Monthly Archives: April 2016

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Madewell, 81

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Madewell, 81

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Madewell, 81 of Leonardtown, MD, formerly of Fort Worth, TX, passed away on April 23, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 13, 1934 in Beachville, MD to the late George A. “Capt. Riley” Wilson and Alice Greene Wilson. On August 25, 1952 Ginny married...
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Alan Patrick Norris, 52

Alan Patrick Norris, 52

LIFE CELEBRATION Sunday May 1, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home Click for Map and Directions PRAYER SERVICE Sunday May 1, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home Click for Map and Directions MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday May 2, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church Click...
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State Trooper Charged With Assaulting Arrest

State Trooper Charged With Assaulting Arrest

A Maryland state trooper has been arrested subsequent to a Grand Jury indictment charging him with assault on a man being arrested following a pursuit on I-95 in Harford County last fall. The trooper is identified as Trooper Matin M. Dunlap, 25.  He is charged with one count of first degree assault, three counts...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Selects Teen Leadership Coordinator

Leadership Southern Maryland Selects Teen Leadership Coordinator

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) board of directors announced today that Mr. D. Drew Willard was selected as coordinator of the first Teen Leadership Academy, to be held June 27-30, 2016. Mr. Willard, a social studies teacher at Leonardtown Middle School, comes with a strong background in middle and high school education, as well...
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Mosquito Bite Prevention is the Best Defense Against Zika

Mosquito Bite Prevention is the Best Defense Against Zika

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that preventing mosquito bites is the best way to avoid infection from Zika virus disease. Transmission of Zika virus has mainly occurred through the bite of an infected mosquito, though it can also occur through sexual contact with an infected male person. While most...
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Calvert County Celebrates Business Appreciation Week May 2-6, 2016

Calvert County Celebrates Business Appreciation Week May 2-6, 2016

Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman. According to the 2012 U.S. Census, women own 36 percent of all businesses, a 30 percent increase over 2007. At the local level, women entrepreneurs are a driving force in the small business sector. Calvert County celebrates Business Appreciation Week 2016 with a salute...
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Lexington Park COPs Unit Conducts Pedestrian Safety Initiative Along Great Mills Road

Lexington Park COPs Unit Conducts Pedestrian Safety Initiative Along Great Mills Road

In Lexington Park, Maryland, a number of pedestrians cross Route 246, also known as Great Mills Road, on a daily basis. However, all too many of them do so in an unsafe manner. Recently, the Lexington Park Community Oriented Policing Unit (COPs), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, conducted a Pedestrian Safety...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BETTY BOO

Wednesday’s Pet is BETTY BOO

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/27/16 is BETTY BOO Featured Pet: Betty Boo Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Shih Tzu/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (7 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Betty Boo is a cute 5-year-old mystery mix. The rescue’s...
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Hollywood Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Hollywood Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

On Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:56 a.m., Trooper. Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a bronze truck at Three Notch Rd and Market Drive for a minor traffic violation. A probable cause search was initiated, resulting in the recovery of 83.5 grams of suspected marijuana, paraphernalia...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for DUI After Fleeing From Police in Huntingtown

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for DUI After Fleeing From Police in Huntingtown

On Sunday, April 24, 2016 at approximately  3:27 am, Trooper First Class Lewis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown after observing the vehicle cross the roadway, striking a guardrail and crossing back into the other lane striking the guardrail on that side. After coming...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs in St. Leonard

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs in St. Leonard

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, at approximately 3:24 pm, Master Trooper Gill from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Route 4 and Ball Rd. in St. Leonard. The odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and both marijuana...
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Statewide Eyes Program Calls on Citizens to Help Find Invasive Plants

Statewide Eyes Program Calls on Citizens to Help Find Invasive Plants

Citizens and scientists are working together to tackle the problem of invasive plants on state lands through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ new Statewide Eyes program. Statewide Eyes is seeking people interested in identifying and mapping invasive plants that threaten ecologically sensitive sites. “We know that invasive plants are out in the landscape threatening rare...
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Chili In The Garden Date Change

Chili In The Garden Date Change

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center’s popular annual event, Chili In the Garden – Chili Cookoff & Classic Car Show,  has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event is typically held in early June, but due to a scheduling conflict, the event has been postponed to October. Chili in...
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Elementary School Students Celebrate Earth Day at NSF Indian Head

Elementary School Students Celebrate Earth Day at NSF Indian Head

As the U.S. Navy continues to lead the way in reducing the Department of Defense’s dependency on fossil fuels, ships across the fleet are utilizing alternative biofuel resources and major efforts are underway to reduce energy consumption ashore, as well. Local students celebrated Earth Day at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, April 21. The...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs 172 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs 172 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, which included a number of bills aimed at creating opportunities for Maryland’s students, as well as broadly expanding opportunities for voters to participate in early...
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SILVER ALERT – Critical Missing Person LOCATED – Charles County

SILVER ALERT – Critical Missing Person LOCATED – Charles County

UPDATE 4/26/2016 @ 10:20 p.m.: Mr. Theyer has been found safe and unharmed. He drove himself to the Indian Head Firehouse. 4/26/2016 @ 9:30 p.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the public’s help in locating Donald Moore Theyer, 83, of Cobb Island. Theyer left his home this morning at about 9:15 a.m. and...
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Charles County Man Convicted of Illegally Dumping Fish and Geese

Charles County Man Convicted of Illegally Dumping Fish and Geese

A Charles County man was Convicted with illegally dumping fish and geese last week in separate cases brought by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Reid Nathaniel Franklin, 22, of Benedict, was fined $1,000 and sentenced to two year’s probation Wednesday after he was found guilty of illegal dumping. Franklin was charged in February after officers...
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Roadway Fatalities Increase in Maryland and Across Nation

Roadway Fatalities Increase in Maryland and Across Nation

With several hundred federal, state and local traffic safety experts meeting at the 2016 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Summit to develop solutions to save lives on Maryland roadways, officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland State Police and National Safety Council today announced that in 2015, 520 people died in traffic-related crashes...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Assault and False Imprisonment

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Assault and False Imprisonment

On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:48 am, Trooper Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 41000 block of Church Street for a reported assault that had occurred on Lawrence Ave. The female victim advised that Shawn Michael Clarke, 33, of Leonardtown, had assaulted her with a knife and held her...
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Road Rage Incident Ends in Arrest for Mechanicsville Man

Road Rage Incident Ends in Arrest for Mechanicsville Man

On Sunday, April 10, 2016 at approximately 4:25 p.m., Trooper First Class B. Ditoto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Route 5 at Mt. Wolf Road for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that Scott Keith Gibson, 35, of Mechanicsville got out his vehicle at the intersection and approached the...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Make Drug and Weapons Arrest After Traffic Stop

Police in St. Mary’s County Make Drug and Weapons Arrest After Traffic Stop

On Friday, April 1, 2016 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Trooper Geyer from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a gold SUV at Route 235 and Route 246 for a minor traffic violation. A K-9 scan was conducted, and the K-9 alerted to the presence of CDS in the vehicle. A...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 4/26/2016

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 4/26/2016

During the week of April 18 through April 24 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,492 calls for service throughout the community. If you know who committed any of the unsolved crimes below or of any other criminal activity in Calvert County, you can report it anonymously online by clicking the Crime...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Riverdale Park

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Riverdale Park

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Riverdale Park. The victim is 54-year-old Jose Berrios. On April 24, 2016, at about 9:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue at River Road for a collision involving a pedestrian. When...
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Charles “Charlie” “Skeets” Kenneth Walsh, 76

Charles “Charlie” “Skeets” Kenneth Walsh, 76

Charles “Charlie” “Skeets” Kenneth Walsh, 76, of Great Mills, MD formerly from Leonardtown, MD and Louisville, KY passed away on April 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Born on February 8, 1940 in Louisville, KY, he was the son of the late Emma Amelia Priest and Thomas William Walsh. Charles was preceded in death by...
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Waldorf Native Keeps the Navy’s Newest, Most Advanced Helicopters Flying

Waldorf Native Keeps the Navy’s Newest, Most Advanced Helicopters Flying

A 2012 Henry E. Lackey High School graduate and Waldorf native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter. Airman Tyler Brisco is an aviation electronics technician with the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, a Mayport, Florida based squadron that operates the...
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