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Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

The recent announcement that Safeway will close their store in Bryans Road came as a surprise – a very bad surprise, to be sure. There was no hint or warning, just some social media buzz over the weekend that we – the economic development department – set about to confirm first thing Monday morning....
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On March 30, 2018, at the Walmart store located on Miramar Way, in California, the pictured suspect picked up $300 which fell from the victim’s purse. The suspect then left the store with the money. Anyone with information about the...
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Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On April 5, 2018, at the Weis Markets store, located in St. Mary’s Square, in Lexington Park, the pictured suspect placed items in a bag, and left the business without purchasing the items. Anyone with information on the identity of...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the...
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A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School. The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

During the week of April 23, to April 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

On April 13 at 2 p.m., an unknown suspect called the victim in Charles County on her cellular telephone stating he worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He told the victim she owed back taxes and that she could avoid paying a fine simply by purchasing gift cards and providing him with the card...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West, in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round. The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones. Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, and Northern Middle schools. In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to...
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Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack saved the life of a man threatening to jump from the third story of an apartment complex. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., on April 17, 2018, troopers from the Price Frederick Barrack responded to the 200 block of Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick, for the...
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St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Sheane Ambos of Great Mills, was at a crossroads in his life the day he decided to fill his gas tank and catch up with friends at Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park. The restaurant cook left with a $50,000 cash infusion that will help him take the steps to advance his career, courtesy...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Health Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack will be holding a recruiting job fair on Saturday 4/21/18 from 8am to 2pm. The event will be held at the La Plata Barrack, 9500 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. You will be able to speak with the local barrack recruiters, learn about career opportunities within...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-18-18 Annabelle Featured Pet: Annabelle Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Annabelle is a 2-year-old Rat Terrier. She loves long walks and being with her people. Annabelle is crate trained, housebroken and gets along great...
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Owners Of Clinton Auto Parts Company Indicted For Tax Fraud

Owners Of Clinton Auto Parts Company Indicted For Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted Robert M. Underwood, age 71, and his wife Deborah J. Underwood, age 62, both of Clinton, on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and four counts of filing false tax returns. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K....
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Fort Washington Man Found Down Embankment Days After Motor Vehicle Accident

Fort Washington Man Found Down Embankment Days After Motor Vehicle Accident

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash scene that was found by highway workers off the highway and down an embankment this morning in Prince George’s County. The victim is identified as Gregory Eubanks, 41, of Fort Washington, Md. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center for...
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New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

The long-awaited ribbon cutting for a new high-security operations center at the Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) took place March 27 before a group of Navy officials and distinguished visitors at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Leslie Taylor, executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, wielded the giant ceremonial scissors for the...
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Franchot’s Field Enforcement Division Agents Seize $24,000 in Untaxed Tobacco Products

Franchot’s Field Enforcement Division Agents Seize $24,000 in Untaxed Tobacco Products

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that agents for his Field Enforcement Division seized untaxed non-premium cigars at a Prince George’s County store during an April 10 inspection. Morud Hossain, 28, of Suitland, owner of Smoke Shop Inc., trading as Discount Tobacco and Vapor Shop in Capitol Heights, faces a criminal citation of willful possession, sale...
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Calvert County Commissioners Invite Citizens to Take Part in the Patuxent Challenge

Calvert County Commissioners Invite Citizens to Take Part in the Patuxent Challenge

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Division, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Planning, encourages citizens to engage in outdoor exploratory activities along the Patuxent River during the 2018 Patuxent Challenge. During this social media event, paddle a kayak or canoe at Kings Landing Park, take a hike along...
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Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

On April 19, 2018, at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Boulevard, in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check. The event will be from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The safety seat check is open to citizens who do not...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

As the warm weather approaches, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office experiences increases in complaints of persons illegally operating unregistered motorcycles, dirt bikes, golf carts, off-road and all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) on roadways and private property. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens the Maryland Transportation Article prohibits the operation of an unregistered motor vehicle on...
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