Fire & Rescue

Hundreds in Piney Point Without Power After Single Vehicle Collision Takes Out Utility Pole

Hundreds in Piney Point Without Power After Single Vehicle Collision Takes Out Utility Pole

On Friday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area Piney Point Road and Denton Road in Piney Point, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility...
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State Fire Marshal investigating Abandoned House Fire in Valley Lee, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal investigating Abandoned House Fire in Valley Lee, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 12:38 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to 45357 Drayden Road in Valley Lee, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke and fire showing from an abandoned 1-story residence. Firefighters extinguished the...
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Woman Flown to Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Own Vehicle in Sunderland

Woman Flown to Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Own Vehicle in Sunderland

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 2:47 p.m., police, fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 1300 block of Trouble Lane in Sunderland, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported she was ran over by her own vehicle when she got out of it. Crews arrived on...
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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Waldorf Man who Killed Westlake High School Student Apprehended In North Carolina

UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Waldorf Man who Killed Westlake High School Student Apprehended In North Carolina

UPDATE 1/18/2023: On January 18, 2023, Elijah Bernard Barnes, 18, of Waldorf, was arrested by detectives with the Rocky Mount Police Department in North Carolina in connection with the murder of Rajon Lateef Jackson, III, 17, who was shot and killed last week in Waldorf. Jackson, a Westlake High School student, was walking home...
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Calvert County Volunteer Fire Rescue EMS Association Memorial Fund Donation

Calvert County Volunteer Fire Rescue EMS Association Memorial Fund Donation

On Friday, January 6, 2023, the Calvert Elks #2620 presented officers from the Calvert County Volunteer Fire, Rescue & EMS Association a check for their Memorial Fund in the amount of $8,133 from their recent golf tournament. We would like to thank them for their time and efforts in preparing and hosting the fundraiser...
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Wes Moore Sworn in As Maryland’s First Black Governor

Wes Moore Sworn in As Maryland’s First Black Governor

Wes Moore made history on January 18, 2023. Moore becomes Maryland’s first black Governor and only the 3rd ever elected in U.S. history. Moore was sworn in, taking the oath of office using Bibles once owned by his grandfather and Frederick Douglass. Moore’s speech can be viewed below. Former Governor Larry Hogan released a...
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No Injuries Reported After Tanker Truck Leaking CO2 Causes Evacuations in Indian Head

No Injuries Reported After Tanker Truck Leaking CO2 Causes Evacuations in Indian Head

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 4090 Lower Wharf Road in Indian Head, for a hazardous materials emergency. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a Roberts Oxygen Truck with 6,000 Gallons of CO2 actively venting/leaking from a broken line from...
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Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Chief Steve Shifflett

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Chief Steve Shifflett

It is with great sadness and extremely heavy hearts that the Officers and Members of the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department & Auxiliary announce the passing of Past Chief Steve Shifflett. He passed on Friday January 13th, 2023. Steve joined our department on February 5, 2002 and dedicated many hours of volunteer...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Building in Hollywood

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Building in Hollywood

On Sunday January 15, 2023, at approximately 6:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Papa John’s located at 25741 Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving the structure. 12 volunteers from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene to find a 1-story strip...
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Charles County Man and Washington D.C. Man Charged with Capital Murder After Woman is Shot and Killed Near University of Alabama

Charles County Man and Washington D.C. Man Charged with Capital Murder After Woman is Shot and Killed Near University of Alabama

On Sunday morning, January 15, 2023, at approximately 1:45 a.m., the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department responded to the area of University Boulevard, for reported shooting. Police released the following information. The victims vehicle was shot at in the area of Grace Street and University Boulevard. The victim drove...
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Grief Support Groups Available for Free – First Responders Save Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge

Grief Support Groups Available for Free – First Responders Save Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge

Please, if you or anyone you know is battling depression and are considering suicide, reach out to someone. You are not in this alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741741, which is the Crisis Text Line. Both services are free and available 24 hours a...
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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Birth of 2023!

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Birth of 2023!

UM Charles Regional Medical Center’s first birth of 2023 was Harper Derrick Jackson, who was born to Diamond and Mike Jackson of White Plains at 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. While he was late as a first baby of the new year at the hospital, his birth was two weeks early, according to...
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Firefighters Respond to Back to Back Serious Motor Vehicle Collisions in Leonardtown in Under 40 Minutes

Firefighters Respond to Back to Back Serious Motor Vehicle Collisions in Leonardtown in Under 40 Minutes

On Friday, January 13, 2023, at approximately 1:13 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Newtowne Neck Road and No Name Lane in Leonardtown, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped and unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Murder at Largo Gas Station During Carjacking

Prince George’s County Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Murder at Largo Gas Station During Carjacking

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a 17-year-old male from Upper Marlboro in connection with a fatal shooting at a gas station in Largo in December. The suspect is charged as an adult. He was taken into custody on Wednesday by the PGPD’s Fugitive Unit. On December 19, 2022,...
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NAVSUP Pax Fuels Sailor Provides Life Saving Assistance in Lexington Park

NAVSUP Pax Fuels Sailor Provides Life Saving Assistance in Lexington Park

A member of Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Pax River Fuels Division assisted in the saving of a life Jan. 3 in Lexington Park when a library patron suddenly lost consciousness. Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 1st Class Charles Osei Yeboah was in the St. Mary’s County Library Lexington Park Branch...
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MedStar Health Welcomes Two New Cardiology Specialists to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

MedStar Health Welcomes Two New Cardiology Specialists to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Clinton, MD (January 12, 2023) – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center recently welcomed two new MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute specialists to enhance cardiac services and care to patients throughout the southern Maryland region: Rania Kaoukis, MD, advanced heart failure specialist, and Nardos Temesgen, MD, interventional cardiologist. Access to Advanced Heart Failure Management Rania...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Announces Strategic Restructure

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Announces Strategic Restructure

St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) has announced a strategic reorganization of the Department of Emergency Services, to include key leadership changes. “The Department of Emergency Services has seen tremendous growth in the past year,” said David Weiskopf, Interim County Administrator at SMCG. “The expansion of this department to include career emergency medical service (EMS)...
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MDOT MVA Announce Grant Applications Now Being Accepted to Help Reduce Injuries and Fatalities on Maryland Highways

MDOT MVA Announce Grant Applications Now Being Accepted to Help Reduce Injuries and Fatalities on Maryland Highways

GLEN BURNIE, MD (January 9, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is accepting grant applications for traffic safety programs and projects that can help reduce crashes, deaths and injuries on Maryland roadways. Now through February 24, applicants are invited to submit grant requests for programs...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Man Released by Mexico Police After Girlfriends Death in Cancún is Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Man Released by Mexico Police After Girlfriends Death in Cancún is Ruled Accidental

UPDATE 1/10/2023: Although Aufderheide was arrested by Mexican authorities and held during their investigation, he was later released after the investigation determined that the victim, Leah Pearse fell from the balcony after attempting to climb to the third floor and ruled her death accidental. The family of the victim released the following. “Leah “Lee”...
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Delays Expected in Leonardtown After Cement Truck Overturns, Minor Injuries Reported

Delays Expected in Leonardtown After Cement Truck Overturns, Minor Injuries Reported

On Monday, January 9, 2023, at approximately 7:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Dollar General located at 21907 Budds Creek Road and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving an overturned cement truck. Crews arrived on the scene to find the vehicle...
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No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys Home in Abell, State Fire Marshal Investigating

No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys Home in Abell, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, at approximately 9:39 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District and Valley Lee responded to 38730 Dickerson Road in Abell, for the reported house on fire. Seventh District VFD Chief 5 arrived and located a single story home with fire showing from multiple sides of the...
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UPDATE 1/18/2023: Criminal Indictment Filed Against Prince George’s County Man Who Shot Calvert Deputy

UPDATE 1/18/2023: Criminal Indictment Filed Against Prince George’s County Man Who Shot Calvert Deputy

1/18/2023: A criminal indictment was filed today, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 against Brandon Alexander Turner, age 21 of Greenbelt, MD. Turner is facing the current charges. Three counts of Attempted Murder – First Degree Three counts of Attempted Murder – Second Degree Three counts of Assault First Degree Two counts of Assault Second Degree...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Two Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Two Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, at approximately 2:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 18783 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a rear-end style collision with one injured. EMS transported...
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Huntingtown Man Charged with Impaired Driving After Causing Six Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

Huntingtown Man Charged with Impaired Driving After Causing Six Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Monday, January 2, 2023, at approximately 5:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Golden Beach Road and Dogwood Circle in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. 911 callers reported at least five or six vehicles involved and found the operator of a Chevrolet...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life for First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life for First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE 1/4/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Mikayle Tahed Qawwee, 21, to life in prison for the First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a...
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