UPDATE: Firefighters from Four Companies Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in California

UPDATE: Firefighters from Four Companies Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in California

UPDATE 2/18/19 @ 3:45 p.m.: On February 18, 2019, at approximately 4:46 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle collision in the 22800 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Miramar Way, in California, Maryland. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, with the operator trapped inside. The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle were extricated and transported to an area hospital with incapacitating injuries. The St. Mary’s...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings of the assessment were presented to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, a panel of fisheries managers last week. The full analysis was not available....
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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper First Class Marcus Manning as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019. Trooper First Class Manning demonstrates a high level of professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is consistently conscientious in the performance of his duties. He is an asset and a role model for his peers and the Department. Would you like to follow in TFC Manning’s footsteps? APPLY...
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Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled this week that La Plata High School and its administrators did not violate a student’s First Amendment rights during a world history class that included lessons about Islam. In the fall of 2014, the family of Caleigh Wood, then a junior at La Plata, sued the school system and some of its administrators claiming two lessons violated Wood’s right to freedom of religion and speech. One lesson contained a comparative PowerPoint...
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Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On February 4th, 2019, Deputy Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Dowell Road in Lusby. The driver, identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher, 41, nervously handed Deputy Gott an open container of warm beer, to which the contents were poured out. A short time later, Deputy Childress and his K9 partner Flip conducted a scan on...
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Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Bedford Drive, in North Beach for the report of a shooting. On arrival, deputies found a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was reported to be 11 or 12-years-old. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
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St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Thurman Alexander Harmon, 68 of St. Inigoes, was arrested and charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol by Trooper E. Ruggles of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack on Route 235 and Town Creek Drive, in California. On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Deputy Westphal of the...
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Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an origin & cause investigation with the arrest of one adult female. The fire, which occurred at 281 Sun Park Lane, Huntingtown, was discovered the morning of February 9, 2019, while a breaking and entering investigation was being conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. The fire had extinguished itself prior to the arrival of the Sheriff’s Deputies and caused an estimated $1000.00 in damage to the residence owned by James and Mary...
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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one story, single family home on Shannon Court, in, Mechanicsville. Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. A small fire was extinguished by the owner prior to the arrival of the fire department. All occupants and pets escaped without injury. The total damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $100,000. The explosion, which occurred inside the basement of the residence, caused...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian-related crash that occurred Monday night in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, troopers from Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to MD 202 at Campus Way in Upper Marlboro, on a report of a motor vehicle collision that involved one vehicle and two pedestrians. According to a preliminary investigation, the pedestrians had just gotten off a metro bus at the bus stop and...
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Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

On February 10, 2019, at 12:51 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to San Mateo Trail, in Lusby, for a report of a drive-by shooting. Prior to police arriving on the scene, the Calvert Control Center advised police units, that James Walter Gross Jr., 27 of Saint Leonard, was the suspect who shot the victim’s residence. Upon arrival, several police units cleared the scene and observed several gunshot holes in the front of the residence....
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Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Hughesville Bypass on Leonardtown Road and Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle in the water. Crews arrived on scene to find an SUV off the roadway over an embankment, and into a stormwater management pond, with both occupants still in the vehicle. Firefighters from Hughesville deployed an inflatable raft with the assistance of...
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Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to 21288 Mayfaire Lane, at the Park Villas Apartments in Lexington Park, for the reported fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3-story apartment building with nothing evident from three sides of the building, and after further investigation, firefighters found smoke showing from one apartment on the second floor with the apartment building occupants evacuating. Firefighters advised a...
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One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Squad 5 responded to Route 4, and Talbot Road, in Anne Arundel, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Squad 5 arrived on location to find a single vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and pinned against a tree on the driver side, with the single occupant/operator trapped. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle prior to removing the driver’s side door and completing a modified...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 2/9/2019: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reported that on February 9, 2019, the juvenile Emma Leigh Clarke, age 3 months, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision. The investigation is ongoing. UPDATE 2/8/2019: On February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19200 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving three vehicles. The Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: February 18, 2019: The driver of a vehicle in a collision on Feb. 7, 2019, passed away yesterday, Feb. 17, 2019. The parents of Kyle Andrew Capps, 20 of Mechanicsville, would like to share with the public that several of his organs were successfully harvested and donated so that others may continue to...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Townhouse Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Waldorf

Townhouse Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Waldorf

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 3405 Ryon Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Units arrived on scene to find a 2-story middle of the row town-home with light smoke showing. Once inside, firefighters reported a fire in the...
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Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 29890 Chickasaw Place in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed in fire. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department put...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Donut Connection in Lexington Park

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Donut Connection in Lexington Park

On February 16, 2019, deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Donut Connection at 21801 North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park for a reported robbery. Preliminary investigation revealed a black male suspect threatened an employee with a weapon and forced entry to the business. Once inside of the business,...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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La Plata Man Arrested After Being Found Drunk and Unconscious at Super Suds

La Plata Man Arrested After Being Found Drunk and Unconscious at Super Suds

On January 23, 2019, at approximately 7:00 pm, Officers from the La Plata Police Department were dispatched for the report of a black adult male who was unconscious and breathing at the La Plata Super Suds located on Crain Highway. When the officer arrived on scene, he observed a male sleeping on a laundry...
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Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

The stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam officially have names! Say hello to Chandler and Hope – named by Leslie Davies-Hilliard. Leslie proposed the names Chandler and Hope after the well-known estate in Port Tobacco, Chandler’s Hope. This estate was owned by the Chandler family, a distinguished first family in the Port...
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25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Deputy First Class John Davis of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance inside a motor vehicle. The officer was informed by the Emergency Communications Center that the vehicle was a gray Toyota Camry with extensive body damage and no rear bumper. Deputy Davis located...
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Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Southern Mayland News Net Sat down and spoke with representatives from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, they wanted to share some good news with the citizens of the Eighth Election District and surrounding Districts. They informed us that their ISO Rating has dropped again in the community. It’s all a little complicated, so...
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Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 12000 block of Swann Point Road in the area of the cemetery. Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on its side with one occupant trapped. Cobb Island, Bel Alton, and Newburg Volunteers went...
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New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

On Thursday, February 7, a faculty, staff, and student team representing the Heirloom Garden Project, a new partnership between the environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, received a grant award from the Maryland Agricultural Council during the Annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture gala in Glen Burnie,...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Suburban Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the middle of the roadway in a t-bone style collision. Three...
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One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find the two vehicles involved in front of the Great Mills Post Office,...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Tyrell Rashad Cauthern, age 30, of Fort Washington, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl, crack cocaine, and other drugs, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Judge Grimm also found that...
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Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Second District responded to 45681 Buckshot Way in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire with one injured. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story double-wide trailer with nothing evident from all sides. Firefighters secured...
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