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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February...
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UPDATE: Four Students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Arrested for Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room

UPDATE: Four Students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Arrested for Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room

UPDATE 2/14/2018 @ 12:21 p.m.: Kyndle Joshua Terrell-Jones, 18, of Owings Mills, Kevin Louis Makle, 18, of Finksburg, Judge Clifford Payne, 18, of Laurel were members of the 2017-18 St. Mary’s College of Maryland Seahawk Men’s Basketball team. 2/14/2018 @ 11:00 a.m.: On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., four men entered a college...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

During the week of February 12, to February 16, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

All Charles County public schools are opening on time today, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Bus service will not be available on the following roads: Pomfret Road Turkey Hill Road Livingston Road between Hawthorne and Pomfret roads Billingsley Road from Livingston Road to Dutton’s Bridge (Maintenance Place)C Call the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) transportation...
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Calvert County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Calvert County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Calvert County Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 • 12-month employees, including emergency personnel, report on time. • There will be no a.m. Pre-Kindergarten. • No Child Nutrition Workers are to report prior to 8:00 a.m.  • The workday for 10- and 11-month employees will begin 2...
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Charles County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Charles County Schools Opening Two Hours Late Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will open two hours late today, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. There is a code two, which is a two hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled for today. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools will...
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Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Volunteers from across NAS Patuxent River will lend their expertise and assistance at the Technology and Arts Expo hosted by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) Saturday, Feb. 10. Open to the public for the cost of museum admission, the expo will introduce and reaffirm Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts...
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Calvert County Public Schools Opening Two Hours Late Today, Monday, Feb, 5, 2018

Calvert County Public Schools Opening Two Hours Late Today, Monday, Feb, 5, 2018

Calvert County Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late on Monday, February 5, 2018. Code 1 for 12 month employees. • There will be no a.m. Pre-Kindergarten. • All emergency personnel report on time. • No Child Nutrition Workers, including Child Nutrition Drivers, are to report prior to 8:00 a.m.  • 12-month personnel...
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Charles County Public Schools Opening Two Hours Late Today, Monday, Feb, 5, 2018

Charles County Public Schools Opening Two Hours Late Today, Monday, Feb, 5, 2018

Good morning. Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools are opening two hours late today, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. There is a code two for staff who follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools opens at 8 a.m. today.  Charles County Public...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/5/2018 to 2/9/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/5/2018 to 2/9/2018

During the week of February 5, to February 9, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/29/2018 to 2/2/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/29/2018 to 2/2/2018

During the week of January, 29 to February 2, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Patuxent High School Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Husband

Patuxent High School Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Husband

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Spalding of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Sagebrush Drive in Lusby for the report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, Spalding spoke with the complainant, who advised his wife, Nancy Jane Crosby, 46 of Lusby, hit him in the face. The...
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Charles County High School Substitute Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

Charles County High School Substitute Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

On January 25, 2018, Charles County Sheriff’s officers arrested Noble Maurice Miller, 22, of Waldorf, after a Charles County Grand Jury indicted him on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and solicitation of a minor. The incidents occurred during the 2016–17 school year and during the fall of the current school year while...
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UPDATE: Booking Photo Added – Waldorf Man Arrested at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School After Assault

UPDATE: Booking Photo Added – Waldorf Man Arrested at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School After Assault

On Monday, January 22, 2018, at approximately 3:10 p.m., an adult male subject was attending a meeting at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School when he became disorderly. As he exited the school, he began assaulting several individuals known to him who were also present. A School Resource Officer was on the scene and subsequently discharged...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/22/2018 to 1/26/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/22/2018 to 1/26/2018

During the week of January, 15 to January 19, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will operate on a two hour delay for students. This includes full day Head Start. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. Normal schedule for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Dear CCPS Staff, Parents and Guardians: I want to inform you of the arrest of a substitute teacher this morning. The arrest is the result of inappropriate behavior with a student and was discovered when several students reported it to the School Resource Officer at John Hanson Middle School. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS)...
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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/15/2018 to 1/19/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/15/2018 to 1/19/2018

During the week of January, 15 to January 19, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl. On January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

With the 2018 Legislative Session officially underway, Governor Larry Hogan introduced several pieces of emergency legislation that will provide paid leave benefits to our citizens, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability in our schools, including the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, a compromise proposal to fix a deeply flawed bill passed by...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Code 2 for staff. Please visit www.smcps.org for additional details and updates. Stay safe out there. St. Mary’s County Government: Normal Calvert County: Calvert County Public Schools: has now revised it’s decision. Schools are now CLOSED on January 9, 2018....
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Charles County Public Schools Closing Early on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Charles County Public Schools Closing Early on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Due to anticipated inclement weather this afternoon, including the strong possibility of freezing rain, all Charles County public schools are closing two-hours early today, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Schools will dismiss students two hours earlier than the standard afternoon dismissal times. There will be no bus pick up for afternoon prekindergarten students, and all...
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