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CSM Partners with Earlbeck to Provide Training That Will Produce A Skilled, Work-Ready Welder Workforce

CSM Partners with Earlbeck to Provide Training That Will Produce A Skilled, Work-Ready Welder Workforce

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Earlbeck Gases and Technologies (Earlbeck) have formalized their longtime training partnership with a memorandum of understanding today to provide students with the training and certification credentials needed to meet the expanding welder workforce opportunities. Through this partnership, CSM and Earlbeck will provide education, training, certification and business...
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SMECO Employees Raise $57,450 for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

SMECO Employees Raise $57,450 for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fund-raising events and recently donated $57,450 to three organizations in Southern Maryland: The Arc Southern Maryland in Calvert County, Spring Dell in Charles County, and Bay Community Support Services in St. Mary’s County. Each organization will receive $19,150. “We selected these three organizations that assist intellectually...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

On December 7, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack received a 911 call reference a collision involving two pedestrians struck on northbound US-1 (Baltimore Ave.) just north of Mulberry St, Laurel, Prince George’s County, MD. The two pedestrians struck were identified as Daniel Benzinger, 26 of Laurel, MD and...
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La Plata High School It’s Academic Team Wins Regional Competition

La Plata High School It’s Academic Team Wins Regional Competition

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team earned the title of Charles County competition winner in the annual regional event held Dec. 4. The three-member team of Captain Tanner Wyant, Jenna Burtch and Margaret Stine won with a score of 280 points in the championship round against teams from St. Charles and Westlake...
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No Injuries Reported After Garbage Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Garbage Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Beaver Lane and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, involving a trash truck overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle accident involving a garbage truck,...
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Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County

Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 10 am, the suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California together. One suspect loaded a large purse with various boxed men’s cologne and women’s perfume. The other suspect also...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., the suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California together. One suspect loaded a large purse with various boxed men’s cologne and women’s perfume. The other suspect also...
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Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

On December 2, 2019, detectives received information regarding a male who had entered a business in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle just after 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2019. While inside the establishment, the male removed his jacket, revealing a holstered handgun. The male was wearing a tactical vest displaying a police-style...
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St. Mary’s College Student Arrested After Punching Two Public Safety Officers in Their Faces

St. Mary’s College Student Arrested After Punching Two Public Safety Officers in Their Faces

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, Deputy A. Budd, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, responded to St. Mary’s College, to assist College Public Safety Officers, after they had activated an emergency button on their radio. An Investigation determined officers Douglas Sprouse and Nicholas Landrum were assaulted by Corey James Squibb, 18, of Greenbelt....
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Sign Memorandum of Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Sign Memorandum of Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, during their regular business meeting, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Chairman of the Maryland Estonia Exchange Council, Tovi Tagamets, to enter into a partnership of sister counties between St. Mary’s County and the Association of Local Authority Pärnu County, Estonia. According...
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Concerts, Auditions and a Scholarship Resource Fair Mark a Busy December for College of Southern Maryland

Concerts, Auditions and a Scholarship Resource Fair Mark a Busy December for College of Southern Maryland

CSM Chorale and Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m., Dec. 5. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir with the Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus will perform. $10 adults, $8 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school...
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Notice of Public Meeting: St. Clement’s Shores Water System Replacement Project

Notice of Public Meeting: St. Clement’s Shores Water System Replacement Project

In accordance with Section 113-5 of the Code of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) will hold a Public Meeting to notify and inform the community regarding the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 2 Project No.: 2151WL. This project is MetCom’s second phase of the St. Clements...
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Volunteers Respond to Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

Volunteers Respond to Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to the 27000 block of Erin Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a small shed fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding area and woods on...
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Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Banquet Awards 2020

Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Banquet Awards 2020

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is excited to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Awards. All nominees will be honored at the Women’s History Month Banquet Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Lexington Park,...
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Noise Advisory – Low-Level Aircraft Testing Scheduled at Webster Field from December 5 to 6, and December 9 to December 13

Noise Advisory – Low-Level Aircraft Testing Scheduled at Webster Field from December 5 to 6, and December 9 to December 13

Communities surrounding Webster Outlying Field are advised that fixed wing aircraft testing events involving low-level approaches to the airfield are scheduled to occur December 5 and 6, and December 9 through December 13, 2019 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes House in Chaptico

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes House in Chaptico

On Monday, December 2, 2019, at approximately 10:45 p.m., firefighters and police responded to 24900 Maddox Road in Chaptico, for the motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a residence. The residence is vacant, and no injuries were reported. All...
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UPDATE: State Police Investigating Daytime Home Invasion/Armed Robbery in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: State Police Investigating Daytime Home Invasion/Armed Robbery in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The armed robbery is now being investigated as a home invasion. The suspects forced open front door of the complex and then a door to the residence before entering the apartment. Once inside the suspects demanded specific items from the home and stole a large amount of cash. It appears the suspects knew...
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D.C. Felon Sentenced to 33 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Armed Robberies in Prince George’s County

D.C. Felon Sentenced to 33 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Armed Robberies in Prince George’s County

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel today sentenced Ronnell Francis Lewis, a/k/a Punkin, age 46, of Washington, D.C., to 33 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release on federal charged related to Lewis’s participation in two armed robberies. On July 3, 2019, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury convicted...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Hosts Annual Gala to Help Fund MedStar St. Mary’s Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Hosts Annual Gala to Help Fund MedStar St. Mary’s Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center

Irish eyes were smiling on November 22, 2019, as guests enjoyed the 2019 MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Gala, a Date in Dublin, at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the hospital and MedStar Shah Medical Group, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with live...
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St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Receiving Expression of Interest for Food Truck Services

St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Receiving Expression of Interest for Food Truck Services

The St. Mary’s County Government is interested in receiving expressions of interest from Food Truck Vendors to establish food service at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Terminal located at 44200 Airport Road, California, MD. Food Service would include daily operations Monday-Friday under a schedule mutually agreed upon by the vendor and the County....
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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests High School Teacher for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests High School Teacher for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

A teacher at Bowie High School in Bowie is facing charges in connection with the sexual abuse of a female student at the school. The teacher is 29-year-old K Sean Donovan Jr. of the 3200 block of Winterbourne Drive in Upper Marlboro. On December 1st, the Prince George’s County Police Department launched an investigation...
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Hollywood Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Twice in One Week

Hollywood Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Twice in One Week

Luis Leon Alfaro-Ramirez, 39, of Hollywood, was arrested for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol twice in one week in St. Mary’s County. Alfaro-Ramirez was first stopped by Trooper T. Howard on Three Notch Road in the area of Rescue Lane in Hollywood, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 12:25 a.m....
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UPDATE: Washington DC Woman Charged with Murder After Stabbing a Man to Death in Chaptico

UPDATE: Washington DC Woman Charged with Murder After Stabbing a Man to Death in Chaptico

UPDATE 11/30/2019: Marlaena Rochelle Bethea, 46, of Washington DC,was ordered to be held without bond for a first degree murder case pending against her. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling are prosecuting this case. UPDATE 5/27/2019 @ 11:55 p.m.: On May 26, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m. deputies from...
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Four Charles County Public School Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

Four Charles County Public School Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

In January, four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will learn first-hand how bills and laws are passed by Maryland legislators. Seniors Jake Burgess, Jamarr Joshua Johnson, Kathleen Martinez, and Natalie Yeager were recently chosen to represent CCPS in the 2020 Maryland Student Page Program. The program is part of the annual legislative session...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Suspect and Vehicle from Prince George’s County Hit and Run in North Carolina

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Suspect and Vehicle from Prince George’s County Hit and Run in North Carolina

UPDATE 11/28/19 : Maryland State Police CRASH Team investigators have located the vehicle and the driver involved in the Prince George’s County hit and run fatal which occurred last week. The suspected driver, driving a white and green 2017 Freightliner Cascadia at the time of the crash, is not being identified at this time....
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