Monthly Archives: March 2021

Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries are decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. An arc fault is a dangerous electrical problem caused by damaged, overheated, or stressed electrical wiring or...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Brandywine Man for Sexual Solicitation of Minor, Child Pornography Possession

Maryland State Police Arrest Brandywine Man for Sexual Solicitation of Minor, Child Pornography Possession

Maryland State Police arrested a man Tuesday on various child sex charges in Prince George’s County Derrell L. Hooker Orange, 34, of Brandywine, Maryland, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor and six counts of possession of child pornography. He was taken to Prince George’s County Central Booking for processing....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

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

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 7 pm, the suspect picked up two H-Power brand phone chargers and removed them from their packaging while at the Big Lots store in Lexington Park. The suspect then left...
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Expanded Eligibility for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

Expanded Eligibility for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has expanded the eligibility criteria for local SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include: St. Mary’s County residents aged 16 and older with qualifying medical conditions (requires written verification of eligibility from a health care provider, such as a letter or medical record brought to vaccine appointment) Current cancer Chronic kidney...
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Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Launch Initiative to Address Excessive Speeding in Prince George’s, Montgomery Counties

Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Launch Initiative to Address Excessive Speeding in Prince George’s, Montgomery Counties

The Maryland State Police, along with allied law enforcement partners, launched today the first of six traffic enforcement initiatives aimed at targeting excessive speeding, aggressive and impaired driving, with a goal of reducing vehicle-related fatalities in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The traffic enforcement detail will concentrate on I-495 (Capital Beltway) and I-270 and...
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Transportation Support Now Available for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Transportation Support Now Available for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), St. Mary’s County Government and the Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT) Transit System (STS) have partnered to provide assistance for community members who need transportation to their appointment at the local SMCHD COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic. To use this service, individuals must: Be in one...
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No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire in Newburg

No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire in Newburg

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 6:35 a.m., firefighters in Charles County responded to 16320 Cobb Island Road in Newburg, for the reported boat on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 25 foot boat fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Charles County along with mutual aid from St. Mary’s County,...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police arrested a man Wednesday on charges he solicited sex from an undercover trooper who was posing as a child over the Internet in Anne Arundel County. Richard Lenham, 78, of Annapolis, Maryland, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was transported to the Anne Arundel County...
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Marian Theresa (Jones) Edwards, 78

Marian Theresa (Jones) Edwards, 78

Marian Theresa (Jones) Edwards, 78, of Fort Washington, Maryland lost her battle with life on March 4, 2021. Affectionately known as Theresa to family and friends, she was the eldest daughter of the late Edgar and Marie Jones. Theresa came into this life on December 30, 1942. She was baptized into the Catholic faith...
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Florida Man, Anne Arundel County Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Pair Charged with Possession with Intent To Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl

Florida Man, Anne Arundel County Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Pair Charged with Possession with Intent To Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl

Maryland State Police arrested and charged two suspects with drug violations after a traffic stop this morning in Anne Arundel County. James P. Linkous, 31, of Lothian, Maryland, and Josephine B. Tippett, 25, of Florida, were both placed under arrest for various drug charges. Both suspects were transported to the Glen Burnie Barrack. They...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in Lexington Park

On Monday March 15, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the St. Mary’s Square located at 21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle overturned in...
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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Waldorf

Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Waldorf

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 11601 Terrace Drive in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a train and pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a train had struck a pedestrian, firefighters immediately requested a helicopter for the patients injuries....
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No Injuries Reported After Garage and Brush Fire in Helen

No Injuries Reported After Garage and Brush Fire in Helen

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., firefighters from Charles County, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Valley Lee, Bay District, and Leonardtown responded to the 26200 block of Forest Hall Drive in Helen, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached garage with smoke and fire showing...
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MDOT SHA Begins Safety Enhancement Along (Rt.5) Point Lookout Road Near Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County

MDOT SHA Begins Safety Enhancement Along (Rt.5) Point Lookout Road Near Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin work this week on a project to enhance safety as well as bicycle/pedestrian access along MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) between Camp Brown Road and the causeway of Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County. The $24 million project is part...
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St. Mary’s County Public High Schools Announce Increased Capacity for Athletic Events

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools Announce Increased Capacity for Athletic Events

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools (SMCPS) will be modifying capacity at athletic events based on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order No. 21-03-09-01. SMCPS facility capacity will be capped at 50% but will remain subject to the physical distancing requirements as ordered by the Governor. The capacity limits for each high school stadium field based...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Buck Hewitt Road Utility Work to Affect Traffic Beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021

Buck Hewitt Road Utility Work to Affect Traffic Beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Department of Public Works & Transportation is alerting residents that due to the relocation of utilities. Buck Hewitt Road will experience traffic delays and brief closures on or about Thursday, April 1, 2021. A gas main located just northeast of the intersection at Chancellor’s Run Road (MD 237) will be relocated. While the...
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Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Employees for Excellence in 2019

Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Employees for Excellence in 2019

The men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continued to serve the community at professional levels of excellence in 2019. Unfortunately, COVID19 restrictions first postponed and then cancelled our annual awards banquet in 2020 to recognize those deputies, corrections officers and civilians. The Sheriff’s Office now belatedly, but proudly, presents to...
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Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the...
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2-Alarm Fire in Prince George’s County Under Investigation, Two Adults and Two Children Transported, Sixteen Occupants Displaced

2-Alarm Fire in Prince George’s County Under Investigation, Two Adults and Two Children Transported, Sixteen Occupants Displaced

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 3:35 a.m., firefighters responded to the 5500 block of E. Boniwood Turn in Clinton, for a townhouse fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a three-story middle of the row townhouse with fire showing from the first, second, and third floor. A working fire dispatch was...
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Rachel Taylor Christy’s Sunrise

Rachel Taylor Christy’s Sunrise

Rachel Taylor Christy’s Sunrise was on January 10, 1941 and her Sunset was on March 8, 2021. Rachel spent her formative years in Park Hall, MD. She was born to the late Samuel C. Taylor Sr. and Mary Luvenia Matthews, and was the eleventh child out of eleven children. She accepted Christ at an...
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Calvert County to Ease Pandemic Measures in Accordance with State

Calvert County to Ease Pandemic Measures in Accordance with State

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that Calvert County will follow Gov. Larry Hogan’s action to ease certain COVID-19 mitigation measures. Masking, physical distancing and other public health protocols will remain in place. Effective Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.: Capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining at...
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Police Investigating One Shot at Waldorf Hotel, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating One Shot at Waldorf Hotel, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Friday, March 12, 2021, at approximately 6:38 p.m., police responded to the Master Suites Hotel located at 2228 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported shooting. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 33 year-old male conscious and alert with a gunshot wound to his leg, Officers applied a tourniquet and requested...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state the next two...
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Calvert County Parks Return to Normal Summer Hours on Saturday, March 13, 2021

Calvert County Parks Return to Normal Summer Hours on Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation announces that all parks will return to their normal summer hours Saturday, March 13, 2021. The summer hours of operation for Dunkirk District Park, Hallowing Point Park and Cove Point Park are 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., through mid-November. Other park hours vary based on location...
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