Monthly Archives: December 2017

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is pre-treating roads in advance of a storm that is forecast to affect the region later today. Midday drivers are encouraged to provide pre-treating trucks ample room to effectively pre-treat the highways. “This storm is forecast to arrive at the worst possible time –...
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Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Troopers are urging motorists to be cautious and be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions with winter weather expected today for much of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory has been issued for 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. today for most of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. An inch or two...
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Man Murdered in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Man Murdered in Waldorf

UPDATE – 12/15/2017 – Press Release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: On December 14 at approximately 8:24 p.m., officers responded to the 8000 block of Holly Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a victim not breathing and suffering from several gunshot wounds to his torso. The victim...
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Missing Person by Request – Christopher Hicks – 17-Years-Old – St. Mary’s County

Missing Person by Request – Christopher Hicks – 17-Years-Old – St. Mary’s County

The family of 17 year old Christopher Hicks is asking for the public’s assistance in locating him, he is missing out of the Lexington Park area. Christopher was last seen in Baltimore County on November 13, 2017. He has been reported missing to the following Counties: St. Mary’s, Montgomery and Baltimore. If you have...
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign...
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WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As the cold weather sets in, The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is in search of additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (WARM). The program provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter in St. Mary’s County. Wondering how you can make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland hunters reported taking 34,412 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was similar to last year’s official harvest of 35,002. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that more than 4,000 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season, more than 10 percent of the total take during...
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Purse Snatching Sends Elderly Woman to Hospital, Female Suspect at Large

Purse Snatching Sends Elderly Woman to Hospital, Female Suspect at Large

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the victim, an elderly female was in the parking lot of Dollar General, located in Charlotte Hall, when she was approached by a white female. The female suspect then attempted to take the victim’s purse; after a brief struggle the suspect was able to obtain...
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Dr. Richard Fleming Retires asVice President at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus; Barbara Ives Appointed asInterim

Dr. Richard Fleming Retires asVice President at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus; Barbara Ives Appointed asInterim

After nearly nine years at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Dr. Richard Fleming, vice president and dean of the Prince Frederick Campus at the College of Southern Maryland, has announced his retirement from CSM effective the end of December. Barbara Ives, who serves as director of CSM’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, which includes...
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Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

Lottery Luck Arrives While Player Waits for Pizza in Lusby

A Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan who took a chance on Keno landed a $10,000 prize just in time for the holidays! The St. Mary’s County resident won his holiday cash following a long day at work. After coming home, the winner and his uncle set out to visit their favorite pizza place in Lusby. They ordered...
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Two Women Dead After Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Two Women Dead After Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at approximately 11:55 a.m. deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Plum Point Road and Cecil Lane, in Huntingtown, for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival deputies requested members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) respond. Reconstruction...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2018 Jobs and Economic Development Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of new initiatives to spur job creation and economic growth in Maryland and further establish the state’s leadership in key STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries. The governor was joined by Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, Wicomico...
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Suspect Charged for Making Bomb Threat at Power Plant

Suspect Charged for Making Bomb Threat at Power Plant

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homeland Security Division charged a man for making a bomb threat against the Keys Energy Plant in Brandywine. The suspect is 22-year-old Raekwon Dixon of the 2900 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills. Dixon is an employee of a construction company currently building the power plant. On...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in central St. Mary’s County. Sobriety checkpoints are a tool utilized in the battle against impaired driving. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills three people every two hours, according to the United...
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Anton “Bud” S. Miller, Sr., 98

Anton “Bud” S. Miller, Sr. of Clinton, MD passed peacefully while surrounded by family on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 98. Born on the same land that he farmed his whole life to Bessie Marian (Robey) Miller and John Anton Miller, both now deceased. Farming trumped education when Bud was growing...
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Louise Elizabeth Padgett Epperson

Louise Elizabeth Padgett Epperson

Louise Elizabeth Padgett Epperson, On December 6, 2017 Beloved wife of the late Franklin Epperson; Loving mother of Patricia Rush and husband Donald; Dear grandmother of Mitchell Parker and wife Cindy, Robert L. Hall and wife Teresa, Kirk D. Hall and wife Kelly, and the late Michael Parker; Also survived by 6 great-grandchildren and...
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Majorie A. Burke “Marge”., 87

Majorie A. Burke “Marge”., 87

Majorie A. Burke “Marge” of Clinton, MD passed on Dec. 6, 2017 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late George Burke; loving mother of John W. Burke and the late Maureen P. Burke-Bowles; dear grandmother of Amanda R. Bowles and Jason E. Bowles. Dates and times for Memorial Mass and Inurnment...
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Joseph Francis Tayman, Sr., 84

Joseph Francis Tayman, Sr., 84

Joseph Francis Tayman, Sr., of Lothian, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the age of 84. He was born on January 28, 1933, in Lothian, MD to Ida M. and George W. Tayman. Joseph was a mechanic in the construction industry and also was self-employed, running a small delivery business...
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Evelyn Laurene Swann, 74

Evelyn Laurene Swann, 74

Evelyn Laurene Swann, 74, of Cobb Island, MD died on December 5, 2017 at Genesis in LaPlata, MD. Born on January 1, 1943 in Huntingtown, MD to the late Lloyd Matthew Smith, Sr. and the late Lottie Margaret MacKenzie Smith, Evelyn is also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Swann; daughter, Linda Swann;...
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Robert Charles “RC” Smith, Jr., 62

Robert Charles “RC” Smith, Jr., 62

Robert Charles “RC” Smith, Jr., 62 of Newburg, MD passed away on December 7, 2017 at the Hospice House of Charles County. RC was born in Pennsylvania on August 29, 1955 to Robert C. Smith, Sr. and the late Patricia Eacret. In addition to his father, RC is survived by his step-mother, Mae Smith;...
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Doris Greenwell Marshall, 86

Doris Greenwell Marshall, 86

Doris Greenwell Marshall, 86, of Deale, MD passed away December 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 15, 1931 in Greenock, now Lothian, MD to Norman Edward and Eva Lucille (Stallings) Greenwell. She attended Anne Arundel County Schools and was a graduate of Southern High. Doris married Gene Upton Marshall on June...
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Gale Sharon Parks (Gower), 70

Gale Sharon Parks (Gower), 70

Gale Sharon Parks (Gower), 70, of Broomes Island, MD lost her battle with cancer on Thursday the 7th of December 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born in Baltimore, MD in 1947 as the eldest daughter of F. Harold “Chum” Gower and Wilma Ruth Sturm. Gale is survived by her sister Vicki; three...
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Norma “Jean” Tierney, 76

Norma “Jean” Tierney, 76

Norma “Jean” Tierney, 76 of Newburg, Maryland, died December 13, 2017. Jean was a retired Park Naturalist with the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission for 25 plus years. She was the founder of The Basket Bunch and a member of the Cobb Island Yacht Club. She was also a master gardener, recognized by...
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Edwin Anthony “Ed” Butler, 76

Edwin Anthony “Ed” Butler, 76

Edwin Anthony “Ed” Butler, age 76 of La Plata, Maryland, died December 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ed was a Master Machinist, mainly with printing presses, for 50 plus years. He travelled the world over, working on special presses for maps, newspapers, posters, and government documents. He enjoyed playing golf and his guitar. In...
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Serafina Malatesta, 94

Serafina Malatesta, 94

Serafina Malatesta, 94, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died on December 10, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Born on September 21, 1923, in Adolph, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Russie Chewning Cappadony and Frank Cappadony. Mrs. Malatesta was a homemaker and mom who enjoyed bowling, quilting and ceramics. In...
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