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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for May 2019 is TFC DiToto

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for May 2019 is TFC DiToto

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper First Class Christopher DiToto as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for May 2019. TFC DiToto demonstrates a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is consistently conscientious in the performance of...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, June 28

Police in St. Mary’s County Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, June 28

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Friday, June 28, 2019, on Route 235 in the Hollywood area. At Friday’s checkpoint, law enforcement officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers will...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Corey Nevell Sollers, 41, of  Prince Frederick, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Calvert County on June 20, 2019, on two criminal counts. Court documents state in count one, that between August 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, Sollers stole $17,370.48 from the Prince Frederick Eagles. Count two states Sollers misappropriated/embezzled money from...
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Hollywood Fireworks on Saturday, June 29, to Impact Traffic

Hollywood Fireworks on Saturday, June 29, to Impact Traffic

Motorists should expect traffic congestion in Hollywood on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 4 to 11 pm for the Independence Day Celebration at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Traffic movements in the area will be limited during that time and drivers are asked to exercise caution. Eastbound traffic coming from Hollywood Road will only...
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Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from  St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Waverley Manson, Exalted Ruler of St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 and Dolly Broom, Past Exalted Ruler and ENF Committee Chair announced the awarding of a grant of $4,500 to Greenwell Foundation Board member Anita Laird at a celebration at the Elks Lodge last week. “This wonderful gift will help to underwrite Greenwell’s Field...
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VIDEO: Leonardtown Man Arrested at Drag Queen Story Hour being Held at Lexington Park Library

VIDEO: Leonardtown Man Arrested at Drag Queen Story Hour being Held at Lexington Park Library

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley K Morgan 42, of Leonardtown, at the Lexington Park Library. According to court documents Morgan preregistered for the “Drag Queen Makeup Session” that was being held in a private meeting room at the Lexington Park Library and attempted to...
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Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired in the 47400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired, there were no injuries reported. At least one house was struck by bullets. Witnesses reported...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Suspects Throwing Bricks at Cars in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Suspects Throwing Bricks at Cars in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with throwing bricks at two, possibly three cars on the morning of Thursday, June 20, 2019. A preliminary investigation showed unknown suspect(s) threw bricks and or pieces of concrete at motorists traveling on...
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VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood

VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood

A black bear, which a state wildlife expert says appears to be male and a little over a year old, was captured on a home security video walking through a Waldorf neighborhood on Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Jane Burgess, the wildlife technician with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, says...
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Police Release Little Information in Two Separate Shooting Incidents on Tuesday, June 18th

Police Release Little Information in Two Separate Shooting Incidents on Tuesday, June 18th

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating two shooting incidents that occurred this week. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 12:43 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired at the 21800 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired,...
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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in size to traditional metal plates but have an electronic display....
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Police Respond to Another Report of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

Police Respond to Another Report of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Ronald Drive in Lexington Park for the report of shots fired. Witnesses indicated two black male suspects were both firing shots before fleeing the area on...
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WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 6/18/2019

WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 6/18/2019

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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Substitute Teacher in Glen Burnie Arrested for Having Sex with a Student and Supplying Him with Alcohol

Substitute Teacher in Glen Burnie Arrested for Having Sex with a Student and Supplying Him with Alcohol

On June 4, 2019, at approximately 9:22 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police responded to North County High School located at 10 1st Avenue East, Glen Burnie Maryland in reference to a sex offense that had occurred earlier. Responding officers made contact with the teenage victim who is a student at North County High School as well...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Accepting Cash to Falsify Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Accepting Cash to Falsify Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Michael Andre Brown, age 47, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty today to a federal bribery charge, in connection with his employment with a federal contractor in which he administered urinalysis tests to individuals on federal probation, supervised release and pre-trial supervision. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland...
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7-Eleven in Waldorf Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

7-Eleven in Waldorf Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

As we start the week, we’re looking for another Bonus Match 5 winner. If you bought a ticket in Waldorf for the Saturday, June 15 drawing, you may be our latest $50,000 top-prize winner! The 7-Eleven store located at 1065 St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf sold the winning ticket, which carries the winning numbers of 1,...
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Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Student Debt Repayment Plan

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Student Debt Repayment Plan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of SmartWork, an important component of the administration’s overall college affordability and student debt relief package. The governor introduced SmartWork in 2018 as part of a comprehensive series of initiatives to make a college education more affordable and provide relief to Marylanders burdened by student debt. The SmartWork component for...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest

Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest

On June 22, from 12 pm to 6 pm, Historic St. Mary’s City will be hosting the 9th annual BeerFest! The outdoor festival has a full day planned, including special tours of the Van Sweringen #39;s Inn exhibit, beer making demonstrations, a children's activity tent, and learning opportunities with museum staff. Live music will...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Offers Special Public Open Houses

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Offers Special Public Open Houses

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering special Open Houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, MD, during Juneteenth Weekend, June 15 and 16, 2019. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African-American schoolhouses, and...
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Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

The following letter to the editor was submitted to SMNEWSNET.COM. Letter to the Editor: The group called: Southern MD area Secular Humanist (SMASH) are sponsoring an event of teaching young boys how to be “Drag Queens” on this coming June 23, 2019, at 2:00pm, starting with their so called “Story Hour” which gives the...
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Impaired Driving Checkpoint to be Conducted in La Plata on Friday, June 14, 2019

Impaired Driving Checkpoint to be Conducted in La Plata on Friday, June 14, 2019

The La Plata Police Department, in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police – La Plata Barrack, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department will be conducting a multi-jurisdictional dedicated Impaired Driving Checkpoint on Friday, June 14, 2019, in La Plata. This initiative is made possible, in part, through grant funding...
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Impulse Buy Turns Routine Friday Night into $50,000 Home Run For Mechanicsville Grandmother

Impulse Buy Turns Routine Friday Night into $50,000 Home Run For Mechanicsville Grandmother

A Mechanicsville grandmother of one who usually plays Maryland Lottery games only on paydays made an impulse buy and hit a $50,000 home run. “Every two weeks, right after I get paid, my husband and I usually go shopping for groceries and then I buy a couple of Lottery tickets,” said the “Lucky Winner.”...
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Independence Day Concert Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Independence Day Concert Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Enjoy an evening with family and friends at the 2019 Explore Charles County: Independence Day Concert on Thursday, July 4 at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Music will be provided by Sam Grow and the Bradley Turner Band.  Admission and parking are free. Food and...
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La Plata Racetrax Winner Hoping to Get Hitched

La Plata Racetrax Winner Hoping to Get Hitched

After claiming a Racetrax win of $12,534, “Ring Master” of player from La Plata, was dancing exuberantly while making a claim June 10 at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. From there, he would be pursuing a life-changing prize:  he planned to pick up a ring and propose to his girlfriend. “I’m going to probably get my...
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