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UPDATE: Police Investigating Suspicious Phone Call That led to Evacuation of the California Wendy’s

UPDATE: Police Investigating Suspicious Phone Call That led to Evacuation of the California Wendy’s

UPDATE 3/31/2016 @ 10:10 a.m.: An Investigation revealed the call telling Wendy’s employee to evacuate the restaurant originated for a phone thought to be in Connecticut. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is working with Police in Connecticut to determine if the call came from somewhere in the area of Hartford. UPDATE 3/30/2016 @ 8:07 p.m.:...
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UPDATE: Missing 11-Year-Old Girl in St. Mary’s County has been LOCATED

UPDATE: Missing 11-Year-Old Girl in St. Mary’s County has been LOCATED

UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old girl was located in the area of Peg Road, and has been returned home safely. 3//29/2026: Reba Combs, an 11-year-old white female with dark brown short hair is missing from the Lexwood Drive/Indian Bridge Apartments, in the Great Mills Road area. She is possibly wearing an Angry Birds sweater, blue shoes, blue...
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Goo Goo Dolls Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Goo Goo Dolls Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in July for an extensive summer headlining tour, stopping to perform at the PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, August 26. Also on the bill is Collective Soul. The Goo Goo Dolls — made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac, will be...
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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Release Name of 19-Year-Old Homicide Victim

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Release Name of 19-Year-Old Homicide Victim

3/24/2016 @ 3:45 p.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on March 23 as Thomas Elijah Tibbs, 19, of Waldorf. Tibbs and an acquaintance – a 21-year-old male – were shot in the 2500 block of Gittings Court in Waldorf after a possible altercation with the suspect....
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Stabbing of Woman on Lucca Way in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Stabbing of Woman on Lucca Way in Lexington Park

Update 3/17/16: On March 16, 2016, at approximately 9:00 A.M., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault on the 46000 block of Lucca Way in Lexington Park. Upon arrival, one adult female victim was found suffering from multiple injuries, including a stab wound to her torso. The victim was transported...
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Skunk in Loveville Neighborhood Tests Positive for Rabies

Skunk in Loveville Neighborhood Tests Positive for Rabies

The St. Mary’s County Health Department reports that a skunk in the Loveville area has tested positive for rabies. The test results were confirmed by the State’s laboratory at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore. It has been reported that a dog of unknown ownership had contact with the affected skunk....
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UPDATE: Name of Pedestrian in Fatal Accident in Mechanicsville Released

UPDATE: Name of Pedestrian in Fatal Accident in Mechanicsville Released

UPDATE 3/15/2016 @ 9:20 a.m.: The pedestrian has been identified as Joseph Willie Hall, 48, of Waldorf. Family has been notified, and the collision is still under investigation by TFC W. Scarlett UPDATE 3/14/2016 @ 10:10 a.m.: On March 14, 2016 at 6:32 am, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a motor...
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UPDATE: Death at Big Dogs Paradise Bar Suspected by Family of Victim to be Alcohol Related

UPDATE: Death at Big Dogs Paradise Bar Suspected by Family of Victim to be Alcohol Related

UPDATE 3/14/2016 @ 9:40 a.m.: After reading the article “Death at Big Dogs Paradise Bar Suspected to be Heroin Overdose” a family member of the deceased contacted SMNEWSNET, and said that the “overdose” death was alcohol related and that the man who died was not a heroin or opioid user. They went on to say that...
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Driver Flown to Trauma Center After Accident in Leonardtown

Driver Flown to Trauma Center After Accident in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. police and rescue crews from Leonardtown and Hollywood responded to a report of a serious accident in the area of St. Andrews Church Road and Blacksmith Shop Road in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a van off of the roadway into the ditch with...
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Hollywood Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Two Children

Hollywood Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Two Children

UPDATE: Hughes, appeared before a District Court Commissioner, and his bail was set at $500,000, he is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. 3/4/16: On March 3, 2016, The Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services (CPS) received a referral regarding the possible sexual abuse of a minor child. Detectives from the St....
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MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD in St. Mary’s County HAS BEEN LOCATED

MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD in St. Mary’s County HAS BEEN LOCATED

UPDATE 3/3/16 @ 1:15 P.M.: The missing person, Dimarian Eltreek Logan, has been located. MISSING PERSON – Dimarian Eltreek Logan Logan was last seen in the area of Suburban Drive in Lexington Park on March 3, 2016. He was wearing a black collared shirt, khaki pants, and a black North Face jacket. He is critically...
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One Trapped in California Accident

One Trapped in California Accident

On Monday, February 29, 2016, at 7:30 a.m. police, fire and rescue crews from Bay District and Hollywood responded to a report of an serious accident at the intersection of Wildewood Parkway and St. Andrews Church Road in California. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles in a Head-On collision with one patient trapped. Firefighters from Bay District began the...
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Man’s Death In Hughesville Due To Crash and Not a Homicide

Man’s Death In Hughesville Due To Crash and Not a Homicide

UPDATE: An autopsy conducted this morning on the body of a man found at a Charles County motorcycle crash scene yesterday has determined he was not shot, but died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The victim is identified as Robert T. Anderson, 44, of the 22000-block of Conrad Drive, Patuxent River....
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National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Watch Until 11:00 p.m.

National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Watch Until 11:00 p.m.

TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:00 p.m.est FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANNE ARUNDEL BALTIMORE CALVERT CAROLINE CARROLL CECIL CHARLES FREDERICK HARFORD HOWAR KENT MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES QUEEN ANNE`S ST. MARYS
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National Weather Service Has Issued a Weather Alert for Parts of Southern Maryland

National Weather Service Has Issued a Weather Alert for Parts of Southern Maryland

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 226 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016 ANZ530>543-DCZ001-MDZ011-013-014-016>018-508-VAZ052>057-251330- CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM...
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La Plata Woman Found Not Criminally Responsible for Her Son’s death

La Plata Woman Found Not Criminally Responsible for Her Son’s death

Today in Charles County Circuit Court, Romechia Marie Simms entered a guilty plea to Involuntary Manslaughter for the May 22, 2015, death of her 3-year-old son Ji’Aire Lee. On that date, police found Simms in a park in La Plata pushing her dead son in a swing. Simms was reportedly in the park for...
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Two Men from Waldorf and Lusby Charged with Murder by Prince George’s County Police Department

Two Men from Waldorf and Lusby Charged with Murder by Prince George’s County Police Department

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Upper Marlboro this past Saturday. The suspects are 29-year-old Eric Garris of the 12000 block of Derek Place in Waldorf and 26-year-old Taqwa Muhammad of the 8400 block of Stock Drive in Lusby. On February 13, 2016, around...
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UPDATE: State Police Arrest St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach on Child Pornography Charges

UPDATE: State Police Arrest St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach on Child Pornography Charges

UPDATE: Andre Rudolph Barbins is the Head Coach/Aquatics Center Director for St. Mary’s College of Maryland St. Mary’s College of Maryland released a statement Tuesday after learning about Barbins’ arrest: “The college is taking all steps necessary to protect the safety of its campus and community, and is cooperating fully with law enforcement. Assistant Coach...
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UPDATE: Explosion on Naval Air Station Patuxent River Under Investigation

UPDATE: Explosion on Naval Air Station Patuxent River Under Investigation

UPDATE 2/11/16 @ 1:45 p.m.: Connie Hempel, from the NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs Office, released the following statement. Building 2188 here has been cleared by NAS Pax River Fire for reentry. The building was evacuated following an incident caused by an over pressurized container around 10:50 a.m. The incident was contained to one room in...
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Former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation

Former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation

Former Charles County Judge Robert C. Nalley, of La Plata, pleaded guilty today to deprivation of rights under color of law for ordering a deputy sheriff to activate a stun-cuff worn by a pro se criminal defendant during a pre-trial court proceeding. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District...
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UPDATE – Alan Michael Rangel Found Guilty of Murder in Cody Lacey Case

UPDATE – Alan Michael Rangel Found Guilty of Murder in Cody Lacey Case

UPDATE 1/28/2016: A St. Mary’s County Circuit Court jury found Alan Michael Rangel guilty of the second-degree murder charge of Cody Lacey. The jury found Rangel not guilty of first-degree murder. UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 10:45 a.m.: Charging Documents Added for Alan Michael Rangel CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENTS FOR ALAN RANGEL. On July 27, 2015,...
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Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit On Behalf of Marine Dad Banned from La Plata High School Property

Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit On Behalf of Marine Dad Banned from La Plata High School Property

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, yesterday afternoon, filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school...
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UPDATE: Two Year-Old Shot Self in Leg with Father’s Handgun in Waldorf

UPDATE: Two Year-Old Shot Self in Leg with Father’s Handgun in Waldorf

UPDATE 1/28/2016 @ 12:25 p.m.: On January 27 at 3:48 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Patapsco Place in Waldorf for the report of an accidental shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a two year-old boy, obtained his father’s unsecured handgun while his father...
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UPDATE: Home Invasion Reported in Mechanicsville was Unfounded

UPDATE: Home Invasion Reported in Mechanicsville was Unfounded

1/25/16 @ 1:30 p.m.: Sources close to the investigation told SMNEWSNET that the report of the home invasion was false. 1/25/16: On Monday, January 25, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police responded to Dogwood Court in Mechanicsville for a report of a home invasion. The female victim told police she was awakened, and confronted...
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UPDATE: Police Make Four Arrests in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Police Make Four Arrests in Lexington Park  Armed Robbery

UPDATE 1/24/16 @ 11:20 a.m.: On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at approximately 2:14 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, located at 21847 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. The victim, a female employee, advised deputies that two male...
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