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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

The Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George’s County. The driver of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, identified as Quintin Barnes, 37, of Reisterstown, and a passenger, identified as Jasmine Jeffries, 19, of an unknown location, were pronounced deceased on the scene. A driver and passenger...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Theft Scheme Over $1,500 from Spyglass Apartments

Lexington Park Man Charged with Theft Scheme Over $1,500 from Spyglass Apartments

On Friday, May 24, 2024, police responded to the office of Spyglass Apartments in Lexington Park, for the report of an internal theft. Police met with the property manager who reported a theft by an ex-employee, who she identified as Steven Michael Ryan, 34, of Lexington Park. Ryan was previously employed as a leasing...
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La Plata Police Captain Norris Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Department

La Plata Police Captain Norris Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Department

Captain Matt Norris began his career with the La Plata Police Department in June 2009 (15 years) and currently serves as the Special Operations Division Commander. Captain Norris is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, Level 3 Crash Reconstructionist, Level II Traffic Safety Specialist, Top Gun Narcotics Investigator School graduate, an FAA licensed Drone Pilot,...
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Charles County Officers Use De-Escalation Techniques to Help Person in Distress

Charles County Officers Use De-Escalation Techniques to Help Person in Distress

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 1:45 p.m., officers received a report of a person who was making threats to harm themselves on several social media platforms. Officers were able to identify the person and locate a phone number. The officers contacted the person who continued to make statements and threatened suicide. Based on...
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Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge Residents Should Expect Bridge Closures & Use Caution

Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge Residents Should Expect Bridge Closures & Use Caution

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) is announcing upcoming construction and major repairs scheduled for the Delabrooke Bridge, located on Delabrooke Road, in Mechanicsville, from the intersection of Riverview Road north-eastward for approximately 500 ft, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024, and continuing through Thursday, July 25, 2024, between...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested and Charged with Assault and 4th Degree Sex Offense

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested and Charged with Assault and 4th Degree Sex Offense

UPDATE 7/12/2024 @ 12:30 p.m.: On July 10, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the report of an assault on two women in Lexington Park by an unknown male who also purportedly exposed himself during the incident. On July 11, new video evidence and information obtained by Deputies indicated...
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Bladensburg Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Ship Stolen Cars to West Africa

Bladensburg Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Ship Stolen Cars to West Africa

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Karim Abdul Turay, age 31, a resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland, to 51 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit transportation of stolen motor vehicles and receipt and possession of stolen motor vehicles. The sentence was announced by...
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Local Artists Sought for Mural at Cove Point Park in Lusby

Local Artists Sought for Mural at Cove Point Park in Lusby

Calvert County Parks & Recreation is seeking qualified local artists to collaborate with park staff on a large-scale mural design for the renovated basketball courts at Cove Point Park. The final design will be abstract, geometric and brightly colored, similar to those found on https://projectbackboard.org/work. Submissions should include a CV, a portfolio of previous work...
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Charles County Students Earn Awards at International Thespian Festival

Charles County Students Earn Awards at International Thespian Festival

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students in school-based theater programs recently took their skills to the International Thespian Festival at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The 28 students who attended were accompanied by five CCPS theater teachers. For the first time in seven years, students competed in the festival’s closing ceremony showcase....
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Clearway Pain Solutions Selects Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland for Newest Location

Clearway Pain Solutions Selects Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland for Newest Location

Clearway Pain Solutions, a pain management medical practice currently operating in seven states, has chosen Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland as the site of its second location in the St. Mary’s County market. The group signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 9,102 square feet of space and intends to open within...
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UPDATE: Missing La Plata Man Found Deceased

UPDATE: Missing La Plata Man Found Deceased

UPDATE: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Mr. Franchi deceased about a mile from his home on his property. There were no obvious signs of foul play and detectives were able to notify a family member. He was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Our thoughts are with his family. Thank you...
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Board of Education of Charles County Approves Redistricting Plan for Elementary Schools

Board of Education of Charles County Approves Redistricting Plan for Elementary Schools

The Board of Education of Charles County at its June 11 meeting approved an elementary school redistricting plan that will create an attendance zone for Margaret Jamieson Thornton Elementary School, set to open in August 2025. The plan also moves some students from existing school zones as a result of the redistricting process. The...
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Lexington Park Man Spends a few Hours at Detention Center on Gun Charges

Lexington Park Man Spends a few Hours at Detention Center on Gun Charges

On July 9, 2024, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office executed a search and seizure warrant on a residence in the 21000 block of Dayflower Place in Lexington Park, as part of an ongoing investigation. During the search, detectives recovered a 9MM handgun in a bedroom belonging...
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Calvert County Cooling Centers Available During Sweltering Temperatures

Calvert County Cooling Centers Available During Sweltering Temperatures

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to cool off. These sites will be open during regular hours and safe drinking water is available at each location: Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach) Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch (4100 5th...
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Avid Kayak and Shore Fisherman from Solomons Becomes Eleventh FishMaryland Master Angler

Avid Kayak and Shore Fisherman from Solomons Becomes Eleventh FishMaryland Master Angler

Eric Packard of Calvert County has earned a Master Angler Milestone Award under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) FishMaryland program. The award recognizes recreational anglers who catch ten trophy-sized fish of different species in Maryland. Packard is the eleventh Master Angler since the program began in 2019. In addition to being an...
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SHARKFEST! at Calvert Marine Museum This Saturday, July 13, 2024

SHARKFEST! at Calvert Marine Museum This Saturday, July 13, 2024

Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sharks are one of the world’s most riveting creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them....
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St. Mary’s County Public Cooling Centers Available Monday, July 8, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

St. Mary’s County Public Cooling Centers Available Monday, July 8, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

Due to the high temperatures expected this week into the weekend, St. Mary’s County Government is announcing the availability of cooling centers for the public. WHAT – For the first Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 105 expected. For the second Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 110 expected. WHERE – Portions...
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Launch of St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps

Launch of St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has partnered with Assisted Management Solutions and Data Research Group to launch the St. Mary’s County Public Health Corps. The Corps is a new opportunity for community members to develop skills in public health emergency preparedness and response, explore their interests in a public health career, and...
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Calvert County to Fine Repeat Violations for Unpermitted Signage

Calvert County to Fine Repeat Violations for Unpermitted Signage

On April 1, 2024, the Department of Public Works began removing unauthorized signs alongside county roadways. Removed signs are being stored at the Appeal Landfill, located at 401 Sweetwater Road, for two weeks; individuals and businesses may reclaim their signs for a $6 fee per sign. Any signs remaining after two weeks will be...
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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Distribution Scheduled for July 23, 2024

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Distribution Scheduled for July 23, 2024

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Aging & Human Services is pleased to announce this year’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) distribution event, set to take place at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Eligible senior participants will receive a total of $50 on...
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St. Mary’s County Continues to be Plagued by Shootings with Few Arrests Made

St. Mary’s County Continues to be Plagued by Shootings with Few Arrests Made

On July 3, 2024, police in apprehended Davione Syheme Mason, 23, of Lexington Park, on a search and seizure warrant. Mason was arrested for his role in shooting incident on June 26, 2024, in the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. According to court documents police arrived on scene and canvassed the...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested After Ripping a Soap Dispenser off Bathroom Wall at North Beach Welcome Center

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested After Ripping a Soap Dispenser off Bathroom Wall at North Beach Welcome Center

On June 24, 2024, Deputy First Class Grierson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the North Beach Welcome Center located on Bay Avenue in North Beach, for the report of a disorderly subject. The complainant advised a disorderly male was yelling at town employees and had ripped the soap dispenser off the...
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to Host Public Forum on July 23, 2024

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to Host Public Forum on July 23, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the CSMC meeting room, located on the 1st floor of the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Public Forums allow residents to speak directly to the Commissioners on topics of their...
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Board of Public Works Approves $6.3 Million for Park Improvements and Land Conservation

Board of Public Works Approves $6.3 Million for Park Improvements and Land Conservation

The Board of Public Works approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items totaling $6.3 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to improve parks and protect land with perpetual conservation easements. A total of $480,000 in Program Open Space – Local was approved for four projects including a Washington County project to provide new...
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Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Blind Site Lottery Opens July 15, 2024

Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Blind Site Lottery Opens July 15, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is again offering an online process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2024-2025 waterfowl blind site license. From July 15 through July 29 at 11:59 p.m., hunters and riparian landowners may enter the annual lottery for the opening days of blind site licensing. Hunters and riparian landowners with a...
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