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UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

 Fire and Rescue along with HAZMAT teams responded to the 41300 block of Medley’s Neck Road around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for report of an overturned vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a Burch Oil truck into the woods on its side with the driver trapped. Rescue crews worked to extricate the...
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UPDATE: Accident Cleared Along Route 5

UPDATE: Accident Cleared Along Route 5

UPDATE: The accident along Route 5 has been cleared. Traffic is once again moving at speed. Traffic Alert: Route 5 in Leonardtown Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident along Route 5 in Leonardtown just south of Route 243 in front of the Maryland Antiques Center. The accident was...
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Toilet Bowl Cleaner Results in HAZMAT Scare

Toilet Bowl Cleaner Results in HAZMAT Scare

Authorities in Calvert County are investigating a HAZMAT incident at the Port Republic Post Office. HAZMAT package delivered to Port Republic Post Office The incident was reported around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. According to police, a suspicious package was emitting vapors that resulted in two employees getting sick. Calvert County sent their...
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School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driver – Multiple Injuries

School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driver – Multiple Injuries

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 9:24 p.m,. police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a three vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a school bus transporting the girls’ basketball team from Great Mills High School.  The school bus was returning students to St. Mary’s County after they played a basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va. The...
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School Bus Accident in Lexington Park

School Bus Accident in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, November 22, at approximately 3:55 p.m.,  police and rescue personnel were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus in Lexington Park at the intersection of Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard. Bus number 659 was hit from behind by a blue SUV. The bus was carrying three...
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UPDATE: Route 4 Accident Cleared

UPDATE: Route 4 Accident Cleared

UPDATE: Accident has been cleared as of 11:30 a.m. Traffic Alert: Route 4 in Prince Frederick Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an auto accident in Prince Frederick along northbound Route 4 in front of Ken Mar liquors. The accident was reported around 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. At...
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Police Searching for Wanted Suspect in Leonardtown

Police Searching for Wanted Suspect in Leonardtown

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are canvassing an area of Leonardtown near Cedar Lane Road for a suspect who bailed out following a car wreck. The wanted suspect caused an accident involving another vehicle and then fled on foot from the crash site. The incident was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov....
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UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE Nov. 21: The pilot of the single engine plane that crashed in Lusby at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates airfield on Nov. 20 has been identified as Stephen Waugh, 46 of Lusby. Waugh’s passenger was his 16-year old son Phillip Waugh-Merkley. Waugh was a recent Republican candidate for Maryland Senate for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties...
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UPDATE: Incident Clear on Crain Highway

UPDATE: Incident Clear on Crain Highway

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. The incident has been cleared and traffic is moving back to normal.  Traffic Alert: Crain Highway in La Plata: Motorists be advised traffic in the area of the 7500 block of Crain Highway, southbound at Twinn Kiss Resturant in La Plata will have some delays due to a Fire Department Emergency...
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UPDATE: Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park

UPDATE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On November 8, 2011 at 10:19 P.M. police units responded to the area of Old Missouri Ave, Lexington Park, Md., for the report of a shooting incident. Officers arriving on the scene discovered a 20 year old male victim had been shot in the lower leg area by an unknown...
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Police Investigating Strong Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Strong Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a strong armed robbery at the Corner Liquors located in the 46000 block of South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. The robbery was reported shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. Investigation revealed a black male robbed the establishment of $5,000.00, then fled...
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UPDATE Traffic Alert: Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE Traffic Alert: Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 5:15 p.m. As of 5:15 p.m., the accident has been cleared from the bridge. Traffic is once again moving. Expect delays. Traffic Alert: Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge Authorties from St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident with injuries on the Thomas Johnson Bridge. The accident was reported around 3:55...
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Accident Causes Major Backups for Afternoon Rush

Accident Causes Major Backups for Afternoon Rush

UPDATE 4 p.m. SMECO is on the scene, authorities expect to have the roadway reopened around 4:20 p.m. The driver involved in the crash was tested for drugs and/or alcohol on the scene and results came up negative. It is believed the driver suffered a medical emergency, lost control of the vehicle and struck...
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UPDATE: Route 4 Re-Opened Following Serious Crash

UPDATE: Route 4 Re-Opened Following Serious Crash

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. All lanes of north and southbound Rt. 4 at Cherry Hill Road have been reopened following an earlier crash that left two injured. Identities of the crash victims have not yet been released. UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Northbound Rt. 4 remains closed due to a serious auto accident in Sunderland. Traffic from Rt....
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UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. The accident scene has been cleared and traffic is moving again along Rt. 235 Two people were checked out by EMS on the scene, but refused medical transport. Investigation revealed, a silver passenger vehicle was on FDR Blvd. attempting to make a left onto Rt. 235 when a Dodge pickup truck...
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Rt. 2 Reopened Following Auto Accident

Rt. 2 Reopened Following Auto Accident

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. Route 2 in Owings at Fairwood Lane has been reopened as of 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 21. Traffic ALERT: Route 2 Shut Down Due to Auto Accident Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an accident along Route 2 south of Route 260 at Fairwood Lane in Owings. The...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Police Involved Shooting

UPDATE: Name Released in Police Involved Shooting

UPDATE Oct. 21 at 9:45 a.m. On October 20, 2011, DFC Robert Gill from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the 48000 block of Spinnaker Circle, Lexington Park, Maryland for a reported domestic assault.  During the course of DFC Gill’s investigation it was determined Kotrell Omar Newsome, age 38, of...
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UPDATE: Second Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along 301

UPDATE: Second Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along 301

UPDATE 10 a.m. According to Maryland State Police in La Plata this accident has turned fatal. Police confirm the fatality of one adult male. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released pending notification of kin. *** Note this is the 2nd fatal pedestrian accident in Charles County along Route 301 in...
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Firefighters Responding to House Fire in Solomons

Firefighters Responding to House Fire in Solomons

UPDATE 9:10 a.m. All units were placed back in service at 9:05 a.m. It appears there was an electrical malfunction resulting in smoke conditions. No injuries were reported. Firefighters Responding to House Fire in Solomons Fire and Rescue crews from Solomons VFD are responding to report of a house fire in the 14300 block...
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Bus Accident in Chesapeake Beach

Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an accident involving a county Public Transportation bus in Chesapeake Beach. The accident was reported on Oct. 18 at 8:41 a.m. along Bayside Road in the area of Breezy Point Road. The call was reported by a passerby who observed the bus driving erratically then...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Great Mills

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Great Mills

UPDATE 10/17/2011: On October 15, 2011, at approximately 7:59 p.m. deputies responded to the report of a crash involving a pedestrian in the area of Great Mills Road near Carver School Boulevard in Great Mills, Maryland.  Preliminary investigation revealed Gregory Allen Ford, 53 of Lexington Park, Maryland, was in the eastbound right lane attempting...
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UPDATE: Firefighters Battle North Beach House Fire

UPDATE: Firefighters Battle North Beach House Fire

UPDATE: The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and originated in a bottom floor bedroom. Damage to the home is estimated to be $150,000.00. Firefighters Battling North Beach House Fire Firefighters in Calvert County are on the scene of a house fire in North Beach. Fire and Rescue crews responded to 3609 4th...
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Police Chase, Hit-and-Run, Drugs Seized

Police Chase, Hit-and-Run, Drugs Seized

   On Oct. 9 around 4:15 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal D. Corcoran was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a subject in the La Grande Estates Trailer Park in Leonardtown. The deputy noticed the suspect vehicle with its doors open and attempted to make contact with the occupant. The male occupant was...
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Car Fire, Hit-and-Run on Rt 235

Car Fire, Hit-and-Run on Rt 235

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident and vehicle fire along Route 235 and Expedition Park near Gate 1 in Lexington Park. The accident was reported around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Investigation revealed a Honda Accord struck a silver Toyota Corolla and a Hummer H2. The driver...
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Vehicle Overturned Leaving Driver Trapped

Vehicle Overturned Leaving Driver Trapped

UPDATE: Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating the cause of an accident in Morganza that left one man injured. Fire and Rescue crews responded to 28975 Point Lookout Road on Wednesday, Oct. 6 around 8:40 a.m. for report of a vehicle overturned with the driver trapped. Crews arrived on scene to discover an...
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