Second Fatal Accident in St. Mary’s County in Four Days

Second Fatal Accident in St. Mary’s County in Four Days

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, at approximately 1:10 a.m.,  St Mary’s County Emergency Communications received multiple calls for the reported Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment in the area of Pegg Road and East Westbury  Boulevard. Firefighters arrived on scene confirming one vehicle overturned with one trapped. Crews worked to stabilize the vehicle and disentangle the occupant. Once the patient was reached and assessed, It was determined the patient had succumbed to their injuries. Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit members responded to the...
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Longtime St. Mary’s County Teacher is 104 Years Young

Longtime St. Mary’s County Teacher is 104 Years Young

Nellie Lee Holcomb, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, celebrated her 104th birthday on April 20, 2015. She was born in 1911 in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. After graduating in 1930, from Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Nellie taught fourth through seventh grade at a traditional one-room schoolhouse in her home state for a decade. She then returned to college and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Tennessee, later retiring after 24 years of teaching in...
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Annual March for Babies Brings Hope to Families of Premature Babies

Annual March for Babies Brings Hope to Families of Premature Babies

When the Southern Maryland March for Babies steps off next month, participants won’t be walking in grief or despair. They’ll be walking in hope. In fact, many walkers will carry balloons or push decorated strollers, and most will be decked out in March of Dimes purple. The annual walk benefits the March of Dimes, an organization that works to support families with premature babies and fund research to prevent premature births. The Southern Maryland March for Babies is Sunday,...
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White Plains Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

White Plains Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On April 20, 2015 at approximately 3:48 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata barrack responded to a collision on U.S. Route 301 at Mitchell Road, in La Plata. The collision occurred directly in front of the La Plata Barrack. As a result of the collision a female driver was killed after the car she was driving was struck by another vehicle and overturned. The victim has been identified as Agnes Dyson, 46, of White Plains. She was pronounced...
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Callaway Man Charged with Sexual Offense and Sexual Abuse of a 15 Year Old

Callaway Man Charged with Sexual Offense and Sexual Abuse of a 15 Year Old

Detective Corporal Raddatz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information alleging suspect James Deshawn Bowman, 35 of Callaway, had engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15 year old victim. The sexual encounters occurred several times over the last year and while the victim and other family members were living with Bowman in St. Mary’s County. On April 22, 2015, Bowman was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Assault

Lexington Park Man Charged with Assault

On April 22, 2015, at 10:20 p.m., Deputy Muschette of the St. Marys County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fox Chase Drive,in Lexington Park for the report of a man with a gun. A caller to 9 1 1 provided a description of the suspect with the gun. Deputy Muschette observed two subjects in the area matching the description and they were detained. The investigation revealed, the victim, a tow truck driver for Precision Towing, alleged the two subjects became...
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Two Charged with Assault and Robbery After Brutal Beating Over Parking Space

Two Charged with Assault and Robbery After Brutal Beating Over Parking Space

On April 19, 2015, deputies responded to the Queen Anne Park Apartment complex on Great Mills Road, for a reported assault. Deputies located two male victims with significant injuries. One of the victims had a large cut on his face and a possible head injury. He was flown to an area hospital for treatment. The second victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident In Great Mills

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident In Great Mills

4/23/15 @ 9:20 a.m.: On April 22, 2015, at 5:19 p.m., deputies, fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to Boothe Farm Lane located off of Flat Iron Road, for a serious motor vehicle crash. Deputies located a single vehicle that had crashed into a tree. The driver and sole occupant of the 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, identified as Ashley Lauren Taylor, age 25, of California, Maryland, was pronounced dead on the scene. Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit members responded...
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Lexington Park Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel on Three Notch Road was Suspended/Revoked and Drunk

Lexington Park Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel on Three Notch Road was Suspended/Revoked and Drunk

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Deputy S. LaFave of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a lookout broadcast by the Emergency Communications Center for a burgundy vehicle operating in a reckless manner. Deputy LaFave observed the vehicle stopped in the travel portion of the roadway on Three Notch Road at the Route 4 intersection. The vehicle remained stopped after the traffic signal turned green. The operator, later identified as James Edwards Stewart III, 38 of Lexington Park,...
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UPDATE: Booking Photos and Details Added – St. Mary’s County Arrests – 4/22/2015

UPDATE: Booking Photos and Details Added – St. Mary’s County Arrests – 4/22/2015

St.Mary’s County Arrests – 4/22/2015 On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Deputy V.Pontorno of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mary A. Ayalasantiago, 35 of Leonardtown and charged her with Trespassing and burglary. According to court documents, Ayalasantiago appeared before District Court Commissioner Christopher Leseman and was released on her own personal recognizance. A booking photo was requested from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and will be posted once it is received. __ Assault: On April 18, 2015,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Junior

Wednesday’s Pet is Junior

Wednesdays Pet for 04/22/15 is Junior Featured Pet: Junior Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pekingese Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Junior is a sweet 3-year-old playful Pekingese. He is missing one eye but this does not affect his personality at all. He is spunky, affectionate and social. Junior enjoys the company of other dogs and loves to wrestle around with them....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 4/22/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 4/22/15

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: Sometime between 8 p.m. April 16 and 6:50 a.m. April 17, unknown suspect(s) stole a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 3800 block of Kearnys Inn Place in Waldorf. The vehicle was later located on the shoulder of Mattawoman Beantown...
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Lusby Man Admits to Selling Heroin That Resulted in Death

Lusby Man Admits to Selling Heroin That Resulted in Death

Russell Edward Johnson, age 23, of Lusby, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to distributing heroin to a person who died as a result of ingesting the heroin. The plea agreement was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Field Division; Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans; and Calvert County State’s Attorney Laura Martin. According to his plea agreement, on July 18,...
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Trailer Destroyed by Fire in Waldorf

Trailer Destroyed by Fire in Waldorf

On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at approximately 3:52 p.m., firefighters from Hughesville and Baden Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a reported trailer fire at 3505 Slater Drive in Waldorf. The occupant, William Douglas, discovered the fire and promptly phoned in the incident. Smoke detectors were not present. Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported. Maryland State Fire Marshall’s preliminary cause was deemed to be an electrical malfunction, originating in the interior of...
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CSM’s Wellness, Fitness, Aquatics Programs Spur Lifestyle Changes for Clements Couple as They Spin, Swim, Step, Transform

CSM’s Wellness, Fitness, Aquatics Programs Spur Lifestyle Changes for Clements Couple as They Spin, Swim, Step, Transform

Seven days a week, Tom and Carol Davis of Clements can be found at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus’ Wellness and Aquatics Center. It’s not a title they aspired to, but they’ve become what they would describe as ‘Gym Rats.’ Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Carol meets a friend at 5:30 a.m. for an hour of water aerobics—30 minutes of running in place in the therapeutic pool and 30 minutes of treading water if the lap pool has...
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Maryland Horse Industry Board Honors Jousting Hall of Famer Buddy Wooters, Three Others with Touch of Class Award

Maryland Horse Industry Board Honors Jousting Hall of Famer Buddy Wooters, Three Others with Touch of Class Award

Buddy Wooters, a six-time U.S. jousting champion from Denton (Caroline County) and a member of the National Jousting Association (NJA) Hall of Fame, is among the four national reigning jousting champions, all from Maryland, who were named the April Touch of Class Award winners on Saturday (April 18) by the Maryland Horse Industry Board...
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More Zebra Mussels Found in Upper Chesapeake Bay

More Zebra Mussels Found in Upper Chesapeake Bay

As the weather warms and boating season begins, DNR reminds boaters to be on the lookout for zebra mussels and to take precautions to prevent their spread. Department biologists recently found a significant increase in this harmful invasive during their most recent zebra mussel monitoring effort in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Every fall for...
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St. Mary’s County Library Now Offering Charging Stations

St. Mary’s County Library Now Offering Charging Stations

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services has installed a charging station at each of the three St. Mary’s County Library branch locations for public use. The charging stations, originally purchased to support shelter operations, will be located at the three public libraries for use when not needed for sheltering. Each charging station has a...
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Impaired Driving Enforcement Remains a Priority for Troopers

Impaired Driving Enforcement Remains a Priority for Troopers

This past weekend was a clear reminder for Maryland state troopers that impaired drivers continue to be a threat on our roads, as troopers arrested more than six dozen drivers and dealt with more than one dozen crashes involving impaired drivers, including three in which State Police and State Highway Administration vehicles were struck...
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Don’t Go Out on a Limb, Hire a Pro!

Don’t Go Out on a Limb, Hire a Pro!

Spring clean-up, especially after a harsh winter, often includes pruning and removing dead trees. Unfortunately, the warmer temperatures that bring out the best in Maryland’s landscape also trigger the proliferation of unscrupulous and unskilled tree service workers masquerading as the real deal. Hoping to nip scams in the bud, the Maryland Department of Natural...
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On Earth Day, Hoyer Congratulates J.C. Parks Elementary School on Receiving Green Ribbon Honor

On Earth Day, Hoyer Congratulates J.C. Parks Elementary School on Receiving Green Ribbon Honor

As we observe the 45th anniversary of Earth Day today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5)announced that J. C. Parks Elementary School in Indian Head, Maryland has been recognized as one of the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon award honorees.J.C. Parks Elementary is one of 81 honorees chosen for their efforts to save...
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Expanded Hours Announced For Gate 3 at NAS Patuxent River

Expanded Hours Announced For Gate 3 at NAS Patuxent River

Commuters who regularly get stuck in traffic during rush hour at NAS Patuxent River will soon have a reason to rejoice. After two years of limited service, Gate 3 is finally scheduled to expand its hours of operations beginning April 20, 2015, to Pax personnel. The gate is situated at the intersection of Hermanville...
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Hoyer Announces Federal Funding For Homeless Veterans In Southern Maryland

Hoyer Announces Federal Funding For Homeless Veterans In Southern Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced $84,280 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing for homeless veterans in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. The funding is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and...
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Wauchilue Adams Named Distinguished Educational Leader

Wauchilue Adams Named Distinguished Educational Leader

Mrs. Wauchilue Adams, Principal of Green Holly Elementary School, has been selected as St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ recipient of The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. The Distinguished Educational Leadership Award was established in 1987 by The Washington Post Company Educational Foundation to honor principals who go beyond the daily responsibilities of their...
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Board Approves Changes to 2015-16 Charles County School Calendar

Board Approves Changes to 2015-16 Charles County School Calendar

The Board of Education at their Tuesday meeting unanimously voted in favor of changes to the coming school year calendar. Adjustments to the 2015-16 calendar include changes to spring break, the addition of two inclement weather days at the end of the school year and the opening of schools for students and teachers on...
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Denny Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Denny Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Mr. Michael Denny, a Social Studies teacher at Leonardtown High School was recently named St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ recipient of The Washington Post 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award was established in 1983 by The Washington Post Company Educational Foundation to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in...
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Girl Scout Troop Visits Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

Girl Scout Troop Visits Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

The Girl Scout Troop #319, led by Kay Jahn visited the home of the Fightn’ Four on Tuesday evening. Fire Prevention Chairman, George Franklin welcomed them and introduced them to the rest of the fire prevention team. He alerted them to be aware of the possibility of an emergency happening while they were in...
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Thadine Wright Named 2015 Principal of the Year

Thadine Wright Named 2015 Principal of the Year

Strong values, a respectful demeanor, high expectations and a commitment to the success of all children are just a few of the leadership characteristics the J.C. Parks Elementary School community uses to describe their principal, Thadine Wright. On a daily basis, Wright takes the time to greet all students to and from school with...
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Somers Teacher Named “Post’s” Agnes Meyer Award Recipient

Somers Teacher Named “Post’s” Agnes Meyer Award Recipient

At Milton M. Somers Middle School, students refer to Allen Hopkins’ social studies classroom as a time machine. When he teaches, Hopkins brings history to life by using interactive strategies such as role playing to put his students in the place of historical figures so they can experience history for themselves. His ability to...
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Veterans Offer Healing Words Through Writing at CSM Connections Reading April 24

Veterans Offer Healing Words Through Writing at CSM Connections Reading April 24

The College of Southern Maryland’s Spring Connections series will feature veterans, author Ron Capps and poet Dr. Fred Foote, to discuss the concept of writing as a path toward healing after war. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m., April 24 on the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Dr....
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Department of Aging & Human Services to Host Area Plan Discussion

Department of Aging & Human Services to Host Area Plan Discussion

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human will host an informal discussion about the changing needs of the St. Mary’s County Senior Community. If you’re age 50 and above, please join the Department of Aging & Human Services’ staff to voice your opinion about the needs of the Senior Community over the...
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NAS Patuxent River Noise Advisory for April 20-24, 2015

NAS Patuxent River Noise Advisory for April 20-24, 2015

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating test events are scheduled to take place between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 20-24, 2015. Pilots at PAX will be training for realistic flight scenarios including Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP). FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our military...
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