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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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Navy’s Adversary Aircraft Team Wins Top Defense Acquisition Workforce Award

Navy’s Adversary Aircraft Team Wins Top Defense Acquisition Workforce Award

The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office’s (PMA-226) Adversary Aircraft Team won the DoD Acquisition Workforce Award for flexibility in contracting Dec. 14 in a virtual ceremony with senior leadership. The PMA-226 Adversary Aircraft Team employed a novel strategy to modernize Navy and Marine Corps F-5 aircraft by combining an Other Transaction Authority...
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Anthony G. Brown Sworn In As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General – January 3, 2023

Anthony G. Brown Sworn In As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General – January 3, 2023

On January 3, 2023, Attorney General-Elect Brown was sworn in at 12:00 p.m. Acknowledgements Good afternoon and welcome First, let me thank my family, my wife Karmen, our children, and my mother, for your love and support through the years and the challenges of public life. My family and I thank each of you...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Announces First Baby of 2023!

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Announces First Baby of 2023!

A nurse in the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has a new favorite number for 2023—one. Jamie Peabody gave birth to the first baby of the New Year, a daughter, at 1:01 a.m., on January 1, 2023. The first child of Jamie and Jordan Gimler of Welcome, Maryland,...
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Waldorf Gas Station Sells $1.5 Million FAST PLAY Ticket!

Waldorf Gas Station Sells $1.5 Million FAST PLAY Ticket!

Player bought ticket Monday in Charles County A lucky player just made Maryland Lottery FAST PLAY history, buying the second-largest winning ticket in a progressive jackpot game since FAST PLAY’s launch in February 2020. US Fuel located at 2050 Crain Highway in Waldorf sold a ticket worth $1,540,419 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglaries to Ruddy Duck and Residence on Dowell Road

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglaries to Ruddy Duck and Residence on Dowell Road

UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: Police Activity on Dowell Road has been cleared at this time. Suspect appears to be a white male with long red hair. Anyone seeing this subject or suspicious activity in the area should report it. Incident appears to be isolated at this time. UPDATE 10:42 a.m.: Police responded to the 13000...
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Calvert County to Host Free Paper Shredding Events

Calvert County to Host Free Paper Shredding Events

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host free paper shredding events for county residents and businesses. Shredding documents helps prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive information. The following shred events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Receives Daisy Award

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Receives Daisy Award

Join us in congratulating nurse Meghan R., Intensive Care Center, who was recently honored with a DAISY! Organized nationally through the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses’ compassionate, skillful care and dedication to patients and families. Dawn Yeitrakis, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s chief nursing officer and vice president, and the...
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Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust Closes Out 2022 Protecting 133.5 Acres in St. Mary’s County with a New Conservation Easement

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust Closes Out 2022 Protecting 133.5 Acres in St. Mary’s County with a New Conservation Easement

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust has announced the November 29, 2022, closing of its latest conservation easement: 133.5 acres of forests and wetland east of Leonardtown. Aaron Leroy and Judith Fay Mast own the property, which is located off of Leonardtown-Hollywood Road. This easement protects forever a particularly sensitive landscape in the McIntosh Run watershed....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating New Year’s Day Vehicle Fire in Scotland

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating New Year’s Day Vehicle Fire in Scotland

On Sunday, January 1, 2022, at approximately 9:40 a.m., firefighters from Ridge and NAS Webster Field responded to the area of 49962 Cornfield Harbor Road in Scotland, for the reported vehicle fire. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. Crews arrived on the scene to find a vehicle fully engulfed...
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Chesapeake Life Center’s New Programs for Grieving Children and Teens Begin in 2023

Chesapeake Life Center’s New Programs for Grieving Children and Teens Begin in 2023

Chesapeake Life Center’s has revamped its grief support programs for children and teens to better suit the schedules of families. A Phoenix Rising Workshop for children ages 6 to 18 will allow an opportunity for grieving children and teens to come together to socialize and feel supported in their grief. Groups will be divided...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Receives Federal Grant for New Battery Hydraulic Rescue Tools

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Receives Federal Grant for New Battery Hydraulic Rescue Tools

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department was notified that we had been selected by the Assistance to Firefighters Federal Grant program of selection of our 2021 application for award. MVFD will be receiving approximately $75,000 for 6 new hydraulic battery tools. Two cutters, two spreaders, and two rams as well...
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