Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kimari Daniele Reed

Kimari Daniele Reed

Kimari Daniele Reed departed this earthly lifeaway on Monday, September 21, 2015. She is survived by her parents, James and Kimberley Reed; sisters, Janique Evans, Jasmine (Jheremy) Thompson, Jamie Reed; nephew, Kenzo Evans and a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am...
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Four St. Mary’s County Men Charged with Striped Bass Poaching

Four St. Mary’s County Men Charged with Striped Bass Poaching

Four Lexington Park men were charged with poaching after a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer caught them with 42 undersized striped bass. Francisco Morales Vallardes, 51, Douglas Francisco Morales, 34, Roberto Jesus Mejia Lopez, 33, and Oscar Saul Mejia Lopez, 35, were each charged with exceeding the daily catch limit of two striped bass...
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Gaithersburg Man Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Gaithersburg Man Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the winners of its 12th annual photo contest, with Santosh Shanmuga of Gaithersburg, Maryland claiming top honors for his serene Female Red-Winged Blackbird taken at Swan Harbor Farm in Harford County. The winning images will appear in the winter edition of the agency’s seasonal magazine...
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DEA to Hold 10th National Prescription Drug Take-back Day this Saturday

DEA to Hold 10th National Prescription Drug Take-back Day this Saturday

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, come to one of the almost 5,000 collection sites around the nation to return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal. This is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the past five...
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25th Anniversary of Pollution Prevention Act Serves as Reminder That Everyone Can Take Steps

25th Anniversary of Pollution Prevention Act Serves as Reminder That Everyone Can Take Steps

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrates Pollution Prevention Week – the third week in September – to highlight ways the agency is working with an array of organizations to prevent pollution right from the start. The 2015 week-long observance is particularly important since it marks the 25th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention...
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Never Veer for Deer!!

Never Veer for Deer!!

As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, the white-tailed deer population will enter into the mating season, or “the rut.” The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists to use heightened awareness of deer crossings and regions where there are known deer populations. “Although a vehicle/deer...
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Southern Maryland Businesswoman Receives National Award

Southern Maryland Businesswoman Receives National Award

Pioneering Southern Maryland businesswoman Betty Cornwell was the recipient of the first Dave Jones Leadership Award by TT Publications Inc., publishers of Tow Times magazine. Cornwell of Huntingtown, Md., accepted her national award this month at an International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum event in Chattanooga, Tenn., honoring leaders in the towing and recovery industry...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography

Richard Spivey, age 52, of Waldorf, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to distribution of child pornography. After Spivey’s guilty plea, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel ordered that he be immediately detained and Spivey was taken into custody. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein...
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California Man Arrested on Drug Charges

California Man Arrested on Drug Charges

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Narcotics detectives conducted an investigation into a possible marijuana cultivation operation in the California area. A search and seizure warrant was issued for the residence of Eric Douglas Jindra, 29 of California, and subsequently executed. Detectives seized all items related to the grow operation, 11 marijuana plants in various...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault

On Friday, September 11, 2015, Deputy B. Foor of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Orchid Bloom Way in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Patrick A. Churchwell, 29 of Lexington Park, pushed the victim to the ground, pulled the victim’s hair and began...
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3rd Annual “Uplifting Designs Contest“ to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

3rd Annual “Uplifting Designs Contest“ to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The St. Mary’s County Arts Council invites artists to submit a decorated piece of “Bra Art” to the 3rd Annual “Uplifting Designs Contest“ to Support Breast Cancer Awareness month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Leonardtown is going all out to support (hehe) the cause! We’ll have live music on the square from...
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State Agriculture Leaders Urge Poultry Growers to Be on Guard for Deadly Bird Flu

State Agriculture Leaders Urge Poultry Growers to Be on Guard for Deadly Bird Flu

September 23 is the first day of fall and the cooler temperatures mean Maryland poultry growers, large and small, are at a much higher risk of seeing High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) destroy their flocks. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging all growers to ensure they are using the most stringent biosecurity...
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Booth Applications Available for Halloween in the Garden

Booth Applications Available for Halloween in the Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites regional businesses, organizations, and community groups to participate in the 16th annual Halloween in the Garden trick-or-treating event to take place Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11am-4pm. Interested groups must submit a Booth Application Form by October 14, 2015. To participate, groups must agree to...
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College Fair Draws 137 Colleges, Universities for Student Research

College Fair Draws 137 Colleges, Universities for Student Research

The 18th annual Charles County College Fair, sponsored by Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), was held Wednesday, Sept. 16 at North Point High School. The event offered more than 3,200 parents and students the opportunity to research 137 colleges and universities, and learn about career options available through serving in the Armed Forces. A...
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Lusby Man Arrested at California Wawa on Stolen Mountain Bike

Lusby Man Arrested at California Wawa on Stolen Mountain Bike

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, Corporal D. Corcoran of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Jeeter Way in California, for a reported theft. The victim reported their mountain bicycle was stolen. On September 9, 2015, Corporal D. Corcoran observed the same bicycle on the ground in front of...
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Emily Elizabeth Maldonado, 91

Emily Elizabeth Maldonado, 91

Emily Elizabeth Maldonado, 91 of Oxon Hill, MD, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, passed away on September 15, 2015 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born June 8, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA, she was the daughter of the late Jaime Salterio Yatko and Mary Mendoza Silva. Emily graduated from Dr. Joseph Pomeroy Widney High School in...
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Commissioners Honor Hispanic Heritage

Commissioners Honor Hispanic Heritage

To recognize the historic and cultural contributions of Hispanic Americans, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held a ceremony marking September 15 – October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme celebrates “Hispanic Americans: Energizing our Nation’s Diversity.” The observation of Hispanic Heritage was first held in the United States in 1968 as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President...
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Black Hat Bandit Gunman Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Charges

Black Hat Bandit Gunman Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Charges

Thomas Anthony George, 65, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty today to two counts of using a firearm during the commission of armed bank robberies. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in approximately January 2015, George entered a conspiracy to commit armed bank robberies within the Eastern District of Virginia,...
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Hit and Run Leads to Heroin Arrest for Mechanicsville Man

Hit and Run Leads to Heroin Arrest for Mechanicsville Man

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, Deputy K. Flelage of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for a reported hit-and-run motor vehicle accident. A lookout was placed on the suspect’s car, and the vehicle was located approximately two miles from Thompson Corner Road at...
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Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for this Weekend (and leave him some positive comments)

Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for this Weekend (and leave him some positive comments)

Frankie MacDonald is a young man from Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Canada who loves to make his own videos of weather reports for the USA and Canada. Frankie also loves to get positive comments on his videos. Go to his video HERE so you can leave him some encouraging and positive comments. You can also thank...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Deputy Foor, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Lucca Way, for a reported assault. The victim alleged, Charles E. Danford, 41 of Lexington Park, pushed and strangled the victim during a verbal dispute. Danford was placed under arrest at which time he...
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La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence Continues

La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence Continues

Corporal Matthew Norris was recognizes along with 53 other law enforcement officers from around the State of Maryland by earning the Maryland Highway Traffic Safety Office’s – Traffic Safety Specialist Award. Corporal Norris is the second La Plata officer to earn the award. The TSS program is a statewide recognition of police officers who...
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James Kenneth “Jay” Hood, 94

James Kenneth “Jay” Hood, 94

James Kenneth “Jay” Hood, 94 of Lusby, MD and formerly of District Heights, MD, passed away on September 23, 2015 at his residence. Born August 30, 1921 in Big Stone Gap, VA, he was the son of the late Worley J. Hood and Cora (Moore) Hood. Jay served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Joins DEA in Medication-Take-Back Initiative

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Joins DEA in Medication-Take-Back Initiative

On Saturday, September 26, between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will join the DEA in the National Medications-Take-Back initiative – a program held yearly to encourage people with unwanted prescription medications to dispose of them in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Although the CCSO offers residents the opportunity...
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Charles County Public School Students May be Eligible for Free or Reduced-price Meals

Charles County Public School Students May be Eligible for Free or Reduced-price Meals

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) serves a variety of breakfast and lunch menu items for students at low costs for parents. For the 2015-16 school year, prices for elementary school students are $1.25 for breakfast and $2.55 for lunch. Middle and high school students can purchase breakfast for $1.40 and lunch for $2.80. Some...
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