Monthly Archives: July 2020

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Charge Brandywine Man in Car Crash That Killed Two People in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Charge Brandywine Man in Car Crash That Killed Two People in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: After consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police have charged a driver in connection with yesterday’s crash that killed two people on Crain Highway. The driver charged is identified as Mark D. Austin, 35, of Brandywine.  He is currently charged with two counts each of motor vehicle manslaughter...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Vehicle Fires in Lexington Park

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Vehicle Fires in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at approximately 11:15 a.m., firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to the Avis Car Rental on Valley Drive and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening other vehicles. Crews arrived on the scene to find two Jeep Gladiators well involved....
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Two Great Mills Men Arrested After Attempting to Steal Lawnmower in Hollywood

Two Great Mills Men Arrested After Attempting to Steal Lawnmower in Hollywood

On July 20, 2020, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Hugh C. Gardiner Inc. Store on Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the reported active theft attempt. Deputies arrived on the scene and located Damond Seagun Forrest, age 55 of Great Mills and Maurice Delonte Stoney, age 52 of Great Mills, on...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire Across from Bay District Firehouse in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire Across from Bay District Firehouse in Lexington Park

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, at approximately 6:04 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to South Shangri-La Drive and Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire. Crews found a single story residence with fire showing on the side of the house with a small brush fire, firefighters...
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Mary Ellen Albert, “Missy”, 69

Mary Ellen Albert, “Missy”, 69

Mary Ellen Albert, “Missy”, 69, of Great Mills, MD passed away on July 21, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 13, 1951 in Leonardtown, MD and was the loving daughter of the late Ann E. Jones Poe and William A. Albert. She was preceded in death by her stepfather Thomas F....
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Friday, July 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 81,766 COVID-19 Cases and 3,293 Deaths. An Increase of 930 Cases and 12 Deaths

Friday, July 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 81,766 COVID-19 Cases and 3,293 Deaths. An Increase of 930 Cases and 12 Deaths

As of Friday, July 24, 2020, Maryland reports 81,766 COVID-19 cases and 3,293 deaths. An increase of 930 cases and 12 deaths. Number of confirmed cases : 81,766 Number of persons tested negative : 722,584 Total testing volume : 1,040,442 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,293 Number of probable deaths : 129 Currently hospitalized : 533 Acute care : 390 Intensive...
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UPDATE: Adult Male Found Deceased After House Fire in Huntingtown, State Fire Marshal Investigating

UPDATE: Adult Male Found Deceased After House Fire in Huntingtown, State Fire Marshal Investigating

UPDATE: A team of investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are conducting an investigation involving a fatal dwelling fire in the 3300 block of Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown. The first 911 call was received at 6:32 a.m., when...
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Maryland reports 80,836 COVID-19 Cases and 3,281 Deaths. An Increase of 664 Cases and 5 Deaths.

Maryland reports 80,836 COVID-19 Cases and 3,281 Deaths. An Increase of 664 Cases and 5 Deaths.

As of Thursday, July 23, 2020, Maryland reports 80,836 COVID-19 cases and 3,281 deaths. An increase of 664 cases and 5 deaths. Number of confirmed cases : 80,836 Number of persons tested negative : 708,205 Total testing volume : 1,016,222 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,281 Number of probable deaths : 128 Currently hospitalized : 528 Acute care : 395 Intensive...
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Prince George’s County Woman Facing Federal Indictment in Maryland on Charges to a Scheme to Defraud Medicaid

Prince George’s County Woman Facing Federal Indictment in Maryland on Charges to a Scheme to Defraud Medicaid

A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted licensed dentist Edward T. Buford III, age 68, of Silver Spring, Maryland; his business partner Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, age 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland; and Donnie Amis, age 63, of Washington, D.C. on the federal charges of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and conspiracy to...
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Anne Arundel County Man Charged with Murder After Vehicle Chase with Police

Anne Arundel County Man Charged with Murder After Vehicle Chase with Police

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at approximately 2:36 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team was looking for a wanted adult male suspect. The wanted subject, identified as David Roy Bogdanowicz, 52, of no fixed address, had outstanding arrest warrants for Violation of a Protective Order, Assault and Trespassing. The detectives garnered...
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Governor Hogan Continues to Stress Vigilance In COVID-19 Fight, State Superintendent Sets Guardrails for Schools to Reopen

Governor Hogan Continues to Stress Vigilance In COVID-19 Fight, State Superintendent Sets Guardrails for Schools to Reopen

Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, stressing the need for continued caution and vigilance. The governor was joined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, who announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine...
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Calvert Education Association and Teachers Release Statement on School Reopening

Calvert Education Association and Teachers Release Statement on School Reopening

Today the Calvert Education Association (CEA), the union representing the teachers and other certificated staff employed by Calvert County Public Schools issued a statement about the reopening of Calvert County Public Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year. Their statement follows: The Calvert Education Association (CEA) supports the Maryland State Education Association, Baltimore Teachers Union...
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Maryland Reports 80,172 COVID-19 Cases and 3,276 Deaths. An Increase of 627 Cases and 4 Deaths

Maryland Reports 80,172 COVID-19 Cases and 3,276 Deaths. An Increase of 627 Cases and 4 Deaths

As of Wednesday, July 23, 2020, Maryland reports 80,172 COVID-19 cases and 3,276 deaths. An increase of 627 cases and 20 deaths. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 80,172 Number of persons tested negative : 702,661 Total testing volume : 1,000,179 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,276 Number of probable deaths : 129 Currently hospitalized : 505...
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Philip “Ray” Brinson, 73

Philip “Ray” Brinson, 73

Philip “Ray” Brinson of St. Leonard, MD, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at the age of 73. He was born in Washington, D.C, one of three children to Edna Pauline Brinson and Tommie Arcastus Jones. Ray grew up in Forestville, MD, and graduated from Suitland High School with the Class of 1964....
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Robert Ware, Jr

Robert Ware, Jr., departed this life on July 15, 2020 at the age of 74 with his family by his side in Clinton, Maryland. He was born on March 5, 1946, to the late Robert Ware, Sr. and Ola Mae Smith Ware in Edgefield, South Carolina. Robert was a graduate of W. E. Parker...
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Patricia Lee Reed, 72

Patricia Lee Reed, 72

Patricia Lee Reed, 72 of Waldorf, MD, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020. Patricia was born on August 27, 1947 to Edna May Harrell in Washington D.C. Patricia worked tirelessly at her career and in life for her family. Patricia worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for over 20 years. After that, she was...
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Joseph (Joe) Strong

Joseph (Joe) Strong

Joseph (Joe) Strong of Lothian Maryland passed from this life into eternal life on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at the Future Care Nursing Facility in Arnold, Maryland. Joe was born in 1943 to George and Dorothy Strong. He was a talented mechanic and made this his lifelong career. While employed by Hertz Penske in...
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Harry Austin Lewis Bowen

Harry Austin Lewis Bowen

Harry Austin Lewis Bowen, infant, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 9, 2020. Born July 9, 2020 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Joshua Aaron Bowen and Megan Hollie Caroline Lewis. Harry is survived by his parents, Joshua Aaron Bowen and Megan Hollie Caroline Lewis of Mechanicsville, MD; siblings, Paige Bowen,...
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Lucretia Yvonne Strothers

Lucretia Yvonne Strothers

Peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Lucretia Yvonne Strothers departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 9:00am until time of service 11:00am at Ebenezer AME Church 7707 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, MD.
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Gwendolyn Lamillie Little

On July 17, 2020, after several battles with cancer and surrounded by her family, life on this side of Glory came to an end for Gwendolyn LaMille (Braddy) Little (74). Gwen was born on October 3, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland at Provident Hospital. Gwen entered this world as the first-born child of Hattie Marie...
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Kayla Marie Johnson, 23

Kayla Marie Johnson, 23

Kayla Marie Johnson (of Lusby, MD) transitioned on July 13, 2020. She was born on November 15, 1996 in Baltimore, MD to Ernest Johnson, Sr and Kimberly Johnson. Kayla attended St. Mary’s County Public Schools where she graduated from Great Mills High school in 2014, where she played basketball. After high school Kayla took...
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Grace Elizabeth Clarke, 88

Grace Elizabeth Clarke, 88

Grace Elizabeth Clarke, 88 of Mechanicsville, MD, entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2020. On Monday, July 27, 2020 visitation will begin at 9:00 am until 10:30 am. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Wayside Church,...
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Rose Joann Harley

Rose Joann Harley

Peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2020, Rose Joann Harley departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 9:00am until 10:30am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601 Follow by Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church 4590...
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Patricia “Pat” Shaffer, 75

Patricia “Pat” Shaffer, 75

Patricia “Pat” Shaffer, 75 of Great Mills, MD formerly from Cumberland, MD passed away on July 8, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 5, 1945 in Cumberland, MD, and was the daughter of the late Eleanor Moyer and Paul Jacob Moyer. Pat was the loving wife of James Shaffer whom she...
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Jannette Proffitt Norris, “Jan”, 72

Jannette Proffitt Norris, “Jan”, 72

Jannette Proffitt Norris, “Jan”, 72, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on July 13, 2020 in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on September 2, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD and was the daughter of the late Ruth Rebecca Proffitt and Oscar Wayne Proffitt. Jan was the loving wife of J. Harry “Chip” Norris III, whom she...
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