St. Mary’s News

Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Suboxone

Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Suboxone

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Trooper First Class T. Davis, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 at Southern Connector Boulevard, in Lusby for traffic violations. The strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A search was conducted, and quantities...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Three Notch Road in the area of King James Parkway, in Dameron. Upon arrival, first responders, encountered a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles still in the roadway. Extraction was required for the driver of the Hyundai . Early reports...
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MQ-25 Program Validates Future Mission Control System Through Simulated Test

MQ-25 Program Validates Future Mission Control System Through Simulated Test

The Navy’s MQ-25 program completed its first demonstration representing how the mission control system located aboard the aircraft carrier will control and transmit information to an unmanned air vehicle in the future. The April 11 demonstration validated the first build of the MD-5 Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System (UMCS), a combined hardware and...
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IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

With the April 18 deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today offered taxpayers still working on their 2016 taxes a number of tips. These tips are designed to help taxpayers avoid common errors that could delay their refunds or cause other tax problems in the future. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file electronically....
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Hobby Lobby in California is Open for Business

Hobby Lobby in California is Open for Business

UPDATE 4/14/2017: Hobby Lobby is open for business! The California store opened on Friday, April 14, 2017, for a “soft” opening. The store opened the doors, a few days ahead of the official grand opening. The grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is still scheduled to take place take place on Monday, April 17 at 9 a.m....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

The change of weather has caused an increase of illegally operated off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and similar vehicles being operated throughout St. Mary’s County on roadways, private property, and in residential areas. These vehicles pose a considerable safety threat to riders and residents, whether on the public or private property. The St. Mary’s County...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

Capt. Scott Starkey, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer, and Dawn Simpson, installation school liaison officer, met with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education April 5 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Starkey spoke at the event, thanking St. Mary’s County public Schools for their commitment to military children during Month of...
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Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspects with Outstanding Assault Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HUGO

Wednesday’s Pet is HUGO

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/12/2017 HUGO Featured Pet: Hugo Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Jack Russel Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Hugo is an older, fun loving Jack Russel Mix. He loves to play fetch, run and cuddle. Hugo would do best in a home with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, Happy to be Alive

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, Happy to be Alive

Firefighters and EMS associates work very hard when on the job. One rescuer found himself rescuing someone while off-duty at a charity hockey game last week. Players found David Corcoran unresponsive on the ice the game between Capitol Police and West Caldwell Fire. Members from D.C. Fire Department’s hockey team who were watching the...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE 4/11/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 5:18 p.m., victim Lori Milligan, 56, drove to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on South Shangri-La Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest. The victim was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain...
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Leonardtown Hosts Annual Run and Walk for Hospice

Leonardtown Hosts Annual Run and Walk for Hospice

Many small towns host some type of charity event. Leonardtown hosted the 22nd annual Run and Fun Walk for Hospice at the governmental center at 8:30 a.m. April 8. The event, which began in 1996 to support the families of those in hospice care, started with a small team of individuals. One of these...
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CSM Celebrates Work of Administrative Professionals

CSM Celebrates Work of Administrative Professionals

The Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host Administrative Professionals Development Day to celebrate local administrative professionals 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 28 at the Leonardtown Campus. “Administrative professionals’ contributions are essential to the success of every organization,” said Debbie Friedrich, business developer with the Corporate Center. “This is...
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First Friday Brings the Beat to Leonardtown!

First Friday Brings the Beat to Leonardtown!

April 7th marked the debut appearance of the SoMar Drummers for an evening of family-friendly fun at the local Arts & Entertainment District. The audience participation Drum Circle drew in people from near and far to join together for an exciting evening of music and harmony. Hands-on participation was a highlight of the night...
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Governor Larry Hogan’s Top Legislative Priorities Passed by Maryland General Assembly

Governor Larry Hogan’s Top Legislative Priorities Passed by Maryland General Assembly

Governor Larry Hogan’s top legislative priorities have achieved final passage by the Maryland General Assembly, ensuring that the governor’s proposals to create thousands of new jobs, restore integrity to state government, and move forward with dozens of critical transportation projects across the state will become law. These priority items included the More Jobs for...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests, Warrants, and Criminal Summons – 4/9/2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests, Warrants, and Criminal Summons – 4/9/2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: 3/26/17 – Assault 2nd Degree – Deputies responded to the 20000 block of Primrose Ct., Lexington Park, for a reported Domestic Assault. Deputy C. Edwards met with the victim who advised she and the suspect, Jonathan Albert Anderson, 26 of Lexington Park, were...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces Annual Unwanted Medication Collection Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces Annual Unwanted Medication Collection Day

Do you have expired or unwanted medication in your medicine cabinet, but find it difficult to leave your home due to mobility or health issues? Perhaps, you’re a caregiver and find it difficult to leave your home to dispose of unwanted medications? If this is you, you’re invited to take advantage of the fourth...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 4/9/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 4/9/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Shoplifting – On Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm, Senior Trooper Evans responded to the Kohls Department Store in Lexington Park for a reported shoplifting. Investigation revealed that Ra’liyah De’nejae A’lexu Tyler, 18, of Lexington Park and Tryquan Marqueze Lee, 21,...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations Schedule for Good Friday / Easter

St. Mary’s County Government Operations Schedule for Good Friday / Easter

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 14, in observance of Good Friday. Administrative offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 17. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will operate normal hours and schedules on Friday, April 14...
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Veteran Advocate Receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

Veteran Advocate Receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

In recognition of his advocacy and recruiting efforts, NAVAIR’s Wounded Warrior Program Senior Outreach Coordinator and Placement Advocate, Sonny Fann received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (NSCSA) during a ceremony here March 13. Fann received the award for his service to veterans and efforts in helping more than 2,000 Veterans and Wounded Warriors...
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Fifth-Graders Win Prizes for Maryland Arbor Day Posters

Fifth-grade students from around the state have snared spring tree plantings for their schools, thanks to their award-winning Arbor Day posters submitted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Forest Service accepted hundreds of entries for their 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Fifth-graders created posters using varied artistic techniques, including crayons, paint,...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement regarding the final and unanimous passage of the administration’s Public Integrity Act of 2017 by the Maryland General Assembly: “Today is a great day in our historic state capital. I commend Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, and the Maryland General Assembly for working with our administration...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 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, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed HB 978, legislation that would mandate weak accountability standards for Maryland public schools, risk federal funding for K-12 education, and trap thousands of children in failing schools. “We are proud of the many great schools in Maryland, but too many equally deserving children continue to be stuck in schools...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

The recent warm weather we’ve been experiencing can really raise some excitement about fishing, and the forecast for the weekend looks good! Trout stocking crews are busy this week and warming waters have many local fish in a very active feeding mood. Last night I had the opportunity to set out in my canoe...
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