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2 Adults and 2 Children Displaced After Fire Destroys Mechanicsville Residence, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

2 Adults and 2 Children Displaced After Fire Destroys Mechanicsville Residence, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at approximately 12:40 a.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Bay District, Seventh District and multiple departments from Charles County responded to 29665 Donna Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 1-story residence with fire showing through the roof. Incident...
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Maryland State Police Conducting Field Sobriety Checkpoint in St. Mary’s County on Friday, December 23, 2022

Maryland State Police Conducting Field Sobriety Checkpoint in St. Mary’s County on Friday, December 23, 2022

On Friday, December 23, 2022, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, with the assistance from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. If you plan to drink, use a designated driver or rideshare service. The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office...
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House Destroyed, Homeowner Suffers Burns After Early Morning Fire in Ridge

House Destroyed, Homeowner Suffers Burns After Early Morning Fire in Ridge

On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at approximately 2:43 a.m., firefighters from Ridge, NAS Webster Field, NAS Patuxent River, Bay District, Valley Lee, Leonardtown and Seventh District responded to 16125 Bradburn Lane in Ridge, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 1-story residence with fire showing throughout the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announces 2022 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announces 2022 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service announced the awarding of Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grants to 53 volunteer fire departments in 15 counties across the state. The projects to be funded help volunteer fire companies enhance their wildland fire protection in rural communities. DNR awarded a total $131,702 in match funding...
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DNR Sponsors National Archery In The Schools Program in Maryland

DNR Sponsors National Archery In The Schools Program in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) will once again be sponsored by the department’s Wildlife and Heritage Service. This in-school offering will be an integral part of the department’s larger educational programming and its Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) program. NASP is...
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Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans Receives Final Salute After 20 Years as Sheriff and 43 Years of Service

Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans Receives Final Salute After 20 Years as Sheriff and 43 Years of Service

On Monday, December 19, 2022, Sheriff Mike Evans received a final salute from Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies, Correctional Deputies, and Maryland State Troopers (including his sons Eric and Charlie). Friends, family, and colleagues joined the Sheriff on the Sheriff’s Office steps for a final farewell. Sheriff Evans retires after 43 years of law enforcement,...
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Prince George’s County Deputy Sheriff Charged with Rape and Assault

Prince George’s County Deputy Sheriff Charged with Rape and Assault

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the Prince George’s County Police Department charged Prince George’s County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Brandon Burroughs with Second-Degree Rape and Second-Degree Assault stemming from an allegation of sexual assault occurring on October 23, 2022. In September of 2022, the Office of the Sheriff was made aware of a separate incident...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Present Team Excellence Award to the Coster Road Accident Response Team

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Present Team Excellence Award to the Coster Road Accident Response Team

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) presented a Team Excellence Award to the Coster Road Accident Response Team. The team was composed of 11 people from the Sheriff’s Office and Calvert Emergency Communications. On Aug. 13, 2022, the team responded to motorcycle accident on Route 4 where a motorcyclist had severe injuries...
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Fatal Apartment Fire in Glen Burnie Under Investigation

Fatal Apartment Fire in Glen Burnie Under Investigation

On Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 7:52 p.m., firefighters from Ann Arundel County, Annapolis Fire Department and the BWI Airport responded to 8067 Green Orchard Road, Apt. 33 in Glen Burnie, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 3-story, multi-family residential apartment with smoke showing. When crews arrived...
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Board recognizes students for academic and personal achievements

Board recognizes students for academic and personal achievements

The Charles County Board of Education at its Dec. 13 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored at the meeting were Sayda Elgamar...
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NAS Pax River Announces 2022 Holiday Gate Hours

NAS Pax River Announces 2022 Holiday Gate Hours

NAS Pax River Announces Holiday Gate Hours Holiday Leave Period Monday, Dec. 19 – Friday, Dec. 23 Gate 1: Open 24/7 Gate 2: Open 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gate 3: Closed NOTE: No extra lanes open during morning rush hour. Saturday, Dec. 24 – Monday, Dec. 26, Holiday/weekend routine Gate 1: Open 24/7...
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Second District Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Past President and Life-Member James G. (Gregory) Adams

Second District Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Past President and Life-Member James G. (Gregory) Adams

December 16, 2022: The Officers and members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. regretfully announce the passing of Past President, Past Chief, and Life Member James G. (Gregory) Adams. As a young teenager in 1953, Chief Adams joined the fledgling McKay’s Beach Volunteer Fire Department (destined to become the...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, December 16, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf, La Plata and surrounding departments responded to 3612 Lisa Way in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire. The 911 caller was a neighbor who stated the residence behind theirs was on fire. Waldorf Engine 31 and Tower 3 arrived on the scene...
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Southern Maryland Firefighters Rescue Two Boaters from Shark Tooth Island in Westmoreland County, VA

Southern Maryland Firefighters Rescue Two Boaters from Shark Tooth Island in Westmoreland County, VA

On Saturday, December 17 at approximately 11:25 a.m., firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to Shark Tooth Island to assist Westmoreland County with an open water rescue after a 911 caller reported an overturned boat with two subjects in the water. 911 callers reported a row boat sank with two victims on...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday Evening in Leonardtown – December 16, 2022

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday Evening in Leonardtown – December 16, 2022

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Friday evening, Dec. 16, 2022. The sobriety checkpoint will take place on Route 5 in the Leonardtown area where law enforcement officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment....
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Maryland’s Atlantic Population Canada Goose Season Begins Saturday, December 17, 2022

Maryland’s Atlantic Population Canada Goose Season Begins Saturday, December 17, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Maryland’s Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season opens Saturday, Dec. 17. The season contains two segments, Dec. 17 through Jan. 2, 2023, and again from Jan. 13 through Jan. 31, 2023. (Please note these dates are corrected from a previous announcement.) The daily bag limit...
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Pet Owners Reminded to Be Extra Cautious During the Holiday Season

Pet Owners Reminded to Be Extra Cautious During the Holiday Season

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety reminds pet owners to be extra cautious during the holiday season. New sights, sounds and people can cause pets to become overwhelmed and may prompt them to react in unexpected ways. To reduce stress on pets and ensure the safety of others, it is advised to secure...
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Two Calvert County Leaders Graduate from Leadership Maryland

Two Calvert County Leaders Graduate from Leadership Maryland

Two Calvert County leaders recently completed the Leadership Maryland professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Leadership Maryland honored CalvertHealth Vice President of Brand Strategy and Philanthropy Theresa Johnson, Calvert County Parks & Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal and the entire Class...
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Firefighters Respond to Electrical Fire at Lusby Weis

Firefighters Respond to Electrical Fire at Lusby Weis

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 7:20 a.m., firefighters from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to Weis Markets located at 210 Village Center Drive in Lusby, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene and evacuated the building, secured power/utilities to the structure and began investigating the odor of smoke....
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Charles County Board of Education Honors Outstanding Educators

Charles County Board of Education Honors Outstanding Educators

The Board of Education of Charles County at its Dec. 13 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals for recognition who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning. Honored...
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Elizabeth “Betsy” Hicks, 52,

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hicks, 52,

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hicks, 52, a resident of Hollywood, Md., died Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC., with her husband and children by her side. Funeral services are set for 11:00 am Saturday, November 19, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD., with Rev. Father Ray Schmidt officiating....
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Maryland State Police Arrest Baltimore Woman for Fatal Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Baltimore Woman for Fatal Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

UPDATE 12/15/2022: Maryland State Police last night arrested the person wanted in connection for a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred Dec. 4 in Prince George’s County. The suspect, Lidia Parada Benitez, 63, of Baltimore, is charged with leaving the scene of an injury collision and failing to report a collision to police. She is...
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Governor Hogan Announces Preliminary FY24 Budget Plan, Transformative Health Care Investments For Rural and Vulnerable Communities

Governor Hogan Announces Preliminary FY24 Budget Plan, Transformative Health Care Investments For Rural and Vulnerable Communities

Governor Larry Hogan today announced preliminary recommendations for the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget, a plan that supports continued economic growth and community revitalization, strong fiscal responsibility and budget sustainability, and key investments in critical areas—including expanding access to health care for rural and vulnerable communities. “I pledged to bring fiscal responsibility and...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works Traffic Advisory in Chaptico for December 19, 2022

St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works Traffic Advisory in Chaptico for December 19, 2022

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation is announcing the scheduled delivery of large box culverts to Manor Road at the Bull Run stream crossing in Chaptico, Maryland on December 19, 2022. The culverts will be offloaded using a crane which may restrict through traffic for several hours. Residents are asked...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Lusby Man – David Todd Dennison

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Lusby Man – David Todd Dennison

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of David Todd Dennison, age 46 of Lusby. Dennison is wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Negligent Manslaughter-Auto/Boat/Other Vehicle. Anyone with information in regards to Dennison, is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800, Cpl. J....
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