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Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Powassan (POW) virus is transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Approximately 75 cases of POW virus disease were reported in the United States over the past 10 years. Most cases have occurred in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory...
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FRCMA Sailor’s innovative idea wins Athena Project DC 2.0, Adm. Sims Award for Intellectual Courage

FRCMA Sailor’s innovative idea wins Athena Project DC 2.0, Adm. Sims Award for Intellectual Courage

Early in her career, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerin Raby had so many bruises on her shoulders and legs, a shipmate expressed his concerns about her health and well-being. It was that experience as an aviation maintainer on an aircraft carrier lugging a 65-pound toolbox up and down steep stairwells to get to the...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced April 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

During the week of Mat 8, to May 12, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

The Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay and warns the public of this dangerous act. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3 a.m., involving the motor vessels Salome, Bulk Spain, and AM Annaba. Additionally, a pilot vessel was...
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Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer in the state, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding her offspring. Too often, well-intentioned people find and remove...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Unit will conduct impaired and aggressive driver patrols using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office as well as an impaired driver checkpoint on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The Charles County...
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Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

The Maryland Lottery is looking for another $50,000 Bonus Match 5 winner. Check your numbers from the Wednesday, May 3 drawing to see if you’re holding the lucky ticket. The winner purchased the ticket at Charles Station, located at 3030 St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. The ticket matches all five winning numbers from the...
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Charles County Couple Wins $30,000 on Scratch-Off at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg

Charles County Couple Wins $30,000 on Scratch-Off at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg

Give teacher Eric Koch of Swan Point an “A” for initiative and creativity in the way he told his wife that a $30,000 winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off had come their way. His Lottery luck began when the Charles County husband stopped by Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg to try out the new $3...
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Calvert County Visitor Center Expands Spring and Summer Hours

Calvert County Visitor Center Expands Spring and Summer Hours

Spring and summer is when visitors begin streaming back to Calvert County for vacations, day trips and a variety of fun activities for the entire family. To help tourists, motorists and boaters with travel plans, directions and general information, Calvert County’s visitor information center is expanding its hours of operation. The center will be...
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Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7-13 this year. Prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30.  Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.  Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Take the time today to ensure...
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St. Mary’s County Detention Center Earns 100 Percent Compliance Rating

St. Mary’s County Detention Center Earns 100 Percent Compliance Rating

On Thursday, May 4, Assistant Sheriff Major Michael Merican along with Captain Deborah L. Diedrich, Acting Division Commander, Captain Denise E. Mohun-Hintze, Operations, and Mary Ann Thompson, Support Services Administrator, presented the plaque for 100 percent State Standards Compliance to staff at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During the presentation, Merican, previously the...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Eating fresh and eating local is made easy every spring with an abundance of fresh food from Calvert County’s farmers, agri-businesses and watermen. Calvert County’s four weekly farmers markets return the first week in May with early harvests ready for sale on the following schedule: • Tuesdays in Prince Frederick in the Calvert Memorial...
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Help Identify Theft Suspect who Stole Items from Several Motor Vehicles in California

Help Identify Theft Suspect who Stole Items from Several Motor Vehicles in California

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 2:10 a.m., the suspects entered and stole items from several motor vehicles in the 22000 block of Alydar Dive in California. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or about the incident is asked to contact Deputy First Class R. Steinbach at 301-475-4200, ext. *8055...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office informs potential recruits

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office informs potential recruits

On April 26, 2017, Correctional Officer First Class Ben Luffey, Deputy Shawn Bowie, and Mark Clark, background investigator, spoke with multiple classes throughout the day at the JROTC program at Great Mills High School. Coincidentally, both Luffey and Bowie are graduates of the school. Luffey said, “My job is the best job in the...
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Sobriety Checkpoint in Charles County to be Conducted on Friday

Sobriety Checkpoint in Charles County to be Conducted on Friday

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the La Plata Police Department, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, May 5th, 2017 in Charles County. There will also be special saturation patrols over the next several days. These initiatives...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Incidents in the Wildewood Area

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Incidents in the Wildewood Area

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office working in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools is actively investigating several citizen reports of a woman in a van or SUV approaching children in an attempt to lure them into her vehicle possibly. The woman is suspected of approaching children while they are waiting at...
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Help Identify Theft Suspect who Stole Woman’s Purse in California

Help Identify Theft Suspect who Stole Woman’s Purse in California

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at approximately 9:15 a.m, a tall black male (seen in the video) stole a purse containing a very large sum of cash. The victim was at the Cheseldine Car Wash, at 22667 Mercedes Drive, in California, when the suspect stole a purse containing $5,000 cash from the front seat of...
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Employees Graduate from Rigorous Systems Engineering and Systems Integration Programs at Naval Postgraduate School

Employees Graduate from Rigorous Systems Engineering and Systems Integration Programs at Naval Postgraduate School

Twenty-three Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) employees received their Master of Science degrees in systems engineering (MSSE) or engineering systems (MSES) and 13 earned their Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) certificates from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) at a graduation ceremony here Apr. 13. Graduate Joan Melendez,...
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Police in Charles County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Vandalism Suspects

Police in Charles County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Vandalism Suspects

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, between 1:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke out windows to several cars in the Highgrove and Kingsview neighborhoods, in Charles County. Nothing was reported stolen. A home surveillance camera showed two subjects who may be connected to the vandalism. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Suburban Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a shooting. Deputies and Maryland State Troopers arrived on scene and made contact with a 25-year-old St. Inigoes man suffering from injuries. The victim claimed to have been...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will be focusing on the central portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive....
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Former Pastor from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Fraud Charges

Former Pastor from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Fraud Charges

On Monday, May 1, 2017, John S. Mattingly, age 71, of Charlotte Hall, Maryland, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with a scheme to steal funds from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, while he was the pastor. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Knife Assault on Roommate

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Knife Assault on Roommate

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Deputies from St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 48000 block of Park Pines Rd., Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, Sgt. K. Moritz met with the victim who advised, Adam Silcott Roberts, 24 of Lexington Park, and the victim share an apartment. There was an...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Iverson Drive, Lexington Park, for an alleged harassment. Deputies met with the victim who advised the suspect had called the victims cell phone while an active Protective Order was in place.  While Deputies were on scene, the suspect identified as Yelena Marie Mcafee, 19 of...
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