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Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, during the lunch hour, a student at Milton Somers Middle School made statements in the presence of several other students of bringing a gun to school and causing harm to others. One of the students that overheard the comments reported it to a school administrator. The School Resource Officer...
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NO ACTIVE THREAT: Police Investigating Reports of Subject with Gun Near Green Holly Elementary School in Lexington Park

NO ACTIVE THREAT: Police Investigating Reports of Subject with Gun Near Green Holly Elementary School in Lexington Park

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police responded to Green Holly Elementary School located at 46060 Millstone Landing Rd, Lexington Park, for the reported subject with a firearm. 911 callers reported children on the playground stated they observed a man near the fence line holding a firearm. Troopers from the Maryland State...
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16-Year-Old ATV Operator Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

16-Year-Old ATV Operator Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash in the 800 block of Mount Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian. The investigation revealed two dark colored four wheeled ATV’s were crossing Mount Zion Marlboro Road in an eastbound direction from a private driveway when a 2017...
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Two Adults and One Child Flown to Trauma Centers with Serious Injuries After Single Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

Two Adults and One Child Flown to Trauma Centers with Serious Injuries After Single Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at approximately 7:37 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Poplar Hill Road and St Peters Church Road in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. 911 callers reported a single vehicle overturned with entrapment and ejection, one caller reporting one victim was...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at approximately 5:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Hermanville Road and Sewell Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded with 9 personnel on Rescue Squad 3, Engine 31, Chief 3, Chief 9B, and...
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CSM Earns Title as One of Best Online Colleges in Maryland for 2023

CSM Earns Title as One of Best Online Colleges in Maryland for 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was again named as one of the top online colleges in Maryland by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning. CSM ranked 15th out of 18 college and universities that rose to the top, and was the only community college on the list. Intelligent.com...
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The Patuxent Partnership Selects Jennifer Brown as the new SoMD 2030 Workforce

The Patuxent Partnership Selects Jennifer Brown as the new SoMD 2030 Workforce

Lexington Park, MD – Jen Brown has been selected as the Workforce Development and Programs Director for the newly funded SoMD 2030 Workforce Development initiative. SoMD 2030 is a joint initiative of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance (SMNA) and The Patuxent Partnership (TPP), with funding provided by Naval Air Warfare Center Aviation Division (NAWCAD) through...
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December 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

December 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – November 29, 2022 – ‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays with Santa and the Otter mascot at our annual Solomons Christmas Walk. It’s a magical evening and a fun time to visit the museum after hours. Join us for our educational programs, designed to keep kids engaged while school is...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 29, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 29, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners began by recognizing Sheriff Tim Cameron’s upcoming retirement. The Commissioners then approved the Department of Public Works & Transportation’s 2023-2032 Comprehensive...
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Governor Hogan Speaks at Memorial Service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High

Governor Hogan Speaks at Memorial Service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High

Governor Hogan delivered remarks at the memorial service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High. Following are the governor’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: It is an honor to be back home in Prince George’s County and to have this opportunity, on behalf of all the people of Maryland, to pay tribute to...
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The Hopeful Project in Lexington Park

The Hopeful Project in Lexington Park

In early spring 2022, St. Mary’s CDC was approached by a small group of local art-lovers with an idea: how to bring hope to Lexington Park. This idea of “hope” began with Charlie Hewitt, a renowned artist from St. Mary’s County who now lives in Portland, Maine, and his nationwide “Hopeful Project”. Charlie’s artwork–which...
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Charles County Middle School Investigating Staff Member Using Racial Slur Towards Student

Charles County Middle School Investigating Staff Member Using Racial Slur Towards Student

A Statement from Brenda Tillotson, Principal at General Smallwood Middle School, dated November 29, 2022, can be seen below. Dear Parents and Guardians: I am very saddened to have to share with you information about an incident that happened Monday afternoon at General Smallwood Middle School. An instructional assistant in one of our math...
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Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Releases 2022 Food Security Report for St. Mary’s County

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Releases 2022 Food Security Report for St. Mary’s County

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Food Security Report for St. Mary’s County, now available to view online at healthystmarys.com/foodsecurity. Food security is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture as access by all people at all times to enough food...
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Southern Maryland-Based Test Site Becomes UMD UAS Research and Operations Center

Southern Maryland-Based Test Site Becomes UMD UAS Research and Operations Center

CALIFORNIA, MD – The University of Maryland’s (UMD) UAS Test Site, which in 2019 conducted the first-ever drone delivery of a live organ for transplant, is undergoing a transformation. As of October 20, 2022, it will be known as the UMD UAS Research and Operations Center (UROC). The facility, which is part of the...
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St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Accepting Applications for School Age Care Site Directors, Lead Teachers, Inclusion Aides and Substitutes

St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Accepting Applications for School Age Care Site Directors, Lead Teachers, Inclusion Aides and Substitutes

The Department of Recreation and Parks is now accepting applications for School Age Care Site Directors, Lead Teachers, Inclusion Aides and Substitutes positions in our School Age Care Division. Positions require enthusiastic candidates who have experience working with school-aged children in a formal setting and meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s school-age care...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured in a theft investigation. On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at 1:30 am, the individuals pictured arrived at the Wawa in Mechanicsville in a white four-door sedan. The person shown in the black hat removed a fire extinguisher from a gas...
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Brandywine Man Wins $50,000 Prize After Pick 5 Purchase in Waldorf!

Brandywine Man Wins $50,000 Prize After Pick 5 Purchase in Waldorf!

A lucky man from Brandywine enjoys playing Pick 4 or Pick 5 a few times a week. Even when he had to travel recently, the 39-year-old made sure to play his numbers in advance. But it wasn’t until the next day, after he had reached his out-of-town destination, that he learned he had won...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. The victim is 27-year-old Katelin Rodriguez of Fort Washington. On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 8:35 pm, officers responded to the area of Indian Head Highway and Livingston Road. The preliminary investigation revealed Rodriguez was...
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Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a student on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, morning at Frederick Douglass High School for being in possession of a handgun on school property. The school is located in the 8000 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro. At approximately 8:40 am, a student...
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St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation Awarded $250,000 for St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project

St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation Awarded $250,000 for St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project

Governor Larry Hogan announced the State of Maryland awarded St. Mary’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) $250,000 to fund its St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project. The grant–provided through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)–is part of the Community Legacy program, one of six State Revitalization grant programs. ​​​The DHCD Community Legacy program...
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Charles County Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Charles County Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens on Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Town of La Plata test its early warning devices/sirens in December and May. The next test will be Saturday, December 3, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The testing lasts about a half hour. The tests consist of both siren alerts and audible notifications. The tests are conducted in conjunction with the Charles County...
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Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square on Saturday, December 3, 2022

The first annual Lexington Park Holly Days on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park. (21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park) Co-hosted by St. Mary’s CDC and Lexington Park Business Association, the Holly Days event is expected to be an afternoon filled with shopping, dancing, singing, and holiday cheer....
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Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Waldorf man wins top-prize win on Million Dollar Mega Multiplier instant ticket Walking around the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle, a Charles County resident took a close look at the silly hats, royal crowns and cash-decorated jackets. And he marveled aloud at actually being in the room where winners are welcomed and photographed. After years...
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act: “No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office honored 16 retirees and 29 award recipients at a banquet at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees on Friday, November 4. Honorees were recognized for their service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Dave Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies. The Charles County...
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