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State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness...
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No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Park Hall Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle, a St. Mary’s County Public School Bus 583...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will host their fall Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25 2019, from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. The homeschool day themed Food in the Modern World, invites visitors to learn about early Maryland’s custom creations. Hands-on demonstrations and activities centered around the topic may include: corn grinding; a discussion of sailor’s diet...
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The 17th Annual Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019

The 17th Annual Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019

The 17th Annual WineFest at Historic Sotterley will be held October 5 and 6, 2019, opening noon daily. Discounted tickets are available at sotterley.org. WineFest is a celebration of the best of Southern Maryland. WineFest at Sotterley will feature 18 wineries this year with 100+ wines to taste. Wines include red, white, dessert, fruit...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Kelly Named Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year for Contributions to Profession

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Kelly Named Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year for Contributions to Profession

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Captain David Kelly, Commander of the Executive Services Division, was recognized as Deputy of the Year by the Maryland Sheriff’s Association in the category of Contributions to Profession during the MSA’s annual conference held last week. Captain Kelly, who is also an FAA certified pilot,...
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Annmarie Garden and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Announce New Access Program for Low-Income Families

Annmarie Garden and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Announce New Access Program for Low-Income Families

Two popular Southern Maryland attractions, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum have joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). Museums for All encourages people of all backgrounds to visit...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum...
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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Hosting RetroFest on the Potomac and Book Signing by Local Author of Haunted Southern Maryland

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Hosting RetroFest on the Potomac and Book Signing by Local Author of Haunted Southern Maryland

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum is pleased to host a book signing of Haunted Southern Maryland by local author David W. Thompson on Saturday, September 28, 2019, during RetroFest on the Potomac. Thompson’s latest book was recently released by History Press and is available at the Museum Stores at both St. Clement’s Island Museum and...
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3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Highland Farm Court in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Dispatch advised they were pre-launching a helicopter for the victim. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway....
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First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

The Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc, and Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc. provided useful tips for teaching children, and even adults on how to call 9-11 and provide useful and needed information to the 911 call takers, dispatchers, and first responders. Do Not use the term “nine-eleven” since there is...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Corporal Brad Saunders Receives Maryland Sheriff’s Association Traffic Safety Award

Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Corporal Brad Saunders Receives Maryland Sheriff’s Association Traffic Safety Award

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Cpl. Brad Saunders of the Traffic Operations Unit received the Traffic Safety Award from the Maryland Sheriff’s Association at the MSA’s annual conference held last week. Cpl. Saunders was recognized for his work in establishing and monitoring the Agency’s new Tow Program which went into...
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Noise Advisory: NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17 and 18, 2019

Noise Advisory: NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17 and 18, 2019

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that nighttime helicopter testing events are scheduled to take place Sept. 17 through Sept. 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call...
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Little Explorers at Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Little Explorers at Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 am, join Historic St. Mary’s City Little Explorers as they explore the colors in the world around them – looking at all the plants that are growing, leaves that are changing, and insects that may be flying! The Little Explorers will be meeting at the Visitor Center, located...
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Local SeneGence Distributors Meet with Members of U.S. Congress to Urge Lawmakers to Protect Their Independent Work Status

Local SeneGence Distributors Meet with Members of U.S. Congress to Urge Lawmakers to Protect Their Independent Work Status

Jennifer Marple and Heather Arthur, local residents of St. Mary’s County will participate in the September 18th Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill, hosted by the Direct Selling Association(DSA), the national trade association for direct selling companies. Marple and Arthur will join with 18 other direct selling companies, bringing together more than 125 direct...
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St. Mary’s County Public School Announces Health Council Meeting Dates

St. Mary’s County Public School Announces Health Council Meeting Dates

The St. Mary’s County School Health Council will meet from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on the following dates: September 30, 2019 December 5, 2019 February 27, 2020 April 30, 2020 Meetings will be held in the Board of Education Meeting Room at 23160 Moakley Street in Leonardtown. Anyone wishing to propose an agenda...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in White Plains After Unknown Suspect Tries to Set House on Fire

State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in White Plains After Unknown Suspect Tries to Set House on Fire

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., firefighters from La Plata and surrounding departments responded to 9901 Rhodes Way in White Plains, for the reported structure fire. 15 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire in under 10 minutes. The owner/occupants is currently unknown. The fire was called in by a passer-by. The...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Dash-In on Saturday Night

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Dash-In on Saturday Night

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at approximately 11:10 p.m., police responded to the Westlake Dash-In at 2007 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf, for the reported armed robbery. 911 callers reported a black male wearing a black hoodie, and a black mask walked into the business and went behind the counter armed with a knife...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz and Actor Michael Tolaydo Performing at St. Mary’s College on September, 24, 2019

Classical Pianist Brian Ganz and Actor Michael Tolaydo Performing at St. Mary’s College on September, 24, 2019

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician in Residence Brian Ganz will be joined by former Director of the college Theater Program, Michael Tolaydo, for a dramatic presentation merging music, theater, art and poetry. Ganz and Tolaydo will present “Whistler’s Lecture: James Whistler, Claude Debussy and the Lecture That Changed Art.” The performance will take...
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Maryland State Police Remind Motorists of The Importance of Proper Child Safety Seats Usage

Maryland State Police Remind Motorists of The Importance of Proper Child Safety Seats Usage

With this week being national Child Passenger Safety Week, Maryland State Police are reminding the public the importance of ensuring that motorists are utilizing the correct car seat and that it is being properly installed and utilized. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 723 children ages 12 and younger died and...
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UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

State troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division at Leonardtown Barrack are actively investigating a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County. The victim is not being identified at this time. Investigators do not believe this is a random act of violence. At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 police responded to the area...
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Firefighters in St. Mary’s and Charles County Respond to Large Brush Fire in Mechanicsville

Firefighters in St. Mary’s and Charles County Respond to Large Brush Fire in Mechanicsville

On Monday, September 16, 2019, at approximately 2:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville responded to 27100 Budds Creek Road and Knotts Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported small outside fire spreading towards the woods. Crews arrived on the scene to find an approximate 200 square foot area on fire and spreading. The first arriving unit...
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Bus 592 Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

Bus 592 Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Monday, September 16, 2019, at approximately 2:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27000 Point Lookout Road and Juniors Court in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find Bus 592 and a van on the shoulder of...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

On September 14, 2019, at approximately 2:29 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28400 block of Point Lookout Road, in the area of Loveville Road, in Loveville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located two vehicles involved in the collision, with one of...
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Annual Cocaine Overdose Deaths on Rise in Maryland

Annual Cocaine Overdose Deaths on Rise in Maryland

Cocaine hasn’t received as much attention in recent years, but it is increasingly playing a role in the opioid epidemic, state data show. Despite some good news from the first quarter of this year, cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annually in Maryland since 2015, with nearly half of those occurring in Baltimore. The vast majority...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2019 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to David Illig of Gambrills for his stunning close-up shot of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a five-year subscription to Maryland Natural Resource...
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