St. Mary’s News

Weekend Nightlife October 28-30

Weekend Nightlife October 28-30

Looking for some fun this Halloween weekend? Southern Maryland’s restaurants and bars have a great lineup of local bands and DJ’s for your partying pleasure! Check out SM News Net’s Weekend Nightlife Schedule to plan your night out on the town… Friday, Oct 28 Calvert Jake and Al’s: Frankie and the Actions Veras Beach...
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Homeowner Detains Gas Thief at Gunpoint

Homeowner Detains Gas Thief at Gunpoint

 On Oct. 27, 2011 St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to a residence on Waterview Drive in St. Inigoes for reported theft. Investigation revealed, a male subject identified as Michael Tharold Drinks, 43 of Cobb Island, arrived at the residence on Waterview Drive to clean a chimney. While at the residence, Drinks proceeded to siphon...
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Added School Days for SMCPS

Added School Days for SMCPS

The St. Mary’s County 2011-2012 school system operating calendar has been adjusted due to the inclement weather experienced in August as a result of Hurricane Irene.  The changes are as follows: Schools will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2012, following the winter break.  Monday, January 2, 2012, will be a full day of school...
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Great Mills Cocaine Conspirator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Great Mills Cocaine Conspirator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

 U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced James Walter Ball, Jr. a/k/a Pooh Ball, 36, of Great Mills, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine,” and being a felon possession of ammunition. Acting Special...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people on DUI charges: Weekly DUI Status Sheet October 20 – October 26, 2011 Patrick R. Ohern, 20, of Lexington Park on 10/22/11 by Tpr. E. R. Mersman James Allen Chase, 51, of Lexington Park on 10/23/11 by TFC M. A. Moore Edgar Ronaldo Castillo-Salgado,...
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UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. The accident scene has been cleared and traffic is moving again along Rt. 235 Two people were checked out by EMS on the scene, but refused medical transport. Investigation revealed, a silver passenger vehicle was on FDR Blvd. attempting to make a left onto Rt. 235 when a Dodge pickup truck...
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MIR Hosts Last Speed Unlimited of the Season

MIR Hosts Last Speed Unlimited of the Season

On Friday, Oct. 28, MIR will host the last Friday night Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness event of the season. The Midnight Madness series is a great place to check out street legal drag racing, hang out with your friends, enjoy great food, meet new people, and cruise the pits. You can even enter your...
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Man Threatens to Shoot House Up, Burn it Down

On October 26, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Midway Drive and North Essex Drive for a report of a disturbance. Two witnesses report that Patrick Shawn Daly, 21 of Lexington Park, was out in the street yelling at the victim’s residence that he was going to “shoot the house...
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Captain Pat’s Seafood Restaurant Review

Captain Pat’s Seafood Restaurant Review

One day not long ago, a friend and I were going to lunch and he suggested we go for seafood and we ended up at Captain Pat’s Seafood Restaurant and Carry Out. It is a small building with a sign that says you have arrived. There is also a large sign that advertises all...
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Adult Ladies 18 & Up Drop-In Basketball Program Signup

The Board of County Commissioners, through the Department of Recreation & Parks, invites the public to sign up for the Adult Ladies 18 & Up Drop-In Basketball Program being held at the Carver Recreation Center. Program Information: • Ages:  18 and up • Sign-Up Info:  Call Kenny Sothoron at 301-475-4200 ext 1830 or e-mail Kenny.sothoron@co.saint-marys.md.us • Cost:  $50.00 per person...
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St. Mary’s Chamber Invites You on a Tour of China

St. Mary’s Chamber Invites You on a Tour of China

The St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Citslinc International, invites you to join them  on a business and cultural tour of China March 29-April 6, 2012.  This trip is a rare oppurtunity to experience China at a very reasonable price! The Tour Includes: * Transportation to/from JFK Airport * Round-trip airfare...
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Accident Cleared, Expect Delays Approaching Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 9 a.m. The accident along southbound Rt 4 on the Thomas Johnson bridge has been cleared as of 9 a.m. Traffic is still backed up, so expect delays in the area. Traffic Alert: Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident on the Thomas Johnson...
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Newtowne Players Present “The Man Who Came to Dinner” Nov. 4-20

Newtowne Players Present “The Man Who Came to Dinner” Nov. 4-20

In The Man Who Came to Dinner, celebrated critic and radio personality Sheridan Whiteside slips on the icy doorstep of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, a small-town Ohio family living a totally conventional life. During his six weeks of recovery, Whiteside turns their lives inside-out with his continual demands, long-distance phone calls and parade of...
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Firearms, Ammunition, Drugs & Cash Seized

Firearms, Ammunition, Drugs & Cash Seized

 St. Mary’s Vice narcotics detectives received information that suspect James DeShaun Bowman aka “Shaun”, 31 of Lexington Park, was again distributing cocaine and other illegal substances from his Lexington Park residence. As a result of the investigation a Search and Seizure Warrant was obtained. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and...
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St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation to Host Annual Gala

St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation to Host Annual Gala

Step into a world where art and artifacts seemingly come alive at the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala – A Night at the Museum – on Friday, Nov. 18 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Hollywood Social Hall.  As Southern Maryland’s premier formal fundraising event to raise funds for the Foundation scholarship program,...
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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

In less then a week little goblins and ghouls will haunt our communities in search of trick or treats.   Autumn festivals and Halloween provides us with the opportunity to don costumes, celebrate with friends and enjoy delicious delights.  Sheriff Timothy Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office support...
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St. Mary’s College Students Relocate to Cruise Ship

St. Mary’s College Students Relocate to Cruise Ship

October, 25, 2011 Dear St. Mary’s College Community: I have been deeply troubled by the prospect of so many Prince George and Caroline Hall residents living off campus, in hotels, as far away as Solomons Island. The arrangement, while healthy from the standpoint of mold remediation, is far from ideal academically or in terms...
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Traffic Alert: Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Wednesday, Oct. 26 shortly before 8 a.m., a four car accident was reported on the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. Moments later there was report of a disabled vehicle in addition to the crash. Traffic is backed up on both the Calvert and St. Mary’s side of the bridge. Traffic in Calvert is backed...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 3:30am, TFC J. S. Gibson served a Bench Warrant (T3-15106) on Robert Michael Stehman, 27, of Hollywood. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Driving An Uninsured Vehicle by...
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Free Class on How to Save with Coupons

Free Class on How to Save with Coupons

SAVING WITH COUPONS CLASS OFFERED Everyone loves a deal and shopping with coupons helps with securing better discounts.  But what if you don’t know how to get started with coupons? Then the “Saving with Coupons” class is just the right ticket. The “Saving with Coupons” class will explain the benefits of couponing, give a...
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SMAC High School Football Scoreboard Week 8

SMAC High School Football Scoreboard Week 8

Behind a strong defense that caused five turnovers Huntingtown (7-1) continues to drive toward the 3-A South Playoffs after a convincing 28-6 win over Westlake (6-2). The leading rusher in SMAC added 162 yards and two TD’s to his totals and Zach Piazza threw two TD passes to WR Gabe Stewart.Huntingtown is in excellent...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On October 23, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Deputy Ellis responded to a residence on Ritz Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Sonya Tamara Roberts, 41 of Lexington Park, Maryland, engaged in an argument...
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Cash Reward: Info Sought

On August 24, 2011 at 11:38 P.M,. police units responded to the area of Sell Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle striking a tree. Upon police arrival it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Deandre Agustus Hawkins, 20, of Lexington Park had suffered a fatal gunshot wound in...
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CSM Offers Free ‘Money Smart’ Workshop, Nov. 12

Tough economic times require sound financial advice, and the College of Southern Maryland is partnering with the local libraries and the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® (SMAR) to present ‘Money Smart’ educational sessions Nov. 12 at the La Plata Campus. The day will include four panels, emphasizing information on real estate and mortgages, personal...
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Disorderly Woman Arrested at Accident Scene

Disorderly Woman Arrested at Accident Scene

On Oct. 21 around 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Deputies arrived on scene of a rollover accident involving a blue Chevrolet pick-up truck at 22275 Indian Bridge Road in California, Md. Upon arrival, EMS crews were attending to a six month pregnant accident victim, while Maryland State Trooper First Class S. VanBennekum was conducting...
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