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United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

After weeks of political posturing and debate, Congress failed to come to an agreement on a spending bill by the January 20, 2018 midnight deadline, resulting in non-essential government services shutting down effective immediately. A stopgap bill that passed the House would have avoided a government shutdown, but it failed to gain traction in...
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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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Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

From kindergarten to graduate school, education clearly is Gov. Larry Hogan’s priority in this election year. The proof is spelled out in his administration’s $44.4 billion operating budget for FY 2019 delivered to the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday. To the chagrin of health professionals and advocacy groups, new funding for Maryland’s opioid “state of...
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Mercury Astronauts Mural Removed for Conservation Prior to Pax River O-Club Demolition

Mercury Astronauts Mural Removed for Conservation Prior to Pax River O-Club Demolition

Preserving a piece of NAS Patuxent River’s history, conservators removed a 12-by-20 mural of astronauts Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter and John Glenn from the wall above the doorway of the abandoned Officers Club – or O-Club – located at Pax River on Cedar Point Road across the street from the Chesapeake Bay....
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement following Amazon’s announcement that Montgomery County has been selected as a potential site for its second headquarters: “This is tremendous news for Montgomery County, our entire state, and further proof that Maryland is truly open for business. Maryland put forward an extremely strong group of sites...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Arrest Suspect in Beltsville Sexual Assault

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Arrest Suspect in Beltsville Sexual Assault

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a sexual assault in Beltsville in December of 2017. The suspect is 25-year-old Jose Gomez-Portillo of the 2000 block of W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore. At the time of the assault, the suspect lived in the same area as the...
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John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Senior Deputy Fire Marshal John A. Nelson was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal. Deputy Chief Nelson, started his career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in 2004. Nelson has been assigned to the Southern Regional Office since being hired. In 2008 he...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Critically Missing Person – Clements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Critically Missing Person – Clements

Crystal Lynn Magtutu, age 30, of Clements, has been reported as a missing person. At this time the missing person is considered critically missing.  Magtutu has blonde hair and blue eyes; she is 5’6” in height, and weighs 170lbs. The missing person is possibly armed with a handgun and operating a green 2001 Chevrolet...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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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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NAWCAD Commander’s Awards Honor Excellence in Work for the Warfighter

NAWCAD Commander’s Awards Honor Excellence in Work for the Warfighter

Technical advancements and achievements from across the Command were recognized at the 17th Annual Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s and Innovation Awards ceremony at the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building, Patuxent (Pax) River in December. “These awards today are but a small sample of your great work for the warfighter,” began...
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Clinton Woman Wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Theft and Burglary Charges

Clinton Woman Wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Theft and Burglary Charges

Diamond Djenne Owens, 18, of Clinton, Maryland, is currently wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for the following charges: Burglary Theft Diamond Djenne Ownes, is possibly staying in the Lexington Park area. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Diamond Djenne Owens, is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200...
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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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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Identity of Vandalism Suspects

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

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On January 9, 2018, the suspects drove onto the County Lakes Athletic Field causing damage to the field and a sign.  The athletic field is located at the intersection of Asher Road and Cox Drive in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Anyone with...
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Man Known as “Jay” Wanted by Police for Stealing Donations Intended for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Man Known as “Jay” Wanted by Police for Stealing Donations Intended for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On September 6, 2017, five suspects entered the Chick-fil-A Restaurant, located in California, and removed a large water jug the establishment was using to collect monetary donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. The suspects were last seen leaving in a light...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will operate on a two hour delay for students. This includes full day Head Start. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. Normal schedule for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All...
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SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

During the January 3, 2018 meeting of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), Chairman Yates Clagett, SMADC Director Shelby Watson-Hampton and Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Executive Director John Hartline, presented checks totaling $125,000.00, to four regional entities for agricultural enhancement projects. Representatives from Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles’...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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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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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

On January 15, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1), the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, passed by the Maryland General Assembly over the governor’s veto. As stipulated in the Maryland Constitution under Article...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/15/2018 to 1/19/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/15/2018 to 1/19/2018

During the week of January, 15 to January 19, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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College Park Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Records from The National Archives

College Park Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Records from The National Archives

Antonin DeHays, 33, of College Park, pleaded guilty today to theft of government property stemming from the theft of government records from the National Archives and Records Administration. The plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Jason Metrick of...
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Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering another opportunity for hunters this winter. Winter turkey hunting season runs Jan. 18-20 statewide, giving hunters that did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance. The department established the winter season in 2015 in an effort to increase turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other...
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Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Baltimore-based developer Klein Enterprises announced today that national chains Starbucks, Batteries Plus and Panda Express have signed leases at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California, MD. The anchor tenant, Harris Teeter, is set to open this month on January 24th. Klein previously announced that Bay Country Liquors, Café Rio, Great Clips, Mod Pizza and Nail...
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