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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened their meeting by presenting  Proclamations in recognition of White Cane Day, Red Ribbon Week – Young Marines, Red Ribbon Week – Health Department and Economic Development Week. The Commissioners then convened...
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Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a student at Old Mill High School notified the administration and the SRO (School Resource Officer) that they may have seen a student armed with a gun a few hours prior. Officers and administration immediately began an investigation and identified the person of interest. A...
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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ridge Road, in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival police learned that a male victim had been stabbed multiple times by his girlfriend, who was later identified as Kimberly Renee Freeman, 31,...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., Calvert County Animal Control dispatch received a call in regard to two kittens having been thrown into the river by a white male with a beard in a maroon in color Buick SUV. An Animal Control Officer arrived on scene at approximately 1:25 p.m. and...
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Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Principal Diane Roberts of Westlake High School released the following statement on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “Dear Parents and Guardians: The first incident occurred after lunch in the hallway, and the 2nd incident occurred after 6th period outside of the school library. Students got into a fight and staff members and administration intervened and...
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Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County tonight approved a plan put forth by Superintendent George Arlotto requesting more than $7.4 million in a recurring supplemental operating budget request from the Anne Arundel County Government for funds sufficient for Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ school transportation contractors to provide every one of their...
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Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

The Board of Education of Charles County met Oct. 12, 2021, for its regular meeting. A complete meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at ccboe.com, and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/featured. Important meeting updates COVID-19 update Superintendent Maria Navarro and Charles County...
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Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, 42, of CaliforniaUPDATE 10/14/2021: Wooldridge, now 42, is prohibited from owning or processing firearms due to a second degree murder conviction in 1997. On June 17, 1996, Jason Aaron Jensen, along with Brian Wooldridge, Jean Nance, and Rachel Whitman, met up with Adrian Pilkington, the victim, at a McDonald’s restaurant in...
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Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Finale with The Amish Outlaws on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Finale with The Amish Outlaws on Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Summer of Music in Leonardtown comes to an exciting conclusion when the Amish Outlaws perform in Leonardtown Square for the first time on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Concert time is from 3:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m. The Amish Outlaws, a dynamic cover band from Amish country, is one of the most popular bands...
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Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Curry released the following message. “For Tuesday, October 12, 2021, we do not know if all buses will have drivers for the morning and afternoon routes. On Monday, October 11, 2021, there were 22 busses that did not run, and 8 schools that were impacted by absent drivers....
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Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Superintended Daniel D. Curry released the following email on Sunday, October 10, 2021. “Parents and guardians: We have been advised that there will be a number of bus drivers who will call out sick tomorrow in an effort to draw attention to their challenges with pay and benefits. We want...
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Lucky Lexington Park Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at St. Mary’s County Rod ‘N Reel

Lucky Lexington Park Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at St. Mary’s County Rod ‘N Reel

Winning the top prize on a scratch-off is an amazing experience. Consider how it would feel to win $1 million on one game and then, a year later, $100,000 on a different game. That second big win just happened to a St. Mary’s County man, who is a self-proclaimed scratch-off guru. Lady luck first...
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ARREST VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested For Arson and Threats with Handgun

ARREST VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested For Arson and Threats with Handgun

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, Trooper First Class M. Posch of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a residence on Sue Drive, in Lexington Park for a reported Threat of Arson. While responding to the call police were told an adult male was trying to light the side of an occupied trailer...
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Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has expanded COVID-19 screening requirements to students in Grades 7-12 who participate in CCPS-sponsored extracurricular activities. The expansion is effective immediately for high school students who participate in school marching bands. Starting Monday, Oct. 25, students in Grades 7-12 who participate in specific extracurricular activities must provide proof of...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins $150,000 Powerball

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $150,000 Powerball

Eric Brown is a faithful Powerball player. He doesn’t care if the jackpot is $40 million or $600 million – he always buys a month’s worth of Powerball. This time, his favorite numbers proved very lucky for the St. Mary’s County resident. Although he didn’t bring home $570 million jackpot on September 29th, he...
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Overnight Work on Thomas Johnson Bridge Expected to be Complete by October 22

Overnight Work on Thomas Johnson Bridge Expected to be Complete by October 22

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin repairing potholes and replacing fencing along the MD 4 (Governor Thomas Johnson) Bridge at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line starting Monday, October 11. This is routine maintenance work that will take place overnight, 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 5, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup –  October 5, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and acknowledged four significant milestones with Proclamations. The Commissioners proclaimed National 4-H Week, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Case Management Recognition Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Commission on People with...
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7 Ways to Tell If You Need to Replace Your Furnace

7 Ways to Tell If You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Your furnace has served you well for however long you have had it. Sure, you might have had some ups and downs, and there might have been times when the furnace needed repair or some attention. For the most part, though, it has been able to do the job of keeping your home comfortable...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Anne Arundel County Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

Maryland State Police Arrest Anne Arundel County Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

Maryland State Police arrested a man on Friday, October 1, 2021, on charges he solicited sex from an undercover trooper who was posing as a child over the Internet in Anne Arundel County. Juwell Rae-Kwon Jackson, 25, of Randallstown, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was transported to...
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Volunteers Sought for Boards, Commissions and Committees in St. Mary’s County

Volunteers Sought for Boards, Commissions and Committees in St. Mary’s County

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County is inviting interested citizens to volunteer their time to the community by serving on various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The county’s website provides detailed descriptions of the various boards and the membership application at https://www.stmarysmd.com/boards/. Applications must include a resume and be submitted no later than Nov. 19,...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Killed 20-Year-Old Aquasco Man

Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Killed 20-Year-Old Aquasco Man

On Friday, October 1, 2021, at approximately 3:24 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15300 block of Woodville Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a van and a motorcycle. An off-duty Charles County Sheriff’s officer was the first to arrive on the scene....
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Police in Charles County Charge Bryans Road Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm While Investigating Assault Case

Police in Charles County Charge Bryans Road Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm While Investigating Assault Case

On September 30, 2021, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were conducting an investigation into an assault and were inside a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Court in Bryans Road. During the investigation, detectives found a loaded firearm inside the house. Edward Carroll Gaines, 73, of Bryans Road, is prohibited from...
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Alzheimer’s Association Invites Charles County Residents to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association Invites Charles County Residents to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

More than 200 Charles County residents and their families and friends will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charles County on Saturday, October 2 at the La Plata Town Hall. Returning to lead this year’s Walk are Jeannine James,...
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