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State Police Blotter – Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter – Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Follow the Prince Frederick Barrack of the Maryland State Police on Twitter: You can now follow the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack on Twitter for important information affecting Southern Maryland. Traffic issues, criminal investigations, special traffic enforcement initiatives, law enforcement...
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John Boehner on Obama’s Economic Recovery

The economic ‘recovery’ that the Obama administration heralded on the pages of The New York Times nearly three years ago remains “agonizingly shallow,” with “nearly 8 million people in the U.S. who want a better job” and “more than 11.5 million… unemployed,” the Wall Street reports.  Thousands of those underemployed or out-of-work Americans could have had...
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Dan Bongino: When No One Has Responsibility

The Benghazi attack and the subsequent coverup is another sad example of the soft tyranny of an expansive, out of touch bureaucracy. When everyone has “responsibility” for something as critical as security and emergency response then NO ONE has responsibility. Having lived in this bubble, our government has metastasized to such a point where...
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Hoyer and Raising the Debt Limit

This week, House Republicans are once again putting the U.S. at risk of defaulting on its obligations, and another downgrade of our credit rating. The “Pay China First” bill that Republicans are bringing to the House Floor this week is not a real solution to our nation’s fiscal situation. In fact, it is planning...
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VA Benefits for Trades, Transportation Training at CSM

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Maryland Division of Planning and Academic Affairs have approved the use of veterans benefits for selected non-credit trades and transportation training certificate programs at the College of Southern Maryland. Veterans are approved to use their GI Bill educational benefits for electrical helper, entry-level plumber, certified structural...
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Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored

Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored

Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored At Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Event   Officers of the Year Will Also be Recognized The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging, TRIAD/S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) council, and the Board of County Commissioners will sponsor Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The 13th annual ceremony will be...
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1st Annual Statewide Gun Turn-In Saturday

1st Annual Statewide Gun Turn-In Saturday

Attorney General Gansler, State and Local Law Enforcement Holding 1st Annual Statewide Gun Turn-In on Saturday, May 11 Residents in every region of the state will be able to drop off unwanted firearms, no questions asked Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is partnering with the Maryland State Police and local law enforcement in this...
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Volunteers Still Needed for Boards, Committees and Commissions

The call is still out for any citizen interested in volunteering to serve on various Boards, Committees and Commissions. Detailed descriptions of the various board openings and membership application are available on the County’s website at http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/voluntr/. The deadline to receive applications and resumes has been extended to Friday, May 31, 2013. Commission for...
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Twin Beaches Collaborative “Together for Youth”

Twin Beaches Collaborative “Together for Youth”

From “Together for Youth,” a NEW collaborative recently formed in the Twin Beaches in Calvert County representing local businesses and organizations wishing to get the word out to families about “fun, local things for kids to do!” The new Beaches Collaborative, “Together for Youth” will meet Tuesday, May 21st at the North East Community...
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Bound and Beaten – Incident Leads to BCI Arrest

Bound and Beaten – Incident Leads to BCI Arrest

On May 6, police units responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at a private residence on May 5 in Lexington Park. The victim stated he had been assaulted and robbed of cash by his roommate. BCI was contacted and assumed the investigation. During the investigation detectives determined the victim and suspect...
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Bushwood Man Charged with Third Degree Sex Offense

Bushwood Man Charged with Third Degree Sex Offense

On May 6, 2013, Detectives received information regarding a 28 year old male engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14 year old female. The female victim was interviewed and acknowledged having a sexual relationship with the suspect, who was an acquaintance of the victim’s family. The suspect, William Lee Quade, age...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Distribution of Marijuana

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Distribution of Marijuana

Devin Tray Proctor, 21 of Lexington Park, was identified by Vice/Narcotics detectives as a distributor of marijuana. Undercover purchases of marijuana were made and Suspect Proctor was indicted and subsequently arrested. He was originally held without bail. Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice Narcotics, at 301-475-4200...
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MDA Seeks Members for Agricultural Certainty Oversight Committee

Resumes Due into MDA by June 1 Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Maryland Agricultural Certainty Bill (SB 1029) on Thursday (May 2), and the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now seeking resumes from people interested in serving on the Oversight Committee which will develop the regulations necessary to implement the program. People who...
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Annual Celebration of Cancer Survivors

Annual Celebration of Cancer Survivors

Plan to attend the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors’ Day picnic on Sunday, June 2, at 1 p.m. on the grounds of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The event is part of a nationwide celebration of National Cancer Survivors’ Day. A “survivor” is anyone living with a history of cancer, from the time of diagnosis...
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Cankerworms Causing Defoliation in Southern Maryland Trees

Most Affected Trees Expected to Recover Fully An infestation of spring cankerworms have eaten the leaves off of many trees in Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties; however, entomologists with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) expect most trees to survive the defoliation without difficulty. “These green caterpillars are often mistaken for the...
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Chaney Enterprises Honored For Projects

The American Concrete Institute recently honored Chaney Enterprises with its “Excellence in Concrete” Awards for projects in Virginia and Anne Arundel County. Projects selected by the ACI represent the best concept, originality and application of concrete in construction and renovation projects. The project can also reflect the advancement of knowledge and practices in the...
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New Psychiatrist & Mental Health Therapists at Hope Place

New Psychiatrist & Mental Health Therapists at Hope Place

In response to the great need for psychiatric care in our community, Walden Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the opening of our newest community mental health clinic at our Hope Place facility in Millison Plaza, Lexington Park. Thanks to a partnership between Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital and Walden, the clinic includes L’Tanya Haith,...
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Early Morning Road Hazard Disrupts Morning Commute

Early Morning Road Hazard Disrupts Morning Commute

On Tuesday, May 7 at approximately 5:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s responded to the area of the Farmer’s Market in Charlotte Hall for a report that multiple vehicles had encountered road debris causing flat tires on the northbound lanes of Rt. 5. The roadway was opened to travelers by 6 a.m. No word...
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Firemen and Fire Trucks Parade in Leonardtown Square

Firemen and Fire Trucks Parade in Leonardtown Square

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Parade was held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Leonardtown Square to honor first responders from the Tri-County area. It also commemorated the induction of Shirley Copado as President of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The parade began at St. Mary’s Ryken High School and...
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Republicans Statement on Passing of Richard E. Hug

On behalf of the membership of the House Republican Caucus, Minority Leader Nic Kipke and Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga released the follow statement regarding the passing of Richard E. Hug: “The House Republican Caucus deeply mourns the passing of Richard Hug, a great Marylander. Mr. Hug was a man of tremendous talent – in...
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CCSO Announces 2013 Torch Run

CCSO Announces 2013 Torch Run

Local Restaurants to Host Fundraisers Help fuel the Flame of Hope: Join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland on June 6 at 9 a.m. in La Plata. Two routes – a 3-mile route for runners and a 3.5-mile route for walkers – will depart Texas...
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Volunteers Needed on Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board

St. Mary’s County continues to seek citizen representatives for the Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board. Interested applicants will need to submit an Appointee Exemption Disclosure Form, a Biographical Information Form and a copy of their resume for consideration. Forms can be found on the Property Tax Assessment Appeals webpage on the County website at...
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Vacancy on North Beach Board of Appeals

There is currently one vancancy on the North Beach Board of Appeals. Individuals interested in serving on this Board please send a letter of interest to Stacy Wilkerson, Town Clerk at northbeach@northbeachmd.org. The following is a general description of the responsibilities of a Board of Appeals Member. If you have any questions please contact...
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Nuclear Gauge Reported Missing-Reward Offered

Nuclear Gauge Reported Missing-Reward Offered

Nuclear Gauge Reported Missing in West Virginia; Recovery is Sought A Pennsylvania company has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a portable moisture-density gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material is missing in West Virginia. Valley Quarries Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., reported that one of its employees was taking a reading with the Troxler...
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Celebrate Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

Celebrate Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum celebrates National Train Day! Saturday, May 11  1-4 pm  at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven into the final tie that linked the Pacific and Atlantic coasts in the transcontinental railroad. Come celebrate trains with us...
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