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Maryland Bear Sightings Increase During Summer Months

Maryland Bear Sightings Increase During Summer Months

Throughout June and July, visitors and residents of Maryland’s bear country may encounter more bear sightings than they would at other times of the year. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is receiving active reports of bears in suburban counties, which is a normal occurrence and no cause for concern. This time of year, juvenile...
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Maryland Detects Over 500,000 Potentially Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Since May 2021

Maryland Detects Over 500,000 Potentially Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Since May 2021

The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) announced that the department has detected over 508,000 fraudulent new unemployment insurance claims since the beginning of May. “With fraudulent activity rampant in unemployment insurance programs across the country, Maryland has consistently adapted and added new security measures to prevent, detect, and report fraud,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Indecent Exposure Incident at White Plains Gas Station

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Indecent Exposure Incident at White Plains Gas Station

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 5:55 a.m., a woman was sitting inside her car at a gas station located at 4210 Crain Highway in White Plains when a man approached her. The two exchanged words when the man suddenly pulled down his pants and exposed himself to the woman. The suspect then fled...
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Waldorf Woman Arrested After Stabbing Her Boyfriend

Waldorf Woman Arrested After Stabbing Her Boyfriend

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 10:48 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of Baden Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, the victim was located outside with a severe stab wound to his arm. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was involved in an argument with his girlfriend...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Wins 18 Aster Awards, 22 Healthcare Advertising Awards for National Excellence in Healthcare Advertising

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Wins 18 Aster Awards, 22 Healthcare Advertising Awards for National Excellence in Healthcare Advertising

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s Marketing Department is celebrating another year of outstanding excellence in healthcare advertising, marketing and communications, having won 18 Aster Awards and 22 Healthcare Advertising Awards, including a prestigious Best of Show designation for its COVID-19 response materials. This year, over 4,400 entries were submitted for the 38th Annual Healthcare...
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19-Year-Old Bryans Road Man Arrested on Charges Stemming from shooting a 21-Year-Old Male in Lexington Park

19-Year-Old Bryans Road Man Arrested on Charges Stemming from shooting a 21-Year-Old Male in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Tywan Thomas Morris, age 19 of Bryans Road, has been arrested and charged stemming from a shooting at the 20800 block of Daisy Lane in Lexington Park on June 14, 2021. Morris has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor, Handgun on Person, Loaded Handgun...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Commercial Structure Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Commercial Structure Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 44 Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf, for the reported commercial building fire. Crews arrived on the scene in under 3 minutes and found smoke from the two-story commercial building. Upon further investigation, firefighters found smoke on the first...
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Police Investigating Shots Fire in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Shots Fire in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

On Monday, June 21, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive and Pacific Drive in Lexington Park, for the reports of shots fired. Police arrived on the scene to find evidence of shots fired, and found multiple subjects in the area. One witness reported an unidentified occupant inside...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating 25-Year-Old Man Killed at Birthday Party Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Investigating 25-Year-Old Man Killed at Birthday Party Bryans Road

UPDATE – Press Release from the  Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. – 6/21/2021 @ 6:00 p.m.: On Sunday, June 20, at approximately 10:48 pm, a shooting took place at the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. The victim was a guest of a birthday party being held...
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State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fire, Burglary at Charlotte Hall Restaurant

State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fire, Burglary at Charlotte Hall Restaurant

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 7:25 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Charles County responded to the Farmers Market located at 29890 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported commercial structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a one story commercial building and upon further...
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State of Maryland Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since October 2020

State of Maryland Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since October 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since October 18, 2020. This is another major milestone as the state emerges from the pandemic. New Cases Under 50 For First Time Since March 23, 2020. The state is reporting 42 new confirmed...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in California

One Injured After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in California

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into a tree with the single occupant...
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Maryland State Police Aviation Command Performs Aerial Rescue of Patient From Cargo Ship in Chesapeake Bay

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Performs Aerial Rescue of Patient From Cargo Ship in Chesapeake Bay

The crew of Maryland State Police Aviation Command Trooper 6 performed an aerial rescue of a patient from a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., on Friday, June 18, 2021, Trooper 6, based at Easton Airport, was dispatched to perform an aerial hoist of a patient from...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces River Concert Series, Will Not Have Fireworks Show

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces River Concert Series, Will Not Have Fireworks Show

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, along with the Chesapeake Orchestra and its Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag, are proud to announce that the River Concert Series will be held in-person for the 2021 season. A Southern Maryland tradition, this family-friendly music festival, and winner of two Governor’s Awards for Arts, Tourism, and Community Economic Development will...
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CalvertHealth Foundation Celebrates 2021 Scholarship Recipients with Largest Award Totals to Date

CalvertHealth Foundation Celebrates 2021 Scholarship Recipients with Largest Award Totals to Date

The CalvertHealth Foundation Scholarship committee recently awarded the largest scholarship total in its history – providing $115,625 to 29 award recipients. Twenty-four of the applicants will receive Allied Health scholarships in the amount of $3,750 each and three will receive $1,875 due to mid-year graduation dates. Two E. Anne Spitzer applicants will receive $10,000...
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Former Mary Moss Academy Employee Receives 30 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former Mary Moss Academy Employee Receives 30 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Mark Thoms, 41, a former behavior specialist at Mary Moss Academy, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex abuse of a minor and continuing course of conduct. The Severna Park resident entered a plea of guilty to the charges on April...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Suspects Involved in Shooting a Man in Waldorf in March 2021

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Suspects Involved in Shooting a Man in Waldorf in March 2021

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a man wanted in connection with shooting another man during an altercation. On March 12, 2021, at approximately 6:37 p.m., officers responded to the report of a shooting in the parking lot of a motel in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Officers located a...
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Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

After months of preparations and discussions with the navy, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of a Blue Angel aircraft to the flight line. On Thursday, June 10th, the FA-18B took its final flight from Jacksonville, Florida and arrived at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Once proper...
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Drunk Chesapeake Beach Man Spits on Police Officer After Hit & Run Crash is Charged with DUI and Assault

Drunk Chesapeake Beach Man Spits on Police Officer After Hit & Run Crash is Charged with DUI and Assault

On June 16, 2021, at 6:11 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf after the victim of a hit and run crash that occurred in Prince George’s County followed the striking vehicle to a shopping center in Charles County. When officers arrived, they...
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St. Mary’s County Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Another Arrest

St. Mary’s County Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Another Arrest

On June 11, 2021, members of the Youth Gun Violence Task Force, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 36600 block of Wilson Drive in Bushwood. Traven Desales Gant, age 18 of Bushwood, was located...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Arrests in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Arrests in Lexington Park

On June 15, 2021, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force, Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigations Division, along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 46300 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Joseph Daren Brooks Jr., age 18 of Lexington...
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Maryland State Police Investigating 26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on Crain Highway

Maryland State Police Investigating 26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on Crain Highway

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 301 in the area of Clymer Drive. According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was making a left turn from northbound Route 301 onto Clymer Drive....
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Collision in California Under Investigation

Collision in California Under Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a collision on Three Notch Road in California that resulted in several injuries. On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm, sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California for the report of a vehicle crash...
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AUDIO: Good Samaritans Save Man Trapped in Burning Vehicle After Motor Vehicle Collision in Indian Head

AUDIO: Good Samaritans Save Man Trapped in Burning Vehicle After Motor Vehicle Collision in Indian Head

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 3:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 6310 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle on fire with the occupant trapped. Before the arrival of First Responders, multiple Good Samaritans removed the trapped victim...
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AUDIO: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself in Dunkirk, Transported to Area Trauma Center

AUDIO: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself in Dunkirk, Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 2:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the AutoZone located at 2990 Plaza Drive in Dunkirk, for the reported gunshot wound. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller was a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy who advised he accidentally shot himself in the leg. Crews arrived on the...
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