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Anne Arundel County Police Regret to Announce Passing of Retired Police K9 Maximus

Anne Arundel County Police Regret to Announce Passing of Retired Police K9 Maximus

We are saddened by the loss of Retired Police K9 Maximus. K9 Maximus retired on October 12, 2022, and passed unexpectedly. K9 Maximus started serving the citizens of Anne Arundel County as a dual-purpose patrol dog, certified in narcotics detection and patrol operations. During his time patrolling the streets from 2014 to 2020, K9...
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Noise Advisory – Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Scheduled January 24-27, 2023

Noise Advisory – Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Scheduled January 24-27, 2023

Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place Jan. 24 – 27, 2023 from noon to 6:30 p.m. Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
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Lexington Park Pair Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics

Lexington Park Pair Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics

A traffic stop Tuesday morning by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies resulted in several Controlled Dangerous Substance charges including Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics for a Lexington Park man and woman. Amber Nicole Queen, age 28 of Lexington Park, and Barry Nathaniel Booker, age 61 of Lexington Park, were both charged with...
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Town of Leonardtown Honors Local Legend of Moll Dyer Day on February 26, 2023

Town of Leonardtown Honors Local Legend of Moll Dyer Day on February 26, 2023

The second annual Moll Dyer Day event is a collaboration between The St. Mary’s County Historical Society, the Commissioners of Leonardtown, Visit St. Mary’s MD, and the Leonardtown Business Association. The first year was a resounding success, and the exciting plans for this year include a reception at Tudor Hall, an opening ceremony at...
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One Injured After T-bone Collision in Leonardtown

One Injured After T-bone Collision in Leonardtown

On Monday, January 23, 2023, at approximately 8:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Washington Street in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision. Emergency medical personnel evaluated...
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February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the fun begin! Coprolites, skipjack tours, programs for kids and more museum fun will keep the winter blues away. Stay for a night of great music with a performance by Ash and Eric as a part of our Maritime Performance Series. For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Thursdays, Feb. 2 & 9 –...
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Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Burglarized and Damaged Ridge Elementary School Building

Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Burglarized and Damaged Ridge Elementary School Building

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the two pictured individuals in a burglary investigation, including malicious destruction of property. On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 p.m., the two suspects broke into a classroom trailer at Ridge Elementary School, caused damage inside of the classroom, stole a fire extinguisher...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 Prize After $20 Scratch-off Purchase in Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 Prize After $20 Scratch-off Purchase in Leonardtown

$20 scratch-off gives St. Mary’s County resident her big win A fast food manager for 18 years just won her ticket to a luxurious vacation, thanks to the Maryland Lottery. The Southern Maryland resident won a $50,000 top prize on the $50,000 Cash scratch-off. “I’ve been trying to win some big money,” said the...
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St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for Winter

St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for Winter

St. Mary’s County Government encourages all community members to visit the Barns at New Market and the Home Grown Farm Market this winter for locally grown and locally made products ranging from eggs, meats, and cheeses to soap, craft beverages, and baked goods. Barns at New Market Hours: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken students competed in the regional Science Bowl competition in mid January at Montgomery College. The SMR Team finished strong with a win in the final game and only lost game three by two points. Congrats to team members Jack Delucco, Maggie Hutchinson, Niko Kyritsopoulos, Ryder Morlong and Clara Pham. The U.S....
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Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

January 20, 2023: A.J. Metcalf, Maryland Media & Communications Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay. The Fiscal Year 2024 budget provides 43 new positions and $3.7 million in funding for the Maryland Department of the Environment...
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Turner’s Cheseldine earns citation from the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Maryland

Turner’s Cheseldine earns citation from the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Maryland

Students in Kelly Hare’s fourth grade class at Eva Turner Elementary School were recently on a mission to outmaneuver the Grinch’s helpers and steal back fitness equipment, returning it to Whoville. Four teams of Whos of Whoville stood at one end of Turner’s gymnasium with boxes of fitness equipment at the other end. It...
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Charles County Board Of Education Hosting Meeting Today, Jan.23, for Proposed 2024 Budget

Charles County Board Of Education Hosting Meeting Today, Jan.23, for Proposed 2024 Budget

The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a 6 p.m. work session on Monday, Jan. 23, in the boardroom at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the CCPS...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in St. Leonard, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in St. Leonard, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 1/23/2023: According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the fire started in the basement of the residence. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. As a result of the fire, the occupants were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. 1/23/2023: On Sunday, January 22, 2023,...
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Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement following House passage of the 2023 Fiscal Year Omnibus legislation, announcing over $16,125,150 in Community Project Funding for Fifth District priorities. This total is in addition to the more than $13,000,000 that Congressman Hoyer secured for projects in the Fifth District in the FY22 Omnibus....
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Hoyer Receives Briefing at Calvert Health on New Health Care Technology

Hoyer Receives Briefing at Calvert Health on New Health Care Technology

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement after receiving a briefing on the Da Vinci Robot technology at Calvert Health, which Congressman Hoyer helped secure $950,000 for in the FY 2023 Omnibus legislation: “It was great to hear from the talented doctors and leadership at Calvert Health and learn more about the...
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13-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After ATV Crash in Newburg

13-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After ATV Crash in Newburg

On January 22, 2023, at approximately 12:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to the area of 16650 Rock Point Road in Newburg, for an inaccessible rescue. The 911 caller reported a 13-year-old male fell off an ATV and was unconscious and unresponsive. Maryland State Police Helicopter...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed a Man and Women from Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed a Man and Women from Waldorf

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, at approximately 12:53 a.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of St. Patrick’s Drive for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume...
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Waldorf Navy veteran Wins $100,000 on $10 scratch-off From Westlake Liquors

Waldorf Navy veteran Wins $100,000 on $10 scratch-off From Westlake Liquors

A super-sized Maryland Lottery Mega 7s scratch-off produced a super-sized surprise for a Waldorf woman. The $10 scratch-off the busy mother purchased while running errands produced a $100,000 top prize! The lucky player, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, is calling herself “Set Sail” to tell her winning story. The 42-year-old said she had a...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

UPDATE  1/20/2023: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Defendant Aleksander A. Ivanchev, 40, of Lexington Park, guilty of two counts of criminally negligent manslaughter for the deaths of Melody Russell and Shawn Bailey following a July 2021 collision in Charlotte Hall. Sterling thanked members of the St....
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Hundreds in Piney Point Without Power After Single Vehicle Collision Takes Out Utility Pole

Hundreds in Piney Point Without Power After Single Vehicle Collision Takes Out Utility Pole

On Friday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area Piney Point Road and Denton Road in Piney Point, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility...
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UPDATE: Missing Woman Located Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE: Missing Woman Located Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: Ms. Dement was located. She’s safe and with family. Thank you everyone. Missing person: Officers are searching for Teri Dement, 62, who went for a walk earlier today and hasn’t returned home. Last seen on Council Oak Dr. in Waldorf at 3:30 p.m., on Friday, January 20, 2023. Family is concerned...
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Charles County Detectives Identify and Arrest Rockville Man Wanted for Armed Robbery at Waldorf Hotel

Charles County Detectives Identify and Arrest Rockville Man Wanted for Armed Robbery at Waldorf Hotel

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a citizen armed robbery that occurred last month. On December 12, 2022, at 3:31 a.m., the suspect knocked on the door of a hotel room in the 11700 block of Business Park Drive in Waldorf. The victim opened...
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State Fire Marshal investigating Abandoned House Fire in Valley Lee, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal investigating Abandoned House Fire in Valley Lee, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 12:38 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to 45357 Drayden Road in Valley Lee, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke and fire showing from an abandoned 1-story residence. Firefighters extinguished the...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Marbury Man on Drug Distribution Charges

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Marbury Man on Drug Distribution Charges

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a 36-year-old Marbury man with several Controlled Dangerous Substance and Intent to Distribute charges on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Sgt. Christopher Beyer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of 18700 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville for a circuit court search and seizure warrant. A...
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