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Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

All 313 Maryland judges would get a $20,000 pay raise — $5,000 for each of the next four years, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending. The committee cut $15,000 from the raises proposed by the Judicial Compensation Commission. The committee action would bring the salaries of 173 circuit court judges up to $174,433 and the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces School Safety Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces School Safety Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of new initiatives, including new funding, an executive order, and emergency legislation. He also voiced his support for existing legislative proposals to enhance safety in Maryland schools; increase coordination among schools, state agencies, and law enforcement; and keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Buffet

Wednesday’s Pet is Buffet

Wednesdays Pet for 02-28-2018 BUFFET Featured Pet: Buffet Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Buffet is a handsome puppy that is 4 months old and 7 pounds. He is a...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles & Limit All Gun Sales to People Over 21

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles & Limit All Gun Sales to People Over 21

DICK’S Sporting Goods released the following media statement: We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students...
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House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

House Rejects Lower Pay Raise for Judges

The House of Delegates Thursday rejected Republican attempts to lower a proposed pay raise for judges and tentatively approved a plan to give the 313 judges $20,000 more over the next four years. House Appropriations Committee Chair Maggie McIntosh said the raises were necessary to keep attracting the best talent to serve on the...
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Convicted Armed Robber Brings Crack to Calvert County Work Release Center

Convicted Armed Robber Brings Crack to Calvert County Work Release Center

On February 20, 2018, at approximately 5:35 pm, Trooper First Class Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the Calvert County Detention Center Work Release Center on Stafford Rd in Prince Frederick for a reported CDS Violation. Bethani Y. Wood, 27 of Lusby, was found to be in possession of a...
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Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award

Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award

Maj. Robert Guyette, the test pilot who last year led the team of engineers in resolving mission critical deficiencies with the F-35 helmet mounted display, was honored as the Test Pilot of the Year during a ceremony Feb. 8. Guyette, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force test pilot, received the award from the John H....
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Calvert and Charles Counties

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Calvert and Charles Counties

On January 14, 2018, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office units responded to the Subway in Dunkirk, for the reported armed robbery. Detectives determined similar robberies occurred at a Subway in King George Virginia a week prior.  During the weeks following these two robberies, a Subway in Anne Arundel County, the Shell Station at the intersection...
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Death Investigation Continuing from Indian Head Highway

Death Investigation Continuing from Indian Head Highway

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found on February 22, 2018, in the area of Indian Head Highway near Hawthorne Road in Indian Head. A passerby found the body and contacted police. There were no obvious signs of injury, and foul play is...
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Waldorf Couple Arrested in Huntingtown for Possession of Heroin

Waldorf Couple Arrested in Huntingtown for Possession of Heroin

On February 19, 2018, at approximately 8:55 am, Trooper First Class Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south of Plum Point Road in Huntingtown. The vehicle matched the description of one previously reported earlier as suspicious in the Huntingtown area. Because of several observed drug...
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Crime Solvers in Charles County Offering Cash Reward for Information in Homicide

Crime Solvers in Charles County Offering Cash Reward for Information in Homicide

Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division are continuing their investigation into the death of Deandre Tramonte Nicholson, 22, of Waldorf, whose case was recently ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. For investigative purposes, the cause of death is not being released. Details of...
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California Man Who Shot up Residence in Leonardtown Receives Additional Firearms Charges in Calvert County

California Man Who Shot up Residence in Leonardtown Receives Additional Firearms Charges in Calvert County

Nicholas Bruce Osborne, 18, of California,was recently featured in a SMNEWSNET article on February 22, 2018, for shooting up a residence in Leonardtown. Osbourne is back in the news with three more serious charges, this time in Calvert County On Sunday, December 16, 2017, at approximately 6:55 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested and Charged with Home Invasion, Theft, Burglary and Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested and Charged with Home Invasion, Theft, Burglary and Assault

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 5:20 a.m., Deputy R. Roszell of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Carroll Road, in Lexington Park, for the report of a burglary. When police arrived, they made contact with a female victim who advised she woke up after hearing a loud...
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Waldorf Family Desperate for Answers in search for Missing Son

Waldorf Family Desperate for Answers in search for Missing Son

Dr. Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, of Atlanta’s Bolton neighborhood, is a team lead with CDC’s Division of Population Health, and has been missing since February 12, according to Atlanta police. His family and police desperate for answers regarding his sudden disappearance. Cunningham, a researcher who studies disease patterns was not feeling well on February 12th, and...
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Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Distribution Charges Again and Again

Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Distribution Charges Again and Again

On Friday, February 23, 2018, at approximately 5:15 a.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit were preparing to serve a search warrant in Waldorf relating to a drug distribution investigation. At that time, the person of interest in the investigation left the house in a car. Cpl. J. Morales attempted...
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Indian Head Couple Arrested and Charged for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

Indian Head Couple Arrested and Charged for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

On February 22, 2018, following a three-week investigation by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office into alleged drug dealing, a search warrant was served in the 4600 block of Strauss Avenue in Indian Head. Detectives recovered approximately $600 worth of crack cocaine, which had been packaged for sale and distribution. Ammunition for a handgun was...
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Thompson Wanted After Crashing into Two Police Cars and Fleeing From Deputies

Thompson Wanted After Crashing into Two Police Cars and Fleeing From Deputies

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Marquet Darrall Thompson, 19, of no fixed address. On Sunday, February 25, 2018, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Midway Drive, in Lexington Park.  Thompson,...
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Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Two loyal Maryland Lottery scratch-off players who are good friends happily split a $50,000 prize discovered on a Cash Explosion instant ticket they bought together. The 83-year-old Calvert County resident and his friend from Prince George’s County stopped at Town Center Amoco in Dunkirk on the day they found their lucky scratch-off. The duo usually buys...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Five Injured After Tractor Slams Into House in Clements

UPDATE – VIDEO: Five Injured After Tractor Slams Into House in Clements

2/25/201/: Official Press Release from th St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: On February 24, 2018, at 5:57 AM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23000 block of Budds Creek Road, in Clements, for the report of a vehicle into a residence. Upon arrival it was discovered a tractor trailer...
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Police in Charles County Looking for Four Suspects that Sexually Assaulted 16-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

Police in Charles County Looking for Four Suspects that Sexually Assaulted 16-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the victim – a 16-year-old girl from the state of California visiting relatives in Waldorf – was walking on Melrose Court in Waldorf. As she was using her phone, she noticed a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Jeep, pass by her several times. Soon, the...
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Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Fifth-grade students who submitted Arbor Day posters to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources had their work judged today by a panel of forestry experts and a special guest judge, Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, who is an accomplished artist and adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. The posters were created using varied artistic...
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Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

All 313 Maryland judges would get a $20,000 pay raise — $5,000 for each of the next four years, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending. The committee cut $15,000 from the raises proposed by the Judicial Compensation Commission. The committee action would bring the salaries of 173 circuit court judges up to $174,433 and the...
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Charles County Government Postal Addresses to Change on March 1

Charles County Government Postal Addresses to Change on March 1

The mailing addresses for the County Government Building and the Department of Emergency Services will be updated starting on March 1, 2018. All mail sent on or after this date should be addressed to: Charles County Government 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, MD 20646 Charles County Department of Emergency Services 10425 Audie Lane La...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces March Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces March Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following March monthly promotions and reminders: Paws to Read (Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 31) Come give the shelter pups some extra love and enrichment by reading to them. Bring your favorite book or read one of ours. You can visit the animals Mondays...
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Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

This week we have Three Wednesday’s Pets, they are: Dallas, Mollie and Ruby. Mollie and Ruby are a Bonded Pair. Mollie and Ruby Featured Pet: Mollie and Ruby Bonded Pair Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group...
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