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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/26/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/26/15

During the week of May 18 through May 24 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,484 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Regional Art Exhibition Opens on June 6 at Flag Ponds Nature Park

Regional Art Exhibition Opens on June 6 at Flag Ponds Nature Park

More than 40 artists from across the region are showing their work in Nature’s ARTcade, an art exhibition at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby, Maryland. The public is invited to attend an evening reception on Saturday, June 6, 7 to 9 pm. Prize monies for this juried exhibition total more than $2,000; prizes...
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15th Leading Edge Awards Celebration, June 10

15th Leading Edge Awards Celebration, June 10

Southern Maryland’s leading businesses and executives will be honored at the 15th annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m., June 10 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The annual event celebrates forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and decisions that make real impacts. The Leading Edge Awards...
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Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Six Bills

Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Six Bills

Governor Larry Hogan took action on six bills from the 2015 legislative session. In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, Governor Hogan today announced that he has vetoed the following bills: SB 190: Sales and Use Tax – Taxable Price – Accommodations SB 340/HB 980: Election Law – Voting Rights...
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MAY 24-30 is Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week

MAY 24-30 is Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week begins on Sunday, May 24, and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is teaming up with the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency managers to promote citizen awareness and preparedness. The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. Most hurricane-like weather is seen mid-August and late October.  These...
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As Summer Begins, Troopers Step up Enforcement Efforts to Keep Maryland Roads Safe

As Summer Begins, Troopers Step up Enforcement Efforts to Keep Maryland Roads Safe

As the unofficial start to the summer travel season beings, Maryland State Police are stepping up traffic enforcement efforts to keep Maryland roads safe this holiday weekend. Troopers throughout the state will be conducting special traffic enforcement initiatives this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to reduce motor vehicle crashes. The SPIDRE Team, a...
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Operation Border2Border Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

Operation Border2Border Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

On May 19th, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barracks of the Maryland State Police, conducted seatbelt compliance checks on both sides of the Thomas Johnson Bridge as part of the Border2Border Seat Belt Compliance Initiative. During the...
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Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open for Children and Teens

Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open for Children and Teens

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his/her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative...
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Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service. • Calvert Library locations will...
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Governor Hogan Helps NRP Welcome New Water Safety Mascot

Governor Hogan Helps NRP Welcome New Water Safety Mascot

Two decades after arriving in Maryland from his native bamboo forest to help spread the water safety message for the Natural Resources Police, mascot PFD Panda has announced his retirement. In a lighthearted weekend ceremony on the lawn of Government House, Governor Larry Hogan and his dog, Lexi, helped welcome Splash the Water Safety...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sarah

Wednesday’s Pet is Sarah

Wednesdays Pet for 5/20/15 is Sarah Featured Pet: Sarah Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Cerebellum/equilibrium issues Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Female Size: 15 pounds Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Sarah came into rescue from an abusive situation.  She is a 6 month old, sweet, peppy puppy.  Sarah is...
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Maryland Removes Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

Maryland Removes Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis. A MVA spokesperson said, “the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test”. “The MVA consistently evaluates...
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State Of Maryland Joins Complaint Against Charitable Organizations Accused Of Deceptive Fundraising Practices

State Of Maryland Joins Complaint Against Charitable Organizations Accused Of Deceptive Fundraising Practices

Governor Larry Hogan and the Office of the Secretary of State, which approves the certification of Maryland’s 10,000 charities, today announced that the state, represented by Attorney General Brian Frosh, will join the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other state law enforcement officials in a complaint charging multiple cancer charities with defrauding more...
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Seven People Transported From Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

Seven People Transported From Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

On Monday, May 18, 2015, at approximately 6:20 p.m., units from Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Adelina Road and Sixes Road, in Prince Frederick for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. Between the two vehicles there were seven occupants...
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MDA Launching Farmers’ Market Price Reporting Pilot Program

MDA Launching Farmers’ Market Price Reporting Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, will begin a pilot project reporting the prices of products sold at five farmers markets in the state. MDA is also now reporting prices from livestock auctions in Western Maryland and grain prices from around the state...
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$1,000 Mini Grant Presented by the Calvert Community Foundation

$1,000 Mini Grant Presented by the Calvert Community Foundation

The Calvert Community Foundation presented a $1,000 mini grant to East John Youth Center at a ceremony on April 18, 2015 at King’s Landing Wisner Hall. In keeping with the Foundation’s emphasis on improving the lives of citizens in the community, East John’s “3 on 3 Basketball Challenge” was selected to provide an opportunity for...
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NRP Steps Up Patrols As Boating Season Gets Underway

NRP Steps Up Patrols As Boating Season Gets Underway

With the Memorial Day holiday approaching, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers will be stepping up enforcement of state maritime laws as part of National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22. Late May begins the annual boating boom and the four-month stretch in which the majority of boating accidents in Maryland occur. Last Memorial Day weekend,...
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Couple Found Passed Out with Hypodermic Needles on Their Laps

Couple Found Passed Out with Hypodermic Needles on Their Laps

On Monday, May 11 at 7:28 a.m. Deputy W. Durner of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Byron Court and Broomes Island Road in Port Republic for the report of two people asleep in a vehicle stopped and sitting in the travel lane. Upon approaching the vehicle, Durner observed hypodermic...
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Attorney General Frosh Announces $158 Million Mobile Cramming Settlements with Sprint, Verizon

Attorney General Frosh Announces $158 Million Mobile Cramming Settlements with Sprint, Verizon

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced settlements with two major cellular phone carriers over allegations of mobile cramming – when consumers are charged for third-party services they did not authorize — resulting in $158 million in refunds to consumers and penalties. Attorney General Frosh, who was scheduled to be joined at a news...
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Owings Man Arrested for Stabbing his Mother

Owings Man Arrested for Stabbing his Mother

On Sunday, May 17 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call from a home in the 7600 block of Solomons Island Road in Owings. The caller advised that someone inside the home had been stabbed during a domestic altercation. Deputy First Class  P. Aurich of the Calvert County Sheriff’s...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Urging Everyone to Buckle Up

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Urging Everyone to Buckle Up

As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning May 18th, 2015, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2015 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who...
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10th Annual Poker Run to Benefit Calvert Hospice

10th Annual Poker Run to Benefit Calvert Hospice

Calvert Hospice invites the community to the 10th Annual Calvert Hospice Poker Run Saturday, June 6, 2015. Hosted once again by Chris Bowen and Heather Scott, the Poker Run raises money for the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Registration is from 10:30 to noon at the American Legion in Lusby. The cost is $20 for...
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Stabbing Reported in Sunderland

Stabbing Reported in Sunderland

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Police and rescue personnel in Calvert County responded to 7626 N. Solomons Island Road, in Sunderland for a stabbing. Early reports indicate the victim was stabbed four times, with wounds to their abdomen. The victim was airlifted to an area trauma center. Details will be...
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Limited Access to Primary Care Could be Crowding Maryland’s Emergency Rooms

Limited Access to Primary Care Could be Crowding Maryland’s Emergency Rooms

Donna Wiltrout, 42, had to be at work by 5 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. But at a few minutes to 11 p.m. Monday, she was sitting on a bed in the hallway of Frederick Memorial Hospital waiting to be seen by a doctor. “There’s no way I’m going to make it,” she said....
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Calling All Cooks, Hot Bikes & Cool Cars!

Calling All Cooks, Hot Bikes & Cool Cars!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) in Solomons, Maryland, is looking for Chili Cooks, Hot Bikes and Classic Car owners to be part of the second Chili in the Garden on June 13, 2015. The event will be held from 10 am to 4 pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center located...
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