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Mouths Watering at a Taste of St. Mary’s

Mouths Watering at a Taste of St. Mary’s

 On Sunday, Sept. 18, hundreds yearning for some tasty treats visited historic Leonardtown Square for the annual ‘Taste of St. Mary’s’. Several local businesses, neighbors, local government and organizations came together to support area restaurants and food professionals. This family-friendly event provided people with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of the specialties from a number...
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The Corner Store in Callaway Busted for Drugs and Paraphernalia

The Corner Store in Callaway Busted for Drugs and Paraphernalia

 The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received complaints of illegal drug and drug paraphernalia sales at a Callaway store known as the “Corner Store”.  An investigation led to the execution of a Search and Seizure Warrant. It was revealed that the owner and his employee were selling “K-2” synthetic marijuana, marijuana and crack cocaine...
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HAZMAT Crews Called to Home in Lexington Park

HAZMAT Crews Called to Home in Lexington Park

 LIVE ON THE SCENE: HAZMAT in Lexington Park Fire and Rescue crews in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a HAZMAT situation in the 46100 block of Saltmarsh Court in the area of Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park. The HAZMAT incident was reported around 11:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Preliminary investigation...
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Three Charged in Home Invasion, Armed Robbery

Three Charged in Home Invasion, Armed Robbery

 On September 11, 2011, officers responded to a residence in Lexington Park, for the report of a home invasion and assault. The victim was discovered suffering from head and facial injuries and transferred to Washington Hospital Trauma Center. BCI Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.  During the investigation it was determined three males entered the...
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Dealer Arrested in Wal-Mart Parking Lot Selling Crack

Dealer Arrested in Wal-Mart Parking Lot Selling Crack

Vice narcotics detectives observed a wanted suspect, Larry Darnell Harrod, 31 of Leonardtown, in the parking lot of a the California Wal-Mart. Detectives began to monitor his movements and a Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy was requested. Suspect Harrod was observed selling crack cocaine and  was apprehended along with the two purchasers. Suspect Michael Anthony Moran,...
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SMAC High School Football Scoreboard

SMAC High School Football Scoreboard

As the crisp fall weather hit Southern Maryland, Friday Night Lights got back to normal with all SMAC football games being played on time, for the first time this season. In the big St Marys County rivalry, the Chopticon Braves got 24 points from their defense and special teams en route to a 38-22...
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Southern Maryland Vocal Talent Shines at Fat Boys Country Store

Southern Maryland Vocal Talent Shines at Fat Boys Country Store

 In the biggest talent competition in Southern Maryland a champion was crowned in the Fat Boys Country Store/THE PHOENIX Karaoke Idol Contest, sponsored by Bully Bling Energy Drink. Montario Hill, a local actor who has been described by Simon Cowell (of American Idol and The X Factor) as “like Ruben Studdard , and just...
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Human Remains Found in Prince Frederick

Human Remains Found in Prince Frederick

On Sept. 16, 2011 a citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Office and advised that he had located a possible human skull in a wooded area off of Tate Rd., Prince Frederick, Maryland. Patrol Units and Detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded to the location. Investigators determined that the skull...
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PRAD Parade Float Contest: Prizes Awarded Creativity, Beauty and Charm

PRAD Parade Float Contest: Prizes Awarded Creativity, Beauty and Charm

Join in the fun and start building your float to be entered in the Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) Parade Float Contest. The parade is Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. on Solomons Island. Celebrated annually for 33 years, PRAD is a two day celebration of the Patuxent River in Solomons, Maryland. Sponsored by...
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Sotterley Plantation Reopens Following Effects of Irene

Sotterley Plantation Reopens Following Effects of Irene

Hurricane Irene’s impact on Sotterley Plantation caused devastating effects including losing over 100 trees and sustaining damage to a number of the site’s historic structures.  Despite the necessity of closing for almost three weeks, Sotterley reopened for business on Thursday, September 15. Plans to host the upcoming Speaker Series finale, the Riverside WineFest at...
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Bowie State Student Dead, Roomate in Custody

Bowie State Student Dead, Roomate in Custody

One student is dead and another is in police custody as Maryland State Police continue the investigation into a fatal stabbing that occurred Thursday night at Bowie State University. The victim is identified as Dominique T. Frazier, 18, who was a student at Bowie State University and resided on campus.  She was from Washington,...
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House Explosion With Fire And People Trapped…..

House Explosion With Fire And People Trapped…..

By Public Information Officer From BDVFD, Douglas Medley August 16, 2011 had been pretty quite on the fire side of the scanner but that was all going to change. At 1:31 P.M. the emergency operations center (fireboard) toned out a call for a house explosion with fire at 45915 Patuxent Lane in California, Maryland...
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Police Investigate Body Found at A&E Motel

Police Investigate Body Found at A&E Motel

UPDATE: According to St. Mary’s County police, the Sept. 15 incident at the A&E motel was a medical related death. Authorities are waiting on details from an autopsy performed by the state medical examiner. Police Investigate Body Found at A&E Motel St. Mary’s County Police are on the scene of a death investigation in the 21600...
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Man Found Sleeping in Vehicle with BB Gun and Marijuana

Man Found Sleeping in Vehicle with BB Gun and Marijuana

On February 1, 2011 at approximately 5:20 a.m., Deputy Croyle was conducting a patrol check of the parking lot of the senior’s apartments in Lexington Park. Deputy Croyle discovered an occupied suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed a male was sleeping in the back seat of the vehicle. Deputy Croyle made contact with the individual....
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Fall ‘Fishin’ Buddies’ Derby Coming to Gilbert Run Park

Fall ‘Fishin’ Buddies’ Derby Coming to Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Department of Public Works, Parks Division, will sponsor the 2011 annual Fall “Fishin’ Buddies” fishing derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, October 8, from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child...
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Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

   The Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) cordially invites you to attend the dedication and open house for the new hangar at the Southern Maryland Section (Trooper 7)—St. Mary’s County Regional Airport from 10am to 2pm on Saturday September 17th, 2011.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.    The MSPAC...
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Don’t Miss Ultimate Outlaws this Saturday at MIR!

Don’t Miss Ultimate Outlaws this Saturday at MIR!

On Friday, Sept. 16, MIR will host a Test & Tune. This event is open to all Streetcars, racecars, street bikes, drag bikes, and junior dragsters. This will be a full night of time runs, grudge racing, and testing with no gambler eliminations.  The test & tune will be from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. Admission...
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Police Investigating California Crash

Police Investigating California Crash

  On Tuesday, Sept. 13 around 3:20 p.m., police units were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident with what appeared to be people fighting on the side of the road. Rescue workers were then dispatched for the accident with injuries in the area of the 44300 block of St. Andrews Church...
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Police Activity in Lusby

Police Activity in Lusby

UPDATE Sept. 14: According to Police, there was a routine traffic stop and the initial officer on scene called for backup. No charges were made. LIVE ON THE SCENE: Police Activity in Lusby There is a heavy police presence as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Lusby in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates near...
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Vice Narcotic Detectives Remove Drugs Suspects from St. Mary’s Streets

Vice Narcotic Detectives Remove Drugs Suspects from St. Mary’s Streets

 St. Mary’s Vice Narcotic Detectives recently made the following arrests: Jessica Adele Kearney, 25 of Hollywood, was arrested on multiple warrants. Vice narcotics detectives presented cases to the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury which included conspiring to distribute prescription medication and possession with intent to distribute prescription medication. The medications included Xanax, Morphine and...
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Vehicle Runs Red Light Leaving Two Injured

Vehicle Runs Red Light Leaving Two Injured

 Police and Rescue are on the scene of a two vehicle accident in Great Mills at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Chancellors Run Road. The accident was reported at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Witnesses reported a silver Toyota Tundra had run the red light and struck a maroon Toyota minivan. Two patients were transported to...
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Dunkirk BB&T Robbed: Suspect in Custody

Dunkirk BB&T Robbed: Suspect in Custody

On September 12, 2011 at 12:38 p.m. units from the Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the BB&T bank at 10264 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Dunkirk for a hold up / panic alarm. Dfc. Vaughn Evans arrived on scene as did off duty Officer B. Dowell from the United States Capital Police....
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House Fire in St. Marys Under Investigation

House Fire in St. Marys Under Investigation

 Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating the cause of a house fire in St. Mary’s County. On Sept. 12 around 5:26 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Hollywood, Bel Alton and La Plata were alerted to a house fire in the 23100 block of Meadow Road in Longview Beach. Crews arrived on scene...
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Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Over 100  St. Mary’s County upcoming 5th and 6th grade students graduated from the week long 4th annual Camp DARE on August 12, 2011 at 3pm, in the auditorium of Leonardtown High School.  Camp DARE is free through the generous donations of local citizens, civic groups, local organizations, Board of Education and the St....
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Police Issue Lookout for Possible Drunk Driver: Vehicle Found Overturned

Police Issue Lookout for Possible Drunk Driver: Vehicle Found Overturned

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a single vehicle accident that left two injured. Police and Rescue Crews responded to report of a rollover along the 26100 block of Jones Wharf Road in Hollywood around 5:40 p.m. on Sept. 12. Upon arrival,  rescue crews discovered a white Mercury Sable rolled over into the woods. The...
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