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State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 3:25 p.m., firefighters from Charles County and St. Mary’s County responded to 15055 Oaks Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported structure on fire threatening other structures. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached 30 x 30 garage filled engulfed in flames with extensions into...
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Commissioners Approve State Capital Improvements Program for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Commissioners Approve State Capital Improvements Program for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County voted unanimously to authorize Commissioner President Randy Guy to sign a letter of support for an increase of $8,167,000 to the St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) FY2022 – FY2027 State Capital Improvement Program during their regular meeting Tuesday. Sept. 22. This funding is for the improve school...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at about 12:45 am, three individuals entered private property at the 40300 block of Waterview Drive in Mechanicsville and destroyed personal property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects...
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Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have approved a $10,000 Police Recruitment and Retention Grant, allowing the Sheriff’s Office to continue recruitment, education, and retention efforts. Through this grant, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will pay for advertisements targeting audiences to increase their physical and virtual presence wherever potential applicants can be found....
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Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to 2019 Bank Robbery After Stealing $202

Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to 2019 Bank Robbery After Stealing $202

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Interim Chief Hector Velez of the Prince George’s County Police Department. According to the statement of facts in the Government’s...
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Historic Sotterley Hosting Riverside Community Marketplace and Fall Farm Day on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2020

Historic Sotterley Hosting Riverside Community Marketplace and Fall Farm Day on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2020

Historic Sotterley is holding the Riverside Community Marketplace & Fall Farm Day on October 3rd and 4th to celebrate and support our local businesses during these challenging times while also providing a range of family-friendly activities and demos. Two full days of fun and experiences will showcase much of what makes Southern Maryland special. ...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Several weeks ago, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) began the ‘20-’21 school year on a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online schooling has changed the way many programs are running. Sports programs and clubs have been modified, postponed or even cancelled. For the CCSO, it meant we were unable to kick off...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons, Criminal Citations, and Juvenile Apprehensions Made in August and September of 2020

Criminal Summons Served 08/01/20- Barbara Ann Trossbach, age 58 of California- Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana by Cpl. Worrey #152. CASE# 14908-20 08/02/20- Korrie Lynn Newcomb, age 40 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. Westphal# 337. CASE# 47719-20 08/03/20- Gloria Elizabeth Burch, age 44 of Bushwood- Littering and Trespass: Private Property by DFC. Holdsworth# 305....
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Two Subjects Rescued After Canoe Overturns in the Potomac River

Two Subjects Rescued After Canoe Overturns in the Potomac River

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 10:26 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to Potomac River in the area of Morgantown Road in Newburg, for a reported overturned canoe with two subjects in the water. The water rescue assignment was immediately dispatched bringing Newburg, Cobb Island, Tenth District Volunteer Boat and the Charles...
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Jeff Clements Receives Promotion to Chief of Charles County 911

Jeff Clements Receives Promotion to Chief of Charles County 911

On September 17, 2020, Chief Clements released the following statement. Two weeks ago I asked if I could have a prayer or positive thought of support as I was about to interview for a job that I’ve waited a long time for. I was overwhelmed at the amount of support I received from that...
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VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Pegg Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Ford Fusion and STS bus in the...
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VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 7:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One...
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Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) and Chaneyville Road in Owings, for the motor vehicle collision with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find six vehicles involved in the collision with one subject...
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Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels...
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Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert Hospice received a generous donation of $10,000 from the 17th annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic held on July 24. The golf tournament was started 17 years ago by Michael’s widow, Teresa Schrodel, and one of his fraternity brothers, Eric Dorman, benefiting Calvert Hospice and a scholarship at Frostburg State University in Michael’s...
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St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools are now equipped with Lightning Detection Equipment at each of our three high schools. The lightning detection equipment includes an alert siren and visual strobe. When lightning is detected within 10 miles of each high school campus the alert siren and visual strobe will activate. After 30 minutes...
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Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

As a reminder, we have withdrawn our Speed Camera Program from schools that are not open and or those that are not being used for critical operations. The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially...
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Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generator – Dual Fuel Portable Generators Hazard: The recalled portable generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 16, 2020 Units: About 7,500 Consumer Contact: MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com,...
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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Serology Testing Study For Maryland Firefighters

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Serology Testing Study For Maryland Firefighters

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that state health officials are conducting a COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. This initiative, currently active in seven jurisdictions, is a key part of the Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) ongoing statewide COVID-19 antibody study to determine how many Marylanders have been...
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Former Charles County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

Former Charles County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

SMSgt Guy Yesse (Retired) April 4, 1987 – July 1, 2020. Due to COVID, it took some time and great support from the NYS HQ and my family but we were able to have the retirement ceremony on September 13, 2020. “I am very proud to have served 33 years, but it’s the love...
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Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Charles County That Injures Five and Sends One to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Charles County That Injures Five and Sends One to Trauma Center

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Port Tobacco Road in the area of Aurelia Place in Port Tobacco, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with subjects trapped and one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in...
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Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

The Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, and Delegate Brian Crosby (D-St. Mary’s), released the statement below following the revelation that St. Mary’s County will only have a single early voting location. This is voter suppression, plain and simple,” said Chair Yvette Lewis, and Del. Brian Crosby. “Voting is the fundamental principle of democracy;...
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Maryland Woman Becomes First on the East Coast to be Treated with ZAP-X, a New Non-Surgical Cancer-Fighting Radiation Therapy

Maryland Woman Becomes First on the East Coast to be Treated with ZAP-X, a New Non-Surgical Cancer-Fighting Radiation Therapy

A Maryland woman has become the first patient on the East Coast of the United States to receive treatment with a new, non-surgical radiation therapy for brain tumors. Zap-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™ is now available at the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute (MGCI) at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. “For many primary and metastatic brain tumors,...
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Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced a Halloween event scheduled for Saturday, October 24th from 1PM through 5PM at Regency Furniture Stadium. The event will follow social distancing guidelines and will feature trick or treating, Disney’s Coco, as well as a Pumpkin Patch and pumpkin painting. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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