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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence....
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Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months. Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions...
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State Fire Marshals Office Investigating House Fire in North Beach

State Fire Marshals Office Investigating House Fire in North Beach

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from North Beach and surrounding departments responded to 9204 Atlantic Avenue, in North Beach, for the reported shed on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a shed on fire with extensions into a 2-story single family dwelling. The owner/occupant was identified as...
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Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is underway, meaning big savings for shoppers and a chance for students attending a Maryland college or trade school to win a huge scholarship, simply by posting their shopping experience on social media through August 17. The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation has announced that it will generously match...
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Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

A mild-mannered Chesapeake Beach woman who followed in her father’s footsteps when it comes to playing the Maryland Lottery was calm on the surface but bubbling with excitement on the inside. She had just claimed a $50,000 top prize in the Winning Streak scratch-off game. “I’m extremely happy,” she said. At 45, “Peaceful Warrior”...
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State Highway Administration Places New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2/4 and Sixes Road in Calvert County

State Highway Administration Places New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2/4 and Sixes Road in Calvert County

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) placed a new traffic signal on a three-day flash mode at the southbound MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road)/MD 506 (Sixes Road) intersection to familiarize drivers with the new traffic signal. Full-color operation of the traffic signal is expected by...
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UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating 2-Alarm Fire that Destroyed Home in Great Mills

UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating 2-Alarm Fire that Destroyed Home in Great Mills

8/13/19: On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 5:32 a.m., firefighters from Bay District and surrounding departments responded to 45514 Finnea Way, in Great Mills, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family residence with fire showing from the first and second floor, garage and roof. The...
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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Burglary at Bowen’s Grocery Store in Huntingtown

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Burglary at Bowen’s Grocery Store in Huntingtown

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is requesting any information into the burglary of Bowen’s Grocery Store on July 26, 2019, at approximately 4:48 a.m. The Bowen’s Grocery Store, located at 4300 Hunting Creek Rd, Huntingtown, MD, was entered through a broken front window. The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, wearing a gray...
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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Theft Subject in St. Leonard

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Theft Subject in St. Leonard

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subject pictured above. On August 2, 2019, the subject entered the business Chesapeake’s Bounty, located at 6415 Saint Leonard Rd, St. Leonard, MD. The subject was seen carrying large quantities of soft shell crabs, 2 baskets of green beans and...
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Burnett Calvert Hospice House Hosting Gone Too Soon and A Journey Through Grief Support Programs Starting in September

Burnett Calvert Hospice House Hosting Gone Too Soon and A Journey Through Grief Support Programs Starting in September

Gone Too Soon is an 8-week program that will focus on learning to live again after the loss of a child. Sessions will be held at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, located at 4559 Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, on Tuesdays starting September 10 and running through October 29 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. There...
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Asbury Solomons Donates $30,000 to Calvert Hospice in Appreciation

Asbury Solomons Donates $30,000 to Calvert Hospice in Appreciation

Asbury Solomons recently showed its appreciation of Calvert Hospice with a $30,000 donation to the organization. Asbury Solomons Executive Director Kelly Friedman presented Calvert Hospice Executive Director Jean Fleming with a check on Friday, August 2. “We share a strong partnership with Calvert Hospice in providing exceptional services to older adults,” Friedman said. “Besides...
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FEMA and FCC Conducting Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

FEMA and FCC Conducting Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and television stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will not include a message on cell...
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Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Route 2-4 and Lancaster Drive in St. Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle. Upon arrival, units located a 2018...
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Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Governor Larry Hogan and the heads of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) announced the launch of the “Maryland Transparency Portal,” a new web-based application that will empower citizens to become better informed about the details of the state budget with a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate interface....
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Three Victims Transported to Trauma Centers After Being Shot Early Saturday Morning in Lexington Park

Three Victims Transported to Trauma Centers After Being Shot Early Saturday Morning in Lexington Park

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s and Calvert County Sheriff’s Offices and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barracks responded to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department social hall at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots...
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VIDEO: One Stabbed and Shots Fired in Parking lot of IHOP Early Saturday Morning

VIDEO: One Stabbed and Shots Fired in Parking lot of IHOP Early Saturday Morning

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 2:55 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the IHOP on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Police arrived on scene to find...
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CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already...
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Calvert County Schedule for The 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 6

Calvert County Schedule for The 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 6

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office invites the public to attend the 36th Annual National Night Out which is less than a week away! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 6th! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to...
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SMADC Launches Dynamic New Website A Fresh New Look for Southern Maryland Agriculture

SMADC Launches Dynamic New Website A Fresh New Look for Southern Maryland Agriculture

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is pleased to announce the launch of their recently updated website featuring fun and fresh new features for farmers and consumers alike. Colorful, intuitive, and easy to navigate, the website was constructed by All Ag Media of Calvert...
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Drivers be Prepared for Routine Maintenance Scheduled for the Thomas Johnson Bridge Starting August 5th

Drivers be Prepared for Routine Maintenance Scheduled for the Thomas Johnson Bridge Starting August 5th

On Monday, Aug. 5, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a week-long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge) at the Calvert / St. Mary’s County line. The inspection will take place Monday, Aug. 5, through...
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Vehicle Arson Fire Under Investigation in Prince Frederick

Vehicle Arson Fire Under Investigation in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 9:25 a.m., police responded to 1770 Old Adelina Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported vehicle fire. Officers arrived on scene to find a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu destroyed by a fire. No fire department response was needed and the scene was turned over to the Office of the...
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33-Year-Old Broomes Island Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lothian

33-Year-Old Broomes Island Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lothian

On July 29, 2019, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Southern District responded to Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD 4) N/B and Talbot Road in Lothian for a crash involving a motorcycle. A Dodge truck pulling a box trailer was traveling northbound on Southern Maryland Boulevard approaching Talbot Road....
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Calvert Marine Museum Event Listings for August, 2019

Calvert Marine Museum Event Listings for August, 2019

Summer is only getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum!  Visit special exhibits like the new Megalodon jaws or Working the Water: Photography by Jay Fleming.  On the weekends, cruise around the boat basin in a row or pedal boat, or go beyond the basin on the historic Wm....
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Calvert County to Give Property Tax Credit for Disabled and Fallen Law Enforcement, Rescue Workers, and Surviving Spouses

Calvert County to Give Property Tax Credit for Disabled and Fallen Law Enforcement, Rescue Workers, and Surviving Spouses

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has authorized a property tax credit for disabled law enforcement officers, rescue workers, and surviving spouses. “When first responders give themselves to serve and protect their community, they knowingly put themselves into high-risk, dangerous situations on a daily basis,” said Commissioner President Thomas E. “Tim” Hutchins. “The...
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The Leonardtown Business Association of Leonardtown Invites the Public to the First Friday Event on August 2

The Leonardtown Business Association of Leonardtown Invites the Public to the First Friday Event on August 2

The Leonardtown Business Association and The Commissioners of Leonardtown invite you out to their monthly First Friday event. August First Friday is all about our dedicated First Responders. Bring the whole family for a wonderful free community event, Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Ambulances and more will be on display for you to see and...
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