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MISSING JUVENILES – St. Mary’s County

MISSING JUVENILES – St. Mary’s County

On February 20, 2018, Coltan Anthony Smoak, age 12, and Airyonna Alissa Hamby, age 12, both from Mechanicsville, have been reported missing. Both Smoak and Hamby are considered critically missing due to their age, and at this time it is believed the missing juveniles are together. Smoak and Hamby were last seen in the...
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Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a month long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line. Weather permitting, the inspection will be complete by the end of March. The...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

The Charles County Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that Waldorf-based business, Kingdomware Technologies, Inc, will receive an award at the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) 11th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards program on Thursday, March 22 at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. The awards program honors 25 of the most successful...
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Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division will move operations from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the Department of Public Safety building at 315 Stafford Road in Barstow Friday, Feb. 16. The move is part of Calvert County Government’s reorganization which began last July. In the restructure, the Animal Control...
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Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $12 million improvement project at the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road)/Abell Street/Moakley Street intersection in St. Mary’s County. The project includes widening the road and adding left turn lanes to both directions of MD 5 at the intersection. “This project will break...
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$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

A proposal to give all 313 Maryland judges a $35,000 raise over the next four years faces a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission will take effect automatically if the legislature does not reject or amend them by March 15 — and lawmakers have not been...
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NOISE ADVISORY – Controlled Detonation at NAS Patuxent River Scheduled for February 14, 2018

NOISE ADVISORY – Controlled Detonation at NAS Patuxent River Scheduled for February 14, 2018

NAS Patuxent River will conduct a single controlled detonation near the water by Fishing Point (just to the north of East Basin) between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 14, 2018. Cedar Point Road in the vicinity of Bronson Road will be secured during this time and personnel on base will need to use...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. On February...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

During the week of February 12, to February 16, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

On February 6, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Influenza-associated pediatric deaths are required to be reported to the Department, but the Department cannot discuss the specifics of individual cases. Maryland public health officials have detected a marked increase in influenza...
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Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.06, which confirms and requires that the governor weigh certain factors when considering a decision regarding parole for a juvenile offender serving a life sentence to ensure that these offenders have a meaningful opportunity for release. “Since taking office, our administration has sought to bring balance to...
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Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event from a cruise ship approximately 8-miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone to request assistance at 3:42 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

Safety and security is becoming increasingly important for places of worship and faith based service providers. From acts of violence and vandalism, to disruption of services, threats to places of worship have increased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is presenting an eleven hour training seminar, beginning on February 26, 2018, and concluding the...
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Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

All Charles County public schools are opening on time today, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Bus service will not be available on the following roads: Pomfret Road Turkey Hill Road Livingston Road between Hawthorne and Pomfret roads Billingsley Road from Livingston Road to Dutton’s Bridge (Maintenance Place)C Call the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) transportation...
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Two Teenagers Arrested for Shooting at Oxon Hill High School

Two Teenagers Arrested for Shooting at Oxon Hill High School

Prince George’s County Police detectives identified and charged two teenagers in connection with a non-fatal shooting outside of Oxon Hill High School on Monday. The teenage victim, who is a student at the school, was treated and released from the hospital several hours later. The suspects are 17-year-old Zanaya Bryant of the 7700 block...
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Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

A Waldorf retiree having coffee with his friends at their local gathering place sweetened his day by adding fun and games to his beverage purchase. The 69-year-old bought four Maryland Lottery Family Feud scratch-offs and won $50,000! “I usually do not play scratch offs,” said the lucky winner. “I am a Pick 3 and Pick 4 kind of guy.”  He...
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Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

State House democratic leaders and the Maryland State Education Association say more money is needed to meet the needs of the state’s public school system. They’re asking the General Assembly to support a constitutional amendment that would require all of the state’s proceeds from gambling to go to funding public education. By: STEVEN DILSIZIAN
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Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea games

Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea games

Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Olympians and Paralympian include women’s ice hockey player Haley Skarupa, speedskater Thomas Hong and sled hockey player Noah Grove. While they have yet to be acquainted, they’re all fighting to bring gold medals back...
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Paid Paramedics Coming to Calvert County

Paid Paramedics Coming to Calvert County

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted last week to begin a phased-in approach to hiring paramedics to supplement the staff of Calvert County’s all-volunteer Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams. The board also approved the initial hiring of an EMS supervisor in Fiscal Year 2019 to oversee...
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Calvert County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Calvert County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Calvert County Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 • 12-month employees, including emergency personnel, report on time. • There will be no a.m. Pre-Kindergarten. • No Child Nutrition Workers are to report prior to 8:00 a.m.  • The workday for 10- and 11-month employees will begin 2...
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Charles County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Charles County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will open two hours late today, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. There is a code two, which is a two hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled for today. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools will...
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Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Gubernatorial Election

Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Gubernatorial Election

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is seeking individuals willing to serve as an Election Judge for the upcoming Primary Election on June 26, 2018 and General Election on November 6, 2018. Who can be an Election Judge?       You are eligible if you: Are registered to vote in Maryland Are 16 years old or older Are not...
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