St. Mary’s News

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to open Dec. 16. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a muzzleloader stamp from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season, which concludes Dec. 30. “Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for December 8 – 9

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for December 8 – 9

Due to the potential impact of the approaching winter storm, the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ evening activities on Friday, December 8, beginning or ongoing after 6 p.m. are cancelled. All activities and events scheduled to occur on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, are cancelled. All schools and facilities will be closed....
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from midnight tonight (12/8/2107) to 4:00 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017. WHAT: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. WHERE: The I-95 corridor from northeastern Maryland to near Fredericksburg Virginia, including the Washington DC...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

On December 5, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City and participating in violent crime throughout the state. The governor’s announcements include state and federal law...
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Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen. Washington and Baltimore are two of 32 cities vying to be named official host cities for a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Home Invasion in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Home Invasion in California

On December 4, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a home invasion was reported in the 44000 block of River Otter Drive, in California. According to the victim, two African American males entered the residence reportedly wearing ski masks, black clothing, and brandished handguns. The suspects left the residence with undisclosed property. The victim was...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Locating Critical Man

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Locating Critical Man

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating William Alexander Smith, 81, of Indian Head. It is believed that Smith wandered off from his home in the Woodland Village neighborhood in Indian Head, but it is unclear when he left. Smith is described as a black male, 5’8”, 140 pounds,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/6/2017 ZEUS Featured Pet: Zeus Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Shepard/Clumber Spaniel Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zeus is a 4-year-old loveable boy. He is friendly and loves everyone! Zeus is strong but is great on leash and loves to hang out. He...
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Motor Vehicle Crash in Clements Under Investigation

Motor Vehicle Crash in Clements Under Investigation

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., firefighters from the 7th District Volunteer Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Colton Point Road at Hurry Road, in Clements. Initial reports were of a vehicle and tractor trailer with one overturned. Upon arrival firefighters located a pick up truck pulling a trailer and another...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s...
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UPDATE: Armed Robbery at Leonardtown Liquor Store Under Investigation

UPDATE: Armed Robbery at Leonardtown Liquor Store Under Investigation

UPDATE – Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On December 5, 2017, at approximately 7:38 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Centre Liquors, located at 40955 Merchants Lane, (Leonardtown Center), in Leonardtown, for a reported robbery. An employee at the establishment advised two African American males wearing...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Charge Three St. Mary’s County Men

Maryland Natural Resources Police Charge Three St. Mary’s County Men

A St. Mary’s County man has been charged with illegally selling oysters online and failing to pay the state fee assessed to all commercial harvesting operations. Matthew Wayne Morgan, 36, of Mechanicsville, received citations Nov. 22 after an online investigation turned up ads on social media and websites offering oysters for sale. Under state...
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Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

On Monday, December 4, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. Congressman Hoyer secured federal funding to establish the incubator, and has worked in collaboration with St. Mary’s County, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation...
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Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

The Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209) hosted an Open Architecture (OA) Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Oct. 17-19, aiming to help government and industry learn more about Naval Aviation inventory and capability growth, Speed to the Fleet and the Navy’s OA standards and alignment efforts. More than 450 attendees,...
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Pair Arrested at Kohl’s in Lexington Park For Stealing Jeans

Pair Arrested at Kohl’s in Lexington Park For Stealing Jeans

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Deputy First Class S. Tirpak, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Kohl’s Department Store, on Lexington Village Way, in Lexington Park, for a reported theft. Police located Jeremy Jermaine Snell, 31, of Lexington Park, and Queen Ella Champion, 35 with no fixed address, in a car...
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VIDEO: Silent Angel Memorial Held at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

VIDEO: Silent Angel Memorial Held at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan today joined with Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administrator (MDOT MVA) Christine Nizer, along with Maryland highway safety advocates and families for the 14th Annual Maryland Remembers event, which honors the lives of those...
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UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
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15-Month-Old Hit by Vehicle in California

15-Month-Old Hit by Vehicle in California

On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a residence on Ambrosia Lane, in California, for a report of an infant struck by a vehicle. The child was conscious, alert and being treated by a nurse, when first responders arrived on scene. The 15-month-old and mother...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Brutal Beating Caught on Tape at Leonardtown High School Results in Arrests

Brutal Beating Caught on Tape at Leonardtown High School Results in Arrests

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., police responded to Leonardtown High School for the report of a fight. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, were first to arrive at the scene and assumed the investigation. According to a spokesman from the Maryland State Police, three juveniles have been charged, and...
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Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that can compromise personal information and affect a taxpayer’s refund. This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week and the IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, including the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and other industry stakeholders to remind people...
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Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland chamber singers with orchestra under the direction of Larry Vote, professor of music, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road. The event is free of charge and...
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Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a national day of giving and celebrates philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to. Giving Tuesday is a day for citizens to work together and share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community and think about others. In that...
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