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Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Tonight, for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Tonight, for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening until 11 a.m. Thursday. WHAT: Snow is expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. WHERE: St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Very cold conditions mean...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Prince Frederick Barrack 1/3/2018

Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Prince Frederick Barrack 1/3/2018

The following persons were arrested for DUI by Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack.
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Lothian Man Found Passed Out in Chesapeake Beach Behind the Wheel Arrested on Drug Charges

Lothian Man Found Passed Out in Chesapeake Beach Behind the Wheel Arrested on Drug Charges

On Monday, December 18, 2017 Deputy T. Buckler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Dory Brooks Road and Dalrymple Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for a check welfare for a male subject who appeared to be passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. Deputy Buckler observed the vehicle matching the...
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Alabama Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby

Alabama Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Trooper First Class T. Davis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby for a patron becoming disorderly. Upon arrival, Josh R. Manuel, 31 of Alabama, was observed leaving the establishment and walking toward the woods. Upon observing...
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Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested for Possession of Marijuana After Traffic Stop

Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested for Possession of Marijuana After Traffic Stop

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Trooper First Class Jones from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Chaneyville Road in Owings for traffic violations. While speaking with the driver, Shantel D. Randall, 20 of Chesapeake Beach a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana...
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Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

This year’s holiday season efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the holiday period resulted in more than 10,000 traffic stops that led to 264 arrests and more than 180 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland...
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North Carolina Man Arrested in Huntingtown for Possession of a Firearm After a Felony Conviction

North Carolina Man Arrested in Huntingtown for Possession of a Firearm After a Felony Conviction

On December 20, 2017 Deputy Trigg of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a random commercial motor vehicle safety inspection in the parking lot of Lord Calvert Bowling, Huntingtown. While making contact with the driver later identified as Richard Stevens, 40, of North Carolina, Deputy Trigg observed a large hunting knife near the...
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Prince Frederick Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Found Passed Out in Vehicle

Prince Frederick Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Found Passed Out in Vehicle

On Thursday, December 21, 2017 Deputy Trigg of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Calvert County Health Department, in Prince Frederick for the report of a check welfare for a female in a vehicle who appeared to be passed out. Other deputies on scene with the female who was later identified as...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on December 28, 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 $10 million per year. The new rates are scheduled to...
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With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

The coldest air of the season will arrive this weekend with bitterly cold wind chills of 5 below zero late Sunday into Monday and forecasted below 32 degrees all next week. The Department of Emergency Services would like to remind citizens to prepare for the unseasonably cold weather. During Extreme Cold: Check on your...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm After Traffic Stop

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm After Traffic Stop

On Friday, December 22, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south of Broomes Island Rd. in Port Republic for traffic violations. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause search was conducted...
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IRS Has Tips for What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on December 31

IRS Has Tips for What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on December 31

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. Here are some tips to get ready: For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will affect their 2017 tax returns. For example,...
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TC Hejl Announces Run For Second Term as County Commissioner on Facebook

TC Hejl Announces Run For Second Term as County Commissioner on Facebook

TC Hejl made the following announcement on Facebook: I have been asked by many people if I were going to seek the Office of County Commissioner for a second term. The photo should dispel any rumors and assure people that I am in fact seeking a second term. Although this board has accomplished much,...
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Upper Marlboro Man and Two Teens from Lusby Arrested for Armed Robberies in Lothian

Upper Marlboro Man and Two Teens from Lusby Arrested for Armed Robberies in Lothian

UPDATE 12/28/2017: During the course of this investigation Robbery Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department were able to identify three of the four individuals involved in these robberies. On December 24, 2017 detectives located and arrested Daniel Shane McDonald, 49, of Upper Marlboro, and two juveniles, a 13 year-old male and a 16...
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New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA

New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA

Marylanders should be on the lookout for renewal notices for their driver’s license and ID cards.  As required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to maintain compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will now require documentation to renew federally compliant driver’s licenses...
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Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 5 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all the state but its westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

UPDATE 12/21/2017: United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm has sentenced former Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexander C. Sullivan, age 38, of King George, Virginia, to 2 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of child pornography. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Legislation to Protect Maryland Taxpayers Under Federal Tax Reform

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Legislation to Protect Maryland Taxpayers Under Federal Tax Reform

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the administration will be submitting legislation to mitigate potential negative impacts of federal tax reform on Maryland taxpayers. The legislation will return any additional state revenue received due to the loss of federal deductions and exemptions. The governor made the following statement at a meeting of the Board of...
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MDOT SHA Lifts Non-Emergency Lane Closures to Clear Way for Holiday Travelers

MDOT SHA Lifts Non-Emergency Lane Closures to Clear Way for Holiday Travelers

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures for the long holidays. Travel forecasting agencies are predicting busier roads this holiday season as fuel prices have remained stable, enabling more people to take to the roads. Thursday and Friday are expected to be “getaway days” for millions...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet for 12-20-17 is SCOUT Featured Pet: Scout Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bulldog/Yellow Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scout is a happy go lucky boy looking for a family to call his own. Scout was adopted as a young...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying iPad Thief

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying iPad Thief

On September 22, 2017, a burglary occurred to a residence in the 46000 block of South Shangri La Drive, located in Lexington Park. Among items stolen, was an Apple iPad; when the iPad was powered on, these photographs were taken. Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the individual pictured, is...
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DUI Crashes On The Rise As Holiday Season Kicks In

DUI Crashes On The Rise As Holiday Season Kicks In

As the holiday seasons kicks in to high gear, Maryland State Police respond to an increased number of alcohol related crashes this weekend throughout the state. From Friday, December 15 through the early morning hours of today, Maryland State Police responded to eighteen crashes involving alcohol across the state. Last year at the same...
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UPDATE: Former Maryland State Police Officer Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer and Firearms Violations

UPDATE: Former Maryland State Police Officer Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer and Firearms Violations

UPDATE 12/20/2017: On Monday, December 11, 2017, at approximately 2:35 p.m., Trooper First Class Costello and Trooper Keyser from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a silver Dodge Charger on Route 4 in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Tpr. Keyser approached the vehicle from the driver’s side and made contact with the driver...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following January monthly promotions and reminders: New Year, New Homes (Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Wednesday, Jan. 31) In celebration of the New Year, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for dogs to $100 and for cats to $20.18 during January. Start the year off...
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