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SHARKFEST! at Calvert Marine Museum This Saturday, July 13, 2024

SHARKFEST! at Calvert Marine Museum This Saturday, July 13, 2024

Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sharks are one of the world’s most riveting creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them....
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Governor Moore Announces $16.2 Million to Support Small Businesses and Community Revitalization Across Maryland

Governor Moore Announces $16.2 Million to Support Small Businesses and Community Revitalization Across Maryland

Governor Wes Moore today announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded more than $16.2 million to assist small businesses and support local revitalization projects and activities. Grants from the Business Boost Microgrant Program, the Main Street Improvement Grant, and Project Restore 2.0 will provide funds to 121 businesses, local...
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St. Mary’s County Public Cooling Centers Available Monday, July 8, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

St. Mary’s County Public Cooling Centers Available Monday, July 8, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

Due to the high temperatures expected this week into the weekend, St. Mary’s County Government is announcing the availability of cooling centers for the public. WHAT – For the first Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 105 expected. For the second Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 110 expected. WHERE – Portions...
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Launch of St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps

Launch of St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has partnered with Assisted Management Solutions and Data Research Group to launch the St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps. The Corps is a new opportunity for community members to develop skills in public health emergency preparedness and response, explore their interests in a public health career, and...
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Calvert County to Fine Repeat Violations for Unpermitted Signage

Calvert County to Fine Repeat Violations for Unpermitted Signage

On April 1, 2024, the Department of Public Works began removing unauthorized signs alongside county roadways. Removed signs are being stored at the Appeal Landfill, located at 401 Sweetwater Road, for two weeks; individuals and businesses may reclaim their signs for a $6 fee per sign. Any signs remaining after two weeks will be...
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State Fire Marshal Continues Investigation Into Large Barn Fire in Huntingtown

State Fire Marshal Continues Investigation Into Large Barn Fire in Huntingtown

UPDATE 7/9/2024: On Thursday, July 4, 2024, at 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to 541 Walton Road in Huntingtown, for the structure on fire. 40 firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County responded with first arriving units reported a large barn fully engulfed in flames. The owner/occupants were identified as Michael Smith with the estimated...
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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Distribution Scheduled for July 23, 2024

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Distribution Scheduled for July 23, 2024

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Aging & Human Services is pleased to announce this year’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) distribution event, set to take place at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Eligible senior participants will receive a total of $50 on...
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St. Mary’s County Continues to be Plagued by Shootings with Few Arrests Made

St. Mary’s County Continues to be Plagued by Shootings with Few Arrests Made

On July 3, 2024, police in apprehended Davione Syheme Mason, 23, of Lexington Park, on a search and seizure warrant. Mason was arrested for his role in shooting incident on June 26, 2024, in the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. According to court documents police arrived on scene and canvassed the...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested After Ripping a Soap Dispenser off Bathroom Wall at North Beach Welcome Center

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested After Ripping a Soap Dispenser off Bathroom Wall at North Beach Welcome Center

On June 24, 2024, Deputy First Class Grierson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the North Beach Welcome Center located on Bay Avenue in North Beach, for the report of a disorderly subject. The complainant advised a disorderly male was yelling at town employees and had ripped the soap dispenser off the...
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to Host Public Forum on July 23, 2024

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to Host Public Forum on July 23, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the CSMC meeting room, located on the 1st floor of the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Public Forums allow residents to speak directly to the Commissioners on topics of their...
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Two Men Arrested After Attempted ATM Burglary and High-Speed Chase in Calvert County

Two Men Arrested After Attempted ATM Burglary and High-Speed Chase in Calvert County

On June 26, 2024, at 3:21 a.m., Calvert Deputies responded to the report of an intrusion alarm at the CVS Pharmacy, Inc. located at 7955 Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach. Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed forced entry to the front door and the ATM had been damaged and attempted to be accessed by...
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Calvert Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert for July 8-11, 2024 Due to Heat

Calvert Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert for July 8-11, 2024 Due to Heat

Due to forecasted high temperatures for Monday, July 8, through Thursday, July 11, animal owners or custodians are required to provide appropriate protection from the weather including providing adequate shelter, water, space and access to shade. Pay special attention to animals that are most prone to heat stroke: Brachycephalic Breeds: Dogs and cats with short...
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Board of Public Works Approves $6.3 Million for Park Improvements and Land Conservation

Board of Public Works Approves $6.3 Million for Park Improvements and Land Conservation

The Board of Public Works approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items totaling $6.3 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to improve parks and protect land with perpetual conservation easements. A total of $480,000 in Program Open Space – Local was approved for four projects including a Washington County project to provide new...
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Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Blind Site Lottery Opens July 15, 2024

Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Blind Site Lottery Opens July 15, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is again offering an online process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2024-2025 waterfowl blind site license. From July 15 through July 29 at 11:59 p.m., hunters and riparian landowners may enter the annual lottery for the opening days of blind site licensing. Hunters and riparian landowners with a...
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Police Seeking Information in 4th of July Triple Shooting That Leaves 6-Year-Old Dead

Police Seeking Information in 4th of July Triple Shooting That Leaves 6-Year-Old Dead

A child shot in Temple Hills on July 4, 2024, has died of his injuries. The victim is six-year-old Ahsan Payton of Washington, DC. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to determine a motive...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Death in Lusby

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Death in Lusby

On Sunday, July 7, 2024, at approximately 2:00 a.m., police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence on Muskogee Lane in Lusby, for the reported gunshot victim. The 911 caller reported they came home to find a male suffering a gunshot wound. Police arrived on the scene to find one victim with...
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Three Displaced After Dunkirk House Fire, Cause Under Investigation

Three Displaced After Dunkirk House Fire, Cause Under Investigation

On Sunday, July 7, 2024, at approximately 2:02 a.m., firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County were dispatched to the 3400 block of Old Jones Road in Dunkirk, for the house on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene in under 3 minutes to find a two-story residence with a 1-story attached garage which was...
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Sky Zone Waldorf Releases Statement After Large Police Response with Pepper Spray Deployment

Sky Zone Waldorf Releases Statement After Large Police Response with Pepper Spray Deployment

On Saturday, July 6, 2024, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police responded to the Sky Zone Trampoline Park located at 4390 Robert S. Crain Highway in White Plains, for assistance in clearing large crowds from the business and parking lot. Officers arrived on the scene and reported no disturbance, large crowds and was working with...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Earlier this morning, Saturday, July 6, 2024, an unknown person called at least three people, identified himself as a supervisor with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and told them to call the CCSO non-emergency number. The caller left messages on voice mail but has not directed people to do anything specific other than to...
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UPDATE: La Plata House Fire Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE: La Plata House Fire Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE 7/8/2024: On Saturday, July 6, 2024, at approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters from Charles County responded to 6955 Ellenwood Court in La Plata, for the reported house on fire. 35 firefighters from Charles and Prince George’s County responded to find fire showing from a 1-story attached garage. The owner/occupants have been identified as Edwin...
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Charles County Police Seeking Information in Road Rage Stabbing of Food Delivery Driver in Waldorf

Charles County Police Seeking Information in Road Rage Stabbing of Food Delivery Driver in Waldorf

On Sunday, June 30, 2024, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers responded to a residence in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with several stab wounds. The victim was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim, a food delivery driver,...
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NFL Vikings Rookie Khyree Jackson Killed in Triple-Fatal Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

NFL Vikings Rookie Khyree Jackson Killed in Triple-Fatal Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed three lives this morning, July 6, 2024, in Prince George’s County The deceased are identified as Isaiah Hazel, 23, of Upper Marlboro, Khyree Jackson, 24, of Waldorf and Anthony Lytton, Jr., 24, of Upper Marlboro. Hazel and Jackson were pronounced deceased on the scene...
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23-Year-Old Dunkirk Man Killed in Lothian Crash, Two Others Injured

23-Year-Old Dunkirk Man Killed in Lothian Crash, Two Others Injured

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, at approximately 9:09 p.m., a Maryland State Trooper from the Prince Frederick Barrack located a crash involving a motorcycle in the area of Route 4 Northbound and Talbot Road in Lothian. The Trooper advised the motorcyclist was laying in the roadway and requested first responders from Anne Arundel County...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Firetruck in Waldorf

One Transported to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Firetruck in Waldorf

On Friday, July 5, 2024, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to a medical emergency with one reportedly not breathing. Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Engine 32 was responding with lights and sirens activated to the CPR in progress medical call, when they were involved in a serious motor vehicle...
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Town of Chesapeake Beach Fireworks Update: Postponed until July 7, 2024

Town of Chesapeake Beach Fireworks Update: Postponed until July 7, 2024

The Town of Chesapeake Beach will hold the annual fireworks display on July 7th at Dusk due to the unpredictability of the expected scattered storms tomorrow, July 6th. The Town’s priority is to continue to provide a safe display for our spectators and the crews responsible for launching the display. The Town of Chesapeake...
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