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Anne Arundel County Public Schools to Employ Vitrual Learning for First Semester of 2020-2021 School Year

Anne Arundel County Public Schools to Employ Vitrual Learning for First Semester of 2020-2021 School Year

Anne Arundel County Public Schools will engage in virtual learning for the entire first semester of the 2020-2021 school year under a plan Superintendent George Arlotto will review with the Board of Education at a public meeting on Wednesday, July 22. Dr. Arlotto made the decision after numerous conversations with Anne Arundel County Health...
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St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Testing – Change in Hours Due to Extreme Heat

St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Testing – Change in Hours Due to Extreme Heat

In response to Excessive Heat Warnings in St. Mary’s County and the surrounding areas, St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is limiting the hours of operation for COVID-19 testing offered outside of the Harm Reduction Program Office in Lexington Park. With extreme warm temperatures forecast for this week, there are two public cooling centers...
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Defense Contractor to Pay Nearly $1 Million to the United States to Resolve Allegation of Overbilling on NSA Contract

Defense Contractor to Pay Nearly $1 Million to the United States to Resolve Allegation of Overbilling on NSA Contract

iNovex Information Systems, Incorporated (“iNovex”), located in Annapolis, Maryland, has agreed to pay the United States $962,747.42 to resolve federal False Claims Act allegations that iNovex knowingly billed the National Security Agency (“NSA”), a component of the Department of Defense, for work performed by certain iNovex employees who did not meet all of the...
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Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect in Domestic Violence Related Call

Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect in Domestic Violence Related Call

The Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Antawan Steven Hamilton on July 15, 2020, on a warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by county police on July 9, 2020. According to the warrant, on July 6th, deputies assigned to the domestic violence intervention division responded to an in Hyattsville, MD,...
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Indian Head Man Killed in Single Vehicle Collision in Accokeek

Indian Head Man Killed in Single Vehicle Collision in Accokeek

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday night in Accokeek. The deceased driver is 35-year-old Johvani Cruz of Indian Head. On July 17th, at approximately 8:25 pm, officers responded to the 15000 block of Livingston Road for a collision involving a single SUV. Cruz, the only occupant...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is Operating Under Code Green “Mini-Disaster” Due to Power Outage

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is Operating Under Code Green “Mini-Disaster” Due to Power Outage

UPDATE: 1:53 p.m., ST. MARYS HOSPITAL IS NO LONGER ON MINI DISASTER 12:00 p.m: The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is currently under code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” due to a power outage, and is not accepting any transported patients as of 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020. All emergency medical transport units will be transporting patients...
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Police Investigating What Witnesses Described as Gunfight in Lexington Park

Police Investigating What Witnesses Described as Gunfight in Lexington Park

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police responded to Pacific Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls of shots being fired. Police arrived on the scene to find a silver Nissan Altima in the woods with airbags deployed and visible damage from multiple bullet holes throughout the vehicle. Officers located...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Residence Struck by Gunfire in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Residence Struck by Gunfire in Lexington Park

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at approximately 1:45 a.m., police responded to West Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired. Police arrived on the scene and made contact with one homeowner who advised they heard multiple shots fire at approximately 1:35 a.m., and a short time later they located one bullet...
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Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends Female Passenger to Trauma Center

Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends Female Passenger to Trauma Center

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 8:05 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Norris Road and Clipper Drive in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility pole....
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Charles County Public Schools Receive $3 Million Technology Grant for 2020-2021 School Year

Charles County Public Schools Receive $3 Million Technology Grant for 2020-2021 School Year

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching new technology initiatives to support enhanced student and staff access to distance learning. The initiatives will support distance-learning plans for the 2020-21 school year, and beyond. Through funding CCPS received from a CARES Act technology grant, the school system will provide all high school students with a...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash in which one person died today in Prince George’s County. Shortly before 11:50 a.m., on Saturday, July 18, 2020, troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to a reported three vehicle crash on southbound Route 4 at Dowerhouse Road in Prince George’s County, Maryland. According to a...
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Maryland Reports 76,371 COVID-19 Cases and 3,227 Deaths, an Increase of 707 Cases and 12 Deaths

Maryland Reports 76,371 COVID-19 Cases and 3,227 Deaths, an Increase of 707 Cases and 12 Deaths

As of Friday, July 17, 2020, Maryland reports 76,371 COVID-19 cases and 3,227 deaths. An increase of 707 cases and 12 deaths overnight. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 76,371 Number of persons tested negative : 631,845 Total testing volume : 896,990 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,227 Number of probable deaths : 132 Currently hospitalized...
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Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Long Time Member Michael T. Johnson

Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Long Time Member Michael T. Johnson

The Officers and Members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad sadly announce the passing of long time Auxiliary Member and Emergency Medical Services Responder Michael T. Johnson on Friday, July 10, 2020. Mike joined the SDVFDRS auxiliary in 2002 and immediately joined the famous “back kitchen grilling team”, taking over...
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Hogan Administration Uncovers Massive Criminal Fraud Scheme, 47,500 Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Using Identity Theft Totaling Over $501 Million

Hogan Administration Uncovers Massive Criminal Fraud Scheme, 47,500 Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Using Identity Theft Totaling Over $501 Million

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has uncovered a massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise involving more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and totaling over $501 million. The governor was joined for today’s announcement by Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson and Special Agent Derek Pickle from...
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Maryland Secures Additional $118,000,000 in Federal Funding for its Pandemic Benefits Program and Launches Webpage to Support Eligible Families

Maryland Secures Additional $118,000,000 in Federal Funding for its Pandemic Benefits Program and Launches Webpage to Support Eligible Families

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently secured approximately $118,000,000 in additional Pandemic-EBT funding from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). DHS estimates that over 451,000 vulnerable children in Maryland will benefit from the P-EBT program for...
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Prince George’s County Mother Arrested for Murder, Confesses to Suffocating Her 7-Month Old Son

Prince George’s County Mother Arrested for Murder, Confesses to Suffocating Her 7-Month Old Son

Detectives with our Homicide Unit have charged a mother in connection with the death of her seven-month-old son. The mother is 34-year-old Shannon Renee Thompson of Cambleton Court. The deceased infant is Majesty Thompson. On June 17th, at approximately 6:10 pm, patrol officers responded to the family’s home for a welfare check. Unfortunately, the...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Vehicle Hits Pedestrian and Residence in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Vehicle Hits Pedestrian and Residence in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at approximately 2:46 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 39500 block of Thomas Drive in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find an adult female laying on the ground on the exterior of the residence, and was...
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Maryland Reports 75,664 COVID-19 Cases and 3,215 Deaths, an Increase of 648 Cases and 6 Deaths

Maryland Reports 75,664 COVID-19 Cases and 3,215 Deaths, an Increase of 648 Cases and 6 Deaths

As of Thursday, July 16, 2020, Maryland reports 75,664 COVID-19 cases and 3,215 deaths. An increase of 648 cases and 6 deaths overnight. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 75,664 Number of persons tested negative : 616,865 Total testing volume : 872,832 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,215 Number of probable deaths : 132 Currently hospitalized...
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Commissioners Receive Grant Spending Updates and Approve New COVID-19 Related Grant

Commissioners Receive Grant Spending Updates and Approve New COVID-19 Related Grant

During their regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County received COVID-19 related financial reports from Emergency Services, Aging & Human Services, Economic Development, and Finance. The Commissioners approved the FFY2020 Sub-Recipient Agreement for the Emergency Management Performance COVID-19 Supplemental Grant, Project US2140, from the Department of Homeland...
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Update from Calvert County Health Department for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Update from Calvert County Health Department for COVID-19 Related Deaths

To this point, our health department has not posted the number of COVID-related deaths in Calvert County. This decision was not made in an attempt to hide information from the public. The concern was a potential show of disrespect to the families of the few who have died. Reducing the death of an individual...
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Solomons Woman Arrested on Drug Charges at Super 8 in Prince Frederick After Welfare Check

Solomons Woman Arrested on Drug Charges at Super 8 in Prince Frederick After Welfare Check

On July 7, 2020, Deputy Sturdivant, of the Calvert County County Sheriff’s Office, responded to Super 8 in Prince Frederick for a welfare check. The complainant advised a female guest at the hotel seemed out of it and needed to be checked on.  Deputy Sturdivant made contact with the female guest, Sandra Lee Pitcher,...
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Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

As of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Maryland reports 74,260 COVID-19 cases and 3,202 deaths. An increase of 733 cases and 8 deaths overnight. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 74,260 Number of persons tested negative : 591,809 Total testing volume : 834,408 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,202 Number of probable deaths : 132 Currently hospitalized...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at Lexington Park Foot Locker

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at Lexington Park Foot Locker

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:41 pm, while in the Lexington Park Foot Locker store, the suspect put two items of clothing under his shirt and left the store without paying for them. Anyone with...
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Hogan Administration Announces $5.1 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Heritage Projects across Maryland

Hogan Administration Announces $5.1 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Heritage Projects across Maryland

The Hogan administration announced today that 114 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These FY21 funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. Organizations...
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Maryland Reports 73,527 COVID-19 Cases and 3,194 Deaths, An Increase of 418 Cases and 6 Deaths

Maryland Reports 73,527 COVID-19 Cases and 3,194 Deaths, An Increase of 418 Cases and 6 Deaths

As of Monday, July 13, 2020, Maryland reports 73,527 COVID-19 cases and 3,194 deaths. An increase of 418 cases and 6 deaths overnight Number of confirmed cases : 73,527 Number of persons tested negative : 578,430 Total testing volume : 818,993 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,194 Number of probable deaths : 131 Currently hospitalized : 386 Acute care : 278...
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