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Introductory Meetings Kick Off Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Introductory Meetings Kick Off Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update Process

The Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building is hosting informational meetings to introduce the two-year process of updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan and rewriting the Zoning Ordinance. This is the first of many upcoming chances for residents to offer their vision for the county’s future, from transportation, economic development and public safety...
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Huntingtown Woman Killed in Head On Collision

Huntingtown Woman Killed in Head On Collision

On Friday, July 22, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call stating that a red Dodge truck was being operated in an erratic manner. It was alleged the truck had struck a mailbox on Birch Drive. The caller advised at 4:03 p.m., the truck was travelling westbound on...
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UPDATE: Calvert Library in Prince Frederick Pronounced all Clear of Bed Bugs

UPDATE: Calvert Library in Prince Frederick Pronounced all Clear of Bed Bugs

UPDATE 7/21/2016 @ 8:00 p.m.: Thursday, July 21, Marvin Anani (human) and Dr. Angelica Spotson (a Russell Terrier mix known as “Angel” who is an expert bed bug sniffer) gave Calvert Library the all-clear after a thorough search. According to Superior Bed Bug Solutions company website, Angel was “trained using scent vials that developed her...
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North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Edward Dewy Viens, 30, of North Beach, Maryland, to 108 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Judge Grimm also ordered Viens to forfeit $1,302, seized...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/20/16 is Coconut Featured Pet: Coconut Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Sex: Male Size: Small (15 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Coconut is a gorgeous 10-year-old Poodle. Sweet as pie, quiet as a mouse. This...
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Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser Named District Administrative Judge for Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties

Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser Named District Administrative Judge for Calvert, Charles, and  St. Mary’s Counties

The District Court of Maryland has named St. Mary’s County District Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser as the new administrative judge for District 4, which includes Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. District Court of Maryland Chief Judge John P. Morrissey, in consultation with Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, appointed...
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The Calvert Health Department will offer Free Vaccination Clinics

The Calvert Health Department will offer Free Vaccination Clinics

The Calvert Health Department will offer FREE vaccination clinics for kindergartners and first- and second-graders who are now required to have two doses of chicken pox vaccine, and for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders who are now required to have one dose of Tdap and meningitis vaccine for the 2016 school year. There will be...
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North Beach Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Heroin

North Beach Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Wednesday, July 12, 2016, at approximately 2:35 am, Trooper First Class Matthews from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 1800 block of Foggy Bottom Court in Sunderland for a suspicious vehicle compliant. Police arrived on scene and found Benjamin P. Mooradian, 27 of North Beach, unconscious in the front...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shoplifting at California Walmart

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shoplifting at California Walmart

On Friday, June 24, 2016 at 6:14 am, Trooper First Class Ruth from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Walmart in California, for a reported theft. TFC Ruth contacted the manager, who advised that Eric Stephen Peterson Jr., 25, of Prince Frederick, was concealing miscellaneous items from the Electronics Department into...
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State Police Investigating Home Invasion in Owings – Handguns Stolen

State Police Investigating Home Invasion in Owings – Handguns Stolen

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at approximately 1:10 am, Trooper First Class Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 9200 block of Easy Street in Owings for a reported home invasion with assault. TFC Warrick made contact with the victim who had a deep laceration above his eye and blood...
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Calvert County Residents Are Urged to Prepare for Weekend Temperature Spike

Calvert County Residents Are Urged to Prepare for Weekend Temperature Spike

Outdoor temperatures are expected to spike this weekend, and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety reminds residents there are several places in the county offering respite from heat. The county’s community centers are open during regular hours and safe drinking water is available in each of them. Residents who need to take refuge...
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Volunteers Donate $100,000 to Calvert Memorial Hospital

Volunteers Donate $100,000 to Calvert Memorial Hospital

The Calvert Health System recently celebrated their volunteers at the hospital’s annual appreciation lunch. One hundred and eighty-six volunteers were recognized for 21,862 donated hours, a fiscal savings to the hospital of more than a quarter of a million dollars, based on a $15 wage. In addition, volunteers presented a check to the Calvert...
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It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

With Artscape’s theme as “Explore the Space Around You,” the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds visitors that bicycle safety relies upon space – at least three feet when passing, to be exact. If you are planning to visit Artscape in Baltimore this weekend, be sure to stop by the “We’re...
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UPDATE: Coast Guard Suspends its Search for Missing Boater in Potomac River

UPDATE: Coast Guard Suspends its Search for Missing Boater in Potomac River

UPDATE 7/18/2016: The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing boater in the upper Potomac River near Mount Vernon, Virginia, at noon today. The boater has been identified by authorities as Bniamin A. Rastkheez, 31 of Falls Church, VA. Rastkheez jumped in the water to retrieve a fishing pole and began to struggle, boaters threw...
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Weis Markets Announces Plans to Purchase Several Local Food Lion Locations

Weis Markets Announces Plans to Purchase Several Local Food Lion Locations

  On Thursday, July 14th, 2016, Weis Markets, Inc., a Mid-Atlantic food retailer, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Food Lion, LLC, to purchase the assets of 38 Food Lion supermarket locations operating in the states of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The Company plans to complete the purchase of these locations pending...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Larry Hogan today joined 46 governors in signing the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction, which was developed by and released today through the National Governors Association (NGA). “Far too many families and communities have experienced the devastation caused by heroin and opioid abuse,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration has been a leader in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is FUZZY

Wednesday’s Pet is FUZZY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/13/2016 FUZZY Featured Pet: Fuzzy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Fuzzy is a 6-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He loves being with people and hanging out on the couch. Fuzzy can be a little bossy and likes to...
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Port Republic Man Breaks in Through Doggie Door and Steals Family Kitten

Port Republic Man Breaks in Through Doggie Door and Steals Family Kitten

On Saturday, July 2, 2016, Deputy J. Buck from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Broome’s Island Road, in Port Republic, for the report of a burglary. The victim stated they left their locked home, at 7:00pm on July 1 and returned at 8:30pm on July 2, to find items in disarray and multiple...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs

On Friday, July 8, 2016, at approximately 3:15pm, Deputy J. Livingston from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Claggett Road, in Sunderland, for a disorderly person call. Upon arrival and questioning the parties, he determined Dominique Harrod, 26, of Huntingtown, to be in possession of a metal container containing an illegal substance....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announce Implementation of Automated Speed Enforcement Program

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announce Implementation of Automated Speed Enforcement Program

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced the implementation of the County’s automated speed enforcement program. The County is now one of many jurisdictions to use automated speed enforcement to reduce traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and save lives. The program will provide automated enforcement in school zones with a posted speed limit of at...
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Huntingtown Man Murdered in Severn

Huntingtown Man Murdered in Severn

UPDATE 7/12/16 @ 4:00 p.m.: On Monday, July 11, 2016, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed autopsies on the deceased males. They ruled the cause of death as gunshot wounds with the manner being homicide for both males. The male discovered in the residence has been positively identified as Duwayne Thomas Mason, a...
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UPDATE: Woman Dies in Calvert County Crash Involving a Motorcycle

UPDATE: Woman Dies in Calvert County Crash Involving a Motorcycle

UPDATE 7/12/16 @ 12:00 p.m.: Update from Cove Point Road and Little Cove Point Road crash – The passenger on the motorcycle, Sompis Clarke, succumbed to the injuries she sustained during the crash shortly after her arrival at Medstar. 7/11/16: On Monday, July 11, 2016 Calvert County Sheriff’s Office units responded to the area of...
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Lucky $30,000 Scratch-off Winner From Lusby Crazed with Lottery Excitement

Lucky $30,000 Scratch-off Winner From Lusby Crazed with Lottery Excitement

A lucky lady from Lusby enjoyed a crazy day of Lottery excitement when she won the $30,000 top prize on a Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off. The Calvert County resident wrapped up her grocery shopping and realized she had $6 to spare. The mother of two sons bought two $3 Cash Craze Crossword scratch-offs from...
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Get Ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge!

Get Ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge!

Are you ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge? Pledge to eat or drink one locally grown, made or harvested product every day during Buy Local Week (July 23 – 31) and make a commitment that will have a lasting impact on your lifestyle, the environment and your local community. When you buy locally grown...
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Hours Remain to Claim 1st of Two $1 Million Winning Lottery Tickets

Hours Remain to Claim 1st of Two $1 Million Winning Lottery Tickets

Where are our two missing Maryland Lottery millionaires? Time is running out for the players holding $1 million winning Mega Millions and Powerball prizes to claim their prizes at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore! The Royal Farms located at 7701 German Hill Road in Dundalk sold the winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket from the...
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