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Apartment and Vehicle Hit by Gunfire in Lexington Park

Apartment and Vehicle Hit by Gunfire in Lexington Park

On Friday, July 20, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Columbus Drive, in Lexington Park, for the reports of multiple gun shots heard in the area. While on scene, deputies discovered a vehicle and one apartment had been hit by the gunfire. Another vehicle in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Bell Back to the Agency

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Bell Back to the Agency

Lotti Bell has returned to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as its new Fiscal Manager. Bell started in her new position on July 13, 2018 after working for several years in the St. Mary’s County Government Finance Office. As the Fiscal Manager for the Sheriff’s Office, Bell’s duties include the budgeting and administration...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Recognize Maryland Buy Local Week

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Recognize Maryland Buy Local Week

It is widely recognized that St. Mary’s County agriculture provides high-quality, locally-grown and produced foods for citizens of the State of Maryland and around the world. Local farms link the past to the present and are important to the county’s economy, environment and quality of life for future generations. In tribute to the importance...
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Leonardtown Rotary Recognizes Kevin Thompson

Leonardtown Rotary Recognizes Kevin Thompson

The Leonardtown Rotary Club recognized Kevin Thompson for his meritorious Service Above Self. Service Above Self is the principal motto of Rotary, because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service. Kevin Thompson’s actions on the day of the shooting at Great Mills High School typify this motto. On March 20, a gunman...
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Vehicle Fire Next to Garage in Mechanicsville

Vehicle Fire Next to Garage in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, July 14 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Volunteer Firefighters from Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Seventh District and surrounding companies responded to 39535 Jacobs Lane, in Mechanicsville for the reported garage fire. Units arrived on scene to find a vehicle that had been extinguished in-front of a detached garage with no extensions to the...
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Smoking Ban in All Public Housing Goes into Effect Aug 3, 2018

Smoking Ban in All Public Housing Goes into Effect Aug 3, 2018

Smoke-free housing is not a new concept for HUD. Over the last decade or so, HUD has encouraged both public housing authorities and multifamily housing owners to establish smoke-free communities and has even issued a 63-page toolkit to aid in the process. So what is different now? With its Final Rule published last month,...
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Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Fawn Hit by Vehicle in Dameron

Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Fawn Hit by Vehicle in Dameron

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at approximately 2:30 Corporal O’Connor from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded for the report of an motor vehicle accident involving a deer in the 17000 block of Three Notch Road in Dameron O’Connor located the fawn in the grass on the side of the road. The fawn...
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Charles County Man Wins $20,000 Keno Prize

Charles County Man Wins $20,000 Keno Prize

A 61-year-old Bel Alton resident played a 7-spot Keno ticket for one game at Lady’s Liquors in La Plata. In the end, the Charles County man matched all seven numbers, typically paying $2,500. The lucky winner, though, had placed a $2 wager on the game, and added the Super Bonus feature, which produced a four times...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on State Board of Elections Vendor

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on State Board of Elections Vendor

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement following an announcement from the Maryland State Board of Elections regarding one of its vendors: “It was with concern that I learned that information provided to the Maryland State Board of Elections by federal law enforcement this week indicates that a vendor contracted by the Board...
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Back to Back Motor Vehicle Accidents on Three Notch Road in Loveville

Back to Back Motor Vehicle Accidents on Three Notch Road in Loveville

On Monday, July 16, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Loveville Road and Three Notch Road, in Mechanicsville, for a reported serious motor vehicle accident with one trapped. Units already on scene advised the occupant that was pinned and trapped was no longer trapped in the vehicle, and...
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Police Arrest 14 Impaired Boaters During Independence Day Holiday

Police Arrest 14 Impaired Boaters During Independence Day Holiday

The extended Independence Day holiday resulted in the arrest of 14 people on charges of operating a boat while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The largest number of arrests – 10 – occurred on the first holiday weekend, which coincided with Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign against impaired boating. The highest blood alcohol...
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Charles County Implements New Tow Program Tow Companies Requested to Submit Application for Tow Service Permit

Charles County Implements New Tow Program Tow Companies Requested to Submit Application for Tow Service Permit

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has begun the process of implementing legislation that was signed into law regarding tow services in Charles County. House Bill 1320, which passed in March 2017 and was initiated by Sergeant Jon Burroughs of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit, ensures oversight and regulation of towing operations within Charles County....
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

During the week of July 9, to July 13, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Dead Dolphin Found on Calvert County Beach

Dead Dolphin Found on Calvert County Beach

Department of Natural Resources officials received reports of a dolphin floating in the bay off Shadyside, earlier this week. The dolphin was found on the Beach at Bayfront Park, in Chesapeake Beach. Dolphin experts from the Calvert Marine Museum will conduct a morphometric assessment of the animal’s length and weight. After data collection is completed the...
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Two Injured in Solomons Motor Vehicle Accident

Two Injured in Solomons Motor Vehicle Accident

On Thursday, July 5 2018 at approximately 6:55 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Coster Road Solomons Island Road, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a t-bone style collision with one patient trapped. One patient was flown by Maryland...
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Two Injured in Rollover Crash in California

Two Injured in Rollover Crash in California

On Tuesday, July 10 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Patuxent Beach Road and Oak Road, in California for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with a subject trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one overturned, and all occupants out of...
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Minor Damage Reported After Semi Truck Hits Building in Lexington Park

Minor Damage Reported After Semi Truck Hits Building in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, July 11 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police and fire personnel responded to St. Mary’s Square on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure with no injuries. Crews arrive on scene to find a Semi-Truck and Trailer had struck the Weis grocery store, damaging...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Commemorate Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Commemorate Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act

It was on July 26, 1990, when then President George H. W. Bush signed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. ADA was enacted to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities, one of the most compassionate and successful civil rights laws in American history. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County marked ADA’s...
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UPDATE: Fire Marshals Determine House fire in Valley Lee to be Accidental

UPDATE: Fire Marshals Determine House fire in Valley Lee to be Accidental

UPDATE: On Monday July 9, 2018 at 10:01 a.m., Volunteer Firefighters from Second District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding companies responded to 19022 Russell Road, in Valley Lee for a structure fire The two story single family home owned by Kelly Moore is estimated to be a loss of structure of $50,000 and additional...
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Vehicle Arson in Waldorf Under Investigation

Vehicle Arson in Waldorf Under Investigation

On Saturday July 7, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to the parking area of Westchester Square, and Aldersgate Place, in Waldorf, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 2015 Chrysler Sedan with heavy fire showing from the interior. The fire was under...
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Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

The grounds of the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s point, Maryland will come alive with the sweet sound of jazz at the 2018 Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival. The 19th annual event is set for Saturday, July 14 and will feature Jackiem Joyner, Tracy Hamlin and Nick Colionne. Museum grounds open at noon....
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Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Offer Tips To Secure Cars

Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Offer Tips To Secure Cars

The Maryland State Police, along with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, are reminding motorists to take simple steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. The warnings come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In Maryland, a car is stolen every 40 minutes, while one is stolen every 45 seconds in the United States....
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United States Reaches $1.53 Million Dollar Settlement with Defense Contractor to Resolve Contract Claim

United States Reaches $1.53 Million Dollar Settlement with Defense Contractor to Resolve Contract Claim

CACI Technologies, LLC has agreed to pay the United States $1,531,928.77 to settle an allegation that it breached its contract with the National Security Agency (NSA), a component of the Department of Defense, by billing and accepting payment from the NSA for work performed by certain CACI employees who did not meet the required...
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28-Year-Old Woman Dies from Overdose at St. Mary’s County Library

28-Year-Old Woman Dies from Overdose at St. Mary’s County Library

On Monday, July 2, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel responded to the St. Mary’s County Library Lexington Park Branch for the report of an overdose. Firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded from their firehouse across the street from the library and were on scene in a...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

During the week of July 9, to July 13, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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