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Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesdays Pet for 08-08-18 MAY Featured Pet: May Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 May is a young Chihuahua Mix. She is super sweet and loving. May is playful, fun but also loves to relax. She does great...
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Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Everyone knows compliance with traffic laws is important when taking your driver’s license test, but one man learned yesterday that compliance with criminal laws can be just as important for a successful visit to the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration. Early yesterday afternoon, Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of Baltimore, was waiting in line in...
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Landover Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison For Charges Related to the Firebombing of His Girlfriend’s Apartment

Landover Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison For Charges Related to the Firebombing of His Girlfriend’s Apartment

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Richard Butler III, age 36, of Landover, Maryland today to 243 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of an explosive; malicious use of explosive materials; and transportation of explosive materials with intent to kill, injure, or intimidate,...
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First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has confirmed the presence of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, in Maryland. This is the first confirmed sighting of this tick species in the state. The longhorned tick was found on a white-tailed deer in...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031, an increase of 5.6% compared to the July 2017 total of $138,756,987. Contributions to the State of Maryland from July 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $60,564,399, including $45,415,176 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues...
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National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018

The public is encouraged to participate in local National Night Out events to show both community and law enforcement support. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities from Southern Maryland have a variety of events...
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Police Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman for Arson of Upper Marlboro Restaurant

Police Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman for Arson of Upper Marlboro Restaurant

A  fire significantly damaged an Upper Marlboro building this morning on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a building fire at 14703 Main Street in the Town of Upper Marlboro. Firefighters arrived within 3 minutes of dispatch to find fire coming from a restaurant at...
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Two Suspects in Custody For Sunday’s Homicide in Fort Washington

Two Suspects in Custody For Sunday’s Homicide in Fort Washington

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Fort Washington on Sunday. The suspects are 25-year-old Irving Silva of the 1700 block of Euclid Street in Northwest Washington and 17-year-old Jelani Edwards of the 4300 block of 40th Street in Brentwood. Edwards is charged...
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Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY Featured Pet: Fancy Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Rat/Fox Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Fancy is a 1-year-old rat/fox terrier mixed girl. She is 200% ball of energy. She will need a fenced in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ABBY

Wednesday’s Pet is ABBY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-25-18 ABBY Featured Pet: Abby Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Lab/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Abby is a beautiful 5-year-old girl.  She is new at HSCC, but everyone can already tell she has...
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Howard County Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in 7-Alarm Mansion Fire

Howard County Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in 7-Alarm Mansion Fire

On Monday, July 23, 2018, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Firefighters from Howard County, responded to the 7000 block of Woodscape Drive, in Clarksville, for the reported lightning strike against a house with visible smoke Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing. All three occupants inside the residence escaped without injury. Firefighters were requested...
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Smoking Ban in All Public Housing Goes into Effect Aug 3, 2018

Smoking Ban in All Public Housing Goes into Effect Aug 3, 2018

Smoke-free housing is not a new concept for HUD. Over the last decade or so, HUD has encouraged both public housing authorities and multifamily housing owners to establish smoke-free communities and has even issued a 63-page toolkit to aid in the process. So what is different now? With its Final Rule published last month,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTONS

Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTONS

Wednesday,s Pet for 7/18/2018 BUTTONS Featured Pet: Buttons Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Buttons is a gorgeous 2-year-old 8 1/2-pound mix of maybe Chihuahua and Terrier.  Stunning...
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Hyattsville Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing at Abner’s Crab House

Hyattsville Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing at Abner’s Crab House

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, Deputy Rzepkowski from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach for a disorderly subject. Upon his arrival, Deputy Hicks had the disorderly subject, Gina Marie Hodge, 24, of Hyattsville, in handcuffs. Prior to handcuffing her, Hodge was yelling profanities and was asked to...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on State Board of Elections Vendor

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on State Board of Elections Vendor

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement following an announcement from the Maryland State Board of Elections regarding one of its vendors: “It was with concern that I learned that information provided to the Maryland State Board of Elections by federal law enforcement this week indicates that a vendor contracted by the Board...
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Police Arrest 14 Impaired Boaters During Independence Day Holiday

Police Arrest 14 Impaired Boaters During Independence Day Holiday

The extended Independence Day holiday resulted in the arrest of 14 people on charges of operating a boat while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The largest number of arrests – 10 – occurred on the first holiday weekend, which coincided with Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign against impaired boating. The highest blood alcohol...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SID AND SALLY

Wednesday’s Pet is SID AND SALLY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-4-18 SID AND SALLY Featured Pet: SID AND SALLY Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: MALE AND FEMALE Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Sid and Sally are a bonded pair that would love...
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Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Offer Tips To Secure Cars

Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Offer Tips To Secure Cars

The Maryland State Police, along with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, are reminding motorists to take simple steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. The warnings come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In Maryland, a car is stolen every 40 minutes, while one is stolen every 45 seconds in the United States....
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Maryland Casinos Generate $148.9 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Casinos Generate $148.9 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that June 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $148,904,017, an increase of 14.1% compared to the June 2017 total of $130,480,062. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore...
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24-Year-Old Brandywine Man Dies After Early Morning Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

24-Year-Old Brandywine Man Dies After Early Morning Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Sunday, July 01, 2018, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata barrack responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on eastbound Maryland Route 228 (Berry Road) west of Thumper Place in Waldorf. On scene investigation revealed that a 2012 Volkswagen Passat operated by Breanna Rodgers, 24, of Waldorf,...
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Travelers Can Expect Increased Traffic Volume Statewide Over the Next Two Weekends

Travelers Can Expect Increased Traffic Volume Statewide Over the Next Two Weekends

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is advising motorists to plan ahead with the arrival of the Independence Day getaway weekends. The July Fourth holiday is Wednesday, so travelers will be taking routes to the Eastern Shore and other vacation spots this weekend and the following weekend in large numbers....
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Fireworks of Red, White and Blue Don’t Give Those Lights A Reason To Be Behind You

Fireworks of Red, White and Blue Don’t Give Those Lights A Reason To Be Behind You

With extra traffic expected in the days leading up to and several days after the Fourth of July, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of...
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Detectives Investigate Homicide in Upper Marlboro

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Upper Marlboro

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives with their Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of a man Tuesday night in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 22-year-old James Puryear Jr. of Nicol Circle in Mitchellville. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and...
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“First Time” Weed Dealer Arrested in La Plata

“First Time” Weed Dealer Arrested in La Plata

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Patrolman First Class P. Thompson, of the La Plata Police Department responded to the rear of Marie’s Diner on Crain Hwy. in La Plata, after a citizen’s complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival police observed a blue Hyundai Elantra with two occupants backed into...
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Three Arrested for Disorderly Conduct After Fight at Prince Frederick Holiday Inn

Three Arrested for Disorderly Conduct After Fight at Prince Frederick Holiday Inn

On May 13, 2018 multiple deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Holiday Inn, in Prince Frederick for the report of a fight in progress. As units were arriving on scene Sergeant G. Shrawder observed two vehicles attempting to leave from the scene. Corporal Harms stopped one of the vehicles with...
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