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40-Year-Old Man and 39-year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville – Names Released

40-Year-Old Man and 39-year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville – Names Released

UPDATE: On October 9, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck with two occupants, that had collided into a...
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Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested in Jefferson County, West Virginia, by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on Saturday, Oct. 9. They will have their initial appearances on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. For almost a year, Jonathan Toebbe, 42, aided...
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Police Arrest and Charge Suspect After Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights

Police Arrest and Charge Suspect After Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged the suspect who shot and killed two employees at the Gateway Village senior living community in the town of Capitol Heights on Friday. The suspect is 63-year-old Roy Garnell Batson of Capitol Heights. Batson lived at the complex. He is accused of fatally shooting 46-year-old...
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Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Superintended Daniel D. Curry released the following email on Sunday, October 10, 2021. “Parents and guardians: We have been advised that there will be a number of bus drivers who will call out sick tomorrow in an effort to draw attention to their challenges with pay and benefits. We want...
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Two Transported to Hospital After Wrong Way Driver Causes Head-on Collision in California

Two Transported to Hospital After Wrong Way Driver Causes Head-on Collision in California

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at approximately 1:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and By The Mill Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision in the...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 12 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at today’s board meeting. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,483 acres of prime farmland in Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $5.3 million in state and...
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Suspected Impaired Driver Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision and Fire in California

Suspected Impaired Driver Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision and Fire in California

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Patuxent Boulevard and Swanfall Way in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Honda sedan off the roadway and fully engulfed in...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Mechanicsville

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Mechanicsville

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Commerce Park Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision involving a commercial vehicle with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a dump truck and...
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Lucky Lexington Park Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at St. Mary’s County Rod ‘N Reel

Lucky Lexington Park Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at St. Mary’s County Rod ‘N Reel

Winning the top prize on a scratch-off is an amazing experience. Consider how it would feel to win $1 million on one game and then, a year later, $100,000 on a different game. That second big win just happened to a St. Mary’s County man, who is a self-proclaimed scratch-off guru. Lady luck first...
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Narcotics Dealing Couple Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges and Assault on of a Federal Officer

Narcotics Dealing Couple Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges and Assault on of a Federal Officer

Alicia Marie Walls, age 28, of Bowie, Maryland; and Andrew Joseph Trimmer, age 32, of Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty on October 4, 2021 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Trimmer also pled guilty to assault on a federal officer. The...
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ARREST VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested For Arson and Threats with Handgun

ARREST VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested For Arson and Threats with Handgun

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, Trooper First Class M. Posch of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a residence on Sue Drive, in Lexington Park for a reported Threat of Arson. While responding to the call police were told an adult male was trying to light the side of an occupied trailer...
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Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has expanded COVID-19 screening requirements to students in Grades 7-12 who participate in CCPS-sponsored extracurricular activities. The expansion is effective immediately for high school students who participate in school marching bands. Starting Monday, Oct. 25, students in Grades 7-12 who participate in specific extracurricular activities must provide proof of...
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Prince George’s County Woman Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes in Return for Non-Public Information About Traffic Crash Victims

Prince George’s County Woman Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes in Return for Non-Public Information About Traffic Crash Victims

A Maryland businesswoman pleaded guilty to paying cash bribes to an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in return for information contained in non-public police paperwork identifying individuals involved in traffic accidents. Raquel DePaula, 43, of Beltsville, Md., pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to one count...
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Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Larry Hogan announced a five-point framework for how the State of Maryland will utilize the $2.5 billion surplus—the largest in state history—reported last week by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates. The framework builds on the governor’s record of fiscal discipline while prioritizing relief that advances the state’s recovery. “The entire mission of my...
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Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar today swore in Erek L. Barron as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Barron is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the District of Maryland. Mr. Barron will oversee the investigation and litigation of all...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins $150,000 Powerball

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $150,000 Powerball

Eric Brown is a faithful Powerball player. He doesn’t care if the jackpot is $40 million or $600 million – he always buys a month’s worth of Powerball. This time, his favorite numbers proved very lucky for the St. Mary’s County resident. Although he didn’t bring home $570 million jackpot on September 29th, he...
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Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Hosting 10th Annual Southern Maryland Hiring Event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Hosting 10th Annual Southern Maryland Hiring Event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Job seekers, and public and private sector organizations are invited to attend the events. Businesses will be conducting interviews and hiring for immediate openings. TCCSMD anticipates that 50 local businesses will attend the event. “Local businesses are eager to hire immediately, and this annual event hopes to bridge the gap between local businesses and...
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Overnight Work on Thomas Johnson Bridge Expected to be Complete by October 22

Overnight Work on Thomas Johnson Bridge Expected to be Complete by October 22

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin repairing potholes and replacing fencing along the MD 4 (Governor Thomas Johnson) Bridge at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line starting Monday, October 11. This is routine maintenance work that will take place overnight, 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., a group of females entered a beauty supply business in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place and attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise. As they ran out of the store, one of the suspects sprayed pepper spray at employees who were trying...
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Department of Recreation and Parks Seeks Citizens Input for Snow Hill Park Master Planning

Department of Recreation and Parks Seeks Citizens Input for Snow Hill Park Master Planning

The Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 24400 Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood. The purpose of the meeting is to review the final concept plan and gather community input for the master plan for Snow Hill Park. Attendees...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 5, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup –  October 5, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and acknowledged four significant milestones with Proclamations. The Commissioners proclaimed National 4-H Week, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Case Management Recognition Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Commission on People with...
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Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal and State Charges for Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, and State Felony Violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal and State Charges for Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, and State Felony Violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

As a result of a collaborative investigation, today a federal grand jury returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, age 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds from Maryland Environmental Service corporation. The criminal information also alleges that McGrath illegally recorded private conversations with...
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MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

Many Marylanders will take to the roads during the upcoming long weekend in search of fall adventures. Nationwide from 2015 to 2019, October was the most dangerous month on America’s roads, accounting for more fatal crashes than any other month. To help drivers and passengers remember the importance following the rules of the road,...
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Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Two Dirt Bikes Stolen from Mechanicsville Residence

Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Two Dirt Bikes Stolen from Mechanicsville Residence

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to recover the two motorcycles pictured and the identity of the person or persons responsible for the theft. The motorcycles, along with two dirt bike helmets were taken from the front porch of the victim’s home at the 27100 block of Morganza Turner Road in Mechanicsville...
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Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect After Robbery in Waldorf

Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect After Robbery in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 11:05 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation showed the suspect approached the victim, who was standing in the parking lot of a business, and pushed him to the ground. The suspect then forcibly...
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