Monthly Archives: May 2015

Robert Bruce “Bob” Gill, 71

Robert Bruce “Bob” Gill, 71

Robert Bruce “Bob” Gill, 71 of Mechanicsville, MD died Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home. He was born on February 8, 1944 in New Jersey to the late Thomas Gill and Dorothy Koeppen. On July 24, 1962, Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge...
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Kim Alan Edwards, 63

Kim Alan Edwards, 63

Kim Alan Edwards, 63 of Lusby, MD passed away on May 16, 2015 at his residence. Born November 20, 1951 in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late James Walter Edwards and Jean Marie (Klein) Edwards. Kim graduated from Calvert high School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army for two years....
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UPDATE: Court Documents Added – Pain Clinic Owners, Distributors and Runners Indicted for Allegedly Conspiring to Operate “Pill Mills”

UPDATE: Court Documents Added – Pain Clinic Owners, Distributors and Runners Indicted for Allegedly Conspiring to Operate “Pill Mills”

UPDATE: Criminal Indictment/Court Documents added U.S. v. Russell Et Al. Criminal No. 15-0288 CLICK HERE to read the indictment for this case – This document contains language that may be considered indecent, profane, offensive and crude U.S. v. Mori and Dalton, Criminal No. 15-0287 CLICK HERE to read the indictment for this case – This document contains language...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect pictured. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 7:20 PM, the suspect removed 2 bottles of liquid-gel Robitussin capsules from the shelf at the McKay’s Foodland store located on Merchants Lane. The suspect then walked to a different part of...
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Charles County Board of Education recognizes outstanding students

Charles County Board of Education recognizes outstanding students

The Charles County Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, May 12, for excellence in academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Zaria Smith, fifth grade, Mary B. Neal Elementary School; Rebecca White, fifth grade, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School;...
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SMECO Board Candidates Nominated

SMECO Board Candidates Nominated

The 2015 Nominating Committee for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) met on Saturday, May 16, 2015, and chose candidates for the five seats up for election on SMECO’s Board of Directors. The list of nominations follows: Calvert County (one seat available) Bill Brier Samuel “Jack” Hammett Susan E. Shaw Charles County (two seats available)...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Early Morning California Accident

UPDATE:  Names Released in Early Morning California Accident

UPDATE:  The driver of the early morning accident has been identified as Daniel Shaw, age 19.  The pedestrian has been identified as Phillip Leo Harris, 51 of Great Mills, MD.  The investigation is continuing and we will provide updates as they become available. 5/28/15 @ 1:30 a.m.:  On Thursday, May 28, 2015, at approximately 1:15...
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34th Commencement Exercises for Ryken High School

34th Commencement Exercises for Ryken High School

Tuesday evening, May 26th, marked the 34th Commencement Exercises for Ryken High School. Opening remarks by Rand Duarte were followed by Mrs. Mary Joy Hurlburt, President, who noted with pride, how combined the Class of 2015 had received over 17 Million dollars in scholarships. A series of awards were then presented followed by presentations...
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What Consumers Should Know About CareFirst Data Breach

What Consumers Should Know About CareFirst Data Breach

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is advising customers of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield about a data breach that the company last week confirmed had occurred in or around June 2014. CareFirst, Maryland’s largest health insurer, has established a web site, www.CareFirstAnswers.com, where its members and brokers can receive more information. It has also set up...
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Gayla Joy Jaramillo, 68

Gayla Joy Jaramillo, 68

Gayla Joy Jaramillo, 68 of Newburg, MD died on May 24, 2015 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, MD. She was born on April 5, 1947 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Gayla was preceded in death by her daughter, Janna Jordahl; her parents, Louis Kenser and Leatrice Powell and stepfather, Thomas Kirk. She is...
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Ralph M. Cook

Ralph M. Cook

Ralph M. Cook departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 23, 2015. He is survived by his loving mother, Evangelist Dorothy Cook; siblings, Byron, Sheldon, Reginald, and Ebonie Cook; two nieces, Monique and Monae; two nephews, Tyrik and Sheldon, Jr.; and a host of other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Harry Porker

Wednesday’s Pet is Harry Porker

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/27/15 is Harry Porker Featured Pet: Harry Porker Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pot Belly Pig Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Harry Porker is a 1-year-old male Pot Belly pig. He is a love bug with his human friends. Harry is house trained,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Rescues Man From House Fire

Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Rescues Man From House Fire

On May 25 at 12:45 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a house fire at 11002 Greenwood Court in Waldorf. Neighbors called to say the back of a house was on fire and flames were coming through the roof. Another neighbor called and alerted 911 call takers that two...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect pictured below. Monday, May 4, 2015, at 11:12 AM, the suspect was seen removing an Apple iPad Mini and an Apple iPad Air from the display case inside of the Walmart store located on Miramar Way. The suspect...
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Ridge Elementary Robotics Team Represents MD

Ridge Elementary Robotics Team Represents MD

The Ridge Elementary School Robotics Team — RES for short — has made an amazing showing in this year’s worldwide Robotics Competitive season. Their performance drew a school visit early in May from Delegate Deb Rey who presented the 10 team members with Certificates of Achievement. Delegate Rey presented each member of the Ridge...
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Maryland Fishing Challenge Heats Up

Maryland Fishing Challenge Heats Up

Landing a big fish in Maryland could also land anglers big prizes, including cash, a powerboat, a tropical vacation, tackle packages, and Under Armour and Costa gear. Hosted by DNR and now in its eleventh year, the Maryland Fishing Challenge continues to showcase Maryland as a premier recreation destination with anglers reporting excellent fishing...
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Burtonsville Man Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Prison for the Armed Robbery of a Waldorf Convenience Store

Burtonsville Man Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Prison for the Armed Robbery of a Waldorf Convenience Store

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Donnell Edward Harris, age 22, of Burtonsville, Maryland, today to 117 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbing a convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland, and to brandishing a gun during the robbery. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the...
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NRC Names New Resident Inspector at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

NRC Names New Resident Inspector at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, PA, have selected Christopher Roettgen as the new Resident Inspector at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Lusby, MD. The plant is operated by Exelon. “Chris Roettgen’s experience, technical expertise and training will assist the NRC in carrying out its mission to protect people and the environment by ensuring...
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Mary E. Tilghman, 90

Mary E. Tilghman, 90

Mary E. Tilghman, age 90, of LaPlata, MD died on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her home in LaPlata. Mary worked briefly for the Federal Government before becoming a full-time homemaker. Born in Washington, DC on Feb. 16, 1925, she was the only child born to the late Bessie A. and Charles G. Jameson....
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Victoria “Sis” Bowling Cook, 85

Victoria “Sis” Bowling Cook, 85

Victoria “Sis” Bowling Cook, 85 of LaPlata, MD passed away May 23, 2015 at Sagepoint Senior Care, LaPlata, MD. Born March 28, 1930 in LaPlata, MD, she was the daughter of Charles Alfred Bowling and Madeline Higgs Bowling. She was raised by Miss Annie “Susie” E. Bowling. She dearly loved her late husband, Marion...
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Teresa Ann Soares, 71

Teresa Ann Soares, 71

Teresa Ann Soares, 71 of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Waldorf, MD, passed away peacefully May 22, 2015. Born January 28, 1944 in Hughesville, MD, she was the daughter of George Gregor Fassel, Sr. and Agnes Adele Buckler Fassel. Teresa enjoyed cooking, country music, dancing, and shopping on QVC. Her greatest joy was spending time...
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Helen Lorraine Gray, 86

Helen Lorraine Gray, 86

Helen Lorraine Gray, 86 of Abell, MD passed away at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD on May 19, 2015. Born January 24, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Brady and the late Annie Kidwell Brady. Helen was the prior owner of Helen’s Tavern in Capital Heights, MD before...
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UPDATE: Prince George’s County Police Officer Arrested for Murder in Charles County

UPDATE: Prince George’s County Police Officer Arrested for Murder in Charles County

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry announced today that detectives have charged Richard Travess Conway, 26, of Waldorf in connection with the domestic-related shooting that left a man dead and a woman wounded in the parking lot of McDonalds in the 11000 block of Mall Circle on May 20. Conway’s mother, Caroline Conway,...
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Four Students Charged with Burglary, After Senior Prank at Chopticon High School

Four Students Charged with Burglary, After Senior Prank at Chopticon High School

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 students at Chopticon High School arrived at school to find thousands of ladybugs inside the hallways. An investigation, conducted by School Resource Officer, Corporal A. Holton of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, revealed five suspects entered the school by forcing open a door at approximately 3:40 a.m. on...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/26/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/26/15

During the week of May 18 through May 24 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,484 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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