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Diggs Elementary School in Charles County School Releases Statement on Knife Brought to School and Threat Made by Student

Diggs Elementary School in Charles County School Releases Statement on Knife Brought to School and Threat Made by Student

The following letter was sent out by Debra Calvert, the Principal at Diggs Elementary School. November 16, 2021 Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff: This morning, school administrators learned that a student allegedly had a knife in his bookbag. Students reported to a teacher after the morning arrival that a classmate showed them a knife...
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Charles County Board of Education to Hold Work Session on Monday, November 22, 2021

Charles County Board of Education to Hold Work Session on Monday, November 22, 2021

The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a 6:00 p.m., work session on Monday, November 22, 2021, in the boardroom at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting is open to the public....
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 16, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 16, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The Commissioners recognized several graduates of the 2021 Citizens Academy. The 2021 Citizens Academy featured a nine-week series of Tuesday evening sessions presented by St. Mary’s County Government departments and partner agencies focusing on policies and...
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AUDIO: 16-Year-Old Transported to Trauma Center After Stabbing at Patuxent High School in Calvert County

AUDIO: 16-Year-Old Transported to Trauma Center After Stabbing at Patuxent High School in Calvert County

On November 16, 2021 at 11:18 a.m., a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Patuxent High School responded to report of a stabbing in the cafeteria area of the school. The SRO determined a physical altercation involving two juvenile males had ensued resulting in injury. Preliminary investigation revealed, a 15-year-old male suspect stabbed a...
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Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules

Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving. In addition, the county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered Thursday, Nov. 25 or Friday, Nov. 26. However, homebound seniors are provided...
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NAS Patuxent River Gate 1 Closed for Repairs from Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

NAS Patuxent River  Gate 1 Closed for Repairs from Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is scheduled to close NAS Patuxent River Gate 1 from Thursday, November 18, 2021, to Sunday, November 21, 2021 for repairs. Gate 2 will remain open for 24-7 operations for the duration of the closure period. Gate 3 will maintain normal hours of during this period.
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Calvert County Health Department Releases Statement After the Wrong 6-Year-Old Child Mistakenly Vaccinated at Public School

Calvert County Health Department Releases Statement After the Wrong 6-Year-Old Child Mistakenly Vaccinated at Public School

On November 11, 2021, the Calvert County Health Department released the following statement: This week, the Calvert County Health Department, has been providing Covid vaccines to students in our county’s schools. The Health Department has teamed with Calvert County Public Schools to provide influenza vaccinations for well over a decade. During that time, protocols...
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Maryland Woman Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Medicaid Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Maryland Woman Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Medicaid Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Sikirat Adunni Brown, 60, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was sentenced today to 13 months in prison for defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of more than $340,000. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office Criminal Division, Maureen R....
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Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

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

We have a winner! A lucky Bonus Match 5 player is going into the holiday season with an unexpected $50,000 prize to enjoy, thanks to a winning ticket bought in the Tuesday, Nov. 9 drawing. Lottery retailer Foods In of Waldorf sold the ticket, which matches the five winning numbers of 7, 12, 15,...
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Maryland Reports Early Deer Hunting Season 2021 Results

Maryland Reports Early Deer Hunting Season 2021 Results

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters harvested 16,281 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 17% decrease from last year’s official harvest of 19,616 deer for the same period. The early season harvest decline was attributed to multiple factors, including warm weather during...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison for Murder at Beer 4 U in 2017

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison for Murder at Beer 4 U in 2017

UPDATE 11/10/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Anthony Dangelo Wilkins, 38, of Waldorf, to 70 years in prison for the Second-Degree Murder of Miaquita Gray, Attempted Second-Degree Murder of Emmanuel Perkins, Second-Degree Assault of Steven Mason, Jr.,...
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Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

The Miller family owned and operated Maryland International Raceway for 25 years, from 1990 to 2014 and then sold the facility to IRG Sports & Entertainment in 2015. Royce stayed on with IRG for the last seven years as the Chief Operating Officer with duties and guidance for all the IRG owned tracks as...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Muschette Inducted Into Alma Mater’s Hall of Fame

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Muschette Inducted Into Alma Mater’s Hall of Fame

Corporal Gerard Muschette, who serves as the School Resource Officer for Great Mills High School, was recently inducted into the Geneva College Athletics Hall of Fame in Pennsylvania for his outstanding football career there. Graduating from Geneva College in 2011, Muschette was inducted into its Hall of Fame for athletics this year. The college...
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Calvert County School Foundation Awards Educator Grants

Calvert County School Foundation Awards Educator Grants

Calvert County Public Schools is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Calvert County School Foundation grants that foster creative approaches to education. Bonnie Barrett, President, Board of Directors for the Foundation, stated “We are very excited about this year’s recipients, we look forward to seeing the lasting impact in each school.” The...
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UPDATE: Solomons Vet Reopened Following Devastating Fire Nearly 6 Months Ago

UPDATE: Solomons Vet Reopened Following Devastating Fire Nearly 6 Months Ago

UPDATE 11/10/2021: On May 24, 2021, the Solomons Vet suffered a devastating fire. They are excited to announce their reopening on Wednesday, November 10, 2021! We will be offering the same great care and customer service that you have grown to know but in limited space as construction is completed in the rest of...
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Calvert Hospice Announces Grief Workshop for Adults and Children on December 4, and December 8, 2021

Calvert Hospice Announces Grief Workshop for Adults and Children on December 4, and December 8, 2021

Seeking the Light: Beyond the Broken Heart is a holiday grief workshop for adults. It will be held December 4, 2021 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road, Prince Frederick. There is a $20 supply fee, but scholarships are available. Participants will participate in...
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Additional Police Presence to be at Leonardtown High School 11/9/2021

Additional Police Presence to be at Leonardtown High School 11/9/2021

Leonardtown High School released the following statement today: Last night, Sunday, November 7, 2021, a non credible threat towards LHS was posted on Instagram. The Office of Safety and Security immediately notified law enforcement who began an investigation. Out of an abundance of caution, additional police presence will be at LHS today. Even though...
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Leonardtown High School Closed on Friday, November 5, 2021

Leonardtown High School Closed on Friday, November 5, 2021

As a result of a power outage at Leonardtown High School on Thursday morning, the school was closed Thursday, November 4, 2021. Students were returned home for virtual learning. Elementary buses in the central area of the county were delayed. The Department of Maintenance has identified the issue causing the power outage, the parts...
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UPDATE: Police Say Family of Driver of Pickup Truck That Killed Henry Stauffer Were Attempting to Send Him to Colorado

UPDATE: Police Say Family of Driver of Pickup Truck That Killed Henry Stauffer Were Attempting to Send Him to Colorado

UPDATE 11/4/2021: According to court documents, Ryan Nicholas Cherrico, 31, of Loveville was the operator of the red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Witnesses advised there was a single occupant of the truck, and the crash was captured on nearby video surveillance. Evidence showed the...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 2, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 2, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County hosted a joint meeting with the St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission Tuesday, Nov.2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building. The joint meeting agenda included briefs from the Department of Public Works & Transportation, the MetCom Chief Engineer, the County Financial Officer, the County Administrator and the MetCom Executive Director. Following...
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Calvert Library Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, October 30, 2021

Calvert Library Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, October 30, 2021

A member of Calvert Library Southern Branch staff has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The staff member worked in the public space on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. The staff member worked with the public following library COVID-protocol; had no close contact with customers, maintained 6 feet of social...
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Employee Receives Top Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Employee Receives Top Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) Chief Learning Officer Stuart White was recently honored with a Marine Corps Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service for his outstanding support to the fleet. White received the award for demonstrating continued excellence as Deputy Director, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG), Marine Air Ground...
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Pax River Gates 2 and 3, Pass and ID Parking Lot Closed for Repairs Beginning Thursday, November 11, 2021

Pax River Gates 2 and 3, Pass and ID Parking Lot Closed for Repairs Beginning Thursday, November 11, 2021

NAS Patuxent River is scheduled to close NAS Patuxent River Gates 2 and 3 from Thursday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 for minor construction to the road surfaces at those gates. Gates 2 and 3 are scheduled to reopen for normal traffic beginning Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. The NAS Patuxent River Gate...
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Nationwide Breakfast Food Supply Chain Issues Affect Charles County Public Schools

Nationwide Breakfast Food Supply Chain Issues Affect Charles County Public Schools

Nationwide supply chain and transportation issues are affecting the meal distribution of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). Beginning November 15, 2021, CCPS is planning to switch to offering cold breakfast options only. The temporary change is a reflection of the nationwide supply chain issue of food products and supplies which includes hot breakfast food...
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United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and...
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