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Department of Recreation and Parks Announces Upcoming New York City Holiday Trip

Department of Recreation and Parks Announces Upcoming New York City Holiday Trip

The Department of Recreation and Parks announces their New York City Holiday Trip is open for registration. The trip will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. With so many unique attractions, world-famous museums, theaters, and skyscrapers there is always plenty to do in New York City. Even with the cold wind blowing (& sometimes...
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Patrol Officers Arrest Suspect in Burglary Who is Linked to Additional Case, Released 48 Hours Later by Judge

Patrol Officers Arrest Suspect in Burglary Who is Linked to Additional Case, Released 48 Hours Later by Judge

On November 5 at 3:05 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Officers met with the homeowner who indicated they were not sure if the suspect was still inside. Officers established a perimeter and a police K9 entered the house;...
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Police Officers Arrest 15-Year-Old Male After One Stolen Vehicle Hits A Second Stolen Vehicle

Police Officers Arrest 15-Year-Old Male After One Stolen Vehicle Hits A Second Stolen Vehicle

On November 8, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., while on routine patrol, an officer witnessed a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie. The striking vehicle, a white Kia Optima, came to a stop just beyond the intersection, and the occupants bailed out of the vehicle....
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Request for Proposals: Local Public Health Corps Workforce and Learning Management Program

Request for Proposals: Local Public Health Corps Workforce and Learning Management Program

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is seeking a contractor to develop a Local Public Health Corps personnel management and training software system. The software should enable recruitment and administrative management of volunteer staff, as well as provide a training management component. The training management portion will allow for establishing individualized training goals,...
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Discover None-of-a-Kind Gifts and Delights This Holiday Season in Leonardtown!

Discover None-of-a-Kind Gifts and Delights This Holiday Season in Leonardtown!

Town of Leonardtown invites you to discover the wonders of shopping small, shopping local this holiday season. If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind, specialty gift to bring joy for the holidays, you’re sure to find it here. Spend the day discovering our local specialty stores. Our unique collection of galleries and shops are ready...
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No Injuries Reported After Commercial Structure Fire at Triton Metals in Hollywood

No Injuries Reported After Commercial Structure Fire at Triton Metals in Hollywood

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at approximately 9:05 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Leonardtown responded to the 43000 block of Airport View Drive in Hollywood, for the reported commercial structure fire. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded with Engine 72, Engine 73, Truck 7, Rescue Squad 7, and Chief 7B...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Nearly Striking Multiple Vehicles in Prince Frederick

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Nearly Striking Multiple Vehicles in Prince Frederick

On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Deputy Strong conducted a traffic stop along NB Rt. 4 in the area of Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, for a vehicle swerving all over the roadway nearly striking other vehicles and guardrails. Upon making contact with the driver and sole occupant, Brian Keith Aicher, 57 of Mechanicsville,...
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Maryland Police Departments Receive Nearly $380,000 for Mental Health Support Services and Community Policing Training

Maryland Police Departments Receive Nearly $380,000 for Mental Health Support Services and Community Policing Training

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $378,538 to promote community policing and provide mental health support to Maryland police departments. This federal funding comes through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services...
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Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown Cancelled Due to Weather on Friday, November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown Cancelled Due to Weather on Friday, November 11, 2022

UPDATE 11/9/2022: Town of Leonardtown has gone ahead and cancelled the parade due to a 80-100% chance of rain on Friday. An abbreviated version of the Memorial Ceremony will be held upstairs at Town Hall, located at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650) at 11 a.m. The VIP Breakfast has also been cancelled, but...
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Four $50,000 Powerball Tickets Sold in Calvert and Charles County, Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold in State of California

Four $50,000 Powerball Tickets Sold in Calvert and Charles County, Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold in State of California

$1 million winning ticket sold in Catonsville as historic jackpot roll ends Although Monday night’s Powerball drawing was delayed until Tuesday morning, it delivered a record-shattering jackpot on a winning ticket sold in California, along with nine prizes of at least $50,000 on tickets sold in Maryland, including a $1 million second-tier win in Catonsville. The...
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Calvert County Economic Development Announces Small Business Assistance Grant Fund

Calvert County Economic Development Announces Small Business Assistance Grant Fund

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development will launch a Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant Fund to provide financial assistance that will help local small business owners grow and strengthen their existing businesses. Competitive grants of up to $50,000 each will be available for existing for-profit small businesses that meet grant criteria. The...
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Police Investigating Double Fatal Shooting in Oxon Hill Grocery Store Where Security Guard and Suspect Shoot and Kill Each Other

Police Investigating Double Fatal Shooting in Oxon Hill Grocery Store Where Security Guard and Suspect Shoot and Kill Each Other

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a double fatal shooting inside of an Oxon Hill grocery store. The victim, a store security guard, is identified as 43-year-old Willie Tate of Fredericksburg, VA. He was shot and killed by the decedent, 20-year-old Zaila Akida of District Heights. On Friday, November 4,...
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Detectives to Canvass for Information in Fatal Stabbing in Langley Park, Cash Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest

Detectives to Canvass for Information in Fatal Stabbing in Langley Park, Cash Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest

This evening, Homicide Unit detectives will canvass a Langley Park neighborhood as they continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old Fidelino Velasquez-Cano. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On Sunday, November 6, 2022, at approximately 12:50 a.m., the victim...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Request for Proposals: Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

St. Mary’s County Health Department Request for Proposals: Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is seeking an operator and/or operators to implement, manage and administer Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) for adults and children who are experiencing severe situational, emotional or behavioral crisis in Charles and St. Mary’s County. MRSS is intended to provide immediate and early intervention when and...
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General Smallwood Middle School Teacher Transported to Hospital After Threatening to Harm Themself

General Smallwood Middle School Teacher Transported to Hospital After Threatening to Harm Themself

On Friday, November 4, 2022, a school employee at General Smallwood Middle School was inside the school when they made a comment to another employee about bringing a gun to school to harm themselves. A school administrator and the school resource officer were notified and spoke with the employee and determined they were not...
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Woman Flown to Burn Center with Serious Injuries After House Fire in Bushwood

Woman Flown to Burn Center with Serious Injuries After House Fire in Bushwood

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, at approximately 5:40 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Bay District, and Second District Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 22934 Connies Way in in Bushwood, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from a two-story residence with a burn victim...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Multiple Arrests After Responding to Leonardtown High School Due to Large Fight

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Multiple Arrests After Responding to Leonardtown High School Due to Large Fight

On Monday, November 7, 2022, an altercation between students occurred at Leonardtown High School. The incident was quickly handled by the School Resource Officer (SRO) and additional deputies. The school continued to operate under normal schedule and procedures. The following was released by Leonardtown High School. “Dear LHS Community, This message is to inform...
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NAVAIR Employee Named 2022 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards Supply Chain Acquisition Professional of the Year

NAVAIR Employee Named 2022 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards Supply Chain Acquisition Professional of the Year

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) International Transportation Team Lead Mark Vernetti was named the 2022 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards Supply Chain Acquisition Professional of the Year Nov. 3 for his efforts that quickly and effectively met U.S. international partners’ mission requirements. Under Vernetti’s leadership,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Arrested for Rape and Solicitation of Prostitution

Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Arrested for Rape and Solicitation of Prostitution

On November 4, 2022, a Charles County Grand Jury indicted Bryan Antwain Keys, Jr., 36, a Charles County Sheriff’s officer, in connection with second-degree rape, solicitation of prostitution, and misconduct in office. Keys, a seven-year-veteran of the Agency, had been relieved of his duties in January 2022, after the Agency was made aware of...
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Patrol Officers Arrest Disorderly Male Trying to Get into Cars at Intersection

Patrol Officers Arrest Disorderly Male Trying to Get into Cars at Intersection

On November 6, 2022, at 8:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 5 at Post Office Road in Waldorf, for the report of a possible carjacking in progress. Several witnesses called 9-1-1 and said a male was attempting to stop drivers at the intersection and take...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and the Old Jail Museum Standardize Year-Round Operating Hours

St. Clement’s Island Museum, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and the Old Jail Museum Standardize Year-Round Operating Hours

As of November 1, 2022, the museums operated by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division – which include St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center in Leonardtown and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point – will continue operating daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...
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Maryland’s Junior Deer Hunt Opens November 12, 2022

Maryland’s Junior Deer Hunt Opens November 12, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced deer hunters to take advantage of the upcoming Junior Deer Hunting Days to introduce youth to this time-honored cultural and sporting tradition. The Junior Deer Hunt is open on private and designated public land in all counties on November 12. The season is also open on Sunday, November 13 on...
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Navy Achieves Full Operational Capability on Critical Underwater Training Range

Navy Achieves Full Operational Capability on Critical Underwater Training Range

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office’s (PMA-205) Ocean Systems Fixed Ranges team recently achieved full operational capability on the Undersea Warfare Training Ranges Increment I (USWTR INC I) program 13 months ahead of schedule. The USWTR INC I training range supports fleet readiness through...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Nov. 1 and 2, 2022

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Nov. 1 and 2, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Board of County Commissioners held the Bond Sale, which provides the opportunity for investment banking firms to submit bids for bonds and the lowest interest cost to the county. County Commissioners approved Resolution 2022-20 for the Consolidated Public Improvement Bonds and awarded the Bond Award to Bank of American Securities. Economic...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summonses Served – October 2022

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summonses Served – October 2022

10/01/22- Sergio Rashaad Rice, age 41 of no fixed address- Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Marsch# 397. 10/02/22- Thomas Ernest Maddox, age 54 of Avenue- Loaded Handgun in Vehicle and Loaded Handgun on Person by Dep. McLean# 400 10/04/22- Davion Lamarr Warren, age 20 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree and Violate Protective...
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