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Ruth Charlotte Grinder, 86

Ruth Charlotte Grinder, 86

Ruth Charlotte Grinder, 86, of Waldorf, MD passed away at University of Maryland Charles Regional Center in La Plata, MD on January 27, 2017. Ruth was born on August 25, 1930 to the late Ernest Russell Caynor and the late Mary Charlotte Whitefort. Ruth worked at the IGA in Waldorf before concentrating on raising...
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Kerry Eugene Staats, 51

Kerry Eugene Staats, 51

Kerry Eugene Staats, 51, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on January 26, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 13, 1965 in Springfield, IL to Elsie Imogene Staats of Springfield, IL and the late John Keith Staats. During his life, Kerry ran 63,206 miles, including 147...
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“Charlotte” Frances Charlene Mangum, 58

“Charlotte” Frances Charlene Mangum, 58

“Charlotte” Frances Charlene Mangum, 58, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on January 26, 2017 in Mechanicsville, MD. Born on January 23, 1959 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Tippett and the late Geneva Kidwell Tippett. Charlotte was a business owner and enjoyed cooking, music, dancing, family gatherings, the beach and...
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Marston Edward Husmann, (Mark), 87

Marston Edward Husmann, (Mark), 87

Marston Edward Husmann, (Mark), age 87, of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Marston was raised in Backus, Minnesota by his mother Lula Husmann and stepfather Henry Husmann. He was married to Rosalie Consetta Granata for 57 years until her death in October, 2012....
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Sherman Blair “Peanut” Clevenger, 73

Sherman Blair “Peanut” Clevenger, 73

Sherman Blair “Peanut” Clevenger, 73, of Lusby, MD passed away peacefully at his home on January 25, 2017. Born on July 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Anthony Blair Clevenger and Lillian Etta Clark. On July 5, 1974, he married his devoted wife Carol E. Long Clevenger. Sherman began working at...
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Paul Spencer Starr, Sr., 85

Paul Spencer Starr, Sr., 85

Paul Spencer Starr, Sr., 85, of Lexington Park, MD passed away January 22, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born November 22, 1931 in Sanford, FL to the late William Law and Ora Kate Smith Starr. On August 4, 1951, he married his beloved wife, Revena Starr. Together they celebrated over 65...
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Robert “Bob” Franklin Warren, Jr., 77

Robert “Bob” Franklin Warren, Jr., 77

Robert “Bob” Franklin Warren, Jr., 77, of Bryantown, MD passed away January 19, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Bob was born January 16, 1940 in Washington, DC; he was the son of the late Robert Franklin Warren Sr. and Bertha Elizabeth Frank Warren. Bob had a 35 year career in the Federal government; he...
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Opal Beatrice Wine, 96

Opal Beatrice Wine, 96

Opal Beatrice Wine, 96, of Hollywood, MD passed away January 19, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD. Born March 5, 1920 in Leesburg, VA she was the daughter of Alvin Carlos Pierson and Ida Mae Maddox Pierson. She worked as a comptometer operator for Wilson Foods (Briggs Meat Co) in Landover, MD....
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David Vincent Wilkerson, 72

David Vincent Wilkerson, 72

David Vincent Wilkerson, 72, of Leonardtown, MD passed away January 17, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born February 13, 1944 in Delaware to the late Clarence and Ethel Sockriter Wilkerson. On March 3, 1973, he married his beloved wife, Elizabeth Wilkerson. Together they celebrated over 43 wonderful years of marriage. He...
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Merrill Lee Dement, Sr. 81

Merrill Lee Dement, Sr. 81

Merrill Lee Dement, Sr. 81, of California, MD passed away on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Born on November 5, 1935 in Great Mills, MD, he was the son of the late Doris Louise Pilkerton and George L. Dement. Merrill was the loving husband of Lois Ann (Potsie) Bell Dement, whom he married...
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B. Larry Jenkins

B. Larry Jenkins

B. Larry Jenkins was called to eternal life on January 19, 2017. He was born on August 17, 1938, the first of 6 children to Benjamin Joseph and Ruth deButts Jenkins in Washington, D.C. Larry’s family moved to Southern Maryland when he was six years old. He graduated from Archbishop Neale High School, attended...
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Somers teacher selected for Space Foundation liaison program

Somers teacher selected for Space Foundation liaison program

Milton M. Somers Middle School teacher David Wood developed a love for space, science and math at a young age. “I was always into space and math as a kid. I liked to use math and science to figure out connections and how things worked,” he said. Fast forward to 2017 and Wood is...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River held an emergency response exercise, Feb. 1, as part of the Navy’s Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) exercise. SC-CS17 is an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Navy installations within the continental United States. The purpose of SC-CS17 is to ensure that the Navy is ready to respond to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

A lucky 21-year-old Southern Maryland resident just claimed his second large Lottery prize in six months. He discovered his $100,000 top-prize winning Super Crossword scratch-off last week at Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park. The California, Md. man purchased some crossword-style scratch-offs and took them home to play. Once home, he scratched off...
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Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

UPDATE 2/2/17 @ 1:15 p.m.: NAS Patuxent River evacuated Building 2185 temporarily Feb. 2 as a response to a suspicious package. Following a call of a suspicious package in Building 2185 at NAS Patuxent River at shortly before 11 a.m. the building was evacuated for the safety of personnel. The package was inspected by...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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Officers Use Social Media to Track Down Suspected Deer Poachers

Officers Use Social Media to Track Down Suspected Deer Poachers

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers made four deer poaching cases and gained a conviction in recent enforcement action. Using social media, officers tracked down a convicted Carroll County deer poacher and charged him with eight new violations Friday. Tyler James Murphy, 21, of Union Bridge, posted pictures on Facebook of an antlerless deer he...
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$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

A routine trip to pick up the weekly groceries turned exciting when a Berwyn Heights resident checked his Powerball ticket. He discovered that little piece of paper in his wallet was worth a wad! The lucky man matched five of six numbers in the Jan. 25 drawing to win the game’s $50,000 prize. The...
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Know Your Role on Super Bowl Sunday

Know Your Role on Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why NHTSA is urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. NHTSA’s Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to...
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Deputies in Calvert County will be Conducting Saturation Patrols Throughout Super Bowl Weekend

Sheriff Mike Evans would like the public to know the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety of our citizens. In 2015, 10,265 people nationwide lost their lives to drunk driving crashes. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office strives to have zero traffic related deaths. Deputies will be conducting extra saturation patrols throughout...
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Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at approximately 4:30p.m. , units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Mallory Square, in Port Republic, for a report of a young child struck by a vehicle in the driveway. It was learned that...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

The State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci wants to remind all Marylanders of the importance and value of fire prevention. Nine fire deaths have been recorded during the first 30 days of the New Year. Six of these deaths involved victims under the age of 18. Two victims were over the age of 50...
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Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is pleased to announce that Retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells and Assistant Fire Chief Darren O. Ware were recognized as The Knights of Columbus “Career Fire Fighter of the Year.” The award presentation was made on Saturday, January 28th, at the Knights of Columbus...
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