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The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the 17th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services Aging and Human Services Division is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy...
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Clements Man Tests Positive for Cocaine at Jail Using Daughters Urine

Clements Man Tests Positive for Cocaine at Jail Using Daughters Urine

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Deputy First Class Kirkner, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of a fraudulent urine specimen. Kirkner was provided a report written by Corrections Officer, Patrick Britt. Britt’s statement indicated on September 13, 2017 at approximately 7:30 a.m., he...
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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder

UPDATE 9/16/2017: On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Patrick Henry Bush, 52 of Lexington Park, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on the charge of first degree murder. Bush was also sentenced to 20 years in prison on the charge of armed robbery and 15 years for theft over $10,000. UPDATE 6/29/2017: Patrick Henry Bush,...
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St. Mary’s County Oysterman Convicted Again and Again on Poaching Charges

St. Mary’s County Oysterman Convicted Again and Again on Poaching Charges

A St. Mary’s County man whose Maryland commercial waterman’s license was revoked in 2015 for oyster harvesting violations has been banned from any oystering activity on the Potomac River for the coming season. James Phillip Nelson, 41, of California, was convicted in St. Mary’s County District Court in February of harvesting oysters from a...
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“Car Repo Standoff” Ends After Five Hours in Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

“Car Repo Standoff” Ends After Five Hours in Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

On Friday, September 15th, 2017 at approximately 1:45 p.m. SIA Towing of Lanham MD, attempted to repossess a vehicle. SIA towing received repossession paperwork. Tow truck driver Toby was dispatched to the Hobby Lobby parking lot, after GPS tracking had located the vehicle. Toby located the Lexus in the parking lot, and lifted the...
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58-Year-Old Pedestrian from La Plata Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

58-Year-Old Pedestrian from La Plata Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound Route 301 (Crain Highway) north of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested...
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Suspended Five Times and Revoked Once Didn’t Stop Waldorf Man from Driving to Get his Heroin

Suspended Five Times and Revoked Once Didn’t Stop Waldorf Man from Driving to Get his Heroin

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Deputy Pickeral, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area of Acton Lane, and Crain Highway, in Waldorf The Deputy observed a tan Nissan Maxima passenger car driving in an unsafe manor. A registration check on the vehicle revealed the tag...
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Reckless Driver Arrested for Possession of Crack in Prince Frederick

Reckless Driver Arrested for Possession of Crack in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, September 2, 2017 a lookout was broadcasted for a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and reckless driving. Deputy Beisel of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle with the assistance of Deputy Yates. A traffic stop was conducted at Route 4 and Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick,...
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Improving Pretrial Justice Using Existing Resources: A Case Study from St. Mary’s County

In a perfect world, every state would support local jurisdictions in providing pretrial assessments that help courts make better decisions and maximizing release with minimal intrusion (which is both the legal standard and best practice). In the real world, however, creative local officials sometimes have to take matters into their own hands. That’s what...
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M/Cpl. Shawn Gregory Named Correctional Officer of the Year By the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association

M/Cpl. Shawn Gregory Named Correctional Officer of the Year By the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association

On Monday, September 11, Master Corporal Shawn Gregory was named the Correctional Officer of the Year by the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association and Maryland Chiefs of Police Association at their annual conference held in Ocean City, MD. The award was presented by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Riverdale Park Police Chief David Morris, President of the...
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Mallows Bay Trash Clean-up Day Scheduled for Oct. 7

Mallows Bay Trash Clean-up Day Scheduled for Oct. 7

Charles County Government is partnering with the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the fourth annual trash clean-up day at Mallows Bay Park (1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy) on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 8). Volunteers can walk the shoreline of Mallows Bay...
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VIDEO: Charges Pending in Lexington Park Burglary

VIDEO: Charges Pending in Lexington Park Burglary

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at approximately 2:05 p.m. Troopers from the Maryland State Police and Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 18000 block of Premier Lane in Lexington Park for a reported burglary. The homeowner advised an unknown subject was in their residence. An individual arrived to the...
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What if Your Car Accident Injuries Don’t Appear Immediately?

Any accident involving cars or other motor vehicles can be a traumatic experience and can leave lasting injury, both psychological and physical. In addition, some injuries may not become noticeable until the time following the accident. As such, it’s important that your injuries following the accident are closely observed, as will be explained in...
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Crime Solvers Offers Reward for Information on Home Invasion Suspects

Crime Solvers Offers Reward for Information on Home Invasion Suspects

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identities of three men responsible for a home invasion and robbery. On Sunday, September 3, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., three suspects broke into a house in the 3500 block of Elsa Avenue in Waldorf. They bound two adult residents and stole money and guns. The suspects...
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La Plata Man Crashes Stolen SUV, Arrested on Gun and Theft Charges

La Plata Man Crashes Stolen SUV, Arrested on Gun and Theft Charges

On July 28, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Deputy Nauman from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed two vehicles make a U-Turn in the area of Berry Road and Middletown Road, in Waldorf, and continue east bound on Berry Road. While following the two vehicles, police saw the second vehicle had their flashing hazard...
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Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in La Plata

Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in La Plata

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Deputy J. Wilson, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was traveling on Crain Highway in the area of Turkey Hill Road, in La Plata, When the license plate readers on the patrol vehicle indicated the registration of a Lincoln Navigator was suspended for Vehicle Emissions...
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Calvert Man Arrested for “Little Bit of Cocaine”

Calvert Man Arrested for “Little Bit of Cocaine”

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 Deputy R. Evans of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Leonard Fastop in reference to a wanted subject. Eric Butler, 36, of Lusby. While issuing the felony assault warrant and arresting Butler, Deputy Evans discovered a white folded paper in Butlers’ hand. Butler informed Deputy Evans the...
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UPDATE: Women and Children Said to Be Involved in Fight that Killed 29-Year-Old Calvert Man

UPDATE: Women and Children Said to Be Involved in Fight that Killed 29-Year-Old Calvert Man

UPDATE 9/13/2017 @ 4:15 p.m.: On Monday, September 10, 2017, Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ropeknot Road, in Lusby for the report of an assault and stabbing. Upon arrival he discovered two victims. Deputy Gott discovered the incident occurred at the address of 11523 Rope knot Road, Lusby Jovante...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Noise Advisory’s for Sep. 14th – 22nd

Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Noise Advisory’s for Sep. 14th – 22nd

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place September 15- 22, 2017 between the hours of 08:00 AM – 10:00AM. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
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Lusby Man Charged with Possession of Oxycodone at Jail

Lusby Man Charged with Possession of Oxycodone at Jail

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 Deputy First Class Ostazeski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office met with Deputy Molitor from St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office who was transporting a prisoner who was arrested in St. Mary’s County. Deputy Ostazeski, took custody of Tavaughn Weeks, 24, of Lusby, in Solomons. Dep. Molitor showed police a...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking  for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is proud to announce it has earned NICHE Level 4 status for its exemplary care of elderly patients. NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.  Hospitals achieve NICHE rankings by completing tasks and working together to improve geriatric care.  To achieve high rankings, hospitals create interdisciplinary teams...
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Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

St Mary’s has always been a “Community that Cares” about the most vulnerable.  In that spirit, and in recognition of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual fundraiser planned for September 29h. Firstly, we would like to thank our valued supporters of our...
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Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Appeals for charitable donations will surge as the East Coast reels from the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Irma. To add insult to injury, Hurricanes Jose and Katia are on the heels of Irma. Generous Marylanders will donate to provide relief for those impacted by these horrific disasters. “Donors need to be vigilant and...
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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Hundreds of Southern Maryland residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 16 at Asbury Solomons. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for...
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