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UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home in Chesapeake Beach

UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home in Chesapeake Beach

Maryland State Fire Marshal’s are investigating a house fire that completely destroyed a home in Chesapeake Beach. On Sunday, Jan. 15, around 5 a.m., firefighters were alerted to report of a house fire in the 5200 block of Bayside Road in the area of the Holiday Beach subdivision. Over 50 firefighters from North Beach,...
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Assault Suspects Arrested at Local Bar

Assault Suspects Arrested at Local Bar

On Dec. 28, 2011 at approximately 12:45 a.m., deputies responded to a bar in California, Md., for a report of a disorderly individual. Investigation revealed a disorderly subject identified as Terrence A. Queen, 28 of Great Mills, was a patron of the bar and got into a verbal altercation with the victim, which escalated...
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Early Morning Accident Leaves Three Injured

Early Morning Accident Leaves Three Injured

On Friday, January 13 around 6:30 a.m., fire and rescue responded to  the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along the 25000 block of Budds Creek Road in Chaptico. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved with two patients trapped inside one of the vehicles and a third patient injured...
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CSM Celebrates 13th Winter Commencement

CSM Celebrates 13th Winter Commencement

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized 511 candidates for degrees and certificates during its 13th Winter Commencement held Jan. 12 at the La Plata Campus. “When you watch our graduates walk across the stage—this is an amazing feat for most of them because most have families, they work, they have a life and...
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Heartstring Quartet Performing LIVE at CMM

Heartstring Quartet Performing LIVE at CMM

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum presents the Heartstring Quartet, on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at www.cssm.org. Heartstring is a multi-faceted, unique quartet from the UK boasting some of the most important names...
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January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

Promoting mentoring are 18 government and non-profit agencies, that have joined together to expand the roles for businesses, congregations, families, neighborhoods, schools and youth organizations. Businesses are encouraged to have their employees mentor as good citizens, while they help build the future workforce. It is important that all Calvert County citizens learn about the...
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Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Calvert County has received, for the eleventh year in a row, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the National Government Finance Officers Association. The award represents the highest achievement in governmental budgeting. Bond rating agencies see this award as favorable. This award is valid for one year. In order to receive the budget award,...
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Wendy’s Robbery Deemed Inside Job

Wendy’s Robbery Deemed Inside Job

On December 7 at 9:19 a.m. employees of Wendy’s located at 170 Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick called to report that a robbery had just occurred.   It was learned that an employee of Wendy’s observed the store manager being robbed by a black male. That employee then gave chase, following the suspect north...
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Help Support Ava’s Law

Help Support Ava’s Law

On December 16, 2011 one family’s life was forever changed because of a 47-year-old man who felt that he was okay to drive after getting high on PCP (Phencyclidine), also known as known angel dust, which is a recreational dissociative drug that has both hallucinogenic and neurotoxic effects on those who ingest it and/or...
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Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. James

Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. James

On January 8, 2012 at 10:36 p.m., the Ridge VFD, Bay District VFD, Avenue VFD, NAWC Fire Department, Ridge EMS and Lexington Park EMS and were dispatched to 48548 Mattapany Road in St. James for the report of a house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a two story single family home with smoke...
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SoMd Receives 4.2M in Federal Funds for Road Repairs from Tropical Storm Lee

SoMd Receives 4.2M in Federal Funds for Road Repairs from Tropical Storm Lee

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will receive more than $6.8 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Emergency Relief Program to help cover the costs to repair roads and bridges damaged during Tropical Storm Lee in late-summer 2011. “When the severe weather struck late this summer, SHA responded aggressively to make repairs so...
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Roy Rogers to Host Fundraiser for Family of Officer

Roy Rogers to Host Fundraiser for Family of Officer

Roy Rogers Restaurant in Solomons is hosting a benefit fundraiser for the children of the late Capitol Police Officer Keith Dowell. Keith grew up in the Solomons area and died in an accidental fall, while volunteering his time at Potter Church. The fundraiser is this evening, Thursday, January 12 from 5PM to 9PM with 25%...
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Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services were notified of an allegation of suspected sexual abuse of a child, which occurred in December 2009. A joint investigation was conducted, which led to the arrest of Donald R. Millsaps, 33 of Lexington Park....
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St. Mary’s College All Clean

St. Mary’s College All Clean

Official Mold Reports Message from the St. Mary’s College of Maryland President: The work to restore Prince George and Caroline residence halls is wrapping up well.  In December, environmental consultants validated the residence halls’ clean bill of health through inspections and air sample testing.  Renovation work to reassemble the buildings is now complete.  During...
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UPDATE: Three Teen Girls Arrested in Food Lion Stabbing

UPDATE: Three Teen Girls Arrested in Food Lion Stabbing

UPDATE Jan. 11 On January 10, 2012, deputies responded to a fight with a stabbing at Food Lion on Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland.  Investigation revealed three females entered the store and began attacking the victim who was inside. During the attack one of the females produced a knife and stabbed the victim...
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UPDATE: Rescue Crews Free Trapped Bicyclist at Gilbert Run Park

UPDATE: Rescue Crews Free Trapped Bicyclist at Gilbert Run Park

UPDATE 4 p.m.: A 23-year-old male bicyclist was cycling on a path at Gilbert Run Park this afternoon around 1:30 p.m., when his back tire slid and he lost control of the bike causing him and the bike to fall over 20 feet down a cliff like embankment. During the fall, the biker’s foot...
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CCSO Facebook Friend Finds Missing Waldorf Man

CCSO Facebook Friend Finds Missing Waldorf Man

UPDATE Jan. 10 4 p.m. Charles County Sheriff’s officers say a tip from a CCSO facebook friend led officers to the whereabouts of Richard Lamont Rohland, 73, who was reported missing from his Waldorf home on Jan. 3. Early this afternoon, a citizen who was shopping at Safeway in the Smallwood Village Shopping Center...
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Shooting Leaves Two Injured: Teen Facing Murder Charges

Shooting Leaves Two Injured: Teen Facing Murder Charges

On Jan. 7 at 12:03 a.m., officers responded to the 6600 block of Bucknell Road in Bryans Road for the report of a shooting. At about the same time, officers received a call for a shooting victim at a private residence in the 2400 block of Gerard Court. Officers on the scene of Bucknell...
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Accident Near Thomas Johnson Bridge

Accident Near Thomas Johnson Bridge

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a single vehicle accident on the smaller bridge in the area of S. Patuxent Beach Road before the Thomas Johnson Bridge in California, Md. The accident was reported shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. Investigation revealed a white box truck was travelling north...
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Firefighters Save House in Callaway

Firefighters Save House in Callaway

On Jan. 6 at approximately 11:39 p.m., the Bay District, Leonardtown, Second District Volunteer Fire Department, and Lexington Park EMS responded to 44671 Boxwood Dr. in Callaway for a reported house fire. As units were responding, they were advised that it was a chimney fire, which had extended into the house. The first unit...
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UPDATE: Man Struck, Killed on Indian Bridge Road

UPDATE: Man Struck, Killed on Indian Bridge Road

On January 6, 2012 at 7:09 p.m., St. Mary’s deputies responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Indian Bridge Road in the area of Knotts Drive in California, Md. Arriving deputies found Dennis Mark Todd, 51 of California, Md., deceased in the roadway. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction...
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CMM Voted Best of the Bay

CMM Voted Best of the Bay

The Calvert Marine Museum was again chosen by Bay Weekly readers as the BEST OF THE BAY MUSEUM for 2011. For the past twelve years the Bay Weekly Newspaper has polled readers for their favorite things in Chesapeake Country to determine “Best of the Bay.” Thousands of responses are tallied in over 50 categories...
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Four Vehicle Accident on Steps of Day Care Center

Four Vehicle Accident on Steps of Day Care Center

On Friday, Dec. 6 around 4:10 p.m., crews from Hollywood VFD and EMS responded to report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood in front of the Prep & Play Child Care. Crews arrived on scene to discover a four vehicle accident to include...
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Gas Leak at Lusby Town Center

Gas Leak at Lusby Town Center

On Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 around 9 p.m., fire and rescue from Solomons VFD responded to report of a commercial gas leak in the 100 block of Village Center Drive off of H.G. Truman Road in Lusby. Crews arrived on scene to discover a gas leak at Jerry & Son’s Cafe in the Lusby...
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Calvert Woman Robbed of Prescription Drugs

Calvert Woman Robbed of Prescription Drugs

On Friday, Jan. 6 shortly after 4 p.m., a woman returning home to her residence in the 3800 block of Nona Farm Road in Prince Frederick was approached by two masked men and robbed of prescription drugs in her possession. It is unclear if the men had any weapons, other than a big stick that was brandished at the time of the...
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