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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status for Monday, Feb 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status for Monday, Feb 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River is to open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2, 2021 due to inclement weather. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours...
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Governor Hogan Announces South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that state health officials have confirmed a case of COVID-19 caused by the new B.1.351 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a Maryland resident. The new variant’s presence in Maryland was confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health in consultation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Antiterrorism, Force Protection Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Antiterrorism, Force Protection Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise February 1, to February 12, 2021.  These Naval installations include Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021...
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Court Security Specialist David Koenig Retires After 26 Years of Service

Court Security Specialist David Koenig Retires After 26 Years of Service

After 26 years of dedicated service to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Court Security Specialist David Koenig officially retires on January 29, 2021. Koenig retired from the Maryland State Police and began his career with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1995, where he served faithfully for 26 years. Koenig...
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Winter Storm Warning for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Winter Storm Warning for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for St. Mary’s County for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m. Heavy snow is expected with an accumulation of  3 to 6 inches. Snow will begin between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. falling steadily through midday Sunday. Snow...
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McLane Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 43 Years of Service

McLane Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 43 Years of Service

Jeff McLane is bringing his remarkable 43 years of dedicated service to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to a close this week as he enters well-deserved retirement on Jan. 29, 2021. McLane served as a law enforcement officer for 27 1/2 years and most recently, served as the agency’s Armorer since 2005. McLane...
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No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, at approximately 10:25 p.m., volunteer firefighters from Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Hughesville, and Hollywood responded to 27075 Mt Zion Church Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story split foyer home with smoke showing. Firefighters immediately made an aggressive interior...
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Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Larry Hogan today issued an emergency order stating that, as of Monday, February 1, bars and restaurants will no longer be required to close at 10 p.m. In recent weeks, the state has distributed an additional $80 million in economic assistance to Maryland hotels and hospitality businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Today’s actions...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Low Speed Police Chase in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Low Speed Police Chase in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at approximately 5:10 p.m., a 911 caller reported a suspected impaired driver operating a blue Ford Focus sedan in the area of Point Lookout Road and Great Mills Road. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack located the vehicle on Pegg Road and attempted to conduct a traffic...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces New “Engine 31” Pierce Arrow XT Pumper, Coming in 2022

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces New “Engine 31” Pierce Arrow XT Pumper, Coming in 2022

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce the departments President Johnson, Secretary Eno, & Treasure Waikart signed the contract for a Pierce Arrow XT Pumper. This will be the departments 7th Pierce apparatus. The drawing below is the preliminary drawing and will be finalized at the Pre-engineering meeting sometime this summer....
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Progress, State Averaging More Than 22,000 Shots Administered Per Day

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Progress, State Averaging More Than 22,000 Shots Administered Per Day

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland providers have now administered nearly 450,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, after reporting more than 30,000 doses administered on Wednesday. “While the speed of vaccinations continues to increase, and our distribution network continues to expand, our supply from the federal government remains extremely limited,” said Governor Hogan. “I...
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Maryland State Troopers Arrests Three Virginia Men and Find Large Amount of Drugs, Three Loaded Handguns During Traffic Stop in Charles County

Maryland State Troopers Arrests Three Virginia Men and Find Large Amount of Drugs, Three Loaded Handguns During Traffic Stop in Charles County

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, at approximately 2:58 a.m., Trooper R. Thomas from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Impact of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network in 2020, Dismantling of 282 Criminal Enterprises

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Impact of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network in 2020, Dismantling of 282 Criminal Enterprises

Governor Larry Hogan announced another successful year for law enforcement agencies focused on reducing violent crime in Maryland as part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). MCIN, a criminal justice strategy announced by Governor Hogan in 2017 and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, encourages local, state, and federal...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announces Donation of PPE Sterilizer from Local Southern Maryland Companies

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announces Donation of PPE Sterilizer from Local Southern Maryland Companies

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is the fortunate recipient of a donation that will have a tremendous impact on the use/reuse and recycling of PPE. A group of Southern Maryland entrepreneurs and manufacturers teamed up to build a new dry heat oven to help health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The modular unit can...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. As a founding member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office pledges to continue to combat human trafficking by working with our partners to investigate and prosecute traffickers and rescue victims.  The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force is a collaborative effort of trafficking...
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St. Mary’s County January 26, 2021 Commissioners Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County January 26, 2021 Commissioners Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their final regular business meeting of the month, Tuesday, January 26, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Following approval of the consent agenda, the Commissioners recognized more than 250 volunteers who serve on various county boards, committees and commissions. The annual recognition highlights the collaborative approach between...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

For the last three years, the Sneade’s Ace Home Centers in Lusby and Owings have run a “Give a Gift That Counts” promotion the week leading up to Christmas, and each year they have donated $10,000 to Calvert Hospice from that promotion. This year, they also ran the same promotion in their Charlotte Hall...
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Commissioners Hear Tourism Marketing and Media Plan from Visit St. Mary’s MD Board

Commissioners Hear Tourism Marketing and Media Plan from Visit St. Mary’s MD Board

Resourcefulness, and creativity defined St. Mary’s County’s response to tourism challenges faced in 2020. In a report to the Commissioners, Economic Development Director Chris Kaselemis and Chair of the Visit St. Mary’s MD (VSMMD) Board, Dr. Regina Faden, described key accomplishments and strategies implemented as the tourism industry navigated pandemic conditions. Visit St. Mary’s...
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Police in Calvert County Make Sex Offense Arrest and Believe There are Additional Victims

Police in Calvert County Make Sex Offense Arrest and Believe There are Additional Victims

On January 21, 2021, Detectives of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Donald Allen Hayes, 31 of Lusby, for sex offenses committed against juvenile female victims. Hayes used social media platforms to contact the victims and send/request sexually explicit material. Hayes offered victims gifts, controlled substances, and vaping materials. Hayes arranged...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of Grocery Store Thief

Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of Grocery Store Thief

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 9:45 pm, the suspect fled the McKay’s grocery store in Charlotte Hall with items both in his shopping cart and inside of his clothing that he did not pay for....
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Governor Hogan Announces Additional $20.7 Million in Education Relief Funding

Governor Hogan Announces Additional $20.7 Million in Education Relief Funding

Governor Larry Hogan today announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect in Leonardtown Theft Investigation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect in Leonardtown Theft Investigation

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:42 p.m., the suspect entered the Ace Hardware store in Leonardtown. In an aisle, the suspect picked up several packages of Dewalt DW4856 saw blades, removed the blades from their packaging, placed the packaging back on the shelf and placed the blades inside of his jacket and left...
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Comptroller Franchot Announces Tax Season to Begin on February 12, 2021

Comptroller Franchot Announces Tax Season to Begin on February 12, 2021

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that processing of personal income tax returns for Tax Year 2020 will begin on February 12, 2021, several weeks later than the traditional mid-to-late January opening date. The delayed start allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) additional time to implement changes related to federal COVID-19 relief packages. Corporate income...
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February 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

February 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – January 22, 2021 – Enjoy museum events and activities in a variety of ways during the month of February. Whether you’re joining us for story time in the Harms Gallery or participating in a free public virtual lecture, there’s something for everyone this month at the Calvert Marine Museum. Following the...
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La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence – Lieutenant Michael Payne and Police Officer First Class John Piersa

La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence – Lieutenant Michael Payne and Police Officer First Class John Piersa

La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence – Lieutenant Michael Payne and Police Officer First Class John Piersa were recently recognized along with law enforcement officers from around the State of Maryland by earning the Maryland Highway Traffic Safety Office’s – Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Award. LPPD now has six officers who have earned...
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