St. Mary’s News

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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VIDEO: Two Construction Workers Flown Out After Wall Collapses in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Two Construction Workers Flown Out After Wall Collapses in Lexington Park

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Emergency personnel responded to the AMC Loews movie theater on FDR Blvd, in Lexington Park, for a report of people trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two male construction workers trapped under debris after an interior wall collapsed on them. Firefighters worked for over an...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited to announce they now accept ONLINE donations! All donations go to their Veterans Assistance Fund, which is used to assist the residents as their needs arise such as dental and optometry costs, Final Honors arrangements, personal care items, various sponsorship projects, and activities in and outside the home....
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft of Bus Tickets

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft of Bus Tickets

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect pictured. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 2:10 PM the suspect got on the STS Bus at the Charlotte Hall Food Lion store on Mt. Wolf Road. She asked to purchase 30 Bus tickets and told the driver that she would...
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Firefighters From Patuxent River Respond to SUV Fire in Great Mills

Firefighters From Patuxent River Respond to SUV Fire in Great Mills

  On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 9:25 p.m., firefighters from the Naval District Patuxent River Fire Department were alerted to the report of a vehicle fire on Greenview Pkwy, in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to discover a SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire. No injuries...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Theft Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Theft Suspects

On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 4:22 p.m., two suspects entered the California Dollar General store separately and proceeded to the rear aisle. While the suspect in the dark coat and knit cap acted as a lookout the suspect in the tan hat and coat entered the back room area and went directly to the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

On February 10, 2017, Detective M. Hulse of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Charles Regional Medical Center located in La Plata, Maryland for the report of child abuse. The investigation revealed a three-year-old juvenile victim received serious injuries while in the care and custody of Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of...
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State Police Arrest Great Mills Man for Home Invasion & Burglary

State Police Arrest Great Mills Man for Home Invasion & Burglary

On December 7, 2016 at approximately 3:52 a.m., Troopers responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a home invasion/assault. Investigation revealed the suspect, Durez Lindell Creek, 28, of Great Mills, broke into the victim’s home and assaulted one of the occupants with a crowbar. Creek...
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House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

The first items on the agenda for the Maryland House of Delegates Monday are House and Senate resolutions that will give Attorney General Brian Frosh sole discretion to sue the Trump administration to protect the “state’s interest as well as the health and welfare of Maryland residents.” The House Rules Committee Friday afternoon voted...
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St. Mary’s County Government Presidents Day Operations Schedule

St. Mary’s County Government Presidents Day Operations Schedule

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices, along with the three St. Mary’s County Library locations, will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day. Administrative offices and libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21. The St. Andrews Landfill, the six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s...
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2017 Summer Camp Registration Opens March 1 in St. Mary’s County

2017 Summer Camp Registration Opens March 1 in St. Mary’s County

While it may still be winter, thoughts are turning to summer as the Department of Recreation and Parks gears up for 2017 Summer Camps. Registration for the camps begins online and in person on March 1. Recreation and Parks offers a variety of summer camps for children from age 3½ through rising 10th graders....
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Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 02-15-17 JOEY Featured Pet: Joey Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (14 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 Joey is beautiful red 3-year-old Chihuahua Mix.  This adorable boy is loveable, affectionate and...
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Dameron Man Arrested for Distribution of Heroin

Dameron Man Arrested for Distribution of Heroin

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Joseph Allen Milburn Jr., 28 of Dameron, as a distributor of heroin. Undercover purchases by detectives resulted in suspect Milburn’s indictment and was subsequently arrested for “Distribution of Heroin”. He was originally held without bond.
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Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at a press conference with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) on the reintroduction of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Below is a transcript of his remarks: “Thank you Carolyn Maloney for your continued...
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Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

The Oyster Advisory Commission received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, environmentalists and watermen. The draft comes after the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reconstituted the commission and...
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Second Suspect in Murder of Lexington Park Woman in Custody

Second Suspect in Murder of Lexington Park Woman in Custody

Homicide suspect, Charles Leon Thompson, Jr., 33, of Waldorf, turned himself into Charles County sheriff’s detectives late Monday, February 13, 2017, evening. He was charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Miaquita Gray who was shot and killed on February 4, 2017. He is being held at the Charles...
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Suspect in the Murder of Lexington Park Woman Located in Emporia Virginia

Suspect in the Murder of Lexington Park Woman Located in Emporia Virginia

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have located Anthony Dangelo Wilkins, 33, who was wanted in connection with the murder of Miaquita Gray, of Lexington Park. Gray was shot and killed on February 4 at the sports bar, Beer 4 U, in Waldorf. According to Virginia law enforcement authorities, Wilkins was involved in a shooting with...
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Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited data on the Verizon network has arrived. Beginning Monday, Verizon is offering an introductory plan that gives you unlimited data on your smartphone and tablet on the best 4G LTE network in the country. With Verizon Unlimited, you also get HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and...
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UPDATE: Body of Missing Boater Found in Virginia

UPDATE: Body of Missing Boater Found in Virginia

UPDATE 2/12/2017 @ 11:55 a.m.: The Body of Roger Grissom Sr., 52 of Hughesville, was recovered Saturday evening, February 11, 2017. Grissom was killed in a boating accident in November of last year, on Potomac River. His body was found near Hacksneck, Virginia, 63 mi from scene. His body has been transported to Norfolk,...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 Scratch Off

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 Scratch Off

Good things happened in threes for lucky St. Mary’s County resident “Charlene,” who bought three Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and won all three times. Her most prestigious prize on the day of her winning streak was $100,000 on the Maximum Jackpot game. “I really don’t play on a regular basis,” said the federal government employee....
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Great Mills Man Indicted on Gun and Drug Charges

Great Mills Man Indicted on Gun and Drug Charges

Antwaun Marquis Somerville, 27, of Great Mills, was indicted and subsequently arrested pursuant to an investigation that occurred on November 27, 2016. During the incident, Antwaun Somerville reportedly pointed a handgun at a female acquaintance while he was following her in a separate vehicle as she was attempting to elude him. Deputies from the...
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Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis this week. The American Civil Liberties Union and CASA, a Latino and immigrant organization, as well as other civil rights groups on Wednesday announced support for legislation that would mandate transparency in police misconduct investigations in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 11:23 AM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Radio Station Way for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree....
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UPDATE: Police Identify Person of interest in the Murder Investigation of Lexington Park Woman

UPDATE: Police Identify Person of interest in the Murder Investigation of Lexington Park Woman

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have identified the woman, and it has been determined she was not involved in the homicide. Detectives are still seeking the whereabouts of both suspects. 2/8/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identity of a woman who is a person of interest in the homicide investigation of Miaquita...
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Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

33 Specific Initiatives to Change Maryland for the Better More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017 Legislation that will create thousands of jobs by eliminating all state taxes for ten years for new manufacturers and providing income tax credits for existing manufacturers that create jobs in high unemployment areas. Road Kill Bill Repeal Legislation...
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