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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary Currently Offering Family Portrait Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary Currently Offering Family Portrait Fundraiser

UPDATE: Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary President Katie Knott contacted SMNEWSNET and provided the following information: Starting Monday, December 7, 2020, 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...
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52-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After December Crash in Newburg, Maryland State Police Investigating

52-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After December Crash in Newburg, Maryland State Police Investigating

On Thursday, December 24, 2020, at approximately 3:40 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on Maryland Route 257 (Rock Point Road) in the area of Pleasant View Place in Newburg, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Spoofing Calls

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Spoofing Calls

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has recently been made aware of numerous scam calls from someone claiming to be a representative of Amazon alleging that someone has tried to place unauthorized charges on personal Amazon accounts and attempting to have the callers visit random websites to include ww.anydesk.com. The calls are from local area...
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Commissioners Approve Restaurant Relief Fund II to Support Food Service Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

Commissioners Approve Restaurant Relief Fund II to Support Food Service Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

The Commissioners approved round two of the St. Mary’s County Restaurant Relief Fund during their meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardship for many small businesses, St. Mary’s County has activated the Restaurant Relief Fund for foodservice establishments during this time. (Read the full meeting rollup...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Host Charles F. Bolden on February 10, 2021 – My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate

St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Host Charles F. Bolden on February 10, 2021 – My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate

My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate by MG Charles Bolden. On February 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m., to 2:00 p.m., The Patuxent Partnership and the Center for Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will host MG Charles Frank Bolden Jr., NASA administrator of 8 years, retired...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 5, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 5, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of 2021 Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a request from Bill Hunt, Director of Land Use and Growth Management, for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Operator of Vehicle in St. Inigoes Vandalism Case

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Operator of Vehicle in St. Inigoes Vandalism Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person operating a vehicle in a vandalism investigation. On Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm, the suspect drove off the roadway in the 48500 block of Heritage Hill Lane in St. Inigoes and across the lawn between two homes to access...
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Maryland Accepting Claims and Issuing Payments for the Extended PUA, PEUC, and FPUC Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs

Maryland Accepting Claims and Issuing Payments for the Extended PUA, PEUC, and FPUC Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Labor has begun accepting claims and issuing payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) unemployment insurance programs extended by the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act. “Just one week after the federal COVID-19...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in an assault investigation. On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at 9:30 pm, the driver of a gray Nissan assaulted a female in the parking lot of ABC Liquors in California. The suspect opened the victim’s car door, struck her in...
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Police arrest Two Men on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County.

Police arrest Two Men on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County.

On December 30, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign. During this time, the trooper observed a weapon sticking out from under the center console of the vehicle. Upon additional units arriving on scene, a search was...
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Department of the Environment Issues Emergency Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in St. Mary’s County Waterway After Sewage Overflow

Department of the Environment Issues Emergency Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in St. Mary’s County Waterway After Sewage Overflow

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a waterway in St. Mary’s County to shellfish harvesting following a report of a sewage overflow. The order, issued today, applies to a portion of the St. George Creek area of the St. Mary’s River. It became effective immediately to prevent...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital No Longer Under Code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” Due to a Water Main Break in Leonardtown

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital No Longer Under Code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” Due to a Water Main Break in Leonardtown

As of 11:04 a.m., the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is no longer operating under code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” due to the water main break in Leonardtown. Live status update can be found here. Updates will be provided when they become available. The Town of Leonardtown released the following information below.
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Career Firefighter and EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, 42

Career Firefighter and EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, 42

The Naval District of Washington Fire and Emergency Services, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Station 20/21, deeply regret to announce the Line of Duty Death of Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, Firefighter/EMT assigned to Station 20. Firefighter/EMT Hamilton passed away on January 1, 2021 at University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata,...
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UPDATE: Woman Arrested for Intentionally Setting Apartment on Fire in Oxon Hill, 3-Alarm Blaze Displaces Over 60 Occupants, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Woman Arrested for Intentionally Setting Apartment on Fire in Oxon Hill, 3-Alarm Blaze Displaces Over 60 Occupants, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 1/04/2021: On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 8:29 p.m., Prince George’s County Fire/EMS units were dispatched for a building fire with a report of people possibly trapped in the 2100 block of Alice Avenue in Oxon Hill. Upon arrival, crews found a three-story garden style apartment building with a well-advanced fire showing...
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Deer Firearm Season Reopens January 8th in Maryland

Deer Firearm Season Reopens January 8th in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the January firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 8, 2021, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 8-9 in...
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UPDATE: Three Seriously Injured, One Dead After Structure Fire in Beltsville, Cause of Fire Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Three Seriously Injured, One Dead After Structure Fire in Beltsville, Cause of Fire Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: On January 1, 2021, at 11:58 a.m., units from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department with mutual aid assistance from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to the 11300 block of Montgomery Road in Beltsville for a reported house fire. At 12:03 p.m., Prince George’s County Fire/EMS units arrived on...
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Two Injured After Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

Two Injured After Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the NAS Patuxent River Gate One at Three Notch Road and Buse Road, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to find a Dodge sedan in the roadway...
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Charles County Commissioners Orders Lowering of Flag for Firefighter Brian “Hammy” Hamilton

Charles County Commissioners Orders Lowering of Flag for Firefighter Brian “Hammy” Hamilton

This is to advise that Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. ordered the Charles County flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff on the day of interment which is yet to be determined. Firefighter Bryan “Hammy” Hamilton unexpectedly passed on January 1, 2021. Hammy has been a dedicated...
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Three Teenagers Charged for Vandalism After Multiple Residences and Vehicles Struck by Firearms in La Plata

Three Teenagers Charged for Vandalism After Multiple Residences and Vehicles Struck by Firearms in La Plata

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, the La Plata Police Department (LPPD) responded to multiple reports of vandalism via firearms to vehicles in the Quailwood and Quailwood Townhouse communities, as well as a residence that had been damaged on Arlington Drive in Historic La Plata. During the investigation, investigators were able to secure video footage...
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VIDEO: A New Year’s Day Message from Governor Larry Hogan

VIDEO: A New Year’s Day Message from Governor Larry Hogan

We are all grateful to have 2020 behind us, and we are all ready to turn the page and welcome the promise of better days ahead in 2021. Thankfully, there are many reasons to be hopeful. More vaccines are on the way, and in 2021, we will prioritize getting vaccines to all Marylanders who...
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Maryland Minimum Wage Increase in Effect

Maryland Minimum Wage Increase in Effect

Most employees must be paid the Maryland State Minimum Wage Rate. Tipped Employees (earning more than $30 per month in tips) must earn the State Minimum Wage Rate per hour. Employers must pay at least $3.63 per hour. This amount plus tips must equal at least the State Minimum Wage Rate. Subject to the...
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Charles County Public Hearing for Sand and Gravel Mining of More Than 10 Acres

Charles County Public Hearing for Sand and Gravel Mining of More Than 10 Acres

The Board of Appeals for Charles County has been petitioned by R.F. Properties, LLC requesting Special Exception use approval from the Board of Appeals for Sand and Gravel Mining of more than 10 acres, Use 7.05.120, as provided in Article XIII, §297-212, Article XXV, §297-415 of the Charles County Zoning Ordinance. The subject property...
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Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County Government Current Vacant Career Openings

Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County Government Current Vacant Career Openings

St. Mary’s County The St. Mary’s County Government recently opened applicants for Emergency Medical Technicians (Paid Hourly, $18.79 per hour) (LIMITED FRINGE BENEFITS) To apply for St. Mary’s County Jon Openings, click here. To see all vacancies and job opportunities in St. Mary’s County, click here. St. Mary’s County Government Human Resources Department is...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Apartment Struck by Gunfire in Great Mills, No Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Apartment Struck by Gunfire in Great Mills, No Injuries Reported

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police responded to the 45900 block of Foxchase Drive in Great Mills, for the report of the shots fired. Police arrived on the scene to find multiple shell casings in the parking lot, and at least one apartment struck by gunfire. It is currently unknown...
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January 2021 Events at The Calvert Marine Museum

January 2021 Events at The Calvert Marine Museum

Come in from the cold for special activities during the month of January. Following the guidance of the CDC and State of Maryland, all guests ages five and older must wear a mask during their visit. The museum continues to operate at a limited capacity with a timed entry system. Before visiting CMM, please...
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