Monthly Archives: August 2011

SMNewsNet LIVE on the Scene at Wal-Mart

SMNewsNet LIVE on the Scene at Wal-Mart

SMNewsNet.com was live on the scene from a commercial fire at the Wal-Mart in California, Md and uploaded live pictures and video from the scene.  We are the only local news site in Southern Maryland that delivers LIVE  coverage as it happens to keep you in the know! Wal-Mart in California, MD had a small fire in...
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Fire Destroys Trailer in Hollywood

Fire Destroys Trailer in Hollywood

 At 1808 hours while Engine 74 was responding to an Automatic Fire Alarm in Station 1 first due, they were re-routed to a reported Trailer Fire in the 709 Box Area. Station 7, Station 1, Station 9, Station 3, Water Supply 5, and EMS Station 79 and 19 were dispatched to 25160 Timber Ln...
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Fire During Hurricane Irene

Fire During Hurricane Irene

On 8/27/11 during the wrath of Hurricane Irene, Stations 3, 13, 9, 6 39, 38 & W/S 5 were alerted to the 46000 Block of Rogers Drive at 8:35pm for the House on Fire. Engine 33 & Truck 3 responded and arrived within one minute reporting a 2 story, end of the row unit...
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High School Sports Coming Soon

High School Sports Coming Soon

High School sports will be starting up soon and Southern Maryland News Net will be there to bring you all the action.        
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Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Hurricane Irene roared through North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and points north before being downgraded to that of a tropical storm and moving through New York and into New England. The storm’s violent winds and torrential rains took a heavy toll on Southern Maryland which immediately after left thousands of area residents without power and...
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Felony Drug Charges

Felony Drug Charges

Melvin Jerome Price (Age 30 of Clements) was arrested on an open Grand Jury Indictment for felony drugs charges to include “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute” and “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”. Suspect Price has been avoiding apprehension for the last several months. He was taken into custody...
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Man Loses Jeep, and Faces Felony Charges

Man Loses Jeep, and Faces Felony Charges

On July 9th a vehicle stop was conducted on Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, and the operator of the vehicle Jeb J McWade (Age 29 of Lexington Park) was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana that indicated his intent to distribute. Some time after the arrest vice narcotics detectives searched...
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First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel

First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel

The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) flew the high performance jet trainer on a biofuel mixture of petroleum based JP-5 jet fuel and plant based camelina....
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Trailer Fire on Summer Lane

Trailer Fire on Summer Lane

On 8/24/11 at 20:26 hours Company’s 3, 9, 6 & 7 were alerted to the 47500 block of Summer Lane for the reported working trailer fire. Engine 32, 33, 91, 93 Truck 3, Tower 9 and Squad 3 along with Chief 3 and Chief 3B responded with a total of 33 Volunteers.Engine 32, First...
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20 Year-Old Murdered in Lexington Park

20 Year-Old Murdered in Lexington Park

On August 24, 2011 at 11:38 P.M. police units responded to the area of Sell Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a motor vehicle striking a tree.  Upon police arrival it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Deandre Agustus Hawkins, age 20, of Lexington Park had a gunshot wound in his upper torso.  Hawkins...
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Theft in Calvert County

Theft in Calvert County

On August 20 at 1:00 p.m. Dep. J. Hardesty responded to the Calvert County Detention Center on Stafford Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft from vehicle.  It was determined that a woman hanging around the parking area had broken into two vehicles that same day between 7:00 a.m. and the time...
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Do You Have Earthquake Damage to your Home or Office? There is Help Available…

With the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit our area Aug. 23, a Charles County professional engineer who specializes in inspections says any damage caused by the moderate temblor might not be obvious. “I would look for any obvious failures, like cracks or settling in the basement walls or foundation of a building,” Bolton said....
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Shop With a Cop, Back to School was Held in St. Mary’s County

Shop With a Cop, Back to School was Held in St. Mary’s County

Shop with a Cop for back to school was held in St. Mary’s County, MD on 08-20-11. As usual the event is fun and fulfilling for all involved. 25 children and 20 Law Enforcement Officers as well as their families came out to participate in this worthy cause. Shop with a Cop is supported...
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ZZ Top Live at Calvert Marine Museum

ZZ Top Live at Calvert Marine Museum

Collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland for the public. We are dedicated to the presentation of our three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters. Collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the cultural and natural...
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Thank You From Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron

Thank You From Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron

I would like to thank the citizens of St. Mary’s County for their cooperative efforts during yesterday’s earthquake and the aftermath.  The public remained calm, allowed additional time when traveling during the afternoon commute and was extremely helpful in notifying county officials of potential hazards.  The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Safety activated the Emergency...
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Two Arrested for Possession of Oxycodone

Two Arrested for Possession of Oxycodone

Vice narcotics detectives observed Meghan Frances Coll (Age 23 of Park Hall) and William Ford Cryer (Age 46 of Leonardtown) both snorting crushed prescription medication. Suspect Coll then began to drive her vehicle on the roadway. She was immediately stopped and arrested. Additional controlled substances were discovered hidden on her person. Suspect Cryer was...
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House Explosion With Fire And People Trapped…..

House Explosion With Fire And People Trapped…..

By Public Information Officer From BDVFD, Douglas Medley August 16, 2011 had been pretty quite on the fire side of the scanner but that was all going to change. At 1:31 P.M. the emergency operations center (fireboard) toned out a call for a house explosion with fire at 45915 Patuxent Lane in California, Maryland...
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Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Sheriff’s Deputy

Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Sheriff’s Deputy

On Friday August 12, 2011 at 12:04 p.m. Deputy Heather Allen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was responding to an assault in progress call in Leonardtown, Maryland. Deputy Allen was operating a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, marked St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle southbound in lane # 2 on Maryland Route...
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Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Over 100  St. Mary’s County upcoming 5th and 6th grade students graduated from the week long 4th annual Camp DARE on August 12, 2011 at 3pm, in the auditorium of Leonardtown High School.  Camp DARE is free through the generous donations of local citizens, civic groups, local organizations, Board of Education and the St....
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Maryland’s 2011 STA-BIL Turf Battle at Bowles Farm

Maryland’s 2011 STA-BIL Turf Battle at Bowles Farm

After a record-breaking heat wave the previous weekend, Southern Maryland enjoyed a break in the weather during the August 5-6 weekend, with temperatures in the mower 90s a welcome respite from the 100+-degree days the week before. The USLMRA / STA-BIL team arrived on Thursday, with USLMRA VP / Director of Timing & Scoring...
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28th Annual National Night Out

28th Annual National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County  joined forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “28th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out was sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and involved over 11,000 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and...
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