St. Mary’s News

No Injuries Reported After Dump Truck and SUV Collide in California

No Injuries Reported After Dump Truck and SUV Collide in California

On Thursday, June 13, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Old Rolling Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find an SUV and dump truck involved in a T-bone style...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After High-Speed Crash Involving Motorcycle in Mechanicsville

Man Flown to Trauma Center After High-Speed Crash Involving Motorcycle in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. 911 callers reported a motorcycle ran into the back of a Ford Mustang vehicle at a high...
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Police Identify Body of 52-Year-Old Woman Found in Lexington Park

Police Identify Body of 52-Year-Old Woman Found in Lexington Park

UPDATE 6/14/2024: On Thursday, June 13, 2024, police responded to a 911 report of a subject not breathing. Upon arriving at the scene at the 21000 block of FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, the deceased body of a woman, identified as Erica Christina Drinks, 52, was found in a shed on the property. Detectives...
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Southern Maryland News Net Employee Extinguishes Car Fire in Great Mills

Southern Maryland News Net Employee Extinguishes Car Fire in Great Mills

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 7:50 pm, a vehicle fire was reported on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Buck Hewitt Road. An employee from Southern Maryland News Net arrived on scene a few minutes after dispatch and located a Hyundai Tucson on the side of the road with a fire in...
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Greater Baden Opening Primary Care Clinic in Lexington Park

Greater Baden Opening Primary Care Clinic in Lexington Park

With support from the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), Greater Baden Medical Services (GBMS) will establish a new primary care health clinic in the winter of 2024. The primary care clinic will serve both adults and children and will be located at 21729 Great Mills Road, Suite C, Lexington Park, MD 20653. GBMS,...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 3:01 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Chingville Road in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find all occupants out of the vehicle with the vehicle on fire. 9 firefighters from Second District VFD&RS...
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No Injuries Reported After Utility Worker Strikes Underground Electrical Line, Power Outages Reported in California Area

No Injuries Reported After Utility Worker Strikes Underground Electrical Line, Power Outages Reported in California Area

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at approximately 1:20 p.m., fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard, for the reported transformer fire with one injured. Crews arrived on the scene to find a utility worker had struck an underground electrical line which electrocuted him and fried...
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St. Mary’s County: Time to Register for Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County: Time to Register for Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks announced the opening of registration for Summer Fun Camps and School Age Care programs for the 2024-25 school year. St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks offers a variety of summer camps for children, ranging from age 4 through rising 10th graders. Summer Fun Day Camps...
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Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

UPDATE 6/11/2024: Neighbors used ladders to rescue both trapped occupants from the second floor prior to the arrival of firefighters. Three cats were also removed, one is missing. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was not requested, family and friends are assisting the displaced residents. Firefighters placed the fire under control within...
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Commission on Public Health Hosts Maryland Secretary of Health, Discusses Importance of Health Equity and Primary Care

Commission on Public Health Hosts Maryland Secretary of Health, Discusses Importance of Health Equity and Primary Care

The Maryland Commission on Public Health held its June monthly meeting on Thursday, June 6, at the Baltimore County Department of Health. As part of its mandate to study the Maryland public health system at state and local levels, the Commission invited Dr. Laura Herrera Scott, Secretary of Health for the Maryland Department of...
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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Offering Open Houses for Juneteenth

Drayden African American Schoolhouse Offering Open Houses for Juneteenth

St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering free open houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse for Juneteenth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024; Sunday, June 16, 2024; and Wednesday, June 19,...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Waldorf Injures 2 Firefighters and Displaces 10 Residents

UPDATE: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Waldorf Injures 2 Firefighters and Displaces 10 Residents

UPDATE 6/10/2024: On Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10:32 a.m., firefighters responded to 6016 New Forest Court in Waldorf, for the structure fire, Firefighters located a 2-story apartment complex on fire. The owner is identified as New Forest Complex with the estimated loss of structure being valued at $400,000.00 Two firefighters suffered non-life threatening...
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Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $6,991,225 in contributions to the state from a handle of $431,528,137 during May 2024. Sports wagering contributions go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $6.9 million contribution to the state in May 2024 was the second-best single-month total and represented a 50.3%...
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Two Lexington Park Men Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert – Police Find Drugs and Loaded Gun

Two Lexington Park Men Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert – Police Find Drugs and Loaded Gun

On May 29, 2024, at approximately 10:50 PM, Deputy DeSantis of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation along S. Solomons Island Road in the area of Flag Ponds Parkway in Lusby. Contact was made with the driver, Leroy Robert White, 67 of Lexington Park,...
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Police Investigating Armed Carjacking at Waldorf Food Lion, Officers Searching for black 2019 Toyota Camry

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking at Waldorf Food Lion, Officers Searching for black 2019 Toyota Camry

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 10:20 a.m., police responded to the Food Lion located at 3200 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported carjacking. Officers from Charles and St. Mary’s County were notified of the stolen vehicle, tag number and direction of travel and began searching for the suspects. The victim,...
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SMECO Awards Scholarships for 2024 High School Seniors

SMECO Awards Scholarships for 2024 High School Seniors

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships for 2024 to high school seniors who live in the cooperative’s service area. Recipients receive awards based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. Since beginning the scholarship program in 1993, SMECO has presented awards to 128 students. Each of the following...
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Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

The Maryland Department of Health today announced the first reported heat-related death of 2024 in Maryland. The death occurred in Prince George’s County; the decedent was a male aged 59. “We are very saddened to report our first heat-relat​ed death of the 2024 season,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Nilesh Kalyanaraman. “As...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Hits $190,383 Jackpot in Her First Time Playing FAST PLAY Game

St. Mary’s County Woman Hits $190,383 Jackpot in Her First Time Playing FAST PLAY Game

In an exciting turn of events, a first-time player from La Plata struck gold in a FAST PLAY game, winning a whopping $190,383 progressive jackpot prize. The anonymous winner, who selected the nickname “First Timer” to tell the story of her Lottery luck, reports being left speechless upon discovering her incredible win. The St. Mary’s County...
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Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at St. Mary’s County Museums

Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at St. Mary’s County Museums

On Father’s Day, June 16, 2024, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, will offer free museum admission for dads during normal operating hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note regular admission prices apply to others in the party: St. Clement’s Island Museum: $3 for...
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Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland’s growing shellfish aquaculture operations harvested a record 94,286 bushels of oysters in 2023, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported.  “Though the shellfish aquaculture harvest is small in comparison to the public fishery, it is growing steadily and the farmer’s product is available throughout the year,” said Brian R. Callam, Ph.D., director of...
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Local “Rosie Riveter” Visits B-25 at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

Local “Rosie Riveter” Visits B-25 at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, MD. – Betty Jean Holly will celebrate her 99th birthday this weekend – just two days after the 80th anniversary of the allied landings on D-Day. During a recent visit to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), she fondly recalled working in a Kansas City...
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Future Challenges, Opportunities Discussed at Naval Aviation 3-Star Summit

Future Challenges, Opportunities Discussed at Naval Aviation 3-Star Summit

The stars were out for over 200 attendees May 29 at the Naval Aviation 3-Star Summit in Lexington Park, Maryland. The evening’s theme was “Advancing Naval Aviation Readiness for the High-End Fight.” The event marked the first-time leaders of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, including NAVAIR Commander, Vice Adm. Carl “Chebs” Chebi; Commander, Naval Air...
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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order to advance Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan. The order—one of the most comprehensive on climate change issued by a Maryland governor—directs a whole-of-government approach to address climate change, including requiring agencies to submit a Climate Implementation Plan by Nov. 1, action to propose new emissions standards, and the...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Stalking, After Threatening a Correction Officer and his Family

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Stalking, After Threatening a Correction Officer and his Family

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Mechanicsville, for the report of a threat. Upon arrival, contact was made with an adult male victim who is actively employed as a Correctional Officer at the St. Mary’s County Detention and...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Outside Great Mills Liquor Store

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Outside Great Mills Liquor Store

UPDATE 6/5/2024: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Leroy Christopher Neal, 48, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of first-degree murder and related firearm charges for the killing of a 46-year-old man that occurred on November 4, 2023. Following a three-day trial, Neal was convicted by a St. Mary’s County jury of first-degree murder,...
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