Calvert News

Hoverbord Catches Fire Inside Family Home Overnight in Prince Frederick

Hoverbord Catches Fire Inside Family Home Overnight in Prince Frederick

In the early morning hours on August 2, 2017, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire department and surrounding stations were alerted to a house fire in the 2000 block of Mount Pleasant Way. Units arrived on the scene to find smoke visible and a small fire in the basement. After extinguishing the flames, Deputy Fire...
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Calvert Hospice Announces “The Space”, a New Location for Community Outreach, Education, and Support

Calvert Hospice Announces “The Space”, a New Location for Community Outreach, Education, and Support

Calvert Hospice is pleased to present “The Space,” located at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick (behind Outback Steakhouse), our new location for community outreach, conversation, education, and support. The Space will be used to host educational seminars on a variety of advance care planning topics, as well as bereavement support groups and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet for 08/02/17 ACE        Featured Pet: Ace Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Yorkie Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Ace is a mature, purebred Yorkie.  He is good with kids but will do best in a home where he is the...
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Garage Fire in Prince Frederick Ruled Accidental

Garage Fire in Prince Frederick Ruled Accidental

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to Squaw Valley Lane, in Prince Frederick for a structure fire. A 20 x 40 Wood Frame and Metal detached garage was destroyed in the fire. The fire was caused by an electrical event in a light fixture above the workbench. An adjacent...
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SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) submitted a filing to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on August 1, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers more than $1.85 million per year. The new rates...
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Children’s Aid, Inc. Collecting Schools Supplies for Local Children

Children’s Aid, Inc. Collecting Schools Supplies for Local Children

Children’s Aid, Inc.’s Operation Backpack provides Calvert County children in need with a backpack filled with new school supplies and a new, age-appropriate book. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as help the students approach the beginning of the school year with a greater sense of confidence and hope....
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Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police are continuing to make enforcement of distracted driving laws a top priority as troopers issued significantly more citations and warnings over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Between Jan. 1 and July 1 2017, Maryland State troopers issued a combined 20,762 warnings and citations,...
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Death of 8-Month-Old Infant Under Investigation In Calvert County

Death of 8-Month-Old Infant Under Investigation In Calvert County

Maryland State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant. On Sunday morning, an eight month old baby was found unresponsive in the family home. A 911 call was made. Law enforcement and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. They attempted life saving measures, which were unsuccessful. The infant’s body...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/31/2017

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/31/2017

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. Individuals with information concerning...
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Craigslist Ad Leads to Two Men Being Charged with Prostitution

Craigslist Ad Leads to Two Men Being Charged with Prostitution

On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at approximately 2:10 a.m., Deputy Williamson, from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was traveling westbound on Skinners Turn Road, in Owings, when he observed a Chevrolet Tahoe make an illegal turn. Deputy Williamson made contact with the driver, Johann Edward Humm Jr, 47, of Prince Frederick, and passenger, Jason...
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First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2017.  On July 28, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in the New Carrollton area (Prince George’s County) on July 18.  Ultra-Low...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

With the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. today through Saturday afternoon, Maryland State Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving. Maryland State Police will be working in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to address any...
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Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland taxpayers time and money, as well as protect the health of our environment, through common sense changes to the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP). The changes include extending initial VEIP inspections for new vehicles by one year. This announcement...
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Maryland State Police To Support National Night Out Efforts

Maryland State Police To Support National Night Out Efforts

Maryland State Police will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 1 in support of National Night Out. 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 live. Communities from Western Maryland to...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Gun Charges

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Gun Charges

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and Special Operations Team (SOT) executed a search warrant at 1023 Gringo Ct. in Lusby. The target of the search warrant was 31 year old Desmond Lamont Sloan.  Desmond Sloan was suspected of distributing the controlled dangerous substance fentanyl. During...
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MDOT SHA Invests More Than $30 Million in Improving Southern Maryland Roadways

MDOT SHA Invests More Than $30 Million in Improving Southern Maryland Roadways

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is resurfacing roads in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. The approximately $32.2 million in resurfacing projects will be completed over the next two years, weather permitting. Crews will patch, mill (remove the top layer of pavement), pave and restripe the roads.  MDOT SHA...
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MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

One year after the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) introduced the new secure Maryland Proud driver’s license and ID card, 1,621,982 cards have been issued to new and renewing Maryland residents.  In addition to providing a state-of-the-art security features, veterans are now recognized for their service to our country with...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named One of the 2017-18 Best Colleges by Money Magazine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named One of the 2017-18 Best Colleges by Money Magazine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been ranked among the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine. According to Money, “St. Mary’s College of Maryland is the state’s public honors college. But with a liberal arts focus, a low student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, and a high graduation rate, it could easily...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that former Communications Director Matthew Clark is returning to the administration as Chief of Staff, replacing Sam Malhotra effective August 15, 2017. Malhotra will return to the private sector, while continuing to serve the administration as a senior advisor to the governor on technology and innovation issues. Malhotra served...
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Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 13,300 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 9,400 jobs. Since January 2015, Maryland has gained 106,700 jobs. Maryland’s June unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent from the...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces August 2017 Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces August 2017 Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following August monthly promotions and reminders: Clear the Shelter Adoption Day (Saturday, Aug. 19)  The shelter is participating in the Clear the Shelter adoption event and will waive all adoption fees on this day. Clear the Shelter helps address overcrowding in shelters and offers local...
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August Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

August Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Beat the heat in August at the Calvert Marine Museum. Programs and activities are scheduled for all members of the family. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Tuesday, August 1 – Simon Spalding in Concert 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Road Scholar Summer Music Series presents Simon Spalding in the...
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CSM Athletes Honored for Academic Accomplishment

CSM Athletes Honored for Academic Accomplishment

More than a dozen student athletes at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) were honored for their performance beyond their sport during the 2016-17 school year. These CSM athletes were noted for their achievement in the classroom as well. “Congratulations to our CSM student athletes who are receiving awards for high academic achievement,” said...
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Calvert County Police Report for 7/24/2017

Calvert County Police Report for 7/24/2017

The following is a sample of recent crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  Drug Arrests: July 11, 2017- Joseph White, 21, of District Heights was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, CDS paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest July 15, 2017- Matthew Thomas Zibreg, 31, of Owings was arrested for Possession...
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Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Robertson-Slagle as the county’s director of economic development. The appointment is an important part of the reorganization plan the board approved April 25 to improve overall county government operations and services to the public. Slagle’s appointment is effective...
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