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$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $2.85 million jackpot-winning ticket in Clinton for the Thursday, Jan. 18 drawing. The winner, who is the first player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between an estimated $2.85 million annuity (before taxes) or an estimated $2.2 million cash...
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Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, David Winters, a 22-year-0ld service technician at Winters Heating & Cooling, received a call from service administrator Kelsy Martin, 32 of Leonardtown. Martin told Winters that a man in a California residence needed immediate assistance due to a purported lack of heat at the home. Although Winters had already worked...
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$100,000 Winter Ice Multiplier Win Has Charles County Man Planning a Move

$100,000 Winter Ice Multiplier Win Has Charles County Man Planning a Move

A Charles County mechanic is ratcheting up his search for a home now that a lucky Winter Ice Multiplier scratch-off gave him a $100,000 top-prize win. The loyal Maryland Lottery player usually reinvests his scratch-off wins to purchase more games and that was what led him to select a $10 Winter Ice Multiplier game at Jimmie’s Corner in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/17/2018 is SADIE Featured Pet: Sadie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (14 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 Sadie is an 8-year-old 14-pound Poodle/Terrier Mix. She is as sweet as they...
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No Matter our Background, we can all Gift our Life Experiences

No Matter our Background, we can all Gift our Life Experiences

Mentorship does not require special training or certification, but best comes by sharing experiences and a willingness to act, according to Adrienne Somerville, President of the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation.  Somerville was recently recognized with the March of Dimes’ Public Sector Heroine Award at its 17th Annual Heroines of Washington gala. Inspired by her...
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Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Clinton Retiree Notches $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Buying tickets for the growing Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots – not scratch-offs – was on the mind of a 92-year-old Clinton man when he strolled into Clinton Crossings Exxon. When a $100 Grand scratch-off caught his eye, however, the Prince George’s County resident added the $10 instant ticket to his purchase of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets. The scratch-off drew his attention, he...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/10/2018 SAM  Featured Pet: Sam Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Sam is an older guy who marches to the beat of his own drum.  He is sweet and loves to...
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VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

It started off as a regular day of leisure for St. Mary’s County residents Nick Lane, Mitch Crowder, and Adam Forinash. The three men, each aged in their early twenties, are avid outdoorsmen, and decided to go duck hunting along the Patuxent River near the Naval Recreation Center in Solomons on Tuesday morning, January...
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Christmas Comes Late for Prince George’s County Woman with $95,243 Win

Christmas Comes Late for Prince George’s County Woman with $95,243 Win

On your mark, get set, WIN! A Capitol Heights resident watched as horses lined up at a virtual gate and listened as a trumpet signaled the start of the race prior to a big $95,243 Superfecta Racetrax win. At that point, the Racetrax fan was unaware that her life was about to drastically change. The days after Christmas...
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Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomed 1,227 hikers at more than 30 state parks this New Year’s Day as part of the annual First Day Hikes initiative. Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds....
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Lucky Horses Give Bowie Man 4th Large Racetrax Win

Lucky Horses Give Bowie Man 4th Large Racetrax Win

Once again, the 9, 10, 11 and 12 Racetrax horses produced a huge payday for Paul McDonald of Bowie. Although his new $60,828 prize isn’t quite as large as his $194,188 win last March, the loyal player was just as excited when he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The 47-year-old bought the winning ticket...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/03/17 is DUKE Featured Pet: Duke Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Shepherd Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Duke is a 1 1/2-year-old Shepherd Mix. Duke is a very friendly boy, who loves everybody. He...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

As 2017 winds down and a new year is on the horizon, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the events of the past year and look forward to 2018. Looking back at the past 12 months, several themes emerge: crime and incident response, agency-wide efforts to raise awareness, community...
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Video Visitation Now Online at St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Video Visitation Now Online at St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

On December 12, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, (SMCDRC), video visitation technology went “live” with ICSolutions  Visitor visitation system. This new technology provides family members, friends, and professionals control to schedule and conduct a visit at a time convenient for them, without having to travel to the facility. On-site visitation...
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Clinton Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Clinton Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Bonus Match 5 has another top-prize winner! For the third time in a week, a lucky player bought a $50,000 winning ticket in this daily game. The new winner found Lottery luck in the Thursday, Dec. 28 drawing with a ticket bought at Clinton Crossings Exxon located at 8915 Woodyard Road in Clinton. The two...
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Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

A bald eagle was found lying on the side of Oaks Road in Bryantown on Christmas Eve. Lt. Jeff Wood, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office who is working that night at the Sheriff’s Office , was called to help out. Lt. Wood is a shift commander and he’s also a Falconer (Bird handler...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet for 12-20-17 is SCOUT Featured Pet: Scout Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bulldog/Yellow Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scout is a happy go lucky boy looking for a family to call his own. Scout was adopted as a young...
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Charles County man wins $100,000 on Lady Luck instant ticket

Charles County man wins $100,000 on Lady Luck instant ticket

A Waldorf-area federal government retiree is whistling a snappier tune today after winning a $100,000 top prize on a Lady Luck scratch-off last weekend. The 66-year-old has played Maryland Lottery scratch-offs for several years. He prefers to pick newer instant tickets because they have more top prizes available. Last week, when he redeemed a...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following January monthly promotions and reminders: New Year, New Homes (Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Wednesday, Jan. 31) In celebration of the New Year, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for dogs to $100 and for cats to $20.18 during January. Start the year off...
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WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As the cold weather sets in, The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is in search of additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (WARM). The program provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter in St. Mary’s County. Wondering how you can make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

A Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan who took a chance on Keno landed a $10,000 prize just in time for the holidays! The St. Mary’s County resident won his holiday cash following a long day at work. After coming home, the winner and his uncle set out to visit their favorite pizza place in Lusby. They ordered...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of new initiatives to spur job creation and economic growth in Maryland and further establish the state’s leadership in key STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries. The governor was joined by Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, Wicomico...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/13/17 is Pixie Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Cattle Dog/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Pixie was found at a dumpster along with her brother. She was taken in by a rescue in Virginia. She is...
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Culinary Specialist Named Pax River’s Junior Sailor of the Year

Culinary Specialist Named Pax River’s Junior Sailor of the Year

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Iesha Jolly was named the NAS Patuxent River 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY) – not bad for someone who was certain in high school that she was joining the Army. “I was in JROTC in high school and I planned to go into the Army,” said Jolly, who...
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NAS Pax River Names Senior Sailor of the Year

NAS Pax River Names Senior Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 1st Class John Kurack was named the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River 2017 Senior Sailor of the Year due to his deckplate leadership and commitment to excellence for both Pax River and the Search and Rescue (SAR) division. As the Leading Petty Officer for SAR, Kurack leads and mentors...
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