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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Linked to 8 Armed Robberies

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Linked to 8 Armed Robberies

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit today released surveillance video and photos of the suspect now linked to multiple armed robberies in recent months. Investigators are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying him. A cash reward is available for information leading to an arrest and indictment. The suspect is currently wanted for...
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No Injuries Reported After Trash Truck Catches on Fire in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Trash Truck Catches on Fire in Lexington Park

On Friday, February 23, 2024, at approximately 12:43 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Ridge responded to the area of Spyglass Way and Driftwood Court in Lexington Park, for the reported commercial vehicle on fire. Crews from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a large pile...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

The number of wildfires and the acreage of land burned by wildfires in Maryland last year significantly outpaced the 10-year average, according to the Maryland Forest Service’s Annual Wildland Fire Report. The report, which is being released this month, covers data related to wildfires on 3.2 million acres of land overseen by the Maryland Forest...
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Charles County SRO Investigating Multiple Fights at North Point High School

Charles County SRO Investigating Multiple Fights at North Point High School

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, throughout the morning, three separate altercations occurred inside North Point High School. In two of the cases, two students fought each other and were separated by administrators and the school resource officer. The students sustained minor injuries from the altercation. In the third case, four students assaulted another student....
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Death Investigation at Lettie Dent Elementary School Involving Staff Member

Death Investigation at Lettie Dent Elementary School Involving Staff Member

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School in Mechanicsville, for the reported adult male not breathing. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and a Forensic Investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene;...
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Acclaimed Jazz Lineup Announced for 2024 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival

Acclaimed Jazz Lineup Announced for 2024 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival

The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s signature, award-winning jazz events, will be held July 12 – 14, 2024, in St. Mary’s County. Featuring music from nationally renowned jazz artists and delicious local seafood, this three-day event includes a variety of activities for jazz enthusiasts along the beautiful Potomac River at...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Awarded $1.435 Million Grant to Expand Services for Youth at School-Based Health Centers

St. Mary’s County Health Department Awarded $1.435 Million Grant to Expand Services for Youth at School-Based Health Centers

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has been awarded $1.435 million in grant funding through the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, which is responsible for developing a statewide framework to expand access for behavioral health services for Maryland students. Funding was made available by the Maryland General Assembly under the Blueprint for...
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A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

The Humane Society of Calvert County visits several local shelters often to rescue dogs at risk and we take into consideration many things about the dog before bringing them into our rescue. Last week, their staff visited Prince George’s County Animal Shelter to assess and rescue dogs in need. While there, the shelter staff...
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UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Avenue Shed Fire That Killed 26-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man

UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Avenue Shed Fire That Killed 26-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man

UPDATE 2/20/2024: The victim of last Friday night’s shed fire in Avenue has been identified as 26-year-old Joseph Williams Bowles, Jr. Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded the fire originated within an 8′ x 10 shed in his parents’ backyard. While the fire remains under investigation, they have not recovered evidence that it was...
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NAS Patuxent River Announces Its Sailors of the Year for 2023

NAS Patuxent River Announces Its Sailors of the Year for 2023

NAS Patuxent River announces its Sailors of the Year, marking the command’s top Sailors for 2023. “I am regularly impressed by the commitment our Pax Sailors show to their command, their Navy, and each other,” said NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer Capt. Douglas Burfield. “The Sailors chosen as this year’s Sailors of the Year...
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UPDATE: MDOT SHA Moves Forward with Hallowing Point Road Intersection Improvements

UPDATE: MDOT SHA Moves Forward with Hallowing Point Road Intersection Improvements

UPDATE February 2024: SHA consultant and contractor crews will be onsite collecting borings and test hole information during the next couple of months. Crews may be working on site in different areas along MD 231. The owner will be notified if a staff member needs to enter or work on private property. Maryland State...
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SMB Music Group Presents: The Ultimate Music Experience at The State Theater of Havre de Grace February 23 & 24, 2024

SMB Music Group Presents: The Ultimate Music Experience at The State Theater of Havre de Grace February 23 & 24, 2024

SMB Music Group is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated SMB Music Conference Concert, set to take place at The State Theater of Havre de Grace on February 23 and 24, 2024. This two-day extravaganza promises to be a celebration of Maryland’s rich music culture, featuring top-tier artists and industry experts. Attendees will have...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Launches New Public Health Junior Fellowship

St. Mary’s County Health Department Launches New Public Health Junior Fellowship

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is pleased to announce the new Public Health Junior Fellowship for high school and college students studying at St. Mary’s County educational institutions. SMCHD is now accepting applications for the pilot of this fellowship program, which will run from March – June 2024. The Public Health Junior...
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First Report in The Fossil Record of a Great White Shark Tooth

First Report in The Fossil Record of a Great White Shark Tooth

Seals and great white sharks have co-existed for over 6 million years. Great whites hunt seals and now we are able to confirm that they have also been doing so for millions of years. Until now, no great white shark tooth has ever been found embedded in a fossil seal bone. Here, for the...
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Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce has opened applications for two programs aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses. As part of the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund, the state has launched the Social Equity License Application Assistance Reimbursement Grant on February 19, 2024. The grant is available to qualified applicants seeking assistance with the...
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Pax River MWR Recognized by CNIC for Program of the Year

Pax River MWR Recognized by CNIC for Program of the Year

NAS Patuxent River’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Glow Party Skate Night was recognized by Commander, Navy Installations Command as the Program of the Year 2023. The all-ages event was held in August 2023 after a review of programs that saw a rise in popularity over the previous years. “During COVID, roller skating had...
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CSM Faculty Couple Shares Love of Teaching, Arts

CSM Faculty Couple Shares Love of Teaching, Arts

Throughout February – a month traditionally focused on friendship and affection – the  College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues its long tradition of highlighting kindness and goodwill toward its students, employees, and the community by sharing acts and stories of #CSMLove. This Valentine’s Day, Steve and Gina Johnson, of Golden Beach, join in the...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Garage Fire in Huntingtown

No Injuries Reported After Large Garage Fire in Huntingtown

On Monday, February 19, 2024, at approximately 12:14 p.m., firefighters from the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to 315 of Cox Road in Huntingtown, for the reported garage fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 100 x 30 garage with fire showing, a working fire dispatch was requested which alerted...
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78-Year-Old Man Flown Out with Serious Burns After Fire in Helen, Fire Marshal Investigating

78-Year-Old Man Flown Out with Serious Burns After Fire in Helen, Fire Marshal Investigating

On Monday, February 19, 2024, at approximately 12:40 p.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence in Helen, for the reported outside fire with one burn victim Crews arrived on the scene to find a large woods fire with extensions to a nearby shed and one adult male suffering from...
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In-Custody Death of Man in Prince George’s County Under Investigation

In-Custody Death of Man in Prince George’s County Under Investigation

The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating the death of a man while he was in police custody in Prince George’s County on Friday night. On February 16, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to a 911 call...
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FGS, LLC Signs 23,000 Square Foot Lease at Lexington Exchange in California

FGS, LLC Signs 23,000 Square Foot Lease at Lexington Exchange in California

FGS has selected Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland as the site for expansion space and intends to place approximately 15 employees at the 140-acre mixed-use business community this spring. The group, which maintains its corporate headquarters in La Plata, Maryland, recently signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 23,574 square feet of space at 23566...
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Spotlight on Excellence: Celebrating Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Chief Ken Hicks, Awarded EMT of the Year

Spotlight on Excellence: Celebrating Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Chief Ken Hicks, Awarded EMT of the Year

We’re bursting with pride at LPVRS as we spotlight our very own Chief Ken Hicks, recently honored as EMT of The Year by the Knights of Columbus. Ken’s journey with the LPVRS began in 2002 after retiring from the U.S. Navy and has since been a beacon of service, leadership, and dedication to our...
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UPDATE: First Suspect Charged for Murder of 17-Year-Old is Sentenced to 50 Years

UPDATE: First Suspect Charged for Murder of 17-Year-Old is Sentenced to 50 Years

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 16, 2024, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Edward Small, 24, to Life in prison with all but 50 years suspended for First-Degree Murder and the Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence....
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4 Displaced After House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Under Investigation and No Injuries Reported

4 Displaced After House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Under Investigation and No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at approximately 4:08 a.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s County responded to 16465 Overhill Way in Hughesville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family home with fire showing. Firefighters found all occupants were reported out of...
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Three Injured After House Fire in Huntingtown, Investigation Ongoing

Three Injured After House Fire in Huntingtown, Investigation Ongoing

On Saturday, January 16, 2024, at approximately 12:35 p.m., firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County Responded to the 800 block of Pat Lane in Huntingtown, for the reported house on fire with possible entrapment. Dispatchers advised to all responding units the 911 caller reported their special needs child set a fire in the...
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