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The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Selects First Executive Director

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Selects First Executive Director

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association president Captain (retired) George Hill made the initial announcement that the Board of Directors had selected Ms. Amy Davis for the position of Executive Director in the museum’s newsletter, sent via email on August 27th. “Amy is eminently qualified for this position and is certain to continue her...
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Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Additional Safe and Gradual Reopenings

Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Additional Safe and Gradual Reopenings

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s improving health metrics, Maryland will begin to move into Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with additional safe and gradual reopenings. As with Stages One and Two, Stage Three will be implemented in multiple phases with a flexible, community-based approach that...
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UPDATE: Funeral Arrangements and Obituary for Firefighter Dylan Smith

Dylan Michael Smith, 27, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away on August 29th 2020 in Washington D.C. after a 4-year long battle with brain cancer. Dylan was born at Anne Arundel Hospital to Shari and Carroll Smith on June 20th 1993. He worked as an elevator mechanic for 7 years at Schindler Elevators. He’s...
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SMECO Warns of Subjects Posing as Workers Attempting to Enter Homes

SMECO Warns of Subjects Posing as Workers Attempting to Enter Homes

SMECO has released a warning to please be aware of incident where people have been posing as workers trying to enter their homes. SMECO says Unless you have an appointment, SMECO representatives will not ask to enter your home. If you live in SMECO’s service area, you may receive a call from Itron asking...
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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Located Missing Juvenile

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Located Missing Juvenile

UPDATE: Dondre returned home this afternoon. Thank you everyone. 9/1/2020: Help Needed Locating Missing Juvenile: The Charles County Sheriff‘s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Dondre Lowell Shaw, 15, of Waldorf. Shaw left his residence in Waldorf several days ago and has had contact with his family since then, but he...
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St. Mary’s County Criminal Summons Served in Month of July, 2020

St. Mary’s County Criminal Summons Served in Month of July, 2020

Criminal Summons Served-July 2020 07/01/20- Keith Leonard Mackall, age 57 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property and Theft by Cpl. Reppel# 141. CASE# 34906-20 07/01/20- Joseph Timothy Price, age 56 of Leonardtown- Theft by DFC. Roszell# 296. CASE# 37980-20 07/02/20- Emmanuel Gavin Ramon Wright, age 18 of Mechanicsville- Theft by...
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Anne Arundel County Police Investigating Homicide, Multiple Shootings and Reports of Shots Fired

Anne Arundel County Police Investigating Homicide, Multiple Shootings and Reports of Shots Fired

8/29/2020: At approximately 2:35 p.m., officers responded for reports of multiple gunshots fired in the unit block of Johnson Road in Pasadena. Upon arrival, officers met with several witnesses who reported hearing shots in the area and indicated a residence where they believed the sounds were coming from. The investigation revealed that an individual...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in California Shopping Center

Minor Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in California Shopping Center

On Monday, August 31, 2020, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the PetSmart on Alton Lane and Old Rolling Road in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway...
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Focus Group Participants Needed to Identify Priority Health Needs in St. Mary’s County

Focus Group Participants Needed to Identify Priority Health Needs in St. Mary’s County

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership invites community members to participate in focus groups to identify local health needs as part of the Community Health Needs Assessment process. Data collected will inform the development of an updated Community Health Improvement Plan for St. Mary’s County. Focus groups will be held virtually via Google Meets throughout...
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Leonardtown Announces Launch of Welcome Back Leonardtown Campaign

Leonardtown Announces Launch of Welcome Back Leonardtown Campaign

“Leonardtown is excited to invite everyone back to Town. Our local businesses are opening their doors and are happy to safely welcome you back again!”, says Leonardtown Mayor, Daniel Burris. The Town of Leonardtown launches a Welcome Back Leonardtown Campaign, a collaborative effort from the Commissioners of Leonardtown, the Leonardtown Business Association, St. Mary’s...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, St. Mary’s County Government announces the following changes to operations: All administrative offices remain closed to the public due to COVID-19, but no appointments will be accepted Monday, Sept. 7. Departments will resume accepting appointments during regular business hours Tuesday, Sept. 8. The...
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CH-53K Integrated Test Team Stretches King Stallion’s Sea Legs

CH-53K Integrated Test Team Stretches King Stallion’s Sea Legs

A team of pilots and engineers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River recently completed a crucial series of sea trials of the CH-53K King Stallion that not only provided them with valuable developmental test information about the aircraft, but could change the way the squadron...
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Maryland Fraudsters Facing Federal Indictment for Fraudulent $28 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

Maryland Fraudsters Facing Federal Indictment for Fraudulent $28 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted Dennis Mbongeni Jali, age 35, formerly of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; John Erasmus Frimpong, age 40, of Upper Marlboro; and Arley Ray Johnson, age 61, of Bowie, Maryland on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering.  The indictment was returned on July 27, 2020, and...
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Coast Guard Notes Increase in Illegal Charters Across the Mid-Atlantic, Halts Voyages

Coast Guard Notes Increase in Illegal Charters Across the Mid-Atlantic, Halts Voyages

The Coast Guard has discovered and halted the voyages of at least five illegal charters discovered across the Mid-Atlantic since July. An illegal charter is a pay-for-hire operation where boat owners or someone they hire take passengers on the water without the proper credentials, and in some cases without proper safety gear or inspections....
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Public Notice: St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Public Notice: St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting sanitary sewer overflows at the following areas: Piney Point, Forrest Run, California Run and Pembrooke neighborhoods. The sanitary sewer overflows are a result of the inundation of flood waters and heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Laura which are impacting several wastewater pumping stations....
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Charles County Public Schools Announce Applications for Three Programs Open on September 1, 2020

Charles County Public Schools Announce Applications for Three Programs Open on September 1, 2020

Parents who live in Title I school zones with children who are 3 years old by Sept. 1 can apply for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Thriving Threes and Me Early Learning Program. The application launches online Tuesday, Sept. 1 and children must meet certain criteria for program acceptance. The program features a...
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Governor Hogan: Every County School System Now Fully Authorized to Begin Safely Reopening

Governor Hogan: Every County School System Now Fully Authorized to Begin Safely Reopening

As a result of improved COVID-19 health metrics across the state, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that every county school system in Maryland is now fully authorized to begin safely reopening. The authority and decision making on safe openings continues to rest with county boards of education. Decisions should be based on a set...
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Commissioners Approve Transportation Plan for Non-Public School Bus Riders and Families

Commissioners Approve Transportation Plan for Non-Public School Bus Riders and Families

As part of their ongoing support for schools in St. Marys County, the Commissioners authorized the distribution of the non-public school transportation plan. The plan was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides detailed guidance for the safety of staff and students. The revised Parent/Student Handbook and Back to School Plan provides...
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Police in Lexington Park Arrest 16-Year-Old Boy with Loaded Handgun After Foot Chase

Police in Lexington Park Arrest 16-Year-Old Boy with Loaded Handgun After Foot Chase

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County arrested 16 year-old, Kyreek Adams, of Lexington Park, on Thursday, August 27, 2020, on multiple gun charges. Adams was charged as an adult with the following: POSS OF FIREARM MINOR KNOW ALTER FIREARM ID NUMBER HANDGUN ON PERSON LOADED HANDGUN ON PERSON Police Arrested Adams after a short...
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No Injuries Reported After Concrete Mixer Truck is Struck by Train in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Concrete Mixer Truck is Struck by Train in Waldorf

On Friday, August 21, 2020, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Gallant Lane and Gallant Green Road in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle collision involving a Freight Train. Crews arrived on the scene to find a freight train struck a concrete mixer as the truck was crossing the railroad...
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No Injuries Reported, Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Regency Furniture Warehouse in Brandywine

No Injuries Reported, Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Regency Furniture Warehouse in Brandywine

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, and Prince George’s Counties responded to the Regency Furniture Warehouse located at 7900 Cedarville Road in Brandywine, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the first floor of the large commercial warehouse, and a...
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Police Arrest One Man, Currently Searching for Two Other Suspects After Attempted Armed Robbery and Shooting

Police Arrest One Man, Currently Searching for Two Other Suspects After Attempted Armed Robbery and Shooting

UPDATE – 8/27/2020: After conducting an investigation that included gathering statements and evidence, Northern District Detectives identified Kevin Michael McNally as a suspect in this shooting. On August 21, 2020 detectives conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 4300 block of Alan Drive in Baltimore where they located McNally. He was placed...
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Drunk Driver Receives Maximum Sentence of 14-Years in Prison After Death of Passenger in 2018 Crash

Drunk Driver Receives Maximum Sentence of 14-Years in Prison After Death of Passenger in 2018 Crash

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that the Honorable Mark Crooks sentenced Tashya Johnson, 34, of Glen Burnie to 14 years in prison for one count of negligent manslaughter for the death of 16-year-old Tyrese Glenn and for driving while intoxicated and endangering the lives of two other teenagers, including...
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Tuesday, August 25th Commissioner Meeting Review – Food Services, Early Childhood Education, Coronavirus Relief Grants Passed

Tuesday, August 25th Commissioner Meeting Review – Food Services, Early Childhood Education, Coronavirus Relief Grants Passed

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. During their regular work session, the Commissioners delivered two proclamations, recognized county employees, met with the Board of Education to approve multiple grants, received a briefing from the St. Mary’s County Library, and approved multiple requests from the Department of...
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Self Service Sandbags Available for Citizens Starting Friday, August 28, 2020, to Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Self Service Sandbags Available for Citizens Starting Friday, August 28, 2020, to Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Self-service sandbags will be available Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, for citizens wishing to prepare for next week’s possible flooding conditions due to Hurricane Laura. Sandbags will be available Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following convenience center locations: Charlotte Hall – 37766 New Market Turner Road Oakville – 26630 North Sandgates...
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