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Calvert County Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Fleeing Motor Vehicle Collision That Caused Hours Long Power Outage in California

Calvert County Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Fleeing Motor Vehicle Collision That Caused Hours Long Power Outage in California

On Thursday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 11:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard in California, for the reported single vehicle into a pole. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility pole with...
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VIDEO: Five Displaced After Trailer Fire in Lexington Park, State Fire Marshal Investigating

VIDEO: Five Displaced After Trailer Fire in Lexington Park, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 46165 Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported structure on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a single wide trailer with exposures on multiple sides. Crews...
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Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed Monday, May 30. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility...
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Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Updates will be provided throughout the day on this article. The risk of severe thunderstorms over much of our region today is ENHANCED (level 3 of 5). Damaging winds appear to be the primary threat, but hail, a few tornadoes, & flooding are also possible. Remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions late this...
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Charles County Public Schools Students Earn Medals in Recent SkillsUSA State Championship

Charles County Public Schools Students Earn Medals in Recent SkillsUSA State Championship

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students from North Point High School and Robert D. Stethem Educational Center participated in the state Skills USA Maryland state championship held on April 1-2. Each year, the state championship showcases more than 1,000 Maryland Career and Technology Education (CTE) students who compete in over 90 skilled, occupationally related...
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375 Students Graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

375 Students Graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, graduated 375 students with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Saturday, May 14, outdoors on the campus’ Townhouse Green. The commencement address was delivered by Terron Hillsman, director of the ecological sciences division for the USDA-...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Polly Hansen Named the 2022 Nurse of the Year

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Polly Hansen Named the 2022 Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to Polly Hansen, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, recently named the 2022 Nurse of the Year at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital! Polly was surprised with the news during her shift in the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center on the first day of #NursesWeek. Polly is known for her compassionate, calm, and supportive approach to...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Place at MAA Sectional Conference

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Place at MAA Sectional Conference

On April 22-23, St. Mary’s College of Maryland students presented their work at the MD-DC-VA sectional conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) held in Germantown, Maryland. Gillian Carr ’22 won the award for the best student presentation. The “Radical Dash” team of Alyson Conover ’22, Gillian Carr ’22, Joseph Daly ’24 and...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Collision in California

One Injured After Single Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with the operator trapped. Firefighters from Bay...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms, 3,339 Acres of Farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester Counties

Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms, 3,339 Acres of Farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester Counties

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 22 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on May 11, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,339 acres of prime farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than...
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Mother Charged After Baby Overdoses on Drugs – Police Recover Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine at the Scene

Mother Charged After Baby Overdoses on Drugs – Police Recover Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine at the Scene

On Monday, May 9, 2022, police responded to an apartment on Mechanicsville Road, in Mechanicsville, for the report of a baby not breathing. Upon arrival, police made contact with the mother of the 20-month-old female victim and she was identified as Samantha Marie Shadrick, 39, of Mechanicsville. Shadrick told police that earlier in the...
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Clara Rosetta Joy, 92

Clara Rosetta Joy, 92

Clara Rosetta Joy, 92, of Hollywood, MD passed away on May 7, 2022 at her home surrounded by all her children’s love. Clara was born on August 14, 1929 at the family home located in Hollywood, MD to the late Robert Ditman and Myrtle Madeline Ferguson. She was the oldest of five siblings with...
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Mary Ann Blair, 83

Mary Ann Blair, 83

Mary Ann Blair, 83, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on May 6, 2022. She was born on January 11, 1939 to the late Alfred and Lucy Blair in Washington, D.C., and was the youngest of five siblings. Mary Ann is survived by her children Diane White (Andy) of Clements, MD, Thomas Westfall of Chaptico,...
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Anne Marie Alvey, “Sissy”

Anne Marie Alvey, “Sissy”

Anne Marie Alvey, “Sissy”, 62, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on May 5, 2022 at home. Born on October 6, 1959 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of Lois Ann Alvey of Leonardtown, MD and the late Leonard Jackson “Jack” Alvey. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children Shannon...
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Edward Herman Bowles, 69

Edward Herman Bowles, 69

Edward Herman Bowles, 69, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on May 1, 2022 at his home. Born on July 27, 1952 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph Herman Bowles and the late Livy Ann Harrison. He is survived by his siblings Joanne Benfield, Livy Lee Herche, Donnie Bowles, David...
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Terry Lynn Carson, 63

Terry Lynn Carson, 63

Terry Lynn Carson, 63, of Lusby, MD, formerly of Fort Washington, MD, passed away on April 24, 2022 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born on January 14, 1959, she was the daughter of Ronald Steven O’Leary and Jeanette Lee O’Leary. Terry is survived by her children Sara Lynn Merritt...
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Forrest Center Students Complete 2022 Internship Program with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Forrest Center Students Complete 2022 Internship Program with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The second-year Criminal Justice students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center completed their 2022 internship program with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on May 4, 2022. This year’s session marked the return of the internship program for the first time since 2019 because of COVID-19 restrictions in place during...
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MDOT SHA Performing Cleaning on Thomas Johnson Bridge on Sunday, May 15, 2022

MDOT SHA Performing Cleaning on Thomas Johnson Bridge on Sunday, May 15, 2022

MDOT SHA will clean the gutter and drainage areas of the Governor Thomas Johnson bridge Sunday, May 15, 2022. This routine maintenance work is expected to start at 6:00 a.m., and complete by 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. During work hours, one of the bridge’s two lanes will be closed, and crews will alternate traffic...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Prince Frederick

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the rear of the Super 8 Hotel located at 40 Commerce Lane in Prince Frederick, for the reported subject not breathing. Crews arrived on the scene to find the victim in the nearby wooded area in a homeless...
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Charles County Public Library Celebrates 100 Years with Parties and Music – May 16 to May 20, 2022

Charles County Public Library Celebrates 100 Years with Parties and Music – May 16 to May 20, 2022

Charles County Public Library (CCPL) continues the celebration for its 100th anniversary of serving Charles County. Started in a single room on the second floor of the county jail on Washington Avenue in La Plata in 1922, the library was made possible by the County Homemakers Club and County Extension Agent P.D. Brown. This...
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Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch Groundbreaking Announcement

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch Groundbreaking Announcement

On Tuesday, April 26, the construction contract for a new Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch was awarded to Scheibel Construction of Huntingtown, MD and a new building is one step closer. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 2pm.  The ceremony will take place at 5th Street & Chesapeake Ave, North Beach.  ...
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Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey Warns of Scams

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey Warns of Scams

Scam Alert – Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey reports that several residents have received a mailer from a California business named “Property Profile”. The mailer offers to provide the resident with a copy of his/her deed or other land title record, for a $107.00 fee.  Please be advised that there is no need...
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Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 2:35 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to 46409 Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2006 Acura TSX fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the...
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Chesapeake Ranch Water Company Wins State Awards

Chesapeake Ranch Water Company Wins State Awards

At the annual meeting awards ceremony of the Maryland Rural Water Association (MRWA) held in Ocean City, Md on May 4th, the Chesapeake Ranch Water Company (CRWC) received two prestigious awards. MRWA supports several hundred small and medium sized water and waste-water utilities throughout Maryland providing professional training and technical assistance as well as...
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Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:09 p.m., Northern District officers responded to MD Route 10 southbound between I-695 and Ordnance Rd for a multi-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that a gray Hyundai Elantra was stopped completely on the right shoulder of Route 10 with a reported flat tire. In front of the Hyundai...
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