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MQ-25 Program Validates Future Mission Control System Through Simulated Test

MQ-25 Program Validates Future Mission Control System Through Simulated Test

The Navy’s MQ-25 program completed its first demonstration representing how the mission control system located aboard the aircraft carrier will control and transmit information to an unmanned air vehicle in the future. The April 11 demonstration validated the first build of the MD-5 Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System (UMCS), a combined hardware and...
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State Prison Inmate Homicide Under Investigation In Allegany County

State Prison Inmate Homicide Under Investigation In Allegany County

Maryland State Police homicide investigators are continuing their investigation into the apparent murder of an inmate yesterday afternoon at a state prison in Allegany County. The victim is identified as Michael Hall, 30, an inmate at the Washington Correctional Institution. According to Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) officials, Hall was...
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IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

With the April 18 deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today offered taxpayers still working on their 2016 taxes a number of tips. These tips are designed to help taxpayers avoid common errors that could delay their refunds or cause other tax problems in the future. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file electronically....
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE 4/16/2017 @ 11:50 A.M.: On April 15, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on northbound Leonardtown Road north of Cracklingtown Road. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound...
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Hobby Lobby in California is Open for Business

Hobby Lobby in California is Open for Business

UPDATE 4/14/2017: Hobby Lobby is open for business! The California store opened on Friday, April 14, 2017, for a “soft” opening. The store opened the doors, a few days ahead of the official grand opening. The grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is still scheduled to take place take place on Monday, April 17 at 9 a.m....
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24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

Twenty-four roller coaster riders at an Upper Marlboro amusement park were successfully transferred from their stalled ride to safety on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics and the Department Technical Rescue Team were alerted at about 5:35 pm, that a ride had stalled 80-feet above the ground at about a 30-degree angle....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

The change of weather has caused an increase of illegally operated off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and similar vehicles being operated throughout St. Mary’s County on roadways, private property, and in residential areas. These vehicles pose a considerable safety threat to riders and residents, whether on the public or private property. The St. Mary’s County...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

Capt. Scott Starkey, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer, and Dawn Simpson, installation school liaison officer, met with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education April 5 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Starkey spoke at the event, thanking St. Mary’s County public Schools for their commitment to military children during Month of...
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Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake Bay April 15

Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake Bay April 15

The state’s spring rockfish season begins Saturday, April 15, and anglers of all experience levels are invited to set out for the Chesapeake Bay from the shores of Calvert County. Home to the bay’s largest charter boat fleet, Calvert County’s experienced boat captains are standing by to help fishing enthusiasts reel in “the big...
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Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8900 block of Turkey Hill Road in La Plata for the report of two injured children. Upon arrival, officers found a two-year-old male and a five-year-old male (siblings) suffering from injuries after a tree fell...
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Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspects with Outstanding Assault Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at [email protected] Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text...
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Ancient Relative of The South Asian River Dolphin Found at Calvert Cliffs

Ancient Relative of The South Asian River Dolphin  Found at Calvert Cliffs

A rare dolphin fossil found along Calvert Cliffs in 1997 has been fully identified. A scientific paper documenting this find and authored by Stephen J. Godfrey at the Calvert Marine Museum, Lawrence G. Barnes of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Olivier Lambert at the Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Prince Frederick 4/13/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Prince Frederick 4/13/2017

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Cocaine: On 4/6/17 at 1:01 am, Trooper Stull and Trooper First Class Barlow stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Rousby Hall Rd. and Rt. 4 in Lusby. Several criminal indicators were noted and a K-9 scan was...
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Two Patrol Cars Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver on I-495

Two Patrol Cars Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver on I-495

Two unoccupied Maryland State Police patrol vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-495 last night in Prince George’s County were struck by a driver who was later arrested for driving while impaired. The driver is identified as Kenric L. Stephens, 62, of Temple Hills, Md. He is charged with driving while impaired...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs

Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs

On Friday, April 7, 2017,  at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Piney Church Road and Billingsley Road in Waldorf after the driver of a vehicle suddenly pulled out in front of an officer and then swerved between two lanes of traffic....
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Wednesday’s Pet is HUGO

Wednesday’s Pet is HUGO

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/12/2017 HUGO Featured Pet: Hugo Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Jack Russel Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Hugo is an older, fun loving Jack Russel Mix. He loves to play fetch, run and cuddle. Hugo would do best in a home with...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 9:45 am, Trooper First Class Costello from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Dares Beach Road, in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Caleb M. Fry, 26 of Prince Frederick, was observed driving without his seatbelt. A distinct odor of marijuana was emitting...
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Wanted Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct

Wanted Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct

On Friday, April 7, 2017, at approximately 9:39 am, Trooper First Class Costello from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the Calvert Village Shopping Center in Prince Frederick for a report of a wanted subject. Richard F. Virgin, 27 of Prince Frederick, was observed running into the woods. After a foot...
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Maryland State Police Trooper Rescues Injured Eagle

Maryland State Police Trooper Rescues Injured Eagle

A Maryland state troopers never knows who or what they may encounter during a shift, but they are always ready to help. This past Friday, Cpl. Justin Zimmerman, of the Maryland State Police Crash Team, saw something in the road ahead as he traveled south on Route 301 in Charles County As he approached,...
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Eastern Shore Trip Turns La Plata Lottery Novice into Scratch-off Winner

Eastern Shore Trip Turns La Plata Lottery Novice into Scratch-off Winner

Visiting family members on the Eastern Shore gave La Plata scratch-off novice Stephen Langer $10,000 reasons to smile! The lucky grandfather got to spend time with his grandchildren and later discovered that a Deluxe Crossword scratch-off he bought while he was there carried a $10,000 prize! Stephen found his lucky $5 instant ticket at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, Happy to be Alive

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, Happy to be Alive

Firefighters and EMS associates work very hard when on the job. One rescuer found himself rescuing someone while off-duty at a charity hockey game last week. Players found David Corcoran unresponsive on the ice the game between Capitol Police and West Caldwell Fire. Members from D.C. Fire Department’s hockey team who were watching the...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE 4/11/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 5:18 p.m., victim Lori Milligan, 56, drove to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on South Shangri-La Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest. The victim was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain...
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Leonardtown Hosts Annual Run and Walk for Hospice

Leonardtown Hosts Annual Run and Walk for Hospice

Many small towns host some type of charity event. Leonardtown hosted the 22nd annual Run and Fun Walk for Hospice at the governmental center at 8:30 a.m. April 8. The event, which began in 1996 to support the families of those in hospice care, started with a small team of individuals. One of these...
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CSM Celebrates Work of Administrative Professionals

CSM Celebrates Work of Administrative Professionals

The Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host Administrative Professionals Development Day to celebrate local administrative professionals 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 28 at the Leonardtown Campus. “Administrative professionals’ contributions are essential to the success of every organization,” said Debbie Friedrich, business developer with the Corporate Center. “This is...
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First Friday Brings the Beat to Leonardtown!

First Friday Brings the Beat to Leonardtown!

April 7th marked the debut appearance of the SoMar Drummers for an evening of family-friendly fun at the local Arts & Entertainment District. The audience participation Drum Circle drew in people from near and far to join together for an exciting evening of music and harmony. Hands-on participation was a highlight of the night...
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