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David Nelson Barnes,68

David Nelson Barnes,68

David Nelson Barnes,68, passed away on April 13th, 2017 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. He was born on March 13, 1949 in Scotland, Maryland to James Nelson and Margaret Ellouise Barnes. David grew up in Scotland, MD. He attended St. Peter Claver Elementary and Great Mills High School. Following high school,...
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Mary Margaret Carter, 75

Mary Margaret Carter, 75

Mary Margaret Carter, 75, of Chesapeake Beach passed away April 15, 2017 at South River Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born August 15, 1941 in Washington, D.C. Anthony Joseph and Virginia (Curtin) Guerra. Mary was raised in Lanham and graduated from Bladensburg High School. She married Robert Carter on June 9, 1960 and...
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Wendy Lynn Ruckman, 51

Wendy Lynn Ruckman, 51

Wendy Lynn Ruckman, 51, of Lothian, MD passed away April 15, 2017 at Georgetown University Hospital.She was born in Washington, DC October 23, 1965 to Aubrey B. and Dolores Ann (Burrows) Breeden. Wendy was raised in Arlington and graduated from Washington Lee High School. She was employed at Sears and Roebuck in Arlington. Wendy...
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Jack Thurston Dorsey, Sr., 86

Jack Thurston Dorsey, Sr., 86

Jack Thurston Dorsey, Sr., 86, of Owings passed away April 10, 2017 at Calvert County Nursing Center. He was born October 16, 1930 to Thornton and Della (Griffith) Dorsey at Calvert County Hospital. He resided in Owings his entire life, attended Tracey’s Elementary School and graduated from Southern High School in 1948. After working...
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Rita Theresa Zelonis, 86

Rita Theresa Zelonis, 86

Rita Theresa Zelonis, 86, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at her residence at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD. Born in Pottsville, PA on April 14, 1930, Rita attended Mary, Queen of Peace School and Pottsville Catholic High School. While a novice with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary...
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Donna Corinne Meekins, 90

Donna Corinne Meekins, 90

Donna Corinne Meekins, 90, of Lothian passed away April 12, 2017 at Brightview Assisted Living in Edgewater. She was born May 18, 1926 in Belle Mina, AL to Richard Jefferson and Ola Gladys (Sammons) Ray. She was a 1944 graduate of Decatur High School. Donna was a secretary at Cortland Army Air Base in...
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John Leo “Johnny” Staeb, 73

John Leo “Johnny” Staeb, 73

John Leo “Johnny” Staeb, 73, of Chesapeake Beach passed away April 16, 2017 at his home. He was born June 18, 1943 in Albany, NY. John was raised in New York and enlisted in the US Air Force after graduating high school. He married his wife Arlene in the late 1960’s and they lived...
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Evelyn Lawson, 68

Evelyn Lawson, 68

Evelyn Lawson, 68, of Waldorf, MD passed away on April 13, 2017 at her home. Born in Chicago, IL on March 24, 1949 to Willliam Lawson and Mary Moore Lawson, Evelyn is survived by her son, Bryan Lawson; daughter, Tonya Howard; brother, William Lawson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Evelyn graduated from Dunbar High...
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Stefanie Lynette Kitchen (Howery), 34

Stefanie Lynette Kitchen (Howery), 34

Stefanie Lynette Kitchen (Howery) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, passed away suddenly on April 16, 2017, at the age of 34. Stefanie, beloved daughter of Gregory Alan Kitchen and Tina Marie Miller, was born in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 1983. In addition to her parents, Stefanie is survived by her young son, Ian North...
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Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 17, 2017, The St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center received a call for a motor vehicle operating in a reckless manner heading northbound on Point Lookout Road in the area of Lattimore Road in Leonardtown. Corporal B. Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and observed the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding the Tiki Bar opening, extending from Friday, April 21, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017. The efforts include saturation patrols throughout the weekend. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38,...
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Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of crabs remains resilient and steady. While the survey indicates the population has slightly decreased due to lackluster recruitment, it showed a surge in spawning-age female crabs to the highest level recorded in the 28-year...
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NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

The world’s dynamic is rapidly changing and NAVAIR needs to rethink its processes to stay competitive, the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command said during an address to the command’s program management workforce (AIR-1.0) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 6. During his opening remarks, Navy Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, NAVAIR Commander, emphasized...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

On Tuesday,  April 18, 2017, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 211 bills into law during the second signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Bills signed included the administration’s Protecting Victims of Sex...
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Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has chosen not to fight the Democrat-dominated legislature on 15 bills they sent to him early, expecting vetoes on some. The governor lost a battle Thursday over the Protect Our Schools Act, a bill to set up new standards for failing schools and preempt authority of the state school board....
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2017 Charles County Pay It Forward Week Scheduled for April 22-28

2017 Charles County Pay It Forward Week Scheduled for April 22-28

Mark your calendar for Charles County Pay It Forward Week, the week of April 22-28.  The County Commissioners would like to encourage all citizens to show random acts of kindness and inspire others through their actions. The receiver of the kind deed is encouraged to “pay it forward,” creating a ripple effect that is...
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Calvert County Shows Appreciation for Business

Calvert County Shows Appreciation for Business

Farms and a healthy farming economy play critical roles in local communities and in the social fabric of our region. According to the 2012 U.S. Census, Calvert County boasts nearly 33,000 acres of farmland spread across nearly 270 different farms. Calvert County celebrates Business Appreciation Week 2017 with a salute to agriculture, including our...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/19/2017 is DOC Featured Pet: Doc Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Doc is one of a kind. He is a 1-year-old mix of maybe beagle, basset and lab. He is well...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Homicide Unit detectives will conduct a canvass in the Forestville neighborhood where the victim was discovered. The canvass will begin at 6:00 pm in the 3300 block of Springdale Avenue. Homicide Unit detectives released a composite sketch of the victim who was fatally stabbed on Sunday. Investigators are asking...
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Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In located in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed four suspects entered the business, one brandishing a gun. They robbed the store of...
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Maryland Man Added to FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Maryland Man Added to FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

A 26-year-old wanted for the 2015 murder of his wife in Maryland is the newest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, a native of India, had been traveling in the U.S. with...
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UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire. The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire....
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UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

4/18/17 UPDATE – Official Military Press Release: One crew member died and two were injured when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a routine training flight, April 17 at approximately 1:17 p.m., at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland. Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, a UH-60 crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion...
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