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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 1:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Gate 2, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a t-bone style collision, with the driver...
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AUDIO: No Injuries Reported After Ambulance from Hughesville Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Charlotte Hall

AUDIO: No Injuries Reported After Ambulance from Hughesville Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Charlotte Hall

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mt Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving an ambulance. Crews arrived on the scene to report no injuries. The ambulance was returned to Hughesville after...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Second Bank Robbery in 5 Days

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Second Bank Robbery in 5 Days

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., police responded to the M&T Bank located on Mohawk Drive, in Charlotte Hall, for the reported silent alarm activation. Police arrived on the scene to confirm a robbery had taken place. At this time, no suspect(s) information has been given and the incident is currently...
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Fifteen Defendants Indicted on Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy Charges at Jessup Correctional Institution

Fifteen Defendants Indicted on Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy Charges at Jessup Correctional Institution

A federal grand jury has indicted 15 defendants on federal racketeering and drug conspiracy charges at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI), including correctional officers, inmates, and outside “facilitators,” for allegedly paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and cell phones into the prison.  The indictment was returned on February...
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Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced new striped bass conservation measures for the Spring 2020 fishing season to meet a coast-wide conservation target. The 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass indicated declines, so the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has determined that conservation measures are needed for the 2020 fishing season. ASMFC is a management...
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Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership to Host Youth Mentoring Series

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership to Host Youth Mentoring Series

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) is a coalition of partners and community members working together to improve health in St. Mary’s County through action teams that address priority health needs. The Behavioral Health Action Team (BHAT) of the HSMP invites youth mentoring programs in St. Mary’s County to a series of events featuring speakers, training,...
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Mentoring Program Comes to St. Mary’s County Public Schools in February

Mentoring Program Comes to St. Mary’s County Public Schools in February

In February, St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host The Listen Up Conversation, a series of presentations for high school students. The Listen Up Conversation is the true story of teen drug use, and a pivotal event that nearly ended in death. Tiffany L. Johnson and Dunstan L. Msonthi share the raw and real...
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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Whereabouts of Kristen Marie Hoover

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Whereabouts of Kristen Marie Hoover

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Kristen Marie Hoover. Hoover is wanted for Assault 1st Degree. Anyone with information in regards to this subject, is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (410) 535-2800 and or Dfc. Chip Ward at (443) 532-0603, Sgt Phillip Foote at (443) 624-7137.
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MDOT SHA Adding Third Travel Lane and New Traffic Signal on Southbound Route 2/4 in Prince Frederick

MDOT SHA Adding Third Travel Lane and New Traffic Signal on Southbound Route 2/4 in Prince Frederick

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will shift traffic along southbound MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road) in the Prince Frederick area of Calvert County tonight, February 12, to complete improvements. Starting at 8 p.m., crews will shift traffic along southbound MD 2/4 between Fox Run Boulevard and north of MD...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Warren Louis Taylor, Jr., age 48, of Suitland, Maryland, to 66 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The sentence was imposed on February 10, 2020. The sentence was announced by United...
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CTE Students Earn Medals in Regional Skills USA Competition, Currently Preparing for States

CTE Students Earn Medals in Regional Skills USA Competition, Currently Preparing for States

Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students earned medals in the recent regional SkillsUSA competition. They advance to the state event set for April 17 and 18. Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center compete annually in the event. SkillsUSA competitions showcase CTE...
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Only St. Mary’s County Lynching Victim from 1887 to be Memorialized with Historic Marker

Only St. Mary’s County Lynching Victim from 1887 to be Memorialized with Historic Marker

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is once again partnering with the Big Conversation Partnership on Dismantling Racism in Southern Maryland and the Equal Justice Initiative on the Community Remembrance Project about Benjamin Hance, the only recorded lynching victim in St. Mary’s County in 1887. In November 2019, the Division and partners held a...
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Comptroller Announces First-in-the-Nation Prohibition on Sales of Disposable Flavored E-Cigarettes

Comptroller Announces First-in-the-Nation Prohibition on Sales of Disposable Flavored E-Cigarettes

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his Field Enforcement Division (FED) is taking a first-in-the-nation approach to prohibiting the sale of certain Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) marketed towards kids. “Today, in addition to the FDA’s prohibition of flavored e-cigarette cartridges, I have directed our enforcement agents to take more aggressive action by prohibiting...
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Nationally Acclaimed Journalist Partners with SoMD-Based Entertainment Company

Nationally Acclaimed Journalist Partners with SoMD-Based Entertainment Company

National Newspaper Association and Associated Press Award-winning writer, MJ Brickey, has officially left journalism to partner with Southern Maryland-based company, The Hollar Entertainment Company, also known as “The Hollar,” to bring a variety of entertainment to SoMD. Donna Sue, owner and founder of The Hollar, said the company will manage and book entertainment nationally;...
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St. Mary’s Announces 2020 Bridal Expo at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, November 8, 2020

St. Mary’s Announces 2020 Bridal Expo at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, November 8, 2020

Visit St. Mary’s, the destination marketing organization for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, is proud to announce the Destination St. Mary’s Bridal Expo. This event will be held on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Destination St. Mary’s Bridal Expo will be an exciting opportunity...
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Officers Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man After He Stabs His Girlfriend in Waldorf

Officers Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man After He Stabs His Girlfriend in Waldorf

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 11:32 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her abdomen. The officers provided first aide to the victim until paramedics arrived and transported her...
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Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:23 a.m., three firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to 35290 Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville,for the reported vehicle fire Crews arrived on the scene to find a Toyota SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 15 minutes. No injuries were...
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Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit raise are working to raise awareness of how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Safer Internet Day is a...
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St. Mary’s College to Host Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, 2020

St. Mary’s College to Host Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy, along with the Maryland State Board of Elections, will host a Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cole Cinema, Campus Center on the College’s campus. The event is free of charge and open to the...
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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Saved with CPR After Medical Emergency at Great Mills High School During Basketball Practice

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m: A student at Great Mills High School recently collapsed during basketball practice and stopped breathing. Working together, school staff, emergency responders and two deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office successfully revived the 17-year-old student. On the evening of February 4, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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Old Line Bank to Become WesBanco

Old Line Bank to Become WesBanco

On February 22, 2020 Old Line will fully integrate their services under WesBanco. Former branches of Old Line will continue to operate under the Old Line Bank name until the data conversion, when they will be transitioned to WesBanco Bank in conjunction with the data processing and signage conversion.  Prior to the merger with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Investigating Bank Robbery in Wildewood

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Investigating Bank Robbery in Wildewood

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police responded to the BB&T Bank located in the Wildewood Shopping Center in California, for the reported silent alarm activation. Police arrived on the scene to confirm a robbery had taken place. At this time, no suspect(s) information has been given and the incident is...
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AUDIO: Pomfret Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing in La Plata

AUDIO: Pomfret Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing in La Plata

On Monday, February 3, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., Officers from the La Plata Police Department, and Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to 602 Charles Street in La Plata, for the reported stabbing. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 46-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen, and a 43-year-old female...
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La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata, to 8 years in prison for violating the probation of a 2016 case, in which he entered a guilty plea to the Production of...
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No Injuries Reported After Structure Collapse at Beacon Marina in Solomons

No Injuries Reported After Structure Collapse at Beacon Marina in Solomons

On Friday, February 7, 2020, at approximately 9:15 a.m., firefighters from Solomons, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, and Bay District responded to 265 Lore Road in Solomons, for the reported roof collapse with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find the Beacon Marina roof collapsed onto the pier, and multiple vehicles and boats....
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