St. Mary’s News

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest and Recover an Assault Pistol After Another Shootout in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest and Recover an Assault Pistol After Another Shootout in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/26/2023: Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) executed a series of search and seizure warrants, with the assistance of the agency’s Emergency Services Team. As a result, investigators located a loaded Cobray MK-11 assault pistol as well as a loaded Taurus G2C semi-automatic handgun, which are suspected...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Liquor Delivery Truck in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Liquor Delivery Truck in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 6:55 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Great Mills Road and Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Nissan sedan struck a semi-truck and trailer which was turning into Canopy...
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Thomas Johnson Bridge Closed for Nearly 2 Hours After Motor Vehicle Collision

Thomas Johnson Bridge Closed for Nearly 2 Hours After Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Calvert County responded to the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find at least three vehicles involved with two in a head-on collision. Emergency medical personnel evaluated...
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Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC (WMS) and the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) announce free legal services to support expungement of certain criminal records at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Free legal help will be provided by  Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC to...
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Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Lifts F-35C in External Load Test

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Lifts F-35C in External Load Test

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md.: A CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) performed an external load certification lift of an inoperable F-35 Lightning II airframe in December at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. The lift was to evaluate the load and inform...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 24, 2023

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 24, 2023

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) hosted a joint meeting with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. After the joint meeting, the Commissioners held their regular business meeting, beginning with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation...
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Appraiser Fair at St. Clement’s Museum on Saturday, January 28, 2023

Appraiser Fair at St. Clement’s Museum on Saturday, January 28, 2023

You might not even be aware that you have a hidden treasure in your garage or attic. Meet with trained appraisers at the St. Clement’s Museum as they make an estimation of the value of your priceless items. There will be appraisers on hand at the museum for different kinds of objects. Only things...
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Historic St. Mary’s City BeerFest is Back! Coming Saturday, June 24, 2023

Historic St. Mary’s City BeerFest is Back! Coming Saturday, June 24, 2023

Join us Saturday, June 24, 2023, from noon to 6 p.m. for live music, food samples from local cuisine, a variety of regional craft brews, and craft vendors. This is a fun, family-friendly event. Enjoy a beer while supporting further education and research at Historic St. Mary’s City. The festivities and live music start...
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9-Year-Old Finds Huge Megalodon Tooth on Christmas Morning at Calvert Cliffs

9-Year-Old Finds Huge Megalodon Tooth on Christmas Morning at Calvert Cliffs

Future paleontologist, Molly, was out searching for fossils on Christmas morning when, what to her wondering eyes appeared…but a huge Megalodon tooth! Molly was excited to share her awesome find with our paleontology department at the museum! We love seeing and hearing about the treasures you find along the shore. New in 2023 is...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed a 24-Year-Old Huntingtown Woman – Second Calvert Fatal in Two Days

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed a 24-Year-Old Huntingtown Woman – Second Calvert Fatal in Two Days

UPDATE 1/24/2023: On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 12:45 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 1800 block of Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick, to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2007 Nissan Maxima was traveling east on...
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Noise Advisory – Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Scheduled January 24-27, 2023

Noise Advisory – Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Scheduled January 24-27, 2023

Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place Jan. 24 – 27, 2023 from noon to 6:30 p.m. Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
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Lexington Park Pair Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics

Lexington Park Pair Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics

A traffic stop Tuesday morning by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies resulted in several Controlled Dangerous Substance charges including Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics for a Lexington Park man and woman. Amber Nicole Queen, age 28 of Lexington Park, and Barry Nathaniel Booker, age 61 of Lexington Park, were both charged with...
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Town of Leonardtown Honors Local Legend of Moll Dyer Day on February 26, 2023

Town of Leonardtown Honors Local Legend of Moll Dyer Day on February 26, 2023

The second annual Moll Dyer Day event is a collaboration between The St. Mary’s County Historical Society, the Commissioners of Leonardtown, Visit St. Mary’s MD, and the Leonardtown Business Association. The first year was a resounding success, and the exciting plans for this year include a reception at Tudor Hall, an opening ceremony at...
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One Injured After T-bone Collision in Leonardtown

One Injured After T-bone Collision in Leonardtown

On Monday, January 23, 2023, at approximately 8:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Washington Street in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision. Emergency medical personnel evaluated...
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February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the fun begin! Coprolites, skipjack tours, programs for kids and more museum fun will keep the winter blues away. Stay for a night of great music with a performance by Ash and Eric as a part of our Maritime Performance Series. For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Thursdays, Feb. 2 & 9 –...
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Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Burglarized and Damaged Ridge Elementary School Building

Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Burglarized and Damaged Ridge Elementary School Building

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the two pictured individuals in a burglary investigation, including malicious destruction of property. On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 p.m., the two suspects broke into a classroom trailer at Ridge Elementary School, caused damage inside of the classroom, stole a fire extinguisher...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 Prize After $20 Scratch-off Purchase in Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 Prize After $20 Scratch-off Purchase in Leonardtown

$20 scratch-off gives St. Mary’s County resident her big win A fast food manager for 18 years just won her ticket to a luxurious vacation, thanks to the Maryland Lottery. The Southern Maryland resident won a $50,000 top prize on the $50,000 Cash scratch-off. “I’ve been trying to win some big money,” said the...
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St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for Winter

St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for Winter

St. Mary’s County Government encourages all community members to visit the Barns at New Market and the Home Grown Farm Market this winter for locally grown and locally made products ranging from eggs, meats, and cheeses to soap, craft beverages, and baked goods. Barns at New Market Hours: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken students competed in the regional Science Bowl competition in mid January at Montgomery College. The SMR Team finished strong with a win in the final game and only lost game three by two points. Congrats to team members Jack Delucco, Maggie Hutchinson, Niko Kyritsopoulos, Ryder Morlong and Clara Pham. The U.S....
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Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

January 20, 2023: A.J. Metcalf, Maryland Media & Communications Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay. The Fiscal Year 2024 budget provides 43 new positions and $3.7 million in funding for the Maryland Department of the Environment...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in St. Leonard, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in St. Leonard, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 1/23/2023: According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the fire started in the basement of the residence. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. As a result of the fire, the occupants were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. 1/23/2023: On Sunday, January 22, 2023,...
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Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement following House passage of the 2023 Fiscal Year Omnibus legislation, announcing over $16,125,150 in Community Project Funding for Fifth District priorities. This total is in addition to the more than $13,000,000 that Congressman Hoyer secured for projects in the Fifth District in the FY22 Omnibus....
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13-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After ATV Crash in Newburg

13-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After ATV Crash in Newburg

On January 22, 2023, at approximately 12:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to the area of 16650 Rock Point Road in Newburg, for an inaccessible rescue. The 911 caller reported a 13-year-old male fell off an ATV and was unconscious and unresponsive. Maryland State Police Helicopter...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

UPDATE  1/20/2023: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Defendant Aleksander A. Ivanchev, 40, of Lexington Park, guilty of two counts of criminally negligent manslaughter for the deaths of Melody Russell and Shawn Bailey following a July 2021 collision in Charlotte Hall. Sterling thanked members of the St....
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Hundreds in Piney Point Without Power After Single Vehicle Collision Takes Out Utility Pole

Hundreds in Piney Point Without Power After Single Vehicle Collision Takes Out Utility Pole

On Friday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area Piney Point Road and Denton Road in Piney Point, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility...
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