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Sgt. Grumbles Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 25 Years

Sgt. Grumbles Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 25 Years

Sgt. Cara Grumbles, a veteran of more than 25 years with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, retired from duty today, Jan. 23, 2020. Sgt. Grumbles worked across numerous divisions of the Sheriff’s Office during her career in St. Mary’s County. Starting with the Sheriff’s Office on July 5, 1994, Grumbles graduated from the...
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Local Businesses Providing Discounts to Support Student Identification Badge Use

Local businesses are giving Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students incentives to wear their identification badges in school and keep track of the badges out of school by providing discounts for services and products. CCPS began issuing student identification badges during the 2018-19 school year as part of a safety and security pilot program...
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Charles County Woman Scratches for $50,000 Super Cash Prize

It wasn’t her first time winning a big Maryland Lottery prize, so “Purple Magic” knew what to expect when she arrived at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. And, while the Indian Head resident isn’t sure what she’ll do with the $50,000 top prize she won on a $5 Super Ca$h scratch-off, she is planning to...
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The Spirit of Innovation and Freedom at the Pax River Naval Air Museum to be held on January 30, 2020

Oscar Falco, the new mascot for the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, “spreads his wings” in front of the iconic hangar-style museum building that was opened this past spring. Pax Museum photo by Amy Davis.

Internationally recognized musician Dominic Fragman and NAVAIR engineer Anthony Malatesta will lead a community discussion of innovation in art and science in “A Quantum Case for Innovation in Art & Technology,” at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. The Spirit of Innovation and Freedom (SIF) Ensemble, featuring master drummer...
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St. Mary’s College Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black Winner of the $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Awarded biennually, The Cherry Award is a prestigious national teaching award – with the single, largest monetary reward of $250,000 presented by a college or university...
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Governor Hogan Again Proposes Major Investments for Maryland Environment Chesapeake Bay Budget Includes Record Investment in Bay Restoration

Governor Hogan Again Proposes Major Investments for Maryland Environment Chesapeake Bay Budget Includes Record Investment in Bay Restoration

For the sixth year in a row, Governor Larry Hogan has proposed major funding to restore the Chesapeake Bay and continue his strong record of skilled environmental stewardship. This includes a record $57.2 million for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund, more than $280 million for environmental infrastructure projects statewide, full...
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An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The Office of the President presents “Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton” on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series, is free of charge and open to the public. The evening will...
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52-Year-Old Prince George’s County Tow Truck Driver Hooks up to $2 Million Scratch-off Prize

Towing pays — and so does playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs! A 52-year-old Prince George’s County man was on a break from towing vehicles when Lottery luck came his way. The tow truck driver hooked up with a whopping $2 million prize by playing the $2,000,000 Mega Bucks instant ticket. The lucky Accokeek man adopted...
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Deshawn Carey, 31 of Lexington Park, is Currently Wanted for Multiple Offense Against Family and Children and Child Support

On Wednesdays in 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be making posts on social media pages for those wanted on open warrants for various offenses in the hopes that community members could have information about their whereabouts. If you know where these offenders can be found, call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Grand Jury Indicts Former Police Officer of Rape and Exposing/Attempting to Expose Victim to HIV

On Tuesday, a Prince George’s County grand jury indicted Martique Vanderpool on a list of charges to include rape and exposing/attempting to expose the victim to HIV. In December of 2019, the PGPD arrested the former officer with the Fairmount Heights Police Department for raping a citizen after a traffic stop, prior to his...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Buck Hewitt Road and Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway. The single occupant of the Ford sedan was...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Three for Home Invasion in Hollywood

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Three for Home Invasion in Hollywood

On January 16, 2020, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown for the reported assault. A preliminary investigation determined three masked individuals forced entry into the 20-year-old male victim’s residence located in the 24400 block of Morgan Road in Hollywood, between the hours of 6-7 a.m....
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Suspended After Recording Suspect in Handcuffs While on Scene of an Assault

On January 20th, at approximately 9:45 am, the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the report of a fight in Oxon Hill. The caller advised the fight involved two men and had occurred in the 6700 block of Oxon Hill Road. When officers arrived on the scene, the two men were already separated...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown and Seventh District responded to 27200 Thompson Corner Road and Hard Bargain Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single story residence with fire showing from the roof and...
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UPDATE: Critical Missing Person Has Been Located Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE AND UNHARMED: John Stacey,81, was just located by officers in a wooded area about a quarter mile from his home in Nanjemoy. Thanks to everyone who helped and offered to help. 1/21/20: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for John Stacey, 81, who was reported missing last night....
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UPDATE: Chopticon Student to Remain in Jail After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

UPDATE: Chopticon Student to Remain in Jail After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

Update 1/22/2019: Samuel “Sammy” Tony Bryant, 17, of Mechanicsville, the 17-year-old Chopticon Student who was arrested after bringing a loaded gun to Leonardtown High School on January 17, 2020 appeared in District Court in St. Mary’s County on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, for a bond hearing. At the hearing Bryant learned he will remain...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

On January 15th, 2020, The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that two white males in their mid 30’s, operating an older white van with “Calvert Wellness” decals on the side was attempting to call high school aged girls over to their van while they were getting off of the school bus in...
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Four Car Collision in California Sends One to Area Trauma Center

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Firehouse Subs on Three Notch Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find four vehicles in the roadway. Emergency medical personnel requested a helicopter...
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Calvert County Hospice Looking for Volunteers, Training Starts March 1, 2020

Calvert Hospice announces its next Volunteer Training on Sunday, March 1 starting at 8:30 am. We are looking for volunteers to visit with patients and offer family members a break, help in the Calvert Hospice office, work at the Shoppe for Hospice, help facilitate the Journeys support group for grieving children, or assist at...
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The Optimist Club of Calvert Prince Frederick International Essay Contest Sets Deadline for February 14, 2020

The Optimist Club of Calvert Prince Frederick is encouraging Calvert County students to contemplate the phrase “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2019/20 school year. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win...
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Stomp Out Stigma 5K for Suicide Awareness and Prevention A 2019 NASPA Outstanding Peer Education Program

A St. Mary’s College’s event, Stomp Out Stigma 5K for Suicide Awareness and Prevention, has been recognized as a 2019 NASPA Outstanding Peer Education Program. Each year, NASPA/Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education honor some of the best undergraduate peer educators addressing health, safety, and well-being issues on college and university campuses. The Outstanding...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Artist Reception for Pop-Up Art Show on February 1, 2020

The public is invited to St. Clement’s Island Museum for a reception to meet local artists Harriet Gossett, Jeanne Huett, Trish Clark and Angela M. Wathen during a Pop-Up Art Show featuring their artwork at the museum Feb. 1, 2020, from 1 p.m., to 4 p.m. Meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Identity of Vandalism Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person driving the vehicle pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 10:38 pm, the image of the suspect vehicle was captured at the same time a projectile pierced the window of the Five Below store in California. A...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces School Age Care Sites Awarded Maryland EXCELS Level 1

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces School Age Care Sites Awarded Maryland EXCELS Level 1

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Department of Recreation and Parks are pleased to announce that the School Age Care sites operating in nine locations throughout the county have been awarded a Level 1 by Maryland EXCELS, a quality rating program for licensed Maryland child care centers. The programs have been evaluated...
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Governor Hogan Reports on 2019 Success of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network

The day after officially introducing his crime bills in the General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a successful year for the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). MCIN, a criminal justice strategy announced by Governor Hogan in 2017 and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, encourages local, state,...
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