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Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Due to the excessive number of intercepted checks in the US Mail in recent months in Southern Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at this time advises residents to refrain from sending checks through the US Postal Service, if possible. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to forward numerous reports of local...
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Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Three Firearms During Traffic Stop – All Suspects Released on Personal Recognizance

Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Three Firearms During Traffic Stop – All Suspects Released on Personal Recognizance

On November 16, 2022, at approximately 9:50 p.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Bannister Circle and Hamilton Place, in Waldorf after observing it fail to stop at a stop sign. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled the odor...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of the two Individuals in a Theft Investigation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of the two Individuals in a Theft Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the two individuals pictured in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, July 30, 2022, at 7:24 pm, the two suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California and proceeded to fill a bag with numerous fragrances and left the store without paying. The suspects...
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Lexington Park COPs Unit Collected Non-Perishable Food Items for Various Food Pantries

Lexington Park COPs Unit Collected Non-Perishable Food Items for Various Food Pantries

On November 19, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPs Unit braved the cold weather to collect non-perishable food items for various food pantries in the Lexington Park area. With help from you, the community, the unit collected a lot of food and $448.02 in monetary donations. From the money collected,...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Killing Woman and Three Children in Virginia

Waldorf Man Arrested After Killing Woman and Three Children in Virginia

Jonah L. Adams, 35, of Waldorf, was arrested Friday, November 18, 2022, and charged in a quadruple fatal shooting that left his former girlfriend and her three children dead. Chesterfield County police said Adams, was apprehended by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives near his residence in Waldorf, about...
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MDOT Urges Safety, Early Planning to Ensure Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

MDOT Urges Safety, Early Planning to Ensure Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Maryland’s highways, bridges, rail lines and airways are expected to hit new milestones in the pandemic recovery over the coming weeks, as millions of people travel to spend the holiday season with family and friends. Employees across the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are prepared to help travelers make the connections that bring joy...
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Bowie Woman Charged After Fatal Five-Car Crash in Anne Arundel

Bowie Woman Charged After Fatal Five-Car Crash in Anne Arundel

Maryland State Police arrested a woman on impaired driving charges following a multi-vehicle crash in which one person died early this morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly before 12:45 a.m. this morning, troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to southbound Interstate 97 at Route 32 for a report of a five-vehicle crash. According...
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State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new employee to the ranks yesterday, and while every newly minted Deputy State Fire Marshal is required to raise their right hand and be sworn in, K9 Deacon just wanted belly rubs and loved. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Jeff Thomas’s new partner, Deacon, is...
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State’s Attorney’s Office Brings Back “Drive Sober” Initiative for One of the Deadliest Times on the Roadways

State’s Attorney’s Office Brings Back “Drive Sober” Initiative for  One of the Deadliest Times on the Roadways

The State’s Attorney’s Office for Charles County (SAO) is bringing more awareness to the grave dangers of driving impaired, as well as helping the public take preventative measures for its “Drive Sober” initiative. For the second year, the “Drive Sober” initiative will run during the holiday season – November 21, 2022, through January 1,...
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Launch Annual Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Launch Annual Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign

Some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has launched the annual Tie One On for Safety® red ribbon holiday campaign by asking drivers to display a red ribbon on their vehicles as a reminder to...
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Gerald (Jerry) Webster Lumpkins, Jr

Gerald (Jerry) Webster Lumpkins, Jr

Gerald (Jerry) Webster Lumpkins, Jr of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022 of lung cancer. Jerry was born on December 2, 1950 to the late Gerald and Barbara Ann Lumpkins. He is survived by his siblings – Pete, Jack (Mary Lou), Sandy, Donnie, Bo (Robbie), Brenda (Pee Wee), Rick (Lynn), Gail,...
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SGT Richley E. “Bunky” Taylor, U.S. Marine Corps Retired, 73,

SGT Richley E. “Bunky” Taylor, U.S. Marine Corps Retired, 73,

SGT Richley E. “Bunky” Taylor, U.S. Marine Corps Retired, 73, of Leonardtown, MD passed away peacefully on October 29, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Bunky was born on February 26, 1949 to the late Earl and Thelma Taylor in Leonardtown, MD and was raised in Compton, MD. After a victorious baseball and football...
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James Wilmer “Jim” Bailey, Jr., 74,

James Wilmer “Jim” Bailey, Jr., 74,

James Wilmer “Jim” Bailey, Jr., 74, of Lusby, MD, passed away on October 29, 2022 at his home. Born on September 5, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late James Wilmer Bailey, Sr. and the late Agnes Lorraine Wallace Bailey. Jim married Martha Ann Millikan on November 24, 1971 in...
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William Ward Edwards (“Wild Bill”), 85,

William Ward Edwards (“Wild Bill”), 85,

William Ward Edwards (“Wild Bill”), 85, of California, MD, passed away suddenly at home on October 24, 2022 in California, MD. Born on September 30, 1937 in Tacoma Park, Maryland, he was the son of Bell Ward Edwards (deceased) and William Rollin Edwards (deceased). Bill married Sylvia Dawn Cyrus on August 30, 1958 (deceased)...
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Frances Darnel Haas, 86,

Frances Darnel Haas, 86,

Frances Darnel Haas, 86, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, passed to eternal life on October 22, 2022. From her day of birth in Platteville, Wisconsin on July 24, 1936 to her last breath – Fran lived a life that even the most creative could never dream up. Frances, also known as Fran, Mom, Nana, Big Nana...
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Hilda Ann Trossbach Hall, 94,

Hilda Ann Trossbach Hall, 94,

Hilda Ann Trossbach Hall, 94, of Scotland, MD, passed away on October 22, 2022. Born on June 13, 1928 in Beachville, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Linwood Trossbach and the late Mary Adelaide Norris Trossbach. Hilda is survived by her children Robert E. Hall (Darleen) of Hollywood, MD, Rhoda Hall...
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William Clarence (Bud) Greenwell, Jr., 60,

William Clarence (Bud) Greenwell, Jr., 60,

William Clarence (Bud) Greenwell, Jr., 60 years old, of Leonardtown, MD departed this earth for his Heavenly home on October 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. Born September 18, 1962 in Leonardtown, MD to William Clarence Greenwell, Sr. and Margaret Rose Greenwell (Gray) of Leonardtown, MD. Brother of Charles Greenwell (deceased) (Carrie) of Mechanicsville, MD,...
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James Matthew Hill, “Jim”,87,

James Matthew Hill, “Jim”,87,

James Matthew Hill, “Jim”,87, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 11:15 PM in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on February 22, 1935 in Chaptico, MD, he was the son of the late Nicholas Hill and the late Flora Elizabeth (Lyon) Hill. Jim is survived by his loving wife of...
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Vincent Edward “Vince” McGowan, age 98,

Vincent Edward “Vince” McGowan, age 98,

Vincent Edward “Vince” McGowan, age 98, of Brandywine, MD, formerly of Lewisdale, MD, passed away Friday morning, November 4, 2022, at Calvert Health Medical Center in Prince Frederick, MD. Vince was born on January 25, 1924, in Old Forge, PA, the youngest child of the late Harry McGowan and Agnes McGowan (nee Glynn). During...
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Adrienne D. Nelson Sims

Adrienne D. Nelson Sims

Adrienne was born on July 25, 1969 in VA to Willie J. Nelson and Mable (Robertson) Nelson.  A loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, all-star quilter, dog and cat lover, and fierce supporter of the fight against all cancers. Not to mention a fun lady with a deep appreciation for delicious Harry & David pears,...
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Rose Marie Rose, 78,

Rose Marie Rose, 78,

On November 16, 2022, Rose Marie Rose, of La Plata, MD, passed away at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 43 years, Edward C. Rose. The family is deeply saddened by her passing, but are rejoicing in the fact that Rose accepted...
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Chieko Nozaki Galbreath, 82,

Chieko Nozaki Galbreath, 82,

Chieko Nozaki Galbreath, 82, of Waldorf, MD, departed this life on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD.  She was born in Miyazaki, Japan to the late Shigenobu Nozaki and Tayuko (Iwase) Nozaki. Chieko was one of seven children and graduated from high school and...
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Freddy Mack Adkins, 78,

Freddy Mack Adkins, 78,

Freddy Mack Adkins, 78, of Great Mills, MD died November 13, 2022, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on May 20, 1944 in Wise County, VA to the late Raymond Adkins and Lena Kiser Adkins. Freddy moved to St. Mary’s County in 1960, from Coeburn, VA. with...
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Catherine Marie “Cathy” Cross, 80,

Catherine Marie “Cathy” Cross, 80,

Catherine Marie “Cathy” Cross, 80, of Aquasco, MD, who loved to be called Mom by her children and Memaw by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, departed her loving family peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at her home. She was born on November 17, 1941, in Indian Head, MD to the late Albert Tayman Knott...
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Donna Lorraine Boswell, 91,

Donna Lorraine Boswell, 91,

Donna Lorraine Boswell, 91, passed away on November 12, 2022, in Waldorf, MD. Donna was the epitome of a loving mom and grandmother. Her hugs, her cooking, her kindness, her green thumb, her face squeezes, and her kisses will be missed along with her chocolate and chocolate cake. Donna was born February 7, 1931,...
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