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One Firefighter Injured and Eight Occupants Displaced After Fire at Assisted Living Facility, Fire Deemed Accidental

One Firefighter Injured and Eight Occupants Displaced After Fire at Assisted Living Facility, Fire Deemed Accidental

On Friday, October 9, 2020, at approximately 9:47 p.m., firefighters responded to 2950 Fern Hill Place in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story single family residence that is used as an assisted living facility, with fire showing from the second floor and roof. The...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Vandalism Suspects in Scotland

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Vandalism Suspects in Scotland

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured as well as three others in a vandalism investigation. On Saturday, September 12, 2020 between 11:58 p.m., and 12:52 a.m., the suspects vandalized a bulletin board at 11617 Point Lookout Road in Scotland. Anyone with information about the identities of...
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Bel Alton and La Plata Volunteer Fire Departments Announce Passing of William Albrittain

Bel Alton and La Plata Volunteer Fire Departments Announce Passing of William Albrittain

With great sadness, the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department announces the passing of Life Member William Albrittain. William Miles Albrittain, Sr., was born July 8, 1928, and passed on Monday, October 12, 2020, Willie started his Fire Service in the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department in 1943 at age 15 during World War II....
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Mary E. Franklin (Ramos), 69

Mary E. Franklin (Ramos), 69

Mary E. Franklin (Ramos) age 69 of Scottdale, GA and formerly of Indian Head & Bryans Road, MD, passed away peacefully with her loving husband by her side on September 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her Mother & Step Father, Mary Ellen & Alfred C. Masiello; Father, Charles Ramos, Sr.; Brothers,...
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CalvertHealth Cancer Team Focused on Early Detection and Survivorship in October

CalvertHealth Cancer Team Focused on Early Detection and Survivorship in October

CalvertHealth hosted its 1st Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort recently as part of an ongoing initiative to expand support services for cancer survivors. The celebration was preceded by months of pilot programs to include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fitness and wellness classes, cooking classes and more. “Our goal...
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UPDATE: SpongeBob is Doing Some Painting at Dyson Building Center in Callaway

UPDATE: SpongeBob is Doing Some Painting at Dyson Building Center in Callaway

UPDATE 10/13/2020: SpongeBob at Dyson Building Center appeared over the weekend and is dressed up as Bob Ross, there are also a few “happy trees” next to him. Robert Norman Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor and television host. He was the creator and host of...
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Marrick Properties Donates Welding Equipment to Help Trade Students Perfect Their Skills

Marrick Properties Donates Welding Equipment to Help Trade Students Perfect Their Skills

Marrick Properties recently donated a weld test bender that will give College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welding students an opportunity to evaluate the strength and integrity of their welds. The $1,316 piece of equipment is used by inspectors to bend weld specimens and provides immediate feedback to students as they perfect their skills. The...
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VIDEO: Deadline to Register to Vote is TODAY! Governor Hogan Encourages All Marylanders to Vote in the 2020 General Election

 If you are NOT registered to vote, click here. If you are registered to vote, click here for polling locations, information, mail-in ballot and all the details needed to vote this year! Today, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, is the last day for voter registration. To register to vote, a resident must complete a...
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Rainier Nazal Dizon Wanted for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Rainier Nazal Dizon Wanted for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Rainier Nazal Dizon, a lifetime sexual offender, for failure to register. Dizon is a 38-year-old male, with black hair, brown eyes, 5’ 8” tall, weighing 190 lbs. Anyone with information on Dizon’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Cpl. Melissa Green at 301-475-4200,...
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WAVE Detectives Arrest Beltsville Automotive Repair Shop Owner who Faces 29 Counts of Weapon and Vehicle Theft Related Charges

WAVE Detectives Arrest Beltsville Automotive Repair Shop Owner who Faces 29 Counts of Weapon and Vehicle Theft Related Charges

Detectives assigned to the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement Unit arrested the owner of a Beltsville automotive repair shop, 30-year-old Herman Guzman, of the 9000 block of Dubarry Avenue in Lanham. Following a lengthy investigation into vehicle thefts, on Wednesday, the investigators executed a search warrant at GR Motorworks on Hanna Street. During that search,...
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Annual Boo Thru Safe Candy Giveaway to be Hosted on Halloween at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

Annual Boo Thru Safe Candy Giveaway to be Hosted on Halloween at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 7:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m., citizens can drive through the haunted Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, which will be free and safe for the whole family! Candy and Fire Prevention Goodie bags will be provided by staffing on the scene.
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VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Running Off Roadway in Callaway, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Running Off Roadway in Callaway, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 1:45 p.m., police responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Point Lookout Road in Callaway, for the traffic complaint for a possibly impaired driver. Police located a white male operating a silver Ford Focus weaving in and out of the Southbound lane, and performed a...
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CDC COVID-19 Halloween Guidelines and Suggestions

CDC COVID-19 Halloween Guidelines and Suggestions

As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday...
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Maryland Lawmakers Announce More Than $280,000 in Federal Funding to Expand Digital Education Resources During the Pandemic

Maryland Lawmakers Announce More Than $280,000 in Federal Funding to Expand Digital Education Resources During the Pandemic

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman Andy Harris announced $280,450 in federal funding to expand educational resources and digital access in libraries and museums across Maryland. “Libraries and museums serve as a vehicle for educating individuals of all ages while also preserving our nation’s history,” said...
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Safe Drive-Through Candy Giveaway to be Hosted on Halloween at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments in California and Lexington Park

Safe Drive-Through Candy Giveaway to be Hosted on Halloween at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments in California and Lexington Park

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a safe drive-thru candy give-away at both Firehouses on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m. This event was started many years ago with the intention of having a place that children could trick or treat, and the parents would be confident...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit and Run in Lexington Park, One Transported to Hospital

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit and Run in Lexington Park, One Transported to Hospital

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Hermanville Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway, with firefighters reporting...
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UPDATE: Southern Maryland Native/Myrtle Beach Police Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty – Expect Traffic Delays for Large Funeral Procession

UPDATE: Southern Maryland Native/Myrtle Beach Police Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty – Expect Traffic Delays for Large Funeral Procession

UPDATE: This upcoming Monday and Tuesday (10/12 & 13/2929), funeral services will be taking place in Charles County for Officer Jacob Hancher, a police officer in Myrtle Beach who was killed in the line of duty on October 3. Officer Hancher was from Charles County and his family still lives in this area. Members of...
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Two Transported to Trauma Center After Golf Cart Rollover in Piney Point

Two Transported to Trauma Center After Golf Cart Rollover in Piney Point

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Piney Point Post Office in Piney Point, for the motor vehicle collision involving a golf cart with one subject unconscious. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a single golf cart on the shoulder...
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The Cow & The Fish Restaurant Owners Announce New Italian Restaurant Coming Soon to Leonardtown

The Cow & The Fish Restaurant Owners Announce New Italian Restaurant Coming Soon to Leonardtown

The owners of The Cow and The Fish restaurant located in Hollywood, are excited to announce their new restaurant, Il Piccolo Morso, which will will be located in Leonardtown, featuring authentic Italian cuisine and the same warm and inviting atmosphere you’ve come to know from The Cow & The Fish. More details will be...
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Charles County Speed Camera Program Locations for Week of October 11, 2020

Charles County Speed Camera Program Locations for Week of October 11, 2020

As a reminder, we have withdrawn our Speed Camera Program from schools that are not open and or those that are not being used for critical operations. The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially...
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Maryland MS-13 Leader Charged with Illegal Firearms Trafficking in Washington, D.C.

Maryland MS-13 Leader Charged with Illegal Firearms Trafficking in Washington, D.C.

Wilber Vigil-Benitez, also known as “Solitario,” of El Salvador, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, announced Michael R. Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; John J. Durham, Director, Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV); Robert E. Bornstein, Acting Special Agent...
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Jacob William Hancher, 23

Jacob William Hancher, 23

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 virtually on the St. Peter’s School, Waldorf, MD Facebook page at 10:00 am. Jacob William Hancher, 23, passed away October 03, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, SC while serving in the line of duty with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. He was...
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Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Joseph Earl “Fuzzy” Knott

Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Joseph Earl “Fuzzy” Knott

UPDATE: Joseph Earl “Fuzzy” Knott, 73, of Valley Lee MD passed away on October 9th, 2020 at MedStar St. Marys Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on December 17th. 1946 in Valley Lee, MD to the late James Harvey Knott Sr and Donnie Marie Slade. Survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ann of...
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UPDATE: State’s Attorney, Richard Fritz Make Statement After Drug Dealer with Stolen Handgun was Released a Few Hours After Arrest

UPDATE: State’s Attorney, Richard Fritz Make Statement After Drug Dealer with Stolen Handgun was Released a Few Hours After Arrest

UPDATE 10/10/2020: When asked about the release of Tyquan Samuel Wills. Sr., State’s Attorney, Richard Fritz provided SMNEWSNET with the following Quotes. “This office has been complaining about the bonding process for years. Between the Maryland legislature and the courts, it is most difficult to hold anyone except the most violent criminals in jail....
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Thomas Stone High School Named 2019 Schools of Excellence by the American College Application Campaign

Thomas Stone High School Named 2019 Schools of Excellence by the American College Application Campaign

Thomas Stone High School was named a 2019 School of Excellence by the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) through the ACT Center for Equity in Learning. The ACAC strives to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families pursuing a college degree and other higher education opportunities. The campaign selects...
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