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Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Address Distracted Driving As Part Of Statewide Initiative

Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Address Distracted Driving As Part Of Statewide Initiative

Maryland State Police issued hundreds of citations and warnings related to distracted driving violations as part of a statewide effort Thursday to combat the issue on Maryland roads. The initiative was conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic as part of...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Conducting Training Burn on Sunday, April 11, 2021

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Conducting Training Burn on Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Mechanicsville VFD, along with the Leonardtown VFD will conduct a Live Fire Training Exercise on Sunday, April 11, 2021. This training will be held on Baptist Church Road just prior to Burning Oaks Drive. Please use caution driving in the area, and expect some slight delays periodically during the drill. During this exercise,...
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Joseph Lee Somerville, Sr., Funeral Services and Obituary

Joseph Lee Somerville, Sr., Funeral Services and Obituary

Joseph Lee Somerville, Sr., affectionately known as “Joe Lee”, was born on November 19, 1939 to the late Rosia “Rosie” Q. M. Somerville and William S. Herbert in Loveville, Maryland. He departed this life peacefully on April 1, 2021 at his home. Joe Lee attended St. Joseph Colored School in Morganza, MD, and Banneker...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in California Walmart

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in California Walmart

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 3:15 p.m., the suspect placed two Vankyo movie projectors into his backpack and left the California Walmart store without paying for them. On Saturday, April 4, 2021, at 1:57 p.m.,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons for February and March 2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons for February and March 2021

On Feb. 2, 2021, Joel Andrew Pease, 29 of Mechanicsville, was issued a criminal summons for Second-Degree Assault by Deputy Zachary Jerew. Case # 00018-21 On Feb. 3, 2021, Andrew Nickolas Fenwick, 23 of no fixed address, was issued criminal summonses for Theft: $100 to $1,500 and Rogue and Vagabond by Deputy Jessica Wilson....
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Temple Hills Felon Convicted After Three-Day Federal Trial for Robbery, Brandishing and Discharge of a Firearm, and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Temple Hills Felon Convicted After Three-Day Federal Trial for Robbery, Brandishing and Discharge of a Firearm, and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

A federal jury has convicted Tyrek Montez Arrington, 23, of Temple Hills, Maryland, on federal charges for robbing a pharmacy, discharging a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The trial began on Monday, April 5, 2021 and the jury returned its verdict on April...
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St. Mary’s County to Hold Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

St. Mary’s County to Hold Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Maryland, 20650 to consider adoption of: #1 Constant Yield Tax Rate (“Real Property Tax Increase”) #2 St. Mary’s County Fees & Charges a) Aging & Human Services –...
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Letter to the Editor – “In the Same Boat as Me”

Letter to the Editor – “In the Same Boat as Me”

“In the Same Boat as Me” By Meghan Cobourn On the surface, it would appear that Evan McCarthy is your average, talented sailor. With years of experience on Broadneck High School’s racing team and a US Sailing Level 2 Instructor certification under his belt, it would be easy to think that he was born in...
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Target Commits to Spending More Than $2 Billion with Black-Owned Businesses by 2025

Target Commits to Spending More Than $2 Billion with Black-Owned Businesses by 2025

As part of its commitment, retailer plans to: Add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment Increase its spend with more Black-owned companies, such as marketing agencies, construction companies, facilities maintenance and more Establish new resources, including the Forward Founders program, to support Black-owned companies and help them grow their...
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UPDATE: Wanted Amazon Delivery Driver Arrested After Motor Vehicle Collision in California, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Wanted Amazon Delivery Driver Arrested After Motor Vehicle Collision in California, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 4/2021: The driver of the Amazon delivery van was identified as Malik Dajuan Witcher, 30, of Temple Hills. Witcher was arrested on an outstanding Montgomery County warrant for driving an uninsured vehicle and displaying a falsified registration plate on a vehicle. Deputies assisted both parties with exchanging insurance information, and Witcher was not...
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18-Year-Old Male Flown to Trauma Center After Rolling ATV Over in Target Parking Lot

18-Year-Old Male Flown to Trauma Center After Rolling ATV Over in Target Parking Lot

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at approximately 8:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the parking lot of Target located at 45155 First Colony Way in California, for the reported unconscious male after a motor vehicle collision involving an ATV. According to a witness at the scene, the operator of the ATV...
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Former Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to a Federal Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Former Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to a Federal Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Lenore Gail Worthy, 53, of Accokeek, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and to assisting in the preparation and filing of false tax returns. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg...
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Letter to the Editor – Organ Donation: The Heart of the Matter

Letter to the Editor – Organ Donation: The Heart of the Matter

Yvette Jefferson is doing her part to raise awareness about the critical importance of organ donation. Years ago, Yvette’s father Junious was in end-stage heart failure and passed away while waiting for a heart transplant. Since her father’s lifesaving gift didn’t come in time, Yvette has become a Donate Life ambassador to encourage others...
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Marines Get First Look at Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Field Assessment

Marines Get First Look at Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Field Assessment

The Marines successfully completed a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) Field User Capability Assessment (FUCA) in March at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, of two prototype systems identified by a successful prize challenge in last year. Anticipated future end users were given the opportunity to work with both prototype systems – Survice Engineering’s TRV-150 and Chartis...
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UPDATE: No Injuries Reported After Officers De-Escalate Dangerous Situation Involving Armed Man in La Plata

UPDATE: No Injuries Reported After Officers De-Escalate Dangerous Situation Involving Armed Man in La Plata

UPDATE: On Sunday, April 4 at 8:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers were dispatched to the 9900 block of Charles Street in La Plata for the report of a man breaking out windows of a car. Upon arrival, officers encountered an adult male standing near a truck on the side of the road. He...
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Firefighters Perform High Angle Rescue After Woman Falls 30 Feet Off Cliff Into St. Leonard Creek

Firefighters Perform High Angle Rescue After Woman Falls 30 Feet Off Cliff Into St. Leonard Creek

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., fire and emergency medical personnel responded to Circle Court and Cape Leonard Drive in St. Leonard, for the high angle rescue after a long fall. Crews arrived on the scene to find the patient fell approximately 30 feet into the St. Leonard Creek. Firefighters setup...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Tree in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Tree in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Great Mills Road and Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with no entrapment. The driver told police...
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Join C-SMMPO at an Upcoming Virtual Public Workshop for Calvert & St. Mary’s County Complete Streets Plan

Join C-SMMPO at an Upcoming Virtual Public Workshop for Calvert & St. Mary’s County Complete Streets Plan

The Calvert-St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO) is hosting a series of virtual Public Workshops to introduce the Complete Streets Plan project and gather input and feedback from the community. The Complete Streets Plan is being developed to ensure that residents, workers, and visitors can safely walk or bike to nearby schools, restaurants, places...
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21st Annual Earth Day Virtual Celebration to be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021

21st Annual Earth Day Virtual Celebration to be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) invite you to join them in celebrating the 21st Annual Leonardtown Earth Day Virtual Celebration on Sunday, April 18, 2021. While it’s not possible to gather together in the Leonardtown Square this year, the Town of Leonardtown and the LBA are happy to be...
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Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier Parking Lot to Close for Repaving

Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier Parking Lot to Close for Repaving

The Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Division, advises residents and visitors that the Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier parking lot will be temporarily closed for an estimated seven days of milling, repaving and striping beginning on or around Monday, April 12, 2021. Work will be conducted on weekdays only and access...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Resumes “Dinner & a Cruise” Series for 2021

St. Clement’s Island Museum Resumes “Dinner & a Cruise” Series for 2021

Beginning April 25, 2021, visitors can enjoy a fun evening of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi, cocktail reception at St. Clement’s Island Museum and delicious seafood dinner at waterside Morris Point Restaurant during a series of themed events throughout the season. The run of five cruises kick off April 25, 2021,...
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Man Facing Federal Charges for Enticement of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

Man Facing Federal Charges for Enticement of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Derrell Lamar Hooker Orange (“Hooker Orange”) age 36, of Brandywine, Maryland, with enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography.  The criminal complaint was filed on April 1, 2021 and unsealed at Hooker-Orange’s initial appearance on April 2, 2021 The criminal complaint was announced by Acting...
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Maryland State Police Aviation Awards James Anton with ‘Technician of the Year

Maryland State Police Aviation Awards James Anton with ‘Technician of the Year

The statewide 2020 ‘Technician of the Year’ award was presented to Mr. James Anton by Major Tagliaferri, MSPAC Commander, and Deputy Director Mr. Lance Wood. Mr. Anton, assigned to the Aviation Maintenance Command Headquarters, began his career with the Maryland State Police in September of 2008 following several years of assembling satellites for Orbital...
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Anne Arundel County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Arson Charge for 2017 Fire That Destroyed a Pasadena Bar and Injured Firefighter

Anne Arundel County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Arson Charge for 2017 Fire That Destroyed a Pasadena Bar and Injured Firefighter

Jamie Clemons, 36 of Pasadena, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to malicious destruction of a property by fire, in connection with the fire on July 28, 2017, at Coconut Charlie’s, a bar in Pasadena. As a result of the arson, Coconut Charlie’s sustained over $500,000 in damage; the building was razed and the business was...
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UPDATE: Both Missing Boys From Ridge Found Safe and Unharmed in Virginia

UPDATE: Both Missing Boys From Ridge Found Safe and Unharmed in Virginia

UPDATE 4/6/2021 @ 4:55 p.m. : The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department reports both boys have been found alive in Westmoreland County, VA. Search operations have been stopped at this time. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and donated time and food. Deputies from the Westmoreland Sheriff’s Department in Virginia found the...
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