Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, at approximately 2:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 17751 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported one not breathing. Multiple 911 callers reported a male, who was described as 60 to 65 years old, fell of his bicycle and was unconscious with citizens performing chest compressions. Prior to the arrival of First Responders, 911 callers reported citizens were performing CPR again after stopping. First Responders from...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Successfully Secures a $586,299 Competitive Grant to Continue Services for Crime Victims

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Successfully Secures a $586,299 Competitive Grant to Continue Services for Crime Victims

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling proudly announces the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy (GOCPP) awarded the State’s Attorney’s Office for St. Mary’s County a $586,299 Victims of Crime Act grant for fiscal year 2025. The grant funds will supplement the Victim Services Division of the State’s Attorney’s Office by funding eight positions within the Division for a seamless continuation of victim services. Specifically, the grant will enable the Office to preserve one Director, one Deputy Director, five Victim...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes NAS Patuxent River Security Fence

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes NAS Patuxent River Security Fence

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at approximately 6:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 21707 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a Verizon utility pole and the NAS Patuxent River security fencing. The single occupant was evaluated by EMS who later requested a helicopter due to their injuries. Maryland State...
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UPDATE: Huntingtown Teen Arrested After Shooting Two People in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: Huntingtown Teen Arrested After Shooting Two People in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 7/16/2024 @ 4:00 P.M.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the arrest of Andre Xavier Howe, 17 of Huntingtown, in connection with the recent shooting on Mint Court in Prince Frederick. The arrest marks a significant step forward in ensuring the safety and security of our community. On July 14, 2024, deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Mint Court in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival, deputies discovered two victims with gunshot wounds,...
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Man Flown to Burn Center After Attempting to Light Brush Pile in St. Inigoes

Man Flown to Burn Center After Attempting to Light Brush Pile in St. Inigoes

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 5:52 p.m., firefighters and emergency medical services responded to the 17000 block of Mt Zion Church Road in St. Inigoes, for the reported burns/explosion injuries. 911 callers reported a 55-year-old male had burns to the face after using gasoline to light a fire. A helicopter was placed on standby incase they were needed. Crews arrived on the scene to find the adult male was conscious and alert, and confirmed a helicopter was...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Utility Truck

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Utility Truck

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 3:33 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Cedar Lane Court in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Shortly after dispatch, additional 911 callers reported one patient having chest pains. Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department responded with Squad 1 (staffed with 6 personnel) and Chief 1A responded in the departments 2019 Chevrolet utility unit. Initial investigation along with witness statements reported...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rear-Ends Ambulance on Scene of Medical Call

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rear-Ends Ambulance on Scene of Medical Call

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 2:35 p.m., emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Greenview Parkway in Great Mills, for the reported traumatic injuries. 911 callers reported a 25-year-old male was on his bicycle when he appeared to have a medical emergency or Heat-related health problems. EMS arrived on the scene and requested Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to respond and provide barrier coverage for the ambulance and crew. In under 3 minutes...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Lusby Man

Police in Calvert County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Lusby Man

On July 14, 2024, shortly after 7 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash in the area of Maryland Rt. 4 and Nursery Road in Lusby. A preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge 3500 was traveling north on Maryland Rt. 4 just north of Nursery Road. A Honda motorcycle operated by Paul O’Neal, 36 of Lusby, was also traveling north on Rt. 4. Per multiple...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

Lexington Park Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

On June 8, 2024, a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Summer Lane, in Lexington Park for a reported domestic disturbance. Police spoke with the female victim who advised she was assaulted by a male who was later identified as Anthony Gregory Dickens, 54, of Lexington Park, who she had just met a few days ago. The female victim said she met Dickens at a nearby gas station, where he got her number after a...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged After Shooting Handgun Towards Victim’s in Front of Their Home

Mechanicsville Man Charged After Shooting Handgun Towards Victim’s in Front of Their Home

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Yowaiski Mill Road, in the Country Lakes subdivision of Mechanicsville, for a neighborhood dispute in which a firearm was discharged three times. During the investigation, it was determined that at approximately 8:00 p.m., an adult female (Female #1) was walking from her residence located on Yowaiski Mill Road to place a garbage can at the end of a shared driveway. While doing so, two...
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Detectives Arrest Suspects in Connection with Prom Night Armed Robbery, Police Recover Multiple Firearms

Detectives Arrest Suspects in Connection with Prom Night Armed Robbery, Police Recover Multiple Firearms

On Friday, May 10, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., two suspects approached a teenage male who was leaving a prom party on Devongate Street in Waldorf. The suspects placed one firearm to the victim’s abdomen and another to his head and demanded the victim’s designer watch. They fled in a dark-colored sedan. Through investigation, detectives identified two suspects and obtained arrest warrants for Ryle Michael Mili, age 24, of Waldorf, and Jeremiah Hames Jenkins, age 19, of White Plains. On...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder of Stepfather

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder of Stepfather

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that following a four-day trial, a St. Mary’s County jury convicted Marvin Orlando Johnson, 39, of Mechanicsville, Maryland of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence for the premeditated shooting and killing of his stepfather. On May 24, 2023, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, Maryland for a report of a male victim...
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Police Arrest Two Suspects Wanted for Murder of 16-Year-Old During Robbery

Police Arrest Two Suspects Wanted for Murder of 16-Year-Old During Robbery

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Suitland. The suspects are 21-year-old Walter Plummer of Suitland and 21-year-old Akiya Bagley of Washington, DC. They are charged in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Juan Roach of Suitland. On June 27, 2024, at approximately 6:40 pm, officers responded to the 4700 block of Towne Park Road for a shooting. The victim was located outside suffering from a...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center, Teen Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center, Teen Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 8:37 a.m., emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in the 48000 block of Spring Ridge Road in Lexington Park, for injuries after a fall. 911 callers reported a 72-year-old male was in and out of consciousness after a fall. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene to find the male suffering injuries to the head and requested a helicopter for his injuries. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed nearby and transported...
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Lusby Woman Charged After Moving Ambulance from Scene of Medical Call

Lusby Woman Charged After Moving Ambulance from Scene of Medical Call

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, police responded to the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad Fire Department (SVRSFD) on HG Trueman Road, for the report of an unauthorized use of motor vehicle. Upon arrival, police made contact with several staff members of the SVRSFD who advised that Ambulance 37 responded to a call of service located at the residences above the Inner Equinox, in the 14000 block of Solomons Island Road in Solomons. The crew members stated the ambulance was parked...
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Bubby Knott’s Legacy of Giving Lives On

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The Great Mills Trading Post provided the following information from Karen Siebert, CFO: “As we try to move on in the light of our dad’s passing; we have racked our brains in ways to best honor his legacy.  In a few words; what we remember most about our dad is his giving spirit and...
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How to Stay Cool and Hydrated in the Heat: Essential Tips for Beating the Summer Sun

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As the summer sun blazes and temperatures soar, staying cool and hydrated becomes crucial for your wellbeing. Whether you’re enjoying outdoor activities, working in the heat, or simply navigating daily life, it’s important to take proactive steps to prevent heat related issues. In this article, we’ll explore effective strategies to help you stay cool...
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Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2024 for SMECO Rate Case

Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2024 for SMECO Rate Case

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing on the rate increase request filed in May 2024 by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). The utility’s customer-members and other interested parties are welcome to take part in the hearing before Public Utility Law Judge Christine L. Burke. The hearing will take...
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Boating Accidents Trend Down, Arrests Up During Operation Dry Water 2024

Boating Accidents Trend Down, Arrests Up During Operation Dry Water 2024

The Maryland Natural Resources Police reported a statistically safer weekend than years past during the July 4 weekend this year. Despite being the busiest boating holiday, no boating fatalities were recorded on Independence Day weekend. Nine boating accidents occurred on Maryland’s waterways, down from 12 in each of the previous two years. NRP officers...
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Help Stop the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

Help Stop the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

In the digital age, social media platforms have become the primary source of news and information for millions of people worldwide. While these platforms offer unprecedented access to information and connectivity, they also serve as breeding grounds for the spread of fake news. False information can have serious consequences, influencing public opinion, inciting violence,...
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Indian Head Woman Arrested After Setting Fire to Clothes in Mothers House

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On July 6, 2024, at approximately 6:25 pm, the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was requested to a structure fire on Woodland Road in Indian Head. Prior to their arrival, firefighters from the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department advised that a pile of clothes had been intentionally set on fire by person...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 16, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 16, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The CSMC then presented proclamations in recognition of Maryland Buy Local Week and National Parks and Recreation Month. The Commissioners then held a public hearing on the proposed amendment to...
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Registration Open for the 2024 Citizens Academy – St. Mary’s County

Registration Open for the 2024 Citizens Academy – St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Government is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 session of Citizens Academy! Citizens Academy provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about county government programs and services. The 2024 academy will run from September 3, 2024, to November 5, 2024. Classes will be held for...
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Applications Now Open for 2024 Maryland Black Bear Hunt Lottery

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Hunters can now enter the lottery selection process for the annual six-day black bear hunt in Western Maryland. The cost to enter the lottery is $15 and applications can be purchased from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now through August 31. The 2024 bear hunt will take place Oct 21-26 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett,...
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Recognizing Three Charles County Public School Veterans with Richmond Award for Excellence in Leadership

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Three longtime Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members recently received the James E. Richmond Excellence in Leadership Award. Linda Gill, Ed.D., executive director of schools, Meighan Hungerford, director of elementary education, and Kathy Kiessling, director of student services, were given the honor by Board members at the June 11 Board of Education meeting....
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Historic Drayden Schoolhouse Welcomes Visitors with More Open Houses

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St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering even more free open houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse. In addition to the first Saturday of each month, the site will also be open the third Saturday of...
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Officers De-Escalate and Arrest Suspect Without Incident After He Shoots TV in La Plata Residence

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On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 10:50 a.m., officers responded to a house in La Plata for the report of a male who fired a gunshot at a television and threatened two people who were inside during an argument. Responding officers immediately established a perimeter around the house while another officer was able to...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Walking in Bank Naked to Make a Deposit

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On July 9, 2024, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union located at Waldorf Market Place, in Waldorf for the report of a male walking around the bank naked. When police arrived, a witness reported seeing a man later identified as Myron...
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Southern Maryland National Heritage Area Awards Nearly $40,000 in Seed Grants to the Region

Southern Maryland National Heritage Area Awards Nearly $40,000 in Seed Grants to the Region

The Southern Maryland National Heritage Area is pleased to announce that nearly $40,000 in seed grants have been awarded to heritage tourism projects in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Funding will support parks, museums, historic sites, and other projects that attract tourists to the region and enrich the lives of residents. The Southern...
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Police Investigating Fatal Shooting During Candlelight Vigil for Vikings Rookie Khyree Jackson

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UPDATE: Woman Flown to Burn Center After Fire in Leonardtown

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