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Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Wawa in Prince Frederick

Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Wawa in Prince Frederick

On Friday, October 12, 2018 Deputy Ridgely of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was at the Wawa in Prince Frederick when he was approached by citizens who were concerned about a dog in a truck. Deputy Ridgely approached the owner of the truck, John Kenneth Baione Jr., 33, of Prince Frederick, who became irate...
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Police in Prince Frederick Continue to Investigate Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

Police in Prince Frederick Continue to Investigate Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 10/18/2018: On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m. a red corvette operated by Bobby Garcia, 45, of Lusby, was traveling northbound on Route 4 in the area of German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick, when he was making a lane change and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle continued across the...
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​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

The Maryland Department of Health today released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 were opioid-related...
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​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

The Maryland Department of Health announced today the first confirmed cases of the seasonal flu for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Two laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been identified in one adult and one child in the   Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland. The confirmed flu strains are type A (H1) and Type B (Victoria)....
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Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

For the 2018 General Election, voters may vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in St. Mary’s County may vote before Election Day at a designated early voting center in St. Mary’s County or on Election Day at the polling place for their residence in St. Mary’s County. Early...
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UPDATE: Charges Pending in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Dunkirk

UPDATE: Charges Pending in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Dunkirk

UPDATE 10/16/2018 @11:45 A.M.: On October 13, 2018 at  approximately 10:25 p.m. units with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Route 4 and Route 260 for a personal injury accident that was reported serious. Upon arrival units found one vehicle completely engulfed in flames and the other vehicle was only...
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UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE 10/16/2018: Shortly after the article below on Ashley Michelle Zorn, 34, of Lusby, was Facebooked, Zorn posted a number of very lengthy comments on the SMNEWSNET Facebook page. Zorn said “Let me clarify a few things up for everybody” Below are a few paragraphs from one of many posts from Ashley Zorn’s Facebook...
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National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

Two Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police lieutenants recently graduated from law enforcement training academies that specialize in advanced leadership skills. Lt. Catherine Medellin, who commands the southern Maryland patrol area, was one of 36 conservation officers to receive diplomas from National Conservation Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, which provides practical skills and knowledge for executive-level conservation...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide October 18. This is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from October 18-20 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A...
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Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state...
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Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

On Saturday morning, October 20th 2018, Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “RACE 4 HEROES” event for the community on Solomons Island. Participants can register on www.Active.com. If you sign up before September 30th the cost is $25. After that it is $30. Participants will receive a Race 4 Heroes moisture-wicking, bullet stopping,...
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Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fire Prevention Week begins October 7, coinciding with the beginning of the fall wildfire season in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents throughout the state to take precautions as the changing foliage increases the risks of wildland fires spreading through brush and forests. Wildfires occur every month in Maryland, but peak in the spring and...
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Maryland Awarded Grant to Track Wildlife with Nanotags

Maryland Awarded Grant to Track Wildlife with Nanotags

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Willistown Conservation Trust, Pennsylvania Game Commission and neighboring states, received funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to dramatically expand a revolutionary new migration tracking system across a five-state area. The competitive grant, totaling about $500,000, has been awarded to a consortium of conservation...
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Owings Man Arrested for Shooting Handgun at Two Adults and a Child in Parking Lot of the Dash-In

Owings Man Arrested for Shooting Handgun at Two Adults and a Child in Parking Lot of the Dash-In

On October 07, 2018 at approximately 8:50 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Dash-In in Owings, located at 136 East Chesapeake Beach Road, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with three witnesses who stated a heavy set white male approached them while...
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California Woman Arrested in Prince Frederick After Traffic Stop for Possession of Heroin

California Woman Arrested in Prince Frederick After Traffic Stop for Possession of Heroin

On October 3, 2018 Deputy Sampson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near the Southern Maryland Community Network, in Prince Frederick. The driver, Toni Malinda Davis, 41, of California, was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests due to her slurred speech and extremely small pupil size. A search of...
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Owings Man Arrested Twice in Three Days After Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel of His vehicle

Owings Man Arrested Twice in Three Days After Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel of His vehicle

On October 1, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Plaza Drive, Dunkirk for the report of a male passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. Kevin Mchale Daley, 28, of Owings, was awoken by officers on scene and asked to exit the vehicle. A search...
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Calvert Library Selected to Create a Project for the Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement Skill-building Program

Calvert Library Selected to Create a Project for the Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement Skill-building Program

Calvert Library announced today that it has been selected to create a project for the Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement Skill-building Program (Stories: YES). The program is a collaboration between youth, the library and other community resources to develop local stories around the theme of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition “Water/Ways,” which...
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Voluntary Recall on Harris Teeter Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product

Voluntary Recall on Harris Teeter Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product

Harris Teeter is notifying shoppers of a voluntarily recall of Harris Teeter Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Cookies & Cream 1.5 qt laminated cartons, UPC 0 72036 98182 0, with all SELL BY DATES up to 07/30/19 due to undeclared peanut product. Product was distributed to Harris Teeter stores located in DC, DE, FL, GA,...
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One Injured at Calvert Construction Site After Equipment Roll Over

One Injured at Calvert Construction Site After Equipment Roll Over

On Monday, October 8, 2018, fire and rescue personnel responded to a construction site near Chapline Place Boulevard, and Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick, for the reported traumatic injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find a single patient with a leg injury after a piece of machinery rolled over, injuring the worker. Prince Frederick...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school facilities. The governor made the announcement at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) with student leaders, education officials, law enforcement leaders and others in attendance. “Incidents of targeted...
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Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Anglers, boaters and hunters who purchase their licenses or registrations from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have a new way to give back to natural resources they enjoy and love. In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the department announced today a new voluntary option in the online checkout for the Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean Water Fund....
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Water Main Relocation Work in Prince Frederick Continues Tuesday, October 9

Water Main Relocation Work in Prince Frederick Continues Tuesday, October 9

Prince Frederick water customers may again experience limited effects as crews continue to relocate a water main in the area. Work was successful in phase one of the project; crews are simply finalizing two additional tie-ins to complete the project. Construction will again be done during overnight hours beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, October...
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No Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival for 2019

No Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival for 2019

Chesapeake Bay Events announced that the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be not be held in 2019, but will return in 2020. Don Hooker, promoter, said “A variety of factors were involved in this decision.  Primarily, we felt that we need to take a year off to evaluate the changing conditions in the outdoor...
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Applications Open for Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Applications Open for Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is now accepting applications for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. The five grants being offered help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and solve natural resource issues in urban and rural areas. The deadline...
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Seven Mattress Firm Stores in Southern Maryland to Remain Open

Seven Mattress Firm Stores in Southern Maryland to Remain Open

Mattress Firm plans to close up to 700 stores as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including more than 200 within days. However, at this time, seven stores in Southern Maryland ( 3 in Charles and 2 each in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties) will remain open. The mattress retailer said in a court...
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