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Public Hearing for Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality Scheduled for July 11, 2017

Public Hearing for Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality Scheduled for July 11, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing to consider and receive comments on a request for referendum to create a new municipality known as Calvert Shores in Lusby, Maryland. The Tuesday, July 11 public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Patuxent High School Auditorium, located at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for May and June 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for May and June 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the months of May and June 2017. 5/02/17-Richard Casey Quade, age 28, of Hollywood, arrested by Deputy V. Pontorno 5/06/17-Carlos Augusto Ramirez-Morales, age 30, of Lexington Park, arrested by Deputy C. Edwards 5/05/17-Nicole Elaine Mae Lucas, age 23,...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

During the week of July 10, to July 14, 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 Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

The College of Southern Maryland has released its dean’s list for the spring semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six credits...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Respond to 15 Boating Accidents this Holiday Weekend

Maryland Natural Resources Police Respond to 15 Boating Accidents this Holiday Weekend

For the second consecutive year, the Fourth of July holiday ended without a boating fatality, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Statewide there were 15 boating accidents, an increase of three over 2016, and officers arrested 12 boaters for operating under the influence of alcohol, the same number as last year. The most serious boating accident...
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Former St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach Sentenced to 72 Months for Child Pornography

Former St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach Sentenced to 72 Months for Child Pornography

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Andre Rudolph Barbins, 46, formerly of Solomons, to 72 months in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Barbins pled guilty to the charge on January 26, 2017. (at the time of his arrest, Barbins was the...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/8/2017

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/8/2017

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. Individuals with information concerning...
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Death Investigation of 17-Year-Old Male Underway in Lexington Park

Death Investigation of 17-Year-Old Male Underway in Lexington Park

UPDATE 7/7/2017 @ 10:00 p.m: Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, told SMNEWSNET “there is no immediate threat to the public”. 7/7/2017 @9:30 p.m.: On Friday, July 7, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to...
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Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Graduation Today

Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Graduation Today

As state officials and proud family members looked on, trooper candidates raised their right hands today and took an oath to serve and protect the people of Maryland as they officially became state troopers during the graduation ceremony for the Maryland State Police 146th Trooper Candidate Class. The 36 members of Trooper Candidate Class 146...
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SMECO Honors ENERGY STAR Participants

SMECO Honors ENERGY STAR Participants

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently presented awards to three companies to highlight the outstanding achievements of the many businesses that built hundreds of ENERGY STAR® certified new homes in Southern Maryland last year. “SMECO has created a network of partnerships with local businesses that include cost-effective and reliable methods of reducing energy use...
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V-22 Joint Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

V-22 Joint Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly took command of the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) July 5 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Kelly took over the leadership responsibilities for the PMA-275 from Marine Corps Col. Dan Robinson, who has served as the program manager since 2013. Kelly, who previously served as the MV-22 military lead for...
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District Heights Teen Injured in Backyard Fireworks Incident

District Heights Teen Injured in Backyard Fireworks Incident

Prince George’s County Fire Officials are investigating a backyard fireworks incident where a teen sustained “severe hand injuries.”  Just after 10:30 pm, July 4, 2017, Firefighter/Medics responded to the 1800 block of Addison Road South in District Heights for a 911 report of an injured teenaged male.  It appears that the youth sustained hand injuries while...
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Patuxent River Welcomes CH-53K to Flight Line

Patuxent River Welcomes CH-53K to Flight Line

The first CH-53K King Stallion to touch down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland arrived June 30. Relocated from Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, it is the first of seven aircraft expected to arrive over the next 12 months. At NAS Patuxent River, the helicopter will undergo various flight quality, ground...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Stewart Hosts Annual “Back-to-School” Community Event

Stewart Hosts Annual “Back-to-School” Community Event

Kick off the school year with Commissioner Vice President Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3) at her third annual “Back-to-School” Community Fiesta on Saturday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mattawoman Middle School (10145 Berry Road, Waldorf). All ages are invited to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or...
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Flash Flood Warning Issued for Southern Maryland

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Flash Flood Warning for St. Mary’s County, Calvert County and Central Charles County. Until 1100 AM EDT At 8:02 a.m., Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of up to two...
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Fox 5’s Zip Trip is Coming to Waldorf on JULY 7th

Fox 5’s Zip Trip is Coming to Waldorf on JULY 7th

Tucker will kick off Friday’s broadcast at 6 a.m. with a bit of excitement, riding onto set on the back of a motorcycle, and then he will present the weather accompanied by firemen from the Firemen Motorcycle Group. Next, Tucker will enjoy an assortment of éclairs and goodies from Walls Bakery before giving a...
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The British Are Coming… To Bowles Farm

The British Are Coming… To Bowles Farm

As part of the USLMRA’s 25th Anniversary in 2017, a group of racers, family and friends from the British Lawn Mower Racing Association will join us for the 13th Annual St. Mary’s County National Lawn Mower Races, July 28-30, 2017, and hosted by Bowles Farms and the 7th District Rescue Squad & Optimist Club...
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UPDATE: Former Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Arrested and Charged with Production of Child Pornography

UPDATE: Former Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Arrested and Charged with Production of Child Pornography

UPDATE 7/5/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Carlos Bell, a former instructional assistant at a local middle school, who was charged with the production of child pornography and assault of several middle-school aged children. Investigators have learned additional details regarding Bell’s involvement with youth: • In the fall of 2008, Bell...
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Art Blooms Gala Celebrates Annmarie Garden

Art Blooms Gala Celebrates Annmarie Garden

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Art Blooms Gala at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. This year’s event promises to be an exciting evening of celebration showcasing spectacular floral designs inspired by current gallery exhibits; Escape: Art on Vacation and...
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Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend

Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend

This year’s Independence Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,300 traffic stops that led to 129 arrests and more than 110 arrests of...
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SMECO Partners with Community to Save Energy and Money

SMECO Partners with Community to Save Energy and Money

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has partnered with the Southern Maryland Food Bank to provide ways for families with limited resources to reduce energy costs, and SMECO encourages all customer-members to participate in efficiency initiatives to save energy and save money. As part of the co-op’s participation in EmPOWER Maryland, a program designed to...
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Vacation Checks Available for La Plata Residents

Vacation Checks Available for La Plata Residents

The La Plata Police Department wants you to have an enjoyable and worry-free vacation. Whether you’re planning a trip to beach, the mountains or attending a business conference in Vegas. While you are away La Plata police officers will conduct a daily house checks. If something looks out of place, the officer will contact...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Press Release on Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

St. Mary’s County Health Department Press Release on Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

St. Mary’s County continues to experience a tragic and deadly opioid drug epidemic. Opioid drug intoxication deaths in the county have involved prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and now carfentanil. Most St. Mary’s County opioid related drug intoxication deaths thus far in calendar year 2017 have involved fentanyl. The first drug intoxication fatality related to...
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Sheriff Tim Cameron selected Crisis Intervention Teams Leader of the Year for the Southern Maryland Region

Sheriff Tim Cameron selected Crisis Intervention Teams Leader of the Year for the Southern Maryland Region

On Monday, May 22, the Southern Maryland Crisis Intervention Teams announced Sheriff Tim Cameron as the first ever CIT Leader of the Year for the Southern Maryland Region. “Sheriff Cameron is the first law enforcement executive in Southern Maryland to train his officers and recognize the importance of serving an often-overlooked community,” said Karyn...
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