSMC Commission, the governing body of...
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Two Car Accident in Prince Frederick Leads to Fly Out

Two Car Accident in Prince Frederick Leads to Fly Out

On Friday, October 17, 2014 at approximately 3:16 p.m. the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to an alert of a personal injury accident at South Solomons Island Road and Duke Street in Prince Frederick. Units arrive to find a two vehicle car accident with one person trapped. Two people were...
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Four Car Accident in Prince Frederick Leads to Fly Out

Four Car Accident in Prince Frederick Leads to Fly Out

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at approximately 4:40 p.m. the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to an alert of a personal injury accident at North Solomons Island Road and Harrow Lane. Units arrived to find a four car accident with one person trapped. Three people were injured. One patient was...
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Advancing Local Preparedness for Ebola Virus

Advancing Local Preparedness for Ebola Virus

At this time, there are no suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease in St. Mary’s County. While the risk of acquiring Ebola in St. Mary’s County remains extremely low, the St. Mary’s County Health Department is monitoring the national situation and working closely with local and state partners to prepare for and respond to...
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Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that the 2014 juvenile index ─ a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay ─ is 11.0, nearly equal to the 61-year average of 11.7. The results indicate a healthy level of reproduction for Maryland’s state fish. “These findings reinforce that, although the coastal...
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CSM, Community Volunteers Assist Student with Disabilities

CSM, Community Volunteers Assist Student with Disabilities

Millions of Americans are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990—celebrated in the month of October—which provides protection against discrimination based on disability and requires educational institutions receiving federal funds to provide accommodations, services or assistive technology to students with disabilities. The College of Southern Maryland’s Disability Support Services (DSS) assists...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/20/14 to 10/24/14

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/20/14 to 10/24/14

During the week of October 20 – October 24, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Have a great week and please drive gently.
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Open House on Joint Land Use Study Public Draft for NAS Patuxent River

Open House on Joint Land Use Study Public Draft for NAS Patuxent River

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, in partnership with Calvert County, Caroline County, Charles County, Dorchester County, St. Mary’s County, Northumberland County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Westmoreland County, Wicomico County, and participating communities within these jurisdictions is preparing a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to address compatibility planning around Naval Air Station Patuxent River...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks to Celebrate Halloween with a Ghoulish Gala

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks to Celebrate Halloween with a Ghoulish Gala

Are you looking for some Halloween fun for you and your family? The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks’ Ghoulish Gala could be the answer! The Gala take place on Saturday October 25, from 5 – 8 p.m. for families with children of all ages. Come do the Monster Mash with us...
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DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult. To participate, youth must...
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Fall Farm Activities Taking Place Throughout Maryland

Fall Farm Activities Taking Place Throughout Maryland

To kick off Maryland’s fall agri-tourism season, Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today visited Montpelier Farms in Prince George’s to experience first- hand the state’s rich selection of agricultural recreational opportunities. During his visit, Secretary Hance joined 380 elementary school children to participate in Maryland agri-tourism activities (corn maze, hay ride, petting farm, and pumpkin...
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