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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it 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 efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence....
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

The Maryland State Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in St. Mary’s County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. If you do drink, you are...
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Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months. Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions...
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Darrell M. West to Discuss Cyber Security and Election Interference at St. Mary’s College

Darrell M. West to Discuss Cyber Security and Election Interference at St. Mary’s College

The Center for the Study of Democracy, a joint project of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, will host the 2019 Constitution Day Lecture featuring Darrell M. West on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the College’s Cole Cinema, Campus Center. This event is free of charge and open...
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Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is underway, meaning big savings for shoppers and a chance for students attending a Maryland college or trade school to win a huge scholarship, simply by posting their shopping experience on social media through August 17. The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation has announced that it will generously match...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named a 2019 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named a 2019 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the Top 500 Best College Values of 2019. St. Mary’s College is ranked 143 in overall ranking, 29 in out-of-state public rankings and 48 in-state public rankings. Introduced in 1998, Kiplinger’s rankings highlight public schools, private universities and private...
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La Plata Man’s Favorite Keno Numbers Lead to $12,560 Prize at Local Dash In

La Plata Man’s Favorite Keno Numbers Lead to $12,560 Prize at Local Dash In

A Charles County Public Schools employee is celebrating today after winning $12,560 playing Keno, which is his favorite game. The lucky La Plata man routinely plays the same numbers and they earned him another trip to the Lottery Winner’s Circle. In 2010, he won $10,000. His recent win came on a Saturday after the...
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Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Taking Places on September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Taking Places on September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, after much anticipation, the campus and local community will gather to celebrate St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s newest facility, Jamie L. Roberts Stadium, and honor the legacy of its namesake. Open to the public, the official dedication ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. Gates open at noon at the stadium...
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Over 5 Million Gallons of Wastewater Overflow into Broad Creek in Southern Prince George’s County

Over 5 Million Gallons of Wastewater Overflow into Broad Creek in Southern Prince George’s County

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews worked around the clock on August 9, 2019 ,to stop a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) at its Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station in the Fort Washington area of southern Prince George’s County. The SSO began at approximately 11:12 a.m. on Friday and was stopped about 12 hours later...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Test Flights Beginning August 12 to 16

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Test Flights Beginning August 12 to 16

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that helicopter nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place Aug. 12 through Aug. 16, 2019 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call...
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Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail for Arrest at Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail for Arrest at Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

UPDATE 8/9/2019:  Ashley K Morgan 42, of Leonardtown, who was arrested at the Lexington Park Library on Sunday, June 23, 2019, appeared in St. Mary’s County District Court on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Morgan pled guilty to trespassing at a public agency, and the state dropped the remaining four charges. District Court Judge Robyn...
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Burnett Calvert Hospice House Hosting Gone Too Soon and A Journey Through Grief Support Programs Starting in September

Burnett Calvert Hospice House Hosting Gone Too Soon and A Journey Through Grief Support Programs Starting in September

Gone Too Soon is an 8-week program that will focus on learning to live again after the loss of a child. Sessions will be held at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, located at 4559 Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, on Tuesdays starting September 10 and running through October 29 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. There...
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UPDATE: Crime Solvers Received $9,450 in Donations Toward the Reward for Information in Case Where 2 Dogs Were Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Crime Solvers Received $9,450 in Donations Toward the Reward for Information in Case Where 2 Dogs Were Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release – UPDATE 8/5/2019: The St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers has received nearly $9,500 in donations toward the reward for information and resolution of an animal cruelty case last month. Generous donations from the community in this case to St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers totaled $9,450 on...
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UPDATE: Thief who Stole Over $500 Cash from ABC Liquors and Lounge was Identified and Money Returned

UPDATE: Thief who Stole Over $500 Cash from ABC Liquors and Lounge was Identified and Money Returned

UPDATE 8/6/2019: The man who stole the cash from ABC on Sunday, August 4, contacted the owner and returned the full $525.oo to the store on Monday night. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received many tips giving the correct name of the thief from SMNEWSNET.com readers. The name will be released and updates...
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CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already...
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2nd Annual “Bounty of the County”, and Re-Entry Job Fair & Expo Events Announced in Charles County

2nd Annual “Bounty of the County”, and Re-Entry Job Fair & Expo Events Announced in Charles County

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, the Charles County Chamber of Commerce will present its 2nd Annual “Bounty of the County” event at Weatherly Farm in Newburg, 2nd Annual “Bounty of the County” hosted by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce from 3:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m., at Weatherly Farm, 14145 Banks O’Dee Road, Newburg,...
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Cambridge Angler Reels in Record 72-Pound Mahi Mahi Near Ocean City

Cambridge Angler Reels in Record 72-Pound Mahi Mahi Near Ocean City

Jeff Wright of Cambridge has broken a 34-year-old Maryland state fishing record in the Atlantic Division for a common dolphinfish, or mahi mahi. Wright caught the 72.8-pound fish July 28 off the coast of Ocean City. Wright was aboard a boat above Poor Man’s Canyon practicing with friends for the upcoming White Marlin Open...
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Charles County Public Schools Open House Schedule for the 2019-2020 School Year

Charles County Public Schools Open House Schedule for the 2019-2020 School Year

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has released its open house schedule for the 2019-20 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please call the specific school with questions about open house events. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, open house, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.; Berry,...
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More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed and Nearly $2.2 Billion in Refunds Issued to Maryland Taxpayers

More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed and Nearly $2.2 Billion in Refunds Issued to Maryland Taxpayers

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his agency has processed more than 3 million state tax returns for the 2018 tax year, with more than 2.6 million, or 87 percent of returns filed electronically. So far, the total amount of refunds issued to Maryland taxpayers is nearly $2.2 billion. “I’m happy to return this money...
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St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Hosting 2019 Junior Fire Camp

St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Hosting 2019 Junior Fire Camp

2019 Junior Fire Camp – We have an opening for your child! $25 per child for the week. MANDATORY Parent/Child meeting on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7 pm at the firehouse. For children going into Grades 6th to 8th for the 2019/2020 school year. Contact Sterling Myers at SMyers03@hotmail.com or call 410-231-9064 for...
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St. Mary’s County Government Seeking Eleven Volunteers for Local YMCA Exploratory Committee

St. Mary’s County Government Seeking Eleven Volunteers for Local YMCA Exploratory Committee

The Commissioners of Sy. Mary’s County is seeking 11 volunteers for a local YMCA Exploratory Committee. This committee will learn about YMCA programs and services, investigate community needs, identify potential locations for a facility, discuss potential facility amenities and gauge fundraising capacity for purposes of delivering an in-depth report to the Commissioners. This 11-member...
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WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/24/2019

WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/24/2019

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Michael P. Casey of Poquoson, Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Newport News, Virginia, on charges stemming from his participation in a lucrative conspiracy to falsely label millions of dollars-worth of foreign crab meat as “Product of USA.” “By illegally mislabeling hundreds of thousands of pounds of crab meat, the defendant intentionally...
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Calvert County Parks & Recreation to Restrict Alcohol Consumption at Breezy Point

Calvert County Parks & Recreation to Restrict Alcohol Consumption at Breezy Point

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners adopted today a recommendation by the Department of Parks & Recreation to restrict alcohol consumption at Breezy Point Beach & Campground. The resolution prohibits alcohol in the Breezy Point Beach day-use area, allowing the use of beer and wine at campsites only. The measure is an effort...
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Learn More About Maryland’s Overdose Response Program

Learn More About Maryland’s Overdose Response Program

Maryland’s Overdose Response Program (ORP) launched in 2014 to train individuals most able to assist someone at risk of dying from an opioid overdose when emergency medical services are not immediately available. Persons who are trained by St. Mary’s County Health Department will receive a free rescue kit that includes naloxone (Narcan®), a life-saving...
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