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Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington Park, on a warrant for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Plater is a black male with brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 200 lbs. Anyone with information about...
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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

A popular attraction is returning this Halloween. The Magic Tunnel Car Wash located at 410 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 will transform into a Magic Tunnel of Terror from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday, October 28th through Saturday, October 30th, and 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 31st. The...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:49 p.m., the suspect left the Sheetz convenience store in Great Mills with several items of merchandise that he did not pay for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Casey Hill at 301-475-4200, ext. 78112 or email...
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Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Maryland men were sentenced today to decades in prison for first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Nyekemia Everett, 36, of Greenbelt, was...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened their meeting by presenting  Proclamations in recognition of White Cane Day, Red Ribbon Week – Young Marines, Red Ribbon Week – Health Department and Economic Development Week. The Commissioners then convened...
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Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a student at Old Mill High School notified the administration and the SRO (School Resource Officer) that they may have seen a student armed with a gun a few hours prior. Officers and administration immediately began an investigation and identified the person of interest. A...
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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ridge Road, in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival police learned that a male victim had been stabbed multiple times by his girlfriend, who was later identified as Kimberly Renee Freeman, 31,...
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65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

On October 7, 2021, the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust acquired a conservation easement on a 65.88-acre property in the Mechanicsville, Md., area owned by Nellie Catherine Kurzmann. The transaction was made possible by funds provided by the Rural Legacy Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which will co-hold the easement with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Systems Administrator Retires After More Than 31 Years of Service

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Systems Administrator Retires After More Than 31 Years of Service

Bob Johnston, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Systems Administrator, retired today, Oct. 18, 2021, after more than 31 years of dedicated and professional service. His peers and coworkers wished him well last week as he moves into the next chapter of his life with a defense contractor. “We appreciate you very much,” Sheriff...
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Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland – An online virtual fundraiser for the St. Mary’s Helping Hands Food Pantry

Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland – An online virtual fundraiser for the St. Mary’s Helping Hands Food Pantry

With the confusion to hold indoor events vs outdoor events; then how about an “online-Live-virtual” event. With so many local Bluegrass fans wanting to see some of the local bands performing together again, we have decided to hold a virtual event. The “Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland” will be a fundraiser and food drive...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police” $120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses $20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives $10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders Governor Larry Hogan today announced...
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VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE 10/14/2021: Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the car and the suspect(s) seen in a surveillance video shooting into a business, critically injuring a 12-year-old child Friday evening in Capitol Heights. She remains hospitalized in critical condition. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in this case. The...
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Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County tonight approved a plan put forth by Superintendent George Arlotto requesting more than $7.4 million in a recurring supplemental operating budget request from the Anne Arundel County Government for funds sufficient for Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ school transportation contractors to provide every one of their...
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Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

The Board of Education of Charles County met Oct. 12, 2021, for its regular meeting. A complete meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at ccboe.com, and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/featured. Important meeting updates COVID-19 update Superintendent Maria Navarro and Charles County...
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Department of Recreation & Parks Seeking Public Input for Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

Department of Recreation & Parks Seeking Public Input for Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

The St. Mary’s County, Recreation and Parks Department is developing an updated Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP). Residents, business owners, special interest groups, and other interested parties should attend and participate in a Public Forum on this topic, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The LPPRP will examine existing...
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Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, 42, of CaliforniaUPDATE 10/14/2021: Wooldridge, now 42, is prohibited from owning or processing firearms due to a second degree murder conviction in 1997. On June 17, 1996, Jason Aaron Jensen, along with Brian Wooldridge, Jean Nance, and Rachel Whitman, met up with Adrian Pilkington, the victim, at a McDonald’s restaurant in...
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National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

The Department of Emergency Services will be hosting an online SKYWARN® – Basics training Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are interested in weather and would like to help the local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing data on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites,...
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SUBMITTED ARTICLE: How One Southern Maryland Man Turned His Life Around

SUBMITTED ARTICLE: How One Southern Maryland Man Turned His Life Around

Southern Maryland Newsnet is always looking for good news to share with our readers. The following article was submitted to us on behalf of Elijah Holmes Sr., and we were asked to pass it along to our readers and deliver his message that consistency is key, he turned my life around and so could...
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Prince George’s County Police Chief Announces New Assistant Chief

Prince George’s County Police Chief Announces New Assistant Chief

Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz announced that Chief Vernon Hale III of Galveston, Texas will be the new Assistant Chief of Police for the Prince George’s County Police Department. “After working with Chief Hale for 26 years in Dallas before his departure to the City of Galveston, I am looking forward to...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for August 2021

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for August 2021

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper Cole Riggs as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Months for August 2021. Tpr. Riggs continues to demonstrate a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He is consistently conscientious in the performance of his duties and is...
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Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On October 8 at 11:11 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a a Mercedes sedan in the area of Gallery Place. Upon approaching the car, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. The driver and passenger exited the car at which time officers observed a handgun in...
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