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NAVAIR Wins Award for Recruiting, Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

NAVAIR Wins Award for Recruiting, Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

CAREERS & the disABLED magazine named NAVAIR as the 2017 Public-Sector Employer of the Year for its commitment to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities at a ceremony in Boston April 20. Steve Nickle, director for Air ASW, Assault and Special Missions Programs Contracts Department, accepted the award on behalf of NAVAIR at...
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54 percent) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In addition, fish...
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Pet Cat Shot in La Plata – Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

Pet Cat Shot in La Plata – Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017  between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., a pet cat was found injured in the 5200 block of Colebrook Street in La Plata. The owner originally thought the cat, Maximus, had been struck by a car, but doctors at the emergency animal clinic discovered the cat had been shot with a...
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UPDATE: Suspicious Activity Reported Near Greenview Knolls Elementary School

UPDATE: Suspicious Activity Reported Near Greenview Knolls Elementary School

UPDATE 5/9/2017 @ 7:00 P.M.: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office takes every report seriously. The sheriff’s office is actively investigating a complaint of an individual (no further description) operating an alleged purple van approaching a child in the Greenview Knolls neighborhood located on Military Lane in Great Mills. Last week, an advisory message...
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Miedzinski Park, in Leonardtown Receives Funding

Miedzinski Park, in Leonardtown Receives Funding

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced the awarding of 23 Community Parks and Playgrounds Program grants – totaling $2.5 million – to municipalities across the state. From pickleball courts in Ocean City to new playground equipment in Mountain Lake Park, the program provides essential funding for the creation, enhancement and renovation of recreational...
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Waldorf Financial Adviser Wins $50,000 Following Cashier’s Suggestion

Waldorf Financial Adviser Wins $50,000 Following Cashier’s Suggestion

Following a cashier’s suggestion to try a different Maryland Lottery game paid off for a Waldorf financial adviser , who won the $50,000 top prize playing Bonus Match 5. He routinely plays Mega Millions and Powerball. When the cashier at Charles Station in Waldorf suggested the lucky player try Bonus Match 5, the 42-year-old...
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Naked Lexington Park Woman Arrested at St. Mary’s Square

Naked Lexington Park Woman Arrested at St. Mary’s Square

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Mary’s Square, on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, for a female subject exposing her naked body inside of a vehicle. Upon arrival, Corporal T. Snyder observed Deborah Ann Barnaby, 51 of Lexington Park, sitting in the passenger seat...
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Anglers Gearing Up to Catch Invasive Species

Anglers Gearing Up to Catch Invasive Species

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting the second Annual “Stop the Snakehead Fishing Derby” June 3 at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park’s Pennyfield Lock. Interested anglers can register for the free event here. Since the 2002 discovery of snakeheads in Maryland, efforts have been made eradicate the invasive fish before...
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Calvert Hospice Butterfly Release to be Held on June 11

Calvert Hospice Butterfly Release to be Held on June 11

Calvert Hospice announces its annual Butterfly Release & Memorial Service to be held on June 11, 2017 starting at 2 pm at Wisner Hall, Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. The event is designed for those who want to celebrate the life of a loved one. The ceremony will incorporate music and reflection and concludes...
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CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the CSM Foundation will celebrate the many contributions of retiring president, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, at a special evening June 3 at the newly opened Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) at the CSM Regional Hughesville Campus. The Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event is a chance...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Continuing to Violate Protective Orders

Waldorf Man Arrested After Continuing to Violate Protective Orders

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 40000 block of Breton View Dr. Leonardtown, for the report a male suspect observed climbing onto the rear deck of a residence and then entering the residence. The investigation revealed the suspect, identified as Steven Wayne Sams, 37...
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National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week will be in full swing from May 7th through May 13th this year. The theme for this year’s awareness campaign focuses on protecting houses of worship from intentional fires through prevention. The honorable Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May 7 – 13, 2017 as National Arson Awareness Week in Maryland....
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Waldorf Grandmother Sentenced to Life Without Parole For Murder

Waldorf Grandmother Sentenced to Life Without Parole For Murder

On Monday, May 8, 2017, visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Steven I. Platt sentenced Caroline Marie Conway, 53 of Waldorf, to Life without the possibility of Parole plus 60 years for the First Degree Murder of Robert Mange, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder of Robert Mange, Unlawful Use of a Firearm...
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Second Business Closed Due to Illegal Nightclub Operations

Second Business Closed Due to Illegal Nightclub Operations

Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office have concluded another lengthy investigation into the unpermitted use of a nightclub establishment in Waldorf. Invictus Cigars, located at 2894 Old Washington Road, has been operating in violation of the Life Safety and Fire Code. The owner, identified as Malcolm L. Hill (42), has been charged...
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Name Released in Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Mary’s County

Name Released in Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 5/8/2017 @ 1:45 p.m.: On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at approximately 1:40 a.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Maryland Route 4, north of Fairgrounds Road, in Leonardtown, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. The investigation revealed, the operator, Lewis Small, 28, was operating a 2012 BMW northbound...
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Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Powassan (POW) virus is transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Approximately 75 cases of POW virus disease were reported in the United States over the past 10 years. Most cases have occurred in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory...
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FRCMA Sailor’s innovative idea wins Athena Project DC 2.0, Adm. Sims Award for Intellectual Courage

FRCMA Sailor’s innovative idea wins Athena Project DC 2.0, Adm. Sims Award for Intellectual Courage

Early in her career, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerin Raby had so many bruises on her shoulders and legs, a shipmate expressed his concerns about her health and well-being. It was that experience as an aviation maintainer on an aircraft carrier lugging a 65-pound toolbox up and down steep stairwells to get to the...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced April 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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UPDATE: Hollywood Man Released from Jail After Driving While Impaired by Drugs Again and Again

UPDATE: Hollywood Man Released from Jail After Driving While Impaired by Drugs Again and Again

UPDATE 5/8/2017: On Tuesday, May 2, 2017,  Richard Casey Quade, 28, of Hollywood, was arrested and charged with failure to control vehicle speed on the highway to avoid a collision, negligent driving, driving (attempting to drive) vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, reckless driving and violating drivers license restriction. Quade was released on May...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

During the week of Mat 8, to May 12, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested After Leaving Her Handgun in IHOP Restaurant Booth

Pennsylvania Woman Arrested After Leaving Her Handgun in IHOP Restaurant Booth

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Deputy First Class R. Steinbach responded to the IHOP restaurant in Lexington Park, for the report of a found handgun. The investigation revealed the suspect Kathy Marie Holliday, 37 of York, Pa, was the owner of the found handgun and was registered through Pennsylvania to carry the firearm concealed....
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Salisbury Man Pulls out a set of Nunchucks on Sheriff’s Deputy at Butler’s Bar

Salisbury Man Pulls out a set of Nunchucks on Sheriff’s Deputy at Butler’s Bar

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Sargent K. Moritz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a premise check at Butler’s Place in Lexington Park, when he observed two male subjects engaged in a verbal dispute in the parking lot. The dispute quickly escalated before Sgt. Moritz could intervene, with Daniel Sylvester Young,...
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Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

Coast Guard Warns of Laser Strikes to Commercial Vessels

The Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay and warns the public of this dangerous act. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3 a.m., involving the motor vessels Salome, Bulk Spain, and AM Annaba. Additionally, a pilot vessel was...
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Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer in the state, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding her offspring. Too often, well-intentioned people find and remove...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Unit will conduct impaired and aggressive driver patrols using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office as well as an impaired driver checkpoint on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The Charles County...
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