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Waldorf Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder and Other Charges

Waldorf Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder and Other Charges

UPDATE 7/30/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Donine Carrington Martin sentenced William Anthony Smothers, 39, of Waldorf, to 30 years in prison for the Attempted Second-Degree Murder of James Rudd, Jr. and related charges. Smothers was also sentenced to 3...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Multiple Armed Robberies at 7-11 Convenience Stores

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Multiple Armed Robberies at 7-11 Convenience Stores

UPDATE 7/30/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Eugene Emanuel Hardy, 32, of Waldorf, to 18 years in prison for 4 counts of Armed Robbery and First-Degree Assault. On May 23, 2022, Hardy entered a guilty plea...
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U.S. Senator Van Hollen Secures Two Climate Provisions in Newly Released Inflation Reduction Act; Applauds Progress on Combatting Climate Change and Risings Costs

U.S. Senator Van Hollen Secures Two Climate Provisions in Newly Released Inflation Reduction Act;  Applauds Progress on Combatting Climate Change and Risings Costs

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement applauding the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes key provisions from the Senator’s HOPE for HOMES Act and his and Senator Markey’s Clean Energy Accelerator (National Climate Bank) proposal: “We are facing the moment of truth in our battle to confront the climate crisis. We...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Honors Deputies of the 2nd Quarter

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Honors Deputies of the 2nd Quarter

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the Deputies of the 2nd Quarter. “Please join us in congratulating Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Hendrickson, Deputy Joshua Newton, Deputy Richard McCourt, and Deputy Taylor Strong for being selected Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies of the 2nd Quarter Honorable Mention awardees.” Thank you for...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves Seven Working Farms with over 820 Acres of Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves Seven Working Farms with over 820 Acres of Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved seven new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on July 27, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 824 acres of prime farmland in Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $4 million. “This voluntary MALPF program...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds All Citizens to Be Vigilant Against Ongoing Scams

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds All Citizens to Be Vigilant Against Ongoing Scams

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reminds all citizens to be vigilant against scams. The following are some common, ongoing scams: * Email and phishing scams: “Please be aware of an increase in email-based attacks and suspicious emails, even if they are sent from a known contact. If an email arrives from a known...
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Maryland Natural Resources Officer Rescues Two Young Ospreys During Storms in Calvert County

Maryland Natural Resources Officer Rescues Two Young Ospreys During Storms in Calvert County

Officer First Class Lopez rescued two baby ospreys trapped under a fallen tree! On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., OFC Lopez was on patrol when she received a call about birds in distress in Lusby. A tree containing two baby ospreys fell due to the weather passing through the area. As...
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BGE Awards $75,000 to Support Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation’s Inclusive Ventures Program

BGE Awards $75,000 to Support Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation’s Inclusive Ventures Program

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that BGE has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) to support its Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP), a business education initiative that aims to help small and minority-owned, woman-owned, and Veteran-owned businesses in Anne Arundel County succeed and grow. “I’m thrilled to...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Award Climate Resilience Grants to 12 Communities

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Award Climate Resilience Grants to 12 Communities

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the award of more than $2 million to 12 climate resilience projects to help communities prepare for, and recover from, climate-related impacts. These competitive grants are designed to help communities plan and design solutions to withstand flooding and other weather-related events. The projects selected will identify and prioritize...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 26, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 26, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, July 26, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners approved a request from the County Attorney’s Office to hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, to consider the amendment...
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Department of Justice and BJA Seeking Applicants for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Department of Justice and BJA Seeking Applicants for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. The Edward Byrne Memorial...
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Calvert County Department of Community Food and Resource Assistance Available to Citizens

Calvert County Department of Community Food and Resource Assistance Available to Citizens

The Calvert County Department of Community Resources reminds citizens that food and resource assistance is available. Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) will offer children ages 2-18 free grab-and-go meal kits containing five days of breakfast and lunch meals beginning Wednesday, July 27. Meals will be provided drive-thru style. Children do not have to be...
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Maryland Higher Education Commission Announces $4.1 Million in Nursing Grant Awards

Maryland Higher Education Commission Announces $4.1 Million in Nursing Grant Awards

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that $4.1 million was awarded for thirteen Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at twelve Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II). The FY 2023 Competitive Institutional Grant awards, totaling $4,101,847, include one year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and...
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Maryland State Trooper Recognized As EMS Clinician of The Year by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems

Maryland State Trooper Recognized As EMS Clinician of The Year by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems

A 24-year-veteran of the Maryland State Police is recognized as the emergency medical service Clinician of the Year by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Lt. Nathan Wheelock was honored during a ceremony on June 6, 2022. The prestigious award was presented by Dr. Ted Delbridge, Executive Director of MIEMSS. Each...
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Department of Emergency Services Provides Tips for Extreme Heat Preparedness

Department of Emergency Services Provides Tips for Extreme Heat Preparedness

With prolonged high temperatures in our area, the Department of Emergency Services urges citizens to take precautions: Young children and infants are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness and death, as their bodies are less able to adapt to heat than are adults. Older adults, particularly those with preexisting diseases, who take certain medications, are...
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La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Engineer and Life Member, John “Jay” Johnson, Jr

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Engineer and Life Member, John “Jay” Johnson, Jr

The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department released the following statement. “It is with great sadness that our department announces the passing of Past Engineer and Life Member, John “Jay” Johnson, Jr. Jay has been a faithful presence in our department for many years and a valuable senior member we could always count on. Our...
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UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Lusby, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Lusby, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 7/27/2022: On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 1:13 a.m., firefighters from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to 50 Nursery Court in Lusby, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke coming from the a two-story split level residence and upon further investigation, firefighters found a fire on...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in La Plata That Causes $200,000 in Damages, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in La Plata That Causes $200,000 in Damages, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 7/26/2022: On Monday, July 25, 2022, at 12:15 a.m., firefighters responded to 6415 Valley Road in La Plata, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the 2-story residence. The owner/occupant is identified as Harry Hairfield, with the estimated loss of structure and contents valued at...
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One Firefighter Transported to Hospital After Responding to Vehicle Fire with Extensions in Nanjemoy

One Firefighter Transported to Hospital After Responding to Vehicle Fire with Extensions in Nanjemoy

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., firefighters responded to the 8000 block of Gilroy Road in Nanjemoy, for the reports of a car on fire inside the garage Firefighters arrived on the scene in just minutes and located a detached shed and a car vehicle on fire. Crews determined the fire...
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Mechanicsville Volunteers Mourn the Loss of Past Board of Director Francis Elliott “Sonny” Burch, Jr

Mechanicsville Volunteers Mourn the Loss of Past Board of Director Francis Elliott “Sonny” Burch, Jr

Francis Elliott “Sonny” Burch, Jr., 88, of Mechanicsville, MD, peacefully passed away on July 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Sonny was born on February 4, 1934, to Elliott and Elizabeth Burch in Leonardtown, MD. After graduating from Charlotte Hall Military Academy in 1952, he pursued a degree in business...
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Governor Hogan Announces $10 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Expand Access to Treatment and Community-Based Recovery Programs

Governor Hogan Announces $10 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Expand Access to Treatment and Community-Based Recovery Programs

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) today announced $10 million in block and competitive grant awards to help support programs around the state to address the opioid crisis. The grant funding, which will be distributed between July 2022 and June 2023, will be used to support the Hogan-Rutherford administration’s policy...
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Maryland Senators Hollen, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Funding

Maryland Senators Hollen, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Funding

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in introducing the Expanding Access to Family Planning Act. The bill would protect access to critical reproductive health care services—like birth control, cancer screenings and more—by providing a consistent and strong source of funding for the...
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Pax Firefighters Build Skills for Firefighting at Sea

Pax Firefighters Build Skills for Firefighting at Sea

“Every Sailor a Damage Controlman,” goes thee adage for seagoing personnel, referring to every Sailor’s responsibility in responding to emergencies aboard ship. Firefighters at NAS Patuxent River took that to heart when they completed shipboard firefighting training July 13-16, despite being a stationed on a shore-based air installation. “After hearing of the events taking...
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Maryland Senator Hollen and Representative Beyer Introduce to Legislation to Improve ATF, Strengthen Gun Violence Prevention

Maryland Senator Hollen and Representative Beyer Introduce to Legislation to Improve ATF, Strengthen Gun Violence Prevention

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.) introduced legislation to improve and modernize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in order to strengthen gun safety in our communities. The legislation – which follows last week’s Senate confirmation of Steve Dettelbach to serve as ATF Director – would...
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Lexington Park Woman Stunned by $25,000 Pick 5 Prize at Canopy Liquors

Lexington Park Woman Stunned by $25,000 Pick 5 Prize at Canopy Liquors

A lucky Lexington Park woman who began playing Pick 5 a few months ago used some very special numbers to pave the way to an amazing $25,000 payday. The St. Mary’s County resident enjoys the Pick 3/4/5 games and always plays them for four days in a row. Last week, she did just that...
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