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50-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

50-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Friday, May 25, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38000 block of All Faith Church Road, in the area of New Market Turner Road, in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle on its side with...
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UPDATE: MISSING CHILD LOCATED

UPDATE: MISSING CHILD LOCATED

UPDATE: Child has been located he is ok. Thank you to all the citizens that came out to help in the search. Missing 3 yo b/m gray white striped shirt gray pants short black hair missing from Carriage Lane Huntingtown. Last seen near woodline approx 30 minutes ago near 510 Carriage Lane. If seen call...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

May 28, 2018, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins, and...
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Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Food

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Food

St. Mary’s County residents stepped up to the challenge during the recent Stuff the Bus food drive. The event was held Saturday, May 19 despite stormy weather conditions. This, however, did not deter those who dropped off food donations. Stuff the Bus is an annual event held to ensure local food pantries are well...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Participate in Border-to-Border Seat Belt Usage Initiative

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Participate in Border-to-Border Seat Belt Usage Initiative

On May 21, 2018, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies participated in a Border-to-Border initiative sponsored by the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Officers conducted enforcement for various violations, specifically focusing on seat belt usage in the area of the county borders with Charles and Calvert counties. That day, St. Mary’s officers issued 24 citations...
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Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will permanently eliminate the $7.50 E-ZPass Maryland transponder fee for all new customers, putting $46 million back into Marylanders’ wallets over the next five years. In 2015, the governor announced major toll rollbacks across the state, resulting in $270 million in savings for our citizens....
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch Off Purchased at Captain Sam’s

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch Off Purchased at Captain Sam’s

A St. Mary’s County woman enjoyed a dose of high drama after playing her Maryland Lottery Ultimate Riches scratch-off. Sharon Carter, a federal student loan employee, found a $50,000 prize on her lucky $20 instant ticket. Her journey to a big win began at Capt. Sam’s in Bushwood. Riding a recent lucky streak and...
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Awards Bestowed to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officers and Civilians

Awards Bestowed to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officers and Civilians

Several St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers and civilians were recognized and commended for their service at the 18th Annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Awards Banquet. Included for the first time at the ceremony were Great Mills High School Unit Citations for the response to a student shooting at Great Mills...
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Two Occupants Avoid Injury When SUV Crashes into Pond

Two Occupants Avoid Injury When SUV Crashes into Pond

On Friday, May 18, 2018, at approximately 9:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Pegg Road, in the area of Stoney Brook Road for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned with entrapment, into a pond. Crews arrived on scene to find a SUV off the roadway, on its...
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Jack Bailey Endorsed by County Commissioner O’Connor and Jarboe

Jack Bailey Endorsed by County Commissioner O’Connor and Jarboe

SMNEWSNET received the following press releases from County Commissioner John O’Connor and Tom Jarboe. ________ John O’Connor: As one of your County Commissioners I am pleased to offer my strongest endorsement of Jack Bailey for State Senate in District 29. St. Mary’s County needs a Senator who will understand the County Commissioners and the community. I...
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Letter to the Editor: I do not Know who Exactly Jack Bailey is…

Letter to the Editor:  I do not Know who Exactly Jack Bailey is…

Dear Editor, I’m writing to express my concern that Governor Larry Hogan is promoting a no name politician out of the Governor’s Mansion of Maryland. I do not know who exactly Jack Bailey is but it alarmed me to see his political advertising signs posted about Saint Mary’s County with an added sign saying...
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Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Rain is in the forecast for the remainder of this week and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is reminding residents to be prepared for additional storms and flooding. “Much of the state has already experienced heavy rain and flooding and these conditions are predicted to continue for the next several days,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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ID Needed of Theft Suspect in St. Mary’s County

ID Needed of Theft Suspect in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On May 1st, 7th, and 9th, of 2018, the individual pictured placed various items inside his backpack, at the McKays Store located on Merchants Lane, in Leonardtown, and proceeded to leave the business without purchasing the items. Anyone with information...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Remind Public There’s no Time Limit to Report a Missing Person

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Remind Public There’s no Time Limit to Report a Missing Person

There is a misconception among the general public that a certain amount of time has to elapse before reporting a missing person The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens that it has no waiting period to report a person missing. If you fear that someone is missing, do not hesitate to report it...
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Driver of Box Truck Injured in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

Driver of Box Truck Injured in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 8555 Kentucky Avenue and Charles Street, in La Plata for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a large vehicle. While en-route to the scene, dispatch advised first responders that 911 callers reported...
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Third Victim Identified In Charles County Triple Fatal Vehicle Crash

Third Victim Identified In Charles County Triple Fatal Vehicle Crash

UPDATE 5/16/2018 @ 4:15 p.m.: Maryland State Police have identified the third victim in a triple fatal crash that occurred yesterday in Charles County. Kayle Bodensteiner, 24, of Baltimore is identified as the third victim in yesterday’s fatal crash. She was the right rear passenger in a Lincoln MKX. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased...
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$5,000 Becomes $50,000 Win for Prince George’s County Scratch-off Fan

$5,000 Becomes $50,000 Win for Prince George’s County Scratch-off Fan

Sometimes, more is better and that’s true in the case of the prize tied to a winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off. Solomon Zewudie of Oxon Hill thought his Cash Craze Doubler instant ticket was a $5,000 winner until the lucky scratch-off slowly revealed its $50,000 top prize. Talk about lucky! “I still can’t believe it,”...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly...
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Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

Jayron Khalil Foster, age 21, of Riverdale, Maryland, has pled guilty to production of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Andre R. Watson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Colonel William M....
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Three Dead in Motor Vehicle Crash in Newburg

Three Dead in Motor Vehicle Crash in Newburg

Maryland State Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Charles County that has claimed the life of three people. Three people were pronounced deceased at the scene. They have not yet been identified and are pending next of kin notification. Two people were transported to the hospital by Maryland State Police...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Injures One in Great Mills

Motor Vehicle Accident Injures One in Great Mills

On Monday, May 14, at 4:06 p.m., police, fire and rescue were alerted to a motor vehicle accident on Chancellors Run Road, in the area of Horsehead Road in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a rear-end style collision, with one vehicle in the roadway, and the other...
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Routine Maintenance Requires Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson, Bridge Sunday, May 20

Routine Maintenance Requires Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson, Bridge Sunday, May 20

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform routine maintenance to the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County. Crews will be clearing bridge drains between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drivers...
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UPDATE: Hollywood Man Arrested for Arson After Lighting House on Fire

UPDATE: Hollywood Man Arrested for Arson After Lighting House on Fire

UPDATE 5/15/2018: A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a Hollywood man who intentionally set fire to a two story single family dwelling in Hollywood. The residence is owned by Michael Nowotny. On May 9, 2018, at approximately 4:45 pm, approximately 50 firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Leonardtown, and Hughesville, responded to...
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Police Investigating Fiery Motor Vehicle Accident in Sunderland

Police Investigating Fiery Motor Vehicle Accident in Sunderland

On May 12, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Maryland Route 2 and Wayside Drive in Sunderland for a report of an accident involving three vehicles. The investigation revealed a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Mathew Austin Smith, 29 of Bushwood, was waiting to turn at...
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Juvenile Charged with Arson in Lexington Park

Juvenile Charged with Arson in Lexington Park

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, at approximately 11:35 a.m, firefighters from Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to a shed fire at 21549 Old Missouri Street, in Lexington Park. The fire was discovered by a neighbor and was contained to the interior of a 10 x 10 shed with...
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