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2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

The annual Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) for youth takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The SMILE show features youth competitors (ages 6 through 21 years) from around Southern Maryland and more than 300 show animals (beef and dairy cows,...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Not only is Calvert County home to four outdoor farmers markets each week, but there are an abundance of roadside stands from which to shop for fresh local produce. Right now customers are enjoying freshly harvested asparagus and potatoes. Toward the end of June, zucchini will start hitting the stands and so will blueberries,...
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Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Four suspects are charged in connection with armed robberies in Prince George’s County and are believed to be linked to several other such crimes in the region. Over the span of just four weeks, detectives believe these same suspects targeted 10 separate 7-Elevens in three counties. The convenience stores are in Prince George’s County,...
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Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

On June 13, 2017, between midnight and 5:00 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into three unlocked cars in the area of Helen Court in Indian Head. Clothing and headphones were stolen. Officer S. Griffith is investigating. On June 12, 2017, at 4:10 a.m., four males were observed trying to break into cars in the area...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

On Friday, June 9, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was parked in the parking lot of a business in the 6200 block of Crain Highway in La Plata when he observed two males entering the CVS Pharmacy. The males had their hoods up, wrapped tightly around their...
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SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is issuing capital credit refunds totaling nearly $3.8 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $2.2 million will be issued in early July. Active eligible customer-members will receive credits on their bills and checks will be issued to eligible former members. Special refunds of about $1.6 million...
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Solomons Island Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Solomons Island Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Between May 14 and June 3, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received calls for a black male, in his early 50’s, with a beard sitting in a white Lexus exposing himself to passersby in the CVS, in the Solomons Island parking lot. Deputies were able to locate the subject in the area of...
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NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations and Total Force Stephen Cricchi accepted the 2016 Adm. James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award June 15 during a modest conference room ceremony. The award, which Cricchi accepted on behalf of NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, was one of two top naval aviation safety awards...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school...
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News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

Another online newspaper is reporting that a stabbing had been reported on Friday on North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, in Lexington Park. They then updated the article to say that “Police and EMT are on the scene with a 25 year old male with stab wounds in the face area....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

On May 31, Deputy First Class Lacey Johnson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Brix finished the Basic Canine Handler Course and were certified at their K-9 Center by Master Canine Trainer Todd Fleenor. Master Canine Trainer Brian Fleig from the Anne Arundel County Police and Rene Cuyler from the Charles...
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ALERT: Phone Scam in Reference to Jury Duty

ALERT: Phone Scam in Reference to Jury Duty

Phone scam in reference to you missing jury duty or that you need to pay money to satisfy a warrant is completely false. There is currently a phone scam being conducted by a subject who claims to be from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office & advises that there is a warrant for your arrest...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2017 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 23 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

During the week of June 19, to June 23, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding  Juvenile Apprehensions for the Month of May 2017. No further information is available at this time. 5/26/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Second Degree Assault at Esperanza Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE 6/15/2017: the victim of a fire which occurred on June 8, 2017 at 41340 Riverview Road in Mechanicsville of St. Mary’s County has succumbed due to his injuries. Joseph L. Williams, 70, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Washington Hospital Center Burn Unit and the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined his...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Report for 6/15/2017

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Report for 6/15/2017

During the three week period between May 15 through June 4, 2017 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3,985 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary Case: On May 15, 2017, at approximately 8:15pm, Deputy K. Parks responded to a reported burglary on Serenity Court, in Prince Frederick. Upon arriving the...
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State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

Major Weekend Lane Closures Anne Arundel County • Inner loop I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) ramp to MD 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) – Concrete patching – Ramp closure and detour Saturday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and concrete pour and cure Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. Charles County • Southbound MD 5 (Leonardtown...
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Routine Leads to $50,000 Powerball Prize for Bowie Man

Routine Leads to $50,000 Powerball Prize for Bowie Man

Unlike Powerball players around the country, a Bowie man wasn’t chasing the $447.8 million jackpot in the June 10 drawing when he lined up to buy his $4 ticket. The 58-year-old simply enjoys his routine and plays Mega Millions and Powerball no matter how high the jackpots climb. Imagine his surprise to discover he...
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VIDEO: Woman Flown from Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

VIDEO: Woman Flown from Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a motor vehicle accident, reported to be serious in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover t-bone style accident involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. The occupant of the passenger vehicle was trapped under the trailer. The...
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Car Fire in Chaptico Under Investigation

Car Fire in Chaptico Under Investigation

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at approximately 2:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County dispatch received a call for a vehicle fully engulfed with fire along Lacey Family Lane, in Chaptico. The owner of the vehicle has been contacted in regards to the fire. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Office of the State...
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Lexington Park Resident Catches Record White Catfish in Potomac River

Lexington Park Resident Catches Record White Catfish in Potomac River

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed a St. Mary’s County man has set a new nontidal state fishing record for white catfish. The fish was recognized as a game fish a few years ago, but until now nobody had broken the seven-pound minimum weight to be eligible for state records. Jacob Vosburgh, 20, of Lexington...
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