Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture  “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) Fossil Club welcomes guest speaker Sarah Augusta “Gussie” Maccracken for a free lecture entitled, “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects: Fossil Evidence of Insect Herbivory on Plants.” Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the CMM Harms Gallery and learn how some of the smallest creatures...
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St. Mary’s County Public School Press Releases: Friday, February 14, 2020

St. Mary’s County Public School Press Releases: Friday, February 14, 2020

ST. MARY’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ ETHICS PANEL APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, announces the Ethics Panel appointment made by the Board of Education at its meeting on February 12, 2020, as follows: Mr. Roy H. Alvey, Valley, Lee, Maryland. Mr. Alvey is a military veteran who worked for many years...
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NAS Patuxent River to Hold PFAS Information Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NAS Patuxent River to Hold PFAS Information Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Residents in the vicinity of NAS Patuxent River and other interested parties are invited to attend a public information meeting to learn about the Navy’s assessment of on-base surveys of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Navy has developed a protective policy to assess certain PFAS on and in the vicinity of installations which...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Residence Under Renovation in Accokeek Found Fully Engulfed, State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

No Injuries Reported After Large Residence Under Renovation in Accokeek Found Fully Engulfed, State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., firefighters in Prince Georges County and surrounding counties responded to 2101 Springvale Court in Accokeek, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a large one story residence fully engulfed in fire, and requested additional tankers. Firefighters operated on the...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision Involving Oil Truck in Mechanicsville

Minor Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision Involving Oil Truck in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 2:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of North Sandgates Road and Cat Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two vehicle collision with one vehicle being...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Attic Fire at Daly’s Fresh Seafood in Mechanicsville

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Attic Fire at Daly’s Fresh Seafood in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Mechanicsville and Bay District responded to 27421 North Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure fire. A firefighter from Hollywood called in advising he was on the scene with fire showing from the second floor of a commercial building, and was...
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Man Transported to Hospital After Overdosing While Driving in California

Man Transported to Hospital After Overdosing While Driving in California

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:55 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the rear of the Walmart in California, for the possible overdose in a vehicle. Police arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the rear of the parking lot, with the single male occupant unconscious, and...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 1:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Gate 2, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a t-bone style collision, with the driver...
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AUDIO: No Injuries Reported After Ambulance from Hughesville Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Charlotte Hall

AUDIO: No Injuries Reported After Ambulance from Hughesville Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Charlotte Hall

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mt Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving an ambulance. Crews arrived on the scene to report no injuries. The ambulance was returned to Hughesville after...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Second Bank Robbery in 5 Days

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Second Bank Robbery in 5 Days

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., police responded to the M&T Bank located on Mohawk Drive, in Charlotte Hall, for the reported silent alarm activation. Police arrived on the scene to confirm a robbery had taken place. At this time, no suspect(s) information has been given and the incident is currently...
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Fifteen Defendants Indicted on Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy Charges at Jessup Correctional Institution

Fifteen Defendants Indicted on Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy Charges at Jessup Correctional Institution

A federal grand jury has indicted 15 defendants on federal racketeering and drug conspiracy charges at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI), including correctional officers, inmates, and outside “facilitators,” for allegedly paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and cell phones into the prison.  The indictment was returned on February...
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Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced new striped bass conservation measures for the Spring 2020 fishing season to meet a coast-wide conservation target. The 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass indicated declines, so the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has determined that conservation measures are needed for the 2020 fishing season. ASMFC is a management...
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Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership to Host Youth Mentoring Series

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership to Host Youth Mentoring Series

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) is a coalition of partners and community members working together to improve health in St. Mary’s County through action teams that address priority health needs. The Behavioral Health Action Team (BHAT) of the HSMP invites youth mentoring programs in St. Mary’s County to a series of events featuring speakers, training,...
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Mentoring Program Comes to St. Mary’s County Public Schools in February

Mentoring Program Comes to St. Mary’s County Public Schools in February

In February, St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host The Listen Up Conversation, a series of presentations for high school students. The Listen Up Conversation is the true story of teen drug use, and a pivotal event that nearly ended in death. Tiffany L. Johnson and Dunstan L. Msonthi share the raw and real...
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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Whereabouts of Kristen Marie Hoover

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Whereabouts of Kristen Marie Hoover

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Kristen Marie Hoover. Hoover is wanted for Assault 1st Degree. Anyone with information in regards to this subject, is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (410) 535-2800 and or Dfc. Chip Ward at (443) 532-0603, Sgt Phillip Foote at (443) 624-7137.
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MDOT SHA Adding Third Travel Lane and New Traffic Signal on Southbound Route 2/4 in Prince Frederick

MDOT SHA Adding Third Travel Lane and New Traffic Signal on Southbound Route 2/4 in Prince Frederick

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will shift traffic along southbound MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road) in the Prince Frederick area of Calvert County tonight, February 12, to complete improvements. Starting at 8 p.m., crews will shift traffic along southbound MD 2/4 between Fox Run Boulevard and north of MD...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Warren Louis Taylor, Jr., age 48, of Suitland, Maryland, to 66 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The sentence was imposed on February 10, 2020. The sentence was announced by United...
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CTE Students Earn Medals in Regional Skills USA Competition, Currently Preparing for States

CTE Students Earn Medals in Regional Skills USA Competition, Currently Preparing for States

Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students earned medals in the recent regional SkillsUSA competition. They advance to the state event set for April 17 and 18. Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center compete annually in the event. SkillsUSA competitions showcase CTE...
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Only St. Mary’s County Lynching Victim from 1887 to be Memorialized with Historic Marker

Only St. Mary’s County Lynching Victim from 1887 to be Memorialized with Historic Marker

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is once again partnering with the Big Conversation Partnership on Dismantling Racism in Southern Maryland and the Equal Justice Initiative on the Community Remembrance Project about Benjamin Hance, the only recorded lynching victim in St. Mary’s County in 1887. In November 2019, the Division and partners held a...
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Comptroller Announces First-in-the-Nation Prohibition on Sales of Disposable Flavored E-Cigarettes

Comptroller Announces First-in-the-Nation Prohibition on Sales of Disposable Flavored E-Cigarettes

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his Field Enforcement Division (FED) is taking a first-in-the-nation approach to prohibiting the sale of certain Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) marketed towards kids. “Today, in addition to the FDA’s prohibition of flavored e-cigarette cartridges, I have directed our enforcement agents to take more aggressive action by prohibiting...
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Nationally Acclaimed Journalist Partners with SoMD-Based Entertainment Company

Nationally Acclaimed Journalist Partners with SoMD-Based Entertainment Company

National Newspaper Association and Associated Press Award-winning writer, MJ Brickey, has officially left journalism to partner with Southern Maryland-based company, The Hollar Entertainment Company, also known as “The Hollar,” to bring a variety of entertainment to SoMD. Donna Sue, owner and founder of The Hollar, said the company will manage and book entertainment nationally;...
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St. Mary’s Announces 2020 Bridal Expo at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, November 8, 2020

St. Mary’s Announces 2020 Bridal Expo at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, November 8, 2020

Visit St. Mary’s, the destination marketing organization for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, is proud to announce the Destination St. Mary’s Bridal Expo. This event will be held on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Destination St. Mary’s Bridal Expo will be an exciting opportunity...
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Officers Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man After He Stabs His Girlfriend in Waldorf

Officers Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man After He Stabs His Girlfriend in Waldorf

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 11:32 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her abdomen. The officers provided first aide to the victim until paramedics arrived and transported her...
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Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:23 a.m., three firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to 35290 Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville,for the reported vehicle fire Crews arrived on the scene to find a Toyota SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 15 minutes. No injuries were...
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Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit raise are working to raise awareness of how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Safer Internet Day is a...
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