Calvert News

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting Reported in Chesapeake Ranch Estates

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting Reported in Chesapeake Ranch Estates

UPDATE 11/20/2017 – Official Press Release from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office : On November 18, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m., a call was dispatched for a shooting that had occurred at 11713 Big Bear Lane in Lusby. Patrol units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and found that a male...
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Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this hunting season. “The two-week firearms season is our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Not only is...
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Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning  next Thursday, troopers from each...
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Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing this information in an effort to provide the public with a life threatening concern about a recent recall of portable fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde Corporation. The extinguishers listed in the recall are revealed in the link within this article. Please take a moment to...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUIs for Calvert County 11/15/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUIs for Calvert County 11/15/2017

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Marijuana:  On 11/6/17 at 1:06 am, Trooper First Class Jones stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Ward Rd. in Dunkirk for traffic violations.  The odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause search revealed over 10...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/15/17 is PIXIE Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Pixie is a one-year-old beautiful hound mix.  She found herself in a rescue to no...
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MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today held its annual “Snow Show” events today at the Statewide Operations Center in Anne Arundel County and its Fairland Maintenance Facility in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. MDOT SHA is fully stocked with material and equipment is ready to keep Maryland’s roads and bridges...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

We want to make our readers aware that tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m., there will be scheduled down time for SMNEWSNET.COM, it will last for approximately 4 hours. We will be using this time to speed up our site and add more security to our infrastructure. During this maintenance window, SMNEWSNET.COM will be inaccessible....
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CSM Salutes Veterans

CSM Salutes Veterans

St. Mary’s County Commissioner John O’Connor was “preaching to the choir” in his remarks at the annual Veterans Breakfast and Open House on Nov. 9 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. O’Connor served more than seven years in the U.S. Army, and he spoke about the bond that people in the...
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The Meaning of Veteran’s Day

The Meaning of Veteran’s Day

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors...
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Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement on November 9, 2017, in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed tomorrow, Friday, November 10: “On Veterans Day, families and communities gather to honor the service and sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform of our nation. For those who bear the physical...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all military veterans, including residents and non-residents, will be granted free admission and entrance to the network of 72 state parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. The governor’s announcement directly impacts over 414,000 veterans living in Maryland with the highest concentrations residing...
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22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season

22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced on November 7, 2017, that hunters harvested more deer during the early hunting season compared with last year. Maryland hunters wrapped up the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons by harvesting an estimated 22,199 deer in September and October, an 11 percent increase from last year’s official...
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Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an apparent effort to diminish the perception that Russian ads may have had an impact on the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JILLIAN

Wednesday’s Pet is JILLIAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/8/17 JILLIAN Featured Pet: Jillian Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Talk about divine intervention, Jillian was found lying on the roadside right next a church on a hot Sunday morning.  It was over...
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Drug Bust in North Beach Results in Two Arrests

Drug Bust in North Beach Results in Two Arrests

During the month of October, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the Special Operations Team executed a Search and Seizure warrant at 8929 Erie Avenue, North Beach. Emergency Medical Services personnel and Sheriff’s Office Deputies had responded to this residence several times in the recent past for opiate overdoses....
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UPDATE: Missing Juvenile Located – Calvert County

UPDATE: Missing Juvenile Located – Calvert County

UPDATE 11/7/2017@ 9:15 p.m.: Tyler is home and safe. Thank you everyone for your help! 11/7/2017: Tyler Dufresne was last seen Monday, November, 6. 2017, at approximately 6:00 pm wearing a long sleeve gray shirt, black beanie, black jeans and black zip up sneakers. If seen please call the Calvert county sheriff’s office at 410-535-2800.
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Couple from Annapolis Arrested for Heroin Distribution in Calvert County

Couple from Annapolis Arrested for Heroin Distribution in Calvert County

On Friday, September 8, 2017 Deputy Ward of the Calvert County Sherriff Office was contacted by a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit confidential informant who advised they could purchase a quantity of heroin from a subject known knows as, “J.J.”. The informant contacted, “J.J.” and arranged to purchase twelve half-gram folds of...
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Missing Person – Calvert County – 81-Year-Old Male Suffers from Dementia

Missing Person – Calvert County – 81-Year-Old Male Suffers from Dementia

Ernest Cleo Tolley is a 81 year old white male who suffers from dementia. Tolley  was last seen on Tuesday, November 6, 2017, at a residence located on Holland Drive, in Huntingtown. He was last seen wearing glasses, brown pants, brown shoes, brown T-shirt with a deer emblem, light blue jacket and possibly wearing...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Boost Computer Science Workforce Development Statewide

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Boost Computer Science Workforce Development Statewide

On November 2, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan announced a comprehensive computer science education and workforce development plan, including a new executive order, proposed legislation, and $5 million in new education funding. The governor’s plan, known as the ACCESS Initiative (Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide), fulfills the commitment he made in joining...
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Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced deer hunters to introduce youth to the time-honored cultural and sporting tradition this month during two Junior Deer Hunting Days. The hunt will be held Nov. 11 on private and public land in all counties, and Nov. 12 on private land in all counties except Baltimore, Howard and Prince...
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License Your Pets in Calvert County at Discounted Price Nov. 13-17

License Your Pets in Calvert County at Discounted Price Nov. 13-17

Pet owners in Calvert County who need to license their dogs and cats can take advantage of Calvert County Animal Control’s annual Amnesty Week scheduled for Nov. 13-17 and get their pets licensed at a discount. The reduced fee for spayed and neutered pets is $3 each. The fee for non-spayed and non-neutered pets...
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The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. are Excited to Announce the Newest Addition to Their Team

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Associate Attorney Seun Williams. Seun Williams is a former Assistant State’s Attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, who litigated over thirty-one (31) jury trials ranging from misdemeanor offenses to serious...
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