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Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Student Charged for Marijuana Possession

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Student Charged for Marijuana Possession

On Monday, October 31, 2022, just after 1:30 p.m., an administrator at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School was notified that a student smelled like marijuana. The administrator made contact with the student, and upon further investigation the student was found to be in possession of marijuana, a lighter, and a 40-caliber bullet. The student was...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Thomas Joseph Hemmer, age 54 of Huntingtown

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Thomas Joseph Hemmer, age 54 of Huntingtown

Detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are searching for missing person, Thomas Joseph Hemmer, age 54. Hemmer is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 170 lbs., brown hair (possibly shaved head) and green eyes. Hemmer was last seen on Oct. 31, 2022, in the Huntingtown, MD area wearing...
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Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Preparedness Efforts to Address lncrease in RSV and Potential COVID-19 and Flu Surges

Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Preparedness Efforts to Address lncrease in RSV and Potential COVID-19 and Flu Surges

As hospitals in the region and across the country experience an increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) admissions, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of new mitigation actions, along with preparedness efforts for potential fall and winter COVID-19 and flu surges in Maryland. “After meeting with our multi-agency public health task force yesterday...
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Maryland Powerball Rolls to Estimated $1 Billion; One $1 Million Ticket Sold in Prince George’s County

Maryland Powerball Rolls to Estimated $1 Billion; One $1 Million Ticket Sold in Prince George’s County

Three Maryland tickets also win $50,000 third-tier prizes Powerball continued its spooktacular roll Saturday night, creating new millionaires around the country including one lucky player in Maryland. While ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses take to the streets tonight to collect candy galore, jackpot chasers are hoping to collect the estimated $1 billion up for...
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CSM Graduate Cedrick Hawkins Finds Success as Author, Podcaster and Elementary School Teacher.

CSM Graduate Cedrick Hawkins Finds Success as Author, Podcaster and Elementary School Teacher.

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) alum Cedrick Hawkins, ’20, is chasing his dream of becoming an elementary school teacher, author, and polished podcaster – professions and callings he said he didn’t even know he had until he attended his first semester as a CSM student. Hawkins shared that when he first came to CSM...
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DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States. Since August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 26 states. Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported, One Occupant Displaced

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported, One Occupant Displaced

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, at approximately 6:23 p.m., firefighters from St. Mary’s and Charles County respinded to 39545 Mason Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. The 911 caller reported fire in an upstairs bedroom. 22 volunteer firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene to...
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Honoring Our Nation’s First Responders on National First Responders Day, Friday, October 28, 2022

Honoring Our Nation’s First Responders on National First Responders Day, Friday, October 28, 2022

On October 28, we recognize their sacrifices and contributions on Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day. First responders do a demanding job that requires personal sacrifice, bravery, and heroism. They need reliable, secure communications with devices and apps designed for the work they do. To all the people who selflessly serve as first responders...
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St. Mary’s County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaway Events – 2022

St. Mary’s County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaway Events – 2022

2022 St. Mary’s County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaways! Calvert events can be found here, along with Charles County events here! Sweet Blue Smoke Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 28, from 4:30 p.m., till dusk, located at 21030 Point Lookout Road, Suite 102 in Callaway – Vendors, raffle, games, Koz’s creamery,...
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Calvert County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaway Events

Calvert County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaway Events

2022 Calvert County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaways! St. Mary’s County events can be found here, along with Charles County events here! 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat presented by Prince Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge on Friday, October 28, from 5:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., located at 265 Solomons Island Road S in...
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Charles County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaway Events – 2022

Charles County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaway Events – 2022

2022 Charles County Trunk or Treat and Safe Candy Giveaways! St. Mary’s County events can be found here, along with Calvert County events here! Connect Church Trunk or Treat with Maryland State Police as Guests on Friday, October 28, from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., located at 19 Irongate Drive in Waldorf – This...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

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

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at 10:06 a.m., the suspect entered the Big Lots store in Lexington Park, gathered up merchandise and left the store without paying for the items. The suspect is believed to be...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

On October 27, 2022 at approximately 2:02 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Marshall Corner Road and Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a serious crash involving a school bus. Upon arrival, officers discovered the bus was occupied by seven students in addition to...
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Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce $700,000 to Help Charles County Residents Recover from Substance Abuse

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce $700,000 to Help Charles County Residents Recover from Substance Abuse

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $700,000 for Charles County to establish an Adult Drug Court. This federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Adult Drug Court grant program will enable the County to create a coordinated, multi-system approach to help individuals with...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Man After Swinging Baseball Bat at Walmart Employees While Shoplifting

Police in Calvert County Arrest Man After Swinging Baseball Bat at Walmart Employees While Shoplifting

On October 23, 2022, Deputy Dawson deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart located at 150 N. Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick, for the report of a subject with a knife and attempted theft. Preliminary investigation revealed Ronald Russey-Thyes, 23 of no fixed address, was observed unboxing an air...
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MDOT Stresses the Importance of Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists Working Together to Stay Safe this Halloween Weekend

MDOT Stresses the Importance of Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists Working Together to Stay Safe this Halloween Weekend

Many people love a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to traffic safety. The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and the MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are partnering to remind motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists to look out for one another and travel safely...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Man Sunderland for Trespassing

Police in Calvert County Arrest Man Sunderland for Trespassing

On October 17, 2022, Deputy R. Jones of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Solomons Island Road and Sunderland Drive in Sunderland, for the report of a disorderly subject. The complainant advised a black male approximately 60-years-old was staggering and walking in the roadway. Deputy Jones observed a subject matching...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man Who Stole Traffic Cones

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man Who Stole Traffic Cones

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the man pictured in a theft investigation. On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 12:02 am, the suspect took five traffic cones from the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Health Hub on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. The suspect was operating an older...
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Charles County Government November 2022 Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government November 2022 Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of November. All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville are closed. All school-based community centers,...
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Charles County Retains AAA Bond Rating Due to Fiscal Discipline

Charles County Retains AAA Bond Rating Due to Fiscal Discipline

Charles County announces that all three major national bond rating agencies: Fitch Ratings, S&P Global Ratings, and Moody’s Investor’s Service, have reaffirmed the county’s AAA bond rating. Bond rating experts met with county leaders to review the health and stability of the county based on budget management, external audits, financial management, and economic development....
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Maryland Delivers $27 Million in Rural Legacy Program Grants

Maryland Delivers $27 Million in Rural Legacy Program Grants

The Board of Public Works on October 12, 2022, unanimously approved more than $27.1 million in Rural Legacy Program grants for conservation easement acquisitions, reflecting the highest annual amount appropriated since 2002. Funding from these grants will permanently protect 7,100 acres of working farms, forests, open space, shorelines, and wetlands — plus cultural and...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 25, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 25, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners hosted a Public Hearing to receive comments on proposed Ethics Ordinance revisions requested by the County Attorney’s Office. Following the Public...
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Noise Advisory – Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 2022

Noise Advisory – Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 2022

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place Oct. 24, 2022 – Nov. 11, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land...
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Charles County Officers Take Part in Regional Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep

Charles County Officers Take Part in Regional Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Domestic Violence Unit and Fugitive/Warrant Unit took part in the 19th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. During the operation, officers attempted to serve criminal arrest warrants relating to domestic violence and or child support throughout the region. Four warrants were...
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Two Teens Killed, One in Critical Condition After Head-on Collision in Anne Arundel County

Two Teens Killed, One in Critical Condition After Head-on Collision in Anne Arundel County

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Eastern District officers responded to the 4600 block of Mountain Road for a crash involving two vehicles. The investigation revealed that a 2008 Ford Focus was traveling eastbound on Mountain Road when it crossed over the double yellow line and struck a westbound 2018 Jeep...
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