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Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack saved the life of a man threatening to jump from the third story of an apartment complex. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., on April 17, 2018, troopers from the Price Frederick Barrack responded to the 200 block of Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick, for the...
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St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Sheane Ambos of Great Mills, was at a crossroads in his life the day he decided to fill his gas tank and catch up with friends at Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park. The restaurant cook left with a $50,000 cash infusion that will help him take the steps to advance his career, courtesy...
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Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

On April 18, 2018, deputies and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with Special Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, (NCIS), responded to Park Hall Elementary School located on Hermanville Road, in Park Hall, for the report of a student with a handgun. Upon arrival officers made contact with a...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Health Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack will be holding a recruiting job fair on Saturday 4/21/18 from 8am to 2pm. The event will be held at the La Plata Barrack, 9500 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. You will be able to speak with the local barrack recruiters, learn about career opportunities within...
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New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

The long-awaited ribbon cutting for a new high-security operations center at the Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) took place March 27 before a group of Navy officials and distinguished visitors at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Leslie Taylor, executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, wielded the giant ceremonial scissors for the...
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Franchot’s Field Enforcement Division Agents Seize $24,000 in Untaxed Tobacco Products

Franchot’s Field Enforcement Division Agents Seize $24,000 in Untaxed Tobacco Products

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that agents for his Field Enforcement Division seized untaxed non-premium cigars at a Prince George’s County store during an April 10 inspection. Morud Hossain, 28, of Suitland, owner of Smoke Shop Inc., trading as Discount Tobacco and Vapor Shop in Capitol Heights, faces a criminal citation of willful possession, sale...
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Calvert County Commissioners Invite Citizens to Take Part in the Patuxent Challenge

Calvert County Commissioners Invite Citizens to Take Part in the Patuxent Challenge

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Division, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Planning, encourages citizens to engage in outdoor exploratory activities along the Patuxent River during the 2018 Patuxent Challenge. During this social media event, paddle a kayak or canoe at Kings Landing Park, take a hike along...
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Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

On April 19, 2018, at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Boulevard, in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check. The event will be from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The safety seat check is open to citizens who do not...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

As the warm weather approaches, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office experiences increases in complaints of persons illegally operating unregistered motorcycles, dirt bikes, golf carts, off-road and all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) on roadways and private property. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens the Maryland Transportation Article prohibits the operation of an unregistered motor vehicle on...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

During the week of April 16, to April 20, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes organize “Take A Stance Against Bullying”

Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes organize “Take A Stance Against Bullying”

On Saturday, May 5th 2018, from 11am-2pm Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “Take A Stance Against Bullying” event for the community at the Charlotte Hall Square Shopping Center at 30320 Triangle Dr. in Charlotte Hall. Moon bounces, music, vendors, face painting, premium frozen yogurt, pizza, food and drinks...
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Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and...
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Maryland DogFest returns to Charles County Fairgrounds April 28-29

Maryland DogFest returns to Charles County Fairgrounds April 28-29

From entertainment to dog adoptions to quality, dog-related exhibitors, the 7th annual Maryland DogFest offers something for dog lovers of all ages. The two-day, family-friendly event will be held April 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. All leashed dogs are invited to attend with their...
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Fishing Rodeo Scheduled for May 12 at St. Mary’s River State Park

Fishing Rodeo Scheduled for May 12 at St. Mary’s River State Park

St. Mary’s River State Park hosts its ninth annual Youth Fishing Rodeo 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12. All children, aged 3-15, are eligible to participate in this free event. The event will include a casting competition as well as educational and informational demonstrations with live animals. Prizes will be given to registered participants who catch...
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Wawa Giving Away Free Coffee for ‘Wawa Day’

Wawa Giving Away Free Coffee for ‘Wawa Day’

Wawa is celebrating its customers by giving away free coffee. On Thursday — Wawa Day — the convenience store chain will give away more than 2 million cups of coffee to its customers. Any size coffee will be given away free throughout the entire day at all stores. The company says “Wawa Day” is...
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Lucky Ducks: Here’s a little light reading after a long day

Lucky Ducks: Here’s a little light reading after a long day

The following is from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: Officers Coulby, Mohler, and Figgins from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a man who observed a momma duck quacking fiercely near a drain grate. Her baby ducks (nine in all) had fallen deep into the hole and couldn’t...
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Pastor Charged with Indecent Exposure After Being Caught on Video Masturbating in Front of 12 Teen Girls

Pastor Charged with Indecent Exposure After Being Caught on Video Masturbating in Front of 12 Teen Girls

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a report of indecent exposure involving a white male driving a black Honda Civic. The twelve victims, ages 15 to 17 were students of St. Charles High School and were on a school bus traveling in St. Mary’s County...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DANNY

Wednesday’s Pet is DANNY

Wednesdays Pet for 04/11/2018 DANNY Featured Pet: Danny Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Basenji/Chihuahua and maybe Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (12 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Danny is a beautiful 10-month old Basenji/Chihuahua/maybe Beagle Mix. He has...
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Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

UPDATE: Sampson Sarpong is not a member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Medical Staff and has not been for 20 years. 4/10/2018: A federal grand jury has indicted Sampson Sarpong, age 61, of Bowie, on Monday, April 9, 2018, on charges related to a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs and aggravated identity theft....
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Bill Would Provide Internet Users in Md. With Privacy Protection and Net Neutrality

Bill Would Provide Internet Users in Md. With Privacy Protection and Net Neutrality

Maryland may soon join other states that are putting consumer protections in place to allow residents to determine which personal data Internet service providers may use, while ensuring they’re treated equally regardless of how they use the Internet. A bill sponsored by Del. Bill Frick, D-Montgomery, scheduled for a final House vote this week...
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UPDATE: Critically Missing Man Rescued After Found Buried up to His Waist in Mud

UPDATE: Critically Missing Man Rescued After Found Buried up to His Waist in Mud

UPDATE 4/10/2018 @ 4:50 p.m.: Thomas Clarke has been found, he was located buried up to his waist in a marsh in the St. Inigoes area. Clarke was taken to an area hospital for treatment. 4/10/2018: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a critically missing person. Thomas Franklin Clarke, age 62, of...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive School Safety Bill Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive School Safety Bill Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 114 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The signing followed the conclusion of the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday, April...
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