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Dennis Todd Riggs, 56

Dennis Todd Riggs, 56

Dennis Todd Riggs died unexpectedly on January 12, 2017 in La Plata, MD at the age of 56. Dennis is survived by his wife, Joyce Conlon Riggs; children, Jennifer Riggs Driban and husband Nick of Baltimore, MD and Allison (Riggs) Madden and husband Daniel of New Orleans, LA; one grandchild, Caroline Driban; parents, Georganna...
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William J. Fennimore, 59

William J. Fennimore, 59

William J. Fennimore, 59, of California, MD, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Born in Trenton, NJ, he was a resident of New Egypt for many years prior to moving to California, MD in 2004.  A member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, Bill graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology and went on to...
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Laura “Laurie” Ann Grabill, 55

Laura “Laurie” Ann Grabill, 55

Laura “Laurie” Ann Grabill, 55, of Lusby, Maryland passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital after a long battle with an illness. Born in Washington, D.C. at Sibley Hospital on March 14, 1961 to Daniel and Harriet Beggarly.  Laurie grew up in Bladensburg, MD and attended Bladensburg, H.S. Laurie loved most...
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Blackjack Soars over Southern Maryland

Blackjack Soars over Southern Maryland

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Maryland, in December. Before flying at Webster Field, the system conducted testing at the manufacturer Insitu’s facility, in Boardman, Oregon, as well as at Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadrons (VMUs) on the East...
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$1.35 Million Jackpot-Winning Multi-Match Ticket Sold in Glen Burnie

$1.35 Million Jackpot-Winning Multi-Match Ticket Sold in Glen Burnie

A lucky Multi-Match player will be starting 2017 in style after purchasing a jackpot-winning ticket worth $1.35 million in Glen Burnie for the Jan. 16, 2017, drawing. The winning ticket with the numbers 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 33 was sold at the Atomoco gas station located at 7444 Furnace Branch Road in...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Thursday January 12, 2017 Governor Larry Hogan announced the 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative. The initiative introduced a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime and to stop repeat offenders. This legislation is initiated to deter sex offenders, prosecute human traffickers, support victims of crime, and toughen penalties for repeat DUI...
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Sheriff Berry Meets with Members of Inspired Millennials

Sheriff Berry Meets with Members of Inspired Millennials

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, Sheriff Berry met with members of Inspired Millennials – a local group of youth and adults seeking to build strong communities and strong leaders in Charles County. The founders of the group – Carl Barnett and his wife, Diedra Barnett – volunteer their time to mentor young adults about...
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Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Teen in Charles County

Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Teen in Charles County

UPDATE 1/13/2017: The missing person, Allissa Breann Lacey, was located unharmed in Charles County with the help of tips from the community. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks the community for their assistance. 1/12/2017: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing person, Allissa Breann Lacey. She was...
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NASA Contractor is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

NASA Contractor is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

One minute she was hungry, a Prince George’s County woman told Maryland Lottery officials, and the next minute she couldn’t imagine eating a bite. That was her reaction to discovering a $1 million scratch-off prize while waiting for her order at a restaurant. “I scratched my 100x The Cash ticket there at the table...
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Selma L. Ray, 91

Selma L. Ray, 91

Selma L. Ray, (retired nursing supervisor at Charles Regional Medical Center), 91 of Indian Head, Maryland died January 11, 2017. Friends received on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5-8PM and where Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Maryland 20646.
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Frederick K. “Fred” Sturgis, 86

Frederick K. “Fred” Sturgis, 86

Frederick K. “Fred” Sturgis, 86 of White Plains, Maryland died January 10, 2017. Fred was a Lithographic Draftsman with the Navy Hydrographic Office in Suitland, Maryland for 37 years and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of Good Shepherd UMC in Waldorf. He was an usher and...
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William Joseph Haley, Sr., 72

William Joseph Haley, Sr., 72

William Joseph Haley, Sr., age 72 of La Plata, Maryland (formerly of Capital Heights, Maryland) died January 7, 2017 at Genesis La Plata Center. William was a flooring installer with Floor Systems, based in Calvert County, for 30 years. He enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling and the Lifetime Channel. He was of the Christian...
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Frank Thomas Ricco, 80

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80

Frank Thomas Ricco, 80 of La Plata, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Frank was born in Utica, NY and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then became a bus driver for D.C. Transit for 11 years and eventually became a Capitol Police officer in 1971 where he served for 20...
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Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82

Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82

Shirley Ann Hicks-Hodges, 82 of Waldorf, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Shirley worked in Insurance Compliance with the MVA in Waldorf, Maryland. She was a past president of the Bel Alton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, was an officer with the state VFW., and was a past president of the Oxon Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary....
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Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71

Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71

Ella Marie “Nell” Schwartz, 71 of La Plata, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Nell was a bookkeeper for 22 plus years with Burger King Corporate KBJN, Inc. in Waldorf, Maryland. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was also a member of the Sodality and the church choir. She was...
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Betty Elaine Hancock, 92

Betty Elaine Hancock, 92

Betty Elaine Hancock, age 92 of Indian Head, Maryland died January 7, 2017. Friends received on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5-8PM with a Wake Service at 7PM and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11AM at St. Ignatius Chapel Point Catholic Church, 8855 Chapel...
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Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, 38

Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, 38

Jonathan Rhys Gilyeat, age 38, of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Jon was born July 27, 1978 at the British Military Hospital in Rinteln, Germany. He was in such a hurry to come into the world that he could not wait for the doctor and was delivered by his father...
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Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77

Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77

Robert “Bobby” Harper Jones, Sr, 77, passed away on January 6, 2017. He was a native of Indian Head, Maryland and a long-time resident of La Plata, Maryland. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lee (Albrittain); five children, Robb (Nicole), Sheree, Steve (Kazu), Jack (Tammy) and Stephanie (Harry Rothmann); and 13 grandchildren,...
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Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91,

Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91,

Elizabeth Hennings Bjorum, 91, of La Plata, MD passed away on January 5, 2017 at University of MD Charles Regional Medical, La Plata, MD. Elizabeth was born on April 8, 1925 in Washington, DC to the late Frederick and Virgie Anna (Burgess) Hennings. Elizabeth was a business woman having worked in sales. She was...
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Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76

Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76

Carolyn Marie Curtis, 76, of Valley Lee, MD departed this life peacefully on January 6, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born on February 25, 1940 to the late Rosie and Francis B. Cutchember. Carolyn received her formal education at St. Peter’s Claver School and Cardinal Gibbons Institute, respectively. Carolyn dedicated...
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Kateline Nickole Donelson

Kateline Nickole Donelson

Visitation: January 12, 2017 4PM-7PM Living Word Community Church 39371 Harpers Corner Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Prayers: January 12, 2017 6:30PM Living Word Community Church 39371 Harpers Corner Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Interment will be at a later date.
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Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87

Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87

Annie ‘Ann’ Ethel DeJong, 87, of Leonardtown, MD (formerly of St. Mary’s City, MD) died on January 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 8, 1930 in River Junction, FL to the late Joseph Franklin Conner and Lillie Mae Conner.  She was the ninth...
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Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92

Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92

Arthur Joseph Goelling, Jr., 92, of Hughesville, MD died on January 8, 2017, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on October 21, 1924 in Washington, DC to the late Arthur Joseph Goelling, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Spellbring Goelling. Arthur grew up in Mt. Rainier, Maryland and graduated from...
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Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81

Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81

Thomas “Tucker” McGuire Lacey, Jr.,81 of Bushwood, MD passed away on January 8, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. Born on June 19, 1935 in Leonardtown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Thomas McGuire and Margaret Mary Lacey. Tucker was the loving husband of Joan Welty Lacey whom he married...
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Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51

Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51

Donald “Don” Joseph Morgan, Jr., 51, of Avenue, MD passed on January 6, 2017 in Zion, IL. Born on January 24, 1965 in Leonardtown, MD , he was the son Jane E. Morgan and Donald J. Morgan, Sr. of Colton’s Point, MD. Don was the loving husband of Charlotte M. Morgan, whom he married...
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