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Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

The Department of Public Works is hosting an environmental outreach event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building parking lot (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). Backyard composting and rain barrel workshops, as well as free document shredding are available. Advance registration for workshops is required....
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Discover Quest World War I Commemoration Highlights Mallows Bay

Discover Quest World War I Commemoration Highlights Mallows Bay

Travel back in time to World War I and experience interactive programs highlighting Mallows Bay at the Discover Quest: World War I Commemoration Weekend from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23. The special event commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. Program Schedule: Friday, April 21 College of...
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Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required. “It is critical...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/22/17 CANDY Featured Pet: CANDY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Collie/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Candy is approximately 2 years old. She came into rescue from a hoarding situation, where they had over 100 dogs. Candy has...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Subway Sandwich Shop

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Subway Sandwich Shop

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Subway sandwich shop at 2112 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation showed a lone male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The cashier complied, and the...
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St. Leonard Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct

St. Leonard Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy A. Ostazeski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bowie Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a trespassing complaint. He spoke with the victim who advised that Kristin Brady, 27, of St. Leonard, had been living at his residence, until recently, when...
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Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Caught Shoplifting

Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Caught Shoplifting

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Deputy B. Sampson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival he was informed by the Loss Prevention Officer that a white female, later identified as Leah Clark, 31, of Chesapeake Beach, was seen...
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Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

The Solomons Business Association hosts the annual Taste of Solomons event usually from 11 am to 4 pm., this year the event will be held on March 25th, 2017. Restaurants and Shops Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages New tastes abound in the historic Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during...
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Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith will be relieved by Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson as Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) during a change of command ceremony to be held at the Washington Navy Yard, Admiral Leutze Park on Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, will be the...
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CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the College of Southern Maryland, the CSM Hawks have won the Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 10-12 at Garrett College. CSM now advances to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, March 21-25. “This team had the right guys at...
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Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

A robotics team from Berry Elementary School, the STEMtastic Jaguars, will represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) next month at the 2017 VEX Worlds – VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division competition. The team is one of only four Maryland elementary school teams that qualified to compete in the event, planned for April 23-25...
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Mechanicsville Couple Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Prince Frederick Walmart Parking Lot

Mechanicsville Couple Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Prince Frederick Walmart Parking Lot

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Deputy P. Wood of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart parking lot for a report that persons were seen in a car using drugs. He located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants who had visible track marks on their arms. His...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the rising heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis across the state of Maryland March 1. As reported in January 2017, Maryland is experiencing a rise in deaths from the use of potent and cheap synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is 80 times more...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017

During the week of March 20, to March 24, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the months of January and February 2017. 1/04/2017 – Michael Emmanuel Beal, age 26 of Clinton, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 1/06/2017 Brian Edward Thompson, age 34 of Clements, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd 1/07/2017...
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UPDATE: Dunkirk Fire Truck Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidenti n Huntingtown

UPDATE: Dunkirk Fire Truck Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidenti n Huntingtown

UPDATE : On March 18, 2017 at approximately 8:10 a.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Robinson Road in Huntingtown, Maryland for a report of an overturned fire department tanker truck. It was learned that Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Tanker 5 overturned while responding to 3725 Robinson Road...
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Two Men From La Plata and Bowie Arrested on Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

Two Men From La Plata and Bowie Arrested on Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

On March 16, 2017 members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Eastern and Northern District Tactical Narcotics Units and Tactical Narcotics Teams were working crime suppression in the area of Brooklyn Park. At approximately 11:40 a.m. detectives observed a Dodge Ram truck traveling south on Ritchie Highway near Cresswell Road and noticed that...
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Drug Counselor Under Contract with U.S. Probation Indicted for Conspiring to Obstruct Justice

Drug Counselor Under Contract with U.S. Probation Indicted for Conspiring to Obstruct Justice

A federal grand jury has indicted licensed drug counselor Jennifer Hamersky, a/k/a Jennifer Maroney and Jennifer Hurt, age 33, of Severn, Maryland, and Anthony Evans Owings Seen, a/k/a Tony, age 31, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, for conspiring to conceal alleged violations of pretrial release by one of Hamersky’s clients. The indictment was returned on...
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Hobby Lobby to Host Hiring Event in Lexington Park

Hobby Lobby to Host Hiring Event in Lexington Park

At this time, Hobby Lobby does not accept online applications for hourly personnel, so all applications must be made in person at Southern Maryland JobSource at 21795 – F N. Shangri – La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653, between Monday, March 20 – Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Applications will be accepted from 9:00...
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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Marcus Anthony Day, age 20. Day has an active arrest warrant for attempted robbery and assault stemming from an incident that occurred on August 2016 in Leonardtown. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at...
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Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Willie Jae Johnson, age 35. Johnson is a Tier III offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for life. He has an active arrest warrant for Failure to Register. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Jessica Helen Reed, a critically missing person. Reed was last seen on March 15, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., in the Manor Road area in Chaptico, Maryland. She may be operating a Gold 2000 Buick Lasabre with Maryland tags – 8CD6202. Anyone...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Theft Suspects in Charles County

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Theft Suspects in Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the identity of two suspects wanted in multiple thefts from autos. Surveillance footage from a home security system captured a shot of one suspect as he was walking in between cars. On March 7 at 4:15 a.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Sandstone Street in Waldorf...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

On Friday, March 4, 2017, the staff of the St. Mary’s County Child Support Enforcement Unit received the coveted Bronze Golden Plate Award as well as the much sought-after Executive Director’s Most Improved Award. These awards were given to the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services in recognition of the work performed by...
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