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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 2, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 2, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County hosted a joint meeting with the St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission Tuesday, Nov.2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building. The joint meeting agenda included briefs from the Department of Public Works & Transportation, the MetCom Chief Engineer, the County Financial Officer, the County Administrator and the MetCom Executive Director. Following...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages Five & Older

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages Five & Older

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has updated the eligibility criteria for local COVID-19 vaccine clinics to include children ages 5 through 11 years of age in accordance with updated authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5...
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Letter to the Editor: 23rd Annual Relay For Life Thank You!

Letter to the Editor: 23rd Annual Relay For Life Thank You!

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 2021 To the Editor; On behalf of the Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the community for your support of the 23rd annual Relay For Life that was held at Historic St. Mary’s City on October 3, 2021. The...
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Calvert Library Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, October 30, 2021

Calvert Library Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, October 30, 2021

A member of Calvert Library Southern Branch staff has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The staff member worked in the public space on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. The staff member worked with the public following library COVID-protocol; had no close contact with customers, maintained 6 feet of social...
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Employee Receives Top Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Employee Receives Top Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) Chief Learning Officer Stuart White was recently honored with a Marine Corps Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service for his outstanding support to the fleet. White received the award for demonstrating continued excellence as Deputy Director, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG), Marine Air Ground...
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Pax River Gates 2 and 3, Pass and ID Parking Lot Closed for Repairs Beginning Thursday, November 11, 2021

Pax River Gates 2 and 3, Pass and ID Parking Lot Closed for Repairs Beginning Thursday, November 11, 2021

NAS Patuxent River is scheduled to close NAS Patuxent River Gates 2 and 3 from Thursday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 for minor construction to the road surfaces at those gates. Gates 2 and 3 are scheduled to reopen for normal traffic beginning Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. The NAS Patuxent River Gate...
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Waldorf Winner Jumps Out of His Shoes over $50,247 Racetrax Win

Waldorf Winner Jumps Out of His Shoes over $50,247 Racetrax Win

Lucky Kenneth Hill of Waldorf won his biggest Racetrax prize ever with a Superfecta bet. Good deed leads to lucky purchase for retiree A Charles County man does more than just shop for groceries and buy Lottery games at Foods In located in Waldorf. Kenneth Hill, nicknamed “All N Ken Hill,” is such a regular at...
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Calvert County Parks & Recreation to Offer Sensational Seasonal Events

Calvert County Parks & Recreation to Offer Sensational Seasonal Events

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation is offering festive events for residents to make the holiday season merry and bright. Join in the Jingle Bell Jamboree on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, from 3-6 p.m. at King Memorial Park, located at 65 Church St. in Prince Frederick. Get in the spirit with fun...
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Suspect Arrested in Washington D.C., After Fatally Shooting Security Guard at Event in Lanham

Suspect Arrested in Washington D.C., After Fatally Shooting Security Guard at Event in Lanham

The Homicide Unit arrested a man for a recent fatal shooting in Lanham. The suspect is 32-year-old Damon Sams of Washington, DC. He’s charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Phillip Brown of Bowie. On October 30, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 9800 block of Good Luck Road for a report...
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Youth, Veteran, and Military Waterfowl Hunt Set for 2021-22 on Nov. 6, 2021 and Feb. 5, 2022

Youth, Veteran, and Military Waterfowl Hunt Set for 2021-22 on Nov. 6, 2021 and Feb. 5, 2022

Maryland’s youth hunters, veterans, and military personnel are once again afforded the opportunity to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting on two special hunt days: Nov. 6, 2021 and Feb. 5, 2022.  “Maryland is pleased to offer this special hunting opportunity,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “This gives these three groups...
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Nationwide Breakfast Food Supply Chain Issues Affect Charles County Public Schools

Nationwide Breakfast Food Supply Chain Issues Affect Charles County Public Schools

Nationwide supply chain and transportation issues are affecting the meal distribution of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). Beginning November 15, 2021, CCPS is planning to switch to offering cold breakfast options only. The temporary change is a reflection of the nationwide supply chain issue of food products and supplies which includes hot breakfast food...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Reported Structure Fire in California, No Injuries

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Reported Structure Fire in California, No Injuries

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at approximately 9:14 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Hollywood, NAS Patuxent River, and Leonardtown responded to the 45000 block of Barefoot Drive in California, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2-story residence with smoke showing. Upon further investigation, firefighters located a malfunctioning...
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Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects After Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Wawa

Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects After Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the individuals pictured regarding an assault investigation. On Sunday, October 17, 2021, deputies responded to the Mechanicsville Wawa store for the reported fight involving shots fired. Both individuals fled the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Witnesses reported firearms were displayed...
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Detectives Arrest 25-Year-Old Man After Fatally Stabbing His Brother in Springdale

Detectives Arrest 25-Year-Old Man After Fatally Stabbing His Brother in Springdale

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a domestic-related fatal stabbing on Saturday. The suspect is 25-year-old Deven Prather of Springdale. He is charged with fatally stabbing his brother, 29-year-old Darius Prather of Springdale. On Saturday, October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the...
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AUDIO: Woman Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Dog Attack in Helen

AUDIO: Woman Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Dog Attack in Helen

On Monday, November 1, 2021, at approximately 1:35 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 38000 block of Jacqueline Street in Mechanicsville, for the reported animal attack. The 911 caller reported her dog attacked her, and advised her arm was “hanging on by a thread, and she could see the bone”. Crews...
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Police Ask Citizens to Use Caution, Expect Heavy Horse-and-Buggy Traffic in Loveville This Week

Police Ask Citizens to Use Caution, Expect Heavy Horse-and-Buggy Traffic in Loveville This Week

Motorists should expect delays and heavy horse-and-buggy volume on November 1, 2021, and Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in the Loveville area along Point Lookout Road (Route 5) as the community pays its respects to Henry Stauffer, who was killed in a vehicular collision last week. Private viewing services for Mr. Stauffer are being held...
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Prince George’s County Man Facing Federal Charges for Production of Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Facing Federal Charges for Production of Child Pornography

A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Eladio Alfaro Sarmiento, age 55, of New Carrollton, Maryland, for production of child pornography involving two victims under the age of three.  The criminal complaint was filed on September 23, 2021, and unsealed upon the defendant’s initial appearance. The federal charge was announced by United States...
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Outdoors Maryland Set to Return for its 33rd Season on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Outdoors Maryland Set to Return for its 33rd Season on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) award-winning original series Outdoors Maryland returns for its 33rd season on Tuesday, November 9 with four new half-hour episodes airing throughout the month. Produced in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Outdoors Maryland presents thought-provoking stories that capture the state’s beauty as well as its diverse collection of ecosystems, people, and places. Outdoors...
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Baltimore City and Prince George’s County State’s Attorneys Offices Publish ‘Do Not Call’ Lists of Police Officers

Baltimore City and Prince George’s County State’s Attorneys Offices Publish ‘Do Not Call’ Lists of Police Officers

Baltimore, MD (October 29, 2021) — The Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy published their offices’ ‘Do Not Call’ lists. The Do Not Call list includes those police officers who have engaged in conduct that renders their potential testimony unreliable or non-credible. The State’s Attorney’s Offices...
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United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Arson of Residence in Lexington Park

Maryland State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Arson of Residence in Lexington Park

On Monday, November 1, 2021, at approximately 1:35 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 20900 block of Coronet Place and Sorrel Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported arson attempt. Firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to the scene and found nothing evident from the two-story single family residence. Upon...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Armed Robbery and Assault in Calvert

Maryland State Police Investigating Armed Robbery and Assault in Calvert

The Maryland State Police are on the lookout for two masked men who committed an armed robbery and assault in Calvert County this morning. The armed robbery and assault took place Sunday, October 31, 2021, shortly before 6:00 a.m., at a convenience store/gas station in the 100 block of Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings,...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Re-Stock Southern Maryland Waterways with Over 5,000 Trout

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Re-Stock Southern Maryland Waterways with Over 5,000 Trout

On October 28, 2021, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources stocked two ponds in Calvert and two ponds, one lake in Charles County with 2,200 trout. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and staff safety protocols, scheduled stocking and allotments may be altered this year. The annual stocking will be completed in three bursts: preseason (January...
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Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Welcomes George Kandathil as the Infrastructure and Planning Coordinator

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Welcomes George Kandathil as the Infrastructure and Planning Coordinator

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) recently welcomed George Kandathil as the Infrastructure and Planning Coordinator. Kandathil’s breadth of expertise and educational achievements position him for success in this new endeavor. In this newly-created position, Kandathil will spearhead planning initiatives developed in response to regional demand. He will manage targeted programs and analyze...
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Calvert Marine Museum Find Local Fossils That Retell Interaction Between Prehistoric Shark and Baleen Whale

Calvert Marine Museum Find Local Fossils That Retell Interaction Between Prehistoric Shark and Baleen Whale

Locally found fossils tell an incredible story of interaction between a prehistoric shark and whale. In a recently published paper in the French paleontological journal, Carnets de Geologie, Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) paleontologists describe a 12-15 million-year-old Miocene baleen whale radius (one of the flipper bones) that was bitten repeatedly by a prehistoric shark...
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