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Calvert County to Conduct Controlled Burn of Meadows on Monday, March 8, 2021

Calvert County to Conduct Controlled Burn of Meadows on Monday, March 8, 2021

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Division, advises citizens that the Maryland Forest Service will conduct a controlled burn of meadows at the following Calvert County nature parks on Monday, March 8, 2021: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (2880 Grays Road, Prince Frederick) Gatewood Preserve (2800 Grays Road, Prince Frederick) Biscoe...
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VIDEO: Two Washington, D.C. Men Arrested After High Speed Chase Across St. Mary’s and Charles County

VIDEO: Two Washington, D.C. Men Arrested After High Speed Chase Across St. Mary’s and Charles County

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspected impaired driver in the area of Patuxent Beach Road and Three Notch Road in California. When the Deputy stepped out of his vehicle, the suspect fled at a...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Second Fire at Indian Head Mansion

State Fire Marshal Investigating Second Fire at Indian Head Mansion

UPDATE 3/7/2021: On Sunday, March, 2021, Firefighters in Charles County responded to the residence located at 5200 Rivers Edge Place in Indian Head at approximately 10:25 p.m., for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene and reported fire showing. Firefighters requested the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The operation...
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Francis Xavier Chase, Sr., 71

Francis Xavier Chase, Sr., 71

Francis Xavier Chase, Sr., 71 of Hollywood, MD, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2021. On Thursday, March 11, 2021, visitation will begin at 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43950 St Johns Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment to follow in the...
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Firefighters Respond to Large Barn Fire in St. Leonard

Firefighters Respond to Large Barn Fire in St. Leonard

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., firefighters from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County are currently responding to the Horsmon Farm located at 1865 Horsmon Farm Lane in St Leonard, for the reported large barn on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find an approximate 150×150 barn fully engulfed in...
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UPDATE: One in Custody After Barricade SItuation in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: One in Custody After Barricade SItuation in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 11:00 a.m., EST Teams have moved in and have placed one adult male in custody. UPDATE at 10:45 a.m: No immediate threat is currently posed to the public or residents in the area, however, police are asking all citizens to avoid the area, walking in the area, and to shelter in place inside of...
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Md. National Guard Member/Police Officer Arrested at Six Flags Vaccine Site on Child Porn Charge

Md. National Guard Member/Police Officer Arrested at Six Flags Vaccine Site on Child Porn Charge

On Friday, March 5, at 9:15 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) detectives successfully detained Daniel Joseph Morozewicz, currently of Frederick Maryland, on one count of child pornography. Morozewicz is a Rockville City police officer, currently on suspension for an unrelated matter, and a corporal assigned to the Maryland National Guard. As part...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Barn Fire in Leonardtown, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Barn Fire in Leonardtown, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, Bay District, Valley Lee, Seventh District, Mechanicsville, Ridge, and Solomons responded to 41021 Cryer Court in Leonardtown, for the reported large structure on fire. Crews responding to the scene reported a large column of smoke and requested a Tanker Task Force...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Death in Leonardtown

Maryland State Police Investigating Death in Leonardtown

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 9:35 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 28800 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported subject not breathing. First Responders arrived on the scene to find a 29-year-old female not breathing. The patient was pronounced deceased on the scene a short...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old California Woman Identified in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in California

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old California Woman Identified in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in California

UPDATE: On March 5, 2021, at 7:02 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle collision with CPR in progress, in the 43700 block of St. Andrews Church Road, in the area of Sandra Lane, in California. Deputies arrived on scene and located three vehicles involved in the...
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SMECO Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available in Leonardtown

SMECO Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available in Leonardtown

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced the opening of the first of its SMECO EV Recharge public charging stations for electric vehicles. The station is located at the St. Mary’s County Public Library and Garvey Activity Senior Center at 23630 Hayden Farm Lane in Leonardtown and has 24-hour access. A video of the virtual...
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County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

Tonight and to his complete surprise County EMS Chief Andrew Spalding was honored with the Dr. Henry Burke Memorial Service Award for his tireless efforts and personal sacrifice shown to the citizens of our county, region, and state. Chief Spalding has led the volunteer EMS system through some trying times with the COVID pandemic...
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March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting for the month, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a Public Hearing for the Department of Land Use & Growth Management Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Maps of St. Mary’s...
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Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, members of two Arson Task Forces, along with investigators and detectives from multiple Maryland fire and police agencies, arrested 69-year-old David M. Crawford of Ellicott City. Crawford is facing numerous arson and attempted murder charges in connection with a series of incendiary fires of homes, vehicles, and residential garages...
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Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors, don’t mind getting dirty, and want to help others are asked to join us for a potato planting extravaganza at Historic Sotterley as part of our “Growing for Good” program! For the eighth year running, we are continuing the challenging work of sustainably farming Sotterley’s land while donating...
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Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown’s dynamic Arts & Entertainment scene is the focus of its latest virtual series, Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment. This unique series is presented in three parts – Feature Performances, Artist Spotlights, and Special Events and is funded in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown &...
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Open Letter to The Charles County Board of Education

Latina L. Wilson, Chairwoman Virginia R. McGraw, Vice chairwoman Jennifer S. Abell Tajala Battle-Lockhart Elizabeth C. Brown David Hancock Michael Lukas Dr. Kimberly Hill, Superintendent of Schools Dear Charles County Board of Education Members: On Monday March 1st, 2021 a member of the Charles County Board of Education sent out a message to members...
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Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) once again has been awarded the MD Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). This is the third year that TPP has collaborated with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). Surprisingly despite the pandemic well over 120 abstracts have been received. The topics...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at La Petite Academy Daycare Center in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at La Petite Academy Daycare Center in Waldorf

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., firefighters responded to the La Petite Academy of Waldorf located at 100 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported commercial structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the building evacuated with nothing evident from all four sides. Upon entry into the building, firefighters...
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Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan announced today, Friday, March 5, Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The governor will declare Friday a day of remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic. A twilight ceremony will be held at...
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Baltimore Man Arrested, Found with Two Firearms After Murder in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police Investigating

Baltimore Man Arrested, Found with Two Firearms After Murder in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police Investigating

On Monday, March 1, 2021, at approximately 7:59 p.m. officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 7500 block of Baleen Court, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a shooting. Upon arrival officers located an adult male shooting victim lying inside a doorway. Officers immediately began to render first aid until relieved by...
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE 7:15 p.m., A spokesperson for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office confirmed members of their Special Operations Team made entry into the residence and found one adult female victim with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. 3/02/2021 at 5:15 p.m: On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m.,...
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Private Music Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Female Student

Private Music Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Female Student

In February of 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information from Child Protective Services (CPS), regarding a potential sexual assault involving a 13-year-old female and an adult music instructor. Investigation determined the victim was receiving private music lessons at the Music Education Academy (MEA), located at 23127...
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