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Gov. O’Malley Appoints Mattingly to St. Mary’s County Orphan’s Court

Gov. O’Malley Appoints Mattingly to St. Mary’s County Orphan’s Court

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of William Miles Mattingly to the St. Mary’s County Orphan’s Court. Mr. Mattingly fills a vacancy created by the passing of his brother Charles Mattingly, III. “I’d like to thank all of the qualified members of the local community who expressed their interest in filling this vacancy....
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Calvert BOCC Honor 10-Year-Old for Heroism

Calvert BOCC Honor 10-Year-Old for Heroism

The Calvert County Board of Commissioners presented Clayton Wargo with a proclamation for heroism. Clayton is 10 years old and attends HuntingtownElementary School in the 4th grade. On Thursday, February 9, 2012 Clayton was eating lunch when a fellow student began choking on a hot dog. Clayton remembered instructions that his parents had taught...
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Sgt. Brian Koehn Retires from CCSO

Sgt. Brian Koehn Retires from CCSO

On January 30, 2012 Brian Koehn retired from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office after spending 22 ½ years as a Law Enforcement Officer. Before becoming a deputy, Sgt Koehn served four years in the United States Marine Corps and was a scuba instructor. In 1989, he joined the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and spent most...
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Update on Calvert County Respiratory Illness Investigation

Update on Calvert County Respiratory Illness Investigation

UPDATE March 7 10:45 a.m. Calvert County Health Department: Respiratory Illness Investigation Initial testing of two of four family members in Lusby, three of whom have died, suggests that that the serious lung infection suffered by all four was a complication of seasonal flu. A fourth family member remains hospitalized at Washington Hospital Center...
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Serial Burglar in St. Mary’s Apprehended

Serial Burglar in St. Mary’s Apprehended

In February 2012, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations assumed an investigation into several burglaries to private residences in the Hollywood and Mechanicsville area.  As a result of the investigation, Charles Rodger Wathen, 31 of Hollywood, Md., was identified as a suspect in the burglaries and warrants were obtained for...
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UPDATE- Health Alert: Three Deaths Reported in Calvert County

UPDATE- Health Alert: Three Deaths Reported in Calvert County

The Calvert County Health Department has issued an updated press release, after erroneously reporting four deaths.  The county is now only confirming three deaths, with one person in critical condition. Below is the updated official press release: PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALVERT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DAVID L. ROGERS, MD MPH, Health Officer Contact Information:...
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Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa Rivals Any Spa and it’s All for Pets!

Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa Rivals Any Spa and it’s All for Pets!

Susan Pearce Ditch, Owner of Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa, enjoys the opportunity to pamper other people’s pets like no one else can. The facility is dedicated to pets of all ages and varieties of cats and dogs, located at 26120 Jones Wharf Rd in Hollywood, Maryland and focuses on helping pets enjoy...
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SoMd Women’s Show & Kid’s Expo: Call for Vendors & Sponsors

SoMd Women’s Show & Kid’s Expo: Call for Vendors & Sponsors

California, Maryland-  3 Chicks Promotions, LLC, announced today, a call for Vendors and Sponsors to participate in the SOMD Women’s Show and Kids’ Expo. A first of its kind, the SOMD Women’s Show – a regional, tri-county event focusing on women and women’s purchasing power – will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at...
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UPDATE: School Bus Accident Shuts Down Rt. 2

UPDATE: School Bus Accident Shuts Down Rt. 2

UPDATE 4 p.m. March 6 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On March 5, 2012 at approximately 3:38 p.m., a traffic collision occurred on Maryland Route 2 at Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland. Preliminary investigation revealed that a FedEx tractor and trailer struck the rear of a Calvert County school bus.  Both vehicles were traveling north on...
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Stone’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to States

Stone’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to States

The Thomas Stone High School varsity boys’ basketball team is the 3A regional champion. The Cougar team advances to the state semi-finals and faces Centennial High School of Howard County at 3 p.m., March 8, at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. Tickets are available for purchase on the...
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Man Arrested for Mechanicsville Shooting

Man Arrested for Mechanicsville Shooting

On March 3, 2012 at 11:36 p.m. ,police units responded to a private residence in Mechanicsville, Md., for the report of a disturbance with shots being fired.  Upon arrival it was determined an adult male victim had received a gunshot wound to the leg.  BCI was contacted, responded to the scene and assumed the...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Charles, St. Mary’s

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Charles, St. Mary’s

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for both Charles and St. Mary’s Counties, which is in effect until 1 p.m. est this afternoon. * Precipitation type…snow. * Accumulations…1 to 3 inches. * Timing…light to moderate snow tapering off after noon. * Temperatures…mid 30s. * Winds…northwest 5 to 10 mph. *...
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Multiple Malicious Fires End With Arrest

Multiple Malicious Fires End With Arrest

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an investigation into multiple fires occurring on the property of a convenience store with an arrest. Investigators determined that Eric D. Grabis, age 33 of Leonardtown, intentionally ignited two fires on the property of the Fastop Convenience Store located at 23952Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown. One fire was set...
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UPDATE: Details of Hollywood Barricade Released

UPDATE: Details of Hollywood Barricade Released

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4 On March 3, 2012 at approximately 3 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 24000 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, Md., for a check the welfare.  It was reported that Joseph Leonard Anderson, 53  of Mechanicsville, was armed and threatening to do harm to himself....
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Gala on March 10 to Benefit River Concert Series

Gala on March 10 to Benefit River Concert Series

Lindy Hop your way back in time for dinner, dancing and a silent auction at the 11th Annual Gala for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s River Concert Series on Saturday, March 10 in the J. Frank Raley Great Room of the Campus Center. It’s sure to be a spectacular evening celebrating the ambiance of...
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Town Hall on Scams Against the Elderly Draws Capacity Crowd

Town Hall on Scams Against the Elderly Draws Capacity Crowd

By Christine Parker, CFP® The Maryland Department of Aging, Calvert County Office on Aging, Charles County Aging & Senior Programs, and St. Mary’s County Department of Aging hosted a Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) town hall meeting to address “Scams Against the Elderly” in Southern Maryland at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Mechanicsville on...
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WANTED: Armed Robbery Suspects, Identities Sought

WANTED: Armed Robbery Suspects, Identities Sought

On March 1, 2012 at 2:19 a.m., an armed robbery occurred at the Exxon/Dash In on Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. Two male subjects, both of whom were armed, approached an employee and demanded money. The employee complied and the subjects fled the area in a dark blue passenger car with an...
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SoMd Weekend Nightlife March 2-4

SoMd Weekend Nightlife March 2-4

Ready for the weekend? Band, DJ or Karaoke?  Southern Maryland News Net’s Entertainment Guide has it all! Check out the hottest bands at your local bar, club and/or restaurant. Friday, March 2 Ruddy Duck: 4 Friends Anthony’s Bar and Grill: Sum-Bich Blue Dog Saloon: Random Impact Memories: Hate the Toy Veras:  Dime Store Profit Loveville Tavern:...
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UPDATE: Pills, Guns, Computers Seized in Multi-Agency Raid

UPDATE: Pills, Guns, Computers Seized in Multi-Agency Raid

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives continued their investigation into the prescription fraud and distribution network that was being conducted by Suspect Jesse Patrick Goble, 22 of Charlotte Hall. Detectives began to work with Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department in Fairfax, Va., when Suspect Goble’s criminal activity crossed State lines. A Search and...
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Rockin’ on the Riverboat at Mardi Gras

Rockin’ on the Riverboat at Mardi Gras

Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts staff and owner, Heather Maertens (pictured left), present over $7,000 in jewels and accessories they give to the Razzle Dazzle Raffle. All aboard for this year’s Mardi Gras at Holiday Inn Conference Center & Marina in Solomons on Saturday, March 10 from 7 to 11 pm. Be among the...
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Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 into law.  With the passage of this historic bill, Maryland now becomes the eighth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage....
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Waldorf Barricade: Neighbors Evacuated, Schools on Lockdown

Waldorf Barricade: Neighbors Evacuated, Schools on Lockdown

On March 1 at 9:17 a.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Bismark Street in Waldorf for the report of a domestic-related argument between a father and his adult son. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with the son who was locked inside a bedroom. He refused to exit his room...
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Woman Indicted on Gun and Distribution Charges

Woman Indicted on Gun and Distribution Charges

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives indicted Ashley Nicole Hyde, 26 of Charlotte Hal,l for several drug and gun charges. The arrest indictment included the charges of possession with the intent to distribute methadone and morphine as well as possession of a firearm while trafficking narcotics. Vice Narcotics Detectives observed the suspect in the Leonardtown...
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Traffic Safety Initiative: Police Issue 163 Warnings

Traffic Safety Initiative: Police Issue 163 Warnings

The Traffic Safety Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous traffic safety complaints of motorist passing in an area not designed as a passing zone.  Specifically, motorists have reported that during evening rush hour traffic, drivers are violating traffic law by utilizing the northbound shoulder portion of Maryland Route 5...
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Maryland’s WIP Plan Brings More Questions

Maryland’s WIP Plan Brings More Questions

Maryland Department of the Environment released a draft of the Maryland Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) II and has it available for public comment. The Plan is available on the following website: www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Water/TMDL/TMDLImplementation/Pages/DRAFT Phase11 WIPDocument Main.aspx.  The due date for comments to the State is March 9, 2012 In a letter to the Maryland Department...
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