Monthly Archives: January 2021

Joseph Allen “Joey” Stillwell

Joseph Allen “Joey” Stillwell

It is with deep sorrow we announce Joseph (Joey) Allen Stillwell, loving fiancé and father of four children, passed on Saturday, December 26th, 2020. Joey was born on December 30, 1976 in Washington DC, to Eddie and Patsy Stillwell. Joey had a passion for his family, the Washington Redskins, cooking, being the scrabble king...
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UPDATE: Critical Missing Person LOCATED – Charles County

UPDATE: Critical Missing Person LOCATED – Charles County

UPDATE: Ms. Franch has been located safe and unharmed. 1/5/2021: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating Rebecca Teresa Franch, 22, who left a location where she was residing in Waldorf on January 4, 2021, at about 8 p.m. and has not returned. According to family...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in an assault investigation. On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at 9:30 pm, the driver of a gray Nissan assaulted a female in the parking lot of ABC Liquors in California. The suspect opened the victim’s car door, struck her in...
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Police arrest Two Men on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County.

Police arrest Two Men on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County.

On December 30, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign. During this time, the trooper observed a weapon sticking out from under the center console of the vehicle. Upon additional units arriving on scene, a search was...
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Department of the Environment Issues Emergency Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in St. Mary’s County Waterway After Sewage Overflow

Department of the Environment Issues Emergency Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in St. Mary’s County Waterway After Sewage Overflow

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a waterway in St. Mary’s County to shellfish harvesting following a report of a sewage overflow. The order, issued today, applies to a portion of the St. George Creek area of the St. Mary’s River. It became effective immediately to prevent...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital No Longer Under Code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” Due to a Water Main Break in Leonardtown

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital No Longer Under Code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” Due to a Water Main Break in Leonardtown

As of 11:04 a.m., the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is no longer operating under code GREEN “Mini-Disaster” due to the water main break in Leonardtown. Live status update can be found here. Updates will be provided when they become available. The Town of Leonardtown released the following information below.
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Career Firefighter and EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, 42

Career Firefighter and EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, 42

The Naval District of Washington Fire and Emergency Services, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Station 20/21, deeply regret to announce the Line of Duty Death of Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, Firefighter/EMT assigned to Station 20. Firefighter/EMT Hamilton passed away on January 1, 2021 at University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata,...
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UPDATE: Woman Arrested for Intentionally Setting Apartment on Fire in Oxon Hill, 3-Alarm Blaze Displaces Over 60 Occupants, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Woman Arrested for Intentionally Setting Apartment on Fire in Oxon Hill, 3-Alarm Blaze Displaces Over 60 Occupants, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 1/04/2021: On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 8:29 p.m., Prince George’s County Fire/EMS units were dispatched for a building fire with a report of people possibly trapped in the 2100 block of Alice Avenue in Oxon Hill. Upon arrival, crews found a three-story garden style apartment building with a well-advanced fire showing...
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Deer Firearm Season Reopens January 8th in Maryland

Deer Firearm Season Reopens January 8th in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the January firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 8, 2021, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 8-9 in...
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UPDATE: Three Seriously Injured, One Dead After Structure Fire in Beltsville, Cause of Fire Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Three Seriously Injured, One Dead After Structure Fire in Beltsville, Cause of Fire Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: On January 1, 2021, at 11:58 a.m., units from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department with mutual aid assistance from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to the 11300 block of Montgomery Road in Beltsville for a reported house fire. At 12:03 p.m., Prince George’s County Fire/EMS units arrived on...
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Two Injured After Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

Two Injured After Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the NAS Patuxent River Gate One at Three Notch Road and Buse Road, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to find a Dodge sedan in the roadway...
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One Injured and Four Displaced After House Fire in California, State Fire Marshal Investigating

One Injured and Four Displaced After House Fire in California, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, at approximately 1:35 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Hollywood, Solomons, Leonardtown, NAS Patuxent River, Mechanicsville, Second District, and Seventh District responded to 22966 Hazelnut Lane in California, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a two-story wood-framed single family residence...
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Two Minor Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision in Helen

Two Minor Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision in Helen

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, at approximately 11:18 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 30431 Point Lookout Road and Earnshaw Way in Helen, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. 19 personnel from Mechanicsville and Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene and found two...
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Charles County Commissioners Orders Lowering of Flag for Firefighter Brian “Hammy” Hamilton

Charles County Commissioners Orders Lowering of Flag for Firefighter Brian “Hammy” Hamilton

This is to advise that Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. ordered the Charles County flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff on the day of interment which is yet to be determined. Firefighter Bryan “Hammy” Hamilton unexpectedly passed on January 1, 2021. Hammy has been a dedicated...
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Police Searching for Suspect After Shooting in Hughesville, Victim Transported to Trauma Center

Police Searching for Suspect After Shooting in Hughesville, Victim Transported to Trauma Center

UPDATE at 9:40 a.m, Police in Charles, and Prince George’s County are searching for a reportedly stolen white Ford F-150 pickup truck that has an extended cab (Four doors), that was last seen travelling on Brandywine Road towards PG County from Charles. The suspect is described as a black male that is presumed to...
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53-Year-Old Park Hall Man Identified as Operator in Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Park Hall

53-Year-Old Park Hall Man Identified as Operator in Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Park Hall

UPDATE 1/02/2021: On January 1, 2021, at approximately 9:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 18800 block of Point Lookout Road in the area of Marshfields Lane, in Park Hall, for the reported single vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a vehicle off the roadway with...
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Three Teenagers Charged for Vandalism After Multiple Residences and Vehicles Struck by Firearms in La Plata

Three Teenagers Charged for Vandalism After Multiple Residences and Vehicles Struck by Firearms in La Plata

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, the La Plata Police Department (LPPD) responded to multiple reports of vandalism via firearms to vehicles in the Quailwood and Quailwood Townhouse communities, as well as a residence that had been damaged on Arlington Drive in Historic La Plata. During the investigation, investigators were able to secure video footage...
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VIDEO: A New Year’s Day Message from Governor Larry Hogan

VIDEO: A New Year’s Day Message from Governor Larry Hogan

We are all grateful to have 2020 behind us, and we are all ready to turn the page and welcome the promise of better days ahead in 2021. Thankfully, there are many reasons to be hopeful. More vaccines are on the way, and in 2021, we will prioritize getting vaccines to all Marylanders who...
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Maryland Minimum Wage Increase in Effect

Maryland Minimum Wage Increase in Effect

Most employees must be paid the Maryland State Minimum Wage Rate. Tipped Employees (earning more than $30 per month in tips) must earn the State Minimum Wage Rate per hour. Employers must pay at least $3.63 per hour. This amount plus tips must equal at least the State Minimum Wage Rate. Subject to the...
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