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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities, extending from Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19, 2017. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the weekend and a sobriety checkpoint the evening of Thursday, March 16, in...
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Jewelry Exchange & Pawn Opens New Store in Dunkirk

Jewelry Exchange & Pawn Opens New Store in Dunkirk

Jewelry Exchange & Pawn is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new store in Dunkirk Maryland on Saturday, March 18, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. The newly renovated store, located at 2805 Chesapeake Beach Road in Dunkirk, features a large selection of new and used gold, diamond, gemstone and estate jewelry, onsite...
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Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 21000 block of Arbor Court in Leonardtown in an attempt to serve a retake warrant on James Patrick Yates, 54, of Leonardtown. Yates barricaded himself at his residence and refused to speak with deputies. A perimeter was...
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Forgotten Playslips Lead to $50,000 Win for Bowie Retiree

Forgotten Playslips Lead to $50,000 Win for Bowie Retiree

Last Saturday, William “Billy” McLean realized he hadn’t yet purchased his Maryland Lottery tickets for that evening’s drawings and the deadline to buy tickets was approaching. He quickly went to a 7-Eleven in Temple Hills to buy tickets, accidently leaving behind his completed playslips. Since he didn’t have his playslips with him, the Bowie...
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Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

The paid sick leave bills making their way through the legislature “are dead on arrival” if they reach his desk, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Wednesday. He promised reporters “I will veto them immediately” because they have the potential to kill thousands of jobs and “are disastrous for our economy.” He called the legislation that...
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Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

As the cost of college has skyrocketed, students and parents could soon get relief on expensive textbooks under the Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017 that would provide funding to develop free open source learning materials. “The state is moving rapidly towards free textbooks online,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Jim Rosapepe, D-Prince George’s,...
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No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, troopers suggest those whose celebrations will include alcohol take time to make the right decision and designate a sober driver. Based on past experience, Maryland state troopers are anticipating an increase in impaired driving as celebrants will be traveling on St. Patrick’s Day to and from different locations to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

Four new deputies have joined the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies were sworn in on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Circuit Courthouse by Ms. Joan Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Later that evening, an official graduation was held at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD, where Sheriff Tim Cameron conferred...
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UPDATE: Suspect Who Stole Items From Military Career Center in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect Who Stole Items From Military Career Center in Custody

Prince George’s County Police patrol officers today arrested the man wanted for breaking into the United States Army Career Center in Oxon Hill earlier this month. The suspect is 30-year-old Kyle Pedigo from Norwich, Connecticut. Officers arrested him this morning when he tried to break into a pool and spa company in Upper Marlboro....
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Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

After multiple incidents involving drivers being injured by glass from windshields broken by flying ice, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remove all ice from their vehicles to prevent it from becoming dangerous highway projectiles. Maryland state troopers have dealt with multiple incidents today involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off other vehicles....
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Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Ordiway admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a minor victim and possessing photos of that sexually explicit conduct. Judge Titus also ordered that, upon...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired and Aggressive Driver Patrols

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired and Aggressive Driver Patrols

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, will conduct impaired and aggressive driver patrols and an impaired driver checkpoint during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend. The Impaired Driver checkpoint will commence on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m. and will...
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Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Theft Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to...
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UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE 3/15/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working to restore service to customers affected by the storm that began causing outages early Tuesday morning. “SMECO had about 1,800 customers without power last night and that number was whittled down to 450 at 11 a.m. today. Crews have been working in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet for 3-15-2017 is Sandy Featured Pet: Sandy Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Yorkie/Maltese Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (11 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Sandy is a pretty 6-year-old Yorkie/Maltese Mix. This adorable girl is loving, affectionate...
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Bushwood Man Arrested for Burglary and Trespassing

Bushwood Man Arrested for Burglary and Trespassing

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Deputy A. Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 36000 block of Skyview Drive in Bushwood for a reported disturbance. The suspect, Antwanne Lamont Carter, 22, of Bushwood, forced entry into the residence without permission and refused to leave. Carter left for a brief period...
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Charles County Public Schools Opening Two-Hours Late Wednesday, March 15

Charles County Public Schools Opening Two-Hours Late Wednesday, March 15

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools are opening two-hours late Wednesday, March 15, 2017. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. The morning prekindergarten program is canceled. Visit the CCPS website, ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656...
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Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 8:00 am this morning to 6:00 p.m., this evening (3/15/2017). TIMING: After daybreak through this afternoon. Highest gusts expected late this morning into this afternoon. WINDS: Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 to 50...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, beginning Monday, March 13 at 9:00 PM, in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to...
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Maryland State Police has Lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County

Maryland State Police has Lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County

UPDATE 3/14/2017: The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County effective at 1100 hours on March 14, 2017. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Charles County. Drivers can view the latest road conditions on SHA’s website...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Increased Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Increased Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Sheriff Mike Evans would like the public to know the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting increased patrols for impaired drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. These saturation patrols will be conducted throughout county with an emphasis on those areas that have historically had a high number of impaired driving related crashes....
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Two Waldorf Residents Charged with Arson

Two Waldorf Residents Charged with Arson

On Friday, March 10, 2017, Deputy State Fire Marshals served Christopher Law, 26, and Tyra Bell, 25, both of Waldorf, criminal summons’ for Arson in the 2nd Degree. Law and Bell were developed as suspects in a June 27th fire that completely destroyed a 2007 PT Cruiser owned by Bell’s father, Frederick Bell. Deputy...
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Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

State troopers not normally assigned to road patrol are being reassigned today to storm duty as the Maryland State Police joins other state agencies in preparation for the pending storm. Troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to State Police barracks across Maryland...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

During the week of March 13, to March 17, 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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Urgent Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Urgent Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and sleet, which is in effect until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. PRECIPITATION TYPE: Snow mixed with sleet. ACCUMULATIONS: Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. TIMING: Snow will overspread the area this evening and persist through Tuesday morning....
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