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UPDATE: Fire That Completely Destroys House in Lexington Park Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Fire That Completely Destroys House in Lexington Park Ruled Accidental

UPDATE 1/23/2019: On January 22, 2019 at 12:40 p.m., firefighters responded to 20915 Olympia Court, in Lexington Park for the reported structure fire. The owner is identified as Federal National Mortgage Association, and the occupant Latoya Mason. The estimated loss is valued at $350,000. Smoke alarms were present and activated. 26 firefighters responded and...
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St. Leonard House Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

St. Leonard House Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at approximately 2:05 p.m., firefighters from Prince Frederick and surrounding companies responded to 6015 Bandit Al Lane in Saint Leonard, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 2-story Cape Cod residence with fire showing from the back deck. The fire had spread to the...
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Early Morning Lexington Park House Fire Deemed Accidental

Early Morning Lexington Park House Fire Deemed Accidental

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Second District responded to 21482 Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find fire showing from the front of the house. Firefighters made entry and extinguished the fire in...
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UPDATE: Overloaded Power Strip to Blame in Hollywood House Fire where Five Pets Perished

UPDATE:  Overloaded Power Strip to Blame in Hollywood House Fire where Five Pets Perished

UPDATE 1/22/2019 @ 9:00 a.m.:  On January 18, 2019 at approximately 2:07 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and surrounding companies responded to Sandy Bottom Road in Hollywood, for the single family home structure fire. The owner and occupants have been identified as John and Tracey Russell, Sr., John Russell, Jr., and Heather Payton. The estimated loss...
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One Injured After Another Motor Vehicle Accident at First Colony and FDR Boulevard

One Injured After Another Motor Vehicle Accident at First Colony and FDR Boulevard

On Monday, January 21, 2019 at approximately 8:10 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to First Colony Boulevard and FDR Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a t-bone style collision with one vehicle in the roadway, and one vehicle...
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AUDIO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Waldorf Center for Higher Education Next to Firehouse

AUDIO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Waldorf Center for Higher Education Next to Firehouse

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 5:25 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 called dispatch requesting a working fire to be dispatched, after looking over at the building next to the firehouse and seeing fire showing from the top of the building. Crews advised they had fire showing from the 4th...
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18-Year-Old Female Found Alive Hours Later After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

18-Year-Old Female Found Alive Hours Later After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 2:25 a.m., fire and rescue personnel from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge, for a water rescue investigation. At approximately 2:15 a.m., police requested a boat to investigate under the bridge after finding an unoccupied vehicle still running on the bridge. Shortly...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California Neighborhood

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California Neighborhood

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at approximately 1:45 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Wildewood Parkway and Cherry Laurel Parkway in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One patient was transported to an area hospital...
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Subject Transported to Area Trauma Center After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

Subject Transported to Area Trauma Center After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the boat ramp parking lot below the base of the Thomas Johnson Bridge for a subject with traumatic injuries. 911 callers reported the subject had what looked like multiple serious injuries and fire personnel responded asking for a...
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Bailey Statement on Funding for the University System of Maryland Academic and Research Center

Bailey Statement on Funding for the University System of Maryland Academic and Research Center

Senator Jack Bailey released the following statement today after the Governor’s inclusion of $11,953,000 in Maryland’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget to complete the design and begin construction of the University of Maryland Academic and Research Center at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, also known as the ‘Third Building’ at the Regional Higher Education...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John O’Connor, Identified as Police Officer Involved in Departmental Shooting in Seat Pleasant

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John O’Connor, Identified as Police Officer Involved in Departmental Shooting in Seat Pleasant

The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Seat Pleasant Police Department have both issued press releases on the investigation of an officer-involved shooting involving on-duty City of Seat Pleasant police officer, and St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John E. O’Connor. Prince George’s County Police, Press Release: Prince George’s County Police Detectives with our Criminal Investigation Division along...
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Animal Control Officer in St. Mary’s County Rescues Injured Owl

Animal Control Officer in St. Mary’s County Rescues Injured Owl

The St. Mary’s County Animal Control Division has many faces. One area they work on which traditionally goes unnoticed is animal rescue. On January 18, 2019, Animal Control Officer Christy Hoover rescued an injured owl after responding to a location in Wildewood. Upon arrival she found a Barred Owl which appeared to be unable...
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Observe “Artists in Action” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Observe “Artists in Action” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie Scuplture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, presents Artists In Action: Temporary Studio Experience, January 18 – February 26, 2019 from 10:00am-5:00pm daily. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will serve as a creative retreat for over twenty artists for a few special weeks this winter, providing Annmarie guests the opportunity to get a glimpse into the...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Supports Families During the Government Shutdown

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Supports Families During the Government Shutdown

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ families that have lost or reduced income due to any change in family circumstances, including the government shutdown, loss of job, or another similar event, may immediately apply for their children to receive free or reduced-price meals (FARMs). Families that would not ordinarily qualify for the FARMs program could be eligible for the...
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Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. The following product is...
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Winter Storm Expected to Impact Evening Rush Hour Tonight With More Snow/Ice Over the Weekend

Winter Storm Expected to Impact Evening Rush Hour Tonight With More Snow/Ice Over the Weekend

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) encourages motorists to keep a sharp eye on the weather conditions and plan accordingly for the afternoon commute. Crews will be treating roads alongside hundreds of thousands of motorists during the afternoon commute, which makes treating roads during the storm challenging. The wet pattern...
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Two Injured in Hollywood Motor Vehicle Accident

Two Injured in Hollywood Motor Vehicle Accident

On Thursday January 17, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hollywood Road, and Fwd Drive, in Hollywood for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision. Two patients were transported...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’f Office Employees awarded

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’f Office Employees awarded

Select employees of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were recognized for professional excellence during the third quarter of 2018 at a ceremony on Wednesday at office headquarters. The men and women recognized went above and beyond the call of duty, sometimes putting themselves in harm’s way. Employees of the Third Quarter: Meritorious Action:...
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Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Show Decline While Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise in Maryland

Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Show Decline While Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health today released preliminary data today for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the third quarter of 2018. During this nine-month period, which encompasses January through September 2018, there were 1,848 total unintentional intoxication deaths, an eight percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of the total, 1,648...
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St. Mary’s County Budget Book Receives National Recognition

St. Mary’s County Budget Book Receives National Recognition

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Finance, its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY2019 Budget. This is the third time the county has received the award. The award reflects the county’s commitment...
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Player Alert: Five $50,000 Powerball Tickets Expiring

Player Alert: Five $50,000 Powerball Tickets Expiring

The Maryland Lottery wants to help five lucky players claim their $50,000 Powerball prizes before the winning tickets from 2018 expire.To win $50,000, players must match four numbers and the Powerball. Winners of Maryland Lottery draw games must claim prizes within 182 days of the drawing date. The first two of the five $50,000 tickets must be...
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Two Adults Displaced After House Fire in Abell

Two Adults Displaced After House Fire in Abell

On Thursday, January 10, 2019 at approximately 10:50 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Hollywood, and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to Collinwood Drive and Abell Road in Abell, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on to find smoke showing from the residence and after further investigation found a fire in the boiler...
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Fatal Church Fire in Prince Georges County Under Investigation

Fatal Church Fire in Prince Georges County Under Investigation

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Riverdale Heights and surround volunteer fire departments responded to 5804 Roanoke Avenue, in Riverdale, for the reported structure fire. Prior to arrival, dispatch advised the 911 caller reported smoke coming from the roof of the structure. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a 1-story building...
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Maryland Ensures Vulnerable Residents Receive SNAP Benefits In February During Ongoing Federal Government Shutdown

Maryland Ensures Vulnerable Residents Receive SNAP Benefits In February During Ongoing Federal Government Shutdown

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is working to assist vulnerable Marylanders through this uncertain time. The Department announced it will be able to provide February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to recipients in Maryland. Referred to as the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland,...
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VIDEO: Fire Marshal Investigating Fire that Destroyed Over $340,000 Worth of Commercial Vehicles in Great Mills

VIDEO: Fire Marshal Investigating Fire that Destroyed Over $340,000 Worth of Commercial Vehicles in Great Mills

UPDATE 1/15/2019 @ 5:00 p.m.: On January 14, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters from Second District and surrounding volunteer fire departments responded to 20475 Point Lookout Road, in Great Mills for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene of the APF construction yard and found 4 commercial vehicles on fire. The four vehicles,...
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