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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

 Weekly DUI Status Sheet September 8 – September 14, 2011 Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people for DUI: William Forrest McDonald, II, 34, of California, was arrested on 9/8/11 by TFC N. E. Gresko Leanna Iesha Rothery, 38, of Lexington Park was arrested on 9/10/11 by Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann...
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Weekend Nightlife Sept. 15 -18

Weekend Nightlife Sept. 15 -18

If you are looking forward to a night on the town in Southern Maryland, whether its watching a live local band or attending a little black dress party, we’ve got just what you’re looking for! Check out this weekend’s SM Nightlife schedule of events: Thursday, September 15, 2011 Calvert County: Ruddy Duck –Hydra Fx (acoustic)  6...
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Charles County Students AP, SAT Participation Increases

Charles County students increased participation in Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT assessment participation, according to data released this week by the College Board, which administers AP, SAT and other national programs. Charles County Public Schools average score on AP exams rose slightly to 2.14 from 2.13 in 2010. Nearly 89 percent of all students...
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Route 234 to Remain Closed 3-4 Weeks

The Charles County Commissioners would like to notify citizens that according to information received from the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), it is estimated that it will take 3-4 weeks to install a temporary structure on Route 234 (Budd’s Creek Road) at Allen’s Fresh, which will allow the road to be opened to traffic....
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Police Investigate Body Found at A&E Motel

Police Investigate Body Found at A&E Motel

UPDATE: According to St. Mary’s County police, the Sept. 15 incident at the A&E motel was a medical related death. Authorities are waiting on details from an autopsy performed by the state medical examiner. Police Investigate Body Found at A&E Motel St. Mary’s County Police are on the scene of a death investigation in the 21600...
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Man Found Sleeping in Vehicle with BB Gun and Marijuana

Man Found Sleeping in Vehicle with BB Gun and Marijuana

On February 1, 2011 at approximately 5:20 a.m., Deputy Croyle was conducting a patrol check of the parking lot of the senior’s apartments in Lexington Park. Deputy Croyle discovered an occupied suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed a male was sleeping in the back seat of the vehicle. Deputy Croyle made contact with the individual....
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Celebrates “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet” Week

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is joining Petfinder.com to celebrate “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet” week, September 17–25. Many times families overlook the black animals, the old animals, disabled animals, or the animals that are in the shelter for an extended stay. Tri-County Animal Shelter is encouraging potential adopters to consider pets they may not have previously considered adopting....
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Fall ‘Fishin’ Buddies’ Derby Coming to Gilbert Run Park

Fall ‘Fishin’ Buddies’ Derby Coming to Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Department of Public Works, Parks Division, will sponsor the 2011 annual Fall “Fishin’ Buddies” fishing derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, October 8, from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child...
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Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

   The Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) cordially invites you to attend the dedication and open house for the new hangar at the Southern Maryland Section (Trooper 7)—St. Mary’s County Regional Airport from 10am to 2pm on Saturday September 17th, 2011.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.    The MSPAC...
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Nominations Sought for Outstanding Principal Awards‏

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is very pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for outstanding principals as consideration for The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards. The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards seek to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. ...
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Don’t Miss Ultimate Outlaws this Saturday at MIR!

Don’t Miss Ultimate Outlaws this Saturday at MIR!

On Friday, Sept. 16, MIR will host a Test & Tune. This event is open to all Streetcars, racecars, street bikes, drag bikes, and junior dragsters. This will be a full night of time runs, grudge racing, and testing with no gambler eliminations.  The test & tune will be from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. Admission...
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Annmarie Gardens to Host 18th Annual Artsfest Sept. 17, 18

Annmarie Gardens to Host 18th Annual Artsfest Sept. 17, 18

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center announced that they will be hosting the 18th annual Artsfest on September 17th and 18th. WHAT:  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will be hosting its annual Artsfest this weekend – September 17th and 18th – one of Maryland’s largest fine arts festivals. Artsfest will offer more than...
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A Leader, Not a Newspaper

A Leader, Not a Newspaper

The Lexington Park Leader is not a newspaper, lest there be any confusion. A newspaper purports to present unbiased information on a wide variety of topics almost always including government and law enforcement activities. The Lexington Park Leader is an electronic magazine with two pronounced aims. One is to be a news source, specifically...
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North Beach Road Closures

North Beach Road Closures

The following sections of roads will be closed in North Beach on September 15, 2011 due to Asphalt work.: 1.      Asphalt work on 7th Street and Chesapeake Avenue between 8:00am and 5pm on 9/15/11.  Chesapeake Avenue closed between 7th and 8th Streets during this time. 2.      Asphalt work on Bay Avenue 8:00am to 8:30pm 9/15/11....
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Local Fishing Report: Rockfish are Infesting the Mouth of the Patuxent

Local Fishing Report: Rockfish are Infesting the Mouth of the Patuxent

Rockfish are infesting the mouth of the Patuxent. Capt. Brady Bounds took his party in the rain on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 8 to Hog Point and proceeded towards the O’club among the rocks there. Bounds had 100 fish landed and released in that 1/4 mile stretch using all top water plugs. His party thought...
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Folksinger Gordon Bok Appearing LIVE at CMM Oct. 21

Folksinger Gordon Bok Appearing LIVE at CMM Oct. 21

See American folksinger/songwriter Gordon Bok appearing live at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. A leader in preserving, collecting, and creating rich and intense songs of the land and sea, Time Magazine deemed Bok as the “poet laureate of those who go down to the sea in ships.” Tickets...
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County Commissioners Announce Upcoming Economic Summit

While many local businesses are still reeling from the effects of the recent recession, the American hallmarks of self-reliance and spirit of volunteerism are alive and well here in Charles County. The future economic prosperity of our county and citizens is one of the Charles County Commissioners’ highest priorities.  The Commissioners are seeking new...
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Charles County Public School Updated Open House Schedule

Several Charles County public schools rescheduled their open house nights for parents due to recent school closures related to weather and road conditions. The following is a list of updated open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please contact your child’s school for additional information. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, all...
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Don’t Miss the 2011 Taste of St. Mary’s this Weekend

Don’t Miss ‘A Taste of St. Mary’s’ this weekend Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 from noon until 5 p.m. on the square in Historic Leonardtown. This family fun event has something for everyone! * Activities for the kids * Free entertainment * Samples of restaurant specialties will be available for purchase. Admission and parking (in designated...
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Police Investigating California Crash

Police Investigating California Crash

  On Tuesday, Sept. 13 around 3:20 p.m., police units were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident with what appeared to be people fighting on the side of the road. Rescue workers were then dispatched for the accident with injuries in the area of the 44300 block of St. Andrews Church...
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Police Activity in Lusby

Police Activity in Lusby

UPDATE Sept. 14: According to Police, there was a routine traffic stop and the initial officer on scene called for backup. No charges were made. LIVE ON THE SCENE: Police Activity in Lusby There is a heavy police presence as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Lusby in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates near...
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Board Approves Student Make-up Days, School Calendar Changes

The Board of Education today approved two additional modifications to the student calendar, bringing the number of early make-up days scheduled for students to three. The Board approved a request to have students attend school on Oct. 21 and Nov. 2, both previously scheduled as days off for students. The additional make-up days combine...
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Sheriff Announces Openings for Fall Citizens Academy

Sheriff Announces Openings for Fall Citizens Academy

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron announces open enrollment for the 2011 Fall Citizens Academy.  The academy is designed to give an inside look into our day-to-day operations.  Sessions are held on Thursday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for a seven week period.  The Fall Citizens Academy will begin on October 6th, 2011 and end...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The following crimes are being investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The CCSO would like to remind residents to always be on the lookout for suspicious activity and to call police immediately if you see something unusual. PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECTS:  On Sept. 9 at 4:42 a.m., a witness called police and...
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Female Burglary Suspect Apprehended by Off-Duty Detective

On Sept. 12 at 11:32 a.m., officers responded to Berry Road Cleaners, 10225 Berry Road, Waldorf, for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. According to an employee, a woman entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The employee grabbed the gun but the woman pulled the weapon away and...
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