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As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

With temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90’s and heat indexes possibly exceeding 105 degrees across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Technology is encouraging citizens to prepare. Drink fluid daily to prevent dehydration. Water, fruit juices and juice drinks are the best choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Stickell is currently being held on a no bond status. 7/19/2017: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp. At approximately 7:56 a.m., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers were dispatched to a shooting. The initial investigation has shown that a “road rage” incident...
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VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 1:52 a.m., Trooper First Class C. Ditoto, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack was on duty operating his marked Maryland State Police cruiser on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Maryland Route 235, in Lexington Park. Trooper Ditoto observed a silver Chevrolet traveling directly in...
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Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police have charged a Prince George’s County man with possession of drugs after he was stopped earlier today on westbound Rt. 50 at Southaven Road in Annapolis. The suspect is identified as Nathan Campbell, 29, of Temple Hills. He is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent to distribute and...
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Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 4:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm activation at Target on Western Parkway, in Waldorf. When officers arrived, they observed a male suspect running back inside the store. Officers established a perimeter and a police K9 searched the building. Two suspects were...
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Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

The National Weather Service warned that this week’s excessive heat could lead to isolated storms that could cause flash flooding in the Baltimore-Washington region this afternoon and into the evening. These storms, which many areas experienced Monday afternoon, develop rapidly and can produce, locally, significant rain fall.  Additionally, severe weather could cause fallen trees/limbs,...
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Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Deputy B. Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Nikki Pistorio, 55, of Lexington Park, struck the juvenile victim in the face multiple times. During the assault, she...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy V. Pontorno of the St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills when he observed suspicious subjects in the area of the gazebo. As Pontorno approached the area on foot, he noticed signs the suspects, Troy...
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SMECO awards matching contribution

SMECO awards matching contribution

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently received a $4,500 contribution from CoBank to award to Christmas in April organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Each organization is receiving $1,500 through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support. As a CoBank customer,...
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Troopers in Prince George’s County to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Troopers in Prince George’s County to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Troopers from the Maryland State Police and officers from the Capitol Heights Police Department will conducting a joint DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 21, 2107 at 9:30 p.m., with the primary purpose of educating the motoring public in Prince George’s County about the dangers of impaired driving. During the checkpoint law enforcement personnel will...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road...
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Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72

Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72

Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72, of Cobb Island, MD passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2017. Born on October 26, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late Joseph Carter Kimble and the late Anna Grant Kimble, Betty Jo is also preceded in death by her sisters, Patsy Ann Kimble Qureshi and Gloria Jean Kimble....
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Connor Jeffrey Mclhinney

Connor Jeffrey Mclhinney passed away on July 8, 2017 at Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD. Connor was born on July 8, 2017 in LaPlata, MD to David Jeffrey and Kristen Elizabeth Mclhinney. He is also survived by his brother, John David Mclhinney; Gr. Grandparents, Jack and Norma Dee and William Mclhinney; Grandparents,...
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John Robert Mumaw, 75

John Robert Mumaw, 75

John Robert Mumaw of St. Leonard, MD, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 122, 2017, at the age of 75. He was born in Cheverly, MD, on September 12, 1941, to Rose and John Mumaw. John was a police officer for P. G. County, retiring in 1984 as a corporal. He was an...
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Mary Evelyn White, 89

Mary Evelyn White, 89

Mary Evelyn White, 89 of Upper Marlboro/Clinton, Md. passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born in Piscataway, Md. to Mary Myrtle (Tayman) White and Benjamin Edward White. Loving sister of Margaret T. White of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Francis White and his wife Pat of Crofton, Md; Dear Aunt of Debbie Thorne,...
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Mary Ruth Sapp, 74

Mary Ruth Sapp, 74

Mary Ruth Sapp, a retired Children’s Aid Society worker, from Waldorf, MD succumbed to brain cancer on Sunday, July 10, 2017, at Oakview Nursing Center in Silver Spring, MD at the age of 74. She is preceded in death by her son, Chuckie Riley, and survived by her children, Connie Singer, Tina Murphy, Jessica...
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Evelia Aidee Basconnet, 83

Evelia Aidee Basconnet, 83

Evelia Aidee Basconnet, 83, of Waldorf, MD, died July 10, 2017. Evelia was an Elementary School Teacher in Argentina for 15 years before moving to the United States. She was of the Catholic faith. She was daughter of the late Amado Basconnet and the late Blanca Rivarola Basconnet. In addition to her parents, Evelia...
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Iyla Rae Doukas

Iyla Rae Doukas was born on Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:12 pm in Clinton, MD. She weighed 6 lbs and 12 oz. She became her mommy’s forever angel just a few short days later on Monday July 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC. Iyla Rae is survived by a...
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Gordon Thurston, 82

Gordon Thurston, 82

Gordon Thurston, age 82, of La Plata, MD, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 in La Plata, MD. Gordon was born on January 10, 1935 was was the son of the late Bill and Lottie Thurston. He was preceded in death by his son, Gordon Lee Thurston; and five brothers and sisters. Left...
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Christine Bunt Pope, 85

Christine Bunt Pope, 85

Christine Bunt Pope, 85, of Mechanicsville, MD, died on July 12, 2017. Christine was a self-employed caregiver for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Elks Lodge in Deale, MD. She enjoyed creating floral arrangements, going to the beach, and visiting Dover Downs. She was daughter of the late Almos Bunt...
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James Milford Farrell, Jr., 76

James Milford Farrell, Jr., 76

James Milford Farrell, Jr., 76, of Waldorf, MD passed away on July 15, 2017 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. He was born on March 6, 1941 in Southern Maryland to the late James Milford and Ruby Farrell, Sr. James was a self-employed painter. He was a loving husband, Father and grandfather. He was...
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Katharina Henrietta Scharfenstein, 87

Katharina Henrietta Scharfenstein, 87

Katharina Henrietta Scharfenstein, 87, of Hollywood, MD passed away on July 11, 2017 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 8, 1930 in Kirchen, Germany to the late Philip Rau and Elisabeth Wilde. Katharina was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She spent many hours...
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LeRoy Willenborg, 81

LeRoy Willenborg, 81, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on July 12, 2017 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on August 7th, 1935 in Covington, KY to the late Bush Foley, and Odie Wall Willenborg. On February 16th, 1955 LeRoy enlisted in the United States Navy and...
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Robert C. Dement, Jr., 78

Robert C. Dement, Jr., 78

Robert C. Dement, Jr., 78, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., with his loving family by his side. Born January 30, 1939, he was the eldest son of the late Robert C. Dement, Sr. and Margaret C. Jones Dement. Robert, “Bob” as...
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