State Highway Administration Prepares for Afternoon Snow, Ice Storm

State Highway Administration Prepares for Afternoon Snow, Ice Storm

The evening rush hours will be affected by a winter storm, making the afternoon commute challenging, likely longer and potentially dangerous due to icy conditions. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is urging motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts and adjust commuting schedules accordingly. “This storm has the potential to significantly impact today’s rush hour with a snow and ice combination,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “If at all possible, we are asking people to...
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Winter Weather Advisory Issued March 02 until March 03 at 7:00 PM EST by NWS

Winter Weather Advisory Issued March 02 until March 03 at 7:00 PM EST by NWS

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING… …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY. * LOCATIONS…CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND. * HAZARD TYPES…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH…ALONG WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE. *...
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Hoyer Releases Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski

Hoyer Releases Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced she will not seek reelection in 2016: “For nearly four decades as a Member of the United States Congress, Barbara Mikulski has been Maryland’s untiring fighter for justice and opportunity and a trailblazer for breaking down barriers. It has been my honor to serve alongside her in the House for six years and then to see her elected as Maryland’s Senator in 1987,...
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Two Mechanicsville Men Arrested for Home Invasion Armed Robbery

Two Mechanicsville Men Arrested for Home Invasion Armed Robbery

On March 1, 2015, at 11:45 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 36000 block of West Lakeland Drive, in Mechanicsville for the report of a home invasion. Victims reported two male suspects entered the home armed with a handgun and a baseball bat. The suspects demanded money and cell phones from the two victims. The victims complied and neither sustained any injuries. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted, responded to the scene and...
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Sheriff Cameron Appointed to Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force

Sheriff Cameron Appointed to Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force

Governor Larry Hogan today joined with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford to announce the establishment of both the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and a separate Inter-Agency Coordinating Council. Both groups will work and support efforts to address Maryland’s growing heroin and opioid crisis. “For far too long, state and local agencies have worked in silos with little communication and less coordination,” said Governor Hogan. “The purpose of the inter-agency council and task force is to connect the dots...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, March 2, 2015

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening for Monday, March 2, 2015 with a Code 1 for employees. The conditions will be reassessed on Monday, March 2, 2015 NAS Patuxent River: Employee Reporting for Monday, March 2, is Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework NAS Patuxent River is open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Monday, March 2. Admin leave will be granted for the hours before the set delayed arrival....
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Highway Crews Continue Treating Roads Overnight

Highway Crews Continue Treating Roads Overnight

This evening, overnight and through rush hour tomorrow morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority will continue winter operations by applying salt to interstates, US and State (numbered) routes. Sunday’s storm system produced snow, freezing rain and sleet, which impacted motorists across Maryland. “Expected below freezing temperatures overnight could cause refreezing of any precipitation on roadways. If you must drive, reduce speeds, especially along ramps, bridges and overpasses where freezing can occur...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Attempting to Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Attempting to Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

On February 26,2015, Lawrence Edward Keister, 48 of Lexington Park was an inmate in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Keister was court ordered to be released to attend a doctor’s appointment in Leonardtown and detectives had received information he would be receiving “Suboxone” to smuggle back into the jail. Keister met with a female, obtained the “Suboxone” which was inside of a balloon and swallowed it. Detectives immediately approached the suspect and confirmed he had ingested the controlled...
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Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

In January 2015, Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, began an investigation into the electronic sending and receiving of pornographic images utilizing Facebook messaging service between an adult male suspect and a 14 year old female. Detectives determined between November 2014 and January 2015, the suspect, Lance K. Cutchember, 33 of Valley Lee sent nude photographs of himself to the victim and requested she send nude photographs of herself in return. The victim informed the...
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Winter Weather Advisory Issued Until March 02 at 3:00 AM EST by NWS

Winter Weather Advisory Issued Until March 02 at 3:00 AM EST by NWS

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 3 AM EST MONDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 3 AM EST MONDAY. * LOCATIONS…WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND. * HAZARD TYPES…SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS…A COATING TO 1 INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET ACROSS WASHINGTON DC AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND. 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE NORTHERN AND...
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Snow Removal From Sidewalks on Great Mills Road Estimated to Cost Upwards of $30,000

Snow Removal From Sidewalks on Great Mills Road Estimated to Cost Upwards of $30,000

The State of Maryland and St. Mary’s County Government have begun cleanup efforts to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, intersections and crosswalks along Great Mills Road / Route 246. State Highway and the Department of Public Works and Transportation have mobilized forces to begin the process of clearing the snow and ice. The work is expected to continue through the upcoming weekend. Snow and ice gathered from the sidewalks will be stored on the Great Mills Swimming Pool...
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Leonardtown Man Charged with Child Abuse and Assault of Two Year Old Female

Leonardtown Man Charged with Child Abuse and Assault of Two Year Old Female

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, a two year old female was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by her grandparents after she arrived at their home for visitation with multiple injuries. The victim suffered from bruises all over her body, a laceration on her head and another on her buttocks. She was also missing hair from her scalp which appeared to have been pulled out by force. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by hospital staff. Detectives immediately responded...
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Brother and Sister Arrested in Drug Prescription Fraud Case

Brother and Sister Arrested in Drug Prescription Fraud Case

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, being assisted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, began an investigation into Teresa Lynn Glaze aka “Teresa Lynn Hall”, 44 of Leonardtown and her possible involvement with diverting “oxycodone”. Suspect Glaze began working for a doctor in the Prince Frederick area and was terminated. During her time at the doctor’s office she wrote approximately 72 fraudulent prescriptions using a stolen blank prescription pad. She wrote prescriptions in the name of friends...
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Bank Robber’s Ram Police Car, One in Custody

Bank Robber’s Ram Police Car, One in Custody

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of officers assigned to COPS and the Southern Maryland Intelligence Center (SMIC), were conducting surveillance at various banks in the county due to recent bank robberies. At approximately 1:42 p.m., investigators observed a man run from the BB&T Bank at 2140 Old Washington Road in Waldorf and get into a Toyota Camry which was parked nearby. Suspecting a robbery had...
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UPDATE: Police Involved Shooting in Charles County

UPDATE: Police Involved Shooting in Charles County

UPDATE 2/26/15 @ 6:45 p.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the first-degree assault that occurred on February 24 on Azalea Place in Waldorf in which a man assaulted and choked his girlfriend and then pointed a loaded shotgun at officers who responded to help. The officer involved in the shooting is Officer S. Hooper, a 22-year-veteran of law enforcement and a two-year-veteran of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The officers who rendered aid to the wounded...
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TPP/ANA Next Generation of Training: Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) Panel & Reception

TPP/ANA Next Generation of Training: Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) Panel & Reception

The Patuxent Partnership and Patuxent River Squadron #18 of the Association of Naval Aviation will host their 23rd panel, “Next Generation of Training: Live Virtual Constructive (LVC),” on Thursday, March 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. LVC combines a live simulation involving real people operating real...
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Commission for People with Disabilities to Present Annual Awards Program

Commission for People with Disabilities to Present Annual Awards Program

The St. Mary’s County Commission for People with Disabilities will hold its annual Awards program this summer. The program celebrates contributions made by individuals and businesses in our community, and to raise awareness regarding persons with disabilities. Nominations for this year’s awards are now open. Award categories include, Volunteer, Notable Employer, Care Partner Award, Innovative Program, Vicki Brown Award...
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Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator Graduates First Cohort

Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator Graduates First Cohort

The overwhelming consensus among the first cohort of Southern Maryland entrepreneurs completing the Frankin Entrepreneurial Accelerator (FEA) program was that the training they received will help them not only grow their businesses but enjoy growing their businesses. The Southern Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Southern Maryland and the University...
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Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City

Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate Maryland’s 381st anniversary on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the city where it all began. Bring your kites – and let them soar from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by watching our annual ceremony at 1 p.m., featuring students from across Maryland and local dignitaries. Explore the world of early Maryland or...
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CSM Students Ask for Support from Legislators Community Colleges Fill Critical Educational Needs

CSM Students Ask for Support from Legislators Community Colleges Fill Critical Educational Needs

Student representatives from the College of Southern Maryland met with their legislators in Annapolis during the Maryland Association of Community College (MACC) Advocacy Day on Feb. 11 to discuss keeping college tuition affordable. CSM students were joined by hundreds of their counterparts from Maryland’s 15 other community colleges in asking for support from members...
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Beltway Drivers Alert Troopers to Bus Driver Operating DUI

Beltway Drivers Alert Troopers to Bus Driver Operating DUI

Concerned drivers on I-695 in Baltimore County this afternoon may have helped avert a tragedy when they alerted State Police to a commercial bus operating erratically, which led to the arrest of the driver for DUI. The driver is identified as Pamelia L. Willie, 52, of Randallstown, Md. Willie is charged with 23 traffic...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Camp Springs

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Camp Springs

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Camp Springs. The victim is 50-year-old Calvin Whitting of Goblet Drive in Clinton. On February 28, 2015, at about 9:45 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5800 block of Allentown Road for a crash involving a pedestrian. When they arrived, the...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for March 1

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for March 1

Due to the inclement weather the following changes are in effect for Sunday, March 1: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools facilities are closed. Recreation & Parks programs held in the Public Schools will be cancelled. All Recreation Centers will close at 12:00 p.m. and no recreation programs will take place after 12:00 pm. Recreation and...
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Charles County Public Schools – March 1, 2015 activities canceled, buildings closed

Charles County Public Schools – March 1, 2015 activities canceled, buildings closed

Due to inclement weather forecasts, all Sunday, March 1, 2015, activities are canceled and all Charles County Public Schools buildings are closed. Visit the school system website, http://www.ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656, for the latest Charles County Public Schools updates.
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MD Natural Resources Police Charges for Illegal Hunting

MD Natural Resources Police Charges for Illegal Hunting

Four men and a juvenile have been charged with illegal waterfowl hunting on Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Bryan Webb, 57, of Pasadena, David Butler, 51, of Gibson Island, John Tracey, 58, of Owings Mills, and Charles Vieth, 58, of Reisterstown, were issued citations for hunting waterfowl...
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Remembering a Friend; Creating a Legacy

Remembering a Friend; Creating a Legacy

When College of Southern Maryland Foundation Director Alland Leandre learned of the passing of a mentor and longtime friend he wanted to do something meaningful that would commemorate her life. His mentor, Charles County resident Oreta Stinson, had been the small business coordinator working as a civilian at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C....
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DNR Releases 2015 Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results

DNR Releases 2015 Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results

Each winter, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources make visual estimates of ducks, geese and swans along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay shoreline and Atlantic coast. This year, the teams witnessed more than 855,500 waterfowl, slightly lower than the 905,000 birds...
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Calvert Hospice Offers Drop-In Men’s Grief Support Group

Calvert Hospice Offers Drop-In Men’s Grief Support Group

Calvert Hospice holds a Men’s Grief Support Group the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. The next group will meet Tuesday, March 17 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. This group is open to all Calvert County men grieving the loss of...
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Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting its annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The library expects dozens of camps, vacation bible schools, sports clubs, scouting organizations and many other fun summer providers to be present at the Fair. If you are looking for enriching activities for your children this...
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Mocha Moms, Inc. Waldorf Chapter Welcomes Recycling Initiative

Mocha Moms, Inc. Waldorf Chapter Welcomes Recycling Initiative

Mocha Moms, Inc., the national non-profit organization for mothers, has begun a project, which they hope will have an impact on not only the environment, but also the local schools it touches. For the next three months, the organization will collect crayons, under the umbrella of the Crayon Collection, and deliver them to local...
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“St. Catty’s Day” Adoption Event Starts March 14

“St. Catty’s Day” Adoption Event Starts March 14

Come adopt a kitty from the Tri-County Animal Shelter during this special “St. Catty’s Day” celebration and save yourself a pot o’ gold. The Tri-County Animal Shelter will be holding the “St. Catty’s Day” adoption event from Saturday, March 14 through Saturday, March 21. Cats and kittens are available for adoption at a reduced...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Snow Thursday Morning

State Highway Administration Prepares for Snow Thursday Morning

Commuters Should Delay Travel if Snow Hits During Rush Hours The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) strongly urges residents to assess the forecast and conditions early Thursday morning to determine whether to delay their commutes. Some forecast model updates are now showing the storm tracking more north with snow accumulation in...
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