Calvert News

Rausch Funeral Home in Owings is Turning 50!

Rausch Funeral Home in Owings is Turning 50!

Rausch Funeral Home is proud to be an independent family-owned and operated funeral home serving families in the southern Maryland area. With locations in Lusby, Owings and Port Republic, they are a full-service funeral home that is always responsive to the needs of the families that they serve, whether pre-planning for the future or...
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Calvert County Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

Calvert County Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

Calvert County has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties program. This funding aims to provide high-speed internet access to underserved households throughout Calvert County and the state. Calvert County officials are pleased to announce the opening of a...
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Family Displaced After Large House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Marshal Investigating

Family Displaced After Large House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, June 2, 2024, at approximately 8:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Prince George’s County responded to the 6900 block of Bucktown Court tin Hughesville, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene and immediately requested a working fire dispatch and reported fire showing from a 2-story...
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ALERT – St, Mary’s and Calvert Counties to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens TODAY

ALERT – St, Mary’s and Calvert Counties to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens TODAY

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties Monday, June 3, 2024, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Owings Man Arrested for Kidnapping After Leading Police on High-Speed Chase in Calvert County

Owings Man Arrested for Kidnapping After Leading Police on High-Speed Chase in Calvert County

On Sunday, May 26, 2024, Deputy First Class Hendrickson from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Route 4 in the Prince Frederick area. A traffic stop was initiated, and the motorcycle rapidly accelerated traveling at speeds over 100 mph. Deputies initially lost sight...
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301 Derby Dames To Host Patuxant Roller Derby

301 Derby Dames To Host Patuxant Roller Derby

On Saturday, June 15th the 301 Derby Dames will host Patuxant Roller Derby at the Charles County Fairgrounds Grand Hall located at 8440 Fairground Road, La Plata. This marks the second bout between 301 and Patuxant, the first on 301’s track. When these two teams met before on July 8, 2023 in Columbia, Maryland...
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CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Spring 2024 nursing graduates celebrated their achievements at the La Plata Campus with a time-honored pinning ceremony that allowed CSM faculty to welcome 59 of their now former students as peers and colleagues in the field of nursing. The graduating class chose the theme “Leave the World a Better Place than You...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 12 years in Prison on Child Pornography Charges

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 12 years in Prison on Child Pornography Charges

UPDATE 5/31/2024: Nathan S. Lindgren, 28, of Lexington Park, was sentenced on May 24, 2024, to 12 years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. The sentence was imposed by Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark S. Chandlee. On March 9, 2021, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Lexington Park Woman on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Lexington Park Woman on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, TFC Black of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, conducted a traffic stop on Great Mills Road at South Shangri La Drive, in Lexington Park. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Bridgit Claire Brooks, 29 of Lexington Park, suspected Cocaine was observed. A search...
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State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that changes to state law governing the use of automated speed enforcement in work zones take effect June 1, 2024, with additional changes effective January 1, 2025. Designed to help protect highway workers as well as motorists and their passengers, the new law...
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CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2024 spring sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring, and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least...
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Public Hearings on Proposed Real Property and Income Tax Increases Set for June 4, 2024

Public Hearings on Proposed Real Property and Income Tax Increases Set for June 4, 2024

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold public hearings on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. to present and receive comments regarding proposed increases to the real property tax and county income tax rates. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners Hearing Room, located in the Calvert County...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Receives Award to Stolen Vehicle Alert Team

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Receives Award to Stolen Vehicle Alert Team

On January 6, 2024, Sgt. Robshaw led his team in a high-speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Despite the danger, Sgt. Robshaw and his officers maintained control of the situation and utilized their training effectively. K-9 partner Stryker and his handler, DFC Idol, played a crucial role in tracking and apprehending the suspects, showcasing...
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Calvert County Deputy Michael Contic Awarded April 2024 Employee of the Month

Calvert County Deputy Michael Contic Awarded April 2024 Employee of the Month

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) honored Michael Contic, deputy sheriff first class in the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, as the April 2024 Employee of the Month. Michael impressed colleagues with his professionalism, investigative skills and organizational abilities throughout the investigation of a recent case involving malicious destruction of property. Despite the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Washington D.C. Man Wanted for 1st Degree Assault

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Washington D.C. Man Wanted for 1st Degree Assault

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of David Keonta Reed, 32 of Washington D.C. Reed is wanted for First-Degree Assault. Reed is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing between 140-160 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information in regards to Reed is...
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Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Master Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Bomb Technician Cory Hurst, a seasoned member of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has been lauded for his outstanding contributions to public safety and emergency response throughout his career and has been selected as the Bomb Squad nominee for Deputy State Fire...
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Hope in Harmony Hosting Inaugural Concerts in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties June 2024

Hope in Harmony Hosting Inaugural Concerts in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties June 2024

Get inspired! Hope in Harmony’s inaugural choir concerts are coming this June to Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Directed by TC O’Brien and accompanied by Erin Tennyson, these concerts are free and fully open to the public. Hope in Harmony has scheduled three concerts for the second weekend in June. Each concert features...
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Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Change to Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Change to Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is returning to Southern Maryland this fall – and with an exciting new change! For the past 26 years, participants from the three counties have gathered at various locations to unite in this nationwide movement to reclaim the future for millions affected by Alzheimer’s. This year, they will unite at...
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St. Leonard Woman Arrested Selling Oxycodone Pills at Walmart in Prince Frederick

St. Leonard Woman Arrested Selling Oxycodone Pills at Walmart in Prince Frederick

On Friday, May 17, 2024, Detectives with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) observed Robbie Lynn Parker, 51, of St. Leonard, traveling north on Rt. 4 into Prince Frederick driving a black Chrysler 200. Parker is a co-registrant of the vehicle, and detectives are familiar with Parker from prior controlled...
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Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Six staff members from the Maryland Department of State Police on Friday received awards for their heroism, outstanding service and efforts to promote safety at the annual State Employees Risk Management Administration (SERMA) 2024 Conference. Aviation Command Flight Paramedics First Sergeant David Svites, Sergeant Joshua Heins, Corporal Kristie Peterson and State Aeromedical Director Dr....
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NAVAIR Recognizes 11 Teams, Individuals Who ‘Changed The Game’ at Annual Commander’s Award

NAVAIR Recognizes 11 Teams, Individuals Who ‘Changed The Game’ at Annual Commander’s Award

On Wednesday, May 22, individuals and teams in 10 categories aligned to NAVAIR’s focus areas: speed of capability, affordability and availability, were recognized in the 24th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards. Awardees for small business advocacy and the Association of Naval Aviation Edward H. Heinemann Award were also recognized. “Today’s award winners are being recognized for...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 27, 2024, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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Testing of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens on June 3rd, 2024 at Noon

Testing of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens on June 3rd, 2024 at Noon

There will be a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Dorchester counties on Monday, June 3, 2024, at noon. This includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens should be aware of this scheduled testing and...
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June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Summer is in full swing at the museum! From lighthouse tours and cruises on the river to animals and a special celebration at Lore Oyster House, you will have many great events to choose from this month. Also, our first Waterside Music Series concert of the season kicks off June 28 with Boyz II...
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St. Mary’s County Jury Convicts Man for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment of Local Car Dealership Employee

St. Mary’s County Jury Convicts Man for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment of Local Car Dealership Employee

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Joshua Terrell Trippett, 28, of Lusby, Maryland, guilty of kidnapping and false imprisonment for an incident that occurred on November 16, 2023. “The defendant kidnapped a car dealership employee under the guise of a vehicle test drive. He drove dangerously and...
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