St. Mary’s News

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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Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

The Navy successfully completed its first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter Dec.5 at Patuxent River. During the flight, aircrew aboard the AH-1Z navigated the missile through various operational modes and exercised its active seeker to search and/or acquire targets, demonstrating its compatibility with the aircraft. “Initial results from the flight indicate the missile performed as...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

With the 2018 Legislative Session officially underway, Governor Larry Hogan introduced several pieces of emergency legislation that will provide paid leave benefits to our citizens, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability in our schools, including the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, a compromise proposal to fix a deeply flawed bill passed by...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/10/2018 SAM  Featured Pet: Sam Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Sam is an older guy who marches to the beat of his own drum.  He is sweet and loves to...
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Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist, on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, in the area of the Toyota dealership. Crews arrived on scene to discover a bicyclist laying in the roadway after being struck...
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Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Governor Larry Hogan, together with the Maryland Department of Health and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on January 8, 2018 an extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model Contract. The federal government has agreed to approve a one-year extension to allow it to complete its review and to consider additional...
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Piney Point Women Arrested on Burglary Charges

Piney Point Women Arrested on Burglary Charges

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Deputy Robinson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Red Rose Court, in Lexington Park, for a report of a burglary. Evidence from the scene indicated the victim’s garage door had been forced open, as well as the interior door leading into the...
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Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/9/2018 @ 7:05 p.m.: On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 11:42 AM deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road near Tom’s Way, in Lexington Park, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, deputies found two vehicles and a total of five...
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Fort Washington Man Charged with Assault and Resisting Arrest

Fort Washington Man Charged with Assault and Resisting Arrest

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Chancellor’s Run Road and Amber Drive, in California, for a report of a disturbance involving a knife. Contact was made with the victim, who is employed as a driver. According to the...
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VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

It started off as a regular day of leisure for St. Mary’s County residents Nick Lane, Mitch Crowder, and Adam Forinash. The three men, each aged in their early twenties, are avid outdoorsmen, and decided to go duck hunting along the Patuxent River near the Naval Recreation Center in Solomons on Tuesday morning, January...
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Piney Point Man Arrested, Charged with Rape and Assault

Piney Point Man Arrested, Charged with Rape and Assault

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, police officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in Piney Point. Upon arrival, officers witnessed the victim running to the door partially dressed and “visibly upset,” according to charging documents. The victim proceeded to tell the officers that she was sexually assaulted by James...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Walmart Theft Case

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Walmart Theft Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured below. On January 4, 2018, at the Walmart located in California, Maryland, the suspect attempted to leave the store without paying for a cart full of merchandise. The suspect was confronted by an employee of Walmart, at which time the...
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Fire Engulfs Garage in Mechanicsville, Causing $150,000 in Damages

Fire Engulfs Garage in Mechanicsville, Causing $150,000 in Damages

On January 6, 2018, a fire was reported at 3:36 A.M. in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Thirty-five firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and determined the fire originated in a detached wood-framed garage and resulted in an estimated $50,000 in damage to the structure of the garage and an additional $100,000...
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Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at approximately 8:15 a.m.., police, fire, and rescue crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Buck Hewitt Road in the area of Oriole Drive, in California. Units arrived on scene to discover a two-vehicle accident involving a Ford Focus and a Chevrolet Tahoe. While the...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Code 2 for staff. Please visit www.smcps.org for additional details and updates. Stay safe out there. St. Mary’s County Government: Normal Calvert County: Calvert County Public Schools: has now revised it’s decision. Schools are now CLOSED on January 9, 2018....
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Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomed 1,227 hikers at more than 30 state parks this New Year’s Day as part of the annual First Day Hikes initiative. Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds....
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Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced December 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed for Friday, January 5, 2018, with a Code 3 for employees. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for twelve month employees. Operations and Maintenance Emergency personnel will follow the established protocol. St. Mary’s County Government: Administrative Offices will open at...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 27-Year-Old Man Shot on Great Mills Road, Suspect Still at Large

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 27-Year-Old Man Shot on Great Mills Road, Suspect Still at Large

On January 4, 2018, at approximately 1:45 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, responded to St. Mary’s Square, located on Great Mills Road, for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a 27-year-old male victim, was found to have sustained a gunshot...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 4, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 4, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for 12 month employees. St. Mary’s County Government: Operational Status for January 4, 2018 The following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for today: All St....
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Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/03/17 is DUKE Featured Pet: Duke Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Shepherd Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Duke is a 1 1/2-year-old Shepherd Mix. Duke is a very friendly boy, who loves everybody. He...
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Water Main Break to Close Leonardtown Library

Water Main Break to Close Leonardtown Library

The Leonardtown branch of the St. Mary’s County Library will close at 11 a.m. and remain closed until further notice due to a water main break. Patrons with questions can contact the Library locations in Charlotte Hall at 301-884-2211 or Lexington Park at 301-863-8188.
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Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Tonight, for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Tonight, for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening until 11 a.m. Thursday. WHAT: Snow is expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. WHERE: St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Very cold conditions mean...
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Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release on Sick Students at Spring Ridge Middle School

Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release on Sick Students at Spring Ridge Middle School

On January 2, 2018, school staff at the Spring Ridge Middle School located at 19856 Three Notch Rd. Lexington Park, were alerted to a child not feeling well after ingesting food they brought from home. It was later determined the child had shared the food with four friends during the morning and several children...
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Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

This year’s holiday season efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the holiday period resulted in more than 10,000 traffic stops that led to 264 arrests and more than 180 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland...
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