Calvert News

Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Several weeks ago, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) began the ‘20-’21 school year on a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online schooling has changed the way many programs are running. Sports programs and clubs have been modified, postponed or even cancelled. For the CCSO, it meant we were unable to kick off...
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Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) and Chaneyville Road in Owings, for the motor vehicle collision with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find six vehicles involved in the collision with one subject...
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Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels...
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Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert Hospice received a generous donation of $10,000 from the 17th annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic held on July 24. The golf tournament was started 17 years ago by Michael’s widow, Teresa Schrodel, and one of his fraternity brothers, Eric Dorman, benefiting Calvert Hospice and a scholarship at Frostburg State University in Michael’s...
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Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generator – Dual Fuel Portable Generators Hazard: The recalled portable generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 16, 2020 Units: About 7,500 Consumer Contact: MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com,...
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UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE 9/21/2020 @ 1:35 p.m.: A Grand Jury today indicted five individuals in connection with the vandalism incident that occurred at Calvert High School on August 9, 2020. Augustine Aufderheide, 18, of Prince Frederick; Cade Meredith, 18, of Saint Leonard; Andrew Edge, 18, of Huntingtown; Kyle Hill, 18, of Prince Frederick; and Anthony Sellers,...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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State of Maryland Provides Resources, Personnel to Assist Wildfire Response Efforts on the West Coast

State of Maryland Provides Resources, Personnel to Assist Wildfire Response Efforts on the West Coast

As the West Coast of the United States continues to battle historic wildfires, the State of Maryland is lending its support to response efforts in California and Oregon. “Our fellow states have never hesitated to support the State of Maryland in times of crisis, and we stand ready to support those who now face...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take...
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U.S. Navy Veteran Wounded in Afghanistan Gifted Mortgage Free Home in Lusby by Building Homes for Heroes, SAIC, and JP Morgan

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Isaac Francois received the keys to his beautiful, mortgage-free forever home in Lusby, thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors on September 11, 2020. A big THANK YOU to Chase, Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s Home Improvement, SAIC, York Home Comfort, Kwikset Door Hardware, Truck Hero, Victra — Verizon Authorized Retailer, Legrand, Buildertrend, LIXIL, Mazda USA, Duracell and New York City Fire...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6:27 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road in the area of Adelina Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision with multiple injured and subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find multiple vehicles in the...
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Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have added yet another community event to the 2020 calendar, with Disney’s Moana to be played at Regency Furniture Stadium on September 25th. Gate will open at 6:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 7:00 PM. Click HERE for tickets. Moana will be the third family movie night...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Suspect and Stolen Motorcycle

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Suspect and Stolen Motorcycle

On September 12, 2020 Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Mason began investigating a stolen motorcycle complaint. Investigation revealed the victim placed his 2006 Kawasaki ZX6R street bike for sale on Craigslist. The suspect contacted the victim, at which time the parties arranged to meet in Prince Frederick, MD. During the interaction, the victim allowed...
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Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-off players in the St. Mary’s County community of Clements, as well as in Landover Hills in Prince George’s County and Frederick County’s Woodsboro were the biggest Maryland Lottery winners of the past week. A red-hot scratch-off overflowing with $1 million in Lottery luck brought a St. Mary’s County man to Maryland Lottery headquarters...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation declaring September 11 through October 10 as Day to Serve month in Maryland, and encourages all Marylanders and state employees to choose at least one day to participate in or host a volunteer activity. The Day to Serve initiative unites Marylanders in their volunteer efforts and recognizes the exceptional community service that occurs...
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Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and D.C. File Suit Against EPA for Failing to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable for Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, today filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. The suit asserts that...
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Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. Read the proclamation. “Each and every life...
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Eleven Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, Five from Charles County

Eleven Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, Five from Charles County

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of 11 correctional officers – 5 from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP), Session 64, at a private ceremony held September 4 at the Academy in Welcome. The program...
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Firefighters in Calvert County Respond to Fire Alarm at Ann Marie Gardens Art Center and Find Active Fire in Garage

Firefighters in Calvert County Respond to Fire Alarm at Ann Marie Gardens Art Center and Find Active Fire in Garage

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, in the afternoon hours, firefighters from Solomons responded to 13470 Dowell Road in Solomons, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center for the automatic fire alarm. While firefighters were enroute, dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls for smoke in the area. Firefighters arrived on the scene to reported...
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State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added experienced police officers to their ranks after being appointed as Deputy State Fire Marshals. In a physically distanced ceremony in Pikesville, four new deputies, including the first Latino female, were welcomed by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. The four newest Deputy State Fire Marshals are...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage and Vehicle Fire in Sunderland, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage and Vehicle Fire in Sunderland, No Injuries Reported

On Monday, September 7, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m., firefighters from Dunkirk and surrounding departments responded to 2500 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 20 x 24 detached garage fully engulfed with extensions to a work van and the wooded area, with the...
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Three North Carolina Men Plead Guilty After April Road Rage Incident in Calvert County

Three North Carolina Men Plead Guilty After April Road Rage Incident in Calvert County

On August 31, 2020, Merrilinn Drew, 27, Hunter Riggins, 20, and Michael Hawkins, 37, of North Carolina, pleaded guilty to participating in a “road rage” incident that occurred on April 21, 2020, on Route 4 in Dunkirk. According to court documents, the occupants of a black Honda Civic were driving at a high rate...
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Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Request Governor Hogan Dedicate Portion of CARES Act Funding to Rental/Debt Assistance and Legal Aid

Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Request Governor Hogan Dedicate Portion of CARES Act Funding to Rental/Debt Assistance and Legal Aid

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force sent letters to Governor Hogan requesting a portion of CARES Act funding be dedicated to stem the anticipated tide of mass evictions and debt collections. The moratoria on evictions for failure to pay rent and consumer debt cases...
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