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Police Recover Loaded Handgun from 13-Year-Old William Wirt Middle School Student

Police Recover Loaded Handgun from 13-Year-Old William Wirt Middle School Student

The Prince George’s County Police Department is actively investigating a 13-year-old student at William Wirt Middle School in the unincorporated section of Hyattsville for bringing a loaded gun onto school property. At approximately 11:40 am, a student alerted School Security that the 13-year-old was in possession of the gun while on school property. School...
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Chesapeake Life Center Brings Back It’s Weekend Summer Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Chesapeake Life Center Brings Back It’s Weekend Summer Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Chesapeake Life Center is excited to announce that it is bringing back Camp Nabi, its summer overnight camp program for grieving children and teens. The weekend-long camp is for children ages 6 to 18 and will be held Aug. 4 to 6. Chesapeake Life Center Director Brian Berger said the camp program will be...
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Calvert County Locations Provide Refuge as Warming Centers During Cold Temperatures

Calvert County Locations Provide Refuge as Warming Centers During Cold Temperatures

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, reminds citizens that locations throughout the county are open for people who need a warm, dry place to take temporary refuge from the cold. County community centers and library locations are available during regular operating hours: Calvert Library (Main Branch) 850 Costley Way,...
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Charles County Students Compete and Place in VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown

Charles County Students Compete and Place in VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown

The Eagles — a VEX Robotics team from North Point High School — was named a tournament champion at the Jan. 21 VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown competition. Lucky Duckies, a community team made up of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in the Southern Maryland Robotics Club, shares the title of tournament champions...
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Charles County Students Can Register for 2023 Winter Chess Tournament, Deadline is Feb 22, 2023

Charles County Students Can Register for 2023 Winter Chess Tournament, Deadline is Feb 22, 2023

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its annual winter chess tournament in person at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Henry E. Lackey High School. The tournament is open to chess players in Grades kindergarten-12 with spectators allowed to view the event. Players must register in advance to participate. The registration form...
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CSM Nursing Students Revel in Accomplishments, Prove Hard Work Pays Off

CSM Nursing Students Revel in Accomplishments, Prove Hard Work Pays Off

“YOUR DREAM MAY HAVE SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE, BUT YOU MET AND EXCEEDED THE STANDARDS” Fifty-seven new nurses received their nursing pins during a Nursing Recognition Ceremony Jan. 12 as part of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 2023 Winter Commencement. The graduates chose the Nelson Mandela quote “it always seems impossible until it is done”...
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Charles County Police Investigating Possible Overdose After 14-Year-Old Middle School Student Eats Edibles

Charles County Police Investigating Possible Overdose After 14-Year-Old Middle School Student Eats Edibles

On February 1, 2023, at 12:34 p.m., Charles County Emergency Medical Services responded to a home in Waldorf for the report of an overdose. Responders discovered a 14-year-old complaining of feeling ill after eating edibles that may have contained THC while at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. A subsequent investigation revealed the student, along with...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Round-up – January 31, 2023

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Round-up – January 31, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Associate County Attorney Danielle Mitchell provided a legislative update for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session. Updates included that a draft for LR1963 has been forwarded to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for review; the Revenue Authority proposal and the bill to add a citizen member to the Tri-County Council for Southern...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man Following Barricade Situation In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man Following Barricade Situation In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police arrested a man following a barricade situation on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, in St. Mary’s County. The suspect, identified as Dennis Andrew Gibson, 40, of California, is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and numerous firearms violations. He is being held without bail at the St. Mary’s County Detention...
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Navy experiments with flight line of the future tagging technology

Navy experiments with flight line of the future tagging technology

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, Md.: The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently conducted flight line of the future experimentation with artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to independently identify and track aircraft on the flight line with tagging, commonly known as QR codes. The technology promises to greatly...
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Arthur Shepherd Announced as St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Director

Arthur Shepherd Announced as St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Director

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are pleased to announce that Arthur Shepherd will return full-time to the position of Director for the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks. “Mr. Shepherd has done a tremendous job leading our Recreation and Parks Department,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy. “His commitment to our community...
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Explore the Stories of African Americans in St. Mary’s County at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center for Black History Month

Explore the Stories of African Americans in St. Mary’s County at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center for Black History Month

The public is encouraged to head to the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) Interpretive Center in Lexington Park to explore the profound and significant contributions of African Americans in St. Mary’s County in honor of Black History Month. Interpretive Center exhibits will be open and free to the public on Wednesdays (Feb 1, 8, 15...
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Department of the Navy Invites Public Comment on Proposed Remedial Action Plan for Munitions Response Site UXO-001, Historical Munitions Disposal Area Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Department of the Navy Invites Public Comment on Proposed Remedial Action Plan for Munitions Response Site UXO-001, Historical Munitions Disposal Area Naval Air Station Patuxent River

In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River invites public comment on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Munitions Response (MR) Program Site UXO-001, Historical Munitions Disposal Area. MRS UXO-001 is located south of the NAS Patuxent River installation...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 31, 2023

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 31, 2023

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) held their regular business meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, beginning with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation for Transit Equity Day. St. Mary’s County Government is currently hiring drivers for the St. Mary’s Transit System...
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Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

On January 31, 2023, a student at John Hanson Middle School notified school administrators that another juvenile student was possibly in possession of a gun at school. Administrators located the student and recovered a replica firearm from his backpack, which turned out to be a BB gun. A school resource officer is investigating and...
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Two PEO Air Anti-Submarine Warfare and Assault and Special Mission Programs Recognized at NAWCAD Award Ceremony

Two PEO Air Anti-Submarine Warfare and Assault and Special Mission Programs Recognized at NAWCAD Award Ceremony

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md..: Two Program Executive Office (PEO) Air Anti-submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission (A) programs were recognized during a Jan. 25 Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s Awards ceremony. “The competition was fierce but you went above and beyond in delivering the capability, availability, and affordability...
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NAVAIR Names Its 2022 Mentors of the Year

NAVAIR Names Its 2022 Mentors of the Year

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) named its 2022 Mentors of the Year as part of its National Mentoring Month observance on Tuesday, January 24. Out of 77 nominations, nine employees received the honor. Initiated in 2013, to earn a Mentor of the Year award, peers or mentees nominate mentors through a written submission that...
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CSM Celebrates Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

CSM Celebrates Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Jan. 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Seventy-three students completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Nutrition Coaches, Personal Trainers and Paramedics. “What I...
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Charles County Board of Education Member Coulby Resigns, Application Process for Vacancy Begins

Charles County Board of Education Member Coulby Resigns, Application Process for Vacancy Begins

The Board of Education of Charles County today announced the resignation of Board Member Cindy Coulby. In sharing her resignation with the Board, Coulby cited personal reasons behind her decision to vacate her seat on the Board representing Charles County District 1. “While I am not able to continue serving on the Board, I...
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Public Invited to Provide Input on Concepts of Three New Parks in Charles County – Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Waldorf

Public Invited to Provide Input on Concepts of Three New Parks in Charles County – Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Waldorf

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is in the development phase of three new parks in Charles County – Waldorf Park, Popes Creek Waterfront Park, and La Plata Farm Park. Citizens are invited to view the park plans and concepts developed by the Project Planning Task Force, department staff, and consultants and provide...
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Calvert Public Safety Reminds Multi-line Telephone System Users to Ensure Phones Allow Direct Access to 911

Calvert Public Safety Reminds Multi-line Telephone System Users to Ensure Phones Allow Direct Access to 911

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Communications Division, reminds residents and business owners to ensure that their multi-line telephone systems provide direct access to 911, without requiring an individual to dial any other numbers first, as required by state and federal law. Multi-line telephone systems are typically found in office buildings, campuses,...
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Thirteen New Police Officers in Southern Maryland Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 51

Thirteen New Police Officers in Southern Maryland Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 51

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce six new officers will join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office after their graduation from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) Police Entrance Level Training Program. The officers were among a total of 16 candidates – one with Calvert County and six with St....
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Knowledge Boxing Center of Lexington Park Hosted Their 10th Live Boxing Event

Knowledge Boxing Center of Lexington Park Hosted Their 10th Live Boxing Event

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, the Knowledge Boxing Center of Lexington Park put on its 10th live boxing event at the Willows Recreation Center. The exciting, well attended, family friendly event featured 15 bouts of live amateur boxing sanctioned by USA Boxing Inc. The matches featured 8 local Southern Maryland athletes as they competed...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha

Naval Air Station Patuxent River announced Jan. 30 that the installation is now in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha. Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions personnel can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there are additional steps...
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Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Threatening to Murder United States Congressman Ted Cruz

Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Threatening to Murder United States Congressman Ted Cruz

Justin Kuchta, age 39, of Annapolis, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a federal charge for threatening to murder a United States Member of Congress. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the United States Capitol Police; and Acting Superintendent of...
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