More News

Bethesda Man Arrested After Taking “Magic Mushrooms” at Point Lookout State Park

Bethesda Man Arrested After Taking “Magic Mushrooms” at Point Lookout State Park

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officer L Santerre of the Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to Point Lookout State Park, in Scotland for a check the welfare call. The officer made contact with Mitchell P. Goheen, 27, of Bethesda, who was walking around the public beach of the state park....
Read More »

Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from  St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Waverley Manson, Exalted Ruler of St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 and Dolly Broom, Past Exalted Ruler and ENF Committee Chair announced the awarding of a grant of $4,500 to Greenwell Foundation Board member Anita Laird at a celebration at the Elks Lodge last week. “This wonderful gift will help to underwrite Greenwell’s Field...
Read More »

UPDATE: House Fire in Bryans Road Deemed Accidental Due to Electrical Event

UPDATE: House Fire in Bryans Road Deemed Accidental Due to Electrical Event

UPDATE: On June 12, 2019, at approximately 11:58 a.m., firefighters from Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding companies responded to 394 Lox Street, Indian Head, for the reported house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the second floor. The fire was placed...
Read More »

UPDATE: Vacant House Fire in Hughesville Deemed Accidental Due to Carpenter Fan Left on

UPDATE: Vacant House Fire in Hughesville Deemed Accidental Due to Carpenter Fan Left on

UPDATE: On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., firefighters from the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to 6120 Openfield Place in Hughesville, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the basement, with extensions to the...
Read More »

VIDEO: State Police Worked Crime Suppression Initiative in Lexington Park

VIDEO: State Police Worked Crime Suppression Initiative in Lexington Park

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack and investigators from the Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit and MSP K-9 team worked a crime suppression initiative in Lexington Park. The initiative focused on Lexington Park due to a recent increase in criminal activity and was supported by the Governor’s Office of...
Read More »

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Suspects Throwing Bricks at Cars in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Suspects Throwing Bricks at Cars in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with throwing bricks at two, possibly three cars on the morning of Thursday, June 20, 2019. A preliminary investigation showed unknown suspect(s) threw bricks and or pieces of concrete at motorists traveling on...
Read More »

VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood

VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood

A black bear, which a state wildlife expert says appears to be male and a little over a year old, was captured on a home security video walking through a Waldorf neighborhood on Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Jane Burgess, the wildlife technician with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, says...
Read More »

Lexington Park Woman Charged with Assault After Striking Ex-Boyfriend with Car Several Times

Lexington Park Woman Charged with Assault After Striking Ex-Boyfriend with Car Several Times

On Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Cpl. Alvin Beishline from the St. May’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Liberty Street in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. Shonita Nicole Somerville, 38 of Lexington Park, was located in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Landing and the victim was located...
Read More »

Single Vehicle Into Pole in Lexington Park Sends Three to Hospital

Single Vehicle Into Pole in Lexington Park Sends Three to Hospital

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Kessler Way in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a pole. Two children and one adult patient were...
Read More »

Elderly Male Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Elderly Male Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one person unresponsive. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle into multiple traffic road signs and on the median in...
Read More »

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rolls Over in Great Mills

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rolls Over in Great Mills

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at approximately 7:50 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Flat Iron Road and Fairfax Lane in Great Mills, for the reported single vehicle rollover with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle in the roadway on its roof with both occupants...
Read More »

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in size to traditional metal plates but have an electronic display....
Read More »

Critical Missing Person in Charles County Found Safe and Unharmed

Critical Missing Person in Charles County Found Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE 6/19/2019: On June 19 at 1:30 a.m., Ms. Taylor was found at a friend’s house she is safe and unharmed. Thank you! 6/18/2019: On June 18, 2019, during the early morning hours, Celestine Taylor, 70, was last seen leaving the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. Family members reported...
Read More »

7-Eleven in Waldorf Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

7-Eleven in Waldorf Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

As we start the week, we’re looking for another Bonus Match 5 winner. If you bought a ticket in Waldorf for the Saturday, June 15 drawing, you may be our latest $50,000 top-prize winner! The 7-Eleven store located at 1065 St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf sold the winning ticket, which carries the winning numbers of 1,...
Read More »

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in the unincorporated section of Bowie. The victim is 14-year-old Kamal Nashid of Goodloes Promise Drive in Bowie. On June 15th, at approximately 1:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Church Road and Fairview Vista Drive for...
Read More »

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Student Debt Repayment Plan

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Student Debt Repayment Plan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of SmartWork, an important component of the administration’s overall college affordability and student debt relief package. The governor introduced SmartWork in 2018 as part of a comprehensive series of initiatives to make a college education more affordable and provide relief to Marylanders burdened by student debt. The SmartWork component for...
Read More »

St. Mary’s Citizens Reminded to Beware of Jury Duty Scams

St. Mary’s Citizens Reminded to Beware of Jury Duty Scams

Citizens are reminded that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will not call or mail residents seeking cash or gift cards. This week, a victim received a telephone call in which the scammer claimed to be from the Sheriff’s Office, advising that the victim missed jury duty and had a warrant out for their...
Read More »

Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest

Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest

On June 22, from 12 pm to 6 pm, Historic St. Mary’s City will be hosting the 9th annual BeerFest! The outdoor festival has a full day planned, including special tours of the Van Sweringen #39;s Inn exhibit, beer making demonstrations, a children's activity tent, and learning opportunities with museum staff. Live music will...
Read More »

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Offers Special Public Open Houses

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Offers Special Public Open Houses

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering special Open Houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, MD, during Juneteenth Weekend, June 15 and 16, 2019. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African-American schoolhouses, and...
Read More »

Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

The following letter to the editor was submitted to SMNEWSNET.COM. Letter to the Editor: The group called: Southern MD area Secular Humanist (SMASH) are sponsoring an event of teaching young boys how to be “Drag Queens” on this coming June 23, 2019, at 2:00pm, starting with their so called “Story Hour” which gives the...
Read More »

One Patient Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Hollywood

One Patient Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Hollywood

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue responded to the area of Hollywood Road and Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one subject trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one...
Read More »

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Waldorf

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 11:55 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 4666 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on scene and reported a single vehicle off the roadway and into a pole, with one subject inside with...
Read More »

Two Patients Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Two Patients Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Tower Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. Two patients were transported to...
Read More »

Impulse Buy Turns Routine Friday Night into $50,000 Home Run For Mechanicsville Grandmother

Impulse Buy Turns Routine Friday Night into $50,000 Home Run For Mechanicsville Grandmother

A Mechanicsville grandmother of one who usually plays Maryland Lottery games only on paydays made an impulse buy and hit a $50,000 home run. “Every two weeks, right after I get paid, my husband and I usually go shopping for groceries and then I buy a couple of Lottery tickets,” said the “Lucky Winner.”...
Read More »

VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Ridge Under Investigation

VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Ridge Under Investigation

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at approximately 6:25 p.m., firefighters from Ridge Volunteer Fire Department told dispatchers a trailer across the street from the firehouse was on fire. At approximately 6:28 p.m., Firefighters from Ridge, Bay District, NAS Webster Field, Valley Lee, and 7th District responded to 13820 Point Lookout Road and Howard Way...
Read More »