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Vehicle Overturns in McDonald’s Drive Thru

Vehicle Overturns in McDonald’s Drive Thru

Fire and Rescue crews in St. Mary’s County responded to the Leonardtown McDonald’s located at 40950 Merchants Lane around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 13 for report of a vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle flipped over in the area of the drive thru. Investigation revealed an elderly driver...
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Waldorf House Destroyed by Fire, Occupant Injured

Waldorf House Destroyed by Fire, Occupant Injured

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Waldorf that has displaced one local family. Over 35 firefighters from Waldorf, La Plata, Bryans Road, Accokeek and Brandywine VFD’s responded to 21oo block of Westwood Drive on April 11 around 9:44 p.m. for report of a house fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover...
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Jailbirds Needed Bail Money to Get Released

Jailbirds Needed Bail Money to Get Released

On Wednesday big hearted jailbirds were brought in or turned themselves in to the makeshift jail at Outback Steakhouse in Prince Frederick. Each of the “inmates” was allowed to make phone calls from their “jail cells” in order to obtain the needed “bond money”. This was a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association. All the...
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April is Month of Young Child

April is Month of Young Child

On Tuesday, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April as Month of the Young Child. The Interagency Council for Families and Children, the Success by 6 initiative of the United Way of Calvert County and other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children...
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Couple Arrested for Burglary, Theft

Couple Arrested for Burglary, Theft

On April 10 at 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 7000 block of Quicktree Farm Court in Hughesville for the report of a theft in progress. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised a man and a woman had just stolen approximately 20 metal dry wall liners. Officers located the suspects...
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Traffic Alert: Thomas Johnson Bridge Now Open

Traffic Alert: Thomas Johnson Bridge Now Open

UPDATE 5:20pm – Both lanes are open, but major delays are still expected. UPDATE 4:40pm – Police are escorting State Highway and a tow truck to the scene now, from rt 235. UPDATE 4:10pm – Traffic is alternating north and south using one lane at this time. Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of multiple accidents on the Thomas Johnson...
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Two Boaters Rescued from Chesapeake Bay off Point Lookout

Two Boaters Rescued from Chesapeake Bay off Point Lookout

(Point Lookout, Maryland) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police and Ridge Volunteer Fire Department personnel rescued two people from a sailboat at the mouth of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay after being battered around by strong winds and high seas. On  April 10, 2012, at approximately 10:30 pm, Robert G. Weber, 59...
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Commissioners Proclaim April as Month of the Military Child

Commissioners Proclaim April as Month of the Military Child

Photo Courtesy of Charles County Government Thousands of brave Americans demonstrate their courage and commitment to freedom by serving the armed forces of the United States of America in active duty posts around the world. More than 40 percent of these soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have left families with children behind. More than...
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Single Vehicle Rollover Leaves One Injured

Single Vehicle Rollover Leaves One Injured

On Tuesday, April 10 around 1:32 a.m., police and fire were dispatched to report of an accident with injuries along the 48800 block of Evergreen Park Road in St. James. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle rollover. Investigation revealed the single occupant wrecked a Subaru Legacy on Evergreen Park Road but...
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Introducing Personalized Touch Catering, LLC

 The owner of Personalized Touch Catering, LLC, Patty Sparks after 15 years is having fun doing exactly what she enjoys, and owes it all to the support of the community. “I have been catering for 15 years but since Oct. 2011 have gone to full-time catering and gave up my 9-5  job during the...
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Man Busted Selling Drugs from Ice Cream Truck

Man Busted Selling Drugs from Ice Cream Truck

On March 30, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received a tip through Crime Solvers about a man selling drugs from an ice cream truck. The tipster indicated the suspect had just sold packets of marijuana and was believed to still be in possession of drugs. Officers located the truck near...
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Hundreds of Pills Recovered in Traffic Stop

Hundreds of Pills Recovered in Traffic Stop

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotic Detectives recently made the following arrests: Suspect Brian Christopher Hancock, 33 of Leonardtown was stopped by a Sheriff’s Office Deputy and was placed under arrest for “Driving under the Influence of Prescription Medication”. He resisted arrest, however was eventually placed into custody. Vice Narcotics Detectives continued the investigation and found...
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Cocaine Distribution Arrest in St. Mary’s County

Cocaine Distribution Arrest in St. Mary’s County

 Kenneth Edward Miller, 46 of Lexington Park was indicted and subsequently arrested by Vice Narcotics Detectives for “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”. He was originally arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at approximately 6:45 p.m., by St. Mary’s County deputies while on patrol in the 21600 block Great Mills Road in Lexington...
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New Gift Registry Available at CMM Store

New Gift Registry Available at CMM Store

Getting what you really want is now a reality and so close to home in Solomons! A new Gift Registry program in time for Mother’s Day has been launched at the Calvert Marine Museum Store. It’s FREE and easy to participate – just stop by and have some fun choosing exactly what you want...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville House Fire Under Investigation

UPDATE: Mechanicsville House Fire Under Investigation

UPDATE April 10 Investigation revealed the occupants of the home were alerted to the fire when they heard a noise coming from the rear of the house. They immediately evacuated and then called 911. The back portion of the dwelling was destroyed and the investigation is continuing. The family has been displaced as a...
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St. Mary’s Drug Arrests

St. Mary’s Drug Arrests

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives have made the following arrests: Jared Lee Mansfield, 23 of Hughesville, Md., was indicted by Vice Narcotics Detectives after he was found in possession of both “Marijuana” and “Oxycodone” in sufficient quantity to indicate the intent to distribute. Also seized was $8,700 in cash. Suspect Mansfield was arrested in...
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UPDATE: La Plata Home Destroyed by Fire

UPDATE: La Plata Home Destroyed by Fire

On Monday, April 9, around 12:45 p.m., over 60 firefighters from both Charles and Prince George’s Counties responded to a townhouse fire in the 100 blk of Charleston Ct. in La Plata. The two alarm blaze completely destroyed a three level town home. Investigation revealed a neighbor was alerted to the exterior fire when she...
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Woman with Child Arrested for DUI, Drugs at Accident Scene

Woman with Child Arrested for DUI, Drugs at Accident Scene

On April 1 at 10:50 p.m. DFC J. Smith came upon a two vehicle crash at Md. Rt. 4 north and Patuxent Point Parkway in Solomons.  A woman and her child were out of their vehicle and standing in the roadway.  DFC Smith got out of his vehicle and instructed the woman to get...
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Local Ballroom Dancers Win Competition in Baltimore

Local Ballroom Dancers Win Competition in Baltimore

Ballroom dancing is not just a lovely diversion on Monday night TV, it is also a challenging and energetic competition sport, as two local dancers discovered recently. Donna Jordan, owner of The House of Dance in Hollywood, MD, and Ballroom Instructor, Elizabeth Combs, took their skills to the next level during the Baltimore Dancesport Challenge...
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Annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Derby at Gilbert Run Park

Annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Derby at Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Department of Public Works, Parks Division will sponsor the 2012 annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Fishing Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between the...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On April 7, 2012 at approximately 7:50 p.m. a 2002 Toyota Tacoma operated by David Michael Bell Jr., 22, of Leonardtown was traveling eastbound on Medley’s Neck Road near Tower Hill Road in Leonardtown, Maryland. The vehicle left the roadway and stuck a dirt embankment. The vehicle rolled down the embankment, struck a ditch...
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Man Jailed for Lusby Assault

Man Jailed for Lusby Assault

On Thursday, April 5, 2012 at approximately 9:35 a.m., a 911 call was received at the Calvert County Control Center in reference to a fight in progress.  The witness/complainant reported that one man was beating another man with a “brick” at 133 Cove Point Road in Lusby.  The complainant also knew that fire marshals...
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6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show

6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show

Set for Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 will be the annual tribute to waterfowl and art The 6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show. The two-day event will be held at the Grace Lutheran Family Life Center located at 1200 Charles St. in La Plata. Each year, the Community Foundation of Charles County...
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Firefighters Battling House Fire in Leonardtown

Firefighters Battling House Fire in Leonardtown

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are responding to report of a working house fire in the 41900 block of Domitilla Court in the Academy Hills subdivision in Leonardtown. The fire was reported around 10:45 a.m. on Friday, April 6. Crews arrived on scene to discover fire shooting from the roof and heavy smoke coming from...
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Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

Robert Clements, of Lexington Park, Md., fished off the beach at Hog Point in the mouth of the Patuxent River on Wednesday, April 4th, and caught four nice croaker (hardhead in local lingo). These were the first brought into The Tackle Box and won the $50.00 gift card for the first croaker of the...
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