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Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Wes Moore announced two major investments to improve access to abortion care statewide this week. In addition to the Moore-Miller Administration’s FY 2025 $5 million allocation to increase Medicaid provider reimbursement for abortion care and reproductive services, the Maryland Department of Health has awarded a $10.6 million grant to the University of Maryland, Baltimore,...
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Welcome House Destroyed After Fire, No Injuries Reported and State Fire Marshal Investigating

Welcome House Destroyed After Fire, No Injuries Reported and State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Monday, February 12, 2024, at approximately 9:04 a.m., firefighters responded to the the 8500 block of Dominion Place in Welcome, for the house on fire. Multiple 911 callers reported the house was on fire with all occupants escaping without injury. Over 40 firefighters from Charles and Prince George’s County responded with first arriving...
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Two of Four Subjects Wandering The Halls of Great Mills High School with Handgun Identified

Two of Four Subjects Wandering The Halls of Great Mills High School with Handgun Identified

The St. Mary’s County Board of Education informed police that four suspects entered Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, at approximately 12:11 p.m., on January 17, 2024. The suspects entered the school via the exterior doors located on the backside of the school near the JROTC trailer. The suspects were able to make...
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No Injuries Reported After Impaired Driver Strikes Tree in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Impaired Driver Strikes Tree in Lexington Park

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, at approximately 1:42 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St James Church Road in Lexington Park, for two automated 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle collision in this area involving a 2023 Toyota GR86. First Responders arrived in the area...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Receives 2024 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award in Coronary Intervention

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Receives 2024 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award in Coronary Intervention

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center was the recipient of the 2024 Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ which recognizes hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes in coronary intervention procedures including angioplasty with stent. This is the third year MedStar Southern Maryland has been awarded the prestigious designation (2024, 2023, and 2022) and was the only...
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Sports Wagering Contributes $8.2 Million to State During January 2024

Sports Wagering Contributes $8.2 Million to State During January 2024

Fueled by the NFL playoffs, Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $8,246,847 in contributions to the state from a handle of $544,971,369 during January 2024. Contributions to the state from sports wagering go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $8.2 million contribution to the state surpassed the previous...
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Oxon Hill Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Ledo Pizza and Sunoco Gas Mart in Waldorf

Oxon Hill Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Ledo Pizza and Sunoco Gas Mart in Waldorf

On January 9, 2024 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the Sunoco Gas Mart on Crain Highway in Waldorf, for the reported armed robbery. While on the scene, they made contact with a male victim, a store employee, who told police he was...
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Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor at Patuxent River Naval Air Station

Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor at  Patuxent River Naval Air Station

U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman sentenced Delvon Lashawn Redd, age 30, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, yesterday to 78 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for abusive sexual contact with a minor.  Judge Boardman also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Redd must continue to register as a...
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Maryland State Police in Southern Maryland Remind Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police  in Southern Maryland Remind Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Troopers are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, and avoid aggressive, distracted or impaired driving, when going to or leaving their destination. State troopers from all 23 Maryland State Police barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will focus on aggressive, distracted or impaired driving while conducting saturation patrols on...
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North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Firefighter/EMT Robert Weaver

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Firefighter/EMT Robert Weaver

Our hearts are heavy as we extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow volunteers of North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Robert Weaver. Throughout his tenure, Firefighter/EMT Weaver his commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of others, often at great personal risk, stands as a testament to his character and...
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Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement on Friday, February 9, 2024. “It’s official – I’m running for the United States Senate to fight for Maryland and fix the broken politics in Washington! Like the vast majority of Marylanders, I’m completely fed up with politics-as-usual and the politicians in Washington who are...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of William “Bill” Agambar

Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of William “Bill” Agambar

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad regrets to announce the passing of Past Chief Engineer and Past Board of Directors Member, William “Bill” Agambar on January 22, 2024. Please keep Bill’s wife (Lifetime PFVRS member, Brenda Agambar), as well as his 2 sons (Doug and Joe) and his daughter (Lifetime PFVRS member, Penny Ferrier)...
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Police in Charles and Calvert Counties Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

Police in Charles and Calvert Counties Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

If your plans this weekend include watching the Big Game and your night involves consuming alcohol or recreational drugs outside your home, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety Office is reminding fans not to fumble the celebration: make plans for a sober ride home. More than 25 state and...
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Sewer Overflow Reported on St. George’s Island Due to High Tides

Sewer Overflow Reported on St. George’s Island Due to High Tides

A sanitary sewer overflow has taken place in the area of 16384 Ballpoint Rd Piney resulting in wastewater entering the area ditches and waterways. Wastewater entered St. George Creek and Potomac River due to high tides inundating St. George Island. Signs have been posted in the affected area and human contact with standing water...
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UPDATE: Police Make Two Arrests in Shooting Death of Toddler and Wounding of Mother

UPDATE: Police Make Two Arrests in Shooting Death of Toddler and Wounding of Mother

UPDATE 2/9/2024: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a toddler in Langley Park. The suspects are 33-year-old Israel Fuentes, Jr., of Lewisdale and 28-year-old Johnny Alejandro Turcios of Lewisdale. They are charged in connection with the murder of two-year-old Jeremy Poou-Caceres of the...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Goes Airborne in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Goes Airborne in Lexington Park

On Friday, January 9, 2024, at approximately 2:18 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Critter Lane and Hall Lane for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with the elderly female operator...
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Maryland Enacts Striped Bass Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for the Spawning Population

Maryland Enacts Striped Bass Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for the Spawning Population

Striped bass emergency regulations submitted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to bolster the species’ spawning population were approved today by the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, and are effective immediately. The emergency regulations extend periods of closure to recreational striped bass fishing in the Maryland portion of the...
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UPDATE: D.C Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Involvement in Dunkirk Bank Robbery, High Speed Chase and Serious Crash

UPDATE: D.C Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Involvement in Dunkirk Bank Robbery, High Speed Chase and Serious Crash

UPDATE 2/9/2024: On February 8, 2024, Jemel Anthony Brown, 32 of Washington, DC, was sentenced to 32 years of active incarceration to be served at the Department of Corrections for his role in the May 2023 robbery of the M&T Bank in Dunkirk. The sentence was imposed by Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark...
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Calvert County to Host a Day of Support and Services at Community Resource Fair

Calvert County to Host a Day of Support and Services at Community Resource Fair

Calvert County will host a Community Resource Fair for community members who need supportive services to connect with multiple services and resources in one day, at one place. The event will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, located at...
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Donate Pieces of Local History During “Community Day” at St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

Donate Pieces of Local History During “Community Day” at St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a museum exhibit? The St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point will host “Community Day” on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event allows the public to get involved with the planning of...
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Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Presents $275,000 Check to County Commissioners for The Barns at New Market Capacity Enhancement Project

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Presents $275,000 Check to County Commissioners for The Barns at New Market Capacity Enhancement Project

On January 23, 2024, The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland was pleased to present a check for $275,000 to St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners for The Barns at New Market Capacity Enhancement Project. The Barns at New Market Capacity Enhancement is one of seven St Mary’s County projects that were approved for funding...
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Historic St. Mary’s City to Host Wedding Expo Sunday, February 25, 2024

Historic St. Mary’s City to Host Wedding Expo Sunday, February 25, 2024

Historic St. Mary’s City is excited to announce they will be hosting the annual Wedding Expo on Sunday, February 25, 2024. The Expo will feature an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help prospective brides or grooms find the perfect outfit, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more! Whether...
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3 New Dog Parks Coming to St. Mary’s County, Along With Improvements Coming to Lancaster Park

3 New Dog Parks Coming to St. Mary’s County, Along With Improvements Coming to Lancaster Park

Dogs Have Spoken! The St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks announced that Spring of 2024 is going to the dogs with three (3) new Dog Parks across St. Mary’s County. Total project estimated at $475,000 (of which $427,500 from Maryland DNR grant funding) is scheduled to be completed by late Spring. Fifth District Park...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Offers Grants for Invasive Fish Removal

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Offers Grants for Invasive Fish Removal

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for invasive fish control grants of up to $5,000. This grant program seeks to support effective ways to remove invasive fish, particularly blue catfish and Northern snakeheads, from Maryland waters and identify sustained beneficial uses of caught fish. The application deadline is April...
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Sustainment Group Master Chief Named NAVAIR Mentor of the Year for HQ and PEO

Sustainment Group Master Chief Named NAVAIR Mentor of the Year for HQ and PEO

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD: Mentoring is a symbiotic and dynamic relationship, providing mutually advantageous professional and personal advantages to both parties, according to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Sustainment Group Senior Enlisted Leader Master Chief Timothy Hucko. Hucko was named as the NAVAIR Mentor of the Year for Headquarters and Program...
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