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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Member Ray “Bomber” Nieves

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Member Ray “Bomber” Nieves

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of member Ray “Bomber” Nieves. Born in December of 1942. Ray was a pioneer in the fire service for all of Washington Metropolitan area. In fact, Ray was hired by Hyattsville, MD in 1964 as a firefighter, after serving in the Navy on...
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Police Investigating Multiple Vehicles Stolen from Waldorf Neighborhood

Police Investigating Multiple Vehicles Stolen from Waldorf Neighborhood

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 7 a.m., patrol officers responded to a call for two stolen vehicles on Bancroft Drive. A Nissan Maxima and a Dodge Charger were stolen from one residence during the overnight hours. Further, patrol officers took reports of thefts from vehicles on Windon Court that may be related. The...
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Hollywood Man Arrested for Impaired Drive and Drug Possession

Hollywood Man Arrested for Impaired Drive and Drug Possession

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to the 24000 block of Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD, for the report of a vehicle blocking the northbound lane. Deputies arrived to find the driver and sole occupant asleep in the running vehicle. The operator, identified as Jeffrey Neil Shade,...
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St. Mary’s County Couple Takes Home Third-Tier Powerball Prize

St. Mary’s County Couple Takes Home Third-Tier Powerball Prize

A jackpot-chasing couple from Southern Maryland missed a huge jackpot by one number in the Powerball drawing on Saturday, April 6. However, the fun-loving players are very grateful about their $50,004 third-tier win. Joseph and Sylvia Riley from St. Mary’s County only start playing the jackpot games, Mega Millions and Powerball, when a game’s...
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Federal Funds Available for Outdoor Recreation Space in Maryland Communities

Federal Funds Available for Outdoor Recreation Space in Maryland Communities

The Maryland Department of the Natural Resources is now accepting preliminary applications for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program. Through this program, local governments with qualifying projects may apply for $50,000 to $1.5 million to create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and create connections between people and the outdoors. The department is...
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New Start/End Times for Four Charles County Schools Aimed at Optimizing Bus Transportation

New Start/End Times for Four Charles County Schools Aimed at Optimizing Bus Transportation

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is changing start and end times for four schools that will take effect at the start of the 2024-2025 school year. CCPS has also established operating times for the Early Learning Center, Waldorf, which is expected to open in August. Times for William A. Diggs, T.C. Martin and J.P....
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten 4 Application

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten 4 Application

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will begin to accept Pre-Kindergarten 4 Applications on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future allows for families with children who are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024, to apply for full-day Pre-Kindergarten. All families are welcome to apply; however, income is the...
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April is Autism Awareness Month – Join us at the Rev’d Up for Autism Car Show and Autism Awareness Event

April is Autism Awareness Month – Join us at the Rev’d Up for Autism Car Show and Autism Awareness Event

Did you know autism now affects 1 in 36 children? Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls. About 40% of children with autism do not speak. Additionally, the rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years. Our friends and neighbors with autism and other intellectual & developmental...
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23-Year-Old Waldorf Man Found Deceased in Talbot County

23-Year-Old Waldorf Man Found Deceased in Talbot County

The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the death of a man found in his vehicle yesterday morning along Maryland Route 328 in Easton, Maryland. On Monday, April 8, 2024, at about 9 a.m., a uniformed deputy with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area of Maryland...
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MDEM, NWS Urge Marylanders to “Be MdReady, Prepare Before the Storm” While Focusing on Spring Storm Hazards

MDEM, NWS Urge Marylanders to “Be MdReady, Prepare Before the Storm” While Focusing on Spring Storm Hazards

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are urging residents to be aware of the most common spring weather hazards and how to prepare for and protect against them during Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week, April 8-14. Maryland residents and visitors are also invited to practice what to do...
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Great Maryland Twister Test Set For Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

Great Maryland Twister Test Set For Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

Maryland residents are invited to participate in the Great Maryland Twister Test on Wednesday, April 10, to practice what to do in case the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a tornado warning. The 10 a.m. drill is being coordinated by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM), NWS, and other partners as part of...
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NAS Patuxent River Moves to 100% ID Checks at Gates

NAS Patuxent River Moves to 100% ID Checks at Gates

NAS Patuxent River has instituted a 100 % ID check policy for all personnel entering the base. While the Trusted Traveler Program remains in effect, all vehicle passengers must present valid state or federal government ID in order to gain entry to the base. This is an added security measure intended to protect the...
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State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling Announces Plans for 40th Annual Project Graduation

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling Announces Plans for 40th Annual Project Graduation

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling proudly announces plans for the 40th Annual Project Graduation to celebrate the St. Mary’s County Class of 2024 high school graduates. In 1984, then State’s Attorney Walter Dorsey first established Project Graduation to provide students with a safe and fun way to recognize graduates’ achievements, while also abstaining from alcohol...
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Maryland’s Spring Turkey Season Set to Open April 18th, 2024

Maryland’s Spring Turkey Season Set to Open April 18th, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the statewide spring wild turkey season will kick off April 13 with Junior Turkey Hunt Day. All hunters can hunt during the regular spring turkey season, which begins April 18 and continues through May 23. “Wild turkeys remain abundant throughout most of Maryland,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Karina Stonesifer...
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NAS Patuxent River Regrets to Announce Passing of Firefighter Corey Porter

NAS Patuxent River Regrets to Announce Passing of Firefighter Corey Porter

We are deeply saddened to share with you the untimely loss of our brother, Firefighter Corey Porter. Firefighter Porter began his federal firefighting career with us at NAS Patuxent River Battalion of NDW, 12 April 2021, and from day one showed an eagerness for involvement and firemanship. An ARFF and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator, FF...
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The Black Diamond Disaster Event, an American Civil War Commemoration, to be Held at St. Clement’s Island Museum to Remember the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac during the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

The Black Diamond Disaster Event, an American Civil War Commemoration, to be Held at St. Clement’s Island Museum to Remember the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac during the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

On the April 21, 2024, St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division will remember the 87 lives lost in a tragedy during the American Civil War on the Potomac near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth. Activities will take place at St. Clement’s Island Museum from 10 a.m. to...
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Roadside Solicitation Ban Enacted in Calvert County

Roadside Solicitation Ban Enacted in Calvert County

A law that would prohibit the roadside solicitation of money in Calvert County was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on Friday, April 5, 2024. If signed by the Governor, the law will take effect on October 1, 2024. The legislation makes it unlawful for any person to stand in a roadway, median, or...
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Public Invited to Attend Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO) Council Meeting

Public Invited to Attend Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO) Council Meeting

The Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO), the board that administers the transportation planning process in designated areas of Calvert and St. Mary’s County, will hold a council meeting on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Highway Conference Room at the St. Mary’s County Department of...
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Commission on Public Health Announces Southern Maryland Listening Session

Commission on Public Health Announces Southern Maryland Listening Session

Maryland’s Commission on Public Health will hold a public listening session for Southern Maryland on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, MD. This is the first in a series of five regional public listening sessions across the state. The next...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Honors Officers at Annual Awards Ceremony

Maryland Natural Resources Police Honors Officers at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Maryland Natural Resources Police held its annual award ceremony to recognize the achievements made by conservation law enforcement officers and civilians in 2023. The officers were presented honors by Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sec. Josh Kurtz and Natural Resources Police Acting Lt. Col. Brian Rathgeb. The annual event was held April 3...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Partners With Sheriff’s Office to Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

St. Mary’s County Health Department Partners With Sheriff’s Office to Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has partnered with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) to prevent underage tobacco sales in the County. This partnership works with local businesses to ensure their staff consistently inspect IDs and refuse sales to underage customers. The majority (47 out of 57) of compliance checks completed...
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Join the Hunt: How to Catch a Blue Catfish in Maryland!

Join the Hunt: How to Catch a Blue Catfish in Maryland!

The bad news: Blue catfish can be easily found in a majority of Maryland’s rivers, both tidal and non-tidal and out in the Bay itself, and they eat almost anything. The good news: Blue catfish can be easily found in a majority of Maryland’s rivers, both tidal and non-tidal and in the Bay itself,...
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Man Charged for Murder of His 72-Year-Old Mother

Man Charged for Murder of His 72-Year-Old Mother

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged a son in connection with the murder of his mother inside of their home in the town of Bladensburg. The suspect is 51-year-old Reginald English. He’s charged with the murder of 72-year-old Lorena Royster. On April 3, 2024, at approximately 11:10 pm, officers with the...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating the Throwing of a Cinder Block Off Roof of a Building at Leonardtown Square

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating the Throwing of a Cinder Block Off Roof of a Building at Leonardtown Square

The Leonardtown Square Facebook Page posted the following information on Monday, April 8th. To the immediate attention of the four young men who decided to climb on the roof of the former PNC Bank building at 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning to trespass and damage private property by tossing a cinder block off the roof...
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Celebrate Earth Day at Summerseat Farm

Celebrate Earth Day at Summerseat Farm

The St. Mary’s County Commission on the Environment is excited to announce the return of their highly anticipated Earth Day event; taking place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the historic Summerseat Farm, located at 26655 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Attendees can look forward to a full...
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