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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Two Men From New York on Drug Distribution Charges

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Two Men From New York on Drug Distribution Charges

On November 22, 2020 at approximately 7:00p.m., Trooper First Class E. Ruggles of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Three Notch Road in the area of Buck Hewitt Road, Lexington Park. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 225 grams of suspected pure opium powder, approximately 135 grams...
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Monday, November 30, 2020: Maryland Reports 1,923 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Monday, November 30, 2020: Maryland Reports 1,923 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As  of Monday, November 30, 2020, Maryland reports 198,370 COVID-19 cases and 4,486 deaths. An increase of 1,923 cases and 16 deaths over 24 hours. There are 1,527 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 66 over yesterday. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 198,370 Number of persons tested negative : 2,146,539 Total testing...
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Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

A heat sanitization box designed and developed by entrepreneurs at TechPort, UAS Business Incubator and Community Innovation Hub of Southern Maryland, to assist frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by making personal protective equipment (PPE) reusable was instrumental in yesterday’s announcement on Dry Heat by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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UPDATE: DC Homicide Detective Shot & Killed by Wife in Charles County

UPDATE: DC Homicide Detective Shot & Killed by Wife in Charles County

UPDATE: In a statement issued Saturday afternoon, the DC Police Department said: It is with heavy hearts that the Metropolitan Police Department announces that MPD Detective Timothy Francis, most recently assigned to the Homicide Unit’s Natural Squad, tragically passed away. Francis was shot and killed in a domestic-related homicide yesterday in Charles County, Maryland....
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Citizens Asked to Participate in the Maryland State Police Holiday Drive! November 27, 2020, to December 20, 2020

The mens and women of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack are excited to announce the opening of their annual holiday toy drive. Please consider helping because due to the pandemic, we have more people in need of our help. Thank you in advance for your generosity and assistance. Have a safe and happy...
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Update: 22-Year-Old Huntingtown Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

Update: 22-Year-Old Huntingtown Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: On November 26, 2020 at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to single vehicle crash on Wilson Road in the area of Allday Road in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival units located a Ford SUV off the roadway that been involved in the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9 and Maryland State Police Aviation Find Two Missing 7-Year-Old Twins from Prince Frederick

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9 and Maryland State Police Aviation Find Two Missing 7-Year-Old Twins from Prince Frederick

UPDATE 6:02 P.M., Units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance from K9 units and the Maryland State Police Aviation Team, the two missing children have been found safe and UNHARMED. 5:29 P.M: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for two missing 7-year-old twins missing from Fireberry Court in Prince...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,697 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,697 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As  of Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Maryland reports 188,161 COVID-19 cases and 4,363 deaths. An increase of 2,697 cases and 38 deaths over 24 hours. There are 1,406 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 65 over yesterday. A week earlier, on Wednesday, November 18th, Maryland reported 171,823 COVID-19 cases and 4,201 deaths. Todays numbers...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After Head-on Collision in Friendship

UPDATE: Brandywine Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After Head-on Collision in Friendship

UPDATE 11/25/2020: On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of W. Chesapeake Beach Road and Sansbury Road for a two vehicle head-on collision. The investigation revealed that a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze was following a Dodge Ram pickup truck while travelling westbound on Chesapeake Beach Road near Sansbury...
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UPDATE: Pasadena Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder, and Attempted First Degree Murder in Shooting of Two Anne Arundel County Detectives

UPDATE: Pasadena Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder, and Attempted First Degree Murder in Shooting of Two Anne Arundel County Detectives

UPDATE 11/25/2020: Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Joseph Willis, 22, of Pasadena entered a guilty plea to one count of first degree murder in the death of Christopher Jones and two counts of attempted first degree murder of Anne Arundel County Detectives William S. Ballard and Ian Preece....
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 6,711 New Cases of COVID-19 in 4 Days

Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 6,711 New Cases of COVID-19 in 4 Days

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Maryland reports 183,797 COVID-19 cases and 4,293 deaths. An increase of 6,711 cases and 48 deaths over 4 days. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 183,797 Number of persons tested negative : 2,054,695 Total testing volume : 4,171,674 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,293 Number of probable...
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Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and with the new surge of COVID-19 intensifying in Maryland and across the nation, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of a wide-scale compliance, education, and enforcement operation to slow the spread of the virus and keep Maryland safely open for business. “I know that there is growing...
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Hogan Administration Announces $19 Million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants

Hogan Administration Announces $19 Million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 17 Maryland local jurisdictions were awarded $19.3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants, which will address the needs of more than 3,600 households across the state. “Maryland has continued to be a national leader in our COVID-19 response, which is why we have responded aggressively with targeted...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Charlie

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Charlie

NAS Patuxent River has transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo to Charlie effective Nov. 21, 2020 as a result of increasing COVID-19 cases in the Southern Maryland region. HPCONs are protocols for public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on risk levels within a local community...
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Friday, November 20, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,353 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Friday, November 20, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,353 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Friday, November 20, 2020, Maryland reports 177,086 COVID-19 cases and 4,245 deaths. An increase of 2,353 cases and 25 deaths over 24 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 177,086 Number of persons tested negative : 2,008,345 Total testing volume : 4,039,322 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,245 Number of probable...
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Police Officer by Day and Night! Superhero! And Now…Citizen of the Year!

Police Officer by Day and Night! Superhero! And Now…Citizen of the Year!

By days, evenings and midnights, he’s a police officer right here in Charles County! But on his days off, he turns into a superhero. Literally. For eight years now, PFC Ron Walls, Jr., a nine-year-veteran of the CCSO, has donned a Spiderman, Black Panther or other superhero costume and has visited sick children at...
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Maryland Reporting Largest Number of Daily New Cases Since the Pandemic Began, With 2,910 New Cases of COVID-19

Maryland Reporting Largest Number of Daily New Cases Since the Pandemic Began, With 2,910 New Cases of COVID-19

Maryland is reporting 2,910 new cases of COVID-19, the largest number of daily new cases since the pandemic began. The case rate has increased to 31.7 per 100K, and total hospitalizations are now at their highest level since May. Yesterday, Maryland set a new record-high volume of tests (43,969). One of the most important...
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Sign of The Whale Liquor Store in Lexington Park Damaged by Fire, No Injuries Reported

Sign of The Whale Liquor Store in Lexington Park Damaged by Fire, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Hollywood, and Valley Lee responded to Sign of The Whale Liquor Store located at 21899 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported commercial building fire. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke coming from...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 69-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 69-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

UPDATE: On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at North Sandgates Road near the intersection of Cavalier Street. Deputies arrived on the scene where a single vehicle drove off the roadway and into a wooded ravine. The St....
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Virginia Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Prison for Kidnapping Calvert County Woman and Later Attempting to Have Her Killed

Virginia Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Prison for Kidnapping Calvert County Woman and Later Attempting to Have Her Killed

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Henry Lee Kenner II, age 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for kidnapping and witness tampering. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K....
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Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Federal Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Federal Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel today sentenced Steven Jerome, age 33, of Leonardtown, today to 150 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the federal charge of distribution of fentanyl. Jerome acknowledged that his distribution of fentanyl resulted in the death of two victims. The sentence was announced...
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Photos Updated: Charles County Police Still Searching for Charles Daniel Springston Jr, 66, of Indian Head

11/25/2020:UPDATE / PHOTO Added – In continuing our efforts to try locating missing person Charles Daniel Springston, Jr., 66, of Indian Head, family members have provided us a new photo of “Danny” as he’s known to them. Danny left his house on Abell Lane on November 13 to take a walk and never returned....
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November 17, 2020: Largest-Ever Daily Increase of New Cases of COVID-19 in Maryland

November 17, 2020: Largest-Ever Daily Increase of New Cases of COVID-19 in Maryland

As of Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Maryland reports 169,805 COVID-19 cases and 4,186 deaths. An increase of 2,149 cases and 26 deaths over 24 hours. Maryland is now seeing widespread community transmission, not just in cities and urban areas, but in rural counties that had not experienced the large spikes earlier this year. Today...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in White Plains, One Transported to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in White Plains, One Transported to Trauma Center

On Monday, November 16, 2020, at approximately 8:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Billingsley Road and St. Patrick’s Drive in White Plains, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned and one subject ejected. Police arrived on the scene to report one subject in the roadway...
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St. Mary’s County Reaches New Peak for COVID-19 Case Rate

St. Mary’s County Reaches New Peak for COVID-19 Case Rate

Ongoing surveillance of local COVID-19 data by the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has shown a recent surge in several key indicators, including: • Total cases of COVID-19 in St. Mary’s County residents: 1,826 (+157 in past 7 days) • New Case Rate per 100,000: 16.15 (+5.84 in past 7 days, 57% increase)...
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