Monthly Archives: June 2015

George Henry Morgan, Sr., 90

George Henry Morgan, Sr., 90

George Henry Morgan, Sr., 90 of Hughesville, MD passed away June 29, 2015 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Born August 9, 1924 in St. Mary’s County, MD, he was the son of Camilus T. Morgan and Mary F. Knott Morgan. As a child, George attended Laurel Grove School in Mechanicsville, MD...
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Sarah Gibson, 92

Sarah Gibson, 92

Sarah Gibson, 92 died peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning, June 28 at the Sagepoint Senior Living Services in La Plata, MD where she lived under the care of a skilled and compassionate staff for a little over a year. Prior to coming to Sagepoint Sarah enjoyed the love and warmth of her...
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John Francis Murray, 95

John Francis Murray, 95

Beloved patriarch, John Francis Murray, 95 of Charlotte Hall, MD, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015. He was born September 29, 1919, to James H. and Mary Glynn Murray, in New London, CT, and had one sister, Mary Murray D’Amico. He spoke fondly of his hometown and his extended family of grandparents, aunts,...
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Catherine Adell Gaylor, 80

Catherine Adell Gaylor, 80

Catherine Adell Gaylor, 80 of Waldorf, MD, passed away at Bridge Point Hospital in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2015. Born September 11, 1934 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lottie (Lancaster) Conway. Catherine grew up in Southeast, DC. Throughout her life, some of Catherine’s employment included the...
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Rosemary Abell, 83

Rosemary Abell, 83

Rosemary Abell, age 83, died after a brief illness, surrounded by family, friends and the caring staff at Hospice House in Callaway, MD on June 27, 2015. Born September 22, 1931 in Washington D.C., she moved to St. Mary’s County as a youth and attended St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown. There she met and...
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June Fairweather, 87

June Fairweather, 87 of Solomons, MD passed away on June 29, 2015 at her residence. Born June 11, 1928 in Salt Lake City, UT, she was the daughter of the late Henry William Deneke and Lucile (Fouhy) Deneke. June is survived by her children, Stephen Edwin Fairweather of West Linn, OR, Leslie Brooks of...
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REMINDER: Governor Hogan’s Statewide Toll Rollback Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1, 2015

REMINDER: Governor Hogan’s Statewide Toll Rollback Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tomorrow, tolls for bridges, tunnels and roadways across the state of Maryland will be lowered for the first time in nearly 50 years as part of Governor Larry Hogan’s statewide Toll-Tax Rollback Plan. On May 7, Governor Hogan delivered on his promise to roll back Maryland’s high toll rates and put money back into the pockets...
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E-2D program successful critical design review moves Hawkeye closer to aerial refueling

E-2D program successful critical design review moves Hawkeye closer to aerial refueling

Aerial refueling of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is closer to reality after the Navy successfully conducted a critical design review of its AR capability Wednesday and Thursday. The review paves the way for installing AR capabilities aboard the E-2D AHE for flight testing. The AR capability is expected to reach initial operational capability in FY2020....
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Washington D.C Man Charged with DUI, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Making Threats Against a Police Officer

Washington D.C Man Charged with DUI, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Making Threats Against a Police Officer

On Saturday, June 27 at 1 a.m., Cpl. M. Sokoloff of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of St. Patrick’s Drive. Upon approaching the driver, Cpl. Sokoloff detected a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was arrested after failing several sobriety tests. Upon searching the car, Cpl. Sokoloff...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 6/30/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 6/30/15

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: On June 29 at 8:50 a.m., officers responded to Keepsake Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The...
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Leonardtown Man Charged with Stealing 11 Firearms

Leonardtown Man Charged with Stealing 11 Firearms

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Deputy First Class Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Leonardtown, for a reported theft. The victim alleged 11 firearms had been stolen from his home, valued at over $7,500. During the investigation, DFC Foor obtained information identifying Louis Steven Fenwick, 37 of...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Assault

Lusby Man Arrested for Assault

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the WaWa located in the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California, after witnesses reported a man dragging a female to a vehicle. Callers advised the vehicle left traveling southbound on Three Notch Road and provided a description...
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The Drug Problem Continues to Grow in St. Mary’s County

The Drug Problem Continues to Grow in St. Mary’s County

Southern Maryland News Net met with Captain Alioto of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and spoke with various people including Champ Thomaskutty of St. Mary’s County Health Department to discuss the ongoing drug problem in the county. Southern Maryland News Net: What is trending right now? Alito: When we in Narcotics look at...
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CCSO Purchases New Radar Speed Trailers

CCSO Purchases New Radar Speed Trailers

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased two new RADAR speed trailers to address and track traffic complaints throughout Charles County. The new solar-powered units are designed to remind motorists of their speed, alert them when they exceed the speed limit, and compile statistics on speeding trends in a particular location. No traffic tickets...
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Maryland State Parks are Popular Destinations for the July 4th Holiday Weekend

Maryland State Parks are Popular Destinations for the July 4th Holiday Weekend

Maryland State Parks are popular destinations year round, but especially so in the warmer summer months as families plan overnight camping trips, daytime visits to the water and outdoor gatherings on public lands. During holiday weekends such as the Fourth of July, many state parks will be forced to temporarily close public entrances due...
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Blue Crabs Sign Chien-Ming Wang

Blue Crabs Sign Chien-Ming Wang

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced that they have signed veteran pitcher Chien-Ming Wang. He will join the team immediately and is scheduled to start on Thursday against the visiting York Revolution. Wang, 35, first debuted with the New York Yankees organization in April of 2005. The Taiwanese righty would remain in the...
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Eden (Edie) Elizabeth Elrod, 42

Eden (Edie) Elizabeth Elrod, 42

Eden (Edie) Elizabeth Elrod, 42 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on June 27, 2015 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born August 3, 1972 in Washington, DC. Edie was the daughter of James Glenn Elrod, Jr. and the late Carolyn Ester (Reynolds) Elrod. Edie loved working with computers and solving problems. She loved spending the holidays...
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Rosemary Ferruzza, 77

Rosemary Ferruzza, 77

Rosemary Ferruzza, 77 of Hollywood, MD passed away on June 27, 2015 at her home. Born on September 1, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Vivian Jackson and Glenn Edward Jackson. Rosemary was the loving wife of the late Joseph John Ferruzza, whom she married on May 10, 1958 in St. Joseph’s...
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Clarease Williams, 42

Clarease Williams, 42

Clarease Williams, 42 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on June 21, 2015. Clarease was born in Rocky Mount, NC, on December 22, 1972, to the late Nelson Williams, Sr., and Barbara Whitaker. Clarease was an avid Redskin Fan, a writer, a friend, and a loving mother who was there for her children until...
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William Thomas Bowen, 85

William Thomas Bowen, 85

William Thomas Bowen, 85 of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on June 28, 2015 in Prince Frederick, MD. Born 5:30 A.M. Sunday, October 20, 1929 at Island Creek, MD to Thomas Monnett and Evelyn Hance Bowen. He enjoyed gardening and going down on the family farm – Meadowcreek Farm. He was preceded in death...
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Names Released in Calvert County Fatal Accident

Names Released in Calvert County Fatal Accident

On Sunday, June 28 at approximately 7:00 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded to the area of St. Leonard Road and Parkers Creek Road due to a serious motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. Due to the nature of the crash, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s...
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Potential Risk of Vibrio Infection from Natural Waters

Potential Risk of Vibrio Infection from Natural Waters

Vibriosis (vibrio) is a rare but potentially dangerous infection associated with swimming in natural waters, particularly warm bodies of salt or brackish water such as the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Maryland averages approximately 25 cases of vibrio infection each year, according to state officials. The vibrio vulnificus bacterium can cause an infection of...
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National Weather Service Confirms Tornados

National Weather Service Confirms Tornados

The National Weather Service confirmed today that the damage during yesterdays storm was caused by a EF-1 Tornado. National Weather Service personnel came to the area and were assisted by the department in conducting a survey of the damage. There were two tornadoes both originating in Charles County. The first had a 2.1 mile...
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Shirley Christine Dickey, 80

Shirley Christine Dickey, 80

Shirley Christine Dickey, 80 of Hollywood, MD passed away June 25, 2015 at the Solomons Nursing Center at Solomons, MD. Shirley was born April 28, 1935 to loving parents, Elmer Aloysius and Elizabeth Anne (Bean) Stone who lived in the town of Pearson, MD along with her 2 sisters, Betty Ann, Mary Ellen, and...
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Susan Ames Zierman, 69

Susan Ames Zierman, 69

Susan Ames Zierman, 69 of Lusby, MD, formerly of Washington, DC and Port Washington, NY, passed away on May 27, 2015 at her residence. Born June 14, 1945 in Port Washington, NY, she was the daughter of the late John William Whaley and Sofia Smiros Whaley Kleinert. Susan graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School...
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