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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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UDPATE: Firefighter Injured While Battling St. Leonard House Fire

UDPATE: Firefighter Injured While Battling St. Leonard House Fire

UPDATE: Firefighters in Calvert County on are on the scene of a house fire in St. Leonard at 235 Leonard Court in the area of Maryland Avenue almost directly behind the St. Leonard VFD. The fire broke out shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Crews arrived on the scene to discover heavy...
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Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Hurricane Irene roared through North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and points north before being downgraded to that of a tropical storm and moving through New York and into New England. The storm’s violent winds and torrential rains took a heavy toll on Southern Maryland which immediately after left thousands of area residents without power and...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Park Hall

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Park Hall

UPDATE: The pedestrian that was struck and killed along Route 5 in the area of Janeen Lane in Park Hall on Sept. 27, has been identified as Clinton W. Rankin Jr., 29 of Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Clinton Wayne Rankin was walking in the travel portion of northbound Maryland Route 5 in a very dark area and wearing dark...
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Wildewood Gas Leak Affects School Dismissals

Wildewood Gas Leak Affects School Dismissals

 St. Mary’s County Public Schools has been notified by the Emergency Operations Center that Wildewood Parkway is closed between Wildewood Drive and Hickory Nut due to a gas leak. Students living in this area will be held at their schools until such time as the road is open and we are able to complete...
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20 Year-Old Murdered in Lexington Park

20 Year-Old Murdered in Lexington Park

On August 24, 2011 at 11:38 P.M. police units responded to the area of Sell Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a motor vehicle striking a tree.  Upon police arrival it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Deandre Agustus Hawkins, age 20, of Lexington Park had a gunshot wound in his upper torso.  Hawkins...
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UPDATE: Body Found in Local Motel

UPDATE: Body Found in Local Motel

UPDATE: According to St. Mary’s County Police, the body found in the Charlotte Hall Motel has been ruled a suicide. LIVE ON THE SCENE: Body Found in Local Motel St. Mary’s County Police have been called to Charlotte Hall Motel located at 30030 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall after an employee of the...
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The Corner Store in Callaway Busted for Drugs and Paraphernalia

The Corner Store in Callaway Busted for Drugs and Paraphernalia

 The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received complaints of illegal drug and drug paraphernalia sales at a Callaway store known as the “Corner Store”.  An investigation led to the execution of a Search and Seizure Warrant. It was revealed that the owner and his employee were selling “K-2” synthetic marijuana, marijuana and crack cocaine...
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HAZMAT Crews Called to Home in Lexington Park

HAZMAT Crews Called to Home in Lexington Park

 LIVE ON THE SCENE: HAZMAT in Lexington Park Fire and Rescue crews in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a HAZMAT situation in the 46100 block of Saltmarsh Court in the area of Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park. The HAZMAT incident was reported around 11:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Preliminary investigation...
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Three Charged in Home Invasion, Armed Robbery

Three Charged in Home Invasion, Armed Robbery

 On September 11, 2011, officers responded to a residence in Lexington Park, for the report of a home invasion and assault. The victim was discovered suffering from head and facial injuries and transferred to Washington Hospital Trauma Center. BCI Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.  During the investigation it was determined three males entered the...
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Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

   The Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) cordially invites you to attend the dedication and open house for the new hangar at the Southern Maryland Section (Trooper 7)—St. Mary’s County Regional Airport from 10am to 2pm on Saturday September 17th, 2011.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.    The MSPAC...
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Police Activity in Lusby

Police Activity in Lusby

UPDATE Sept. 14: According to Police, there was a routine traffic stop and the initial officer on scene called for backup. No charges were made. LIVE ON THE SCENE: Police Activity in Lusby There is a heavy police presence as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Lusby in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates near...
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Vehicle Runs Red Light Leaving Two Injured

Vehicle Runs Red Light Leaving Two Injured

 Police and Rescue are on the scene of a two vehicle accident in Great Mills at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Chancellors Run Road. The accident was reported at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Witnesses reported a silver Toyota Tundra had run the red light and struck a maroon Toyota minivan. Two patients were transported to...
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Dunkirk BB&T Robbed: Suspect in Custody

Dunkirk BB&T Robbed: Suspect in Custody

On September 12, 2011 at 12:38 p.m. units from the Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the BB&T bank at 10264 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Dunkirk for a hold up / panic alarm. Dfc. Vaughn Evans arrived on scene as did off duty Officer B. Dowell from the United States Capital Police....
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Two Charged with Possession Along Great Mills Road

Two Charged with Possession Along Great Mills Road

On  Monday, Sept. 12, at 3:40 p.m. State Police Cpl. Laney conducted a traffic stop on Great Mills Road in the area of the Chesapeake Public Charter School. Cpl. Laney stopped a Dodge Intrepid occupied by two males.  After questioning the subjects,  it was determined that Kenneth Michael Woodburn, 22 of Leonardtown, was wanted by the...
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UPDATE: High Speed Police Chase Covers Three Counties

UPDATE: High Speed Police Chase Covers Three Counties

UPDATE: On Sept. 8, 2011  at 3:53 p.m., Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Route 4 at Lore Rd. in Solomons.  The driver did not have proper identification and provided a false name to the Trooper.  The driver then drove away and a pursuit began.  The pursuit continued across the Solomons Bridge,...
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Police Issue an Alert for Stolen U-Hauls

Police Issue an Alert for Stolen U-Hauls

 Prince George’s County police are looking for two stolen vans. Spokesman Cpl. Evan Baxter says the two white Ford Econoline vans with U-Haul lettering were stolen at different times from two different U-Haul lots in the Temple Hills area Saturday. Police issued an alert for people to be on the lookout for the vans...
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Two Car Accident in Hermanville, Sends One to Hospital

Two Car Accident in Hermanville, Sends One to Hospital

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident that left one person seriously injured. Fire and Rescue crews responded to report of an accident with injuries and possible entrapment along the 21100 block of Three Notch Road in Hermanville on Tuesday, Sept. 6 around 5:50 a.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover two...
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SMNewsNet LIVE on the Scene at Wal-Mart

SMNewsNet LIVE on the Scene at Wal-Mart

SMNewsNet.com was live on the scene from a commercial fire at the Wal-Mart in California, Md and uploaded live pictures and video from the scene.  We are the only local news site in Southern Maryland that delivers LIVE  coverage as it happens to keep you in the know! Wal-Mart in California, MD had a small fire in...
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Man Loses Jeep, and Faces Felony Charges

Man Loses Jeep, and Faces Felony Charges

On July 9th a vehicle stop was conducted on Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, and the operator of the vehicle Jeb J McWade (Age 29 of Lexington Park) was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana that indicated his intent to distribute. Some time after the arrest vice narcotics detectives searched...
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Fire Destroys Trailer in Hollywood

Fire Destroys Trailer in Hollywood

 At 1808 hours while Engine 74 was responding to an Automatic Fire Alarm in Station 1 first due, they were re-routed to a reported Trailer Fire in the 709 Box Area. Station 7, Station 1, Station 9, Station 3, Water Supply 5, and EMS Station 79 and 19 were dispatched to 25160 Timber Ln...
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Fire During Hurricane Irene

Fire During Hurricane Irene

On 8/27/11 during the wrath of Hurricane Irene, Stations 3, 13, 9, 6 39, 38 & W/S 5 were alerted to the 46000 Block of Rogers Drive at 8:35pm for the House on Fire. Engine 33 & Truck 3 responded and arrived within one minute reporting a 2 story, end of the row unit...
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