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Police Request Public’s Assistance in Identifying Package Thief in Lexington Park

Police Request Public’s Assistance in Identifying Package Thief in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at 10:45 a.m., the suspect took a package that had been delivered to the victim’s home on Creeping Primrose Lane in Lexington Park. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident...
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Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

The panorama was reverent and festive as guests at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Annual Veterans Brunch drove one by one under a 20-by-30 American flag draped between the extended ladders of two local firetrucks. It was a fitting community welcome for the college’s veterans arriving to the Prince Frederick Campus to share...
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UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

Great Mills High School will be dismissing early today at 12:45 and students will take their normal buses home. Great Mills High School has been placed on lockdown. Reported sightings of a possibly armed individual in the area have been made. No one is permitted to enter or leave the facility until law enforcement...
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Drug House in Clements Declared a Nuisance

Drug House in Clements Declared a Nuisance

The County Attorney’s Office for St. Mary’s County and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announce the successful civil prosecution to have the property located at 24550 Horse Shoe Road in Clements declared a Nuisance. A Nuisance means a property that is used by persons for the specific purpose of illegally administering a controlled dangerous substance; for...
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FDR Boulevard Extension to Open to Traffic December 5

FDR Boulevard Extension to Open to Traffic December 5

The FDR Boulevard extension (0.72 mile), between Frist Colony Boulevard and the roundabout at Old Rolling Road, is scheduled to open to traffic on Wednesday, December 5. The left southbound lane on FDR Boulevard, approaching First Colony Boulevard, will become a “Left Turn Only” lane for motorists heading to the First Colony Shopping Center....
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Sheriff Cameron Sworn In to Fourth Straight Term

Sheriff Cameron Sworn In to Fourth Straight Term

St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron took the oath of office on Monday, December 3, 2018, along with other local elected officials. The Sheriff was elected last month to a historic fourth consecutive term. Only one other man served four terms as St. Mary’s County Sheriff in the office’s 381-year history, but those were...
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Police Investigating Murder of 25-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Murder of 25-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department were called to investigate a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The victim is 25-year-old Brian Crayton Jr. of Rock Lynn Circle in Waldorf. Detectives do not believe this was a random crime. On December 1st, at approximately 2:15 am,...
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Calvert Hospice Announces Two Grief Support Programs Starting in January

Calvert Hospice Announces Two Grief Support Programs Starting in January

Calvert Hospice will be offering two specialized grief support programs starting on January 15, 2019. Gone Without Me is a grief support program for spousal loss, an 8-week program that will focus on learning to live again after the loss of a spouse. Sessions will be held at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, located...
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties will take place on Monday, December 3 at noon. The test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay...
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MedStar St. Mary’s offers foot care awareness for National Diabetes Month

MedStar St. Mary’s offers foot care awareness for National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Wound Care Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital would like to remind patients living with diabetes how important it is to take care of themselves from head to toe. “Approximately a quarter of individuals living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer,” said Lisa Nelson, RN,...
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COPs Unit Hosting Food Drive Dec. 8, 2018

COPs Unit Hosting Food Drive Dec. 8, 2018

The Lexington Park Community Oriented Policing (COPs) Unit is hosting its Second Annual Food Drive on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Square between Ollie’s and Weis Market in Lexington Park. Along with collecting non-perishable food items for the Lexington Park food pantries, the COPs Unit will...
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Statement From Governor Larry Hogan on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Statement From Governor Larry Hogan on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement on the death of President George H.W. Bush: “It is with incredible sadness that we learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, a true patriot and statesman who embodied the decency and selfless service of America’s Greatest Generation. “As a decorated World War II...
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Troopers in St. Mary’s County Conducted Numerous Traffic and Criminal Initiatives During Thanksgiving Holiday Week

Troopers in St. Mary’s County Conducted Numerous Traffic and Criminal Initiatives During Thanksgiving Holiday Week

During the Thanksgiving Holiday (11/21/2018-11/25/2018) Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted numerous traffic and criminal initiatives to make our community and roadways safer. The troopers conducted a total of 617 traffic stops, resulting in 364 citations, 438 warnings and 77 safety equipment repairs orders being issued. These efforts additionally resulted in...
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Charles County Farmer hits Mega Millions for $30,000

Charles County Farmer hits Mega Millions for $30,000

Although not a regular Maryland Lottery player, a Charles County woman will chase big jackpots and did so in mid-October when the estimated Mega Millions prize was in the $1 billion range. She bought a $9 ticket that included the Megaplier multiplier feature. While her purchase didn’t turn her into a billionaire, it did...
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Mechanicsville Woman to Appear on Jeopardy! December 3rd

Mechanicsville Woman to Appear on Jeopardy! December 3rd

Bernadette Nguyen, an attorney from Mechanicsville, will compete on America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, on Monday, December 3, 2018 on WJLA-TV. You can watch Nguyen compete on JEOPARDY! on WJLA-TV (ABC 7). Please check your local listing for additional information or visit Jeopardy.com. JEOPARDY!’s 35th anniversary season premiered September 10, 2018. With a weekly audience...
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Marines’ New Unmanned Aircraft Training Facility Opens Doors

Marines’ New Unmanned Aircraft Training Facility Opens Doors

A new Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) training facility opened its doors Nov. 5 for Marines stationed in the Pacific region. Training and Logistics Support Activity (TALSA) PAC is located at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and managed by the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263),...
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Governor Larry Hogan & First Lady Yumi Hogan Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Governor Larry Hogan & First Lady Yumi Hogan Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan recognized Giving Tuesday by making a personal donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Maryland Charity Campaign. The Maryland Charity Campaign is a workplace charitable giving program that offers state employees and eligible retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Expanding its use of School Messenger Texting

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Expanding its use of School Messenger Texting

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will be expanding its use of School Messenger and activating a new communication feature that provides parents and staff with text message notifications. Text message recipients must opt-in to receive text alerts. The text alert feature will be available beginning the week of December 3, 2018. Parents and staff will receive an...
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UPDATE: 7-Year-Child Struck After Exiting School Bus in Charles County

UPDATE: 7-Year-Child Struck After Exiting School Bus in Charles County

UPDATE: On Tuesday, November 27 at 3:45 p.m., a Charles County Public School bus was stopped in the northbound lane of Oliver Shop Road near Trotter Road in Bryantown, discharging a 7-year-old female student. According to witnesses, the bus had activated its flashing red lights and flashing stop sign. The girl safely crossed in front...
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Charles County Public Schools Piloting Use of Student ID Badges

Charles County Public Schools Piloting Use of Student ID Badges

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is piloting the use of student identification (ID) badges. The pilot program is part of the school system’s increased focus on school safety and security. Pilot schools include J.P. Ryon Elementary School, John Hanson Middle School and La Plata High School. CCPS plans to implement student ID badge use...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative

For the seventh year in a row, Sheriff Tim Cameron is implemented Maximum Deployment of Sheriff’s Office personnel throughout St. Mary’s County this holiday season. The first public roll call took place on Friday, November 23, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Miramar Way in California. The press and public...
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College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

Anticipation is starting to build as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation gears up for #GivingTuesday, the annual international day of online giving that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The 24-hour event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 focuses on the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give to their communities following their...
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Experience the Glittering Light Art Show that is Annmarie Garden in Lights!

Experience the Glittering Light Art Show that is Annmarie Garden in Lights!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the Annmarie Garden in Lights schedule for the 2018 holiday season. This family-friendly light art event is a joyful outing for all ages – and has become a favorite Southern Maryland holiday tradition. The Garden is transformed with more than one million lights in dazzling and unique...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry honored 25 retirees and 65 award recipients at a banquet at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center on Friday, November 2. Honorees were recognized for completion of service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Captain William Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies. The...
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WARM Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As colder weather settles in, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services seeks additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (or WARM). The program is a winter emergency shelter program for homeless individuals in St. Mary’s County. Citizens who have wondered how they could make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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