Monthly Archives: September 2014

Francis A. Hicks

Francis A. Hicks

Peacefully on September 25, 2014, Francis A. Hicks departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 11555 St. Mary’s Church Road, Charlotte Hall, MD. Interment immediately following at St. Mary’s Catholic Church...
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Bradley A. Turner, 55

Bradley A. Turner, 55

Bradley A. Turner, age 55, of Lusby, MD and formerly of Greenbush, MI, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. Brad was born on December 18, 1958 to Elouise and Jerry Waldon Turner in Adrian, MI. Brad grew up on the shores of Lake Huron boating, snowmobiling, and hunting. He was a graduate of the...
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Couple Arrested After Taking Repossessed Altima on a Joy Ride

Couple Arrested After Taking Repossessed Altima on a Joy Ride

On September 26, 2014 Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who advised her vehicle, a 2010 white Nissan Altima, had been repossessed the day before on September 25, 2014. On September 26, 2014, the victim’s daughter saw the vehicle being driven on Willows Road in Lexington...
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Armed Robbery being Investigated in Hollywood

Armed Robbery being Investigated in Hollywood

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a male victim reported he was walking on Clarke’s Landing Road, when two white males assaulted him and stole personal property. One of the suspects brandished a large knife during the incident. Deputies arrived on the scene and a K9 track was conducted, which ended at...
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High Speed Chase in Calvert County Leads to Arrest for DUI

High Speed Chase in Calvert County Leads to Arrest for DUI

On September 28th at approximately 4:35 p.m, a pursuit of six sport-bike style motorcycles was initiated by DFC Velasquez and D/S Buck of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office on Rt. 4 in the St. Leonard area. The motorcycles were traveling in excess of 100 mph. D/S Ward pulled in front of the motorcycles as...
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UPDATE: Threat Towards Leonardtown High School Determined not to be Credible

UPDATE: Threat Towards Leonardtown High School Determined not to be Credible

9/29/14 @ 11:25 a.m. : The possible threat at Leonardtown High School has been investigated and was determined to not be credible. The school continues to function as normal. 9/29/14 @ 9:26 a.m. : The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a single indirect and unsubstantiated threat at Leonardtown High School. LHS...
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Two Joggers Flown Out After being Struck by Vehicle

Two Joggers Flown Out After being Struck by Vehicle

On September 27, 2014 at approximately 9:08 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Maryland Route 260 and Saint Andrews Drive, in Chesapeake Beach, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two pedestrians. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Hyundai passenger vehicle operated by...
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Spirit Halloween Store Remains Open After Small Fire on Roof

Spirit Halloween Store Remains Open After Small Fire on Roof

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the Spirit Halloween Store at 2875 Crain Highway, in Waldorf for a fire on the roof. A passing motorist alerted authorities to the fire. The fire was determined to have been intentionally set on the roof of the building. The damage was minimal and...
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New Maryland Laws Take Effect Wednesday

New Maryland Laws Take Effect Wednesday

Some of the high-profile new laws approved in Maryland this year will take effect on Wednesday. Here are some of the most prominent. MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION The possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will be a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Civil penalties include $100 for a first offense, $250 for...
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Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Department 2014 Concert Series was “Smoking Hot”!

Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Department 2014 Concert Series was “Smoking Hot”!

With SLVFD Volunteers responding to over 2,000 fires and EMS calls annually, covering 40 square miles providing fire and rescue services daily and devoting literally thousands of hours to training and general duties this year alone, one would think that this hard hitting dedicated crew would feel that is enough. But it is not!...
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Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted in Lexington Park

Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted in Lexington Park

On Friday, September  26, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one hour long sobriety checkpoint on Pegg Road in the area of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. SMNEWSNET estimates that 120 drivers stopped, at the checkpoint. During the Checkpoint, one motorist was pulled to the side for additional...
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Town Hall Meeting Brings Law Enforcement and Community Together for Frank Discussion

Town Hall Meeting Brings Law Enforcement and Community Together for Frank Discussion

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” – Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This statement was indirectly voiced in countless ways by those in attendance at Thursday...
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Coast Guard Rescues Woman After Fall on Cruise Ship

Coast Guard Rescues Woman After Fall on Cruise Ship

A woman had to be rescued from a cruise ship near Smith Point along the Potomac River late Saturday after she was injured in a fall on the vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard said a crewmember aboard the Grandeur of the Seas contacted them around 10 p.m. They launched a rescue boat from Coast...
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Volunteers Sought for Veterans Day Parade

Volunteers Sought for Veterans Day Parade

If you’ve enjoyed viewing Maryland’s largest Veterans Day parade each year, why not be part of the behind the scenes team which makes the annual event go? Volunteers are now being recruited for the 39th Annual Veterans Day Parade, to take place in the Town of Leonardtown on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The parade...
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Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists” Public Reception on Saturday, October 4, at the Waldorf West Library

Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists” Public Reception on Saturday, October 4, at the Waldorf West Library

On Saturday, October 4, the Arts Alliance hosts a “Meet the Artists” Public Reception, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, to honor all the artists participating in the new fall exhibit at the Waldorf West Library. The public is invited to this event, and will get a chance to meet the artists while viewing their...
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Visit Local Authors at PRAD

Visit Local Authors at PRAD

The Calvert Marine Museum in partnership with Schiffer Publishing is proud to present local renowned authors and illustrators on October 11 and 12 during Patuxent River Appreciation Days. Join them in the Harms Gallery from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to find a new favorite book, personalize a book...
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Celebrate RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate the St. Mary’s River at the 10th Annual RiverFest, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC). Discover 101 ways to protect and enjoy our waterways. Enjoy live music, featuring singer/songwriter Janie Meneely with the Chesapeake Charter...
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Maryland State Police Barrack in La Plata participate in National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police Barrack in La Plata participate in National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs in Leonardtown

Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs in Leonardtown

The Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to ask citizens to dispose of any unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. State Police Barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National...
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Mid Atlantic Motocross Association Will be Hosting the 2nd Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association Will be Hosting the 2nd Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association (M.A.M.A.) will be hosting the 2nd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE at Budds Creek Motocross Park, on September 27 and 28, 2014. We are very pleased to announce and extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE. Kevin was an extremely talented racer from Southern Maryland who...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in the southern end of St. Mary’s County. Drivers are reminded there are many alternatives to driving buzzed or under the influence. Call a friend, relative, or a cab. Please, don’t drink and drive. You will save money, the embarrassment of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in the southern end of St. Mary’s County. Drivers are reminded there are many alternatives to driving buzzed or under the influence. Call a friend, relative, or a cab. Please, don’t drink and drive. You will save money, the embarrassment of...
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David Allen Tippett, 71

David Allen Tippett, 71

David AllenTippet, 71 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on September 25, 2014 in Annapolis, MD. He was born on September 5, 1943 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Beezie and Dennis Tippett, Sr. David is survived by his daughter Cheryl Tippett, grandchildren; Amber Tippett, and Michael Tippett, and great grandson Michael Smith, all of North...
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UPDATE: Ex-Police Officer in Rape & Child Sex Abuse Case Commits Suicide

UPDATE: Ex-Police Officer in Rape & Child Sex Abuse Case Commits Suicide

UPDATE 9/26/14 @ 8:00 p.m. – On Friday, September 26, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., police responded to Bayard and Sands roads in Lothian, and located the body of John Warhurst, 43 of Chesapeake Beach. Warhurst died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Warhurst was pronounced dead at the scene UPDATE 9/26/14: John Warhurst, 43 of Chesapeake Beach...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Operations Unit will conduct special operations targeting drunk drivers this weekend. Officers will conduct saturation patrols in Waldorf (9/26/14) and will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Bryans Road (9/27/14). The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing specific times or locations. Anyone who observes a potential drunk driver...
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