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CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

Opioid addiction is a growing concern. The Student Association at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus wants to educate the community and extend the dialogue about the problem with a Community Heroin/Opioid Forum at 6 p.m. April 25. The forum will include a free screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon.” “Chasing...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-5-2017 Featured Pet: Mouse in the House Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Mouse in the House is a 4-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix. She is a...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Announce Promotion of Joseph Stanalonis

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Announce Promotion of Joseph Stanalonis

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s office is honored to announce the promotion of Senior State’s Attorney Joseph Stanalonis to Deputy State’s Attorney. Mr. Stanalonis will serve as Deputy State’s Attorney for administration, along with Deputy State’s Attorney Ted Weiner who is in charge of operations of the State’s Attorney’s Office. Mr. Stanalonis has served...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

On April 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Among the seven bills signed was HB 1325, which bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the State of Maryland. The...
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UPDATE: One Dead After High Speed Police Chase in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE: One Dead After High Speed Police Chase in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE 4/4/2017 – Official MSP Release: One wanted individual has died and another was injured following a crash that occurred in St. Mary’s County early this morning after they refused to stop for a trooper. The deceased is identified as Tabais L. Robinson, 24, and the injured man is Andre T. Gross, 23, both...
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Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Weekend

Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Weekend

Historic Sotterley Plantation looks back over hundreds of years to tell our story, but occasionally defining moments can still occur as we continue to make history. Sotterley currently faces a milestone in its site interpretation – the opening of our Slave Cabin, made possible because of one woman’s decades of dedication. This new Slave...
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Lexington Park Man Continues to Terrorize the Streets of St. Mary’s County

Lexington Park Man Continues to Terrorize the Streets of St. Mary’s County

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., Terry Lee Kent Jr., Kent, 26, of California, crashed into a US Postal mail truck, on Midway Drive at the intersection of Enterprise Road, in Lexington Park. At the time of the crash Kent was riding an unregistered and uninsured off road motorcycle on public...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of Peace Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of Peace Order

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, Deputy J. Bush from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, for a reported harassment. The investigation revealed the suspect, Mark Eugene Johnson, 57, of Lexington Park, began recording and following the victim in the park causing the victim alarm. Deputy Bush determined...
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Colton’s Point Man Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

Colton’s Point Man Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, Corporal J. Stone from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a premise check in the area of the Clements softball field and parking lot when he observed a motor vehicle with the driver slouched down into the driver side seat. Cpl. Stone made contact with the driver...
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Callaway Woman Arrested for Assault and Drug Possession

Callaway Woman Arrested for Assault and Drug Possession

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Deputy J. Bare of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Take It Easy Ranch in Callaway, for a reported domestic assault. Deputy Bare made contact with the victim who indicated the suspect, Shenandoah Dornell Benton, 40, of Callaway, started an unprovoked verbal fight with him. The...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Monday, March 27, 2017, Cpl. J. Stone from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 40000 block of King Drive, in Mechanicsville, for a reported noise complaint coming from a vehicle parked on the roadway in the community. Witnesses identified the driver as Romaine Antonio Bailey 26, of Mechanicsville. Cpl. Stone...
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California Man Arrested for Burglary in Lexington Park

California Man Arrested for Burglary in Lexington Park

On Monday, March 27, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 21000 block of Elegant Court, in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject exiting the vacant residence. Upon arrival, deputies met with an agent who advised he had contact with a subject exiting the...
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Alabama Man Arrested for Theft in Mechanicsville

Alabama Man Arrested for Theft in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Deputy B. Fennessey of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Three Notch Rd., and Old Flora Corner Rd., in Mechanicsville, for an equipment violation on a motor vehicle displaying Alabama registration plates. Deputy Fennessey made contact with the driver, William Spencer...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Celebrates Anniversary

Maryland Natural Resources Police Celebrates Anniversary

March 30, 2017, marks the 149th anniversary of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, the oldest state police force and the nation’s fifth-oldest conservation law enforcement agency. The day is being marked with the unveiling of the 150th anniversary badge, which may be worn by officers next year, and a “Maryland’s First” commemorative logo, which...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for the second bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. “Today, I am proud to sign legislation that will help ensure Maryland’s fiscal stability in years when revenues are less than projected,”...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Spring conditions throughout Maryland are presenting wonderful fishing opportunities as water temperatures steadily warm up and all manner of fish become more active. Except for some low-flow conditions in a few areas, the opening day of the traditional trout season was a big success with beautiful weather and plenty of trout. Parents and children...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of IRS Tax Scams

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of IRS Tax Scams

With the 2016 tax season deadline quickly approaching, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is receiving calls from concerned citizens regarding two IRS scams trending in St. Mary’s County. Scam #1 – Scammers are claiming to represent the IRS. They tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using an iTunes card, pre-paid...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Suspects Identity

Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Suspects Identity

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly at 301-863-4816, ext. 1456.
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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Dump Truck Identified

UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Dump Truck Identified

UPDATE 3/31/2017 @ 1:40 p.m. – Official Police Statement : On March 30, 2017, at noon, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South Patuxent Beach Road in California, Maryland. When deputies arrived, they found two vehicles engulfed in flames. The investigation revealed,...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Assault at Detention Center

Lexington Park Man Charged with Assault at Detention Center

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Deputy Ball of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported assault between inmates. The investigation revealed the suspect David Eric Strain, 30, of Lexington Park, entered the victim’s cell to confront him over earlier lude comments. The confrontation turned...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Shooting Gun Into Air

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Shooting Gun Into Air

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Deputy S. Bowie and Sergeant R. Merritt of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of North Essex Road, and Ranger Road, in Lexington Park, for the report of a weapons violation. The Emergency Communications Center received several calls alerting responding deputies that the suspect, later...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following April monthly promotions and reminders: Furry Feline Friends for April Fools’ (Saturday, April 1)  It is not an April Fools’ joke! On this special day, all cat and kitten adoption fees will be reduced to $1. Find your new purr-fect furry friend. National Pet...
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Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Assault with TV Remote

Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Assault with TV Remote

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Corporal P. Handy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Danville St., in Mechanicsville, for an alleged assault. The investigation revealed the victim and suspect, Melinda Danele Clontz, 48 of Mechanicsville, were both under the influence of alcoholic beverages and advised they had...
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties will be conducted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled...
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Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Now that tornado season is here, SMNEWSNET.com encourages residents to be prepared.  Tornadoes are violent by nature and capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects like deadly missiles.  A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300...
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