Monthly Archives: November 2017

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties will be conducted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at noon. This is the first December full-cycle test for Calvert Cliffs on the new testing frequency. The test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area...
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VIDEO: Single Vehicle Car Accident Causes Brush Fire

VIDEO: Single Vehicle Car Accident Causes Brush Fire

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police, firefighters and EMS units were dispatched to Three Notch Road, in the area of Evergreen Park Road, in Lexington Park, for a motor vehicle accident. A jeep traveling on Three Notch Road left the travel portion of the roadway and struck a utility pole,...
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16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Suitland Man Arrested After Two Robberies and Carjacking in Lexington Park

Suitland Man Arrested After Two Robberies and Carjacking in Lexington Park

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a private residence, for the report of a robbery that occurred at Medinah Auto Sales on Three Notch Road, in Lexington Park. The victim advised deputies he had confronted two individuals in the parking lot of the business and...
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Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Giving the gift of Lottery excitement is an enjoyable way to celebrate the holiday season, but the Maryland Lottery offers an important reminder that Lottery tickets are not an appropriate gift for anyone under the age of 18. This year, the Maryland Lottery is once again part of an international holiday season effort to...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/27/2017 to 12/1/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/27/2017 to 12/1/2017

During the week of November 27, to December 1, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Mechanicsville Volunteers Respond to Animal Rescue

Mechanicsville Volunteers Respond to Animal Rescue

On November 21, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 28000 Block of Thompson Corner Rd for the Animal Rescue. Units arrived to find a horse that was stuck in the mud on its side. Crews, with the assistance of a veterinarian and St. Mary’s County...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Landover

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Landover

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Landover. The victim is 2-year-old Joseph Wang of Jumpers Court in Glen Burnie. The suspect is 34-year-old Yu Song of the 400 block of Jumpers Court in Glen Burnie. The suspect is the victim’s mother. On November 25, 2017, at about 10:00 pm, a family...
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Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

It is with deep regret that State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci announces the death of “Charlie”, he was previously one of four Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) teams the Office of the State Fire Marshal operates. He passed away the morning of Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a sudden illness. Charlie passed away peacefully...
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Mechanicsville Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Into a House

Mechanicsville Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Into a House

On November 24, 2017, at approximately 4:55 p.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, along with several EMS units, were dispatched to the 38400 block of Laurel Ridge Dr. for the report of a vehicle into a house. Rescue Squad 2, Engine 21 and Command 2 responded on the call. On arrival, crews...
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A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

What is the best part of Thanksgiving?  Is it being with family?  Is it the fun?  Or, is it what happens after the feast?  Leftovers! Many people cannot wait for a day-after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.  It is always fun to find a new way to enjoy leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all of the...
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Solomons Christmas Walk Scheduled

Solomons Christmas Walk Scheduled

The Solomons Business Association is gearing up for one of their signature events and they need your help. Sponsors are needed to help make this event a huge success. Sponsorship is a great way to showcase your business and show support for the SBA. Attached is a complete list of the upcoming events for...
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How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

When a person dies due to a drug overdose the medical examiner or coroner records on the death certificate if the overdose was intentional – purposely self-inflicted (as in cases of suicide) – or unintentional (accidental). Unintentional drug poisoning deaths can happen when a drug or drugs are taken on purpose (or mixed together). They can also...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces December Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces December Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following December monthly promotions and reminders: Homes 4 the Holidays (Friday, Dec. 1- Sunday, Dec. 30)  During the month of December, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for dogs to $100 and for cats to $10. Help our animals find the forever home they...
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Scam Alert: Callers Posing as County Water and Sewer Representatives

Scam Alert: Callers Posing as County Water and Sewer Representatives

Urgent Message to Calvert County Water and Sewer Customers Phone scammers posing as representatives of Calvert County Government’s Water & Sewerage Division have been targeting some water and sewer customers. A few customers have received threatening calls or messages to immediately pay their water and sewer bills or their service will be shut off....
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Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

On November 24, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Annual Tree Lighting will take place in downtown Leonardtown. Planned activities at the event include fire truck rides, face painting, a living Nativity, horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, and many more activities. Santa Claus will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m., to...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge in DC

Prince George’s County Police Department Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge in DC

A probationary Prince George’s County Police Officer is now suspended after the Metropolitan Police Department charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon. Probationary Police Officer Zaid Abed was off duty at the time of his arrest on Tuesday, November 19, 2017. Officer Abed is currently a probationary officer assigned to the Bureau of...
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MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

As motorists prepare to hit the roadways this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) urges drivers and passengers to buckle up—every seat—every time as they travel to their destinations. MDOT MVA’s 2017 Roadside Observational Survey, which was just completed, evaluated 50,000 roadside seat belt observations in 13 jurisdictions...
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Elizabeth “Betty” V. Klock

Elizabeth “Betty” V. Klock

Elizabeth “Betty” V. Klock of St. Leonard, MD, formerly of Forestville MD, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the age of 83. Betty was born on May 24, 1934, in Washington, DC, to Bertha Kasulke and Peter E. Nielsen. Betty was a loving wife, mother and friend, who always put everyone else...
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Audrey Clairine Rusmisel Stanton

Audrey Clairine Rusmisel Stanton

Audrey Clairine Rusmisel Stanton passed away peacefully Monday, November 20th surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born September 14, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late William R. Rusmisel and Mautie Mola (Kincaid) Rusmisel. Audrey’s greatest joy was being surrounded by and spending time with her family and friends, especially recently loving on...
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Mary Ellen Noel, 47

Mary Ellen Noel, 47

Mary Ellen Noel, 47, of LaPlata, MD passed away on November 18, 2017 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center. Born in Buffalo, NY on December 8, 1969 to the late Allan Streit and the late Rosalyn Streit, she is also predeceased by her step-mother, JoAnn Peterson-Streit and step-brother, Jeffrey Peterson. Mary...
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Frances Margaret Sherbert, 101

Frances Margaret Sherbert, 101

Frances Margaret Sherbert, 101, passed away November 19, 2017 at Solomons Nursing Center. She was born December 6, 1915 in Smithville, now part of Dunkirk, MD to Joseph William and Gertrude May (Chaney) Armiger. Frances was raised on the family farm in Smithville and attended the former Smithville School. She married Joseph William Sherbert...
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Glenn “Gus” Algire Waltersdorff Jr., 66

Glenn “Gus” Algire Waltersdorff Jr., 66

Glenn “Gus” Algire Waltersdorff Jr., 66, died Monday, November 20, 2017, suddenly at Home. He leaves life partner; Cathy Waltersdorff, Son; Glenn Waltersdorff III, Daughters; Erin Petrillo, (Chris), Jamea Peterson, (Ryan), Christin Waltersdorff, and five Grandchildren; Marty, Dominic, Ryan Jr., Bryce, and Allie. Born and raised in Hanover, PA only son of the late...
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Shirley Ann Tayac, 78

Shirley Ann Tayac, 78

Shirley Ann Tayac, age 78 of Port Tobacco, Maryland, died November 19, 2017. Shirley loved to play Bingo, going to the Casino, organizing things, and socializing. Her family was her main concern, especially children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of Leroy Harris and Juanita Harris. In addition to her parents, she was...
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