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SMECO Seeking Applications for 2020 Contribution for Local Organizations Working to End Opioid Crisis

SMECO Seeking Applications for 2020 Contribution for Local Organizations Working to End Opioid Crisis

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), through its charitable foundation, is inviting local organizations that are working to end the opioid crisis in Southern Maryland to apply for the charitable funds that will be raised in 2020. As part of its commitment to the community, each year SMECO raises money for a different local charity....
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CSM Welcomes Students for the 2019 Fall Semester with a Busy September Calendar

CSM Welcomes Students for the 2019 Fall Semester with a Busy September Calendar

CSM Offers Walk-in Schedule for Advising, Career and Transfer Services. Aug. 5-Sept. 13. College of Southern Maryland (CSM); La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. CSM’s Office of Advising, Career and Transfer Services will observe an all-walk-in schedule to assist students from Aug. 5 through Sept. 13. There will be no appointments available during...
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CSM’s Michelle Ruble Becomes President of National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators

CSM’s Michelle Ruble Becomes President of National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators

The College of Southern Maryland’s Executive Director of Student Life and Athletics Michelle Ruble has been named the president of the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). Ruble has played a pivotal role in putting CSM’s athletes and athletic programs at the top of the leader boards in the region, state and...
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Shepherd’s Old Field Market Upcoming Events in October, 2019

Shepherd’s Old Field Market Upcoming Events in October, 2019

Brüdergarten at Shepherd’s Old Field Market is Southern Maryland‘s newest favorite hangout! Located just a block off the square in friendly Leonardtown, you’re sure to enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere! Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a frosty beverage with your best bud or a place to hold your team function, “The...
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SMECO Warns Customers About Person Going Door to Door Claiming to be with SMECO

SMECO Warns Customers About Person Going Door to Door Claiming to be with SMECO

From time to time area residents will call or post something on social media about a person coming to their door claiming to be with SMECO. Sometimes they may say they’re taking a survey, or they might say SMECO is offering a rate reduction. Generally, they ask to see the customer’s SMECO bill. These...
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UPDATE: Police Still Seeking Information in Case Where 2 Dogs Were Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville – Reward Raised to $10,000

UPDATE: Police Still Seeking Information in Case Where 2 Dogs Were Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville – Reward Raised to $10,000

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release – UPDATE 8/23/2019: The St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers has received $10,000 in donations toward the reward for information and resolution of an animal cruelty case last month in Mechanicsville. The St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Board of Directors thank the community for their generous donations...
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UPDATE: Man who Robbed Liquor Store in Lexington Park Also Robbed SunTrust Bank in California

UPDATE: Man who Robbed Liquor Store in Lexington Park Also Robbed SunTrust Bank in California

After searching the home of Corey Scott Angstadt, 51, of California, who was arrested earlier this week for the armed robbery of the Twist Wine and Spirits Store, in Lexington Park, police found evidence connecting him to another armed robbery. Police found items used in the robbery of the SunTrust Bank located on First...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 8/22/2019

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 8/22/2019

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On August 14, 2019 Deputy Rzepkowski conducted a traffic stop on Southern Maryland Boulevard at Doris Drive in Owings. Calvert Emergency Communications advised the driver, Carlton Eugene Baldwin (35), had an active warrant through the Harford...
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Roadwork to Close Southbound Lane at Old Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road on Monday, August 26, 2019

Roadwork to Close Southbound Lane at Old Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road on Monday, August 26, 2019

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will restrict the right turn lane from southbound Old Great Mills Road going onto MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) on Monday, August 26, 2019. Access for local businesses will remain available from northbound MD 5 to northbound Old Great Mills Road and southbound MD...
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Former Correctional Officer Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Former Correctional Officer Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

UPDATE 8/22/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on August 21, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Armando Quispe Rodriguez, 46 of Bryans Road, to life suspend all but 30 years for the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Keyia Rodriguez. After completion of his sentence, Rodriguez will be...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest California Man for Robbery of Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Arrest California Man for Robbery of Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/22/2019: Information obtained during the investigation led to Corey Scott Angstadt, 51, of California, being identified as the individual involved in the robbery of the Twist Wine and Spirits store, located in Lexington Park. On August 21, 2019, Angstadt was charged with the following: Armed Robbery Robbery Assault First Degree Assault Second Degree...
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U.S Department of Justice and The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reports Record Low of Juvenile Arrests

U.S Department of Justice and The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reports Record Low of Juvenile Arrests

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Institute of Justice today released Juvenile Arrests, 2017, which documents recent trends by analyzing arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Overall, juvenile arrests have been declining for more than a decade, but patterns vary by...
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Firefighters in Waldorf Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire Tuesday Morning

Firefighters in Waldorf Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire Tuesday Morning

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at approximately 8:35 a.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 9141 Granite Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from the front of the house. Upon further investigation, firefighters found an active fire on the stove which...
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St. Mary’s County Libraries Receives Generous Donations and Now Offers 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Experiences

St. Mary’s County Libraries Receives Generous Donations and Now Offers 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Experiences

The St. Mary’s County Library, through a generous donation from the Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library, and now has two 3D printers, 3D pens, three Cricut Makers, and two Oculus Rift S. The two 3D printers are Prusa I3 MK3S printers that use PLA filament. The Library provides several colors of filament...
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Lawsuit Shows St. Mary’s County Pharmacies Dispensed Over 32 Million Opioids from 2006 to 2012

Lawsuit Shows St. Mary’s County Pharmacies Dispensed Over 32 Million Opioids from 2006 to 2012

Information from ARCOS (Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders)—the DEA’s reporting system for controlled substance transactions—is now publicly available which shows which companies supplied opioids and which companies distributed opioids in St. Mary’s County. The data also reveal which pharmacies dispensed the most opioids in St. Mary’s County. The time period covered is from...
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Crash in Calvert County Sends One to Trauma Center

Crash in Calvert County Sends One to Trauma Center

On Monday, August 19, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Route 4 and Broomes Island Road in Port Republic, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a t-bone style collision with one vehicle in...
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Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Mechanicsville Twice in 5 Hours, Original Fire Deemed Accidental by State Fire Marshal

Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Mechanicsville Twice in 5 Hours, Original Fire Deemed Accidental by State Fire Marshal

UPDATE 8/21/19: On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at approximately 5:05 p.m., firefighters responded to 36975 Dixie Lyon Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2-story, single-family dwelling with fire showing from the roof and second floor. The occupant and one dog safely escaped the home...
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UPDATE: Fire at White Plains Moose Lodge Deemed Accidental by Fire Marshal

UPDATE: Fire at White Plains Moose Lodge Deemed Accidental by Fire Marshal

UPDATE 8/21/19: On Monday, August 19, 2019, at approximately 6:25 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 4765 Crain Highway at the Waldorf Moose Lodge in White Plains, for the reported structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a single story commercial building. The owner was identified...
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Suspected Impaired Driver Crashes into Three Cars in Hollywood

Suspected Impaired Driver Crashes into Three Cars in Hollywood

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at approximately 4:10 p.m., firefighters from the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department were returning to their station from a previous motor vehicle accident when they came upon a motor vehicle accident with entrapment at Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road. Crews arrived on the scene to find five vehicles in...
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Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Helicopter Night Test Flights August 19-23, 2019

Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Helicopter Night Test Flights August 19-23, 2019

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that helicopter nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place Aug. 19 through Aug. 23, 2019. The nighttime test events are scheduled from 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival This Weekend in California at R/C Theaters

Southern Maryland Film Festival This Weekend in California at R/C Theaters

This year’s Southern Maryland Film Festival will be held at R/C Theatres’ Lexington Exchange Movies 12, 44800 Oak Crest Dr., California, MD 20619, on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Tickets for the Festival are officially on sale, and may be purchased on the venue website (rctheatres.com; Location: Lexington Exchange; Date:...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Tolling Bells

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Tolling Bells

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Join Sites Nationwide in Tolling Bells in Remembrance of Those Who Were First Brought to English Colonies 400 Years ago The bells at St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, will participate...
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Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Holding Controlled Detonation at Bloodsworth Island on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Holding Controlled Detonation at Bloodsworth Island on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

NAS Patuxent River will conduct a single controlled detonation of suspected unexploded ordnance off the southeast coast of Bloodsworth Island in the Chesapeake Bay between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Boaters are advised to keep a distance of 756 feet (252 yards) or more offshore from the southeast portion of...
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Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Announces Tobacco 21 Town Hall

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Announces Tobacco 21 Town Hall

A new state law goes into effect on October 1 which raises the minimum age to purchase and use tobacco and electronic vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age. The Tobacco Free Living (TFL) Action Team of the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will host a town hall on the new Tobacco 21...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends St. Mary’s College in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.” Only about 13 percent of America’s...
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