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Justice Department Awards More Than $37 Million to Support Innovations in Policing

Justice Department Awards More Than $37 Million to Support Innovations in Policing

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $37 million to support evidence-based law enforcement strategies designed to build trust with communities and improve public safety. The grants, made by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), will support partnerships between researchers and...
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Justice Department Awards $34 Million to Support Community Crisis Response

Justice Department Awards $34 Million to Support Community Crisis Response

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling $34 million to help communities address crises involving homelessness, mental health and substance use disorders, and other public health and public safety emergencies. The grants, made by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), will support...
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RESISTING ARREST VIDEO: Wanted Career Criminal Arrested at Target Again for Theft, Property Destruction, and Other Charges

RESISTING ARREST VIDEO: Wanted Career Criminal Arrested at Target Again for Theft, Property Destruction, and Other Charges

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, at approximately 5:19 p.m., police responded to the Target located at 45155 First Colony Way in California, for the reported attempted theft/theft in progress. The 911 caller identified Guy Butler by name and said he was armed with a knife and was actively cutting security wires off of multiple...
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Police Investigating Single Vehicle Hit and Run in California, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Single Vehicle Hit and Run in California, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, December 24, 2021, at approximately 2:33 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Westmeath Way and FDR Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility pole with...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Juvenile on Gun Charges – Charge Him as Adult

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Juvenile on Gun Charges – Charge Him as Adult

On December 22, 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and Emergency Services Team (EST), executed a search and seizure warrant in the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Located on scene was a male juvenile, age 17 of Lexington...
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Ordinance to Amend the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for Two New Uses of Solar, Major and Minor

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Ordinance to Amend the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for Two New Uses of Solar, Major and Minor

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 9 a.m. in the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, to consider public input on a proposed ordinance to amend the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for two new uses of Solar, Major and Solar, Minor. The...
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NOTICE: St. Mary’s County Health Department – Due to High Demand for COVID Testing, Appointments Are Now Required

NOTICE: St. Mary’s County Health Department – Due to High Demand for COVID Testing, Appointments Are Now Required

NOTICE: Due to high demand, appointments will be required for COVID-19 testing at SMCHD sites. Appointments can be made online at smchd.org/covid-19-testing or by calling the COVID-19 Community Hotline at (301) 475-4330. Please note: wait times may be longer than usual, even with an appointment due to the high volume of patients receiving care....
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Reward Offered – Police Investigating Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting in Temple Hills After Possible Road Rage Incident

Reward Offered – Police Investigating Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting in Temple Hills After Possible Road Rage Incident

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are urging anyone who has information on a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve in Temple Hills to please come forward. Investigators are working to determine who shot and killed 30-year-old Danny Kelly Jr. of Clinton. He and his family were heading to a holiday dinner at the time of...
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Police Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect Pictured at Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

Police Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect Pictured at Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a vandalism investigation. Between Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 3:40 a.m., the suspect vandalized the victim’s car in the parking lot of the Green Door Tavern in Park Hall. The suspect...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Chief/Past President Roland “Sonny” Brady

Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Chief/Past President Roland “Sonny” Brady

It is with deep regret that the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad announces the passing of Charter Member, Past Chief, Past President, Past Vice President, and BOD Member Roland “Sonny” Brady. Sonny’s loss to the department and the community will be deeply felt. Sonny served the community for over 56 years. He was a...
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Charles County Firefighters Respond to Two Early Morning Christmas Eve Fires, No Injuries Reported

Charles County Firefighters Respond to Two Early Morning Christmas Eve Fires, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, December 24, 2021, at approximately 12:39 a.m., firefighters from the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad and surrounding departments responded to the 5660 block of West Mount Aventine Road in Indian Head, for the outside fire. A short time later, the assignment was upgraded to a structure fire. Crews arrived on...
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All CSM Campuses Close for Winter Break, to Re-open on Monday, January 3, 2021

All CSM Campuses Close for Winter Break, to Re-open on Monday, January 3, 2021

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland closed on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. for Winter Break. Campuses will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.
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Events at the Calvert Marine Museum in January 2022

Events at the Calvert Marine Museum in January 2022

Saturday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day – The Calvert Marine Museum and Museum Store are closed. Thursdays, Jan. 6 & 13 – Sea Squirts 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.: This program invites children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join...
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VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

On Monday, December 20, 2021, at approximately 11:55 a.m., firefighters from the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fenwick Street in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the engine and passenger compartment. Firefighters extinguished the fire...
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Barricade Situation in Lexington Park Ends Peacefully, No Injuries Reported and Multiple Weapons Recovered

Barricade Situation in Lexington Park Ends Peacefully, No Injuries Reported and Multiple Weapons Recovered

On Friday, December 24, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to the 21000 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park, for a check the welfare. Multiple 911 callers reported a adult female who lived at this apartment made an Instagram post with a threat to harm someone else along with suicidal statements and...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported After Residence and Multiple Vehicles Are Struck

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported After Residence and Multiple Vehicles Are Struck

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police responded to the 46400 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 callers reporting shots fired. Police arrived on the scene to find shell casings in the roadway, and one residence struck multiple times. A spokesperson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Great Mills Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Federal Prison for Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Charges

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Great Mills Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Federal Prison for Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Charges

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Daiquan Malik Barnett, age 25, of Great Mills, to 78 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of...
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Maryland Surpasses 1,500 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Statewide, Triggering Additional Actions to Manage Hospital Capacity

Maryland Surpasses 1,500 COVID-19 Hospitalizations Statewide, Triggering Additional Actions to Manage Hospital Capacity

The State of Maryland has surpassed the threshold of 1,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations, triggering additional actions by hospitals, as required by a Maryland Department of Health order issued earlier this month. Steps for hospitals to take as part of pandemic plans include: Optimize existing bed capacity; Adjust hospital capacity, such as bringing additional staffed beds...
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Two St. Mary’s County Women Arrested on Multiple Charges in Leonardtown

Two St. Mary’s County Women Arrested on Multiple Charges in Leonardtown

On 12/16/2021, Trooper J. Engleman of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop on MD Rt 5 at Maypole Road, in Leonardtown. Investigation revealed that the driver, identified as Amy Marie Lambert, 45 of Leonardtown, had six active warrants through the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, one active warrant through the...
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Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for First-Degree Assault on Six-Year-Old Child

Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for First-Degree Assault on Six-Year-Old Child

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Christian Camron Keys, 22, to 7 years in prison for First-Degree Assault and Possession of a Regulated Firearm Under the Age of 21. Upon release, Keys will be on supervised probation...
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Maryland State Police Ready For Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Holiday Week

Maryland State Police Ready For Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Holiday Week

Maryland State Police are gearing up for the week between Christmas and New Year’s with additional troopers on patrol using a variety of initiatives to urge both motorists and pedestrians to use common sense, take responsibility and be more courteous on Maryland’s roadways. Between today and January 2, troopers from each of the 23...
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Theft from Auto in Waldorf Leads to Recovery of Stolen Truck

Theft from Auto in Waldorf Leads to Recovery of Stolen Truck

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 2:22 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13100 block of Hickory Avenue in Waldorf for the report of an individual breaking into a car and rummaging through it. Upon arrival, officers observed a male sitting in a black Ford F150 nearby. As the...
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Santa Teams up with NAS Patuxent River to Spread Holiday Cheer Across Calvert and St. Mary’s County – 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 22

Santa Teams up with NAS Patuxent River to Spread Holiday Cheer Across Calvert and St. Mary’s County – 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 22

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division is teaming up with Santa to board NAS Patuxent River-Rotary Wing HX-21’s MH-60R Seahawk to spread holiday cheer across Calvert and St. Mary’s County! Check out his route below and keep an eye on the skies! Wednesday, December 22, 2021, from 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m.
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Charles County First Responders Collect Hundreds of Toys to Support Kentucky Tornado Victims

Charles County First Responders Collect Hundreds of Toys to Support Kentucky Tornado Victims

The La Plata Police Department held a toy collection on Saturday, December 18, 2021. “All we can say is thank you! Thank you, La Plata residents and business owners! Thank you, Charles County residents and business owners! Thank you, Southern Marylanders from Calvert and St. Mary’s County. Today’s toy drive was a great success...
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Calvert Marine Museum: Rare Evidence of Shark-on-Shark Trophic Interactions in the Fossil Record

Calvert Marine Museum: Rare Evidence of Shark-on-Shark Trophic Interactions in the Fossil Record

Calvert Marine Museum’s paleontologists, Drs. Victor Perez and Stephen Godfrey, have just published a paper in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica entitled: “Rare evidence of shark-on-shark trophic interactions in the fossil record.” This study was co-authored by Dr. Phillip Chapman from Johns Hopkins University. In modern marine ecosystems, sharks are known to prey upon...
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