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Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event from a cruise ship approximately 8-miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone to request assistance at 3:42 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search...
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Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

A Waldorf retiree having coffee with his friends at their local gathering place sweetened his day by adding fun and games to his beverage purchase. The 69-year-old bought four Maryland Lottery Family Feud scratch-offs and won $50,000! “I usually do not play scratch offs,” said the lucky winner. “I am a Pick 3 and Pick 4 kind of guy.”  He...
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Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea games

Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea games

Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Olympians and Paralympian include women’s ice hockey player Haley Skarupa, speedskater Thomas Hong and sled hockey player Noah Grove. While they have yet to be acquainted, they’re all fighting to bring gold medals back...
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Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Volunteers from across NAS Patuxent River will lend their expertise and assistance at the Technology and Arts Expo hosted by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) Saturday, Feb. 10. Open to the public for the cost of museum admission, the expo will introduce and reaffirm Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts...
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Calvert County Couple Win $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Calvert County Couple Win $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

A happy Calvert County flooring employee is house hunting after receiving a $50,000 taxes paid Payday Doubler scratch-off prize. Paul McKoy had stopped at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown to purchase gas when he decided to pick up a $5 Payday Doubler scratch-off ticket, too. What a lucky day it turned out to be! The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/31/18 is MILLIE Featured Pet: Millie Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: No physical disabilities Breed: Pit Bull Sex: Female Size: Medium (50 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Millie is a 6-year-old loving Pit Bull. Her owners were probably using her for breeding purposes and...
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$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

A loyal fan of Mega Millions and Powerball who enjoys playing his games at two Maryland Lottery retailers in Upper Marlboro got quite a jolt when he checked his Mega Millions quick-pick ticket from the Jan. 26 drawing. Instead of telling the military retiree how much his ticket was worth, the ticket scanner directed him to see a store employee....
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“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

During the month of February, Charles County Government, in partnership with the La Plata Police Department, is supporting The Blue Ribbon Project’s Backpacks of Love program with several Charles County drop-off locations. The Backpacks of Love program supports victims of child abuse and neglect by providing children with a backpack of essential necessities to...
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St. Mary’s County Construction Worker Builds Path to $100,000 Bingo Scratch-off Win

St. Mary’s County Construction Worker Builds Path to $100,000 Bingo Scratch-off Win

Hunting for a big Maryland Lottery scratch-off prize gave a St. Mary’s County construction worker and his wife the tools to hunt for another big-ticket item – a new home! He won $100,000 playing the Big Money Bingo game. The 45-year-old scratch-off fan favors extended-play games such as bingo instant tickets because he enjoys building his...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following February monthly promotions and reminders: Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Thursday, Feb. 1- Wednesday, Feb. 28)  To celebrate this special month, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for all shelter felines to $20.18. All felines adopted during this special promotion will receive the same great...
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Waldorf Man Says $50,000 Powerball Prize Arrives Just in Time for Daughter’s Wedding

Waldorf Man Says $50,000 Powerball Prize Arrives Just in Time for Daughter’s Wedding

A longtime Maryland Lottery player hit it big just in time for a big life event – his daughter’s wedding. Although he has won smaller prizes in the past, the Waldorf man’s $50,000 Powerball prize is by far his largest win yet. He held onto his winning quick-pick ticket since the Dec. 30 drawing. The self-employed...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-24-18 LEXA Featured Pet: Lexa Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Catahoula Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Lexa #8507 is a loving 2-year-old mix. She...
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Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

The 8th Annual Pink & Blue Memorial Cancer Tournament held Oct. 21 at Old South Country Club in Lothian celebrated the life of Mary Lou Waller and raised $68,000 for cancer care in her name. Proceeds from the event are divided equally between CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center. At CHMC,...
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SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $2.85 million jackpot-winning ticket in Clinton for the Thursday, Jan. 18 drawing. The winner, who is the first player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between an estimated $2.85 million annuity (before taxes) or an estimated $2.2 million cash...
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Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, David Winters, a 22-year-0ld service technician at Winters Heating & Cooling, received a call from service administrator Kelsy Martin, 32 of Leonardtown. Martin told Winters that a man in a California residence needed immediate assistance due to a purported lack of heat at the home. Although Winters had already worked...
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$100,000 Winter Ice Multiplier Win Has Charles County Man Planning a Move

$100,000 Winter Ice Multiplier Win Has Charles County Man Planning a Move

A Charles County mechanic is ratcheting up his search for a home now that a lucky Winter Ice Multiplier scratch-off gave him a $100,000 top-prize win. The loyal Maryland Lottery player usually reinvests his scratch-off wins to purchase more games and that was what led him to select a $10 Winter Ice Multiplier game at Jimmie’s Corner in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/17/2018 is SADIE Featured Pet: Sadie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (14 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 Sadie is an 8-year-old 14-pound Poodle/Terrier Mix. She is as sweet as they...
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No Matter our Background, we can all Gift our Life Experiences

No Matter our Background, we can all Gift our Life Experiences

Mentorship does not require special training or certification, but best comes by sharing experiences and a willingness to act, according to Adrienne Somerville, President of the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation.  Somerville was recently recognized with the March of Dimes’ Public Sector Heroine Award at its 17th Annual Heroines of Washington gala. Inspired by her...
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Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Buying tickets for the growing Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots – not scratch-offs – was on the mind of a 92-year-old Clinton man when he strolled into Clinton Crossings Exxon. When a $100 Grand scratch-off caught his eye, however, the Prince George’s County resident added the $10 instant ticket to his purchase of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets. The scratch-off drew his attention, he...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/10/2018 SAM  Featured Pet: Sam Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Sam is an older guy who marches to the beat of his own drum.  He is sweet and loves to...
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VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

It started off as a regular day of leisure for St. Mary’s County residents Nick Lane, Mitch Crowder, and Adam Forinash. The three men, each aged in their early twenties, are avid outdoorsmen, and decided to go duck hunting along the Patuxent River near the Naval Recreation Center in Solomons on Tuesday morning, January...
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Christmas Comes Late for Prince George’s County Woman with $95,243 Win

Christmas Comes Late for Prince George’s County Woman with $95,243 Win

On your mark, get set, WIN! A Capitol Heights resident watched as horses lined up at a virtual gate and listened as a trumpet signaled the start of the race prior to a big $95,243 Superfecta Racetrax win. At that point, the Racetrax fan was unaware that her life was about to drastically change. The days after Christmas...
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Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomed 1,227 hikers at more than 30 state parks this New Year’s Day as part of the annual First Day Hikes initiative. Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds....
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Lucky Horses Give Bowie Man 4th Large Racetrax Win

Lucky Horses Give Bowie Man 4th Large Racetrax Win

Once again, the 9, 10, 11 and 12 Racetrax horses produced a huge payday for Paul McDonald of Bowie. Although his new $60,828 prize isn’t quite as large as his $194,188 win last March, the loyal player was just as excited when he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The 47-year-old bought the winning ticket...
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