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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft that occurred on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 2:07 p.m., the suspect walked out of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Lexington Park with a Chefman Air Fryer without paying for it. The suspect was last seen getting...
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Governor Hogan’s Violent Crime Bills Officially Introduced In General Assembly

Governor Larry Hogan’s legislative initiatives to address violent crime were introduced in the General Assembly this evening. His crime package, which he first announced last month at a press conference in Baltimore City, includes tougher sentences for violent offenders who commit crimes with guns, stronger penalties for those who intimidate witnesses, and more transparency...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Hollywood Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Hollywood Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of James William Blackiston III, age 27 of Hollywood. Blackiston is currently wanted for Escape Second Degree after removing his tracking device while on pretrial release, for the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute. Blackiston is a black male, 5’11” and weighs 170...
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Joy Lynn Foard, 73

Joy Lynn Foard, 73

Joy Lynn Foard, 73, of Benedict, Maryland passed away on January 18, 2020 at her daughters home in Mechanicsville, Maryland surrounded by her family. Joy was born on March 28, 1946 in Washington DC to the late Hooper R. and Dorothy Brown Kagle. She is proceeded in death by her husband Charles Rawlings “Ronnie”...
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No Injuries Reported After Working Smoke Detectors Alert Homeowner in Early Morning House Fire in Waldorf, Investigation Deems Fire Accidental

UPDATE 1/21/2020: On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at approximately 4:43 a.m., firefighters responded to 10856 Maplewood Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the second floor. The owner is identified as Terri Daniels. No injuries were reported, and the estimated loss of structure...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Crash in California

On Monday, January 20, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Patuxent Beach Road and South Patuxent Beach Road in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles off the roadway, and one...
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Detectives Arrest 15 Suspects Connected to Vehicle Warm-Up Thefts

In the past week, detectives with our Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team arrested 15 people in connection with multiple vehicle warm-up thefts. The suspects, both adult and juvenile, are linked to seven different cases. In addition to these arrests, the WAVE team also recovered 10 stolen cars – the vast majority were stolen when...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Lexington Park

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, at approximately 12:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Ridge responded to Silver Slate Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story residence with smoke showing. Firefighters immediately entered the residence and found an active kitchen...
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Five Injured, One Transported to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Bryantown

On Friday, January 17, 2020, at 3:43 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to La Plata Road and Leonardtown Road in Bryantown, for the reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene within minutes of dispatch and confirmed a two vehicle accident, with one subject pinned inside. Firefighters from Waldorf,...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in St. Mary’s City

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at approximately 3:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Pleasant Manor Road in St. Mary’s City, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into a tree. One patient was...
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Debora Marie MacTaggart, 62

Debora Marie MacTaggart, 62

Debora Marie MacTaggart, 62, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on January 14, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on December 26, 1957 to the late Joseph Gray Lumpkin and Helen Norma Helton. Debora married her beloved husband, Gavin MacTaggart before his passing in July 1994. Together they celebrated 14 wonderful years...
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Man Arrested for Domestic Assault, Steals Police Cruiser and Crashes After Pursuit in Prince George’s County

A man who had just been arrested for domestic assault is facing multiple new charges after he stole a police cruiser and crashed it after a short pursuit. He is 43-year-old Abdul Hakim of the 6100 block of Breezewood Court in Greenbelt. On January 18th, at approximately 7:15 am, our officers responded to the...
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Anne Arundel Man Arrested After Discharging Handgun Multiple Times

On January 15, 2020 at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers responded for a report of shots fired in the area of the 100 block of Mountain Road in Glen Burnie. A 42-year-old male victim was speaking with a suspect who was known to him. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and then fired...
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St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Ten New Deputies

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 10 new deputies to the agency this week. The deputies took the oath of office on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the St. Mary’s County Circuit Courthouse and graduated in a class of 30 peace officers on Saturday from the Police Entrance Level...
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22-Year-Old Calvert Man Sentenced to 36-Month Prison Term After Causing Fatal Car Crash in North West Washington D.C.

Tyler S. Hurley, 22, of Port Republic, Maryland, was sentenced yesterday to a prison term of 36 months (3 years) for Voluntary Manslaughter, stemming from a traffic collision where he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle, killing the driver, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Gregory Monahan, Acting Chief of...
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Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with FREE admission to the museum ALL day (10AM – 5PM), FREE water taxi rides, activities, ceremony (2PM – 3PM) featuring guest speakers and program, and more. The museum and water taxi will be operating FREE for visitors prior to...
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The Jewelry Trunk Show is Coming to the Calvert County Marine Museum Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Jewelry Trunk Show is back by popular demand at the Calvert Marine Museum Store. Treat yourself, or that special someone, Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The show is presenting an exquisite selection of jewelry that highlights a variety of artists and their unique designs. Take...
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Dr. Jeannine Heynes to be Keynote Speaker for 2020 Women’s History Month Banquet

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is proud to announce Dr. Jeannine Heynes as the keynote speaker for the annual St. Mary’s County National Women’s History Month Banquet. Heynes is the Director of Women and Gender Resources at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on the advancement of female students’ personal, academic...
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2020 Winter Commencement Pinning Ceremony Celebrates CSM’s 41 Nursing Graduates

During the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing recognition ceremony Jan. 16, as part of the college’s 21st Winter Commencement, 41 associate degree nursing candidates received their nursing pin. The nursing pin is a treasured symbol CSM Nursing Professor Jeanne Hill told the graduates and their families during the ceremony. She explained how the...
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Old Dominion, Dustin Lynch, and Carly Pearce Coming to Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, August 21, 2020

Old Dominion, Dustin Lynch, and Carly Pearce Coming to Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, August 21, 2020

CMA Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, August 21 as part of their “We Are Old Dominion” summer tour. Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound with...
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Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Christopher Crawford, age 40, of Waldorf, Maryland to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for production of child pornography. The sentence was imposed on January 15, 2020. Judge Grimm also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Crawford must continue to...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers Free Preview at St. Mary’s College of Extreme Chopin Recital

St. Mary’s College of MD Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will kick off the spring semester’s musical offerings on Thursday, January 23 with an all-Chopin recital on the theme of Ganz’s signature “Musical Gardening.” The recital, which will be a preview of the next installment of his “Extreme Chopin” series at the Music Center at Strathmore,...
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Board of Education Honors Charles County Public School Employees for Commitment to Students and School System

The Board of Education at its Jan. 14 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to student success and support of the school system. Honored by the Board were Barbara Brandau, Keri Mona, Shanelle Savoy, Kimberley Sheckells and Leslie Schroeck. Brandau is a special education teacher at Dr....
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Roy Franklin Hoffman, Jr

Roy Franklin Hoffman, Jr

Roy Franklin Hoffman, Jr of Mechanicsville, Maryland died peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Mr. Hoffman was born July 26, 1952 in Cheverly, Maryland to the late Lois Hoffman Garner and Roy Hoffman. Roy graduated from Suitland High School where he met...
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