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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations and Provides Safety Tips

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St. Mary’s County’s 2016-2017 school year officially begins Wednesday, August 24. Right now, parents and students are meandering through store aisles checking off school supplies, navigating through endless racks of school clothes, and picking out new backpacks. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St....
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Wednesday’s Pet is Tony the Tiger

Wednesday’s Pet is Tony the Tiger

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/24/2016 Tony the Tiger Featured Pet: Tony the Tiger Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Retriever mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Tony is a 2-year-old Retriever mix. He is a smart boy that loves to give gentle hugs. Tony is sweet, cuddly and...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s Official Response to the Board of County Commissioner’s

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s Official Response to the Board of County Commissioner’s

“To say we take pride in what we do, care about the citizens and service we give unselfishly, is an understatement.” Please take a moment to review the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s official response to the Board of County Commissioner’s July 26, 2016 meeting as it relates to Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt’s claims. Commissioner’s;...
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Firefighters in Prince Frederick Rescue Dog From Well

Firefighters in Prince Frederick Rescue Dog From Well

On August 23, 2016 at approximately 6:;00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a confined space rescue at Joanna Court in Prince Frederick. The homeowner said her elderly cocker spaniel named Sam, who is deaf and blind, had fallen into a a deep well and was located at the bottom. As fiirefighters...
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Traffic Stop in Chesapeake Ranch Estates Results in Drug Arrest for North Beach Woman

Traffic Stop in Chesapeake Ranch Estates Results in Drug Arrest for North Beach Woman

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Deputy D. Naughton from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, at the back gate of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates. He observed a vehicle travelling with an unsecured rear registration plate and the driver was using a cell phone. The driver was issued...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Lusby

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Lusby

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputy J. Livingston from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was approached by an employee while he was working security at the Buckets Bar and Grille, in Lusby. He was told an underage male placed a liquor bottle next to the front door and entered to...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

On August 20, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the closing address of the 2016 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) summer conference in Ocean City. After spending the past 19 months traveling across the state and meeting with local governments, constituents, and business owners, the governor highlighted the significant progress already made and discussed new initiatives...
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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash in Prince Frederick

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately at 3:55 p.m Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision. A preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Ford F-350 driven by Joseph Coulby, 19, of Prince Frederick, was traveling on Route 506 (Sixes Road), in Prince Frederick, when his vehicle crossed...
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Gov. Larry Hogan to end Predecessor’s Septic Tank Mandate

Gov. Larry Hogan to end Predecessor’s Septic Tank Mandate

“Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday, August 20, 2016 he will end a statewide mandate for homeowners and businesses to use what’s called ‘best available technology’ in septic systems when they construct or enlarge buildings, a policy put in place by his predecessor to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan, a Republican, made...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of mosquito breeding habitats. At the height of mosquito season, the Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program is again asking residents to assist in the control of mosquitoes by inspecting their properties for standing water. Any area...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Lusby Man Playing Pokemon Go While Driving

Police in Calvert County Arrest Lusby Man Playing Pokemon Go While Driving

On August 10, 2016, Deputy R. Wilson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven unsafely when seen at the intersection of C Street/S. Solomons Island Road, in Solomons. The driver, Dylan Carroll, 24, of Lusby, who repeatedly made turns without using a turn signal, admitted to playing...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest for Solomons Man

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest for Solomons Man

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at approximately 6:00 pm, Deputy M. Trigg from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, near MD Rt. 4/Langley Lane, on a vehicle whose driver was seen not wearing a seatbelt and was talking on a cell phone. The driver, Tyler Williams, 25, of Solomons, was found...
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Prince Frederick Woman Arrested at Lusby Post Office on Multiple Drug Charges

Prince Frederick Woman Arrested at Lusby Post Office on Multiple Drug Charges

On Thursday. August 11, 2016, Deputy D. Naughton from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Lusby Post Office for a ‘check welfare’ call placed by a concerned citizen. Upon arrival Deputy Naughton observed Toni Davis, 57, of Prince Frederick, who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, leaning against a...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested in Huntingtown on Drug Charge

St. Leonard Man Arrested in Huntingtown on Drug Charge

On Friday, August 12, 2016, at approximately 4:50pm, Deputy A. Locke from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven irradictly near the intersection of southbound MD Rt. 4/Lower Marlboro Road, in Huntingtown. The driver, Craig Milligan, 20, of St. Leonard, was found to be in possession of...
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Hogan and Franchot to Encourage Shopping During Tax-Free Week, August 14-20

Hogan and Franchot to Encourage Shopping During Tax-Free Week, August 14-20

Governor Larry Hogan will join Comptroller Peter Franchot in Frederick on Wednesday, August 10, to promote and maybe do a little shopping in advance of the annual Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place August 14-20. During that week, any single, qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of...
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Maryland Ranked 46th for Overall Freedom in America

Maryland Ranked 46th for Overall Freedom in America

Maryland was ranked 46th for “Overall Freedom” by “Freedom in the 50 States 2016 | Cato Institute”. Maryland is always one of the least free states in the country, although it encounters nowhere near the difficulty facing New York, California, or Illinois, and it enjoys locational rents from its proximity to Washington, D.C. Moreover, we...
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DEA Says Marijuana Will Remain a Schedule l Controlled Substance

DEA Says Marijuana Will Remain a Schedule l Controlled Substance

Marijuana will remain a Schedule l controlled substance, which declares it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” the Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday. This keeps the drug in the same category as heroin, LSD and Ecstasy. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced several marijuana- related actions, including actions...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces the Implementation of Speed Cameras

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces the Implementation of Speed Cameras

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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Wednesday’s Pet is CHILI WEST

Wednesday’s Pet is CHILI WEST

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/17/2016 CHILI WEST Featured Pet: CHILI Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Chili found herself in a rural shelter not really understanding why. She has not been with the group long but...
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WARNING: Phone Scammer Says He is a State Trooper & Demands Money

WARNING: Phone Scammer Says He is a State Trooper & Demands Money

Maryland State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which the caller represents himself as a barrack commander and threatens the victim with arrest if money owed is not immediately forwarded. A victim in her 70’s from Allegany County called the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack last evening and reported she...
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State Warns First Responders About Deadly Opioid Drug

State Warns First Responders About Deadly Opioid Drug

Government officials are warning local first responders and law enforcement about the dangers of a drug not yet seen in the area but having tragic consequences elsewhere in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, along with the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and Pennsylvania Department of Health, issued the warning...
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Christmas in April is Accepting Applications for Those in Need

Christmas in April is Accepting Applications for Those in Need

Christmas in April Calvert County, Inc. is accepting applications for homeowners who may need assistance with the maintenance of their homes. This volunteer effort repairs and improves homes of low-income homeowners, particularly those of the elderly, disabled and families with children. Christmas in April Calvert County, Inc. is dedicated to the goal of helping...
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Heat Advisory Remains in Effect Until 8:00 p.m. this Evening

Heat Advisory Remains in Effect Until 8:00 p.m. this Evening

Heat index values between 105 and 109 expected, due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s, and dewpoints in the mid 70’s A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. the combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Take...
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Growing & Processing of Medical Marijuana Coming to Southern Maryland

Growing & Processing of Medical Marijuana Coming to Southern Maryland

The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of the 15 Growers and 15 Processors who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals. The Commission’s actions mark a giant step forward for the medical cannabis program in Maryland. Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission...
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Public Invited to Sept. 1 Town Hall Meeting on the Calvert County Budget

Public Invited to Sept. 1 Town Hall Meeting on the Calvert County Budget

The Calvert County Department of Finance & Budget is committed to ensuring transparency and the public’s understanding of the county budget. The department is hosting a town hall meeting to outline the budget process Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, located at 450 West Dares Beach Road in...
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