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Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

On April 10, 2019, Deputy Sturdivant, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Southern Branch Library located in Solomons for a check welfare. It was learned that the suspect had been drinking heavily and stated he fell and injured his face. An attempt to locate the subject was conducted in the...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

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. If you have information...
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Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Spring is here and the planting season is underway throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. Planting season usually extends from early April through May. “Farmers are legally allowed to...
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Calvert County, Md., Receives AAA Credit Ratings for Fourth Consecutive Year

Calvert County, Md., Receives AAA Credit Ratings for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces the county has, for the fourth consecutive year, received AAA credit ratings from three independent credit rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Services and S&P Global Ratings assigned Calvert County their highest ratings due to the county’s strong economy, robust revenues and sound financial management....
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Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s trophy striped bass season will begin April 20 and last through May 15. Anglers may catch one striped bass per day, with a minimum size of 35 inches, in the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line.   Maryland is part of a...
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Two Good Samaritans Save Woman From Burning Car After Motor Vehicle Accident in Sunderland

Two Good Samaritans Save Woman From Burning Car After Motor Vehicle Accident in Sunderland

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Maryland Route 260 and Jewell Road in Sunderland, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle on fire, and one person unconscious. Dispatch further advised one vehicle was on fire with the occupant...
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UPDATE: One Cast Member and Two Audience Members Injured During School Play at Patuxent High

UPDATE: One Cast Member and  Two Audience Members Injured During School Play at Patuxent High

UPDATE: During the performance of the Phantom of the Opera, at Patuxent High School, a rolling set piece with the student playing the Phantom inside of it was pushed down the aisle, tipped over, and fell on two audience members. Emergency services were called. The student playing the Phantom and two audience members were...
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ARREST VIDEO: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Loaded Hand Gun After DWI Arrest of Clinton Man

ARREST VIDEO: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Loaded Hand Gun After DWI Arrest of Clinton Man

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Calvert County Control Center broadcasted a lookout for a blue Ford work van with Virginia tags that was all over the roadway. The van was being followed by a citizen who was providing updates of the vehicle’s location to the control center. Deputies from...
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Drunken Deale Man Arrested at Plaza Mexico in North Beach for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

Drunken Deale Man Arrested at Plaza Mexico in North Beach for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Deputy Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Plaza Mexico in North Beach for the report of a disorderly subject. Christopher Daniel Wilson Jr., 23, of Deale, knocked another customer’s drink off of his table and attempted to assault him. While officers made contact with him, Wilson...
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UPDATE: Victims of Fatal Fire in Chesapeake Beach Identified

UPDATE: Victims of Fatal Fire in Chesapeake Beach Identified

UPDATE 4/8/2019 @ 11:15 a.m.: The two victims killed in the townhouse fire on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Chesapeake Beach have been identified by friends and family members as Wendy Welch, 52, and Stephanie Link, 13. Welch and Link were grandmother and granddaughter. No official ruling has been given for the fire, but...
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UPDATE: House Fire in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

UPDATE: House Fire in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

UPDATE: The Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal reported the fire was determined to have started in the detached garage, however, the cause is unknown at this time. Upon arrival of the fire department, the garage was fully involved and spreading to the house. Both the garage and the home were completely destroyed...
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Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will be transformed into a magical place of merriment on Sunday, April 14 from 11:00am-4:00 pm for the 9th annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival. Families are invited to enjoy a day full of natural play and imaginative fun, with games, appearances by special characters,...
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UPDATE: Partially Submerged Civilian Craft Removed from Patuxent River

UPDATE: Partially Submerged Civilian Craft Removed from Patuxent River

UPDATE 4/2/2019: The U.S. Coast Guard this past week used a crane barge to remove a sunken abandoned vessel that was polluting the Patuxent River, and causing a hazard to boating navigation. 9/4/2018: On August 21, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Officer David Helterbran and Sgt. Tim Kraemer of the Maryland Natural Resources Police...
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PARK THE PHONE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PARK THE PHONE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each year, distracted driving results in more than 28,000 injuries on Maryland roads. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is working with State and local law enforcement to encourage motorists to Park the Phone before they drive. “Distracted driving is...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

On March 19, 2019, Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of Clubhouse Drive and Rousby Hall Road in Lusby. While making contact with the driver, Nathaniel Lee Davis III, 28, of Lusby, Deputy Mohler detected a faint odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle....
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Hell Rooms Of Calvert County Public Schools Part III: Superintendent Daniel Curry Responds

Hell Rooms Of Calvert County Public Schools Part III: Superintendent Daniel Curry Responds

Superintendent Daniel Curry said he first learned of Calvert County’s statistics on the use of restraint and seclusion approximately one month ago. “Well, my initial thought is that, that’s not good. And we’ve obviously got some work to do.” Curry added, “We have a wide range of responsibility here and we take it...
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Charcoal Grill Blamed in Fire that Destroyed Home in Lusby

Charcoal Grill Blamed in Fire that Destroyed Home in Lusby

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m., firefighters from Solomons, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Huntington, Hollywood, Bay District, and Leonardtown responded to 211 Sailboat Court in Lusby, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3-story residence fully engulfed in fire. Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang and...
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2-Alarm Early Morning House Fire Under Investigation in Dunkirk

2-Alarm Early Morning House Fire Under Investigation in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., firefighters from Calvert, Prince Georges County, and Annapolis responded to Bob White Court in Dunkirk, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke and fire showing throughout the residence and sounded a second alarm. Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported 66...
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Barn Fire in Huntingtown That Killed Numerous Farm Animals Ruled Accidental

Barn Fire in Huntingtown That Killed Numerous Farm Animals Ruled Accidental

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m., firefighters from Huntingtown, St. Leonard and surrounding departments responded to 540 Carla Drive in Huntingtown, for the reported barn fire with animals trapped inside. Crews arrived on scene to find a wood framed pole barn fully engulfed in fire. The owner has been identified as...
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Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

Ricarra Jones of Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition released the following statement on behalf of the Coalition after the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the minimum wage bill: “We are thrilled the Maryland General Assembly did what was needed in Maryland and overrode Governor Hogan’s veto today to...
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The Hell Rooms of Calvert County Public Schools: Part II

The Hell Rooms of Calvert County Public Schools: Part II

UPDATE 4/3/2019: There was an error in the spreadsheet data that was utilized to create the seclusion graphs in the article below. The article indicated that Talbot County was #1 in seclusions. There was a data entry error that lead to that finding. Talbot actually had zero reported seclusions (lowering them on the graph...
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PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed Senate Bill 280 and House Bill 166 – Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage, saying it “could cost us jobs, negatively impact our economic competitiveness, and devastate our state’s economy.” Read the governor’s veto letter, which emphasizes three key points: This measure would cost Maryland more...
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The Hell rooms of Calvert County Public Schools Part I: Seclusion & Restraint

The Hell rooms of Calvert County Public Schools Part I: Seclusion & Restraint

“Seclusion and restraint.” It probably isn’t a term with which most people are familiar. If the unfamiliar person were to wager a guess at just what exactly does “seclusion and restraint” mean, images of maximum security prisons or the interrogation of terrorism suspects might come to mind. Cooper Stephens is all too familiar with...
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Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Candidate Class 148 Graduation

Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Candidate Class 148 Graduation

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 148th Trooper Candidate Class. The 36 members of Trooper Candidate Class...
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