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Maryland Announces Comprehensive Oyster Restoration Plan

Maryland Announces Comprehensive Oyster Restoration Plan

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced a comprehensive plan on oyster restoration, including its intention to recommend Breton Bay and the upper St. Mary’s River as the fourth and fifth tributaries to satisfy the state’s commitment to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement goal of restoring native oyster habitat and populations in five tributaries by...
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Pet Owners Reminded to Be Extra Cautious During Holiday Season

Pet Owners Reminded to Be Extra Cautious During Holiday Season

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division reminds pet owners to be extra cautious during the holiday season. Extra sights, sounds and people can cause pets to become over-stressed and may cause them to act out. “As a precaution to prevent additional stress to the pet and ensure the safety of...
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Waldorf Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Waldorf Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Thursday, December 14, 2017 a Charles County jury convicted Darren Anthony Wimbush, 35 of Waldorf, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and 10 counts of Second Degree Sex Offense. On June 30, 2015, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a Crime Solver’s anonymous tip...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is pre-treating roads in advance of a storm that is forecast to affect the region later today. Midday drivers are encouraged to provide pre-treating trucks ample room to effectively pre-treat the highways. “This storm is forecast to arrive at the worst possible time –...
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Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Troopers are urging motorists to be cautious and be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions with winter weather expected today for much of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory has been issued for 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. today for most of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. An inch or two...
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Missing Person by Request – Christopher Hicks – 17-Years-Old – St. Mary’s County

Missing Person by Request – Christopher Hicks – 17-Years-Old – St. Mary’s County

The family of 17 year old Christopher Hicks is asking for the public’s assistance in locating him, he is missing out of the Lexington Park area. Christopher was last seen in Baltimore County on November 13, 2017. He has been reported missing to the following Counties: St. Mary’s, Montgomery and Baltimore. If you have...
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign...
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WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As the cold weather sets in, The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is in search of additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (WARM). The program provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter in St. Mary’s County. Wondering how you can make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland hunters reported taking 34,412 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was similar to last year’s official harvest of 35,002. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that more than 4,000 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season, more than 10 percent of the total take during...
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Dr. Richard Fleming Retires asVice President at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus; Barbara Ives Appointed asInterim

Dr. Richard Fleming Retires asVice President at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus; Barbara Ives Appointed asInterim

After nearly nine years at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Dr. Richard Fleming, vice president and dean of the Prince Frederick Campus at the College of Southern Maryland, has announced his retirement from CSM effective the end of December. Barbara Ives, who serves as director of CSM’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, which includes...
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Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

A Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan who took a chance on Keno landed a $10,000 prize just in time for the holidays! The St. Mary’s County resident won his holiday cash following a long day at work. After coming home, the winner and his uncle set out to visit their favorite pizza place in Lusby. They ordered...
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Two Women Dead After Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Two Women Dead After Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at approximately 11:55 a.m. deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Plum Point Road and Cecil Lane, in Huntingtown, for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival deputies requested members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) respond. Reconstruction...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of new initiatives to spur job creation and economic growth in Maryland and further establish the state’s leadership in key STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries. The governor was joined by Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, Wicomico...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision from Monday, December 11, 2017,  in which one person died and another was injured in Prince George’s County. At approximately 9:15 p.m., troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to the outer loop of I-495 south of MD 202 regarding a reported collision. According to investigators’ preliminary...
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Comptroller Launches Petition to Rally Support for Craft Beer Legislation

Comptroller Launches Petition to Rally Support for Craft Beer Legislation

As a statewide coalition of brewers, consumers and stakeholders gear up for the effort to modernize Maryland’s antiquated and dysfunctional beer laws, Comptroller Peter Franchot today launched a petition drive in support of his proposed Reform on Tap Act of 2018. Comptroller Franchot announces this new petition drive with the goal of collecting a...
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Culinary Specialist Named Pax River’s Junior Sailor of the Year

Culinary Specialist Named Pax River’s Junior Sailor of the Year

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Iesha Jolly was named the NAS Patuxent River 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY) – not bad for someone who was certain in high school that she was joining the Army. “I was in JROTC in high school and I planned to go into the Army,” said Jolly, who...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Involving an Unoccupied School Bus in Mechanicsville

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving an Unoccupied School Bus in Mechanicsville

On Monday, December 11, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Queen Tree Road in the area of Widow Lane, in Mechanicsville for a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. First responders arrived on scene to discover a head on crash involving a unoccupied school bus and a F-150...
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Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online

Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online

As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Customer Service Promise to provide government services in an accessible and convenient manner, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that Maryland boat owners can now renew their vessel registration online. The new digital platform can be accessed through the department’s online licensing and registration service or through the Maryland Department...
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St. Mary’s County Government Holiday Schedule

St. Mary’s County Government Holiday Schedule

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Offices will reopen Wednesday, December 27. Offices will also be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 for the New Years holiday and reopen Tuesday, January 2. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/11/2017 to 12/15/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/11/2017 to 12/15/2017

During the week of December 4, to December 8, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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NAS Pax River Names Senior Sailor of the Year

NAS Pax River Names Senior Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 1st Class John Kurack was named the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River 2017 Senior Sailor of the Year due to his deckplate leadership and commitment to excellence for both Pax River and the Search and Rescue (SAR) division. As the Leading Petty Officer for SAR, Kurack leads and mentors...
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Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to open Dec. 16. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a muzzleloader stamp from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season, which concludes Dec. 30. “Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more...
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Two Waldorf Men Arrested in Connection with Stabbing that Occurred Earlier this Week

Two Waldorf Men Arrested in Connection with Stabbing that Occurred Earlier this Week

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Ahman Rah Page, 18, and Camal Loren Rupert Clark, 20, both of Waldorf, were arrested by members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, and charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred earlier this week near the intersection of Holly Tree Lane and Hollins Lane in Waldorf. On Wednesday,...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for December 8 – 9

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for December 8 – 9

Due to the potential impact of the approaching winter storm, the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ evening activities on Friday, December 8, beginning or ongoing after 6 p.m. are cancelled. All activities and events scheduled to occur on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, are cancelled. All schools and facilities will be closed....
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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