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St. Mary’s County Public High School Commencement Ceremonies to be Live Streamed

St. Mary’s County Public High School Commencement Ceremonies to be Live Streamed

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) is pleased to announce that the Class of 2017 commencement ceremonies will be available for online viewing via live streaming through our school system website at http://www.smcps.org/graduation and on Channel 96. At the conclusion of each ceremony, SMCPS will post a video to the SMCPS YouTube Channel. The...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Drunk Driver Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Striking a Deputy

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Drunk Driver Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Striking a Deputy

UPDATE 5/31/2017: Michael Austin Mattingly, 21, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended, and is currently incarcerated in the...
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2017 Summer Rockfish Season Begins June 1

2017 Summer Rockfish Season Begins June 1

Anglers wanting to get in on this year’s striped bass fishing season will have more areas to fish starting June 1. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the official opening of the summer/fall striped bass season with no exclusions on where anglers can catch the state fish. All areas of the Chesapeake Bay, including...
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C-130T Hercules Upgrades Reduce Maintenance, Improve Reliability

C-130T Hercules Upgrades Reduce Maintenance, Improve Reliability

It’s true.  Good things really do come in small packages. This was recently proven out by the Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) C-130T Electronic Propeller Control System and Engine Instrument Display System (EPCS/EIDS) team. The three person EPCS/EIDS team’s actions resulted in installations of the systems in 19 KC-130 aircraft in record time —...
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Trespassing Leads to Arrest for Possession of Cocaine for Bowie Woman

Trespassing Leads to Arrest for Possession of Cocaine for Bowie Woman

Possession of Cocaine: On Monday, May 22, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Trooper First Class Robinson from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to Project Echo in Prince Frederick for a trespassing complaint. Cynthia M. Bobick, 37 of Bowie, had been asked to leave the property by the manager and refused. When...
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Lothian Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lothian Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On  Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Trooper Stull, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south, of Sherry Lane in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Russell C. Tayman, 21 of Lothian, demonstrated behavior that indicated an attempt to conceal something. A search was conducted and...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin in Prince Frederick

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin in Prince Frederick

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Trooper First Class Matthews, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack conducted a traffic stop at Route 4, south of Route 231 in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. John F. Marshall, 34 of St. Leonard, was visibly showing several criminal indicators and a K-9 scan...
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Consider the Risks Associated with Using a Debt Settlement Company

Consider the Risks Associated with Using a Debt Settlement Company

Debt settlement programs typically are offered by for-profit companies, and involve the company negotiating with your creditors to allow you to pay a “settlement” to resolve your debt. The settlement is another word for a lump sum that’s less than the full amount you owe. To make that lump sum payment, the program asks...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEWEY

Wednesday’s Pet is DEWEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/01/17 DEWEY Featured Pet: DEWEY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Hound/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Dewey is a 5 yr. old Hound/Pit-bull mix. He was an owner give up to a shelter in Virginia.  He was...
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Refunds Now Available from Amazon for Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Refunds Now Available from Amazon for Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The FTC’s law enforcement action against Amazon for unauthorized billing recently settled, leaving two key takeaways: 1) Consumers are eligible for more than $70 million in refunds; and 2) Businesses need to get customers’ express consent before placing charges on their credit or debit cards. Amazon.com, Inc. has begun offering refunds to consumers for...
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Maryland State Police Traffic Enforcement Efforts During Memorial Day Holiday Period

Maryland State Police Traffic Enforcement Efforts During Memorial Day Holiday Period

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Memorial Day holiday period resulted in more than 7,800 traffic stops that led to 130 arrests and more than 100 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on May 26, 2017 that continued through May 30, 2017....
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“Chasing the Dragon” Screening to be Shown on June 21

“Chasing the Dragon” Screening to be Shown on June 21

The public is invited to attend a free screening of “Chasing the Dragon,” a 45-minute documentary about opioid and heroin addiction, on Wednesday, June 21 in the Charles County Government Building Commissioners Meeting Room (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata) at 6 p.m. This film chronicles how drug abuse devastates lives and draws attention to...
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Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Suitland

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man Monday evening in Suitland. The victim is 43-year-old Bruce Coley of Kingswell Street in Mitchellville. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment...
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Police Ask for Public’s Help Identifying Suspects in Property Destruction Case

Police Ask for Public’s Help Identifying Suspects in Property Destruction Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Monday, May 22, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., the photo was taken by the victim who reported the suspects had caused damage to his property by repeatedly driving across his lawn. The victim’s property is located in the 37000 block...
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Two Arrested for for Possession of Morphine in Huntingtown After Auto Accident

Two Arrested for for Possession of Morphine in Huntingtown After Auto Accident

On May 16, 2017, at approximately 2:30pm, Deputy N. Buckler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Ponds Wood/Hardesty Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of an auto accident. Upon arrival he observed a pickup truck lying on its’ side in a field, with the occupants and multiple witnesses to...
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UPDATE: Lusby Woman Arrested in Liquor Store Parking Lot for Possession of Heroin

Brandy M. Staples, 30, of Lusby

5/31/2017: Updated Booking Photo Added. 5/30/2017: On Monday, May 15, 2017, at 2:27 pm, Trooper First Class Davis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a broadcast for a person having distress in the Bucket’s  in Lusby. Brandy M. Staples, 30, of Lusby, was located and was slurring her speech and...
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Another Record Spring Turkey Harvest in Maryland

Another Record Spring Turkey Harvest in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters reported harvesting 4,175 wild turkeys during the 2017 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. This year’s harvest was 8 percent higher than 2016 (3,874) and marked the third consecutive record harvest in the state. It is also well above the 10-year average of 3,303. “The...
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St. Inigoes Woman Charged with Shoplifting at Thrift Store

St. Inigoes Woman Charged with Shoplifting at Thrift Store

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Corporal W. Ray of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Go Green Thrift Store, located in the 21000 block of Tulagi Place, in Lexington Park, for a reported theft. The investigation revealed the suspect, Nicole Denise Ulmer, 31 of St. Inigoes, entered the business and stole...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged in Leonardtown Stabbing

Mechanicsville Man Charged in Leonardtown Stabbing

On May 11, 2017, a victim arrived at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown suffering from a single stab wound to the back. The victim’s injury required emergency medical treatment by hospital personnel. In a joint effort, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies and detectives from the Criminal Investigations discovered the assault occurred...
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Critical Missing Person ● 12-Year-Old Boy ● St. Mary’s County

Critical Missing Person ● 12-Year-Old Boy ● St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Daequon Marquese Clark has been located. 5/30/2017: The critically missing person,Daequon Marquese Clark was last seen at approximately 7 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the 21000 block of Primrose Place in Lexington Park. He was wearing a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes. He is 12-years-old, and has...
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2017 Hurricane Season Begins This Week

2017 Hurricane Season Begins This Week

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and continues until November 30. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) have once again teamed up to promote citizen awareness and preparedness. Most hurricane-like weather is seen between mid-August and late...
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NAVAIR Testers Receive Annual Department of the Navy Awards

NAVAIR Testers Receive Annual Department of the Navy Awards

The Department of the Navy (DON) presented two of Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) four 2016 DON Test and Evaluation (T&E) Awards May 24 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. For overcoming several major technical obstacles during its first year of flight test, the CH-53K King Stallion Integrated Test Team received the DON...
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VIDEO: Motorcycle Accident in Great Mills Sends Operator to Trauma Center

VIDEO: Motorcycle Accident in Great Mills Sends Operator to Trauma Center

On Monday, May 29, 2017, at approximately 9:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to Chancellors Run Road at the intersection of Pegg Road, in Great Mills, for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival police used a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire under the hood of...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/29/2017 to 6/2/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/29/2017 to 6/2/2017

During the week of May 29, to June 2, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

In Maryland, about 5,000 wildfires start each and every year, and more than 300 volunteer fire departments across the state respond to these blazes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now offering volunteer fire departments access to critical grant funding through its Volunteer Fire Assistance Program to help fortify and strengthen wildland firefighting capabilities. “Volunteer firefighters rely on...
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