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Pax River Receives Leadership Training ‘From the Fleet, for the Fleet’

Pax River Receives Leadership Training ‘From the Fleet, for the Fleet’

A group of 72 chief petty officers (CPOs) from across Naval Air Station Patuxent River gathered, Feb. 5, for Fleet CPO Training, a one-day seminar designed to re-energize individual Chiefs Messes to become more effective leaders. Conducted by two facilitators from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the training – which is interactive and geared toward group...
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Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland drivers are facing longer lines and frustrating revisits to state offices over the next year when they renew their licenses due to tougher requirements for licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law, legislators heard last week. Sixty percent of Maryland’s almost 3 million licensed drivers must submit new documentation to prove...
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CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

The CDC, NCI, and FDA released findings from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The findings include current use of seven tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, and bidi, as well as findings on use of multiple products and frequency of use. The results show that there were...
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Over 1,000 Workers Expected to Travel to Calvert County During Calvert Cliffs Refueling Outage

Over 1,000 Workers Expected to Travel to Calvert County During Calvert Cliffs Refueling Outage

Operators at Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant removed Unit 2 from service just after midnight Sunday, February 17, 2019, to begin a planned refueling outage, capping a best-ever run of 715 consecutive days of power generation. Work completed during the refueling outage will help the unit deliver zero-emission, reliable power to almost...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

A Prince George’s County man was arrested and charged early this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Vincent Herrara Paris, 23, of Suitland. He is charged with four counts of distribution...
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Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Today (and leave him some positive comments)

Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Today (and leave him some positive comments)

Frankie MacDonald is a young man from Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Canada who loves to make his own videos of weather reports for the USA and Canada. Frankie Joined YouTube on  Jun 13, 2011. Frankie also loves to get positive comments on his videos. See his “Be Prepared – the Weatherman Song” video HERE so you can leave him...
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Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire on Flat Iron Road

Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire on Flat Iron Road

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at approximately at 1:10 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department responded to Flat Iron Road, Great Mills for the report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a Ford pick up truck engulfed in flames.
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Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters at Foxchase Village Apartments in Great Mills

Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters at Foxchase Village Apartments in Great Mills

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to 45985 Foxchase Drive in Great Mills, for the reported apartment fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a three-story apartment complex with light smoke showing from a basement floor apartment staircase. Firefighters found a...
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UPDATE: Alleged Arundel Mills Mall Shooter Turns Himself Into Police

UPDATE: Alleged Arundel Mills Mall Shooter Turns Himself Into Police

UPDATE 2/19/2019: On February 19, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Jamari Marquese Hammond, of Severn turned himself in at the Western District station accompanied by his mother. He was taken into custody without incident. 2/18/2019: On February 16, 2019, at approximately 7:45 PM Anne Arundel County Police Officers were dispatched to the entrance 3 portion...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: February 18, 2019: The driver of a vehicle in a collision on Feb. 7, 2019, passed away yesterday, Feb. 17, 2019. The parents of Kyle Andrew Capps, 20 of Mechanicsville, would like to share with the public that several of his organs were successfully harvested and donated so that others may continue to...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Townhouse Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Waldorf

Townhouse Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Waldorf

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 3405 Ryon Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Units arrived on scene to find a 2-story middle of the row town-home with light smoke showing. Once inside, firefighters reported a fire in the...
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Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 29890 Chickasaw Place in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed in fire. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department put...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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La Plata Man Arrested After Being Found Drunk and Unconscious at Super Suds

La Plata Man Arrested After Being Found Drunk and Unconscious at Super Suds

On January 23, 2019, at approximately 7:00 pm, Officers from the La Plata Police Department were dispatched for the report of a black adult male who was unconscious and breathing at the La Plata Super Suds located on Crain Highway. When the officer arrived on scene, he observed a male sleeping on a laundry...
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Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

The stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam officially have names! Say hello to Chandler and Hope – named by Leslie Davies-Hilliard. Leslie proposed the names Chandler and Hope after the well-known estate in Port Tobacco, Chandler’s Hope. This estate was owned by the Chandler family, a distinguished first family in the Port...
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25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Deputy First Class John Davis of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance inside a motor vehicle. The officer was informed by the Emergency Communications Center that the vehicle was a gray Toyota Camry with extensive body damage and no rear bumper. Deputy Davis located...
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Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Southern Mayland News Net Sat down and spoke with representatives from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, they wanted to share some good news with the citizens of the Eighth Election District and surrounding Districts. They informed us that their ISO Rating has dropped again in the community. It’s all a little complicated, so...
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Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 12000 block of Swann Point Road in the area of the cemetery. Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on its side with one occupant trapped. Cobb Island, Bel Alton, and Newburg Volunteers went...
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New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

On Thursday, February 7, a faculty, staff, and student team representing the Heirloom Garden Project, a new partnership between the environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, received a grant award from the Maryland Agricultural Council during the Annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture gala in Glen Burnie,...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Suburban Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the middle of the roadway in a t-bone style collision. Three...
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One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find the two vehicles involved in front of the Great Mills Post Office,...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Tyrell Rashad Cauthern, age 30, of Fort Washington, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl, crack cocaine, and other drugs, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Judge Grimm also found that...
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Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Second District responded to 45681 Buckshot Way in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire with one injured. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story double-wide trailer with nothing evident from all sides. Firefighters secured...
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