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Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Maryland’s waterways are expected to be crowded this weekend, and officials from federal, state, and local law enforcement and water rescue are working to make sure the fun is not mixed with tragedy. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and Anne Arundel County Fire Department to send this...
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This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay safe and help protect others by designating a sober ride home. At an event Wednesday at the Maryland State Police (MSP) barrack in Howard County,...
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Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

As the Fourth of July approaches—and because many communities are already experiencing amateur fireworks displays night after night, PETA share the following lifesaving tips. They are especially important as many shelters are operating at limited capacities because of the pandemic and cannot cope with an influx of lost animals. Fireworks are meant to represent...
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Calvert and Charles County Firework Displays for 2022

Calvert and Charles County Firework Displays for 2022

July 4th Celebration – Charles County Fair Located at at 8440 Fairground Road in LaPlata, Maryland on July 4, 2022 – 3 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy great food, pony rides and live music that lead up to the grand finale with an outstanding Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Come for free! Solomons July...
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Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Summer is here, and you’ll find fun for the whole family at the Calvert Marine Museum. Art, educational programs, sharks, concerts and more!  For a complete listing of programs and activities, visit us at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Wednesday through Friday, the month of July – Wm. B. Tennison Public Cruise 2 p.m. Saturdays* and Sundays, the...
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UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE 6/24/2022: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that on June 21, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered a guilty plea for the charge of driving while impaired by alcohol as a subsequent offender. The plea was entered before visiting Judge Robert C. Wilcox of the District Court of Maryland....
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SHARKFEST Returns! Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum

SHARKFEST Returns! Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum

SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are FREE. Space is limited, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Complimentary museum passes will not be...
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Calvert County Government Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility will be closed...
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Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Ted Bowling Road in Bryantown for the report of a home invasion. An initial investigation revealed two men forced entry into the residence. Once inside, they threatened the victims with a handgun and demanded cash. The men then...
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Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Sixes Road and Pasture Place in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle with the operator trapped underneath a guardrail. Fire and rescue personnel from Charles, and Calvert County responded to...
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Calvert Advanced Life Support Member Takes Charge of D.C. National Guard Medevac Unit

Calvert Advanced Life Support Member Takes Charge of D.C. National Guard Medevac Unit

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Calvert Advanced Life Support member Robert Schapiro (a Captain in the US Army Reserve) took command of the DC National Guard Unit “D Co 1-224th” a Medevac Unit. Rob has been a paramedic with CALS for the last decade and is a man of many traits. Rob has not...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will be installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the county to solve and prevent crime. The cameras are built by Flock Safety, a public safety technology company that helps neighborhoods, communities, and law enforcement work together to fight crime. Flock...
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FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products, Orders All Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products, Orders All Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market

6/23/2022: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement...
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Governor Hogan Calls on Congress, Comptroller, and General Assembly to Take Action on Gas Tax

Governor Hogan Calls on Congress, Comptroller, and General Assembly to Take Action on Gas Tax

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement regarding gas tax relief: “Nearly 100 days ago, Maryland became the first state in the nation to suspend the gas tax, and we proved that it can be done successfully to lower prices for working Americans. We have also been calling on President Biden to take...
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Chesapeake Freedom & Spirit H.O.G. Rally 2022 – Police Advise of Increased Motorcycle Presence in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County

Chesapeake Freedom & Spirit H.O.G. Rally 2022 – Police Advise of Increased Motorcycle Presence in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office asks citizens to be aware of increased motorcycle traffic throughout the county as Harley Davidson has selected Solomons, MD as one of their Mid-Atlantic Regional HOG Rallies for 2022. The rally begins Thursday, June 23rd, and will run through Saturday, June 25th, 2022. Approximately 1,500 attendees are expected to...
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Calvert Man Charged with Indecent Exposure in Chesapeake Beach

Calvert Man Charged with Indecent Exposure in Chesapeake Beach

On June 17, 2022, Deputy Grierson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Rt. 260 and Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach, for the welfare check of an individual who appeared intoxicated and was walking around with his pants down. Deputies observed the suspect running on foot through several fenced-in backyards...
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Former Prince George’s County Police Department Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Evasion Charge for Failing to Report More Than $1.3 Million in Income from His Security Business

Former Prince George’s County Police Department Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Evasion Charge for Failing to Report More Than $1.3 Million in Income from His Security Business

UPDATE 6/22/2022: Edward Scott Finn, age 48, of Dunkirk, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a federal tax evasion charge. Finn is a former Lieutenant with the Prince George’s County Police Department and owned and operated Edward Finn Inc. (EFI), a private company. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Summer Waterway Users Should Be Alert for Marine Wildlife

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Summer Waterway Users Should Be Alert for Marine Wildlife

As summer approaches, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to remind people that marine wildlife — dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, whales, and others – are making their seasonal return to the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and coastal bays. Anyone who has seen either a...
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Ashland Craft to Brothers Osborne at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Saturday, July 16

Ashland Craft to Brothers Osborne at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Saturday, July 16

South Carolina native Ashland Craft will open for Brothers Osborne at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com! Ashland Craft’s strong, personal songwriting is rapidly earning a dedicated fanbase with the release of her 2021 debut album, Travelin’ Kind. “There’s...
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CCPS Students, Governor’s Healthcare Heroes Poster Content Finalist Present Art to CalvertHealth

CCPS Students, Governor’s Healthcare Heroes Poster Content Finalist Present Art to CalvertHealth

Earlier this year, the Office of the Governor of Maryland and the Maryland State Department of Education presented the 2022 Governor’s Healthcare Heroes Poster Competition for Maryland school students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The competition encouraged Maryland students to submit poster designs that depicted the theme “Celebrating Maryland’s Healthcare Heroes.” A total of...
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UPDATE: Ernie Sigmon Located Deceased in Dorchester County After 173 Day Search

UPDATE: Ernie Sigmon Located Deceased in Dorchester County After 173 Day Search

UPDATE 6/21/2022: On Monday, June 20, 2022, at 11:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Cook Point in Dorchester County, MD, for the water rescue. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received a call from an off-duty Oxford firefighter who was aboard his private vessel and advised he located a deceased male...
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First Class of Calvert County High School Seniors also Graduate as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from CSM

First Class of Calvert County High School Seniors also Graduate as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from CSM

Five Calvert County Public School seniors who recently graduated from high school also graduated as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Regional Hughesville Campus Center for Trades and Energy Training June 14. The students’ accomplishments were a result of their hard work and a partnership between CSM, Calvert County Public...
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Inventors Solve Problems, Win Prizes at CSM’s First VelocityX Hackathon

Inventors Solve Problems, Win Prizes at CSM’s First VelocityX Hackathon

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Velocity Center recently challenged area scientists, inventors, and STEM students to solve real world problems in the center’s first-ever VelocityX Community Innovation Hackathon. Six teams vied for cash prizes from a $12,000 pool by working together to solve problems faced by CSM, the Town of Indian Head, and...
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Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert Due to Severe Heat – Friday, June 17, 2022

Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert Due to Severe Heat – Friday, June 17, 2022

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Animal Control, has issued an animal safety alert due to high temperatures for Friday, June 17, 2022. Animal owners or custodians are required to provide the following protections while the alert is active. In addition to providing appropriate protection from the weather, animals must be...
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Calvert County First Responder & Maryland State Trooper Recognized As EMS Clinician of the Year

Calvert County First Responder & Maryland State Trooper Recognized As EMS Clinician of the Year

A 24-year-veteran of the Maryland State Police is recognized as the emergency medical service Clinician of the Year by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Lt. Nathan Wheelock was honored during a ceremony on June 6, 2022. The prestigious award was presented by Dr. Ted Delbridge, Executive Director of MIEMSS. Each...
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