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Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

The Board of Education of Charles County in a unanimous vote at its February 22, 2021, work session approved an April 19, 2021, Phase 4 start date for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Board voted on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill for CCPS to move forward with its reopening...
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Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. This year, in lieu of its annual Homeschool Day event, CMM is extending programs to last an entire week! During the week of March 15 – 19, students can discover paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique...
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UM Charles Regional Welcomes New Chief of Staff Dr. Ivelisse Michel

UM Charles Regional Welcomes New Chief of Staff Dr. Ivelisse Michel

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) is pleased to appoint Dr. Ivelisse Michel as Chief of Staff for the hospital. Dr. Michel has more than a decade of experience providing inpatient care to patients at UM Charles Regional. During this time she has served on multiple committees, including as chairperson for...
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Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative...
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Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board Releases WIOA Integrated Plan for Public Comment

Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board Releases WIOA Integrated Plan for Public Comment

The Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board, a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), has posted its updated WIOA Integrated plan for public comment through March 31, 2021. It can be accessed at https://tccsmd.org/wioa-integrated-plan/. Send comments to malaw528@aol.com. Background: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outer loop of Interstate-495 at Route 450 for a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a male pedestrian was running from the right shoulder across the highway to the left shoulder...
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Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Do you shop on Amazon? Are you a member of Amazon Prime? Do you want to support Hollywood VFD? Here is your chance. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is excited to have teamed up with Amazon, and are now a part of their AmazonSmile program. Each time you make a purchase using AmazonSmile, a...
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‘Scratchin’ Momma’ Reveals Sweet $50,000 Win in Prince George’s County

‘Scratchin’ Momma’ Reveals Sweet $50,000 Win in Prince George’s County

A 67-year-old Prince George’s County woman is celebrating today after claiming a $50,000 prize on her 50X The Cash scratch-off. The instant ticket fan, who has a heart of gold, almost missed out on her big win.“Scratchin’ Momma,” a name chosen for publicity purposes, recalls purchasing the $10 50X The Cash game in January. She often goes to...
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NAS Patuxent River Adjusts Base Entry Procedure to Stop-and Proceed at Gates

NAS Patuxent River Adjusts Base Entry Procedure to Stop-and Proceed at Gates

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will adjust its base entry procedures in February 2021 to institute “stop-and-proceed” entry for vehicles coming on to all of its fence lines. The new procedures will require vehicles to stop at a designated point several feet before the gate until directed forward by gate sentries, and will be...
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Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

On Sunday, February 21, at approximately 12:09 a.m., units from Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service were dispatched to a house in the 2700 block of Hughes Road in a residential area of Adelphi for a report of multiple unconscious people. Upon arrival, crews located two buildings which...
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Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County is committed to fostering a dynamic and competitive business climate to ensure economic growth and sustainability. New businesses are a sign that the Calvert County economy continues to thrive. These new businesses help stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities for local residents. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the...
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Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to broaden the distribution...
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Drug Supplier in D.C. and Prince George’s County Drug Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Drug Supplier in D.C. and Prince George’s County Drug Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Thomas Parker III, a/k/a “June,” age 52, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges related to his participation in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and powder and crack cocaine.  Eight co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug conspiracy. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has issued the following statement following Governor Larry Hogan’s appointment of Rachel Jones to fill the vacancy for the Maryland House of Delegates District 27B: “The Board of County Commissioners extends its congratulations to Rachel Jones on her appointment to represent the citizens of District 27B. Rachel’s...
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Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has modified critical requirements for obtaining a REAL ID as a result of the REAL ID Modernization Act passed by Congress last year. The Act provides updates to the original REAL ID requirements set more than 15 years ago, and will make it easier for some Marylanders...
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Police in Anne Arundel County Police Recover Drugs and Stolen Gun After Traffic Stop

Police in Anne Arundel County Police Recover Drugs and Stolen Gun After Traffic Stop

On February 19, 2021 at approximately 4:05 p.m. an officer from the Anne Arundel County Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Green 2001 Lexus in the area of southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway and Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover. Upon approaching the vehicle the officer observed the vehicle was occupied by a driver...
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Prince George’s County Police Search for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Prince George’s County Police Search for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in the City of Seat Pleasant early Saturday morning. The deceased pedestrian is 32-year-old Curtis Andrew Parker of District Heights. On February 20, 2021, at approximately 1:00...
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Calvert County Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown

Calvert County Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown

A Lucky woman wins big after a trip to Discount Liquors in Huntingtown ended up making the Calvert County resident $100,000 richer! The lucky 39-year-old Huntingtown woman purchased her $10 instant ticket, scratched the winning numbers and realized that her game didn’t have any matches. However, she did reveal a 10x symbol. On the...
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Head-on Collision Leaves Two Trapped in Hughesville, Both Patients Flown to Area Trauma Center

Head-on Collision Leaves Two Trapped in Hughesville, Both Patients Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 12:20 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Herbert Road in Hughesville, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision with one patient in...
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Detectives Investigating Triple Shooting in Capitol Heights That Leaves Two Dead

Detectives Investigating Triple Shooting in Capitol Heights That Leaves Two Dead

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is working to determine the circumstances of a double fatal shooting Friday night in Capitol Heights. The names of the two decedents, both adult males, will be released once they are identified and their families are notified. A third adult male was also shot. He remains...
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Two Woman Killed After Wrong Way Driver Causes Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Two Woman Killed After Wrong Way Driver Causes Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that left two people dead Sunday morning in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 5:10 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to eastbound Route 50 and Route 202 on a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash. According...
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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Larry Hogan announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16. COVID hospitalizations are down by more than half from their peak in January. In addition: The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped...
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VIDEO: Five Displaced After House Fire in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Five Displaced After House Fire in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 2:28 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Valley Lee responded to 46823 Flower Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported house fire with one animal trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find an end of the row two-story townhouse with smoke and fire showing...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Prince Frederick

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Prince Frederick

On Friday, February 19, 2021 at approximately 5:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 and Sixes Road in Prince Frederick, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle into a guardrail and on its side with the operator trapped....
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VIDEO: State Fire Marshal Investigating Leonardtown House Fire, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: State Fire Marshal Investigating Leonardtown House Fire, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: On Friday, February 19, 2021, at 4:31 a.m., 40 firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert County responded to  39593 Potomac Avenue in Leonardtown, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story single family residence with fire showing throughout the entire house. The owner is identified as...
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