Monthly Archives: January 2016

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Two Possible Weather-Related Deaths

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Two Possible Weather-Related Deaths

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating two possible weather-related deaths. On January 23, 2016, at about 9:00 am, patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Sandy Bar Drive in Fort Washington for the report of a possible weather-related death. The decedent is 60-year-old George Campbell. The decedent collapsed after shoveling snow...
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Mary Lucille (LouLou) Young, 87

Mary Lucille (LouLou) Young, 87

Mary Lucille (LouLou) Young, 87 of Lexington Park, MD, was born on January 2, 1929; the 3rd child of John McCummings and Mary Lillian (Holly) Young. She departed this life on January 23, 2016 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Facility. Lucille was educated through the St. Mary’s County School System; a school called Maryland Springs...
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Snow Plow Fire in Loveville

Snow Plow Fire in Loveville

On Monday, January 25, 2016 at approximately 9:35 a.m., firefighters from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to report of a vehicle fire in the area of  Independence Dr and Barnes Ct in Loveville. Crews arrived on scene to discover Chevrolet truck with fire coming out of the engine compartment. Five firefighters worked approximately 30 minutes to extinguish...
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Blackjack UAS Ready for Fleet Operation

Blackjack UAS Ready for Fleet Operation

The Navy and Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) received the official green light for operation Jan. 13, marking a major milestone for the program. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, announced the program has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC), which confirms that the first Marine Unmanned Aerial...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Last updated January 25, 2016 at 9:56 p.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be closed for students Tuesday, January 26 . Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: Recovery operations continued Monday with 44 contractors supplementing county crews. The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation will return to normal operations on...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg Just After Blizzard

Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg Just After Blizzard

On January 24, 2016, Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies and fire and rescue personnel from Newburg and Bel Alton responded to a report of a serious accident along Crain Highway in Newburg. Crews arrived on scene to discover single vehicle overturned with one patient trapped. One patient was transported with minor injuries. The cause of the...
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Catch Our Drift: Calvert County Tourism Industry Posts Gains

Catch Our Drift: Calvert County Tourism Industry Posts Gains

More and more visitors are enjoying Calvert County’s charms. A study on the impact of tourism in Maryland, released in December, shows a 1.3 percent increase in visitors to the county in 2014, the most recent data available. Calvert County tourism industry sales grew by 6.5 percent while tourism employment, labor income and tax...
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Scott Sanders Named as Ausley President

Scott Sanders Named as Ausley President

Ausley Associates, Inc. recently named Scott Sanders president. The change comes as the company grows its Department of Defense business and positions itself for commercial unmanned aircraft systems markets, both foreign and domestic. For nearly two decades, Ausley has partnered with the Defense Department in many areas to include disruptive technology, unmanned aircraft systems...
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UPDATE: Home Invasion Reported in Mechanicsville was Unfounded

UPDATE: Home Invasion Reported in Mechanicsville was Unfounded

1/25/16 @ 1:30 p.m.: Sources close to the investigation told SMNEWSNET that the report of the home invasion was false. 1/25/16: On Monday, January 25, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police responded to Dogwood Court in Mechanicsville for a report of a home invasion. The female victim told police she was awakened, and confronted...
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Police Investigating Death of 33-Year-Old Female in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Death of 33-Year-Old Female in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January 24, 2016, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence in the 19000 block of Point Lookout Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a 33-year-old female not breathing. A female subject was discovered inside the residence and cold...
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Licenses From 5 States Banned at Department of Defense Installations

Licenses From 5 States Banned at Department of Defense Installations

On January 20, 2016 the United States Defense Department issued the following statement: Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington as proof of identity, DoD officials said. Federal Policy The ban, which also includes licenses from American Samoa, is a consequence of the REAL...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/25/16 to 1/29/16

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/25/16 to 1/29/16

During the week of January 25, to January 29, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Violators must...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Event Emphasizes Community Involvement

Martin Luther King Jr. Event Emphasizes Community Involvement

The long, hot “Freedom Summer” of 1964 in McComb, Mississippi, was anything but slow. It was a summer simmering with racial tensions, exploding into heated hate. For Jan Nave Barnes and her family, the “Freedom Summer” meant being forced to move from McComb to Jackson, Mississippi, and later, to Washington, D.C. Barnes shared her...
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Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees Seeks Nominations

Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees Seeks Nominations

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees is seeking nominations to fill two at-large positions. Typical business items include: recommending land preservation easements for approval to the Board of Public Works, review of easement owner lot requests/locations, review of farm agricultural subdivision requests, review of non-standard agricultural easement requests, dealing with easement...
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Howard Edward “Woody” Trotter, III, 72

Howard Edward “Woody” Trotter, III, 72

Howard Edward “Woody” Trotter, III, 72, of Hughesville, MD passed away January 20, 2016 at his residence. Born January 8, 1944 in LaPlata, MD he was the son of Howard Edward Trotter, Jr. and Mary Magdeline Simpson Trotter. Woody worked as a Communications Expert for AT& T. Woody loved the outdoors and if he...
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Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Recovery Efforts for Winter Storm Jonas

Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Recovery Efforts for Winter Storm Jonas

“Governor Larry Hogan warned that cleanup and recovery from the weekend’s historic snowstorm will take days, and urged Maryland residents to continue to stay off the roads. Hogan said at a news conference late Sunday morning that even though the storm has passed and the sun is shining, roads remain ‘extremely treacherous.’ He says...
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State Highway Administration Continues Snow Removal from Historic Maryland Winter Storm

State Highway Administration Continues Snow Removal from Historic Maryland Winter Storm

This weekend’s record-setting recent snow storm continues to bring monumental challenges for road crews, producing more than 30 inches of snow for most part of Maryland. “Our hard-working crews worked through the storm to keep roads passable and are now working to clear more lanes, ramps and intersections,” stated SHA Administrator Gregory C. Johnson,...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 25, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be closed on Monday, January 25, 2016. Employee Code 3: St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed on Monday, January 25, 2016. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for 12 month employees. St.Mary’s Ryken’s: will be Closed on Monday, January 25. Code 3 for...
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UPDATE: Police Make Four Arrests in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Police Make Four Arrests in Lexington Park  Armed Robbery

UPDATE 1/24/16 @ 11:20 a.m.: On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at approximately 2:14 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, located at 21847 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. The victim, a female employee, advised deputies that two male...
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Firefighters in St. Mary’s County Respond to House Fire During Blizzard

Firefighters in St. Mary’s County Respond to House Fire During Blizzard

On January 23, 2016 at approximately 5:20 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown and NAS Patuxent River were alerted to report of a house fire in the 17000 block of Piney Point Road, in Valley Lee. Crews arrived on scene to discover a one-story house with fire showing from the living room....
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Troopers Continue To Urge Marylanders To Stay Off Roads

Troopers Continue To Urge Marylanders To Stay Off Roads

Troopers are reporting they are continuing to experience heavy snowfall, significantly reducing visibility and prompting a renewed call for people to stay off the road. In Central and Western Maryland, troopers are reporting low visibility of 100 feet or less in some places, due to the heavy snowfall and wind.  Troopers in Frederick County...
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UPDATED: See Our Photos and Videos and Send us Yours

UPDATED: See Our Photos and Videos and Send us Yours

The roads throughout Southern Maryland are horrible. Reports coming in from all three counties are saying, even if you can get out, they are running into areas that are unplowed or the plow trucks are leaving large mounds of snow in front of side streets, and intersections. Enjoy a few photos and videos below....
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Garage Destroyed in La Plata House Fire

Garage Destroyed in La Plata House Fire

On Friday, January 22, 2016, at approximately 12:51 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, Hughesville, Waldorf, Benedict, Bel Alton, Newburg and Mechanicsville were alerted to report of a house fire in the 11000 block of Adrian Lane in La Plata. Crews arrived on scene to find a two-story single family home, with fire and smoke...
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Snow Emergency Plan Restricts Parking on Snow Emergency Routes and Permits Maryland State Police to Tow Vehicles

Snow Emergency Plan Restricts Parking on Snow Emergency Routes and  Permits Maryland State Police to Tow Vehicles

The Maryland State Police and Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) are proactively announcing that snow emergency plans will go into effect at noon Friday in advance of the predicted severe storm expected Friday andSaturday.  The Statewide Snow Emergency requires vehicles restricts traveling on all highways designated as snow emergency routes be equipped...
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Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Preparations in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Preparations in Anticipation of Snowstorm

In advance and in preparation for Winter Storm Jonas, Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to launch a coordinated effort to keep Marylanders safe and informed in the coming days. Yesterday, the governor signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, which began today at 7 AM. Additionally, Governor Hogan...
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