Calvert News

Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for later this week as temperatures are expected to exceed 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to visit if they need to cool off. The county’s community centers...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

The National Weather Service warned that this week’s excessive heat could lead to isolated storms that could cause flash flooding in the Baltimore-Washington region this afternoon and into the evening. These storms, which many areas experienced Monday afternoon, develop rapidly and can produce, locally, significant rain fall.  Additionally, severe weather could cause fallen trees/limbs,...
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Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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SMECO awards matching contribution

SMECO awards matching contribution

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently received a $4,500 contribution from CoBank to award to Christmas in April organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Each organization is receiving $1,500 through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support. As a CoBank customer,...
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Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been awarded $2,098,575 in order to prepare the State and local communities for terrorist attacks. The award, announced earlier today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is part of the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Program, which will provide $35.94 million to selected recipients to improve their...
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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

While attending the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Providence, RI, Governor Larry Hogan joined a multi-state cybersecurity compact, as well as a partnership to expand K-12 computer science education. The Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity is part of the NGA’s “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” Initiative. The compact,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Social Media Accusations

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Social Media Accusations

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the various accusations being made by a commuter during a recent traffic stop in Calvert County. The commuter was stopped during a laser enforced traffic initiative. The speed was recorded as 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. During the stop a...
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Letter to the Editor: Calvert County Sheriffs: “I was just going to work…”

Letter to the Editor: Calvert County Sheriffs: “I was just going to work…”

The following information was published online on July 14, 2017, by Adrian A. Hall. A link to the original content can be found HERE. Hello, my name is Adrian A. Hall. On Monday, July 10th, 2017 at around 6:45am, the start of an unnecessary day began. I am a member of the Bricklayers &...
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Letter to the Editor: Complementing Two Calvert County Sheriff’s Officers for Their Professionalism

Letter to the Editor: Complementing Two Calvert County Sheriff’s Officers for Their Professionalism

Hello Mike Evans, My name is Allison Y Stenson, I am a NAACP & Concerned Black Women of Calvert County member and a minority business owner in Calvert County. I wanted to take the time to compliment two exemplary Calvert County Sheriff’s Department officers for their professionalism and customer service acumen. These officers displayed...
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Keep Pets Safe During Sweltering Temperatures

Keep Pets Safe During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and a heat index value of around 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Animal Control reminds citizens to take steps to keep their pets safe when temperatures are soaring. “Our...
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Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has introduced an innovative approach to school bus inspections – a process that allows inspectors to complete the inspection electronically.  The Maryland School Bus Safety Inspection System, implemented with a handheld tablet, replaces a manual paper-based inspection process and lets inspectors use mobile devices...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive By Shooting in White Sands

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive By Shooting in White Sands

On Monday June 5, 2017 at 9:50 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 616 Field Road Lusby, Maryland (White Sands Subdivision) for a reported drive-by shooting. Investigation confirmed that unknown subjects had fired several rounds into the home. At the time of the shooting, there was an adult male and...
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Calvert County Drug Arrests for 7/13/2017

Calvert County Drug Arrests for 7/13/2017

The following persons were arrested by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office on the drug charges listed below.  Melissa K Tuzzo, 30, of Lusby for possession of oxycotin and paraphernalia.  Douglas Sutherland, 52, of Lusby, for possession of paraphernalia.  Desmond Curtis Freeland, 27, of Chesapeake Beach, for Possession of Barbiturates.  Kayla M Preddy, 21, of...
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Calvert County Co-sponsors Event for Entrepreneurs to Pitch Ideas, New Business

Calvert County Co-sponsors Event for Entrepreneurs to Pitch Ideas, New Business

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces it has joined local entrepreneurship advocates and Startup Maryland to bring the Pitch Across Maryland, STRT1UP Road Show to Southern Maryland. The event is an opportunity for technology businesses, start-ups and anyone interested in innovation to pitch ideas, network and learn about Southern Maryland organizations that...
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Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

On July 11, 2017 at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Calvert Control Center broadcast a personal injury motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Dares Beach Road and Dares Wharf Road in Prince Frederick.  Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack was the first trooper to arrive at the scene. Preliminary investigation...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Vehicular Manslaughter

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Vehicular Manslaughter

UPDATE 7/12/2017: On Friday, July 7, 2017, Lindsay Leanne Canter, 32 of Lexington Park, appeared in Calvert County Circuit Court and entered guilty pleas to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with knowledge the crash was possibly fatal. Canter’s sentencing is set for September 15, 2017. Canter intentionally struck Ball’s vehicle. The...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspects

The following individuals are suspects in multiple theft to commercial businesses in Prince George, Anne Arundel and Calvert County. Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspects or the owner of the vehicle is asked to contact Det. Wells with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-1600 ext. 2595 or by...
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Calvert County Hosts Public Meeting On Local Cable Franchise Agreement

Calvert County Hosts Public Meeting On Local Cable Franchise Agreement

The Calvert County Department of Technology Services (TS) will host a public meeting Thursday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., to present the findings of the Cable Television-Related Needs and Interests assessment and accept public comment.  The assessment, performed for the county by CBG Communications, Inc., was conducted in preparation for the negotiation of a new cable franchise...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Scooby

Wednesday’s Pet is Scooby

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-12-2017 Featured Pet: Scooby Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Sex: Male Size: Small (9 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 Scooby is a beautiful 8 or 9 year old Pomeranian. He may be a mix but...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Over $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Over $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center, Department of Health, and the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention today announced more than $22 million to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic. Eighty percent will go to Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions and service providers to fund prevention, enforcement, and treatment efforts throughout the state. “Finding real...
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Easy Steps You Can Take To Prevent Vehicle Theft

Easy Steps You Can Take To Prevent Vehicle Theft

Maryland state troopers are teaming up with the Maryland Vehicle Prevention Theft Council to remind citizens that a vehicle is stolen in our state every 40 minutes, but there are simple steps every vehicle owner can take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim. July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month and, according to...
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Public Hearing for Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality Scheduled for July 11, 2017

Public Hearing for Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality Scheduled for July 11, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing to consider and receive comments on a request for referendum to create a new municipality known as Calvert Shores in Lusby, Maryland. The Tuesday, July 11 public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Patuxent High School Auditorium, located at...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

The College of Southern Maryland has released its dean’s list for the spring semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six credits...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Respond to 15 Boating Accidents this Holiday Weekend

Maryland Natural Resources Police Respond to 15 Boating Accidents this Holiday Weekend

For the second consecutive year, the Fourth of July holiday ended without a boating fatality, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Statewide there were 15 boating accidents, an increase of three over 2016, and officers arrested 12 boaters for operating under the influence of alcohol, the same number as last year. The most serious boating accident...
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