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Temporary Daytime Signal Outage at Chancellors Run Road and FDR Boulevard Intersection on Thursday, Nov. 17th

Temporary Daytime Signal Outage at Chancellors Run Road and FDR Boulevard Intersection on Thursday, Nov. 17th

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Work’s (DPW&T) contractor continues their construction for the FDR Boulevard Extension. Between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, crews will deactivate power to the traffic signal located at the MD 237 (Chancellors Run Road) / FDR Boulevard intersection, and traffic...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 15, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 15, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized the 2022 Citizens Academy graduates and presented Proclamations in recognition of the Great American Smokeout and Giving Tuesday. The Commissioners...
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METCOM Advises of Utility Work in the Area of South Shangri-La Drive and Great Mills Road in Lexington Park

METCOM Advises of Utility Work in the Area of South Shangri-La Drive and Great Mills Road in Lexington Park

Beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2022 MetCom crews will begin a lengthy water and sewer system upgrade on Shangri La Drive. This work is expected to last several months. If you are traveling in the area, please expect detours or traffic changes as crews work to complete this project. Thank you for using caution in...
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Community Invited to Attend St. Mary’s County Sheriff Cameron’s Final Salute on Friday, December 2, 2022

Community Invited to Attend St. Mary’s County Sheriff Cameron’s Final Salute on Friday, December 2, 2022

The St. Mary’s County Office of the Sheriff invites the public to attend the Final Salute ceremony for Sheriff Tim Cameron on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Sheriff Cameron has faithfully and professionally served as St. Mary’s County Sheriff since he was first elected in 2006. Sheriff Cameron was elected to and served four consecutive...
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Calvert County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years without Possibility of Parole for Possession of Fentanyl in a Large Quantity

Calvert County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years without Possibility of Parole for Possession of Fentanyl in a Large Quantity

On Monday, November 14, 2022, Harold Bernard Gross, of Owings, entered a guilty plea in Calvert County Circuit Court to possession of fentanyl in large volume. He received a mandatory prison sentence of 5 years without the possibility of parole. The conviction resulted from the execution of a search warrant at Gross’ residence on...
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Detectives Investigating Two Fatal Hit and Run Collisions Involving Pedestrians in Prince George’s County

Detectives Investigating Two Fatal Hit and Run Collisions Involving Pedestrians in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Greenbelt. Investigators are working to identify the pedestrian so his family can be notified. On November 12, 2022, at approximately 11:15 am, officers with the Greenbelt Police Department responded to the area of northbound Kenilworth Avenue...
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Investigation into Report of a Robbery at a General Smallwood Middle School Leads to Two Juveniles Being Charged

Investigation into Report of a Robbery at a General Smallwood Middle School Leads to Two Juveniles Being Charged

On October 31, a student at General Smallwood Middle School reported he was assaulted in a bathroom and his air pods were stolen. The school resource officer and school administrative staff initiated an investigation. After pursuing leads and consulting with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, a 15-year-old student was charged on November 7...
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VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested for Impaired Driving and Resisting Arrest After Single Vehicle Collision in California

VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested for Impaired Driving and Resisting Arrest After Single Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police responded to Chancellors Run Road and Three Notch Road in California, for the reported single vehicle collision. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded and arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle stuck on the median strip of Chancellors Run...
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Callaway Man Flown to Burn Center After Attempting to Start Charcoal Grill Using Gasoline

Callaway Man Flown to Burn Center After Attempting to Start Charcoal Grill Using Gasoline

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:48 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to 45285 Take It Easy Ranch Road in Callaway, for the reported burns Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene to find an adult male with serious burns to his arms after an incident involving a grill. Maryland State Police...
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A Message of HOPE Cancer Funds 8th Annual Bras & Drawers Event Raises Over $25,000 To Help Local Cancer Patients

A Message of HOPE Cancer Funds 8th Annual Bras & Drawers Event Raises Over $25,000 To Help Local Cancer Patients

It was an energetic night at the Hughesville American Legion Post as community members packed the house for a fundraiser unlike any other in Southern Maryland. A Message of HOPE Cancer Fund (MOH) hosted the 8th annual “Bras and Drawers for the Cause.” After a record-breaking fundraiser last year, MOH has once again raised...
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Firefighters Remind Citizens of Home Heating Safety

Firefighters Remind Citizens of Home Heating Safety

Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 48,530 fires involving heating equipment each year in 2014-2018. These fires resulted in annual losses of 500 deaths, 1,350 injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. The leading factor contributing to home heating...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday 2022

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, 2022. Offices will reopen with regular operating schedules Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The six (6) Convenience Centers and the St. Andrews Landfill will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24. They will reopen...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Alcohol Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Alcohol Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the man pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at 3:10 pm, the suspect entered the Pegg Road Shell store in Lexington Park with several others. While his associates tried to block anyone from witnessing, the suspect placed a bottle...
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Charles County Officers Recover Loaded Stolen Firearm and Body Armor from Convicted Felon After Traffic Stop, Released by Judge 48 Hours Later

Charles County Officers Recover Loaded Stolen Firearm and Body Armor from Convicted Felon After Traffic Stop, Released by Judge 48 Hours Later

On November 7, 2022, at 11:27 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of St. Charles Parkway at Alameda Avenue after observing a headlight out on a vehicle. The driver did not initially stop the car and continued driving for nearly half a mile before stopping. Upon approaching the vehicle,...
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Maryland Flag Status – November 15, 2022

Maryland Flag Status – November 15, 2022

UPDATE: The United States Flag, Maryland Flag, and St. Mary’s County Flag shall be raised to full-staff at sunset Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the day of interment for Firefighter Juan Wilson of the Baltimore City Fire Department, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2022, after suffering a medical emergency while in the line of...
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Charles County Public High School Students Can Apply for NASA Internships

Charles County Public High School Students Can Apply for NASA Internships

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students who are 16 and older can apply for internships with NASA. The NASA internship program is open to teens to explore career pathways while working with some of the top minds in science, engineering, financial, information technology and business. The intern program allows students to engage...
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Grand Opening Celebration of the La Plata Court Help Center on Monday, November 14, 2022; Live at 1:30 p.m

Grand Opening Celebration of the La Plata Court Help Center on Monday, November 14, 2022; Live at 1:30 p.m

The grand opening of the La Plata Court Help Center will take place today! Monday, November 14, at the Circuit Court for Charles County. Maryland Court Help Centers offer free limited legal help for individuals who are not represented by an attorney. Attorneys assist with services to include but not limited to name change,...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron Announces End of Year Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime

Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron Announces End of Year Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime

At a press conference this past weekend, U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron, joined by federal, state, and local partners announced new initiatives to fight violent crime in Maryland.  These efforts build on previous successes and are intended to prevent and reduce violent crime in Baltimore City. Partners at yesterday’s announcement included: U.S. Attorney Erek...
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Hollywood Rescue Squad Auxiliary Picture Fundraiser (2 Representatives Going Door to Door)

Hollywood Rescue Squad Auxiliary Picture Fundraiser (2 Representatives Going Door to Door)

By Auxiliary President Katie Knott – The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary, with the assistance of Volunteer Fundraising Dimensions, is offering Family portraits to the community. We will have 2 representatives in the community going door to door in the next several weeks offering one FREE family portrait. The representatives will be collecting donations...
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A Hunger-Free Campus: St. Mary’s College Receives Maryland Higher Education Commission Award to Address Food Insecurity

A Hunger-Free Campus: St. Mary’s College Receives Maryland Higher Education Commission Award to Address Food Insecurity

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is proud to announce that Dereck Rovaris, Vice President for Equity and Strategic Initiatives, was recently awarded a one-year grant through the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program. This program was established to help support Maryland higher education entities with their efforts to address student...
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Loveville Motor Vehicle Collision Sends One to Trauma Center

Loveville Motor Vehicle Collision Sends One to Trauma Center

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at approximately 12:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Sunnyside Road in Loveville, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a rear-end style collision. Leonardtown VFD Squad 1...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack Invites Community to Participate in “No Hunger November”

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack Invites Community to Participate in “No Hunger November”

MSP La Plata is inviting all residents of Charles County to participate in a food drive, which will last the month of November. There has not been a significant food drive in the area in the past few years due to Covid-19, and the Southern Maryland Food Bank is in desperate need of supplies....
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Reward Offered: Police in Prince George’s County Investigating Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy

Reward Offered: Police in Prince George’s County Investigating Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy

Detectives from the Homicide Unit of the Prince George’s County Police Department are actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot a teenager in Temple Hills on Tuesday. The victim, 13-year-old Jayz Agnew of Temple Hills, was pronounced clinically deceased at a hospital several days later. On November 8, 2022, at approximately...
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Bravo Zulu! Southern Maryland’s Military Leaders Welcome LSM Class of ’23 for Behind the Scenes NAS Pax River Base Tour

Bravo Zulu! Southern Maryland’s Military Leaders Welcome LSM Class of ’23 for Behind the Scenes NAS Pax River Base Tour

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program Class of 2023 strengthened their leadership wings Nov. 3 when they went behind the scenes at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River). The class was allowed on base for a rare in-person tour to learn about the vital roles that Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the...
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Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates Museum Store Sunday on November 27th and 28th

Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates Museum Store Sunday on November 27th and 28th

For the sixth consecutive year, more than 1,700 museum stores representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 24 countries, and 5 continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday (Nov. 27). The Museum Store at Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is thrilled to participate in this signature annual...
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