Monthly Archives: July 2020

AUDIO: 11-Year-Old Male Saved with CPR After Drowning in Charles County

AUDIO: 11-Year-Old Male Saved with CPR After Drowning in Charles County

On Friday, July 3, 2020, at approximately 7:52 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 16000 block of Inheritance Drive in Brandywine, for the reported drowning in a pool. Dispatchers relayed information to all responding units that the 911 caller stated they had CPR in progress after an 11-year-old male was pulled...
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Historic Sotterley Reopens for 2020 Guided Tour Season

Historic Sotterley Reopens for 2020 Guided Tour Season

While the grounds of Historic Sotterley remained open during the pandemic for our community to enjoy, we are thrilled to now open our Visitor Center and Exhibits for the 2020 Guided Tour Season.  We look forward to sharing the site, its stories, and its history with you! Please note our new days of operation...
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MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All MDOT MVA offices except two – Oakland and Prince Frederick – will reopen Monday, July 6, by appointment only. Vehicle Emissions Inspection...
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UPDATE: Piney Point Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Device Failure, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Piney Point Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Device Failure, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 7/6/2020: On Friday, July 3, 2020, at 5:01 a.m., 31 firefighters in St. Mary’s County responded to 17276 Crab Pot Lane in Piney Point, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story duplex with fire showing from the roof. The owner/occupants have been identified as...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Killed and Port Republic Man Transported to Trauma Center After Head-on Collision on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE: Lusby Man Killed and Port Republic Man Transported to Trauma Center After Head-on Collision on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 10:00 A.M: On July 3, 2020 at approximately 12:10 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons, MD for a head on collision. Preliminary investigation revealed, a 2006 Ford Taurus operated by James Owen Burnett, 62 of Lusby,...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Bicyclist in Prince George’s County, Charges Pending

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Bicyclist in Prince George’s County, Charges Pending

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a bicyclist this morning in Prince George’s County. The deceased is identified as Karen Lee Towle Ackermann, 62, of Bowie. Ackermann was riding a bicycle at the time of the incident. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased...
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First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

Maryland’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements statewide. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. “I am excited to see...
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Amazon Delivery Station Set to Open in Waldorf in 2020

Amazon Delivery Station Set to Open in Waldorf in 2020

Charles County, Maryland will be the site of a new Amazon Last Mile “Delivery Station” – one of seven such facilities slated to open in Maryland.  Amazon’s Charles County operation will be based in Waldorf’s St. Charles Industrial Park and open in time for the 2020 holiday season. Amazon’s Waldorf facilities will occupy three...
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Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be...
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St. Mary’s County Holiday Closures for COVID-19 Community Hotline and Testing Sites

St. Mary’s County Holiday Closures for COVID-19 Community Hotline and Testing Sites

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the following COVID-19 operations will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020: Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Harm Reduction Program Office (appointment-free COVID-19 testing and other services) COVID-19 Community Hotline Additionally, due to state laboratory closures on July 3,...
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Maryland State Trooper Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

Maryland State Trooper Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 8:48 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a Maryland State Police vehicle. Dispatchers reported the call came from the Maryland State Police who advised an unmarked...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River and other installations in Naval District Washington (NDW) transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie to Bravo on June 29. HPCONs are protocols for public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on risk levels within a local community and in cooperation with local, state...
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Marylanders Urged to Keep COVID-19 Precautions in Mind During Fourth of July Weekend Travel

Marylanders Urged to Keep COVID-19 Precautions in Mind During Fourth of July Weekend Travel

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of summer travel and family gatherings. As Marylanders plan for a long holiday weekend that may stretch from Friday, July 3, to Monday, July 6, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging everyone to travel with safety in mind, remembering not only rules of the...
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Safe and Ready: Outpatient Services Available at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Safe and Ready: Outpatient Services Available at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Whether you were scheduled for an X-ray or mammogram, need bloodwork or require physical therapy, many individuals are wondering how to receive the health care they need during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital continues to be open to serve our community,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer and chief medical...
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St. Mary’s County Airport Hosting Farmer’s Market on Sunday, July 12, 2020

St. Mary’s County Airport Hosting Farmer’s Market on Sunday, July 12, 2020

St. Mary’s County Regional Airport (also known as Captain Walter Francis Duke Regional Airport) will again be the site of one of Maryland’s most “inspired” Farmer’s Markets by bringing fresh & local food to a public space where they can see airplanes and future aviators take to the skies!  Historic Sotterley is proud to...
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Commissioners of Leonardtown Announce Cancellation of Leonardtown Square Annual Beach Party

Commissioners of Leonardtown Announce Cancellation of Leonardtown Square Annual Beach Party

It’s with heavy hearts that we relay the Commissioners of Leonardtown have made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Beach Party on the Square event that was scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020. This beloved annual event draws thousands of people to the Town Square each year to play in 40 tons of...
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Marilyn Lerette, 74

Marilyn Lerette, 74, of North Beach, MD formerly from Fairfax, VA passed away on June 29, 2020 in Prince Fredrick, MD. She was born on June 29, 1944 in Columbia, SC and was the daughter of the late Phyllis and Gerald Cross. Marilyn was the loving wife to the late Earle L. Lerette, Jr.,...
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Margaret “Maggie” Hathaway, 85

Margaret “Maggie” Hathaway, 85

Margaret “Maggie” Hathaway,85, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Ireland passed away on June 25, 2020 at her home. She was born on August 1, 1934 in Ireland and was the loving daughter of the late Kathleen Woods Garland and Matthew Gartland. Maggie is survived by her daughter Beverly Ann Bean of St. Mary’s...
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Marsha Ann Downs Guy

Marsha Ann Downs Guy

Marsha passed away peacefully at her home in Leonardtown, MD on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Lillian Alice Guy and James Richard Downs. She is survived by her husband, Donnie, her brother, Ricky Downs of Mechanicsville, MD and her sister, Tere Vallandingham (Joe) of Clements,...
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Patricia Carolyn Griffith Biondi, 91

Patricia Carolyn Griffith Biondi, 91

Patricia Carolyn Griffith Biondi, 91, of Ridge, MD, went to be with the Lord June 25, 2020. She was born April 8, 1929 in Frederick, MD to the late Clyde Griffith and Myra Landella Etchinson Griffith. Patricia was an active long-time member of First Saints Community Church of Ridge. For many years she was...
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Bernard Francis Beavan “Bernie” “Pop”, 89

Bernard Francis Beavan “Bernie” “Pop”, 89

Bernard Francis Beavan “Bernie” “Pop”, 89 of Leonardtown, MD passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 21, 1931 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Bernard Stanton Beavan and Lillian Catherine (Mattingly) Beavan. Due to the death of his mother and father...
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William “Bill” Conrad Lederer, 83

William “Bill” Conrad Lederer, 83

William “Bill” Conrad Lederer, 83, of Baden, Maryland went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Bill was born on May 4, 1937 in Washington, D.C. He was the first son of Conrad and Irma Lederer (both deceased). His only sibling, John was born fifteen (15) years later. Their home...
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Patricia “Patty” Lynn Morgan McKinney

Patricia “Patty” Lynn Morgan McKinney

Patricia “Patty” Lynn Morgan McKinney was born in Leonardtown, Maryland on November 15th, 1958 to Dorothy Morgan and the late William Morgan, Jr. Patty graduated from Chopticon High School in 1976. She married David Lee McKinney on June 15th, 1978 in Leonardtown, Maryland. She retired as a mail carrier from the United States Postal...
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St. Mary’s and Calvert County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

St. Mary’s and Calvert County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East central St. Marys County and Southeastern Calvert County until 1:15 p.m. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail with potential Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well...
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Maryland State Police Receives Large Donation of N95 Masks by California Lowe’s Home Improvement Store

Maryland State Police Receives Large Donation of N95 Masks by California Lowe’s Home Improvement Store

On June 30, 2020, the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division – Firearms Enforcement Section received a donation of 500 N95 Face Masks from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store. This donation demonstrates the strong commitment that Lowe’s has to help assist the public during this pandemic while allowing the Maryland State Police to safely...
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