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Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team To Be Out In Force This July 4th Holiday

Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team To Be Out In Force This July 4th Holiday

With the July 4th holiday quickly approaching, the Maryland State Police and other police agencies across Maryland will be out in force removing impaired drivers from the highways.  For the fourth straight year, the State Police Impaired DRiving Effort (SPIDRE) team will continue its goal to make Maryland’s roads safer during the July 4th...
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Lexington Park Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Lexington Park Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

UPDATE 6/29/2017: Patrick Henry Bush, 52 of Lexington Park, was  found guilty of first and second degree murder, carjacking and armed robbery, on Wednesday June 28, 2017, in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Judge David Densford found him not guilty of premeditated murder. Bush will be sentenced later this year. UPDATE 6/12/2017: According to court documents, the...
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Thomas M. Douglass (Tommy), 50

Thomas M. Douglass (Tommy), 50

Thomas M. Douglass (Tommy), 50, of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. Tommy was born on September 21, 1966, in Washington DC, son of Gerald Thomas (Tom) and Barbara Douglass. He was preceded in death by his Father Tom. He is survived by his mother...
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Traffic Advisory: 9th Annual Independence Celebration at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Traffic Advisory: 9th Annual Independence Celebration at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will host its 9th Annual Independence Day Celebration on July 1, 2017. Residents can expect traffic delays, heavy pedestrian, and motor vehicle traffic, as well as multiple lane closures in the area. The delays are expected from approximately 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. The following road and lane closures...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan today delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive...
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Modest Changes Coming to Maryland’s Commercial Crab Harvest

Modest Changes Coming to Maryland’s Commercial Crab Harvest

Following weeks of scientific review and discussion among key stakeholders, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is making modest but important changes to the commercial harvesting of Chesapeake Bay female hard crabs later this season. Harvesting will close Nov. 20, and bushel levels for the month of November will be reduced compared to the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Hazel

Wednesday’s Pet is Hazel

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/28/17 is Hazel Featured Pet: Hazel Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Lab/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Hazel is a 2-year-old Lab Mix.  She is currently in a foster home with her litter of...
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11-Year-Old Layla Kaelin from Leonardtown has a Big Heart and a Love for Animals

11-Year-Old Layla Kaelin from Leonardtown has a Big Heart and a Love for Animals

While watching the news and eating breakfast with her mother, Sheri Kaelin, Layla heard a story about K-9 dogs that were injured because they weren’t wearing vests. Without hesitation, the young animal lover told her mother she wanted to raise money to purchase vests for her local police department’s K-9 unit. That’s where the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision

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

On June 26, 2017, at approximately 8:23 PM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious single motor vehicle collision on Vista Road in the area of Whiskey Creek Road in Hollywood. Officers located a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe off the roadway and into a tree with both the operator...
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Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash in Bowie

Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in Suitland. The decedent is 48-year-old Derrick Foster of Lake Arbor Way in Bowie. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 1:15 a.m., patrol officers responded to 1000 block of Largo Center Drive for the report of an armed carjacking and robbery. A male...
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Exclusive Video: Can You Identify This Thief in Lexington Park?

Exclusive Video: Can You Identify This Thief in Lexington Park?

On Friday, June 23, 2017, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a white male used a crowbar to gain access to the dollar bill acceptor of a Coke machine at the Lexwood Apartments, in Lexington Park. Anyone with information as to the identity of the person or additional information is asked to leave a comment below...
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Blue Crab Stock Considered Sustainable, Despite Population Decline

Blue Crab Stock Considered Sustainable, Despite Population Decline

Fisheries experts have encouraged Maryland, Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to take a cautious approach to blue crab management as they set harvest regulations for the coming year. In the annual Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report, these experts note that while the 2016 female blue crab harvest was lower than regulations...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for July 1

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for July 1

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, July 1.  The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off...
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Calvert County Division of Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens July 3

Calvert County Division of Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens July 3

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties Monday, July 3, 2017, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Fishing Fundamentals Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Fishing Fundamentals Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is offering a four-day fishing program called Fishing Fundamentals at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall) for children between the ages of 10 – 15. Class is Monday, July 17 to Thursday, July 20 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Gilbert Run Park...
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Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered Tuesday, July 4. • There will be no county bus service...
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Chesapeake Hills Golf Course to Close Back Nine Holes for Landscaping Upgrade in July

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course to Close Back Nine Holes for Landscaping Upgrade in July

The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation announced it will be planting Bermuda grass on the back nine holes of the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course beginning July 5, 2017. Although the sprigging process only takes a few days, the back nine holes will remain closed for up to four weeks while the grass...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the...
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Governor Hogan Highlights Significant Progress on MD 5 Interchange Improvements in Brandywine

Governor Hogan Highlights Significant Progress on MD 5 Interchange Improvements in Brandywine

One of the record number of road projects happening across the state this summer has reached a construction milestone.  The $55.7 million project at the MD 5 (Branch Avenue) interchange with MD 373 (Accokeek Road) and MD 381 (Brandywine Road) in Brandywine began last summer and is now one-third complete with construction of the...
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First Carfentanil Death in St. Mary’s County Confirmed

First Carfentanil Death in St. Mary’s County Confirmed

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated what turned out to be the first death reported in St.Mary’s County due to a powerful opioid that is 5,000 times more powerful than heroin. On June 5th, 2017, police were called to investigate the death of a male subject. SMNEWSNET contacted the Chief Medical Examiner Office and...
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John Glenn scholarship winners Awarded $30,000

John Glenn scholarship winners Awarded $30,000

During a June 13 ceremony, seven local high school graduates received a total of $30,000 from the John Glenn Squadron Scholarship Program to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “For 11 years, the John Glenn Squadron Scholarship Program has given out close to $400,000 to 91 men and women from [St. Mary’s,...
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Kayak Tours Available at Mallows Bay Park

Kayak Tours Available at Mallows Bay Park

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is offering Sunday kayak tours at Mallows Bay Park (1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy). Paddle through the World War I Ghost Fleet while observing the park’s unique wildlife and historic and cultural features. All tours will be led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Fee includes introductory...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Murder/Suicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Murder/Suicide

The Homicide Unit is investigating a murder/suicide in Hyattsville and Riverdale Park. The victim is 29-year-old Delonta Surratt of 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. The decedent is 20-year-old Jabari Ball also of the 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. On June 23rd, at approximately 10:00 am, officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 5500...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

During the week of June 26, to June 30, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Barbara Ann Ricci, 78

Barbara Ann Ricci, 78

Barbara Ann Ricci, 78, of Owings, MD, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Washington, D.C. on November 20, 1938, to Thelma Frances (Myers) and William Theodore Cogswell. She was the beloved wife of Gino Ricci for sixty years. Barbara enjoyed singing,...
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