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Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Sunday, October 29 from  12 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a day of “American Muscle”! The museum will be hosting a car show with the cars integrated with the aircraft on the flightline. Registration is open to anyone. Museum members are $15 and non-members are $20 to...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

On October 16, 2017, inmate David Logan Scopin, 32 of Waldorf, left a treatment facility, in violation of his pre-trial commitment. Scopin, was last seen operating a black 2003, Pontiac Sunbird. Scopin’s last known address is in Waldorf, and he also has family in Baltimore. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det....
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos, age 17, was last seen in the Great Mills area. The missing juvenile is 5’8 and weighs 125lbs. At this time no critical factors are known, and Paniagua-Castellanos may be traveling to Georgia, where he has family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Hulse at (301) 475-4200 ext *1996...
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Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

An astonishing weekend left retired short-haul trucker William Franklin short of words except where it counted – on his Maryland Lottery Deluxe Crossword scratch-off. That’s because the 67-year-old Waldorf resident’s game contained six red words and delivered a $50,000 top prize! Although retired, William likes to stay busy and drives a bus for field trips, weddings...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28 to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28  to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

During the week of October 16, to October 20, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

MetCom has been alerted that some of our customers may have been the target of phone scams. Scammers may identify themselves as MetCom employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having water service cut off. These phone scammers can make MetCom’s name appear on a customer’s caller ID. MetCom does not...
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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Pax River SAR Dogs Take to the Water

Pax River SAR Dogs Take to the Water

Five NAS Patuxent River Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers, also known as, the SAR Dogs, hit the water Sept. 29 for their annual 1.7 mile swim across the Patuxent River. Following a mandatory safety briefing that covered topics such as water and air temperature, wave height, marine life, the hazards of recreational boats in...
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Family Requests Public’s Help in Getting Back Deceased Son’s Stolen Photographs

Family Requests Public’s Help in Getting Back Deceased Son’s Stolen Photographs

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, in the 47000 block of Janet Lane, in Lexington Park, unknown suspect(s) made entry into a residence. Property was stolen to include devices containing photographs of the victims’ deceased son. The victims in this case have requested this incident be released onto social media with the hopes someone will...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/10/2017 is SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 CLICK HERE to see Procedures on Rescue’s site. Snickers is a beautiful 8-year-old Pomeranian Mix.  He is sociable, fun...
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Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, at approximately 4:35 a.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Three Notch Road, in the area of Gunston Drive, in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Toyota Rav4 fully engulfed in flames. All occupants were able to evacuate the vehicle...
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Let it Grow and Join the Fight Against Cancer with the La Plata Police Department

Let it Grow and Join the Fight Against Cancer with the La Plata Police Department

Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Taking a Stand Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Taking a Stand Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Berry and the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, along with several community partners, are taking a stand against the heroin and opioid epidemic we are facing in our community. Their new signboards, located in Waldorf and La Plata next to our stations along with several other locations throughout the...
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UPDATE: Juawan Valentino Johnson Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Violation

UPDATE: Juawan Valentino Johnson Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Violation

10/10/2017: Juawan Valentino Johnson, 22, of California, was charged with Sex Offender Registration-Failure to Notify, by Deputy Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 10/6/2017: Juawan Valentino Johnson, 22, of California, is a Tier I registered sexual offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for 15 years. There is an active warrant...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Desiree Richardson

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Desiree Richardson

Desiree Ronique Richardson, age 14, of Lexington Park, was reported missing on 10/10/17. Richardson is 5’0 and weighs 125; no clothing description available. The missing juvenile is believed to be in the Lexington Park area; at this time there are no critical factors known. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s...
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Charles County – Missing Person, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr.

Charles County – Missing Person, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the pictured person. On Monday, October 2, 2017, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr., left his residence in Waldorf and he has not been in contact since. He left his cell phone at home and did not take any additional clothes. His family is...
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