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Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Stealing Crab Legs from Grocery Store

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Stealing Crab Legs from Grocery Store

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Corporal T. Seyfried from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Leonardtown McKay’s Foodland for a reported theft. The investigation revealed the suspect, Taneesha Shantel Washington, 25, of Leonardtown, had failed to pay for crab legs. She paid for other items, but not the two packages of...
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Robbery and Shootings Reported in St. Mary’s County

Robbery and Shootings Reported in St. Mary’s County

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. No further information is available at this time. 8-18-2017 Robbery – Unknown suspect(s) stole a victim’s wallet in the 22000 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California. Deputy First Class Tirpak is investigating the case. CASE# 43804-17 8-19-2017 Reckless Endangerment – A bullet...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Providing False Name During Traffic Stop

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Providing False Name During Traffic Stop

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, Deputy First Class D. Potter from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Pegg Road and Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park. The operator, later identified as, Joseph William Smith, 24, of Lexington Park, gave a false name. Potter was...
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Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police responded to a wooded area behind 29890 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, to investigate a burned out vehicle. The 2008 Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen from Charles County and intentionally burned. The vehicle was destroyed and the fire had self-extinguished before the vehicle...
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House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

On Tuesday, August 22. 2017, at approximately 12:05 a.m., firefighters responded to the 23000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road, in California for the report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a story, single family home on fire with heavy smoke showing. It took approximately 30 minutes for firefighters to...
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Eight Charles County Students Receive $1000 Toward College Tuition

Eight Charles County Students Receive $1000 Toward College Tuition

For over seventeen years, the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) has offered arts scholarships to one qualifying graduating senior from each Charles County public high school. These individual $1,000 scholarships will help students continue their visual, performing or literary arts college education. The scholarship recipients are Charles County residents and have each earned a...
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‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

Students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) are learning how plants grow and how they provide us with both food and beautiful flowers. In a joint effort between the center’s before- and after-care students and all three preschool classrooms, students planted seeds and seedlings in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has Identified Toney Martin Thomas in three theft cases. Mr. Thomas’s  method of operation is to target female senior citizens in a commercial establishment, steal their wallet and to go to a nearby store and use the victim’s credit cards before the victim knows they have been stolen. In all...
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Anelyn Lusanea Ropisan, 58

Anelyn Lusanea Ropisan, 58

Anelyn Lusanea Ropisan, 58, of Waldorf, Maryland, formerly of Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines passed away peacefully at home in Waldorf on August 17, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be held at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf, Maryland on August 23, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral service will be held...
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Barbara Sherrick Ellis Grubaugh, 75

Barbara Sherrick Ellis Grubaugh, 75

Barbara Sherrick Ellis Grubaugh, 75, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on November 29, 1941 in Kodiak, Alaska to the late Ward H. Ellis and the late Jean Barbara Shaw Ellis. Her family was her greatest joy and she loved...
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Melvin Bernard “Bernie” Thompson, 62

Melvin Bernard “Bernie” Thompson, 62

Melvin Bernard Thompson, 62 of Millpoint Shores, Maddox., MD, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment will be private.
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Thomas Elliott “Tom” Gauchat, 68

Thomas Elliott “Tom” Gauchat, 68

Thomas Elliott “Tom” Gauchat, 68 of Solomons, MD and formerly of California, MD passed away on August 20, 2017 in Solomons, MD. He was born on March 6, 1949 in Fort Belvoir, VA to the late Rosemary Elliott and John Frederick Gauchat. Tom graduated from Great Mills High Scholl in 1967 and eventually went...
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Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere –...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/21/2017 to 8/25/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/21/2017 to 8/25/2017

During the week of August 14, to August 18, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Patricia Ann “Pat” Meagher, 89

Patricia Ann “Pat” Meagher, 89

Patricia Ann “Pat” Meagher, 89, of Lusby, Maryland passed away August 15, 2017 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born on September 30, 1927 in Washington DC to the late Christian and Helen Lanigan Wohlgemuth. Pat was a long time and active resident of Calvert County where she was a founding administrator and teacher...
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John Bernard Seipp, 82

John Bernard Seipp, 82

John Bernard Seipp, 82, of Broomes Island, MD passed away August 17, 2017 at Burnett Calvert Hospice House. John was born June 11, 1935 in Capitol Heights, MD to LeRoy Edward Sr. and Mary Agnes (Cain) Seipp. He graduated from Suitland High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force August 15, 1955....
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Rita Irgard Short, 68

Rita Irgard Short, 68

Rita Irgard Short, 68, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away at her home on August 16, 2017. Rita was born in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 1949 to the late Earl W. Phillips and Anna Priesinger. Rita retired from the Prince George’s County School Board as a cafeteria worker. She enjoyed cooking and baking,...
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John A. Bubner, 67

John A. Bubner, 67

John A. Bubner of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the age of 67. He was born on June 18, 1950, in Garret, PA, to Pansy E. (Hostetler) and Stephen F. Bubner. He was the beloved husband of Debra S. (Page) Bubner. In January, 2017, they celebrated their 46th wedding...
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Helen J. Habib, 91

Helen J. Habib, 91

Helen J. Habib of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the age of 91. She was born on November 16, 1925, in Helena, AR, to Mary (Zambie) and Hassan Joseph. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Moe P. Habib, who passed away in December, 2003. Helen worked as...
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Owen Walton “Walt” Grimes, 85

Owen Walton “Walt” Grimes, 85

Owen Walton “Walt” Grimes, age 85, of Aquasco, MD, died on August 18, 2017 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Walt was a Tax Assessor with the State of Maryland, retiring after 25 years of service to become a Christian Minister with the Assembly of God Church. He...
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Lt.Col. Robert Hilary Laurine, Sr., 87

Lt.Col. Robert Hilary Laurine, Sr., 87

Lt.Col. Robert Hilary Laurine, Sr., 87, of White Plains, died on August 17, 2017 in his home surrounded by family. Bob was born November 29, 1929, in Wolfdale, Pennsylvania, the seventh of seven children born to Joseph and Sophie Michalek Laurine. Bob grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, and attended Waynesburg College, receiving a Bachelor’s...
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George Thomas Kenney, 76

George Thomas Kenney, age 76, of Fort Washington, MD, died on August 19, 2017 at Prince George’s General Hospital in Cheverly, MD. George was a D.C. Firefighter for 33 years and a Member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill, MD. He was a lifelong resident of the D.C. metropolitan area and a...
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Billy Cole, 70

Billy Cole, 70, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, passed away on August 16, 2017 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. Billy was born on October 1, 1946 to the late Catherine Bushong Cole and the late Herbert Cole in Washington, DC. Billy worked as a Crane Operator for Operating Engineers Local #77. He enjoyed classic...
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John Webster “Reds” Keenan Sr., 91

John Webster “Reds” Keenan Sr., 91

John Webster “Reds” Keenan Sr., 91, of Chaptico, MD passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at MedStar St. Marys Hospital in Leonardtown, MD, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 17, 1926 in Maddox, MD to the late George A. Keenan and Gladys C. Farrell Keenan. In 1944, Reds enlisted in the...
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Sarah Ann Johnston, 91

Sarah Ann Johnston, 91

Sarah Ann Johnston, 91 of Leonardtown, MD (Formerly of Virginia) passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 25, 1926 in New York City, NY to the late James Clifford and Sarah Quinn Clifford. On September 15, 1946...
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