Monthly Archives: January 2016

Charles County Government Employee Charged with Theft Over $10,000

Charles County Government Employee Charged with Theft Over $10,000

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have charged Eric Bernard Riley, 51, of Hughesville in connection with the theft of more than $10,000 worth of cleaning products and supplies while he was serving as the Custodial Superintendent of Charles County facilities. In June 2015, Charles County Government officials notified the...
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Bird Flu is Back – Flock Owners Need to Double Down on Biosecurity Now!

Bird Flu is Back – Flock Owners Need to Double Down on Biosecurity Now!

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is alerting all poultry owners and growers to double down on all biosecurity practices now that a highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Indiana. “I have been saying that bird flu would return, and it was a matter of...
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Special Indoors Valentines Maker’s Market at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Special Indoors Valentines Maker’s Market at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland is hosting a Special Valentines Maker’s Market, indoors on Saturday, February 6 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. If you have not been to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center recently, now is your chance to experience this delightful Arts Center for FREE. Celebrate the first Maker’s...
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Maryland Governor Declares Month of February as FeBREWary

Maryland Governor Declares Month of February as FeBREWary

Today the Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Office of Tourism and Shore Craft Beer announce FeBREWary in partnership. Governor Larry Hogan signed a proclamation declaring the month of February as FeBREWary in celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. Breweries across Maryland have joined together to host special love-themed events, launch new beers and...
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Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Leonardtown Sunoco

Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Leonardtown Sunoco

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, at approximately 3:35 a.m., police, fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Leonardtown Sunoco at 25965 Point Lookout Road, in Leonardtown for a report of a vehicle into a structure. Police arrived on scene to find a tractor trailer that had left the roadway and struck a gas pump before continuing on into...
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Enrollment Open for SU Social Work Cohort in Southern Maryland

Enrollment Open for SU Social Work Cohort in Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland students who want to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work may still apply for fall 2016 enrollment in Salisbury University’s programs at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC). “Classes are in the evenings, and course scheduling will meet the needs of nontraditional students or those who are working,” said...
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Delegate Rey Voted to Sustain Veto on Felon Voting

Delegate Rey Voted to Sustain Veto on Felon Voting

Delegate Rey supports the Governor’s vetoes and voted to sustain them. SB 340/HB 980, Election- Voting Rights- Ex Felons bills gives felons the right to vote immediately upon release from prison, even though they have not fully served their time. “I support Governor Hogan’s veto of this bill. Current law achieves the proper balance...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home “Meet the Artists” Public Reception

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home  “Meet the Artists” Public Reception

On Saturday, January 30, the Veterans Home will host a “Meet the Artists” Public Reception in the E-Wing Multipurpose Room, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, to honor all the artists participating in the current fall show. The public is invited to this event, and will have a chance to meet the artists while viewing...
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Dorothy Christine Hill, 83

Dorothy Christine Hill, 83

Dorothy Christine Hill, 83, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away January 28, 2016 at her residence. Born November 25, 1932 in LaPlata, MD, she was the daughter of Carroll C. Hancock and Dola Murphy Hancock. A member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dorothy was a farmer along with her late husband. She enjoyed her family,...
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John Dee (David) Choat, Sr.

John Dee (David) Choat, Sr.

John Dee (David) Choat was born January 25, 1933 in Eddyville, Kentucky. He was one of eleven children born to James Fred and Rosa Viola Elliott Choat. Raised as a Kentucky/Tennessee farm boy, he was strong and ready to serve his country in 1951 when he joined the US Navy for the Koran War....
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UPDATE – Alan Michael Rangel Found Guilty of Murder in Cody Lacey Case

UPDATE – Alan Michael Rangel Found Guilty of Murder in Cody Lacey Case

UPDATE 1/28/2016: A St. Mary’s County Circuit Court jury found Alan Michael Rangel guilty of the second-degree murder charge of Cody Lacey. The jury found Rangel not guilty of first-degree murder. UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 10:45 a.m.: Charging Documents Added for Alan Michael Rangel CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENTS FOR ALAN RANGEL. On July 27, 2015,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Draft Budget Presentation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Draft Budget Presentation

The 2016 Draft Budget is rescheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at the St. Mary’s Governmental Building, Chesapeake Room, in Leonardtown, Maryland. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. Sheriff Tim Cameron and members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff will present...
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St. Mary’s Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

St. Mary’s Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

UPDATE 1/28/2016: Leyla Samadi, 54, who now lives in St. Mary’s County, pleaded guilty Wednesday, January 27, 2016, to illegally obtaining controlled substances by fraud. Samadi faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 6/2/2015: U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Leyla Samadi, formerly of Buffalo, NY,...
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Jewel Stemple Wood

Jewel Stemple Wood

Jewel passed away on January 27, 2016 after a ten year journey with ovarian cancer. She had been doing great until December 24 when she became ill. Upon investigation of her symptoms it was discovered that she had a recurrence. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done to stop the course of her...
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Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75

Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75

Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1940 in Arlington, VA to the late George Walton Calvert and Lottie Mae Copenhaver Calvert. After graduating from George Washington University in Washington, DC with a bachelor’s degree...
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David A. Shoetan

Peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 David A. Shoetan departed this earthly life at his residence. Family and friends will unite for visitation on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Friday, February 5, 2016 from 10:00 am until time...
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Terry Odell Caddell, 51

Terry Odell Caddell, 51

Terry Odell Caddell, 51 of Lusby, MD, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016. Family will unite with friends for visitation on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, visitation will be held from 1:00 pm –...
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Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit On Behalf of Marine Dad Banned from La Plata High School Property

Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit On Behalf of Marine Dad Banned from La Plata High School Property

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, yesterday afternoon, filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school...
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Police Conducting Death Investigation in Bryans Road

Police Conducting Death Investigation in Bryans Road

On January 27 at 1:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2900 block of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a subject not breathing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male deceased in the wooded area. There were no obvious signs of injury. The Office...
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UPDATE: Two Year-Old Shot Self in Leg with Father’s Handgun in Waldorf

UPDATE: Two Year-Old Shot Self in Leg with Father’s Handgun in Waldorf

UPDATE 1/28/2016 @ 12:25 p.m.: On January 27 at 3:48 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Patapsco Place in Waldorf for the report of an accidental shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a two year-old boy, obtained his father’s unsecured handgun while his father...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 1/28/2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 1/28/2016

1-17-2016 – Trespass(ing) – Deputy B. Fennessey responded to McDonalds in Charlotte Hall, for the report of a subject passed out in the establishment. Deputy Fennessey made contact with the suspect, Joseph Aubrey Dement, age 42, of No Fixed Address, who was previously issued a Notice Not to Trespass. Dement was placed under arrest...
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California Man Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

California Man Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

David Wayne Trent, 63 of California, is a Tier II registered sex offender residing in St. Mary’s County. Trent received a notice to re-register as a sex offender as required by the statute, and failed to do so. On January 15, 2016, he was located and placed under arrest by Deputy Steinbach of the St....
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UPDATE: Retired Judge Robert C. Nalley Faces Federal Charges

UPDATE: Retired Judge Robert C. Nalley Faces Federal Charges

UPDATE 1/28/16: Retired Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley is charged with deprivation of rights under color of law. Nalley is scheduled to appear in federal court in Greenbelt on February 1, 2016 and could face a a sentence up to one year in prison and a fine of $100,000. 9/19/14: On September 5, 2014 the Maryland Court...
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Community Presentation on Suicide Prevention Announced

Community Presentation on Suicide Prevention Announced

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) will host a community presentation provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The HSMP is a community-driven coalition of partners working together to improve health in St. Mary’s County. The coalition mobilizes members through four action teams to address the priority health issues in St. Mary’s County...
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Wednesday’s Pet is FINLEY

Wednesday’s Pet is FINLEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/27/16 is FINLEY Featured Pet: FINLEY Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Golden Retriever Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (41 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Finley was taken in as a stray by animal control luckily; he was saved by GRRSM and...
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