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Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/31/18 is MILLIE Featured Pet: Millie Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: No physical disabilities Breed: Pit Bull Sex: Female Size: Medium (50 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Millie is a 6-year-old loving Pit Bull. Her owners were probably using her for breeding purposes and...
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Anti-Opioid Initiatives Focus of Annapolis Attention

Anti-Opioid Initiatives Focus of Annapolis Attention

Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Tuesday unveiled their “2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives” in Maryland’s campaign against a staggering opioid crisis that shows no signs of slowing. The announcement from the Republican governor immediately produced another tiff with Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh. But there was broad bipartisan cooperation in evidence in Annapolis...
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$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

A loyal fan of Mega Millions and Powerball who enjoys playing his games at two Maryland Lottery retailers in Upper Marlboro got quite a jolt when he checked his Mega Millions quick-pick ticket from the Jan. 26 drawing. Instead of telling the military retiree how much his ticket was worth, the ticket scanner directed him to see a store employee....
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Hoyer Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Hoyer Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement tonight on President Trump’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, the President spoke of building a ‘safe, strong, and proud America’ but neither his words tonight nor his actions over the past year are accomplishing any of those goals. Instead, he has made Americans...
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Naval District Washington to Participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018

Naval District Washington to Participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018

Naval installations in the National Capital Region are participating in the scheduled Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 (CS/SC18), which is set to take place Jan. 29 – Feb. 9. All Navy installations within the continental United States are set to participate in the two-week exercise, with Citadel Shield being led by Commander, Navy Installations...
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Fort Washington Man Charged with Arson and Malicious Burning in Charles County

Fort Washington Man Charged with Arson and Malicious Burning in Charles County

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Deputy State Fire Marshal Brandon Shepperd of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Southern Agency was requested to respond to 4554 Ryan Place Waldorf for a reported house fire. Prior to his arrival, Shepperd was alerted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office that there was a...
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D.C. Man Arrested in St. Mary’s County for Narcotic Possession with Intent to Distribute, Picks Up Additional Charges at Jail

D.C. Man Arrested in St. Mary’s County for Narcotic Possession with Intent to Distribute, Picks Up Additional Charges at Jail

On January 10, 2018, Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gate Two of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park for a warrant service. The wanted subject, Mysean James Fox, 29, of Washington, D.C., had been detained by Department of Defense police officers. Fox was wanted...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-24-18 LEXA Featured Pet: Lexa Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Catahoula Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Lexa #8507 is a loving 2-year-old mix. She...
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St. Mary’s County Tops State in Winter Turkey Season Results

St. Mary’s County Tops State in Winter Turkey Season Results

Hunters reported taking 87 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2018 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 18-20 statewide. Turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with St. Mary’s, Dorchester, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Adult males (toms/gobbler) comprised 37 percent of the...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces 2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces 2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives

On January 23, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford unveiled a series of executive actions and proposed legislation to continue the administration’s aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid crisis. The governor also authorized the Attorney General to file suit against select opioid manufacturers and distributors on the grounds that they have...
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Maryland’s Criminal DNA Database Records 6,000th Hit

Maryland’s Criminal DNA Database Records 6,000th Hit

Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, supporting its role as an invaluable tool to law enforcement in the ongoing effort to reduce crime, apprehend criminals, and exonerate the innocent. Maryland’s DNA database, housed at the State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory, has...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan once again called for nonpartisan redistricting reform in Maryland on January 18, 2018, and vowed to file legislation to achieve this important bipartisan goal. He also announced that he will join an amicus brief being filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs in Benisek v. Lamone, a...
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$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $2.85 million jackpot-winning ticket in Clinton for the Thursday, Jan. 18 drawing. The winner, who is the first player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between an estimated $2.85 million annuity (before taxes) or an estimated $2.2 million cash...
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United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

After weeks of political posturing and debate, Congress failed to come to an agreement on a spending bill by the January 20, 2018 midnight deadline, resulting in non-essential government services shutting down effective immediately. A stopgap bill that passed the House would have avoided a government shutdown, but it failed to gain traction in...
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Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

From kindergarten to graduate school, education clearly is Gov. Larry Hogan’s priority in this election year. The proof is spelled out in his administration’s $44.4 billion operating budget for FY 2019 delivered to the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday. To the chagrin of health professionals and advocacy groups, new funding for Maryland’s opioid “state of...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Arrest Suspect in Beltsville Sexual Assault

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Arrest Suspect in Beltsville Sexual Assault

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a sexual assault in Beltsville in December of 2017. The suspect is 25-year-old Jose Gomez-Portillo of the 2000 block of W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore. At the time of the assault, the suspect lived in the same area as the...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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Clinton Woman Wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Theft and Burglary Charges

Clinton Woman Wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Theft and Burglary Charges

Diamond Djenne Owens, 18, of Clinton, Maryland, is currently wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for the following charges: Burglary Theft Diamond Djenne Ownes, is possibly staying in the Lexington Park area. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Diamond Djenne Owens, is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

On January 15, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1), the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, passed by the Maryland General Assembly over the governor’s veto. As stipulated in the Maryland Constitution under Article...
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College Park Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Records from The National Archives

College Park Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Records from The National Archives

Antonin DeHays, 33, of College Park, pleaded guilty today to theft of government property stemming from the theft of government records from the National Archives and Records Administration. The plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Jason Metrick of...
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Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering another opportunity for hunters this winter. Winter turkey hunting season runs Jan. 18-20 statewide, giving hunters that did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance. The department established the winter season in 2015 in an effort to increase turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other...
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Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the city of District Heights in November of 2017. The suspect is 26-year-old Darius Wilson of the 2000 block of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf. He’s accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights....
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to identify the victim of a homicide whose body was found last night on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Unfortunately she did not have any identification on her person when she was located. The victim, who is described as a black female...
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