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State Fire Marshal Investigating Overnight Vehicle Fires at Cusics Mechanic and Towing in Clements

State Fire Marshal Investigating Overnight Vehicle Fires at Cusics Mechanic and Towing in Clements

On Friday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District and surrounding companies responded to Cusic Mechanic & Towing at 37720 Manor Road in Clements, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles fully engulfed in flames, not threatening the buildings. Firefighters extinguished the fires...
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Kenneth M. Hobar Sentenced to Jail for Stalking Calvert County Sheriff Evans

Kenneth M. Hobar Sentenced to Jail for Stalking Calvert County Sheriff Evans

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the public that Kenneth M. Hobar, the individual known to our community for Facebook impersonations, fake Facebook/social media profiles, antagonizing posts to local businesses, churches, and community organizations, etc. has been apprehended and is currently incarcerated. Hobar, 67, of Lecanto, Florida was arrested on March...
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Police Officers Discharge Duty Weapons To Stop Dog Attack in Fort Washington

Police Officers Discharge Duty Weapons To Stop Dog Attack in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team is investigating after two PGPD patrol officers responded to a dog attack and discharged their weapons on Wednesday, leaving one dog dead. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 8:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 11000 block of McKay Road in Fort...
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Volunteer Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Chimney Fire with Extensions in North Beach

Volunteer Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Chimney Fire with Extensions in North Beach

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., firefighters from North Beach and surrounding areas responded to the 3800 Block of E. Chesapeake Beach Road in North Beach, for the reported chimney fire Crews arrived on location of a 1-story single family residence with smoke showing. Firefighters from Engine 11 arrived and quickly...
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Local Business Seeking Volunteers to Assist in Moving Today, Friday, November 15, 2019, in California

Local Business Seeking Volunteers to Assist in Moving Today, Friday, November 15, 2019, in California

A local business, White Rabbit Children’s Books and Gifts is currently in the middle of moving stores from Leonardtown to California, Maryland, and is seeking volunteers to help make the move easier! If you’re interested, anyone willing and able to lift and move heavy items would be greatly appreciated any time on Friday, November...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Weekend

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Weekend

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County Government offices will reopen Monday, December 2. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019....
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American Legion Bluegrass Features Return of The Larry Stephenson Band!

American Legion Bluegrass Features Return of The Larry Stephenson Band!

The 15th year of the Bluegrass concerts at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD, continue on Sunday December 1 with The Larry Stephenson Band. Host and promoter, Jay Armsworthy has put together a series of some of the top names in Bluegrass music. Partnering with the Sons of the American Legion, the...
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Applications for the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Now Available

Applications for the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Now Available

Applications for the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Charles County by contacting info@zontacharlescounty.org. The goal of the YWPA Award program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence...
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49-Year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

49-Year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed one person and injured three others Thursday evening in St. Mary’s County. On Thursday, November 14, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Point Lookout Road (MD Route 5) north of Harper’s Corner...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Witnesses to Rollover Crash That Seriously Injured One Adult and Two Children in La Plata

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Witnesses to Rollover Crash That Seriously Injured One Adult and Two Children in La Plata

On November 9, 2019, at 2:50 p.m., officers responded to Radio Station Road in La Plata, for the report of a motor vehicle crash reported serious, with one vehicle overturned, on fire, with subjects trapped. Prior to police arrival, two children, ages 2 and 7, were removed from the vehicle by passersby. The driver,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Possible Police Impersonator

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Possible Police Impersonator

On November 10 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Middletown Road near Rocky Place in Bennsville, for the report of suspicious activity. A male called 9-1-1 and said a man driving a car with a spotlight and flashing blue lights pulled him over. The driver indicated the man was wearing what...
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St. Mary’s County Residents Encouraged to Apply for 2020 Census Jobs

St. Mary’s County Residents Encouraged to Apply for 2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248...
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The Calvert Marine Museum Announces Participation in the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign

The Calvert Marine Museum Announces Participation in the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign

The 2020 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) has officially launched and the Calvert Marine Museum Society is on the list of participating organizations eligible for donations. Federal employees can elect to pledge their support for the development of education programs and exhibits at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland....
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AUDIO: Head-on Collision Involving STS Bus in Leonardtown Sends Five to Hospital

AUDIO: Head-on Collision Involving STS Bus in Leonardtown Sends Five to Hospital

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Heritage Drive in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident involving a bus, with one patient possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a SUV and an STS Bus involved...
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AUDIO: Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 Assists in Spotting, Rescuing Woman Who Fell Into Water at Cobb Island Pier

AUDIO: Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 Assists in Spotting, Rescuing Woman Who Fell Into Water at Cobb Island Pier

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 11:13 p.m., the Charles County 911 center received a call from the St. Mary’s County 911 center, reporting a person in the water near the Ledo’s Pizza in Cobb Island. Charles County 911 immediately dispatched the “person in the water” assignment and brought 36 fire and emergency...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers a Series of Four Free Concerts at St Mary’s College

Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers a Series of Four Free Concerts at St Mary’s College

Brian Ganz will offer a series of four recitals over the next few weeks for classical music lovers in the St. Mary’s College of MD community.. Musician-in-Residence Ganz resumes his popular noon concert series with two PianoTalk offerings, the first on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, and the second on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Over $20,000 from Chesapeake Cultural Studies Grant

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Over $20,000 from Chesapeake Cultural Studies Grant

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been awarded a $24,000 Chesapeake Material Cultural Studies Grant from The Conservation Fund. The Conservation Fund—a national nonprofit dedicated to providing environmental solutions that make economic sense for communities—presented grants to SMCM and 10 other research, education and historical institutions and specialists to support the conservation, preservation and...
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Maryland State Police Make Drug Arrest in Lexington Park, Recover Stolen Handgun

Maryland State Police Make Drug Arrest in Lexington Park, Recover Stolen Handgun

A Trooper from the Maryland State Police Central South Region Narcotics Division responded to a predetermined location in St. Mary’s County for the purposes of conducting a controlled purchase of heroin from a heroin distributor known only as Josh. Police made contact with a confidential informant (CI) that was able to contact Josh on...
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Governors of Maryland and Virginia Announce Historic ‘Capital Beltway Accord’ Interstate Regional Partnership to Rebuild American Legion Bridge, Create Unified Capital Beltway

Governors of Maryland and Virginia Announce Historic ‘Capital Beltway Accord’ Interstate Regional Partnership to Rebuild American Legion Bridge, Create Unified Capital Beltway

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland and Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia today announced a bi-state, bipartisan accord to create a new, unified Capital Beltway, replace the aging American Legion Bridge, and relieve congestion at one of the country’s worst traffic chokepoints. The two governors made the announcement at the annual Capital Region Transportation Forum...
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St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museum Receive $3,400 Grant from Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium for 2020 Black Diamond Disaster Commemoration Weekend

St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museum Receive $3,400 Grant from Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium for 2020 Black Diamond Disaster Commemoration Weekend

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums, the nonprofit organization that supports the historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, was recently awarded a $3,400 matching Seed Grant for the Black Diamond Disaster Commemoration Weekend event that occurs in April each year. This event, now in its third...
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Joins Rural Maryland Council to Present CSM with $350,000 for Velocity Center

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Joins Rural Maryland Council to Present CSM with $350,000 for Velocity Center

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined Rural Maryland Council Board First Vice Chair John Hartline Nov. 5, 2019 to present College of Southern Maryland (CSM) President Dr. Maureen Murphy and the CSM Board of Trustees with a $350,000 Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund award to complete interior renovations and build out of CSM’s Velocity Center....
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Vehicle Complete Loss After Malfunction Causes Fire in Waldorf

Vehicle Complete Loss After Malfunction Causes Fire in Waldorf

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., ten firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to 3799 Merseyside Place in Waldorf, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2018 Chevrolet Impala with fire showing from the engine compartment. The owner is identified as Erika Hunter. The...
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First Responders Across Southern Maryland Stay Busy Due to Inclement Weather

First Responders Across Southern Maryland Stay Busy Due to Inclement Weather

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at approximately 11:35 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Hermanville Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles off the roadway with no entrapment....
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Driver Injured, Two Adults and Five Animals Displaced After Vehicle Hits House in Mechanicsville

Driver Injured, Two Adults and Five Animals Displaced After Vehicle Hits House in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at approximately 10:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Pink Hill Lane in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle into a house with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Three Suspects in Home Invasion

Police in Charles County Arrest Three Suspects in Home Invasion

On November 8, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Stump Neck Road in Indian Head for the report of a home invasion and stabbing. The caller advised two males broke into the house armed with a rifle, handgun, and knife and demanded...
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