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La Plata Police Captain Norris Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Department

La Plata Police Captain Norris Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Department

Captain Matt Norris began his career with the La Plata Police Department in June 2009 (15 years) and currently serves as the Special Operations Division Commander. Captain Norris is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, Level 3 Crash Reconstructionist, Level II Traffic Safety Specialist, Top Gun Narcotics Investigator School graduate, an FAA licensed Drone Pilot,...
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Charles County Officers Use De-Escalation Techniques to Help Person in Distress

Charles County Officers Use De-Escalation Techniques to Help Person in Distress

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 1:45 p.m., officers received a report of a person who was making threats to harm themselves on several social media platforms. Officers were able to identify the person and locate a phone number. The officers contacted the person who continued to make statements and threatened suicide. Based on...
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Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge Residents Should Expect Bridge Closures & Use Caution

Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge Residents Should Expect Bridge Closures & Use Caution

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) is announcing upcoming construction and major repairs scheduled for the Delabrooke Bridge, located on Delabrooke Road, in Mechanicsville, from the intersection of Riverview Road north-eastward for approximately 500 ft, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024, and continuing through Thursday, July 25, 2024, between...
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Local Artists Sought for Mural at Cove Point Park in Lusby

Local Artists Sought for Mural at Cove Point Park in Lusby

Calvert County Parks & Recreation is seeking qualified local artists to collaborate with park staff on a large-scale mural design for the renovated basketball courts at Cove Point Park. The final design will be abstract, geometric and brightly colored, similar to those found on https://projectbackboard.org/work. Submissions should include a CV, a portfolio of previous work...
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Charles County Students Earn Awards at International Thespian Festival

Charles County Students Earn Awards at International Thespian Festival

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students in school-based theater programs recently took their skills to the International Thespian Festival at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The 28 students who attended were accompanied by five CCPS theater teachers. For the first time in seven years, students competed in the festival’s closing ceremony showcase....
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Clearway Pain Solutions Selects Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland for Newest Location

Clearway Pain Solutions Selects Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland for Newest Location

Clearway Pain Solutions, a pain management medical practice currently operating in seven states, has chosen Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland as the site of its second location in the St. Mary’s County market. The group signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 9,102 square feet of space and intends to open within...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center, Teen Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center, Teen Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 8:37 a.m., emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in the 48000 block of Spring Ridge Road in Lexington Park, for injuries after a fall. 911 callers reported a 72-year-old male was in and out of consciousness after a fall. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene to...
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UPDATE: Missing La Plata Man Found Deceased

UPDATE: Missing La Plata Man Found Deceased

UPDATE: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Mr. Franchi deceased about a mile from his home on his property. There were no obvious signs of foul play and detectives were able to notify a family member. He was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Our thoughts are with his family. Thank you...
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Board of Education of Charles County Approves Redistricting Plan for Elementary Schools

Board of Education of Charles County Approves Redistricting Plan for Elementary Schools

The Board of Education of Charles County at its June 11 meeting approved an elementary school redistricting plan that will create an attendance zone for Margaret Jamieson Thornton Elementary School, set to open in August 2025. The plan also moves some students from existing school zones as a result of the redistricting process. The...
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Lusby Woman Charged After Moving Ambulance from Scene of Medical Call

Lusby Woman Charged After Moving Ambulance from Scene of Medical Call

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, police responded to the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad Fire Department (SVRSFD) on HG Trueman Road, for the report of an unauthorized use of motor vehicle. Upon arrival, police made contact with several staff members of the SVRSFD who advised that Ambulance 37 responded to a call of service located...
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UPDATE: Body of Missing Teen Recovered Near Benedict Bridge

UPDATE: Body of Missing Teen Recovered Near Benedict Bridge

UPDATE 7/10/2024 @ 12:30 P.M.: On Monday, July 8, 2024, at 7:26 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to 6790 Hallowing Lane in the area of the Benedict Bridge in Prince Frederick, for a 911 hang-up. Upon arrival, deputies determined the call to be for a potential missing person....
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Calvert County Cooling Centers Available During Sweltering Temperatures

Calvert County Cooling Centers Available During Sweltering Temperatures

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to cool off. These sites will be open during regular hours and safe drinking water is available at each location: Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach) Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch (4100 5th...
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Calvert County Parks & Recreation Announces Fall Registration for Youth and Adult Sports

Calvert County Parks & Recreation Announces Fall Registration for Youth and Adult Sports

Calvert County Parks & Recreation announces open registration for fall 2024 sports. Fall sports registration is open through Aug. 4 or until divisions are full. The following youth and adult sports signups are available Youth soccer offers separate divisions for boys and girls in pre-K (4 years old) through grade 12 (17 years old). Cost...
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Avid Kayak and Shore Fisherman from Solomons Becomes Eleventh FishMaryland Master Angler

Avid Kayak and Shore Fisherman from Solomons Becomes Eleventh FishMaryland Master Angler

Eric Packard of Calvert County has earned a Master Angler Milestone Award under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) FishMaryland program. The award recognizes recreational anglers who catch ten trophy-sized fish of different species in Maryland. Packard is the eleventh Master Angler since the program began in 2019. In addition to being an...
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SHARKFEST! at Calvert Marine Museum This Saturday, July 13, 2024

SHARKFEST! at Calvert Marine Museum This Saturday, July 13, 2024

Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sharks are one of the world’s most riveting creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them....
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St. Mary’s County Public Cooling Centers Available Monday, July 8, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

St. Mary’s County Public Cooling Centers Available Monday, July 8, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

Due to the high temperatures expected this week into the weekend, St. Mary’s County Government is announcing the availability of cooling centers for the public. WHAT – For the first Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 105 expected. For the second Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 110 expected. WHERE – Portions...
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Launch of St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps

Launch of St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has partnered with Assisted Management Solutions and Data Research Group to launch the St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps. The Corps is a new opportunity for community members to develop skills in public health emergency preparedness and response, explore their interests in a public health career, and...
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Calvert County to Fine Repeat Violations for Unpermitted Signage

Calvert County to Fine Repeat Violations for Unpermitted Signage

On April 1, 2024, the Department of Public Works began removing unauthorized signs alongside county roadways. Removed signs are being stored at the Appeal Landfill, located at 401 Sweetwater Road, for two weeks; individuals and businesses may reclaim their signs for a $6 fee per sign. Any signs remaining after two weeks will be...
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State Fire Marshal Continues Investigation Into Large Barn Fire in Huntingtown

State Fire Marshal Continues Investigation Into Large Barn Fire in Huntingtown

UPDATE 7/9/2024: On Thursday, July 4, 2024, at 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to 541 Walton Road in Huntingtown, for the structure on fire. 40 firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County responded with first arriving units reported a large barn fully engulfed in flames. The owner/occupants were identified as Michael Smith with the estimated...
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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Distribution Scheduled for July 23, 2024

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Distribution Scheduled for July 23, 2024

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Aging & Human Services is pleased to announce this year’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) distribution event, set to take place at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Eligible senior participants will receive a total of $50 on...
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St. Mary’s County Continues to be Plagued by Shootings with Few Arrests Made

St. Mary’s County Continues to be Plagued by Shootings with Few Arrests Made

On July 3, 2024, police in apprehended Davione Syheme Mason, 23, of Lexington Park, on a search and seizure warrant. Mason was arrested for his role in shooting incident on June 26, 2024, in the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. According to court documents police arrived on scene and canvassed the...
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to Host Public Forum on July 23, 2024

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to Host Public Forum on July 23, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the CSMC meeting room, located on the 1st floor of the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Public Forums allow residents to speak directly to the Commissioners on topics of their...
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Calvert Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert for July 8-11, 2024 Due to Heat

Calvert Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert for July 8-11, 2024 Due to Heat

Due to forecasted high temperatures for Monday, July 8, through Thursday, July 11, animal owners or custodians are required to provide appropriate protection from the weather including providing adequate shelter, water, space and access to shade. Pay special attention to animals that are most prone to heat stroke: Brachycephalic Breeds: Dogs and cats with short...
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Board of Public Works Approves $6.3 Million for Park Improvements and Land Conservation

Board of Public Works Approves $6.3 Million for Park Improvements and Land Conservation

The Board of Public Works approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items totaling $6.3 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to improve parks and protect land with perpetual conservation easements. A total of $480,000 in Program Open Space – Local was approved for four projects including a Washington County project to provide new...
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Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Blind Site Lottery Opens July 15, 2024

Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Blind Site Lottery Opens July 15, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is again offering an online process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2024-2025 waterfowl blind site license. From July 15 through July 29 at 11:59 p.m., hunters and riparian landowners may enter the annual lottery for the opening days of blind site licensing. Hunters and riparian landowners with a...
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