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Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 22:34 p.m., Northern and Eastern District Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on westbound Route 100 near the Route 10 interchange. This crash was witnessed by an off-duty officer who observed the vehicle travelling westbound Rt. 100 west prior to the Rt. 10 interchange at excessive speeds...
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Christopher J. Gadway Sworn in As Calvert County Commissioner

Christopher J. Gadway Sworn in As Calvert County Commissioner

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a swearing-in ceremony today, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for new board member Christopher J. Gadway. Gadway was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to replace former Commissioner Thomas “Tim” Hutchins as the District 2 representative for the remainder of his term. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Adds the Federal Bureau of Investigation to List of Partners

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Adds the Federal Bureau of Investigation to List of Partners

UPDATE 7/27/2021: Sheriff Tim Cameron is pleased to welcome the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a collaborative community partner in the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force. “FBI Baltimore is proud to partner with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and assist the Youth Gun Violence Task Force that...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Great Mills

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Great Mills

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police responded to the 45000 block of Chancellors Run Court in Great Mills, for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived in the area and found shell casings in the roadway. No victim was found, however, a short time later, police responded to the MedStar...
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Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Nyekemia Everett, 35, of Greenbelt, Md., and Malik Hewitt, 41, of Capitol Heights, Md., have been found guilty of first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Following approval of the Consent Agenda, the Commissioners recognized Tom Hodges Auto Sales with a Proclamation for 31 years of service. The Commissioners also recognized several local black-owned businesses with a Proclamation for...
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Local Public Health Advisory: Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Local Public Health Advisory: Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Ongoing surveillance of local COVID-19 data by the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has shown a recent increase in several key indicators, including: Total cases of COVID-19 in St. Mary’s County residents: 7,536 (+85 in past 7 days) Number of Breakthrough Cases: 63 (+19 in the past 7 days, 43% increase) Identified Variants...
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Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of 8564 Barry’s Hill Road in Accokeek, for the reported vehicle fire. Four firefighters from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a Ford Explorer Sport Trac fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished...
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Story courtesy of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department / PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian at Maryland International Raceway

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 11:55 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian with one patient unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find two victims on the...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After 170 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After 170 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported high speed collision involving a motorcycle. The 911 caller/EMT on the scene requested a helicopter for an adult male after an approximately 170...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 61-year-old male with minor injuries. The operator of the...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

For 20 years, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has supported students in the Southern Maryland region by providing scholarships to individuals pursing degrees in health care. Since 2001, 169 students have received support through this program. For 2021, six area students were awarded $132,000 in scholarships to help them continue their journey to become the...
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August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

Summer is getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum? Visit our new exhibit, Sharks! Sink Your Teeth In! and explore the diversity of the west Atlantic’s cartilaginous fish, past and present. Beat the heat with a scenic river cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison or take an afternoon sail...
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Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Historic Sotterley’s Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting returns for Summer 2021! This popular event is back and offers something for everyone: an incredible selection of craft beer, live music from Unfinished Business, artisan vendors, lawn games, and food truck vendors offering everything from nachos to jerk chicken. We even have wine for purchase...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in the early morning of July 23, 2021, in Prince George’s County. At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) at Mulberry Street in Laurel, for a report of a pedestrian...
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New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by...
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Valley Lee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Life Member Joe Slade Inducted Into Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

Valley Lee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Life Member Joe Slade Inducted Into Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

The officers and members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. are proud to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph V. Slade for induction into the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame for 2021. Joe Slade joined the Department in 1969. Mr. Slade has been an active member...
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Calvert County Department of Economic Development Seeking Citizen Feedback on New Three-Year Strategic Plan

Calvert County Department of Economic Development Seeking Citizen Feedback on New Three-Year Strategic Plan

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development, through the Economic Development Advisory Commission, is seeking citizen feedback on a newly drafted three-year strategic plan. The 2021-2024 Calvert County Economic Development Strategic Plan aims to provide the Department of Economic Development and other economic development stakeholders with practical goals and strategies that build upon the...
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Calvert County Fall Sports Registration Now Open to County Residents

Calvert County Fall Sports Registration Now Open to County Residents

Stay active this fall with sports offered through the Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation. Hit the field for soccer or youth field hockey, or grab a group of friends and sign up for co-rec softball. Youth Soccer Separate soccer divisions are offered for boys and girls in pre-K through grade 12. Cost...
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One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

Homicide Unit detectives are working to make an arrest in a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Adelphi. The victim is 21-year-old Juan Agudelo Maldonado of Lanham. Four additional victims were also shot in this incident. They are all adult males. Three of the victims remain hospitalized, the fourth was treated and released. Preliminarily,...
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Fox Tests Positive for Rabies in Lexington Park

Fox Tests Positive for Rabies in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) reports that a fox captured near Hilton Drive in the Lexington Park area has tested positive for rabies. The test results were confirmed by the State’s laboratory at the Maryland Department of Health in Baltimore. The fox may have exposed a feral cat population in the area...
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Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

According to new data from state transportation officials, traffic on Maryland roads and highways has begun to approach and exceed pre-pandemic levels. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic...
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Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Larry Hogan today announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved...
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