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Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTERS

Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/14/18 BUTTERS Featured Pet: Butters #9235 Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed:  Hound/Shepherd Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Butters is a 2-year-old beautiful girl.  She came into rescue with a litter of puppies that have since been weaned and adopted.  Butters...
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Lusby Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After DUI in St. Leonard

Lusby Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After DUI in St. Leonard

On 3/5/18 at 5:38 pm, Trooper First Class Costello from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south of Parran Rd. in St. Leonard for traffic violations. Heather M. Malamphy, 28 of Lusby was arrested for DUI. A search was conducted and suspected Oxycodone was located. Malamphy was...
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Three Prince George’s County Men Arrested After Found in Stolen Car in Huntingtown

Three Prince George’s County Men Arrested After Found in Stolen Car in Huntingtown

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at approximately 11:55 pm, Trooper First Class Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown for traffic violations. A  check on both the vehicle and the occupants revealed the vehicle was listed as stolen through the...
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Waldorf “Pill Mill” Distributor Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

Waldorf “Pill Mill” Distributor Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, United States Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Donald Russell, 53, of Waldorf, Maryland to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for his participation in a drug conspiracy in connection with the operation of purported pain management clinics that were actually “pill mills.” Eleven co-conspirators previously...
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Solomons Couple Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash

Solomons Couple Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash

On Monday, March 12, 2018 at approximately 1:05 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to Solomons Island Road (MD Route 2) and C. Jones Road for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation of the collision revealed a 2008 Ford Ranger was stopped in...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 3/13/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 3/13/2018

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. If you have information...
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Department of Agriculture Discourages Residents from Buying Chicks this Spring

Department of Agriculture Discourages Residents from Buying Chicks this Spring

The Maryland Department of Agriculture warns citizens that incorrectly handling live poultry, including chicks and ducklings, can cause serious illnesses, and the department strongly discourages citizens from buying chicks as presents for children this spring. This warning comes after a recent outbreak of H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza was detected in a commercial poultry flock...
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Southern Maryland Beats Oprah to the Punch

Southern Maryland Beats Oprah to the Punch

It’s rare to be ahead of Oprah when it comes to the next big thing. But this time Southern Maryland is way out in front. Last night she reported on 60 Minutes about childhood trauma and its effect on brain development which can increase the likelihood of a child suffering physical, social, and mental...
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Data From Emergency Departments Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Data From Emergency Departments Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report examines the timeliest data available to CDC on ED visits for opioid overdoses across multiple states. Overall, ED visits (reported by 52 jurisdictions...
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Pomfret Man Arrested After Forcing His Way Onto a School Bus in Charles County

Pomfret Man Arrested After Forcing His Way Onto a School Bus in Charles County

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Raphael Drive off of Marshalls Corner Road, in Pomfret for the report of a man who forced his way onto a school bus and was preventing the bus from leaving. Officers responded to the scene and observed...
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Homeowners Should Check Tree Contractors’ Credentials

Homeowners Should Check Tree Contractors’ Credentials

After the recent late winter storms and high winds, property owners across Maryland are learning the extent of damage to their property. In cases where the cleanup requires a professional to handle the work, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a few important suggestions homeowners should follow before bringing in a contractor to clear tree...
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Nicole Zuraitis Quartet to Perform Live at Calvert Marine Museum

Nicole Zuraitis Quartet to Perform Live at Calvert Marine Museum

The Maritime Performance Series presents the Nicole Zuraitis Quartet on Friday, March 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum. Enjoy an evening of enchantment with the seismic talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player, and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis. Her effervescent presence and dazzling vocals have thrilled audiences throughout Manhattan and across the world. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HUCKLEBERRY    

Wednesday’s Pet is HUCKLEBERRY    

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/7/2018 HUCKLEBERRY     Featured Pet: Huckleberry Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (55 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Huckleberry is an easy-going, happy, sweet fella.  He loves to go on walks and is good on a leash.  Huckleberry...
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SMECO Restores Power following Wind Storm

SMECO Restores Power following Wind Storm

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has completed restoring service to customers directly affected by Winter Storm Riley, a nor’easter that brought damaging winds to the mid-Atlantic states and New England. “The wind storm that hit our area beginning Friday morning caused more damage to SMECO’s electric system than any hurricane or winter storm we’ve...
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Video Release: Dragons, and Cows, and Dogs… Oh My! A Case for Redistricting Reform

Video Release: Dragons, and Cows, and Dogs… Oh My! A Case for Redistricting Reform

Our team took to the streets to see what people thought of Maryland’s 3rd Congressional voting district. I don’t know about you, but I see rampant gerrymandering. Free and fair elections are the very foundation of American democracy and the most basic promise that those in power can pledge to citizens. Unfortunately in Maryland,...
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New Medicare Cards will be Issued Beginning in April

New Medicare Cards will be Issued Beginning in April

Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will be issuing new Medicare cards to help protect against fraud. The new cards will feature a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number. “We want our patients to know that we are aware of the upcoming change,” said Ann Hawkins, interim director of Patient...
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Letter to the Editor: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. Thanks Sponsors and Attendees

Letter to the Editor: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. Thanks Sponsors and Attendees

Dear Editor: The Board of Directors of the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) thanks the many sponsors and attendees for supporting this year’s “Comedy Invasion for Project Graduation” held on February 23rd.  It was a wonderful evening of laughter, as the comedians entertained the audience with their hilarious interpretations of everyday life...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns ATM Users to be Aware of Skimming Devices

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns ATM Users to be Aware of Skimming Devices

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to take precautions when using their credit or debit card at an ATM and to be aware of skimmers, which are devices placed directly over the ATM’s card reader slot to illegally record personal data and PIN information as it is entered. Skimming devices can be...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $136.6 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $136.6 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 2018 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County....
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House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

The House of Delegates Thursday rejected Republican attempts to lower a proposed pay raise for judges and tentatively approved a plan to give the 313 judges $20,000 more over the next four years. House Appropriations Committee Chair Maggie McIntosh said the raises were necessary to keep attracting the best talent to serve on the...
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15th Annual Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice

15th Annual Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice

Asbury Solomons held its 15th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser in support of Calvert Hospice on February 10. The event raised $4,900 to support Calvert Hospice. According to Pat and Barbara O’Neal, the event’s organizers for the last five years, over 70 Asbury residents attended along with their guests. Representatives from Calvert Hospice were also...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 3/5/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 3/5/2018

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. If you have information...
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CSM Encourages ‘See Something, Say Something’

CSM Encourages ‘See Something, Say Something’

The College of Southern Maryland’s Public Safety Department worked with law enforcement officials to investigate a vague social media post which a CSM student had shared with public safety officers and indicated concern about potential school violence in March. The message did not make a specific threat and was vague in that it did...
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Wind Restrictions For Thomas Johnson Bridge

Wind Restrictions For Thomas Johnson Bridge

The Maryland State Police, after coordinating with the State Highway Administration, has implemented the following restrictions for the Thomas Johnson Bridge: House trailers, empty box trucks, empty tractor trailers, and empty oversized vehicles are prohibited from crossing the bridge at this time. The speed limit on the bridge is also reduced to 40 m.p.h....
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