Monthly Archives: August 2021

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Waldorf Man on Multiple Drug and Gun Charges

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Waldorf Man on Multiple Drug and Gun Charges

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Trooper Jeremy Pope from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop in the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive, in California, MD. Upon making contact with the operator, an odor of marijuana was detected. The driver, identified as Sean Marquise Hughes, 18 of...
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MedStar Health to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees Starting November 1, 2021

MedStar Health to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees Starting November 1, 2021

As a leading healthcare system, MedStar Health is coming together to do our part in the battle against the COVID-19 virus as the Delta variant continues to impact our patients, our work, and our ways of life. Science and medicine, with reinforcement from trusted sources, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Individuals

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Individuals

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Jennifer Gail Labanowski, age 37 of Waldorf. Labanowski is wanted for escape for violating the conditions of court ordered treatment. Labanowski is 5’2 and weighs 175 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts...
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UPDATE: Police Seeking Location of Man Wanted for Killing His 71-Year-Old Mother

UPDATE: Police Seeking Location of Man Wanted for Killing His 71-Year-Old Mother

UPDATE 8/31/2021 – Homicide Unit detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the man wanted for killing his mother inside of her Temple Hills home. He is identified as 53-year-old John Frederick Carrington of no fixed address. He is charged in connection with the murder of his mother, 71-year-old Johnetta Wormley. On August 29, 2021,...
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ATF Announces $10,000 Reward for Information in Murder Investigation of 8-year-old in Prince George’s County

ATF Announces $10,000 Reward for Information in Murder Investigation of 8-year-old in Prince George’s County

Today the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division announced a reward of $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case of 8-year-old Peyton “PJ” Evans, a child who was shot and killed in Landover, Md. This is in addition to the reward of up to $25,000...
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6-Year-Old Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop After First Day of School in Charles County

6-Year-Old Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop After First Day of School in Charles County

A six-year-old student from Billingsley Elementary School, in Charles County was found wandering by himself after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop on the first day of school. Another bus driver saw the student wandering, looking lost and upset, and drove the child back to Billingsley Elementary School. Charles County Public...
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Calvert County Providing Sandbags to Residents

Calvert County Providing Sandbags to Residents

Due to predicted heavy rainfall and possible flooding conditions resulting from the remnants of Ida, sand and sandbags are available for Calvert County residents who need them to protect property. Sandbags will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday Sept. 1 at the following self-service locations: • Appeal...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Intruder Shot and Killed by Homeowner in California

UPDATE: Police Investigating Intruder Shot and Killed by Homeowner in California

UPDATE 8/30/2021: On August 27, 2021, at approximately 11:20 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23200 block of Woodland Acres Road in California, for the reported burglary with an individual shot. Deputies arrived on scene and located an individual, later identified as Tavein Malik Dickens, age 23 of...
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Calvert County Volunteer Fire Departments Regrets to Announce Passing of Member James P. Taylor

Calvert County Volunteer Fire Departments Regrets to Announce Passing of Member James P. Taylor

UPDATE 9/1/2021: James Patrick “Jim” Taylor, 51, passed away August 27, 2021. He was born January 20, 1970 in Washington, DC to Nancy Street and George Taylor. Jim dedicated his life to serving his community in fire service. He was employed as an arson investigator and fireman for 25 years with the DC Fire...
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Police Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Person: Raeanna Cardelle Williams – Last seen: 8/25/21 Headed Towards Calvert County

Police Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Person: Raeanna Cardelle Williams – Last seen: 8/25/21 Headed Towards Calvert County

Missing Person: Raeanna Cardelle Williams, 30 YOA Black Female, 5’07, 145lbs. She was last seen Wednesday, August 25, 2021, heading toward Calvert County. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office seeks your help in locating a missing “at risk” person:Raeanna Cardelle Williams, 30 YOA Black Female, 5-07/145lbs. Last seen: On 8/25/21 headed toward her place...
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Pediatric Victim Transported to Children’s Hospital After Candle Causes House Fire in Dunkirk

Pediatric Victim Transported to Children’s Hospital After Candle Causes House Fire in Dunkirk

On Friday, August 27, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m., firefighters from Dunkirk, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, North Beach, and surrounding volunteer departments responded to 2601 Winesap Court in Dunkirk, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family dwelling with smoke showing. Upon further investigation, firefighters...
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Northrop Grumman New Optionally Manned Firebird Aircraft Makes Stop in St. Mary’s County

Northrop Grumman New Optionally Manned Firebird Aircraft Makes Stop in St. Mary’s County

When Northrop Grumman showcased its new, optionally manned Firebird aircraft by flying it to locations across the United States, the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport—home to the University of Maryland (UMD) UAS Test Site as well as TechPort, an incubator launched by UMD—was one of five stops chosen. The selection highlights Southern Maryland’s growing role as...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at approximately 12:57 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28730 Thompson Corner Road and Grove Farm Lane in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find the semi-truck in the roadway with a Ford...
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Two Injured After Box Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

Two Injured After Box Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at approximately 1:33 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Medleys Neck Road and White Point Road in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving an overturned tractor-trailer. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single axle box truck in the roadway and...
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Three Maryland Residents Facing Federal Indictment for Attempting to Illegally Export Firearms and Ammunition to Nigeria

Three Maryland Residents Facing Federal Indictment for Attempting to Illegally Export Firearms and Ammunition to Nigeria

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three Maryland men for the federal charges of conspiracy, violation of the Arms Export Control Act and the Export Reform Control Act, related to the export of firearms and ammunition from the United States to Nigeria.  Charged in the indictment, which was returned on Thursday,...
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Town of La Plata to Host Day of Service and Remembrance on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Town of La Plata to Host Day of Service and Remembrance on Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Town of La Plata will host a Day of Service and Remembrance on Patriot Day, Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10:00 a.m., to 11:00 a.m., at the Wills Memorial Park, 500 Saint Mary’s Avenue, to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11/01 through acts of community service. Our first responders, community leaders, spiritual...
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77-Year-Old Man Wins Over $79,000 Playing Fast Play at NSR Mart in Waldorf

77-Year-Old Man  Wins Over $79,000 Playing Fast Play at NSR Mart in Waldorf

A lucky New York State man visiting family in Maryland for his birthday gets a huge birthday gift from the Maryland State Lottery. The 77-year-old man won $79,767 playing the FAST PLAY Payday progressive jackpot game. The big winner says he plays Lottery occasionally and only played the FAST PLAY game because he read...
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UPDATE: Bushwood Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Bushwood Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 8/27/2021: Jennifer Lynn Hanbury, 47 of Bushwood, was charged with manslaughter by vehicle – criminal negligence, she was also issued traffic citations for failure yield right of way on left turn, negligent driving, failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision, and reckless driving. If Hanbury is found guilty of manslaughter...
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Son Pleads Guilty in the Death of His 91-Year-Old Father

Son Pleads Guilty in the Death of His 91-Year-Old Father

UPDATE 8/26/2021: Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced on August 24, 2021, that Danny Norris, 57, of Pasadena was sentenced to 25 years in prison suspend all but 12 years of active incarceration and five years of supervised probation in the death of his 91-year-old father, Elmer Norris. The defendant entered a...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – August 24, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – August 24, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The Commissioners began the meeting by presenting proclamations for Child Support Awareness Month and Women’s Equality Day. The Commissioners presented Alice Allen of the Department of Aging & Human Services with a retirement...
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St. Mary’s County Residents May Benefit from American Rescue Funds Grant to Have Broadband Cable Infrastructure

St. Mary’s County Residents May Benefit from American Rescue Funds Grant to Have Broadband Cable Infrastructure

The COVID-19 crisis starkly illuminated critical shortcomings – and inequalities – in U.S. infrastructure. While some communities were able to adapt to the pandemic with remote or socially distanced options for work, education, and health care, others lacked the infrastructure needed to do so, compounding the disruptions of the pandemic and exacerbating existing inequalities,...
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Battle by the Bay Truck and Tractor Pull Returns Back to the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds This Labor Day Weekend!

Battle by the Bay Truck and Tractor Pull Returns Back to the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds This Labor Day Weekend!

Local favorite, Battle by the Bay Truck and Tractor Pull, is set to return to the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD this Labor Day Weekend for a special two-day event. Presented by Great Mills Trading Post, the family-friendly pull will be held Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5. The gates of...
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State Police Implement Virtual Decision-Making Simulator Training

State Police Implement Virtual Decision-Making Simulator Training

Maryland State Police are implementing an interactive virtual reality training system that provides individualized training and immediate feedback and instruction for troopers in decision-making during countless scenarios ranging from traffic stops to life-threatening standoffs. The Maryland State Police is believed to be the first in the state and region to implement the Apex Virtual...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted on Assault Charges

Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted on Assault Charges

A grand jury today indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer on two counts of second degree assault and two counts of misconduct in office. Corporal Clarence Black is accused of assaulting a driver during a traffic stop on October 7, 2020, in Temple Hills. During a use-of-force review of the incident, Corporal...
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eTrepid Managed Security Service Provider (Mssp) Joins an Elite List of Microsoft Aos-G Partners

eTrepid Managed Security Service Provider (Mssp) Joins an Elite List of Microsoft Aos-G Partners

The IT and cybersecurity company eTrepid, Inc., based in Charles County, Maryland, is pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with Microsoft by executing the Microsoft Partner Agreement for Online Services-Government (AOS-G). Department of Defense (DoD) contractors can now engage eTrepid for Microsoft 365 GCC High to comply with DFARS 7012 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model...
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