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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in Charlotte Hall

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in Charlotte Hall

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, at 12:25 pm, the victim unknowingly dropped a pocketbook on the sidewalk in front of Fred’s Liquors in Charlotte Hall. The pictured male exited the store, picked up the pocketbook and...
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St. Mary’s County Man Found Guilty on Six Counts of Rape, Sex Offense and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

St. Mary’s County Man Found Guilty on Six Counts of Rape, Sex Offense and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

UPDATE 1/10/2023: St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Defendant Brian S. Spicuzza, 48, of Leonardtown, MD, guilty of all six charged counts. Spicuzza was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of rape second degree, and sexual offense in the third degree,...
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Ashley Sowls Appointed as the First African American Prosecutor for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Ashley Sowls Appointed as the First African American Prosecutor for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Ashley Sowls was appointed and sworn in as the first African American prosecutor for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Sowls, a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C. is an experienced prosecutor specializing in special victims’ cases, previously prosecuting in Charles, Calvert and Prince George’s counties. When announcing...
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PG County Man Wanted for 2021 Domestic-Related Fatal Shooting Taken into Custody in Florida

PG County Man Wanted for 2021 Domestic-Related Fatal Shooting Taken into Custody in Florida

The suspect wanted in connection with a December 2021 fatal shooting in Camp Springs is in custody. He’s 44-year-old Kevin Lorenzo Jackson of Suitland. He’s charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 51-year-old Kimberly Page of Capitol Heights. On December 17, 2021, at approximately 10:45 pm, officers responded to the 5000 block of Leah...
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Charles County Public Schools Moving Forward with Focus on Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency

Charles County Public Schools Moving Forward with Focus on Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., has recently addressed a few incidents in which either staff or students demonstrated hate/discriminatory speech. As previously noted in her letter to the community in December, the school system has prioritized its focus on ensuring these types of incidents are both addressed...
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Governor Hogan Announces Final Judicial Appointments

Governor Hogan Announces Final Judicial Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the final judicial appointments of his administration: Darren Sebastian Johnson, the first Hispanic to serve on the Prince George’s County Circuit Court Stenise Lanez Rolle, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Llamilet Gutierrez, the first Hispanic to serve on the Prince George’s County District Court In total, Governor Hogan has...
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No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys Home in Abell, State Fire Marshal Investigating

No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys Home in Abell, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, at approximately 9:39 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District and Valley Lee responded to 38730 Dickerson Road in Abell, for the reported house on fire. Seventh District VFD Chief 5 arrived and located a single story home with fire showing from multiple sides of the...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Meet with Regional Leaders, Study the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

Leadership Southern Maryland Meet with Regional Leaders, Study the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program met with state and regional educational leaders to unpack the implications of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act, legislation passed in 2021 to enhance Maryland’s public school system. The meetings were held at the Prince Frederick campus of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). After learning the...
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Calvert County Man Wins $50,000 on Quick-Pick Powerball

Calvert County  Man Wins $50,000 on Quick-Pick Powerball

Buying gas, a cup of coffee and Lottery tickets at his favorite retailers is a nice routine that a Calvert County Lottery player has followed for decades. An admitted jackpot chaser, he favors the Powerball, Mega Millions and Multi-Match games, and until recently his biggest prize had been $1,500. But that all changed in...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Credits Late Brother with $50,000 Scratch-Off Win

St. Mary’s County Woman Credits Late Brother with $50,000 Scratch-Off Win

Lucky lost penny reveals prize on Money Rush game A St. Mary’s County resident is such a happy winner she gave herself that nickname after claiming a $50,000 scratch-off prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “Happy Winner” credits her Lottery luck to her late brother and a newfound penny used to scratch-off the Money...
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UPDATE 1/18/2023: Criminal Indictment Filed Against Prince George’s County Man Who Shot Calvert Deputy

UPDATE 1/18/2023: Criminal Indictment Filed Against Prince George’s County Man Who Shot Calvert Deputy

1/18/2023: A criminal indictment was filed today, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 against Brandon Alexander Turner, age 21 of Greenbelt, MD. Turner is facing the current charges. Three counts of Attempted Murder – First Degree Three counts of Attempted Murder – Second Degree Three counts of Assault First Degree Two counts of Assault Second Degree...
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Dennis D’Andre Murray, 58

Dennis D’Andre Murray, 58

Dennis D’Andre Murray, 58 of Great Mills, MD, transitioned from this life into eternal rest on January 5, 2023. Family and friends will unite on Friday, January 20, 2023 for visitation from 9:30 a.m., to 11:00 a.m.; service to begin at 11:00 a.m., at First Missionary Baptist Church, 46370 Pegg Lane, Lexington Park, MD...
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Police Seeking Identity of Package Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

Police Seeking Identity of Package Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at 8:38 am, the suspect removed two Amazon packages that were delivered to a home in Lexington Park. The suspect was last seen on foot, talking toward Hermanville Road. Anyone with...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Recover a Pound of Marijuana and Loaded Guns During Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Recover a Pound of Marijuana and Loaded Guns During Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On January 1, 2023, at 10:58 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of Smallwood Drive at Palmer Place for a traffic violation. The officer detected the odor of marijuana, and further investigation revealed that the driver and passenger were in possession of approximately one...
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Maryland Board of Public Works Approves New Stadium Lease Agreement for M&T Bank Stadium Between Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore Ravens

Maryland Board of Public Works Approves New Stadium Lease Agreement for M&T Bank Stadium Between Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore Ravens

The Maryland Board of Public Works today unanimously approved a new stadium lease agreement between the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) and the Baltimore Ravens that extends the team’s commitment to remain in Baltimore and support investment in M&T Bank Stadium through the end of the 2037 NFL season, with two five-year options to extend. “This...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions from HPCON Alpha to Bravo on January 4, 2023 Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases

NAS Patuxent River Transitions from HPCON Alpha to Bravo on January 4, 2023 Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases

NAS Patuxent River transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha to HPCON Bravo Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 HPCON B requires HPCON A Measures, plus: Less than 80% of normal occupancy in the workplace Permit liberal telework where possible, especially for individuals who self-identify as immunocompromised or being at high risk for severe disease Consider...
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Anne Arundel County Police Accountability Board Releases First Annual Report

Anne Arundel County Police Accountability Board Releases First Annual Report

Annapolis, MD (January 4, 2022) – The Anne Arundel County Police Accountability Board (PAB) released its first annual report outlining the status of complaints and recommendations to improve the complaint process. “We were fortunate to engage a group of diverse stakeholders throughout the PAB recruitment and policy design process,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “I want...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life for First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life for First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE 1/4/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Mikayle Tahed Qawwee, 21, to life in prison for the First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a...
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Application Open for Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant

Application Open for Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development is now accepting applications for the Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant. The Small Business Assistance Grant Fund was established to provide financial assistance that will help local small business owners grow and strengthen their existing businesses. Interested business owners must request an application by visiting www.ChooseCalvert.com/Grant. Applications...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Provides Safe Exchange Parking at its Stations

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Provides Safe Exchange Parking at its Stations

Under video surveillance by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Safe Exchange locations are marked by posted signs for child custody exchanges, in-person transactions, meeting with a buyer or a seller for online transactions, or any other reason to meet publicly. The Sheriff’s Office provides Safe Exchange parking at each of its district...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Partners with Cecil College for New Chemistry and Biochemistry Articulation Agreements

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Partners with Cecil College for New Chemistry and Biochemistry Articulation Agreements

Students from Cecil College now can easily transfer into St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s chemistry and biochemistry majors with the signing of two new articulation agreements. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer led the development of these agreements, which lay out the sequence of courses required at both institutions to allow transfer students...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Corrections Officer Whitley on His Way to Doctorate Degree

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Corrections Officer Whitley on His Way to Doctorate Degree

Working at a detention center is one of the most challenging jobs in the public safety industry. Working nights, holidays and weekends, corrections employees often have to deal with a great deal of stress throughout the workday. At times, inmates may become violent and unpredictable. Employees work in tight spaces and are often required...
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Four Seniors Represent Charles County Public Schools in 2022-2023 Maryland Student Page Program

Four Seniors Represent Charles County Public Schools in 2022-2023 Maryland Student Page Program

Four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seniors are representing the school system this year in the Maryland General Assembly’s Student Page Program. They are seniors Jordyn Davis, Gabrielle Moore, Madeleine Schmidt and Vernon Stover. Each of this year’s selected participants are leaders among CCPS students in the areas of academics, student government, athletics and...
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Big Winners Throughout Southern Maryland to End 2022 and Bring in the New Year

Big Winners Throughout Southern Maryland to End 2022 and Bring in the New Year

January 3, 2023, Players across Maryland won more than $32.2 million during week ending Jan. 1 A $1 million scratch-off winner in Severn and a Multi-Match jackpot-winning ticket worth $690,000 sold in Landover were the biggest Maryland Lottery prizes of the week. Meanwhile, another five players landed prizes of $100,000 on tickets sold in...
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U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen Sworn in for Second Term

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen Sworn in for Second Term

January 3, 2023, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his swearing in for a second term to serve the people of Maryland in the United States Senate. “I am honored to serve the people of Maryland in the United States Senate and grateful for their vote of confidence to...
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