Monthly Archives: March 2021

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

The Next Generation Jammer Test and Evaluation (T&E) team recently won the Department of the Navy’s T&E award for their accomplishments on two Acquisition Category 1 programs in 2020. Part of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems Program Office (PMA-234), the NGJ T&E team tests and evaluates the NGJ Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) and NGJ Low-Band...
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Chesapeake Beach Town Council Considers a Temporary Pause on Major Developments

Chesapeake Beach Town Council Considers a Temporary Pause on Major Developments

The Town’s all-volunteer citizen Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the Town Council temporarily pause the review of Category 1 developments with a one-year moratorium. Category 1 developments are commercial, institutional, and multifamily buildings like apartment and condominium buildings, senior housing projects and townhouse developments. These project types, and new major subdivisions all...
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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Introduces New Upper Extremity Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Introduces New Upper Extremity Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services

UM Charles Regional Medical Center has introduced a new expert to their growing team. Certified lymphedema specialist Ann Haynes, PTA is now accepting breast cancer patients at UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation in La Plata. The addition of Haynes, who is joined by Eleanor ‘Buffy’ Wilkinson, DPT, means local patients can now stay in Southern...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Registration for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) kindergarten begins Monday, March 29. Maryland law requires students entering kindergarten to be five years old by September 1, 2021, in the school year in which the child is registered. To register a child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be five years...
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Research Paper Published by Calvert Marine Museum Staff, Megalodon Reach Maximum Body Length of 65 FT

Research Paper Published by Calvert Marine Museum Staff, Megalodon Reach Maximum Body Length of 65 FT

For more than 100 years, people have been debating the size of the extinct megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon. This macropredator has captivated the interest of researchers and the public alike, with its enormous, blade-like teeth. While it is often regarded as the largest shark to ever live, what evidence is available to substantiate this...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn it’s citizens that that if you receive a phone call in which someone claims to be a Detective/Deputy with our agency and asks for money, it is a scam. The scam goes like this: You get a phone call, and the caller claims to be...
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Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration Advises of Rt.261 Traffic Disruptions

Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration Advises of Rt.261 Traffic Disruptions

Friday, March 12, 2021, through next Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the MDOT SHA contractor will be milling and prepping the roadway for final asphalt on Rt. 261 from 8th Street heading north to Anne Arundel County. Temporary traffic interruptions are expected, so please be cautious in this area
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Maryland State Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect After Assault and Attempted Carjacking in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect After Assault and Attempted Carjacking in Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at about 4:30 a.m., an adult male rideshare driver was transporting a passenger, later identified as Carlson Lamont Mackall, from Arlington, Virginia to Cheverly, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, as the driver took the exit from westbound Route 50 to Route 202, when Mackall attempted to take the...
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Maryland International Raceway to Open at 50% Capacity for 2021 Events

Maryland International Raceway to Open at 50% Capacity for 2021 Events

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Governor Larry Hogan announced that starting on Friday, March 12th, at 5:00 p.m., all major sporting events, including racing facilities, can open to 50% capacity. This will allow spectators a chance to finally return to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) just in time for the start of the April special...
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Vehicle Destroyed, Barn Damaged After Fire in Clements, State Fire Marshal Investigating

Vehicle Destroyed, Barn Damaged After Fire in Clements, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, at approximately 4:20 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Hollywood, Mechanicsville and Leonardtown responded to 24461 Budds Creek Road in Clements, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames with extensions into a nearby barn. The...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Rollover Collision in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Rollover Collision in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at approximately 7:12 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned and off the roadway...
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UPDATE: Department of Natural Resources Investigating Large Fire at Myrtle Point Park, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Department of Natural Resources Investigating Large Fire at Myrtle Point Park, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 3/12/2021: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 5:48 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the Myrtle Point Park in California, for the reported large outside fire. Over 40 firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert County responded to the scene along with the assistance from the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services, Forestry, Department of Natural...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Saratoga Drive and North Essex Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of gunshots. Police arrived on the scene to find at least 19 shell casings in the roadway. No injuries have been reported. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Crews Begin Replacing the Route 6 Persimmon Creek Bridge in Mechanicsville

Maryland State Highway Administration Crews Begin Replacing the Route 6 Persimmon Creek Bridge in Mechanicsville

This project is necessary to replace the bridge on MD 6 (New Market Turner Road) that was significantly damaged on August 4, 2020 as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. This bridge replacement project has been made a top priority at MDOT SHA and is scheduled to begin construction in March 2021. MDOT SHA...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in 13-Year-Old Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in 13-Year-Old Cold Case

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the homicide of Austin Brown, a 39-year old resident of Indian Head. His case remains unsolved. Your assistance can help us bring justice to Austin and his family. On March 11, 2008, at approximately 6:00 a.m., officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4450 Livingston Road...
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Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for low humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from until 6:00 p.m., this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. *WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. *RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 to 30 percent. *IMPACTS…Critical fire weather...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Terronta Antwon Leak, 30 of Pomfret

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Terronta Antwon Leak, 30 of Pomfret

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Terronta Antwon Leak, age 30 of Pomfret. Leak is wanted on an outstanding warrant for rifle/shotgun possession with felony conviction. Leak is a black male, 5’7” and weighs 138 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts...
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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of 21-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man for Possession of Child Pornography

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of 21-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man for Possession of Child Pornography

On Thursday, July 7, 2020, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site. The information was provided by the “National Center for Missing and Exploited Children” (NCMEC) which is...
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St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

Governor Larry Hogan issued orders updating safe capacity limits, the opening of medical adult day care facilities, and lifting quarantine requirements and restrictions on out-of-state travel. The orders are to go into effect at 5 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021. Statewide face covering mandates and social distancing protocols remain in effect. St. Mary’s County...
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Police Investigating a Male in His Twenties Shot in Lexington Park

Police Investigating a Male in His Twenties Shot in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Susan Lane in Lexington Park for the report of a shooting. Authorities arrived on scene to find a male in his twenties suffering from a single gunshot wound. The male was located in an apartment. The St. Mary’s...
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Commissioners Accept Memorandums of Understanding from Rescue Squads to Implement Emergency Medical Services Billing System

Commissioners Accept Memorandums of Understanding from Rescue Squads to Implement Emergency Medical Services Billing System

The Commissioners have accepted Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with the volunteer rescue squads of St. Mary’s County to authorize and implement an Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Transport Services Billing System on their behalf. The collaboration between county government and the local rescue squads will allow the approved vendor to bill insurance companies for emergency...
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Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

With sustained vaccine progress and significant improvements in all of the state’s key data metrics, Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to further ease the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place. “With the pace of vaccinations rapidly rising and our health metrics steadily improving, the lifting of these restrictions is a prudent, positive...
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Child Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lexington Park

Child Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Carver School Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck and one child in the roadway, personnel...
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