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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 210 bills into law during the eighth bill signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The bills signed include legislation to strengthen the state’s...
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Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit Arrests Large Scale Distributors of Illegal Opioids in Five Counties

Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit Arrests Large Scale Distributors of Illegal Opioids in Five Counties

A combined law enforcement effort led to the arrests of 18 residents in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, one of whom is believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region. After consultation with the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, 22 residential search warrants...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, May 19, 2017, fifteen correctional officers graduated from the 57th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional...
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Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

“Lucky Catfish” still cannot believe his Maryland Lottery luck. Intuition, a heaven-sent suggestion or a whisper from Lady Luck sent him back to a St. Mary’s County retailer and he hooked a $100,000-winning Super Crossword scratch-off. “I was leaving my dad’s house at noon and decided to stop at Burchmart in Leonardtown,” said the...
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Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out

Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out

On August 1, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., neighborhoods throughout Charles County are invited to team up with thousands of communities across the country for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO). Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO will join residents to celebrate the community’s alliance against crime, drugs and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for April 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for April 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the month of April 2017 Robinson, Malcolm Jamal 41 of Lexington Park, MD Arrested on 04/04/17 by Deputy J. Smith Quade, Richard Casey 28 of Hollywood, MD Arrested on 04/05/17 by Corporal J. Stone Kiernan, Cathryn P. 26...
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Kitten Thrown From Car? – Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

Kitten Thrown From Car? – Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  is investigating a reported incident where a complainant saw a social media post circulating on Facebook describing an incident that took place on May 19 near La Quinta Inn in California. According to the post, an individual witnessed a subject causing harm to a kitten. The case is being...
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St. Leonard Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out with a Pocket Full of Pills

St. Leonard Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out with a Pocket Full of Pills

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Deputy T. Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a check welfare call on several persons passed out inside of a vehicle that was parked at the Park Place Medical Building, in Prince Frederick. Upon investigating Heather Davis, 34, of St. Leonard, was...
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Mechanicsville Man Found Hiding Behind Bush Arrested for Burglary, Theft, Destruction of Property and Violation of Probation

Mechanicsville Man Found Hiding Behind Bush Arrested for Burglary, Theft, Destruction of Property and Violation of Probation

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 27000 block of Mill Seat Drive, in Mechanicsville, in an attempt to locate the suspect, Devin Eric Webb, 30 of Mechanicsville. Deputies located the suspect hiding behind a bush at the rear of the residence....
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Nick Tony Parrett, 86

Nick Tony Parrett, 86

Nick T. Parrett, CMSgt US Air Force Retired of Clinton, MD. On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the age of 86, Nick passed away surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia, his children, Butch, Mike, Tom (Maria), Theresa (Andy) & Jim (Karla), 15 Grandchildren and 14...
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Robert W. Layser

Robert W. Layser

Robert W. Layser of Deale, MD passed away peacefully on Friday May 19, 2017, at his home in Deale. Robert is survived by his wife, Vera (Ron) Layser, a daughter Barbara (Bobbie Lynn) Dimichele and her husband Peter Dimichele and his grandchildren Michael Dimichele, Rachael Deloache and her husband Greg Deloache. He was preceded...
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Joyce I. Montgomery, 81

Joyce I. Montgomery, 81

Joyce I. Montgomery, 81, of Owings, MD, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, peacefully at her home. She was born in Salina, KS, the daughter of the late Sanford and Hildegard (Leaman) Jameson. She was the beloved wife of Ernest G. “Ernie” Montgomery. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in April. She worked...
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Elizabeth Jean Allison, 69

Elizabeth Jean Allison, 69 of Waldorf, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 22, 2017. Elizabeth was born on June 8, 1947 in Tampa, FL to parents, Howard Israel Allison and Florence Alicie Allison, nee Town. She was retired from the Federal Government after many years of dedicated work. Elizabeth is survived...
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George Eugene “Gene” Taylor, 75

George Eugene “Gene” Taylor, 75

George Eugene “Gene” Taylor of La Plata, Maryland, died suddenly on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his home. He was 75 years old. Born on November 16, 1941 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Mary Margaret Haber Taylor and Julius Washington Taylor. Mr. Taylor served in the U. S. Coast Guard...
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Edward Wallace Gail, 91

Edward Wallace Gail, 91

Edward Wallace Gail, age 91 of Charlotte Hall, Maryland (formerly of Louisville, Kentucky), died suddenly on May 20, 2017 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Edward was an accountant for 40 plus years with different companies. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Masons...
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Harry John Stokes, Sr., 75

Harry John Stokes, Sr., 75 of Belhaven, NC, passed away Friday May 19, 2017 at his home. Harry was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harry and Margaret (Spuhler) Stokes. He grew up in Wildwood Crest, NJ and attended Wildwood High School. In 1973, he married the late Mary Ann Reardon in Cleveland,...
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Eugene “Gene” / “Pop Pop” Andrew Lanham, 75

Eugene “Gene” / “Pop Pop” Andrew Lanham, 75

Eugene “Gene” / “Pop Pop” Andrew Lanham, 75, of Cobb Island, Maryland, died on May 21, 2017 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Born on August 8, 1941, he was the son of the late Andrew Desper Lanham and the late Grace M. Sweeney Lanham. Gene worked as a Dispatcher for Silver Hill Sand &...
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Virginia Chappelear, 94

Virginia Chappelear, 94

Virginia Chappelear, 94, of Benedict, Maryland, passed peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017, just short of her 95th birthday. Born May 21, 1922, at Providence Hospital in Washington DC, she was one of triplet daughters born to Thomas Chappelear and Mae Bessie Stinnet Chappelear. Virginia and her sisters, Rose and Flavia, graduated from Hughesville...
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Floyd Ernest Castle, 68

Floyd Ernest Castle, 68

Floyd Ernest Castle, 68, of Lexington Park, MD passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Lexington Park, MD. He was born August 7, 1948 in Coeburn, VA to the late Gordon Castle and Ethel Mae Anderson. Floyd enlisted in the United States Army in April 1968 and served during the Vietnam War until his...
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Steven “Steve” Douglas Ramey, 57

Steven “Steve” Douglas Ramey, 57

Steven “Steve” Douglas Ramey, 57, of Chaptico, MD passed away on May 21, 2017 in Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Steven was born to Grady Ramey and Patricia Keller Ramey on December 22, 1959 in Leonardtown, MD. Steve formerly worked at Goad Lumber Co. in Aquasco, MD from 1994 to 2014. Presently, he was employed at...
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Craig Ronald Milligan, 21

Craig Ronald Milligan, 21

Craig Ronald Milligan, 21, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on May 19, 2017. Born February 27, 1996 in Prince Frederick, MD, he was the son of Ron and Cindy Milligan of St. Leonard, MD. He was the youngest of three children. Craig attended Calvert Middle and Calvert High School and worked in the...
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Francis Irene “Bea” Johnson, 81

Francis Irene “Bea” Johnson, 81

Francis Irene “Bea” Johnson, 81, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on May 21, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on September 1, 1935 in Mechanicsville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Mary Helen Alvey Pilkerton and Harry Joseph Alvey, Sr. Bea is survived by her husband Bernard Maguire Johnson, whom she married on...
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Anna “Kate” Catherine Bean, 95

Anna “Kate” Catherine Bean, 95

Anna “Kate” Catherine Bean, 95 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on May 21, 2017 in Solomons, MD. Born July 14, 1921 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Julia Byrnes Maenner and Lawrence Maenner. “Kate” was the loving wife of the late Thomas Franklin Bean, whom she married on June 30,...
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Michael “Mikey” DeWayne Redman, 43

Michael “Mikey” DeWayne Redman,43, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Callaway, MD, passed away on May 15, 2017 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on May 13, 1974, he was the son of Mabel Sharlene Redman of Lexington Park, MD, and William Michael Redman of Callaway, MD. Mikey is survived by his children: Savannah Nichole...
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Kuei-Chih Liao Chang

Kuei-Chih Liao Chang

Peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017,Kuei-Chih Liao Chang departed this earthly life in Arlington, Virginia. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601 from 10:00am until time of service 11:00am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.
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