St. Mary’s News

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

The Maryland Park Service’s reservation system is transitioning to a new website — parkreservations.maryland.gov — starting at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017. To allow for a smooth transition, the online reservation system will be unavailable from March 28 to April 2. During that time, existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system. Walk-in...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Governor Larry Hogan tonight issued the following statement in response to the Maryland House of Delegates voting for final approval of House Bill 1362, which will directly interfere with the ability of state and local law enforcement to work and cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities: “The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed an...
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Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required. “It is critical...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/22/17 CANDY Featured Pet: CANDY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Collie/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Candy is approximately 2 years old. She came into rescue from a hoarding situation, where they had over 100 dogs. Candy has...
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Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith will be relieved by Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson as Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) during a change of command ceremony to be held at the Washington Navy Yard, Admiral Leutze Park on Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, will be the...
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CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the College of Southern Maryland, the CSM Hawks have won the Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 10-12 at Garrett College. CSM now advances to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, March 21-25. “This team had the right guys at...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the rising heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis across the state of Maryland March 1. As reported in January 2017, Maryland is experiencing a rise in deaths from the use of potent and cheap synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is 80 times more...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the months of January and February 2017. 1/04/2017 – Michael Emmanuel Beal, age 26 of Clinton, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 1/06/2017 Brian Edward Thompson, age 34 of Clements, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd 1/07/2017...
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Hobby Lobby to Host Hiring Event in Lexington Park

Hobby Lobby to Host Hiring Event in Lexington Park

At this time, Hobby Lobby does not accept online applications for hourly personnel, so all applications must be made in person at Southern Maryland JobSource at 21795 – F N. Shangri – La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653, between Monday, March 20 – Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Applications will be accepted from 9:00...
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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Marcus Anthony Day, age 20. Day has an active arrest warrant for attempted robbery and assault stemming from an incident that occurred on August 2016 in Leonardtown. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at...
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Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Willie Jae Johnson, age 35. Johnson is a Tier III offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for life. He has an active arrest warrant for Failure to Register. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Jessica Helen Reed, a critically missing person. Reed was last seen on March 15, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., in the Manor Road area in Chaptico, Maryland. She may be operating a Gold 2000 Buick Lasabre with Maryland tags – 8CD6202. Anyone...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

On Friday, March 4, 2017, the staff of the St. Mary’s County Child Support Enforcement Unit received the coveted Bronze Golden Plate Award as well as the much sought-after Executive Director’s Most Improved Award. These awards were given to the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services in recognition of the work performed by...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities, extending from Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19, 2017. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the weekend and a sobriety checkpoint the evening of Thursday, March 16, in...
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Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 21000 block of Arbor Court in Leonardtown in an attempt to serve a retake warrant on James Patrick Yates, 54, of Leonardtown. Yates barricaded himself at his residence and refused to speak with deputies. A perimeter was...
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Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

The paid sick leave bills making their way through the legislature “are dead on arrival” if they reach his desk, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Wednesday. He promised reporters “I will veto them immediately” because they have the potential to kill thousands of jobs and “are disastrous for our economy.” He called the legislation that...
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Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

As the cost of college has skyrocketed, students and parents could soon get relief on expensive textbooks under the Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017 that would provide funding to develop free open source learning materials. “The state is moving rapidly towards free textbooks online,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Jim Rosapepe, D-Prince George’s,...
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No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, troopers suggest those whose celebrations will include alcohol take time to make the right decision and designate a sober driver. Based on past experience, Maryland state troopers are anticipating an increase in impaired driving as celebrants will be traveling on St. Patrick’s Day to and from different locations to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

Four new deputies have joined the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies were sworn in on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Circuit Courthouse by Ms. Joan Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Later that evening, an official graduation was held at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD, where Sheriff Tim Cameron conferred...
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Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

After multiple incidents involving drivers being injured by glass from windshields broken by flying ice, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remove all ice from their vehicles to prevent it from becoming dangerous highway projectiles. Maryland state troopers have dealt with multiple incidents today involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off other vehicles....
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Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Ordiway admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a minor victim and possessing photos of that sexually explicit conduct. Judge Titus also ordered that, upon...
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Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Theft Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to...
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UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE 3/15/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working to restore service to customers affected by the storm that began causing outages early Tuesday morning. “SMECO had about 1,800 customers without power last night and that number was whittled down to 450 at 11 a.m. today. Crews have been working in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet for 3-15-2017 is Sandy Featured Pet: Sandy Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Yorkie/Maltese Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (11 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Sandy is a pretty 6-year-old Yorkie/Maltese Mix. This adorable girl is loving, affectionate...
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