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VIDEO: Early Morning Fire Destroys Trailer in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Early Morning Fire Destroys Trailer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Valley Lee, Ridge and the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Fire Department responded to a trailer fire in Lexington Park. First responding units arrived on scene to discover a single trailer on Ace Lane, with heavy fire and smoke...
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Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

The recent announcement that Safeway will close their store in Bryans Road came as a surprise – a very bad surprise, to be sure. There was no hint or warning, just some social media buzz over the weekend that we – the economic development department – set about to confirm first thing Monday morning....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun

On Monday, April 23, 2018, at approximately at 5:00 p.m., Narcotics investigators from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about a male who was possibly in possession of a handgun at a fast food business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West. Officers arrived and observed a man fitting the suspect’s description....
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Gokhan Donald Ilhan Oztas

Gokhan Donald Ilhan Oztas

Gokhan Donald Ilhan Oztas suddenly passed on March 30, 2018. Beloved son of Donna Roche and Hasan (Sonny) Oztas. Born and raised in St. Mary’s County, he relocated to Baltimore in 2016. His love of life was soccer and was extremely talented at it. He is survived by grandparents: Donald and Joanne Brewster, of...
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Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Friday, April, 20th, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Trooper First Class K. Jeans and Trooper C. Hunt, from from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Timberbrook Drive, in Waldorf on a silver Volvo for the driver not wearing a seatbelt. Upon making contact with the operator, Keanetria Daishun...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On March 30, 2018, at the Walmart store located on Miramar Way, in California, the pictured suspect picked up $300 which fell from the victim’s purse. The suspect then left the store with the money. Anyone with information about the...
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Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On April 5, 2018, at the Weis Markets store, located in St. Mary’s Square, in Lexington Park, the pictured suspect placed items in a bag, and left the business without purchasing the items. Anyone with information on the identity of...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, identified Reginald “Ricky” A. Price, age 52 of Clements, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances, (CDS). Search and seizure warrants were obtained for his residence and a neighboring residence on Horseshoe Road in Clements. The search warrants were executed on Thursday, April 19,...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to...
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Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the...
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A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School. The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes...
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Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

On Friday, March 16th, 2018, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to 959 Golden West Way in the Lusby area of Calvert County for the report of a home invasion. Detective Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau was notified of the Home Invasion and responded...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

During the week of April 23, to April 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

On April 13 at 2 p.m., an unknown suspect called the victim in Charles County on her cellular telephone stating he worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He told the victim she owed back taxes and that she could avoid paying a fine simply by purchasing gift cards and providing him with the card...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West, in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round. The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones. Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, and Northern Middle schools. In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to...
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Sandra June Delano “Boonie”, 72

Sandra June Delano “Boonie”, 72

Sandra June Delano “Boonie”, 72, of Chaptico, MD, formerly of Indian Head, MD passed away on April 16, 2018 in her home. Born on May 6, 1945 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Betty June Scott Shotwell and Alfred Shotwell. Sandra is survived by her children; Buddy Willey (Pat) of...
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Cecil Matthew Norris, 75

Cecil Matthew Norris, 75

Cecil Matthew Norris, 75, of Laurel Grove, MD passed away on April 16, 2018 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on February 19, 1943 in Laurel Grove, MD is was the son of the late Jessie Mae Wood Norris and James Norman Norris. Cecil was the loving husband of Charlene Huseman Norris whom he married on...
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Guy Stanley Ewell, Jr, 99

Guy Stanley Ewell, Jr, 99

Guy Stanley Ewell, Jr, 99, of Hollywood, MD passed away on April 18, 2018 in Callaway, MD. Born on January 17, 1919, he was the son of the late Eunice Marie Brashear Ewell, and Guy S. Ewell, Sr. Guy was the loving husband of Alma Jean McKemy Ewell. He is survived by his children;...
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Karen “Amy” Wood, 56

Karen “Amy” Wood, 56

Karen “Amy” Wood, 56, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 18, 2018 in Callaway, MD. Born on June 6, 1961 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Shirley Wood and William Wood. Amy was the loving wife of the late Hoy “Bruce” Wood whom she married on September 12, 1987...
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Cynthia Joan Roper Parker, 93

Cynthia Joan Roper Parker, 93

Cynthia Joan Roper Parker, 93, died April 19, 2018 at her home. Born October 2, 1924 in London, UK, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Percy Roper and Eileen Jessie Lyttle of Reading, UK. She was the wife of Nicholson Parker whom she married on August 11, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church,...
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David “Warren” Reynolds, Sr., 69

David “Warren” Reynolds, Sr. age 69, was born January 19, 1949 in Pruden, Tennessee and died April 16, 2018 in Leonardtown, Maryland. He was a graduate of Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country from 1968 until 1972. After leaving the military he...
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