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The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Installs New Signs to Highlight Southern Maryland Impaired Driving, and Opioid Crisis

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Installs New Signs to Highlight Southern Maryland Impaired Driving, and Opioid Crisis

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack unveiled a pair of signs to help bring attention to two important community issues: the opioid epidemic and drinking and driving. Allied law enforcement members, health officials and community members joined the state police Thursday for an unveiling ceremony outside the Leonardtown Barrack for the two newly installed...
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U.S. Army Reserve Opening New Facility in Charles County, Maryland on Thursday, August 22, 2019

U.S. Army Reserve Opening New Facility in Charles County, Maryland on Thursday, August 22, 2019

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., and will have guest speakers Major General Mark Palzer the commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, Mr. Reuben Collins the Charles County Commissioner President and Ms. Thomasina Coates the Charles County Commissioner for...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Fundraiser on September 7, 2019 for Firefighter and His Family After Losing Home to Fire

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Fundraiser on September 7, 2019 for Firefighter and His Family After Losing Home to Fire

On June 10, 2019, at 5:05 a.m., The Jones family had their world torn apart when a fire started in their garage and lead to them losing their home and a vast majority of their belongings. The story can be found here: Chris is a member of the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club Maryland...
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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence....
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UPDATE: 83-Year-Old Male Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Chaptico

UPDATE: 83-Year-Old Male Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Chaptico

UPDATE 8/16/2019: On August 15, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m. Garland Lawson Coleman succumbed to his injuries sustained in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up to the collision is asked to contact Deputy Matthew Beyer at...
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MetCom Reports Progress on Water Storage Tower Construction in St. Mary’s County

MetCom Reports Progress on Water Storage Tower Construction in St. Mary’s County

The Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) provides public water and sewer services to St. Mary’s County operating 17 elevated water storage towers, 37 ground storage towers, and 28 water supply and distribution systems, including 67 wells which annually supply approximately 1.4 billion gallons of water. In addition, MetCom owns and/or operates 7 wastewater treatment facilities treating...
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UPDATE: Great Mills Man Sentenced to 50 Years After Armed Robbery and Assault

UPDATE: Great Mills Man Sentenced to 50 Years After Armed Robbery and Assault

UPDATE 8/15/2019: Wayne Aloysius Jordan, Jr., 29, of Great Mills, was sentenced to a total of 71 years, suspended down to 50 years of active incarceration in prison. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz thanks Detective Austin Schultz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case. A St. Mary’s...
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Dr. Jay Lipoff Makes $500 Donation to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit

Dr. Jay Lipoff Makes $500 Donation to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received a generous donation on Monday, August 12, 2019, toward the agency’s K9 Unit. Dr. Jay Lipoff of Back at Your Best Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in California, donated $500 to go toward supplies for the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. “I appreciate all that...
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State Fire Marshals Office Investigating Camper Fire in Coltons Point

State Fire Marshals Office Investigating Camper Fire in Coltons Point

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 2:55 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, and Charles County responded to 38095 Graves Road in Coltons Point, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a small pull behind camper fully engulfed in fire with no threat to nearby structures. Firefighters...
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7th District Optimist Club Presents the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet at the St. Clements Island Museum on October 5, and 6, 2019

7th District Optimist Club Presents the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet at the St. Clements Island Museum on October 5, and 6, 2019

The 7th District Optimist Club is proud to present the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2019, at the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Coltons Point, MD. Held the first weekend of October for more than 50 years, the Blessing of the Fleet has become one of the most...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

The Maryland State Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in St. Mary’s County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. If you do drink, you are...
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Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months. Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions...
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Firefighters in Leonardtown Responded to Burchmart for Vehicle Fire Threatening a Structure

Firefighters in Leonardtown Responded to Burchmart for Vehicle Fire Threatening a Structure

On Monday, August 12, 2019, at approximately 12:55 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, and Seventh District responded to the Leonardtown Burchmart on Point Lookout Road and Washington Street in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening a building. Crews arrived on scene to find a pick-up truck with a dump truck body attachment,...
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Diana Josephine Vermillion, 73

Diana Josephine Vermillion, 73

Diana Josephine (“Diane” and “Bubbles”) Vermillion, 73, of Lusby, MD passed away on August 11, 2019. Born July 8, 1946 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Vermillion and Mary Frances (Panholzer) Vermillion. Diana moved to Calvert County from District Heights, MD in December of 1973. She was an accountant...
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St. Mary’s City State House Hosting Out of the Darkness Walk on October 27, 2019

St. Mary’s City State House Hosting Out of the Darkness Walk on October 27, 2019

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join us on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s City State House as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be a part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised...
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State Fire Marshals Office Investigating House Fire in North Beach

State Fire Marshals Office Investigating House Fire in North Beach

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from North Beach and surrounding departments responded to 9204 Atlantic Avenue, in North Beach, for the reported shed on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a shed on fire with extensions into a 2-story single family dwelling. The owner/occupant was identified as...
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Previously Convicted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison After Distributing Drugs that Resulted in Victims Death

Previously Convicted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison After Distributing Drugs that Resulted in Victims Death

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Keino Ferrez Dorsey, a/k/a B, 46, of Lexington Park, to 186 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil, resulting in the death of a victim, and possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, and...
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Story And Craft Time in St. Mary’s City Focuses on Young Visitors on Wednesday, August 21

Story And Craft Time in St. Mary’s City Focuses on Young Visitors on Wednesday, August 21

Join Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. for a new summer program, Story and Craft Time at the Plantation. With the popular Little Explorers on summer hiatus, Historic St. Mary’s City is offering a storytime for younger visitors to take place at the Godiah Spray Plantation. Little Explorers will...
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Darrell M. West to Discuss Cyber Security and Election Interference at St. Mary’s College

Darrell M. West to Discuss Cyber Security and Election Interference at St. Mary’s College

The Center for the Study of Democracy, a joint project of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, will host the 2019 Constitution Day Lecture featuring Darrell M. West on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the College’s Cole Cinema, Campus Center. This event is free of charge and open...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Girls

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Girls

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, August 8, 2019, Claude William Brown, Jr., 69 of Waldorf, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Following his guilty plea, Judge Bragunier...
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David Michael Shaw, 79

David Michael Shaw, 79

David Michael Shaw of Indian Head, MD, 79, died August 9, 2019. Friends will be received on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad at 1 PM until time of Fireman’s Prayers at 5 PM. Repast to follow at fire department. Memorial contributions may be made to Indian...
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Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is underway, meaning big savings for shoppers and a chance for students attending a Maryland college or trade school to win a huge scholarship, simply by posting their shopping experience on social media through August 17. The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation has announced that it will generously match...
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Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

A mild-mannered Chesapeake Beach woman who followed in her father’s footsteps when it comes to playing the Maryland Lottery was calm on the surface but bubbling with excitement on the inside. She had just claimed a $50,000 top prize in the Winning Streak scratch-off game. “I’m extremely happy,” she said. At 45, “Peaceful Warrior”...
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State Highway Administration Places New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2/4 and Sixes Road in Calvert County

State Highway Administration Places New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2/4 and Sixes Road in Calvert County

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) placed a new traffic signal on a three-day flash mode at the southbound MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road)/MD 506 (Sixes Road) intersection to familiarize drivers with the new traffic signal. Full-color operation of the traffic signal is expected by...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Labor Day

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019, St. Mary’s County Government announces the following closures: All administrative offices will be closed. The St. Andrews Landfill and six (6) Convenience Centers will be closed The St. Mary’s Transit System and the Specialized Statewide Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will be closed on Monday, September...
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