Calvert News

UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE 3/15/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working to restore service to customers affected by the storm that began causing outages early Tuesday morning. “SMECO had about 1,800 customers without power last night and that number was whittled down to 450 at 11 a.m. today. Crews have been working in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet for 3-15-2017 is Sandy Featured Pet: Sandy Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Yorkie/Maltese Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (11 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 Sandy is a pretty 6-year-old Yorkie/Maltese Mix. This adorable girl is loving, affectionate...
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Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 8:00 am this morning to 6:00 p.m., this evening (3/15/2017). TIMING: After daybreak through this afternoon. Highest gusts expected late this morning into this afternoon. WINDS: Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 to 50...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, beginning Monday, March 13 at 9:00 PM, in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Increased Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Increased Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Sheriff Mike Evans would like the public to know the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting increased patrols for impaired drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. These saturation patrols will be conducted throughout county with an emphasis on those areas that have historically had a high number of impaired driving related crashes....
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Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

State troopers not normally assigned to road patrol are being reassigned today to storm duty as the Maryland State Police joins other state agencies in preparation for the pending storm. Troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to State Police barracks across Maryland...
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UPDATE: Clinton Gantt Arrested in Charles County

UPDATE: Clinton Gantt Arrested in Charles County

UPDATE 3/12/2017: Clinton Maurice Gantt, who was wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was arrested in Charles County by Deputy V. Warker, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Gantt was arrested late Saturday Night, March 11, 2017 and charged with the following crimes Possession of Drugs (Not Marijuana) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Escape (Gantt...
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Alexandria Man Arrested for Armed Robbery, Theft, and Destruction of Property

Alexandria Man Arrested for Armed Robbery, Theft, and Destruction of Property

During the months of January and February 2017, Calvert County experienced several commercial burglaries and one armed robbery of a commercial business. Calvert County Detectives discovered there were also similar crimes in Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. The suspect information was the same in all of these cases. As a...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On March 3, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Deputy A. Moschetto of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle being driven erratically by crossing over the solid line multiple times, speeding up and slowing down. Moschetto conducted a traffic stop at Wood Acres Court/S. Solomon’s Island Road, in Prince Frederick. and made contact...
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SMECO Sponsors 28th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

SMECO Sponsors 28th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) sponsored the 28th annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 4. The competition underscores the importance and value of computer skills for students who plan to become proficient in technical and industrial fields. With information technology firmly embedded in daily life, electric utilities like SMECO depend heavily...
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“Otterly” Outrageous Fun at OtterMania

“Otterly” Outrageous Fun at OtterMania

Celebrate everyone’s favorite museum mammal during OtterMania at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy “otterly” outrageous activities, face painting and meet the otters: Chumley, Chessie Grace and the newest addition, Calvert. Museum admission applies; FREE for CMM members. $2 donation requested for face painting. Perfect...
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CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

He is a non-traditional student. At 65, Benjamin Brown of Randle Cliff in Calvert County is more than a generation older than the average 25-year-old College of Southern Maryland (CSM) undergraduate. And while some of his fellow students have just recently finished high school and may still be living with their parents, Brown arrived...
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Hollywood Woman Wanted on Drug Distribution Charges Arrested in Owings for Possession of Crack Cocaine

Hollywood Woman Wanted on Drug Distribution Charges Arrested in Owings for Possession of Crack Cocaine

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy C. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by his license plate scanner that a owner/driver of a passing vehicle had an outstanding warrant. Deputy Fox made confirmation with the Control Center and conducted a traffic stop at East Chesapeake Beach Road/Limerick...
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Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/8/17 NICK Featured Pet: Nick Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged Breed: Lab/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (40 pounds) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Nick is a 4-year-old Lab/Rottweiler Mix. Three years ago, he was hit by a car and suffered severe trauma...
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Fake Cop Arrested in Calvert County on Gun and Other Charges

Fake Cop Arrested in Calvert County on Gun and Other Charges

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team attempted to stop a black Crown Vic on Dorsey Road in Prince Frederick for several equipment violations.  The vehicle did not immediately stop, but instead continued to a driveway further down Dorsey Road.  The driver, identified...
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Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Gov. Larry Hogan remains very popular in the latest Goucher College poll, and a majority lean toward re-electing him, but Marylanders go further than he is willing to do on significant issues such as paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and school funding. A strong majority does favor Hogan’s positions supporting an independent...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 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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Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Sixteen Sailors from across NAS Patuxent River volunteered their services at the 2017 District of Columbia Special Olympics Bowling Championship, which took place Feb. 22 and 23, in Hyattsville, Maryland. For two days, from start to finish, the Sailors helped out wherever they were needed, kept score, and interacted with and provided encouragement to...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activates the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The governor, along...
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Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and John Sarbanes (MD-03) at a media availability this afternoon following a Maryland delegation meeting to discuss how Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will severely impact Marylanders. Below is a transcript...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

As Maryland Lottery and Gaming continues its deepening commitment to responsible gambling programs, the agency is proud to support a national effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. Maryland Lottery and Gaming is again participating in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual effort to promote March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. “Reinforcing the...
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Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland has been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report in their inaugural “Best States” ranking, which analyzed data in seven key areas – education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections – to determine the state’s composite score....
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Partying on a Boat Leads to Burglary & Trespassing Arrests for 6 Teens

Partying on a Boat Leads to Burglary & Trespassing Arrests for 6 Teens

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper First Class Barlow from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack  responded to the Spring Cove Marina in Solomons for a trespassing complaint. A boat at the dock had been broken into and there were six subjects having a party. Investigation determined that the subjects...
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State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

Severe storms are threatening Maryland. These storms may cause disruption in electrical service to our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is cautioning citizens when using alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. “These easy to follow tips will help all Marylanders avoid injury or death during power outages,” said the State...
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