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Board of Public Works Approves $2.1 Million for Recreation and Land Preservation

Board of Public Works Approves $2.1 Million for Recreation and Land Preservation

The Board of Public Works today approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items including more than $2.1 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to preserve and protect land, and provide recreational opportunities for Marylanders. Program Open Space – Local  provides funding for county and municipal governments for the planning, purchase and...
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Public Invited to Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization Council Meeting

Public Invited to Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization Council Meeting

The Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO), the board that administers the transportation planning process in designated areas of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, will hold a council meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. in the Waterfront Lounge at the Calvert Marine Museum, located at 14150 Solomons Island Road...
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Lackey High School Student Charged with Destruction of Property, Possession of Concealed Deadly Weapon on School Property

Lackey High School Student Charged with Destruction of Property, Possession of Concealed Deadly Weapon on School Property

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 6:40 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 6800 block of Arbor Lane in Bryans Road for the report of a vandalism in which a suspect slashed the tires of a vehicle and threw eggs on the house and car. Through further investigation, officers identified the suspect...
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Police Investigating House and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in Waldorf – Huntington Apartments

Police Investigating House and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in Waldorf – Huntington Apartments

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of multiple gunshots. When officers arrived, they canvassed the area but did not locate any victims; however, they did locate shell casings between two apartment buildings. Further, officers found...
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Lottery Homework Pays Off for Retired Federal Employee with $50,000 Win

Lottery Homework Pays Off for Retired Federal Employee with $50,000 Win

A Prince George’s County woman is enjoying her biggest-ever Lottery prize today, a $50,000 second-tier win that she is convinced came as a result of the time she spent studying information on the Lottery’s website. Although she expected to eventually win big, the Upper Marlboro resident confided to Lottery officials that she is no...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Man for Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Arrest Man for Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery case. On February 22, 2024, a male and a female entered the Home Depot on Jefferson Place in Waldorf. They picked up several items and approached a cashier. The female...
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Maryland Summer-Fall 2024 Striped Bass Season Opened May 16th, 2024

Maryland Summer-Fall 2024 Striped Bass Season Opened May 16th, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced regulations for the summer recreational striped bass fishing season beginning May 16, 2024, which continues existing conservation measures put in place in an effort to protect the striped bass fishery on the East Coast. Striped bass season in the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay will be open May 16; the remainder...
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LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

The Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) Class of 2024 joined forces with Christmas in April Calvert County this month to apply their servant leadership muscle to realizing the home improvement dreams of a Huntingtown resident. Class members are early- and mid-career professionals from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who are devoting...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged for Possession with Intent to Distribute

Lexington Park Woman Charged for Possession with Intent to Distribute

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions arrested and charged Danielle Lynette Washington, 37, of Lexington Park, with CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute Narcotics, CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute, and two counts CDS: Possession – Not Cannabis. On Thursday, May 16, 2024, while conducting proactive traffic...
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Police in Charles County Recover Guns and Large Quantity of Fentanyl Pills

Police in Charles County Recover Guns and Large Quantity of Fentanyl Pills

On May 15, 2024, pursuant to an ongoing drug investigation, Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section served a search warrant at a residence on Jameson Court in Indian Head. The subject of the investigation, Carlos Leon Baker, age 35, of Indian Head, was arrested on-site. During the search, detectives...
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Meet Tori Tayman, The Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River!

Meet Tori Tayman, The Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River!

Tori Tayman is the Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River. She provides high-level administrative support to NTWL leadership in a number of ways, including research, preparing reports, information requests and clerical functions (i.e. travel arrangements, correspondence, schedules, etc). Tori is a graduate of Chopticon High School in 2020 (the...
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Charles County Public Schools Teams Compete and Place in State MESA Competition

Charles County Public Schools Teams Compete and Place in State MESA Competition

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teams recently competed in the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) state competition, with four CCPS elementary school clubs taking first place in challenges designed to test engineering know-how, creativity and teamwork. The Statewide MESA Day Showcase and Awards Ceremony was held May 4 at the John Hopkins Applied...
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UPDATE: First Responders Locate Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge, Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: First Responders Locate Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge, Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: 11:00 A.M.: We regret to say the victim has died from their injuries. No other updates will be provided. Please, if you or anyone you know is battling depression and are considering suicide, reach out to someone. You are not in this alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest for April 2024 Shooting at Applebee’s in California

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest for April 2024 Shooting at Applebee’s in California

UPDATE 5/15/2024: Following an ongoing investigation by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Jontae Lamont Proctor, 21, of No Fixed Address, was apprehended on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in connection with the April 2, 2024 shooting at Applebee’s in California, MD. Proctor was arrested without incident in the parking lot of a business in...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Members from May to September

St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Members from May to September

Through the Blue Stars Museum Program, the St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer free admission to museums and historic sites for actively serving members of the armed forces, as well as up to 5 family members, from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 18, 2024) until Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2024). Participating sites...
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Two Grants Awarded for Nontidal Water Monitoring Program in Calvert County

Two Grants Awarded for Nontidal Water Monitoring Program in Calvert County

The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning is pleased to announce it has been awarded two grants to fund a Nontidal Water Monitoring Program. Calvert County has been awarded the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Small Watershed Grant (SWG) and the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust Nontidal Water Monitoring Grant, for a...
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PGPD Officer Suspended Following Off-Duty Arrest for Domestic Assault

PGPD Officer Suspended Following Off-Duty Arrest for Domestic Assault

A Prince George’s County Police officer is suspended following his arrest early morning on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, while off duty. Corporal Robert Harvin III is charged with second degree assault stemming from a domestic incident. The arrest took place shortly after midnight in the city of Laurel. Corporal Harvin joined the department in...
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Maryland’s License-Free Fishing Days Provide Access to Angling for All

Maryland’s License-Free Fishing Days Provide Access to Angling for All

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will offer license-free fishing days for all state residents and visitors on June 1, June 8, and July 4. These annual events provide anglers a unique opportunity to explore the state’s diverse fishing without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration. The department hosts license-free fishing every...
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Report Dolphin Sightings and Help Scientists with Chesapeake Bay Research

Report Dolphin Sightings and Help Scientists with Chesapeake Bay Research

Thousands of residents and visitors with their eyes on the water have helped scientists understand when bottlenose dolphins are visiting the Chesapeake Bay. Are you ready to be one of them? Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory launched the Chesapeake DolphinWatch App in 2017 to get real-time reports of...
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Parks & Recreation to Host Community Appreciation Day at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2nd

Parks & Recreation to Host Community Appreciation Day at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2nd

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation (CCPR) is excited to announce its Community Appreciation Day event, set to take place at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to people of all ages. Community Appreciation Day aims to foster...
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Maryland DNR Biologists Monitor a Critical Year of Striped Bass Eggs, Larvae

Maryland DNR Biologists Monitor a Critical Year of Striped Bass Eggs, Larvae

Laughing gulls circled and cawed in anticipation. An osprey hauled an improbably large branch through bright green treetops. It was Earth Day, April 22, and the living things on the Choptank River marked the occasion by going on as usual. But below the water’s surface, a process was underway that repeats every year in...
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Charles County Public Schools Expands Pre-Kindergarten for 3-Year-Olds

Charles County Public Schools Expands Pre-Kindergarten for 3-Year-Olds

Starting with the 2024-2025 school year, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will offer additional space in its prekindergarten program for three-year-old students. To be considered for a three-year-old PreK space, a child must be three years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024. The child’s family must also meet income eligibility requirements to apply...
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The Week in Winners: $1 Million Prize in Columbia, $100,000 Big Spin Win Highlight the Week

The Week in Winners: $1 Million Prize in Columbia, $100,000 Big Spin Win Highlight the Week

The biggest Maryland Lottery prize of the past week was a $1 million scratch-off win on a ticket sold in Columbia. But perhaps the Lottery’s highlight of the week came on the morning of May 6, when a lucky lady from Baltimore visited the Winner’s Circle room at Lottery headquarters and became the first...
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UPDATE: Juvenile Female Dies from Injuries Sustained in High Speed Crash After Suspects Flee Calvert Police

UPDATE: Juvenile Female Dies from Injuries Sustained in High Speed Crash After Suspects Flee Calvert Police

UPDATE 5/14/2024: The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating a fatal crash following a police pursuit that began in Calvert County and ended in Harwood, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Monday morning. On May 13, 2024, during the overnight hours, Calvert County Sheriff’s deputies received multiple...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Shooting at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Shooting at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill

UPDATE May 13, 2024: The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Daniel Antonio Thomas of Washington, DC. 5/12/2024: Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at MGM Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill. The victim, an adult male will...
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