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Two Month Old in Intensive Care, Lexington Park Father Charged With Child Abuse

Two Month Old in Intensive Care, Lexington Park Father Charged With Child Abuse

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, emergency room staff at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, reported a two month old female had been brought in with substantial injuries. Specifically, the infant had fractures to her left tibia and right femur, several broken ribs, and internal abdominal and spinal trauma. Medical staff determined the injuries...
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Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 41000 block of Norris Court in Leonardtown for the report of a home invasion. Deputies determined two suspects entered the unsecure residence, armed with handguns and demanded money from the occupants. The Criminal Investigations Division was...
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UPDATE: Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Waldorf Shooting

UPDATE: Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Waldorf Shooting

UPDATE:  Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved in a shooting that occurred on April 10 in the area of Trefoil Place in Waldorf. At 11:30 p.m., the victim was driving on Tawny Drive near Thistle Place when he observed a large...
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UPDATE: US 301 (Crain Highway) Closes THIS WEEKEND in Upper Marlboro

UPDATE: US 301 (Crain Highway) Closes THIS WEEKEND in Upper Marlboro

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and CSX Transportation are making repairs to the railroad crossing at US 301 (Crain Highway) between Chew Road and the Marlboro Crossroads area just south of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue). As part of the $400,000 maintenance work, SHA will temporarily close the four-lane highway on Friday evening, April...
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O’Malley Will Sign Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

O’Malley Will Sign Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

After a long-waged political battle, Gov. Martin O’Malley has indicated he will sign a bill that removes criminal penalties for possession 10 grams of marijuana or less. The General Assembly OKed the measure on the last day of 90-day session Monday. With no debate, the Senate voted Monday 34-8 to approve the bill, SB...
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Hot Pot Debate Ends in Close House Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

Hot Pot Debate Ends in Close House Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

Following hours of hot debate, negotiation and shouting, the House of Delegates Saturday approved removing criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in a 78-55 vote. The measure already approved by the Senate, SB364, would make possessing 10 grams of marijuana or less a civil offense, like a parking ticket. A first-time offender...
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House Democrats appear likely to approve decriminalizing marijuana

House Democrats appear likely to approve decriminalizing marijuana

A wave of support among House Democrats for decriminalizing marijuana is apparently forcing the House Judiciary Committee to reverse itself and approve a Senate bill, SB364, removing criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The committee earlier this week had turned the legislation into a two-year study of the issue, but Del....
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State Roundup, April 4, 2014

State Roundup, April 4, 2014

BUDGET AGREEMENT: House and Senate negotiators working out their differences in the $38.7 billion state budget reached agreement Thursday evening, eliminating provisions on stormwater fees and “House of Cards” property, writes Jeremy Bauer-Wolf for MarylandReporter.com. A joint conference committee on the budget agreed to provide up to $18.5 million in film tax credits, significantly more than the...
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UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

UPDATE 4/4/14: Kristen Lee Williams has been located. Kristen Lee Williams, date of birth 10-8-1998, white female, 5’4″ in height, weight 125 lbs., was last seen at her residence on Sandy Bottom Road in Hollywood, Maryland, on March 31, 2014. She was last seen wearing green jogging pants and a Green Bay Packers sweatshirt. Williams...
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ABC Liquor and Lounge Sells $60,000 Winning Scratch Off

ABC Liquor and Lounge Sells $60,000 Winning Scratch Off

Troy and Saundra Heard of La Plata may not be the newest Mega Millions winners, but they certainly have a reason to celebrate. La Plata is not only home to one of the two winning tickets sold in the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot but also to the first lucky winners of the $60,000...
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Second Armed Home Invasion Reported in Lexington Park in Less Than a Week

Second Armed Home Invasion Reported in Lexington Park in Less Than a Week

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014  at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Maryland State Police and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park for a reported home invasion. The homeowner reported two males forced their way into the residence around 10:00 p.m. and stole unknown items. The assailants were both...
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Reported Shots Fired in Lexington Park Home Invasion

Reported Shots Fired in Lexington Park Home Invasion

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Rogers Drive in Lexington Park for a reported home invasion with shots fired. The homeowner reported two black males entered the residence wearing masks. Once inside the town home, the assailants displayed...
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If Legislators Do Nothing, They Get a Pay Raise

If Legislators Do Nothing, They Get a Pay Raise

If legislators do nothing to stop it in the next 16 days, members of the Maryland General Assembly elected this fall — including probably two-thirds of the current members — will get a 16% raise over the next four years, bringing their annual salaries to $50,330. They currently make $43,500 for what is technically...
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Police on the Scene of a Shooting in Leonardtown

Police on the Scene of a Shooting in Leonardtown

UPDATE – Official Sheriff’s Statement: On March 21, 2014 at 11:50AM, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, received information on the possible location of a suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Circuit Court. Detectives were also attempting to locate the suspect in connection with several recent burglaries. Detectives responded...
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Winning Mega Millions Ticket Purchased From Lady’s Liquors in La Plata

Winning Mega Millions Ticket Purchased From Lady’s Liquors in La Plata

One of two winning tickets from Tuesday night’s $400 million Mega Millions drawing was sold in Charles County, while a second was sold in Florida. The numbers drawn Tuesday night were: 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7. The winning numbers are posted at the Maryland Lottery’s website. Officials...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Attempted Murder-Suicide in Leonardtown

UPDATE: Names Released in Attempted Murder-Suicide in Leonardtown

A woman is being treated at a trauma center and her boyfriend is under guard by state troopers while he is hospitalized after an apparent attempted murder-suicide last night in St. Mary’s County. James M. Young, 32, of the 22000-block of Washington St., Leonardtown, Md., is being guarded by troopers at the Medstar St....
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UPDATE: John Warren Gibson Jr. Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Murder of Amanda Lynn Foster

UPDATE: John Warren Gibson Jr. Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Murder of Amanda Lynn Foster

UPDATE: Calvert County Circuit Court, Judge Marjorie Clagett sentenced  John Warren Gibson Jr. to life in prison. Gibson entered an Alford plea in the case last August. Calvert County State’s Attorney Laura Martin had asked for a sentence of life without parole. Laura L Martin stated, “It was a very long afternoon. We weren’t finished...
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UPDATE: Barricade Situation in Oakville Ends Peacefully

UPDATE: Barricade Situation in Oakville Ends Peacefully

UPDATE – Official Police Press Release:  On March 10, 2014 at 9:13AM, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections officers responded to a residence on Independence Drive to serve an arrest warrant. Officers made contact with suspect Eldridge Eugene Shade, age 48, to serve a retake warrant for a parole violation when he closed...
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Fatal Tree-Cutting Accident Reported in Prince Frederick

Fatal Tree-Cutting Accident Reported in Prince Frederick

Emergency personnel in Calvert County have reported a fatal accident in Prince Frederick. Early reports indicate a male fell from a tree while using a chainsaw. The accident occurred on Hidden Spring Trail, in Prince Frederick. Details will be provided as they become available.
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“Cookie Monster” and “Wine” Arrested in Drug Bust

“Cookie Monster” and “Wine” Arrested in Drug Bust

Detectives identified a home in Drayden, Maryland as a location for drug sales. A search warrant was obtained and executed with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, K-9 deputies and narcotics support team personnel. Bradley Leon Hall aka “Cookie Monster”, 38 of Drayden and Robert Jerome Knott aka...
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Winter Weather Advisory for all of Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory for all of Southern Maryland

A Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 2:ooam Thursday 3/6/14 to Friday 3/7/14 The National Weather Service Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For Freezing Rain And Sleet Precipitation Type – Freezing Rain, Freezing Drizzle, and Sleet. Accumulations – Less Than a Tenth-Inch of Ice. Timing – Freezing Drizzle Will Start After Midnight, With Sleet and...
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UPDATE: Shooting Complaint in Wildewood Subdivision Being Investigated

UPDATE: Shooting Complaint in Wildewood Subdivision Being Investigated

The following information is pursuant to the original press release issued on February 28, 2014: As part of the initial response, deputies performed an extensive canvass of the area to locate any additional victims and/or evidence. Members of the crime lab responded to the area, and while examining the scene, located damage to an...
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Southern Maryland News Net Has Teamed Up with Southern Maryland Real Estate Network

Southern Maryland News Net Has Teamed Up with Southern Maryland Real Estate Network

Buying or selling a home in Southern Maryland? Now you can get real estate news without leaving your favorite local news site! Southern MD News Net (SMNEWSNET) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with the Southern Maryland Real Estate Network to provide real estate news and homeowner tips for the popular...
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California Woman Arrested for Assault After Biting Victim

California Woman Arrested for Assault After Biting Victim

On February 22, 2014, Corporal E. O’Connor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in California for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Jamie Leigh Bollen, 34, of California, began assaulting the victim as the victim attempted to help Bollen out of the vehicle. Bollen bit the victim during...
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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Entire Southern Maryland Area

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Entire Southern Maryland Area

Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 3:00a.m., Sunday, March, 2 to 9:00p.m. Monday, March 3 The National Weather Service Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow, Sleet, And Freezing Rain. Which Is In Effect From 3:00a.m., Sunday, March, 2 to 9:00p.m. Monday, March 3. The Winter Storm Watch Is No Longer In Effect. Precipitation Type:...
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