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Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

The Board of Education of Charles County met Oct. 12, 2021, for its regular meeting. A complete meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at ccboe.com, and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/featured. Important meeting updates COVID-19 update Superintendent Maria Navarro and Charles County...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim’s wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards to make...
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Department of Recreation & Parks Seeking Public Input for Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

Department of Recreation & Parks Seeking Public Input for Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

The St. Mary’s County, Recreation and Parks Department is developing an updated Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP). Residents, business owners, special interest groups, and other interested parties should attend and participate in a Public Forum on this topic, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The LPPRP will examine existing...
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Calvert County Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Calvert County Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

The Calvert County Health Department has updated guidance on eligibility requirements for residents who wish to register for a booster or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Under new guidance, all citizens ages 16 or older, who have received either the initial Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations, are eligible to receive a booster dose. At...
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Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, 42, of CaliforniaUPDATE 10/14/2021: Wooldridge, now 42, is prohibited from owning or processing firearms due to a second degree murder conviction in 1997. On June 17, 1996, Jason Aaron Jensen, along with Brian Wooldridge, Jean Nance, and Rachel Whitman, met up with Adrian Pilkington, the victim, at a McDonald’s restaurant in...
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National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

The Department of Emergency Services will be hosting an online SKYWARN® – Basics training Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are interested in weather and would like to help the local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing data on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites,...
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SUBMITTED ARTICLE: How One Southern Maryland Man Turned His Life Around

SUBMITTED ARTICLE: How One Southern Maryland Man Turned His Life Around

Southern Maryland Newsnet is always looking for good news to share with our readers. The following article was submitted to us on behalf of Elijah Holmes Sr., and we were asked to pass it along to our readers and deliver his message that consistency is key, he turned my life around and so could...
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Prince George’s County Police Chief Announces New Assistant Chief

Prince George’s County Police Chief Announces New Assistant Chief

Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz announced that Chief Vernon Hale III of Galveston, Texas will be the new Assistant Chief of Police for the Prince George’s County Police Department. “After working with Chief Hale for 26 years in Dallas before his departure to the City of Galveston, I am looking forward to...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for August 2021

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for August 2021

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper Cole Riggs as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Months for August 2021. Tpr. Riggs continues to demonstrate a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He is consistently conscientious in the performance of his duties and is...
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Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On October 8 at 11:11 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a a Mercedes sedan in the area of Gallery Place. Upon approaching the car, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. The driver and passenger exited the car at which time officers observed a handgun in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Long Lane and Surfside Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. While responding to the area, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office came across a black Ford sedan abandoned in the...
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Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Finale with The Amish Outlaws on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Finale with The Amish Outlaws on Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Summer of Music in Leonardtown comes to an exciting conclusion when the Amish Outlaws perform in Leonardtown Square for the first time on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Concert time is from 3:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m. The Amish Outlaws, a dynamic cover band from Amish country, is one of the most popular bands...
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Atypical Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in St. Mary’s County

Atypical Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is issuing this local public health advisory about unusually increased respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity across the state of Maryland. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms and most people recover on their own within a week or two. However, RSV can be...
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Tomlinson Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blain Tomlinson to Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Since Tomlinson learned of PHWFF and its mission to assist in the healing of our disabled veterans and service members, he has taken every opportunity to help in supporting PHWFF’s disabled...
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Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is now investigating a crash that occurred in late June in Accokeek. A driver involved in the crash, 65-year-old Thomas Ridley of Fort Washington, has died of his injuries. On June 24, 2021, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Berry Road and Bealle Hill...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills – Shooter at Large

UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills – Shooter at Large

UPDATE 10/12/2021 @ 11:40 p.m.: On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, Deandre Marquise Robinson, age 30 of Bowie, was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting that occurred last month. On Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, Deputies arrived on scene and located Donald Levi Warrick, age 33 of Lexington Park, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds....
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Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, October 7, 2021, charging four men with taking part in a drug trafficking conspiracy, including two who were charged with conspiring to rob pharmacies and unlawful possession of a machine gun. The indictment was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Executes Search Warrant and Arrests Lexington Park Man for Drug Distribution

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Executes Search Warrant and Arrests Lexington Park Man for Drug Distribution

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team (EST) and the Lexington Park COPs Unit, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 21900 block of Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park. Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington...
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Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Curry released the following message. “For Tuesday, October 12, 2021, we do not know if all buses will have drivers for the morning and afternoon routes. On Monday, October 11, 2021, there were 22 busses that did not run, and 8 schools that were impacted by absent drivers....
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Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

The Maryland Natural Resources Police held its annual award ceremony at Sandy Point State Park Oct. 2 to recognize contributions to conservation law enforcement made by officers in the year 2020. During a year that presented many challenges and difficulties, NRP officers remained steadfast and more committed than ever to protect their community, wildlife, and natural resources.  The ceremony began...
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Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested in Jefferson County, West Virginia, by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on Saturday, Oct. 9. They will have their initial appearances on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. For almost a year, Jonathan Toebbe, 42, aided...
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Police Arrest and Charge Suspect After Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights

Police Arrest and Charge Suspect After Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged the suspect who shot and killed two employees at the Gateway Village senior living community in the town of Capitol Heights on Friday. The suspect is 63-year-old Roy Garnell Batson of Capitol Heights. Batson lived at the complex. He is accused of fatally shooting 46-year-old...
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Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Superintended Daniel D. Curry released the following email on Sunday, October 10, 2021. “Parents and guardians: We have been advised that there will be a number of bus drivers who will call out sick tomorrow in an effort to draw attention to their challenges with pay and benefits. We want...
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Two Transported to Hospital After Wrong Way Driver Causes Head-on Collision in California

Two Transported to Hospital After Wrong Way Driver Causes Head-on Collision in California

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at approximately 1:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and By The Mill Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision in the...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 12 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at today’s board meeting. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,483 acres of prime farmland in Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $5.3 million in state and...
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