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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE 7:15 p.m., A spokesperson for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office confirmed members of their Special Operations Team made entry into the residence and found one adult female victim with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. 3/02/2021 at 5:15 p.m: On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m.,...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Seven New Deputies

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Seven New Deputies

Sheriff Mike Evans and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to welcome 7 new deputies to the agency following their graduation Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 from the Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 48 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA). The Calvert Deputies were among 24 to graduate – 13 with Charles...
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Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Students enrolled in the Calvert County Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services High School Recruit Program recently received new sets of protective fire turnout gear. The gear was purchased with a portion of grant funds secured by the Calvert County Department of Public Safety through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant,...
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UPDATE: Subject Found Safe and Unharmed – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 81-Year-Old Robert Merkle

UPDATE: Subject Found Safe and Unharmed – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 81-Year-Old Robert Merkle

UPDATE: Mr. Merkle has been located safely. Thank you all for the assistance. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking assistance in locating missing person Robert Merkle, 81. Merkle was last seen wearing blue pants, blue jacket and gray hat with “602” on it, operating a white 2016 GMC Sierra Truck with a...
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Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. This year, in lieu of its annual Homeschool Day event, CMM is extending programs to last an entire week! During the week of March 15 – 19, students can discover paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique...
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Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative...
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Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board Releases WIOA Integrated Plan for Public Comment

Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board Releases WIOA Integrated Plan for Public Comment

The Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board, a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), has posted its updated WIOA Integrated plan for public comment through March 31, 2021. It can be accessed at https://tccsmd.org/wioa-integrated-plan/. Send comments to malaw528@aol.com. Background: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Bright Lane in Sunderland, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a horse. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and horse in the roadway. Firefighters pronounced the...
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Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County is committed to fostering a dynamic and competitive business climate to ensure economic growth and sustainability. New businesses are a sign that the Calvert County economy continues to thrive. These new businesses help stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities for local residents. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the...
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Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to broaden the distribution...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has issued the following statement following Governor Larry Hogan’s appointment of Rachel Jones to fill the vacancy for the Maryland House of Delegates District 27B: “The Board of County Commissioners extends its congratulations to Rachel Jones on her appointment to represent the citizens of District 27B. Rachel’s...
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SOMD Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium To Become Mass Vaccination Site

SOMD Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium To Become Mass Vaccination Site

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site at Regency Furniture Stadium. The site will open no later than March 11, and thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered seven days a week. Since the onset of COVID-19, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have done everything possible to...
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Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has modified critical requirements for obtaining a REAL ID as a result of the REAL ID Modernization Act passed by Congress last year. The Act provides updates to the original REAL ID requirements set more than 15 years ago, and will make it easier for some Marylanders...
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Calvert County Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown

Calvert County Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown

A Lucky woman wins big after a trip to Discount Liquors in Huntingtown ended up making the Calvert County resident $100,000 richer! The lucky 39-year-old Huntingtown woman purchased her $10 instant ticket, scratched the winning numbers and realized that her game didn’t have any matches. However, she did reveal a 10x symbol. On the...
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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Larry Hogan announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16. COVID hospitalizations are down by more than half from their peak in January. In addition: The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Prince Frederick

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Prince Frederick

On Friday, February 19, 2021 at approximately 5:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 and Sixes Road in Prince Frederick, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle into a guardrail and on its side with the operator trapped....
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Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

State police search for a female suspect while two others have been arrested and charged in connection with two recent Calvert County robberies. The two suspects arrested are identified as John Francis Dorsey, 68, of Lexington Park and Ricky Ricardo Buck, 32, of Lusby. After consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney, both were...
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First Responder Urges Motorist to Watch for School Buses as Students Return to School

First Responder Urges Motorist to Watch for School Buses as Students Return to School

As part of its Safe Return to School Plan, St. Mary’s County Public Schools are welcoming back some students on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office advises motorists to be mindful of school buses on the roads and students at bus stops. Students returning to schools this week are...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Jamall Amir Christian Walker, 33

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Jamall Amir Christian Walker, 33

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Jamall Amir Christian Walker, age 33. Walker is wanted for Theft Over $100,000.00, Theft Scheme, and Fraudulent ID Theft. Anyone with information in regards to Walker, is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 and/or DFC Chip Ward at...
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No Injuries Reported and One Cat Saved After Two Residences Damaged by Fire in Hollywood

No Injuries Reported and One Cat Saved After Two Residences Damaged by Fire in Hollywood

On Monday, February 15, 2021, at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Solomons and NAS Patuxent River responded to 43625 St. Johns Road and Whispering Hickory Lane in Hollywood, for the reported trailer on fire next to another residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single wide...
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NAS Patuxent River FCLP Training Flights Scheduled for February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021

NAS Patuxent River FCLP Training Flights Scheduled for February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021. Test events are scheduled from 8:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare...
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