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Veteran Advocate Receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

Veteran Advocate Receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

In recognition of his advocacy and recruiting efforts, NAVAIR’s Wounded Warrior Program Senior Outreach Coordinator and Placement Advocate, Sonny Fann received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (NSCSA) during a ceremony here March 13. Fann received the award for his service to veterans and efforts in helping more than 2,000 Veterans and Wounded Warriors...
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Fifth-Graders Win Prizes for Maryland Arbor Day Posters

Fifth-grade students from around the state have snared spring tree plantings for their schools, thanks to their award-winning Arbor Day posters submitted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Forest Service accepted hundreds of entries for their 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Fifth-graders created posters using varied artistic techniques, including crayons, paint,...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement regarding the final and unanimous passage of the administration’s Public Integrity Act of 2017 by the Maryland General Assembly: “Today is a great day in our historic state capital. I commend Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, and the Maryland General Assembly for working with our administration...
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Federal Charges Filed Against Maryland State Senator for Accepting Payments in Exchange for Official Actions

Federal Charges Filed Against Maryland State Senator for Accepting Payments in Exchange for Official Actions

A federal criminal complaint was filed on Friday, April 7, 2017, charging Maryland State Senator Nathaniel Thomas Oaks, age 70, of Baltimore, Maryland, with honest services wire fraud for allegedly accepting illegal payments in exchange for using his official position or influence to benefit an individual on business-related matters. Oaks’ initial appearance is scheduled...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed HB 978, legislation that would mandate weak accountability standards for Maryland public schools, risk federal funding for K-12 education, and trap thousands of children in failing schools. “We are proud of the many great schools in Maryland, but too many equally deserving children continue to be stuck in schools...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

The recent warm weather we’ve been experiencing can really raise some excitement about fishing, and the forecast for the weekend looks good! Trout stocking crews are busy this week and warming waters have many local fish in a very active feeding mood. Last night I had the opportunity to set out in my canoe...
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No April Fools’ Joke – Bowie Woman Wins $250,000 Scratch-off Prize

No April Fools’ Joke – Bowie Woman Wins $250,000 Scratch-off Prize

A grocery shopping outing that led to an impulsive purchase of a $250,000 winning scratch-off had the winner’s family convinced she was pulling an April Fools’ Day joke. The Prince George’s County resident purchased her lucky $250,000 Jackpot scratch-off while shopping at her local Giant in Bowie. As she walked by the store’s Lottery...
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U.S. Marine Corps Receives Approval for CH-53K King Stallion Production

U.S. Marine Corps Receives Approval for CH-53K King Stallion Production

The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) approved the Navy’s request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program to enter into the Production and Deployment April 4. “We have just successfully launched the production of the most powerful helicopter our nation...
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Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required. “It is critical...
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Two Waldorf Men Charged with Theft, Burglary and Destruction of Property

Two Waldorf Men Charged with Theft, Burglary and Destruction of Property

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19000 block of Secluded Way Court, in Drayden, for the report of two subjects stealing HVAC units from a vacant residence. A witness maintained visual contact of the suspects and the suspect vehicle, providing continuous updates of their location to the Emergency Communications Dispatcher.  Deputy...
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La Plata Man sentenced to Life Plus 25 Years for of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

La Plata Man sentenced to Life Plus 25 Years for of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on April 6, 2017, visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Erik H. Nyce sentenced Jamie Antonio Rivera, 27 of La Plata, to life plus 25 years in prison for first degree rape and child sexual abuse. During the week of June 6, 2016, the...
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Townhouse Fire in Leonardtown Ruled Arson

Townhouse Fire in Leonardtown Ruled Arson

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at approximately 10:12 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a townhouse fire at 22798 Lawrence Avenue, in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a vacant two story townhouse with smoke showing. An investigation revealed that the fire was intentionally set with an incendiary...
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Crash Involving Natural Resources Police Officer Under Investigation

Crash Involving Natural Resources Police Officer Under Investigation

The investigation is continuing into a crash yesterday that injured three people and involved a police officer responding to an emergency call in Anne Arundel County. The crash occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the intersection of Rt. 2 and Jones Station Road. The crash involved a marked Maryland...
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Smith Makes bid for Student Member of the State Board of Education

Smith Makes bid for Student Member of the State Board of Education

Kyle J. Smith’s resume is robust. The leadership experience is a bulleted list of more than 25 offices, positions and memberships under more than 10 headings. Where his resume is thin is under education. It makes sense —Smith is a high school junior. Carrying a 4.563 GPA at North Point High School where he...
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CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

Opioid addiction is a growing concern. The Student Association at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus wants to educate the community and extend the dialogue about the problem with a Community Heroin/Opioid Forum at 6 p.m. April 25. The forum will include a free screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon.” “Chasing...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-5-2017 Featured Pet: Mouse in the House Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Mouse in the House is a 4-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix. She is a...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Announce Promotion of Joseph Stanalonis

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Announce Promotion of Joseph Stanalonis

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s office is honored to announce the promotion of Senior State’s Attorney Joseph Stanalonis to Deputy State’s Attorney. Mr. Stanalonis will serve as Deputy State’s Attorney for administration, along with Deputy State’s Attorney Ted Weiner who is in charge of operations of the State’s Attorney’s Office. Mr. Stanalonis has served...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Armed Robbery Case

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Armed Robbery Case

On Friday, March 31, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station in the 2800 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation showed a lone male suspect entered the business and attempted to purchase a pack of cigarettes....
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Attempted Sale of Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Suspect’s Arrest

Attempted Sale of Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Suspect’s Arrest

On Monday, April 3, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a woman was attempting to sell an iPhone after agreeing to meet with a potential buyer on Glenview Place in Waldorf. The woman coordinated the sale with the use of a cell phone app. During the sale, the buyer suddenly grabbed the woman’s phone and fled. The...
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Police Investigating Two Dead Bodies Found in Waldorf

Police Investigating Two Dead Bodies Found in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wooded area in the 11100 block of Billingsley Road in Waldorf for the report of two people found deceased inside a tent. A preliminary investigation showed a family member went to check on the two people...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

On April 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Among the seven bills signed was HB 1325, which bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the State of Maryland. The...
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UPDATE: One Dead After High Speed Police Chase in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE: One Dead After High Speed Police Chase in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE 4/4/2017 – Official MSP Release: One wanted individual has died and another was injured following a crash that occurred in St. Mary’s County early this morning after they refused to stop for a trooper. The deceased is identified as Tabais L. Robinson, 24, and the injured man is Andre T. Gross, 23, both...
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Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Weekend

Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Weekend

Historic Sotterley Plantation looks back over hundreds of years to tell our story, but occasionally defining moments can still occur as we continue to make history. Sotterley currently faces a milestone in its site interpretation – the opening of our Slave Cabin, made possible because of one woman’s decades of dedication. This new Slave...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of Peace Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of Peace Order

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, Deputy J. Bush from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, for a reported harassment. The investigation revealed the suspect, Mark Eugene Johnson, 57, of Lexington Park, began recording and following the victim in the park causing the victim alarm. Deputy Bush determined...
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