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Lusby Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Lusby Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Deputy First Class R. Weems, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shannon Michelle Myers, 37, of Lusby, and charged her with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order on August 30 at 3:50 a.m. Weems first encountered Myers about five hours earlier when he responded to a home on Thunderbird Drive...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

Calvert Memorial Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

Calvert Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” by the American Hospital Association. It is one of only six hospitals in Maryland and 375 nationwide to be recognized. The award is given to those healthcare organizations that have adopted a broad level of information technology that enhances quality care, improves...
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Local Youths Charged with Arson on the Estate of Tom Clancy

Local Youths Charged with Arson on the Estate of Tom Clancy

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has charged two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, with Arson 2nd Degree for their involvement with igniting the blaze that destroyed a two story unoccupied wood frame dwelling on the estate of Tom Clancy. The fire originally occurred on Friday, August 22, 2014 at approximately 5:00...
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Traffic Pattern Change on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 9

Traffic Pattern Change on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 9

A new traffic pattern along the Armory Road corridor in Prince Frederick will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 9, as progress continues in the third phase of the road improvement project for Armory Road and Dares Beach Road. The traffic pattern change will affect the intersection of Dares Beach and Armory Roads and the Fairground/Armory...
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“Wandering Book” Part of One Maryland One Book

“Wandering Book” Part of One Maryland One Book

More than 45 “wandering books” will be traveling throughout Southern Maryland as part of this year’s One Maryland One Book (OMOB) project. The books are copies of this year’s OMOB selection, “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” by Reyna Grande, and will start their journeys in public places in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s...
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Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:00pm, Calvert Library kicks off a series of events and workshops related to the One Maryland One Book title, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. The first event will be a Cinema Café showing of an Academy Award-nominated documentary about unaccompanied child migrants as they try to make...
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CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

To meet the growing need for information security professionals, the College of Southern Maryland has joined an international initiative with (ISC)²® to establish a joint framework for industry-academic cooperation to bridge the workforce gap between the increasing demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals and the amount of skilled professionals entering the industry. Through the college’s...
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UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for Lerrel Eric Carey to be captured. After being featured on SMNEWSNET yesterday a tip came into the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s that helped put Carey behind bars again. Carey will appear before a judge on Friday, August 29, for a bail hearing. Be sure to check the St. Mary’s...
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NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

The Maryland Natural Resources Police urge everyone this Labor Day holiday to put safety first. “Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as tens of thousands of residents and visitors head out on the water, relax in our State’s parks and campgrounds, and begin early hunting seasons,” said Colonel George F. Johnson IV,...
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2014 Operation Backpack a Huge Success in Calvert County

2014 Operation Backpack a Huge Success in Calvert County

With 23% of registered Calvert County Public School students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, it was clear to us we have students, neighbors, who will start school without the proper school supplies. That is why we started Operation Backpack in 2009. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as...
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CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

College of Southern Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) student Meagan McCurry didn’t know what to expect or how she would react during the mass casualty incident (MCI) drill as she mulled over scenarios on her drive to the La Plata Campus Aug. 9. She hoped she would do well. “When we came up to...
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UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach Ruled Arson

UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach Ruled Arson

UPDATE: The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Tuesday August 26th at 12:06 a.m. the North Beach, Dunkirk, Anne Arundel, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 8600 block of Addison Bridge Place in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a townhouse on fire. Investigation revealed the incendiary fire...
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House Fire in Huntingtown

House Fire in Huntingtown

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Friday August 22nd at 5:05 p.m. the Price Frederick and Huntington Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 4500 block of Kaufmann Road in Huntington for the report of a house on fire. Investigation revealed that two individuals were seen leaving the area just before...
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Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Embezzlement

Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Embezzlement

On Wednesday August 27, 2014, investigators assigned to the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region arrested Kimberly Sue Jones, 38 year old female of Huntingtown. Jones was arrested after having been indicted by a Calvert County Grand Jury charging her with Theft Scheme from $10,000 to under $100,000 and Embezzlement –...
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Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

That’s the message that local organizers of Car Free Day 2014 are sending to encourage more Washington area commuters and others who usually drive to give up their car for a day and try walking, bicycling, taking transit, carpooling, or teleworking instead. This year’s Car Free Day is set for Monday, September 22, and...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Carrying Concealed Weapon: On 8/22/14 at 6:25 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle at Rt. 4 near Doris Dr. in Sunderland for traffic violations. A strong odor of marijuana and alcohol was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Francis

Wednesday’s Pet is Francis

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/27/14 is Francis Featured Pet: Francis Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Francis is a 10-year-old, sweet girl who thinks she is a puppy. Francis has tried desperately in rescue to get the...
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Earn Your Gold Star for Bus Safety

Earn Your Gold Star for Bus Safety

School buses are still the safest way to transport our children back and forth to school, and troopers want you to earn your gold star because school bus safety is everyone’s responsibility. In Maryland, over 600,000 students begin and end their school day with a trip on a school bus. Studies show the bus...
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Letter to the Editor – In defense of the County Commissioners.

Letter to the Editor – In defense of the County Commissioners.

In defense of the County Commissioners. Is it entirely the fault of the County Commissioners that teaching salaries have stagnated? What could drive them to neglect the current pay of teachers? With the advent of casino money dedicated to the schools there should be plenty to provide equitable pay to our teachers. The 2012...
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Calvert Library is Hosting Got Your Back: Self Defense for Tweens

Calvert Library is Hosting Got Your Back: Self Defense for Tweens

When it comes to self-defense, Calvert Library’s got your back! On Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm, Calvert Library is hosting Got Your Back: Self Defense for Tweens. This is a free seminar led by Kyle Webber of Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick in which tweens in 5th to 7th grade will...
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North Point State Park to Celebrate War of 1812 Bicentennial

North Point State Park to Celebrate War of 1812 Bicentennial

As part of the statewide Star-Spangled Spectacular, North Point State Park will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of North Point, a turning point in the War of 1812 that proved the tenacity of the citizens of Baltimore and their fight for American independence. Taking place throughout the day September 6 and 7,...
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St. Leonard Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Heroin

St. Leonard Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Deputy First Class J. Bell responded to the area of Sharon Drive and Susan Lane in Lusby on August 23 at 9:28 p.m. for a reported possible intoxicated driver. He located the vehicle on Susan Lane parked on the side of the road with the headlights on.  He pulled behind it and could see...
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Ramos and Soucoup Arrested for Assaults and Armed Robbery

Ramos and Soucoup Arrested for Assaults and Armed Robbery

On Thursday August 14th the evening before Marissa Ramos stabbed a woman in Lexington Park, she and Steven Paul Soucoup of Lusby agreed to purchase percocet/oxycodone pills from a female in Calvert County. Soucoup arranged for Ramos and the female selling the pills to meet in the parking lot of the County First Bank...
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Go Fly a Kite

Go Fly a Kite

Celebrate the end of summer at the Calvert Marine Museum’s annual Solomons Island Kite Day on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kite flying is in Glascock field across from the museum. Visitors can hone their flying skills and learn fancy maneuvers from the expertise of the Wings Over Washington Kite...
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UPDATE: SMECO Alerts Customers to Avoid Scams

UPDATE: SMECO Alerts Customers to Avoid Scams

UPDATE: This scam is still going on in Southern Maryland, On August 22, 2014 a business in California was contacted by telephone and was informed their electric would be cut off  if they did not make a payment with a Green Dot card. The business contacted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and a report...
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