Monthly Archives: February 2022

La Plata Police Department Honors Charles County NAACP President Dyotha Sweat During Black History Month

La Plata Police Department Honors Charles County NAACP President Dyotha Sweat During Black History Month

The La Plata Police Department Honors Local Community Difference Makers During #BlackHistoryMonth: LPPD honors Charles County NAACP President Dyotha Sweat. Dyotha Rene’ Sweat was born in Franklin, Virginia and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. She was educated in the Passaic County school system and had the honor and privilege of being educated by the...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford Tout $75 Million Investment in Maryland State Parks; New State Parks in Western Maryland, Eastern Shore to Open This Summer

VIDEO: Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford Tout $75 Million Investment in Maryland State Parks; New State Parks in Western Maryland, Eastern Shore to Open This Summer

Governor Larry Hogan visited Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro to tout the investment of $75 million in the governor’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget for the Maryland Park Service, which represents a 20-year high. The governor also announced the opening of new state parks in Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore this summer. The...
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State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess Announces Juvenile Justice Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Project

State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess Announces Juvenile Justice Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Project

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess is pleased to announce the formation of the Juvenile Justice Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Project. The project’s goal is to help at-risk youth enrolled in Anne Arundel County schools avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system. The innovative, smart prosecution program is funded by a grant awarded...
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Police Recover Knife and Loaded Firearm from Student at Educational Center in Charles County

Police Recover Knife and Loaded Firearm from Student at Educational Center in Charles County

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 12:30 p.m., a school administrator at Robert D. Stethem Educational Center in Pomfret, MD observed a male student with what appeared to be the outline of a gun inside a crossover book bag that was strapped across his chest. Upon further investigation, staff and a school resource officer...
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Planned Activities for the Leonardtown Moll Dyer Day Celebration

Planned Activities for the Leonardtown Moll Dyer Day Celebration

The upcoming Moll Dyer Day event is a two-day celebration of Leonardtown’s most famous local legend. No other Leonardtown historical figure has captured the hearts and attention like the legend of Moll Dyer. An increasing number of guests visit the famed Moll Dyer Rock each year that bears her now fading handprint left that...
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No Injuries Reported and One Dog Saved After House Fire in Mechanicsville, Fire Marshal Investigating

No Injuries Reported and One Dog Saved After House Fire in Mechanicsville, Fire Marshal Investigating

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at approximately 9:22 a.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Hollywood, and Charles County responded to the 28900 block of Livingston Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. The 911 caller reported they were not on the scene, and stated they received a call reporting their home...
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Plans for New Charles County Public Library in La Plata Announced

Plans for New Charles County Public Library in La Plata Announced

In the shadow of the more than 56-year-old La Plata library, the Town of La Plata Council voted to approve a lease for a new library in La Plata with Charles County. The Town approval comes after last week’s approval by the Charles County Board of Commissioners. The County will build the new library...
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CSM Closes BU Building at La Plata Campus to Repair Heating System, 16 Classes Will Be Relocated

CSM Closes BU Building at La Plata Campus to Repair Heating System, 16 Classes Will Be Relocated

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it has closed the Business Building (BU) at its La Plata Campus to begin repairs to the hot water boiler loop piping that serves the building. Employees and classes will be relocated during maintenance work, which could take up to three weeks. In addition, the heat will...
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Maryland Supports Nearly 17,000 Jobs Through State Finance and Tax Credit Programs

Maryland Supports Nearly 17,000 Jobs Through State Finance and Tax Credit Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce announced today that its various finance and tax incentive programs helped create and retain at least 16,892 direct jobs in Maryland during fiscal year 2021. More than 1,000 business recipients utilized the department’s programs over the year, investing nearly $357 million into projects throughout the state. The figures come...
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Governor Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Celebrate Harriet Tubman’s 200th Birthday

Governor Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Celebrate Harriet Tubman’s 200th Birthday

Governor Larry Hogan announced that in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Harriet Tubman and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, family-friendly programs during the weekend of March 12 to 13. “Harriet Tubman dedicated her life...
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Candidate Filing Deadline Extended for 2022 Primary Election

Candidate Filing Deadline Extended for 2022 Primary Election

The Calvert County Board of Elections announces that the deadline to file as a candidate for the 2022 Primary Election has been extended to Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9 p.m. The Calvert County Board of Elections office will remain open on March 22 until 9 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday...
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La Plata Police Department Salutes Long Serving Maryland Law Enforcement Official and Current Sheriff of Prince George’s County Melvin High During Black History Month:

La Plata Police Department Salutes Long Serving Maryland Law Enforcement Official and Current Sheriff of Prince George’s County Melvin High During Black History Month:

The La Plata Police Department Salutes Long Serving Maryland Law Enforcement Official and Current Sheriff of Prince George’s County Melvin High During #BlackHistoryMonth: Melvin C. High Prince George’s County, Office Of The Sheriff. He is serving his third term as elected Sheriff, having been sworn in for his first term as Sheriff on December...
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Twin Prince George’s County Brothers Facing Federal Charges for Allegedly Obtaining Over $1 Million in Covid-19 Loans and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Twin Prince George’s County Brothers Facing Federal Charges for Allegedly Obtaining Over $1 Million in Covid-19 Loans and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Jerry Phillips, age 24, of Temple Hills, Maryland, for the federal charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft; and Jaleel Phillips, age 24, of Temple Hills, Maryland, for wire fraud, in relation to an alleged scheme to unlawfully obtain COVID-19 relief loans and unemployment benefits....
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UPDATE: Police Charge White Plains Man for Robbery in La Plata, Detectives Searching for Second Suspect

UPDATE: Police Charge White Plains Man for Robbery in La Plata, Detectives Searching for Second Suspect

UPDATE 2/22/2022: On January 29, 2022, at approximately 7:59 p.m., LPPD officers responded to 40 Drury Drive, Walmart, for the report of a robbery where a firearm was implied. Investigation found two individuals approached a Walmart associate in the electronics department. The suspect identified as Josiah Emmanuel Young of no fixed address, pinned a...
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Inmate Sentenced to Over Four Years in Federal Prison and Second Inmate Pleads Guilty For Participation in a Racketeering Conspiracy at Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup

Inmate Sentenced to Over Four Years in Federal Prison and Second Inmate Pleads Guilty For Participation in a Racketeering Conspiracy at Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced inmate Todd Holloway, age 36, to 50 months in federal prison, consecutive to the state sentence he is currently serving, followed by three years of supervised release, for a racketeering conspiracy charge related to his participation in a scheme to smuggle contraband into the Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup...
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La Plata Police Department Honors Sergeant Ricky Fields for Black History Month

La Plata Police Department Honors Sergeant Ricky Fields for Black History Month

The La Plata Police Department Honors Local Community Difference Makers During #BlackHistoryMonth: LPPD honors one of its own, Sergeant Ricky Fields. Sergeant Ricky Fields is a retired Chief Petty Officer from the United States Coast Guard. Dedicating 21-years of service to the United States Armed Forces, Corporal Fields’ last duty-station was the National Capital...
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Mt. Hope Community Center in Sunderland to Temporarily Close on Monday, February 28, 2022, for Construction

Mt. Hope Community Center in Sunderland to Temporarily Close on Monday, February 28, 2022, for Construction

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation advises citizens that the Mt. Hope Community Center in Sunderland will temporarily close on Monday, February 28, 2022., at 4:00 p.m. due to construction on the communications tower. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, March 1. Mt. Hope Community Center is located at 104 Pushaw...
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La Plata Police Department Unveils New Autism Awareness Vehicle in Partnership with Pathfinders for Autisms

La Plata Police Department Unveils New Autism Awareness Vehicle in Partnership with Pathfinders for Autisms

The La Plata Police Department (LPPD) unveiled its autism awareness vehicle at the Pathfinders for Autisms Offices. LPPD’s team, including Mayor Jeannine James, and joined by members of Pathfinders for Autism staff, members of the Baltimore County Police Department, and former Baltimore Oriole BJ Surhoff! The purpose of LPPD’s autism awareness vehicle is not...
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No Injuries Reported After Livestock/Equipment Barn Catches Fire in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Livestock/Equipment Barn Catches Fire in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, January 15, 2022, at approximately 1:50 a.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hughesville, Seventh District, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to 26151 Yowaiski Mill Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported building on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire throughout a livestock/equipment barn. Engine 23 laid a supply line over 800 feet to...
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No Injuries Reported After Garage Fire in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Garage Fire in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at approximately 2:15 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, Bay District, Valley Lee, Seventh District, and Mechanicsville responded to the 22300 block of Colton Street in Leonardtown, for the reported garage on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached two car garage with smoke showing. 8 firefighters from...
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Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 6 Crew Rescue Kayaker In Caroline County

Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 6 Crew Rescue Kayaker In Caroline County

A kayaker stranded in a mud-laden portion of the Choptank River was rescued by a Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) helicopter on Thursday. The crew from Trooper 6, assigned to the Easton Section, responded to the area of the 10000 block of River Road shortly before 1:30 p.m. They were summoned to conduct...
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Oxon Hill Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for a Drug Distribution Conspiracy and Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms

Oxon Hill Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for a Drug Distribution Conspiracy and Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms

Zaid Rushdan, age 41, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to federal charges of conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute controlled substance, and to possession of stolen firearms. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget of the...
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Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past President and Life Member Thomas A. Pilkerton

Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past President and Life Member Thomas A. Pilkerton

It is with the deepest sympathy the membership of the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Inc. and Auxiliary announce the passing of Past President Thomas A. Pilkerton, fondly known by all his friends, family, and work colleagues at the R.E. Michel Company as “Andy”. Andy was a Life Member of our department...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Brush Fire in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Large Brush Fire in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: 2/20/2022 @ 8:00 p.m.,  No injuries reported. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forestry responded to the scene to assist. The fire was caused by a homeowner who was clearing a field/plot of land, and argued with firefighters upon their arrival stating it was under control. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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Police Investigating Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Fort Washington

Police Investigating Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Fort Washington

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating the circumstances of a fatal crash early Saturday. The deceased driver is 44-year-old Olando Bharat of Fort Washington. On Saturday, February 12, 2022, at approximately 3:40 a.m., patrol officers responded to Old Fort Road at Old Palmer Road for a single-vehicle crash. The driver was pronounced...
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