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NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River held an emergency response exercise, Feb. 1, as part of the Navy’s Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) exercise. SC-CS17 is an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Navy installations within the continental United States. The purpose of SC-CS17 is to ensure that the Navy is ready to respond to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

A lucky 21-year-old Southern Maryland resident just claimed his second large Lottery prize in six months. He discovered his $100,000 top-prize winning Super Crossword scratch-off last week at Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park. The California, Md. man purchased some crossword-style scratch-offs and took them home to play. Once home, he scratched off...
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Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

UPDATE 2/2/17 @ 1:15 p.m.: NAS Patuxent River evacuated Building 2185 temporarily Feb. 2 as a response to a suspicious package. Following a call of a suspicious package in Building 2185 at NAS Patuxent River at shortly before 11 a.m. the building was evacuated for the safety of personnel. The package was inspected by...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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Officers Use Social Media to Track Down Suspected Deer Poachers

Officers Use Social Media to Track Down Suspected Deer Poachers

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers made four deer poaching cases and gained a conviction in recent enforcement action. Using social media, officers tracked down a convicted Carroll County deer poacher and charged him with eight new violations Friday. Tyler James Murphy, 21, of Union Bridge, posted pictures on Facebook of an antlerless deer he...
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$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

A routine trip to pick up the weekly groceries turned exciting when a Berwyn Heights resident checked his Powerball ticket. He discovered that little piece of paper in his wallet was worth a wad! The lucky man matched five of six numbers in the Jan. 25 drawing to win the game’s $50,000 prize. The...
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Know Your Role on Super Bowl Sunday

Know Your Role on Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why NHTSA is urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. NHTSA’s Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Joseph Tyrone Holton AKA”Cowboy”, 54, of Leonardtown, as a distributor of crack cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and was executed by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), Vice/Narcotics support team members, and a K-9 deputies. As deputies approached the residence,...
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Two Arrested for Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Great Mills

Two Arrested for Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Great Mills

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 2:02 a.m., Trooper Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Upper Kells Lane, in Great Mills, for the report of breaking and entering to motor vehicles. Tpr. Mulhearn made contact with a witness, who advised they had seen two males searching inside...
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Deputies in Calvert County will be Conducting Saturation Patrols Throughout Super Bowl Weekend

Sheriff Mike Evans would like the public to know the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety of our citizens. In 2015, 10,265 people nationwide lost their lives to drunk driving crashes. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office strives to have zero traffic related deaths. Deputies will be conducting extra saturation patrols throughout...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/1/17 is HARRY Featured Pet: HARRY Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (18 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Harry is an almost 1-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. He is well socialized and always happy. Harry is still young...
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Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at approximately 4:30p.m. , units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Mallory Square, in Port Republic, for a report of a young child struck by a vehicle in the driveway. It was learned that...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Assualt

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Assualt

On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at approximately 4:55 a.m., Trooper Rutkoski from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a residence on the 26000 block of Dixon Way, in Mechanicsville, for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that Terry Lee Phillips, 50, of Mechanicsville, had pointed a firearm at two subjects employed by a...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Corporal J. Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estate Drive in Lexington Park to assist another deputy with a conservator. During the investigation, the suspect, David Eric Strain, age 30, of Lexington Park was located in the residence. Deputies confirmed...
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Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

The State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci wants to remind all Marylanders of the importance and value of fire prevention. Nine fire deaths have been recorded during the first 30 days of the New Year. Six of these deaths involved victims under the age of 18. Two victims were over the age of 50...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Prince Frederick

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 3:45 pm, Corporal Esnes of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Route 231 in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver, James A. Farrell, 28 of St. Leonard, became irate and argumentative. He was asked to exit the vehicle....
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Marbury Man Arrested for Selling Prescription Pills at Gas Station

Marbury Man Arrested for Selling Prescription Pills at Gas Station

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station in the 600 block of Charles Street in La Plata for the report of a subject attempting to sell prescription pills. Upon arrival, officers located the subject near the gas pumps. Based on...
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Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is pleased to announce that Retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells and Assistant Fire Chief Darren O. Ware were recognized as The Knights of Columbus “Career Fire Fighter of the Year.” The award presentation was made on Saturday, January 28th, at the Knights of Columbus...
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Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has begun stocking about 338,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state ahead of the 2017 fishing season. “The trout stocking program raises several hundred thousand trout at our hatcheries, which are stocked for anglers of all ages and skill levels,” said Maryland Fishing and Boating Services Director David...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce, legislation that will restructure and protect Maryland’s current underperforming employee pension system. The proposed legislation will allow the state to begin paying down the unfunded liability in the current pension system while creating a sustainable retirement system that will...
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Former Aide at a PG County School Pleads Guilty to 15 Counts of Production of Child Pornography

Former Aide at a PG County School Pleads Guilty to 15 Counts of Production of Child Pornography

Deonte Carraway, age 22, of Glenarden, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography, involving 12 minor victims ranging in age from nine to 13 years old. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special...
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Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

On Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Maryland State Highway Administration will be working on the new fender system on MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) bridge over Patuxent River (“Benedict Bridge”). Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will have a one way flagging operation from 9 p.m....
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Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

On Friday, January 27, 2017, at approximately 11:25 a.m. firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District and Hughesville were alerted to report of a house fire at 26600 N Sandgates Road, in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home with fire and smoke showing. It took over...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 a.m., on January 29, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision at southbound I-95 at Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) in Beltsville, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver...
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