Monthly Archives: August 2018

Three Vehicles Involved in Crash That Sends One to Trauma Center

Three Vehicles Involved in Crash That Sends One to Trauma Center

On Friday, August 17, 2018, at approximately 8:45 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Pegg Road, and Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered two vehicles off the roadway, a Mazda Protege 5 against a guardrail with heavy front end...
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Two People Injured in Head-on Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Two People Injured in Head-on Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Midway Drive, and Great Mills Road, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision with all occupants out of the vehicles....
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State Police Helicopter Performs Aerial Hoist of Passenger Aboard Cruise Ship in Southern Maryland

State Police Helicopter Performs Aerial Hoist of Passenger Aboard Cruise Ship in Southern Maryland

A Maryland State Police helicopter crew helped rescue a sick passenger off of a cruise ship Thursday evening. On August 17, 2018, shortly after 9:45 p.m., the United States Coast Guard – Sector Baltimore was notified by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line that they had a passenger requiring immediate medical evacuation on its Grandeur of...
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Police Arrest Lexington Park Man After Shooting 18-Year-Old Woman with Shotgun

Police Arrest Lexington Park Man After Shooting 18-Year-Old Woman with Shotgun

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at approximately 12:20 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack, along with St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to the 48000 block of Hillside Drive, Lexington Park, for a reported shooting. Investigation revealed an argument at the residence led to the suspect, Michael Fischer, 21, of Lexington Park, firing a shot...
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Budds Creek Raceway is Home to the Prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Weekend

Budds Creek Raceway is Home to the Prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Weekend

Budds Creek Raceway is home to the 29th Annual Budds Creek National – Round 11 of the prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Nestled one hour south of our Nation’s capital, Washington D.C., the Budds Creek National is the best way to get outside and enjoy the sun, friends...
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Smokey Joe’s Restaurant Closes Their Doors in Lexington Park, and Reopens in Leonardtown

Smokey Joe’s Restaurant Closes Their Doors in Lexington Park, and Reopens in Leonardtown

The last day to eat at Smokey Joe’s Restaurant on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park will be Friday, August 17, 2018. According to a Smokey Joe’s Facebook post “This will be the last week we will be open in Lexington Park! We’re closing the store at close of business on Friday. We appreciate...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department wanted to update everyone on the upcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 11:00 until 4:00. Parade starts at 11:00 am Celebration events start after the parade The celebration is open to the public and FREE to attend. We will start the day off...
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Charles County Public Schools Launches new Volunteer Registration System, Includes Background Checks and Craining

Charles County Public Schools Launches new Volunteer Registration System, Includes Background Checks and Craining

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching a new registration system this school year for volunteers at schools, centers or other CCPS buildings, activities or events. Registration is required for volunteers and includes a prescreening questionnaire, review of training materials followed by a short quiz, and the completion of a background check through CCPS....
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College of Southern Maryland Announces September 2018 Events

College of Southern Maryland Announces September 2018 Events

Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Closes for Maintenance. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Sept. 4. Leonardtown Campus, Building D, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. During this closure, the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus competition pool will be drained and receive a new plaster coat and the fitness center will receive a new...
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UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Found Guilty of Murdering Neighbor Over $30, Faces 70 Years in Prison

UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Found Guilty of Murdering Neighbor Over $30, Faces 70 Years in Prison

UPDATE 8/16/2018: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Marcus Darnell Johnson, 34 of Nanjemoy, of the Second Degree Murder of Wayne Proctor, Jr. and 6 counts of Reckless Endangerment. On December 23, 2017, officers responded to the...
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Jacob Ray Uptain (Jake), 62

Jacob Ray Uptain (Jake), 62

Jacob Ray Uptain (Jake), 62, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on July 23rd, 2018 in California, Maryland. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at a to be announced location. Jake Uptain was born on November 21st, 1955 in Miami, Arizona to Raymond and Maxine Uptain. He married Leslie...
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Randy Mark Webb, 58

Randy Mark Webb, 58

Randy Mark Webb, 58 of Hollywood, MD passed away on August 11, 2018 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. Randy was born on January 24, 1960 to the late Richard and Doris Webb of Highlands, NC. Randy enjoyed spending time with family; Bass fishing, Nascar, Pittsburgh Steelers, corn hole and coaching softball....
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Jeffrey Lawrence Mattingly, 74

Jeffrey Lawrence Mattingly, 74

Jeffrey Lawrence Mattingly, 74, of Leonardtown, MD passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was born on September 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to the late Francis J. “Matt” and Nettie Hazel Mattingly. Jeff is a 1960 graduate of St. Mary’s Ryken High School. He attended...
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Darlene Ann “Dee” Palmer 58

Darlene Ann “Dee” Palmer 58

Darlene Ann “Dee” Palmer 58, of Lexington Park, MD passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. She was born on June 23, 1960 in Baltimore, MD to Charles Dollenger and Carolyn Virginia Cameron. Darlene met her husband Earl Palmer III a blind date on February 1980....
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TSgt. Bobby Wayne March (USAF, Ret.), 82

TSgt. Bobby Wayne March (USAF, Ret.), 82

TSgt. Bobby Wayne March (USAF, Ret.), 82, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at his home. He was born on April 14, 1936 in Wilburton, OK, to the late George W. March and Cecile Caselman March. On January 9, 1958 Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly...
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Theresa (Sissie) Tippett, 71

Theresa (Sissie) Tippett, 71, of Hollywood, MD, passed away on August 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in her home. Theresa was born December 12, 1946 in Leonardtown, MD to William Leo Morgan and Mary Helen Morgan. Theresa married the love of her life Francis (Leonard) Tippett in 1966. She is the loving...
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Kameca T. Smith

Kameca T. Smith

Suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2018 Kameca T. Smith departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on August 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, 2101 Shadyside Ave, Suitland, MD 20746. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington,...
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Fred N. Grimes, Jr.

Fred N. Grimes, Jr.

Peacefully on Friday, August 10, 2018 Fred N. Grimes, Jr. departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on August 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W Street, SE, Washington, DC. Interment with full military honors will take...
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Kenneth Barnes

Suddenly on Wednesday, August 9, 2018 Kenneth Barnes went home to be with the lord. Family and friends will unite on August 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment is private. Monetary donations to help with the...
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Three Hundred Ten Pound Shark Caught off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County

Three Hundred Ten Pound Shark Caught off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County

Southern Marylander’s have been sharing a photo of a 310 pound bull shark on Facebook for the past 24 hours. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Larry”Boo” Powley accidentally caught a 310-pound, 8.6-foot long bull shark off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County. The bull shark, known to consume fish, sharks and...
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La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office went to Ollie’s Bar and Liquor at 6970 Hawthorne Road, La Plata, for the report of a theft. Police made contact with the owner who reported that employee James Travis Breiner, 34, of La Plata, had been stealing...
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Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the Lexington Park Shell Station on Three Notch Road and Pegg Road, for the report of a female unconscious in a vehicle. Personnel arrived on scene and found two subjects unresponsive in the vehicle, suffering from apparent...
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UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/14/2018: On August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:24 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical personnel responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival the...
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Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

In May of 2017, Michael Austin Mattingly, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended. Mattingly requested an appeal...
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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

On Tuesday, August 7 at approximately 6:05 a.m., detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section and officers assigned to the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Alava Court in Waldorf. Officers located a quantity of marijuana, heroin, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (molly), three digital scales, and other distribution-related...
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