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Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

A group of Sailors from NAS Patuxent River joined high school and community volunteers for a Friends of St. Clements Bay cleanup effort at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown April 8. Sailors arrived around 8:30 a.m. and worked past noon cutting and removing rusted wire fencing and trash to help clean up a...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

As mosquito season approaches, Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation declaring April 23-29 “Zika Virus Disease Awareness Week” in Maryland – a time for residents to take simple but critically important steps to prevent the spread of the mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. It is imperative that Maryland residents survey their...
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Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Graduation ceremonies for high school seniors in the Charles County Public Schools Class of 2017 are planned for June 1-3 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School in Waldorf. The ceremony for St. Charles High School is Thursday, June 1. Ceremonies for Thomas Stone, La Plata and North Point high schools are...
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Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined top law enforcement officials and traffic-safety advocates to issue a call-to-action to eliminate highway fatalities in Maryland.  Preliminary data collected by MDOT indicates that in 2016, 523 people died in traffic crashes on the state’s roads, up from the 521 who died in...
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Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

At the end of this school year, Wilhelmina Pugh, principal of Malcolm Elementary School, will complete her 37th year working in education and with Charles County Public Schools. From the start of her career, Pugh has worked with the youngest public school learners, focusing her time and talents at the elementary-school level. She leads...
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New Waterfront Park and Regional Headquarters Slated for Calvert County

New Waterfront Park and Regional Headquarters Slated for Calvert County

The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 1.83 acres in Calvert County that will consolidate department properties along the Patuxent River for the development of a new waterfront park and regional headquarters. The Program Open Space purchase of the Wildman property rounds out recent department...
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Several Local Agencies Coordinate Active Shooter Response

Several Local Agencies Coordinate Active Shooter Response

Almost daily, news teams cover a threat of an active school shooter, and sometimes those threats become a reality. St. Mary’s County is not immune from this danger. Recognizing that, local agencies collaborated to make preparing for an active shooter or other catastrophic tragedy a priority. On Thursday, March 30, several agencies gathered for...
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Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

A $100,000 Powerball win has a U.S. Air Force veteran flying sky high with happiness over the prize she describes as “life changing.” For years, the loyal player has budgeted $20 a week to play Powerball and Mega Millions in hopes of someday finding a big win. “This couldn’t have come at a better...
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La Plata Police Department Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person

La Plata Police Department Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person

The La Plata Police Department is in need of the public’s assistance. Jason Lamont Price 5-10/170 lbs./29 years of age was last seen in the 100 block of Hawthrone Road in La Plata. Anyone with information about Mr. Price’s whereabouts should contact the La Plata Police Department at 301-934-1500 or 301 932-2222.
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SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting the Southern Maryland area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public affairs at...
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CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

Fanciful ceramic vases and objects, including a yacht on the water and an eye-catching water bird in the reeds. Thought-provoking photography that offers an artist’s view of the ordinary. Paintings, drawings and prints that require a variety of techniques to create. These are some of the select student artworks being showcased through May 5...
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Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Statistics from the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness indicate one in three adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. The figure far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth. With this in mind, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County joined...
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Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) and other local organizations, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the National Association for the Education of Young Children to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The...
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Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring several summer enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students, as well as students entering their first year of high school in the fall. More than 40 camps are available and start the week of June 19. Most sessions are offered Monday through Friday, in the morning...
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Calvert County’s Margaret Dunkle Named One of Maryland’s Top Women

Calvert County’s Margaret Dunkle Named One of Maryland’s Top Women

Calvert County’s own Margaret Dunkle has been selected as one of Maryland’s 100 Top Women for 2017. She was honored at an April 24th gala in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. As Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record, which sponsors this award, stated: “To be honored as a Top 100 Woman...
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Shoppe for Hospice Announces One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Shoppe for Hospice Announces One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Calvert Hospice and the Shoppe for Hospice are pleased to announce our One-Year Anniversary Celebration at the Shoppe for Hospice, located at 92 Central Square Drive behind Outback Steakhouse. The celebration will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 3 pm. Refreshments will be donated by Dream Weaver Events & Catering. The public is welcome...
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Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11 p.m., the suspects used the victim’s stolen credit card to make several large purchases at the Prince Frederick Walmart located at 150 Solomons Island Road in Calvert County. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Corcoran of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Ralph Charles Ackroyd, 52, who has an active arrest warrant for escape. On Monday, April 17, 2017, Ackroyd cut off his GPS monitoring system. Ackroyd is described as a white male, 5’09”, and 250 lbs. He has short gray hair and...
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Laurel Man is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

Laurel Man is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

For someone who spends his days searching for things underground, a Prince George’s County man who became Maryland’s latest Lottery millionaire is now flying plenty high. A spur-of-the-moment Lottery purchase last week changed his family’s future and provided him with the makings for a great surprise. The 37-year-old husband and father works as a...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding the Tiki Bar opening, extending from Friday, April 21, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017. The efforts include saturation patrols throughout the weekend. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of...
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Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of crabs remains resilient and steady. While the survey indicates the population has slightly decreased due to lackluster recruitment, it showed a surge in spawning-age female crabs to the highest level recorded in the 28-year...
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NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

The world’s dynamic is rapidly changing and NAVAIR needs to rethink its processes to stay competitive, the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command said during an address to the command’s program management workforce (AIR-1.0) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 6. During his opening remarks, Navy Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, NAVAIR Commander, emphasized...
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