Calvert News

Prince Frederick Woman Arrested for Trespassing in St. Leonard

Prince Frederick Woman Arrested for Trespassing in St. Leonard

On Monday, March 27, 2017, at approximately 4:00 pm, Deputy B. Sampson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Bandit Al Lane, in St. Leonard, for a trespassing complaint. Responding officers made entry into the home and determined that Kathleen Bauman, 53, of Prince Frederick, was the trespasser and would not leave...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Stealing Energy Drink from 7-11 in Prince Frederick

Lusby Man Arrested for Stealing Energy Drink from 7-11 in Prince Frederick

On April 3, 2017, at approximately 7:30am, Deputy S. Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7-11 on Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick, regarding a theft in progress. Upon arrival he spoke with the complainant who stated the suspect, Matthew Hutchins, 25, of Lusby, was seen on video, stealing an...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/11/2017

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/11/2017

During the week of March 27 through April 9 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2,709 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary: On March 29, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy K. Williamson responded to Archers Lane, in Owings, for the report of a burglary. The victim advised someone stole a...
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Family Home in Sunderland Destroyed by Fire

Family Home in Sunderland Destroyed by Fire

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m., firefighters from Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments  were alerted to report of a house fire at 1212 Lake Ridge Drive, in Sunderland. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home on fire. It took over 15 minutes for 40 firefighters...
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Calvert County Announces Good Friday Schedule

Calvert County Announces Good Friday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed April 14, 2017, in observance of Good Friday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will be closed April 14 and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Friday, April 14. •...
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Fifth-Graders Win Prizes for Maryland Arbor Day Posters

Fifth-grade students from around the state have snared spring tree plantings for their schools, thanks to their award-winning Arbor Day posters submitted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Forest Service accepted hundreds of entries for their 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Fifth-graders created posters using varied artistic techniques, including crayons, paint,...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement regarding the final and unanimous passage of the administration’s Public Integrity Act of 2017 by the Maryland General Assembly: “Today is a great day in our historic state capital. I commend Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, and the Maryland General Assembly for working with our administration...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed HB 978, legislation that would mandate weak accountability standards for Maryland public schools, risk federal funding for K-12 education, and trap thousands of children in failing schools. “We are proud of the many great schools in Maryland, but too many equally deserving children continue to be stuck in schools...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

The recent warm weather we’ve been experiencing can really raise some excitement about fishing, and the forecast for the weekend looks good! Trout stocking crews are busy this week and warming waters have many local fish in a very active feeding mood. Last night I had the opportunity to set out in my canoe...
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CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

Opioid addiction is a growing concern. The Student Association at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus wants to educate the community and extend the dialogue about the problem with a Community Heroin/Opioid Forum at 6 p.m. April 25. The forum will include a free screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon.” “Chasing...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-5-2017 Featured Pet: Mouse in the House Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Mouse in the House is a 4-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix. She is a...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

On April 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Among the seven bills signed was HB 1325, which bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the State of Maryland. The...
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UPDATE: One Dead After High Speed Police Chase in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE: One Dead After High Speed Police Chase in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE 4/4/2017 – Official MSP Release: One wanted individual has died and another was injured following a crash that occurred in St. Mary’s County early this morning after they refused to stop for a trooper. The deceased is identified as Tabais L. Robinson, 24, and the injured man is Andre T. Gross, 23, both...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Celebrates Anniversary

Maryland Natural Resources Police Celebrates Anniversary

March 30, 2017, marks the 149th anniversary of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, the oldest state police force and the nation’s fifth-oldest conservation law enforcement agency. The day is being marked with the unveiling of the 150th anniversary badge, which may be worn by officers next year, and a “Maryland’s First” commemorative logo, which...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for the second bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. “Today, I am proud to sign legislation that will help ensure Maryland’s fiscal stability in years when revenues are less than projected,”...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Spring conditions throughout Maryland are presenting wonderful fishing opportunities as water temperatures steadily warm up and all manner of fish become more active. Except for some low-flow conditions in a few areas, the opening day of the traditional trout season was a big success with beautiful weather and plenty of trout. Parents and children...
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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Dump Truck Identified

UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Dump Truck Identified

UPDATE 3/31/2017 @ 1:40 p.m. – Official Police Statement : On March 30, 2017, at noon, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South Patuxent Beach Road in California, Maryland. When deputies arrived, they found two vehicles engulfed in flames. The investigation revealed,...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following April monthly promotions and reminders: Furry Feline Friends for April Fools’ (Saturday, April 1)  It is not an April Fools’ joke! On this special day, all cat and kitten adoption fees will be reduced to $1. Find your new purr-fect furry friend. National Pet...
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High Speed Police Chase Ends with Crash in Calvert County

High Speed Police Chase Ends with Crash in Calvert County

On March 30, 2017 at approximately 5:35 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s office were conducting radar speed enforcement on Adelina Road in Prince Frederick. Cpl. Morder observed a small Honda SUV travelling 53mph in a 30mph zone. He activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the vehicle. However, the vehicle sped...
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Recreational Crabbing Season Opens April 1

Recreational Crabbing Season Opens April 1

It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We are pleased to offer multiple opportunities for anglers of...
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties will be conducted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled...
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Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Now that tornado season is here, SMNEWSNET.com encourages residents to be prepared.  Tornadoes are violent by nature and capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects like deadly missiles.  A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300...
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Board of County Commissioners Celebrates Completion of First Citizens Academy, Honors Participants

Board of County Commissioners Celebrates Completion of First Citizens Academy, Honors Participants

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners yesterday presented certificates of completion to the graduates of the first Calvert County Citizens Academy. The academy offered 21 residents an in-depth look at how Calvert County Government works through an informative, fast-paced and free seven-week program. County department directors and employees shared their departments’ mission and...
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Traffic Advisory – Calvert County:

Traffic Advisory – Calvert County:

Route 231/Prince Frederick Blvd is shut down due to an auto accident. Expect delays on Route 4 as well.
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