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Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Food

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Food

St. Mary’s County residents stepped up to the challenge during the recent Stuff the Bus food drive. The event was held Saturday, May 19 despite stormy weather conditions. This, however, did not deter those who dropped off food donations. Stuff the Bus is an annual event held to ensure local food pantries are well...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/16/2018 WILSON Featured Pet: Wilson Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Terrier/Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (10 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Wilson is a handsome 1-2-year-old mix. He is friendly, playful, and smart. He gets...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch Off Purchased at Captain Sam’s

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch Off Purchased at Captain Sam’s

A St. Mary’s County woman enjoyed a dose of high drama after playing her Maryland Lottery Ultimate Riches scratch-off. Sharon Carter, a federal student loan employee, found a $50,000 prize on her lucky $20 instant ticket. Her journey to a big win began at Capt. Sam’s in Bushwood. Riding a recent lucky streak and...
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Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged a Waldorf man with sexually abusing a student at a school in Morningside. The suspect is 31-year-old Simeon Smith of the 3000 block of Midlothian Place in Waldorf. Smith is a teacher at Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School. The preliminary investigation reveals Smith...
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Awards Bestowed to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officers and Civilians

Awards Bestowed to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officers and Civilians

Several St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers and civilians were recognized and commended for their service at the 18th Annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Awards Banquet. Included for the first time at the ceremony were Great Mills High School Unit Citations for the response to a student shooting at Great Mills...
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Jack Bailey Endorsed by County Commissioner O’Connor and Jarboe

Jack Bailey Endorsed by County Commissioner O’Connor and Jarboe

SMNEWSNET received the following press releases from County Commissioner John O’Connor and Tom Jarboe. ________ John O’Connor: As one of your County Commissioners I am pleased to offer my strongest endorsement of Jack Bailey for State Senate in District 29. St. Mary’s County needs a Senator who will understand the County Commissioners and the community. I...
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Letter to the Editor: I do not Know who Exactly Jack Bailey is…

Letter to the Editor:  I do not Know who Exactly Jack Bailey is…

Dear Editor, I’m writing to express my concern that Governor Larry Hogan is promoting a no name politician out of the Governor’s Mansion of Maryland. I do not know who exactly Jack Bailey is but it alarmed me to see his political advertising signs posted about Saint Mary’s County with an added sign saying...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/21/2018 to 5/25/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/21/2018 to 5/25/2018

During the week of May 21, to May 25, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Eastbound Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Northbound Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Cameras are...
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Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Rain is in the forecast for the remainder of this week and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is reminding residents to be prepared for additional storms and flooding. “Much of the state has already experienced heavy rain and flooding and these conditions are predicted to continue for the next several days,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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ID Needed of Theft Suspect in St. Mary’s County

ID Needed of Theft Suspect in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On May 1st, 7th, and 9th, of 2018, the individual pictured placed various items inside his backpack, at the McKays Store located on Merchants Lane, in Leonardtown, and proceeded to leave the business without purchasing the items. Anyone with information...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Remind Public There’s no Time Limit to Report a Missing Person

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Remind Public There’s no Time Limit to Report a Missing Person

There is a misconception among the general public that a certain amount of time has to elapse before reporting a missing person The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens that it has no waiting period to report a person missing. If you fear that someone is missing, do not hesitate to report it...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Indecent Exposure Suspect-ID Needed

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Indecent Exposure Suspect-ID Needed

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the individual operating the pictured vehicle. On February 7, 2018, the individual operating a gold Hyundai Elantra, drove up alongside the victim, and exposed himself, in the parking lot of the Wildewood Shopping Center located on Three Notch Road, in California. The suspect...
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Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Waldorf

Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Waldorf

Harbor Freight Tools will be taking approximately 16,000 sf of retail space at the Waldorf Shoppers World. The space will  be located in part of the current Burlington Coat Factory. Construction will begin once Burlington has moved to its new location in the former Sports Authority space. Burlington should move in October of this...
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New Striped Bass Regulations Effective May 16

New Striped Bass Regulations Effective May 16

The opening of regular striped bass season May 16 begins with new conservation-minded regulations pertaining to the use of bait, gear and hooks. The Maryland General Assembly Joint Committee Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee recently approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources regulations, which are effective now through Oct. 12, 2018. Effective May 16, 2018, in Chesapeake Bay and its...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018

During the week of May 14, to May 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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Scratch-Off Game Brings $2 Million Fortune to Lucky Prince George’s County Lady

Scratch-Off Game Brings $2 Million Fortune to Lucky Prince George’s County  Lady

The Maryland Lottery’s $2,000,000 Fortune scratch-off delivered a life-changing top prize to a Hyattsville woman, answering her prayers for an improvement in the family’s finances. “We’ve had some financial issues and I prayed and prayed for some help,” she said, smiling. “But, this win is so much more.” The scratch-off fan started playing the Lottery’s first...
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Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

SMECO shares Southern Maryland with ospreys, eagles, and other majestic birds of prey. But it is unsafe for birds to nest on power lines. SMECO take seriously their commitment to the environment and their mission to provide reliable power to their customer-members. Their crews have installed more than 70 nesting platforms to provide birds...
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DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million...
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NAWCAD Personnel Honored with Navy Awards for Excellence in Test and Evaluation

NAWCAD Personnel Honored with Navy Awards for Excellence in Test and Evaluation

Two NAWCAD personnel and one team were honored with Department of the Navy (DON) Test and Evaluation Awards during a ceremony. Rick Quade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, presented the awards to the recipients for their outstanding efforts and significant achievements in the field. Now retired, Christopher...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $143.5 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $143.5 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that April 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $143,491,191, an increase of 5.7% from the April 2017 total of $135,714,016. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City;...
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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 6-12 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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One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Troopers from the La Plata & Prince Frederick Barracks, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police participated in a DUI Checkpoint on RT 6 at East Patuxent Drive, in La Plata. The checkpoint was in remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib who was...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. “The...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

During the week of May 7, to May 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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