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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to...
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Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the...
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A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School. The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

During the week of April 23, to April 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round. The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones. Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, and Northern Middle schools. In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to...
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VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

4/20/2018 @ 9:20 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the fire at River’s Edge Restaurant, in Benedict was the result of a smoking materials station igniting on the exterior of the building. The fire spread to nearby combustible materials before extending to the building. Employees of the establishment smelled smoke and discovered...
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Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack saved the life of a man threatening to jump from the third story of an apartment complex. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., on April 17, 2018, troopers from the Price Frederick Barrack responded to the 200 block of Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick, for the...
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St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Sheane Ambos of Great Mills, was at a crossroads in his life the day he decided to fill his gas tank and catch up with friends at Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park. The restaurant cook left with a $50,000 cash infusion that will help him take the steps to advance his career, courtesy...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Health Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack will be holding a recruiting job fair on Saturday 4/21/18 from 8am to 2pm. The event will be held at the La Plata Barrack, 9500 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. You will be able to speak with the local barrack recruiters, learn about career opportunities within...
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Fort Washington Man Found Down Embankment Days After Motor Vehicle Accident

Fort Washington Man Found Down Embankment Days After Motor Vehicle Accident

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash scene that was found by highway workers off the highway and down an embankment this morning in Prince George’s County. The victim is identified as Gregory Eubanks, 41, of Fort Washington, Md. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center for...
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New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

The long-awaited ribbon cutting for a new high-security operations center at the Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) took place March 27 before a group of Navy officials and distinguished visitors at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Leslie Taylor, executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, wielded the giant ceremonial scissors for the...
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Franchot’s Field Enforcement Division Agents Seize $24,000 in Untaxed Tobacco Products

Franchot’s Field Enforcement Division Agents Seize $24,000 in Untaxed Tobacco Products

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that agents for his Field Enforcement Division seized untaxed non-premium cigars at a Prince George’s County store during an April 10 inspection. Morud Hossain, 28, of Suitland, owner of Smoke Shop Inc., trading as Discount Tobacco and Vapor Shop in Capitol Heights, faces a criminal citation of willful possession, sale...
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Calvert County Commissioners Invite Citizens to Take Part in the Patuxent Challenge

Calvert County Commissioners Invite Citizens to Take Part in the Patuxent Challenge

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Division, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Planning, encourages citizens to engage in outdoor exploratory activities along the Patuxent River during the 2018 Patuxent Challenge. During this social media event, paddle a kayak or canoe at Kings Landing Park, take a hike along...
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Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

On April 19, 2018, at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Boulevard, in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check. The event will be from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The safety seat check is open to citizens who do not...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

As the warm weather approaches, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office experiences increases in complaints of persons illegally operating unregistered motorcycles, dirt bikes, golf carts, off-road and all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) on roadways and private property. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens the Maryland Transportation Article prohibits the operation of an unregistered motor vehicle on...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

During the week of April 16, to April 20, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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UPDATE: Names Released of Two Boaters who Died in Potomac River Boating Accident

UPDATE: Names Released of Two Boaters who Died in Potomac River Boating Accident

UPDATE 4/16/2018: The Maryland Natural Resources Police have released the names of the two victims in yesterday’s boating accident. Fermin Alvarado- age 45 Matias Alvarado-Arrue- age 31 They were brothers from Woodbridge, VA. Their bodies have been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for autopsies. 4/15/2018: On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at...
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Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes organize “Take A Stance Against Bullying”

Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes organize “Take A Stance Against Bullying”

On Saturday, May 5th 2018, from 11am-2pm Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “Take A Stance Against Bullying” event for the community at the Charlotte Hall Square Shopping Center at 30320 Triangle Dr. in Charlotte Hall. Moon bounces, music, vendors, face painting, premium frozen yogurt, pizza, food and drinks...
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UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

UPDATE: Missing teen has been in touch with family members and they are making arrangements to reunite. 4/13/2018: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help locating Jordan Jermaine Callicutt, 16, of Sugarberry Street in Waldorf. Callicutt was last seen on April 12 at 9:30 p.m. leaving his residence. He has not been...
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